The Fearne-Craig debate never goes away. There's fuel enough for it to run a while yet, at least. Here’s one up-close take on it.
Craig came back for season 2, directly after winning MVP in the NZ League. He was plain painful at training on a bunch of occasions. Not unpleasant, not resentful or unsocial: just space junk for thought processes.
Fearne would describe a play (yes, one of his zillions), the run-through would start, and almost immediately Fearne would start muttering and moaning to himself, getting more audible till he would make his peculiar 'toot’ to interrupt the drill.
And it would be Craig so often that he would address, usually quietly, confidentially even, but sometimes for the whole team to hear. Mostly Craig was far from clueless about what was supposed to be happening but he’d put his own tweak to it, and so when Fearne would ask ‘Why? What did you see there, Torrey? What was happening that required you...?, etc., etc.’ the answers were generally incoherent, defensive of course (as is usually the case when someone is on the spot and blame is being allocated), and definitely not satisfactory to Fearne.
Only God and Coaches see everything, and Craig was definitely not seeing what Fearne could.
And so the whinge vs far-away stare-of detachment became the characteristic dynamic between Fearne and Craig for the balance of the season.
But, a very important but, Craig knew his pro role was to be doing whatever it was of those zillion things he was asked to do, magnificently. Even his agent told him that; that is why he was back with the Taipans for that second season. "To be a better student of The Game’, as Fearne has worded it.
Unquestionably, it did happen, but...