Thoughts on 2017/2018

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  1. gordsy

    gordsy Juniors

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    Thought the review was from Man On The Hill when I first read the title. Pity it isn't , I miss his pearls of wisdom.
     
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  2. StadiumXIII

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    Not too impressed with the signings for next year.. Ben Matulino and Russell Packer should form an interesting partnership in the front row, will be interesting to see what they do with Reynolds maybe play him at hooker starting 17 could be.
    1.Lolohea
    2.Naiqama
    3.Suli
    4.Fonua/Chee Kam
    5.Nofoaluma
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    11.Masters
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  3. Vic Mackey

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    Can we please ban the next poster that has Reynolds as a starting 9 next year?
     
  4. Ned Kelly

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    For fear of being banned I won't suggest Reynolds as hooker but ever since I first heard it mentioned it has got me thinking. He is a classic organizer and isn't that what a number 9 is? ( I feel like I'm skating on thin ice saying that.)

    I better change the subject before I'm thrown out.

    I'm tipping Gamble at halfback around mid season.
     
  5. Tiger Ted

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    We desperately need someone like Gamble to shine & take ownership of the halfback position coz Brooks isn't capable & belongs in state cup.Hence no other team has a void for a classy player like Moylan who can play in a no. of positions in the spine than us !
     
  6. Tiger05

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    Brooks might turn into that key playmaker but truthfully I think our best half on our roster for next season is Benji.
     
  7. Vic Mackey

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    I get why people are saying it. But we haven't spent $700-$800kpa to play a guy in a position he hasn't played for 7 years
     
  8. Tiger Ted

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    I agree only if Benji steers clear of the palace hotel Mortlake & devotes himself to making season '18 a dignified Swansong @ tigertown.However my strong hunch is he will succumb to the temptations on offer re old habits & will revert to the lazy useless Benji of his final 2 yrs('12 & '13) with us !!
     
  9. BrotherJim05

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    Agree. This whole Reynolds to Hooker nonsense needs to stop. He has been signed to play 5/8. He's played his entire first grade career as 5/8, won a State of Origin series and played in two Grand Finals in this position. He may be erratic at times but having an experienced half will do wonders for Brooks.

    Maybe if injuries call for it then he could be moved to hooker but it is a massive gamble and one that should only be considered if we desperately need it.
     
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  10. Ron's_Mate

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    Let's call it - The Sheens Legacy.
     
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  11. gordsy

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    Agreed we have MM and Liddle and I'm sure Reynolds would only need to play hooker for a game or two until we could sign another hooker as cover. It's not like we could grab someone from Q cup etc for a hell of lot less than the 800k we are paying Reynolds to play in the halves.
     
  12. magpie4ever

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    I hope Cooper Cronk's missus is a wests supporter.
     
  13. simmo05

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    Would Jake Friend solve all our supposed spine problems?
     
  14. Vozzy

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    He would be great. He has a kicking game aswell. Such a bonus takes pressure off halves.
     
  15. Tiger Ted

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    He’s a heck of a lot better than our current 9’s but he won’t solve our spine issues coz we don’t have a quality playmaker in the halves.

    What sucks about this massively lopsided competition is we need someone like cronk to run the side around a hell of a lot more than the rorters do !!
     
  16. Clifferd

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    We lack leaders in the spine and he would definitely help. I hope we chase him if he becomes available to help Reynolds out

    Imo if you want to be successful you can only afford to carry 1 maybe 2 max rookies in your spine. We have 3 as it stands
     
  17. Rabbits20

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    The draw looks great I think.....
     
  18. BrotherJim05

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    Friend would be massive for us. Reynolds, Brooks and Benji is a good balance of experience in our halves but MM and Liddle are realistically untested. 2017 was their first year of semi-regular first grade and it's clear they have a long way to go. I don't want to see ET playing hooker if there are injuries either. He is a back rower through and through.

    Friend would add experience and leadership in the spine and turn our forward pack into a genuine threat
     
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  19. BuffaloRules

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    Like I said when he signed,if they are relying on Benji to be a permanent stater in the halves, then something has gone seriously wrong and they will be in wooden spoon contention again...

    Looking at some of the players they have signed to long term deals -Mataulino, Reynolds, McQueen.., these blokes will be at their best next year and will keep getting rapidly older after that, so I'm thinking that next year this team really needs to stand up and break through to the Top 8...
     
  20. Tiger Ted

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    Unless IC is a miracle worker we have Buckley’s of making the 8 with the most pathetic spine in the NRL !!

    There’s no doubt we will display grit & resilience under IC but we glaringly lack key players with the smarts & the class to get us over the line in close games & more importantly to help us win enough games to make the 8 !
     

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