I agree we missed cherry. He has a lot of strong points. But the question really is did we miss a 1.2 million cherry more than we might’ve missed a 700 000 halfback given the increased quality in other positions we could then afford.The lack of direction our backs showed in this match highlighted just how important DCE is to this team. Surely even Silvertails' most ill-informed DCE critics must now reconsider their opinions.
I think we would have won comfortably today if DCE had played. I can't remember a more inept display by a Sea Eagles no. 7.The lack of direction our backs showed in this match highlighted just how important DCE is to this team. Surely even Silvertails' most ill-informed DCE critics must now reconsider their opinions.
I agree with your last comment Mark, when tommy went off I was going to turn it off but lasted til halftime then changed channelsIve always been an end of season person , just too much disruption in the middle of the year.
And just one game , in QLD one year , in NSW the next.
And honestly , you may not want to hear it but Origin is largely about Queenslanders going feral for 3 nights of the year , and most don’t give a **** about footy for the other 362 days of the year.
At our annual caravan do ( yes in QLD) last night we had about 150 watching the game ,( the attendees come from all over Australia ) there was about 80% supporting QLD, yes even the ones from WA, SA, VIC. got sucked in.
They all dress up , wear their gear proudly , swear , cheer , stick it up the Blues in attendance and then go back to normality not giving a **** about the game week in week out.
It’s great theatre , they show great passion and they are all into it , yep “ feral city “ for 3 nights.
And it shows in their players as well , it turns average players into superstars ( for the night ).
I don’t think I’ve ever seen , or ever will that level of “ feralness “ in Blues land.
My interest in SOO really is at an all time low.
100%, or reduce it down to just one game a year, but that will never happen, howeveri it will still continue to suck the life out of the NRL competition every year, just so Channel 9 can win the ratingsI don't think it's aged well. I'd be happy if they scrapped it.
And that’s why they pay the big bucks and why the NRL have to play three games to recoup the $$$$$.100%, or reduce it down to just one game a year, but that will never happen, howeveri it will still continue to suck the life out of the NRL competition every year, just so Channel 9 can win the ratings