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Post by willow » Mon 03 Dec, 2018 9:48 pm

joelw2002 wrote:
Mon 03 Dec, 2018 6:40 pm
That's the spirit Brooksy, Get that up ya Roosters, you thought you had him for 2020. $3 million over 4 years, that's $750k a year for the Dally M halfback of the year, probably far less than what the Roosters would of offered him. Knowing the Roosters they probably would of offered him $900k a season with about $350k extra a year in brown paper bags.
Roosters never thought they had him.


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Post by willow » Mon 03 Dec, 2018 9:53 pm

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Mon 03 Dec, 2018 9:07 pm
Luke Brooks improved a lot last year but he is hardly a top class halfback.

Its great his supporters are happy, the signing does give us some stability but until he starts winning semi finals and playing at an Origin level none of us can say this a great signing.

Its an ok signing. A good signing.

Thats about it.

Its 5 more years based on his 'potential' to go to the elite level.

Until he gets there its no different to every other Wests Tigers player who has had potential and promised more.
To this day he has never played behind a top shelf forward pack. A lot of people seem to forget that. We were 2nd last or something rubbish in post contact metres this season, a halfbacks job becomes a hell of a lot more difficult when the ruck isn't being won or controlled. In the games we did do this, Brooks was always one of our best.

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Post by Tiger Steve » Mon 03 Dec, 2018 10:09 pm

It astounds me that with the amount of footy expertise on this forum some expect Brooks to be a star in an average team.
Now I’m not putting myself out there as an expert on footy at an elite level but I played and coached (and watched) enough footy to know that when a forward pack does not win the battle up front, the half suffers. Also when ball from the ruck is slow or inconsistent, the half suffers. Brooks has had both these go against him fairly consistently.
Even his 5th tackle plays are effected when we are not getting a roll on.

I think all things considered we should be bloody thankful the kid has a passion for our club and is willing to stick it out
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Post by tigerap » Mon 03 Dec, 2018 10:10 pm

willow wrote:
Mon 03 Dec, 2018 9:53 pm
The Patriot wrote:
Mon 03 Dec, 2018 9:07 pm
Luke Brooks improved a lot last year but he is hardly a top class halfback.

Its great his supporters are happy, the signing does give us some stability but until he starts winning semi finals and playing at an Origin level none of us can say this a great signing.

Its an ok signing. A good signing.

Thats about it.

Its 5 more years based on his 'potential' to go to the elite level.

Until he gets there its no different to every other Wests Tigers player who has had potential and promised more.
To this day he has never played behind a top shelf forward pack. A lot of people seem to forget that. We were 2nd last or something rubbish in post contact metres this season, a halfbacks job becomes a hell of a lot more difficult when the ruck isn't being won or controlled. In the games we did do this, Brooks was always one of our best.
Valid point overlooked by many...Cronk would be second rate behind our pack....let’s hope in 2019 our forwards under Madge get some mongrel in them and bend the line...watch Brooks go.

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Post by Cairnstigers » Mon 03 Dec, 2018 10:11 pm

The Patriot wrote:
Mon 03 Dec, 2018 9:07 pm
Luke Brooks improved a lot last year but he is hardly a top class halfback.

Its great his supporters are happy, the signing does give us some stability but until he starts winning semi finals and playing at an Origin level none of us can say this a great signing.

Its an ok signing. A good signing.

Thats about it.

Its 5 more years based on his 'potential' to go to the elite level.

Until he gets there its no different to every other Wests Tigers player who has had potential and promised more.
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Mmmmm
Brooks is a big part of this team
We loose him we loose our identity
He will only get better and with a big forward pack and more capable players around him and then he will shine
When the teams on he is on
Look at JT last year
Not even the best player our game has ever seen can win a game if the team doesn't perform


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Post by Harvey » Mon 03 Dec, 2018 10:24 pm

Would rather him on the suggested salary, than Hunt on $1m+ per season.

For those saying it is not a good move, which half would you be building a team around?

