I think I’ve mentioned a few times that the challenge is to get our soft ( sorry @jbb/james
) forwards working as a team , because if they can do that they’ll turn around from being soft to being respected, I truly believe we are a hard nosed Prop, and possibly a gun hooker from being “ feared “.
And that’s the space e we want to be in .
hey Look, i love hard nose props but when marty and AFB were as hard nosed as it comes the same problems occurred in attack. we had api and manase in there as well and we couldnt function because our 6 was average, apparently. always so far behind the 8 ball considering only 1 piece is missing. Api got a fair share of the blame back then and then hey presto
2021 pack was good enough, with deluis, wadell, sirro, jetski been seen as weak links moved on, schuster and lawnton playing back row. hardly a pack of fear
2022 Oku was waaaay better, keppie not so good, paseka still the enigma.
Aioli was going gangbusters and had an injury season. on field he was very good for us and led the pack when available. it seems he lost his footy aura on silvertails here as result of his stance.
bullemor was being touted by some to be amazing and was not, but davey who was injured in 21 was outstanding in 2022 and i dont think we missed schusters presence in the back row
what is still a mystery about our pack is the use of jake
our results are like a yo yo in recent years and the problem solving has greased every wheel . Props, hookers, sixers , youth, cheap, freight purchases
but anyway our side is mental feather duster and they dont know the journey to success, who appear to clock off when toms not about somewhat
that is what BK gave the players a roadmap to follow. they did and built confidence in the journey of patience. we have never been in tight games, practised being resilient so we are not and its those barriers that cost us more than having hulk hogan and gigantor in the front row
look at those 2 games last season. was it melbourne and cows. up by 100 with 6 to go and our map players committing the sins. that was really telling mojo. with 10 to go in those games gigantor would have probably been benched
the 2 semis in 21 we were out of the contest before it began as we were not mentally in the fight.
i join the petition for hard nosed prop i just dont think it changes results unless he has a kicking game, can play 80 , and directs traffic
everyone wants a hooker but manly have the highest paid halfback and fullback in the game. or pretty close. can we afford anything but sturdy and to rotate youth in one of the positions. schuster is a rookie 6 but wont be cheap moving forward