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I agree fundamentally with everything you said. I posted previously on Semi.
Whilst fully supportive of all the difficulties the one player loss is not the real obstacle IMO.
The real problem is that other side's will undoubtably be stronger than they were.
i.e. St George, Penrith, Manly,Souths, Easts, Cowboys( near favourites) and Newcastle along with Melb, Cronulla and Brisbane who always will be strong.
This leaves Wests,Canterbury,Titans, Canberra,Parramatta as sides that haven't improved their roster.
We need to improve to a level that games we lost last year and should have won require an experience we never had. I am more convinced that our reliance on Polynesian players needs to be tempered with some experience players who are culturally different.
I keep referring to the Morris Twins as they fit perfectly to replace Taka and Semi. Both "fit" will add an enormous depth of winning culture to the side and be the perfect foil for the young players coming in over the next 2/3 years.
The marquee prop is a need but they don't grow on trees, there is definite improvement in our existing props, Timmy aside and this young Faiiinga (spell) to come through.
Do not construe anything racial in my references for I would see Michael Jennings as an experienced player culturally attuned to winning and a potential captain of the team.
The Morris twins? LOL
Now, get into a quiet little room out the back as I'm sure you would still argue... with yourself. You don't need anyone else.
WISDOM is FLACCID.
Ploppa on the 1eyed site on his phone trying to get THAT elusive 5th comment...
Good one Grunts.....your adding heaps to the site .....I can't remember if I was wearing anything under that coat....looks like it could be my "flasher" outfit!
When you have more young players (French, Gutherson, Moses, Kritchard, Alvaro, Moeroa, Brown) than old (Scott) in your top 17 you will improve even if you don't buy new players.
Based on what I saw after Kaysa got injured last year, I couldn't have him in my top 17.
After he got injured we got Moses. Our success was down to him, not slowpoke King.
Moses is class.
so all you lot whingeing that there has been no recruitment would be the first to complain when that recruitment was second rate?????
I dont understand the mentality sometimes......dont recruit for the sake of recruitment....recruit to make the squad better...
i know i'd rather see a quality inclusion (like a Jenko) rather than a rushed one (like Hiku for example).
We all know what is needed to make the squad a better one - a prop and a winger......what quality (and at the right price) has come on to the market that would be better than what he have now?
And as others have said, who really knows whats going on behind the scenes?
Maybe we were in the market for some of those high profile transfers but conceded because the greedy player managers thought it was like the old days - "we'll go to Parra, they always pay overs"
I'd take quality over quantity every day of the week and twice on the weekends...
Also, remember we dont have the luxury of a salary sombrero and wealthy benefactors that will stump up the cash - Sharp, Spaghetti and co made sure of that.
Well said Rock