Now need to support him with some go forward and strike power out wide

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Post by Telltails » Mon 03 Dec, 2018 10:39 pm

Its all been said with Brooks makes poor choices at times, but also has been limited by playing behind an ordinary pack and no continuity with his halves partners.
Has all the skills - if he get in the right head space, and is provided with a pack that has got some go forward, well then hopefully the best is yet to come.
Wouldnt say he was at elite level - but at the same time his loyalty to the club and our investment in him so far made retaining him crucial. Glad its done.

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Post by Donald Trump » Mon 03 Dec, 2018 10:43 pm

The Patriot wrote:
Mon 03 Dec, 2018 9:07 pm
Luke Brooks improved a lot last year but he is hardly a top class halfback.

Its great his supporters are happy, the signing does give us some stability but until he starts winning semi finals and playing at an Origin level none of us can say this a great signing.

Its an ok signing. A good signing.

Thats about it.

Its 5 more years based on his 'potential' to go to the elite level.

Until he gets there its no different to every other Wests Tigers player who has had potential and promised more.
Agreed Pat.

I’m actually disappointed. Was hoping he would go.

I actually call him Fluke Luke because he has gotten to where he is based on luck.

Was hoping we’d get Johnson.

There goes that plan.

Tigers to finish 10th every year he is our half back.

He will get munched playing Origin.
Let's make the Tigers great again!

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Post by The Patriot » Mon 03 Dec, 2018 10:45 pm

willow wrote:
Mon 03 Dec, 2018 9:53 pm
The Patriot wrote:
Mon 03 Dec, 2018 9:07 pm
Luke Brooks improved a lot last year but he is hardly a top class halfback.

Its great his supporters are happy, the signing does give us some stability but until he starts winning semi finals and playing at an Origin level none of us can say this a great signing.

Its an ok signing. A good signing.

Thats about it.

Its 5 more years based on his 'potential' to go to the elite level.

Until he gets there its no different to every other Wests Tigers player who has had potential and promised more.
To this day he has never played behind a top shelf forward pack. A lot of people seem to forget that. We were 2nd last or something rubbish in post contact metres this season, a halfbacks job becomes a hell of a lot more difficult when the ruck isn't being won or controlled. In the games we did do this, Brooks was always one of our best.
Tell me something i dont know.

This is not my point. My point is that until he actually. I mean ACTUALLY goes to that next level we dont know if this signing is good value or not.

If you can argue against the point im making please go ahead. . .
Its an opinion!

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Post by The Patriot » Mon 03 Dec, 2018 10:48 pm

Cairnstigers wrote:
Mon 03 Dec, 2018 10:11 pm
The Patriot wrote:
Mon 03 Dec, 2018 9:07 pm
Luke Brooks improved a lot last year but he is hardly a top class halfback.

Its great his supporters are happy, the signing does give us some stability but until he starts winning semi finals and playing at an Origin level none of us can say this a great signing.

Its an ok signing. A good signing.

Thats about it.

Its 5 more years based on his 'potential' to go to the elite level.

Until he gets there its no different to every other Wests Tigers player who has had potential and promised more.
Patriot
a person who vigorously supports their country (team)and is prepared to defend it against enemies or detractors
Mmmmm
Brooks is a big part of this team
We loose him we loose our identity
He will only get better and with a big forward pack and more capable players around him and then he will shine
When the teams on he is on
Look at JT last year
Not even the best player our game has ever seen can win a game if the team doesn't perform
Look im sorry, i dont mean to offend you but all i hear in that post is excuses.

if he was a 5 year contract guy we wouldnt need to explain it to everyone
Its an opinion!

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Post by momo&medo » Mon 03 Dec, 2018 10:49 pm

Donald Trump wrote:
Mon 03 Dec, 2018 10:43 pm
The Patriot wrote:
Mon 03 Dec, 2018 9:07 pm
Luke Brooks improved a lot last year but he is hardly a top class halfback.

Its great his supporters are happy, the signing does give us some stability but until he starts winning semi finals and playing at an Origin level none of us can say this a great signing.

