Al of the players you mention were all well & truly a cut above Nicholls & Latimore. They were 1st grade quality players and capable of helping win a premiership. The notion of signing journeymen who cannot win you a premiership and playing them in 1st grade whilst we fail to correctly advance the youth within our ranks still mystifies me. Latimore for instance is being praised for his contribution each and every week but when push came to shove and he needs to make / be the difference he can’t. He can perform OK amongst the stars but we never really bother to find out if the youth can do the same thing and maybe bring a bit more to the table. So what is the value of playing him every week ahead of people who in time with experience may be able to win you a game? If Lawrie or Sele had if had as much time as Latimore in our 1st grade side this year, then just maybe they may have made the difference last week or maybe next week but Latimore is never going to make the difference on his own despite who or what we play. In the meantime we ask people who have proved to be really struggling to transition like Luc to play 80 minutes and trust players well past their used by date to play out of position for 70 minutes and then we don’t play the very bloke blocking youth (Latimore) for the extended period. You can try & justify things as much as you like but our system is well & truly busted and any youth attached to our club is going to really struggle. For the record if somebody doesn’t sort out Dufty & Aitken re their defense inadequacies they will either prove to be the death of us winning a premiership or they will be consigned to the scrap heap because we failed to get their NRL education completed. In the meantime people will carry on with diatribe they are young and learning as they go and all the time reinforcing their bad habits because we change nothing to benefit them.