f**k that's a hard question. I'm no expert butGeorge Dragon, which of the youngsters in your list do you think will play NRL?
From My perspective moved out of Sydney to Gold Coast so near impossible to watch lower grade.
I'll give some thoughts on the players
Sullivan got it all, couod be a super star.
Ramsey, I think his FG spot could be wing.
Twins, got it all and can play multiple position.
Blacker, has not shown much as an impact player and doesn't play long minutes. Still only young for a forward a long way off ready but in time who knows.
SSE, allround solid would be one of those players that doesn't let you down.
Amone, talented still only young and small, too early to tell.
Slone, freak of a kid whether at 6 or 1. Defence is terrible could be one of those players that does something brilliant then something shocking.
Wishart, been hampered by injury would be a good backup at the least.
Gale, solid player Host mould.
Schiller, got it all blood size speed.
If he commits and gives 100% could be in the Teddy mould, he is my choice as future FB.
There is 9 backs plus Zac 21 and under we wont keep them all.
I don’t know the coaching setup lower grades TBH
Problem is and I may be wrong but we don’t seem to have decent lower coaches bringing the young ones through as well as other clubs do.
They need to be competently skilled in their position and taught the ropes
I thought Head was reasonable
if The head coach is a peanut and his assistants what hope do lower grade players have of coming thru
peanut couldn’t fix EA centre deficiency , he was a SOO centre FFS
Dufty needed a specialist FB coach eg Slater or Potter etc to mentor him
Other clubs pay A Or M johns to come in and mentor the halves
I’m sure this is what good setups do
all these juniors on friinge will Have gone backwards this year not have played CC etc And still part of a Fd up Dragons system
No opportunity given
Given 10 mins and dropped
it’s also easier to blood kids in a winning culture gradually surrounded by other good players ie storm chooks
Can’t happen here
I ca t really comment on individual players people are hoping to be our saviour That are regularly mentioned but Lomax is the only one in 5-7 years that would be good enough to go to another strong team I suspect
Dufty has now had a few year in and has big issues still
a few of these kids will HOPEFULLY make it thru Ok as we hope but most actually don’t in the real world . Only takes 1 big injury or lose confidence eg HutChinson
We can hope for the best at least
Willie was Flegg coach and I though did well, would of been good to see how he went this year. He was the one who put Ramsey at FB. Cody credits Willie for hs break out year.
Head is as bad a coach as Mary.
Some clubs try to win the lower grade comp other use it to teach and bring players thru. Which way is better for the club...