Thanks for posting this - I didn't see or hear it so thanks for posting...
Slater is 100% correct!!! Does Laurie have some issues and deficiencies - Yes, but surely with perseverance he can be improved; But he is a much better option at FB compared with Douehi. I love the bit where Slater states "You've got to find your make-up of your key positions and settle with them, and actually teach them and coach them". Wow - I mean WOW!! Who'd of thought? Can we have a bit more of that or at least some of that. I don't see it from us at all and in some cases I don't see many coaches coach and improve individuals.
Johns is spot on about Hastings as well, however, that ship has sailed so we move on.
And a final point on the make up of the team.... With relatively solid options at edge backrow (Papalii, Blore, Kepaoa) I really feel we can better use Bateman at 13 in the middle playing a bit of footy with ball in hand and trailing and backing up Api and also playing off 2nd phase play. This is now a crucial role and the best teams have a player who can do that such as Yeo at Penrith, Murray at Souths, Radley at Easts, even Carrigan at the Broncos. And given that we don't have a 6 & 7 capable of consistently getting the job done this type of link player #13 would be hugely beneficial and I think he's got what it takes to do it.
Parra were at juicy odds to make the finals on some betting agencies boards in recent times $3. When I had a look yesty they were still $2.60, very backable. Dropped a bit on them it’s all most a legitimate investment.Have either of our teams been more desperate for a win? If we lose (and I don't think we will) I'm calling it early. Our season will be over.
Just don't believe everything you read, actually only believe the game day reports.My main news reads comes from Fox News and NRL fox, I know we deserve a hit a lot of times, but it has just been bullshit lately from them, I seriously think they believe they run the NRL?
I need to find a more balanced view on things, but doesn’t look they have a lot of competition.
The bagmans coming for kenty
About time something happened with this rorting, for me it should be something other than money that can't be cheated.
But Steve’s bags we’re probably sandwichesIn all fairness steve roach has commented many times about copping brown paper bags after games. Not sure if this was early on in his career or later on when the cap was introduced which was about 88 off memory