Breakout year?

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  1. Dragonsamy

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    Lomax is not as fast as dufty but would one of the quickest in the club over 100 but not as fast off the mark as a few others.
     
  2. Saint_JimmyG

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    The Hunt/Norman combo didn’t work under Bennett with Brisbane, so there’s no hope under McIdiot.

    I had NFI about Ben’s personal family tragedy...the poor bloke. He cops so much shit, and it’s undeserved. Put away opinion surrounding his stipend, the club is much better for having him in it,

    We all (should) know what he can do with a consistent five-eighth.

    (Norman isn’t one).
     
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    Ford first, daylight second.
     
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    There’s a very good reason it didn’t work in Brisbane under Bennett.

    The key reason being he never even coached the two of them together.

    They made first grade after Bennett had left the club for us.
     
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    Oh well, one from two isn’t bad for me.

    Have you worked out how question marks work yet?
     
  6. muzby

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    Why do you always get snide when you make a mistake?

    Here I was thinking we could have a chat about football..
     
  7. Saint_JimmyG

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    Pot/kettle.

    Your infinite footballing knowledge means I would never meet your lofty expectations anyway.
     
  8. Forbes Creek Dragons

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    One thing I will say is that Hunt’s first season pretty much from game one had a very good combo with Widdop. Unfortunately Widdop spent large chunks of both Hunt’s years injured. I actually think Hunt and Normy will combine well.
     
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    No, if I make a mistake I own it.

    Helps you to learn and develop.
     
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    Yeah look I am not sold on Norman yet either, I think under certain circumstances he can be very good, but in his year here he certainly didn't have the stability to create those circumstances very often.

    Also strongly agree regarding Hunt. He and Widdop were dare I say it, a top 2 or 3 halves pairing in the NRL in the short time they were actually together without hindrance.

    Also agree he cops too much. The first 10 weeks of last season, he (and Widdop) ran absolute circles around Storm halves as well as Keary/Cronk. It's actually shocking how precisely his family tragedy can be penciled in as the exact period his perceived "drop off" in form happened last season. About a week or two before his Origin 1 performance where he was torn apart by social media and commentary in fact. Along with keeping it secret until the end of the season, couldn't have been easy for the poor bloke
     
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    Bs
     
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    Would you like to add any value to the football discussion samy or are you going to run around being abusive again?

    Don’t ruin another thread with your petty crap. Everyone’s sick of it.
     
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    If I have it all wrong then why?. Would evidence do you have of Lomax is a better fullback at NRL level despite on describing his body and football skills to me which I already can see for myself
    Those attributes in the modern game of today make him a perfect centre and remind me of a young Mark Gasnier who was quicker....and I know Zac is not slow but does not have explosive speed to cover at fullback which is key when comparing as others on here have to the likes of Teddy
    And what I have seen of Dufty despite his deficiencies in defence so far he has proven to me he and in fact Sailor would be better natural fullbacks than Zac.
    We will see I suppose who is right. Happy for him to have a go and prove me wrong at fullback buit just cant see it..nor can those close to him.
    Lets have a look at some of the others in the NRL...Teddy, Johnstone, RTS, Papenh, Gutherson, DWZ, Val Holmes? or Drinkwater, CCK, Milford, AJ Brimson, Corey Thompson or Momirovski, Turbo, Ponga, Moylan, Edwards.
    Just cant see Zac matching those for pace except Gutho but he is pretty experienced and can play most backline possies.
     
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    Well he should play 6 and Normy 7.
    Problem solved.
    CC
     
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    One sorry would have done
     
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    Well Said.
     
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    A contender for the funniest thing I’ve read in 2019.
     
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  18. Saint_JimmyG

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    Based on?
     
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    My opinion.
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    No matter how it is looked at, there are weaknesses in the centers, wings and probably fullback, with what is available now i cannot see them comparing to the top teams. There is quite a gulf in ability as it stands and the best that could be hoped for is a mid table finish, which will further distance the fan base.
     
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