We have never been successful buying other clubs players. We have only done well when we developed and bought through our own. Look who we have bought over the last few years - most have been poor and taken up large amount of our cap. We need to stop looking at blokes like the Leilua Brothers, Tevita Pangai Junior and develop our own kids, like Logen Dillon, Liam Scolari, Iverson Fuatimau, Israel Ogden and the like. Our jersey Flagg side and Reggie’s are going well - let’s keep the good ones from these teams and develop them through. Sheensy can’t come quick enough.
Yes it was, but not in the correct way. Our club was the R&B show and it was on prime time most Friday nights or Sunday afternoons. People tuned in by their millions to see what these two unique but very unpredictable players could do. Tigers down 20-2 at halftime…”The game is never over when these two are on the field” the commentators would scream. Low and behold we’d score magical tries and either win or just fall short, and these two would be hailed the heroes who led the charge.The whole club was all about Robbie and Benji lol who ever says it wasn’t is kidding themselves
Blair wasn’t the best decision we had ever made but Robert Lui assaulting his partner didn’t help either.Everything f**ked up when we let Gibbs and Fifita go so that we could sign Blair and keep Moltzen. If we had f**ked that idea off and kept Gibbs/Fifita and signed a decent halfback then we would have been a powerhouse in 2012 onwards. Losing Gibbs/Fifita we had absolutely no grunt in the middle of the field and our season fell away to missing finals, thus beginning the longest finals drought in NRL history.
What can we do you pair of f**kheads?
One more mini rant....i really love how the retired superstar commentators...fittler...cronk and johns in particular condescendingly dismiss our failed efforts in signing who we desperately need to climb up off our knees ( as they say we need to do) yet at EVERY opportunity do everything they can to interfere and help divert every descent player away from us with the same patented line about how they really should not sign with us but go to one of the strong clubs for the sake of their career. ....two faced arseholes pretending they give a damn about anything more than a 4 team competition.
I was keen on Finucane until I heard his asking price. It's in the vicinity of 800k a year for 4 years. He's 30 this year, so in 4 years time we could have a 34 year old middle forward on 800k.