Maybe the reason we aren't "heading anywhere" this year is because our injury list has included Cooney, Chapman, Winderlich, Myers, and Hocking.
So many weak bastards in this forum.
well considering 2 of them most likely won't be there next year in winda and chappy, they'd best want to start developing players into those spots otherwise it won't be just this year that we aren't heading anywhere.
and considering we haven't really looked to be going anywhere with myers and hocking being main stays in the side over the last few years, they aren't as big a loss as people are panicking themslves into believing.
but this is the problem when you draft better players who are older and more fragile, you may get a better player on paper than you have, but if they aren't playing, well you're stuck in the position you were in in the first place, which was not having any decent forwards.
In reality this weeks game should probably have been a game where you'd look to manage their game loads and maybe not play them against a lesser side, while at the same time developing younger players for the transition for when the older blokes move on.
Instead we have to play them against a shit side cos of injury and not taking other chances to win games
and i'm normally one who says play the kids, but serious what kids are there that they are trying to develop as forwards who aren't in there first year ? lang and laverde prolly won't have an impact this year.
the bottom 2 aren't getting games, and they went out and specifically recruited 2 players to take over Jmerretts spot
Don't mind the giving games to the 2 l's, but they aren't in the same position as heppell and zac merrett have been where they looked comfortable from day one in the seniors. they are both still raw.
The biggest loss so far this season has been cooney, which says something as he only played 3 games. but if we lose so much from him and chappy out, that's not something you can just fix overnight. people seemto forget we pushed hawks and syd in the first 2 rounds without myers and hocking.
myers and hocking allow you to win stat sheet wars about number of clearences etc. that's really all we are missing them for.
cooney and chppay hoever are smart match winners who can cover for poorer player in the side,