Concerning Hunt, Mc Innes, JDB We had long been yearning for a high quality 7 so we purchased Hunt who was seen as a legitimate signing to arrest the issues we had in our halves. Instead of getting what we shopped for what we got was a shell shock who is anything but a 7 that can fix our problems. We had endured Rein and finally bit the bullet to get a hooker who could pass correctly and have better control of our forwards who were dominating the comp but could have been so much better. We haven't had a back up lock for 2 years if not longer and we suffered badly when JDB played rep footy and we failed to progress anyone on a permanent basis having had almost everyone in the position with no continuity or regularity. Now due to the half not firing and the lock position not been rectified and even us keeping someone on the books who is ineligible to play and blocking up the recruitment process we have the following situation. The high priced non firing half becomes a bench hooker or maybe replaces the hooker we actually went out of our way to get to replace Rein. The 80 minute hooker who has been our best and most consistent player since arriving is now possibly consigned to play lock full time (where to for Cam if JDB comes back?) or share the hooking role and then play lock to give someone a rest. The most dubious position we had being the 7 is now consigned to a 25 year old rookie who will play with a misfiring and lazy 5/8 in Norman who was supposedly SOO quality and was supposed to assist Hunt which ended in dismal failure so what hope Clune. An that's not withstanding the fact that Norman is only 1 Dufty bad game from bring the FB again. The lock position still remains a merry go round with a plethora of players and Mc Humptydumpty not knowing which way to go and continually swapping and changing and running the very big risk of killing our bet player with burn out. Hunt ws purchased as a half & IMO if he cant survive as a half then f**k him off and the same goes for Norman in the 5/8 role. After not retaining Robson and on the proviso we needed a back up hooker we would never have signed Hunt if he was still at the Broncos so why give him the role now? Apisai Koroisau would have been far more dynamic at hooker than Hunt and far better value. We are a club that makes mistakes and then compounds them with additional mistakes and if ever we are going to be a force we have to bite the bullet and make proper commercial decisions. The good clubs also make bad purchases and try to cultivate some that will not make it but they don't take too long to sort it out and are fairly ruthless in culling out the deadwood and offloading the bad buys asap. Lots of quality Rooster and Storm players at other clubs and lots of culled and offloaded layers from all over the place at ours.