Started following the club and watching the games when we were still a joke but getting more competitive. Could have been the Barassi season, so maybe 1994? I remember 96 as the turning point. The first time I ever saw us be good.Oh sheesh. We’ve been up for getting on to twenty years.
Guess you weren’t following us in the 80s and 90s.
We’ll be back.
yep, I hear you.. but..Yuck. No shortcuts please.
Take our top 2 picks to the draft- they will be inside the top 30.
Or we can take two top 10 picks to the draft. Then we have the Saints 2nd to trade if need beyep, I hear you.. but..
We've got heaps of young crew, next year there's two very promising mids in the academy to add to the youngsters. Also it looks like we may loose Jones, so could be good to trade in a replacement 23 - 25yo mid
But we do have rucks, we have 2 (fit) and played one of them last night. Quite a few, including me responded to a post that stated that everyone (mostly) plays with just one. It was incorrect and proven so. I have no idea why I would be quoted on thisright now, we have no rucks.
maybe the debate should be 0,1 or 2 rucks.
1 is a happy middle ground
Or we can take two top 10 picks to the draft. Then we have the Saints 2nd to trade if need be
Is this now the draft thread?two top 10 picks to the draft
trade saints early 2nd
trade D Cameron and a 3rd
trade Menzal, Thurlow and a 3rd
You are cutting Papley too much slack. So Florent, Hayward & Heeney were average because they weren’t in form, but Papley was average because he had to do everything?With Florent, Hayward and Heeney not in form yesterday Papley kind of had to do everything - so he's trying that and ending up doing not much.
You'd reckon if we'd had a Menzel in the team yesterday he would have been where Papley put those balls. Or if Reid hadn't been running back from all points on the ground as directed by Horse.
It was very frustrating.
Maybe we don't force half the turn-overs we do if we don't have our entire forward line right up the field defending, but it's not much use doing it if we can't kick goals from in anyway. We scored 50 points FFS, and it wasn't a slog, it was end to end stuff mostly.
If Reid had been anchored in the forward fifty he would of kicked 6.
Menzel for Hayward surely!