We have all read the many post mortems by various Media outlets. No question, we came up short and were pribably March premiers and lost our mojo as season pregressd. Wjat worries me is that we have not addressed the key issues stopping us making he next natural step. Pros - we have the competitions leading ff loader in the forwards in Junior. WE have a top 3 tackler in Reed. We have a top 10 try assist in MOSES. When we are hot we have an incredible 60 minutes in us. The remaining 20 is what lets us down. When the first rotation starts and we lose our bookends we momentum and trust in the defensive line. This snowlballs ont Mitch and his kicking game goes off becuase he now kicking under presuure and often at the back of a poor set.
We need to find :
A rep quality Front Rower who charges at them, can pop a little ball before the line and more important doenst lose th ruck when tackled. Got be maintained and quick teh play the ball. Who is available, can we afford him. Will he be happt to be a No 14 and do some real hard stuff as the game ebs and flows as momentum starts to make its play, Penrith appears obvious as they try and keep their kids from the 2020 GF team. I would be looking at Quuensland Cup or similar. LODGE is not the answer IMO. Daniel Saifiti borther a YES. Not as developed as his twin bother but has similar characteristics Thomas FLOGLER frnm Broncos another good one. Either way need be capable of bg minutres an acvcurate defense.
Centre to replace JENNINGS. Few out there like Whare and Jimmy the jet. Can play but injury prone an both have issues that attrract media attention. NADEM being shopped arond as well. Think we need to invest in real speed . WAQA has real speed but his defensive issues are not yer corrected so may find himsef on wing r playing Reggies.
WE know know that the kicking game is more vital than ever . Mitchy can still deliver on that. His running game needs to lift big time. Run and plays eyes u football.
BA must work on the defence as No 1 Priority. Then he can develop a system in attack that straighens our attack uo. We can play sdeline to sideline of we have the,m back pedallu ort compressin the in the line. He can buy Bargain priced players but their skill set or strenth has to add to teh squad,. Not replacong life for like.of type of players we let go.
BSA work out wjay shape you want the attack to play towards.
Work out variation for tacvkles 1-3
Try and mainain tthe momentum when the Front rowers go off not be completely be dominated. May involve tacticallly kicking trwards sidelines so play set peices and take the 1-04 wuick play the balls and risk of sic again happening.
We have the team to go higher. Bu we need to stay heathy and YES we need to start brining kinds through after June, Stil have a sneeky feeling we have a decemt player cming on boad for 2021.
GO THE EELS