They’ve been hamstrung in playing So many of these plodders due to the Saga.
I said it in another thread. Hocking Howlett, Stanton, Watson, Myers, Bellchambers, Howlett, Hepp and Hooker are all super ■■■■■■ slow for the modern game and 8 of those 9 play in the guts (Hurley isn’t super quick but he reads the play well as does Hepp, whilst Hooker reads the flight of the ball in the air at A Grade level).
It’s not like they could just drop 6 or 7 of those returning players without giving them every opportunity to play out the bulk of 2017 after the club destroyed 4 years of their careers when the average career is 5 years.
The players were suing the club and thankfullly accepted settlements and came back with smiles on their faces and positivity.
All those players would have made it pretty clear with their managers that they wanted game time in 2017 and the club would have been willing to do penance as it deserves too.
Add Goddard who stuck by the club through hell and we’re turtles.
Next year we’ll owe them nothing and things will change dramatically.
Woosha may not be Clarkson, but of Clarko inherited what Woosha did, in certain he’d have had to have handled the messed up situation similarly.