Its an ok signing. A good signing.

Thats about it.

Its 5 more years based on his 'potential' to go to the elite level.

Until he gets there its no different to every other Wests Tigers player who has had potential and promised more.
Agreed Pat.

I’m actually disappointed. Was hoping he would go.

I actually call him Fluke Luke because he has gotten to where he is based on luck.

Was hoping we’d get Johnson.

There goes that plan.

Tigers to finish 10th every year he is our half back.

He will get munched playing Origin.
Great insight ..... should try your material at the comedy store!
Doubt you could make a career out of it!

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Post by Madge » Mon 03 Dec, 2018 10:49 pm

Donald Trump wrote:
Mon 03 Dec, 2018 10:43 pm
The Patriot wrote:
Mon 03 Dec, 2018 9:07 pm
Luke Brooks improved a lot last year but he is hardly a top class halfback.

Its great his supporters are happy, the signing does give us some stability but until he starts winning semi finals and playing at an Origin level none of us can say this a great signing.

Its an ok signing. A good signing.

Thats about it.

Its 5 more years based on his 'potential' to go to the elite level.

Until he gets there its no different to every other Wests Tigers player who has had potential and promised more.
Agreed Pat.

I’m actually disappointed. Was hoping he would go.

I actually call him Fluke Luke because he has gotten to where he is based on luck.

Was hoping we’d get Johnson.

There goes that plan.

Tigers to finish 10th every year he is our half back.

He will get munched playing Origin.
Smh. 🙄

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Post by Balmainian » Mon 03 Dec, 2018 11:07 pm

The Patriot wrote:
Mon 03 Dec, 2018 10:45 pm
willow wrote:
Mon 03 Dec, 2018 9:53 pm
The Patriot wrote:
Mon 03 Dec, 2018 9:07 pm
Luke Brooks improved a lot last year but he is hardly a top class halfback.

Its great his supporters are happy, the signing does give us some stability but until he starts winning semi finals and playing at an Origin level none of us can say this a great signing.

Its an ok signing. A good signing.

Thats about it.

Its 5 more years based on his 'potential' to go to the elite level.

Until he gets there its no different to every other Wests Tigers player who has had potential and promised more.
To this day he has never played behind a top shelf forward pack. A lot of people seem to forget that. We were 2nd last or something rubbish in post contact metres this season, a halfbacks job becomes a hell of a lot more difficult when the ruck isn't being won or controlled. In the games we did do this, Brooks was always one of our best.
Tell me something i dont know.

This is not my point. My point is that until he actually. I mean ACTUALLY goes to that next level we dont know if this signing is good value or not.

If you can argue against the point im making please go ahead. . .
Not to argue but to offer perspective.
Brooks = Emerging blues squad member
Dally M half of the year
22yo with 107 first grade games
Kieth Barnes medalist
Local junior
And when the forward pack is firing I don’t remember seeing brooks go missing.

You ask is he value?
That’s your decision, but at 750k I believe it is.
What other halfback would we sign for that money who is on the way up?

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Post by innsaneink » Mon 03 Dec, 2018 11:14 pm

The Patriot wrote:
Mon 03 Dec, 2018 8:28 pm
Some people will argue simply for the sake of it.
Yep.. We're seeing that

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Post by The Patriot » Mon 03 Dec, 2018 11:17 pm

Balmainian wrote:
Mon 03 Dec, 2018 11:07 pm
The Patriot wrote:
Mon 03 Dec, 2018 10:45 pm
willow wrote:
Mon 03 Dec, 2018 9:53 pm
The Patriot wrote:
Mon 03 Dec, 2018 9:07 pm
Luke Brooks improved a lot last year but he is hardly a top class halfback.

Its great his supporters are happy, the signing does give us some stability but until he starts winning semi finals and playing at an Origin level none of us can say this a great signing.

Its an ok signing. A good signing.

Thats about it.

Its 5 more years based on his 'potential' to go to the elite level.

Until he gets there its no different to every other Wests Tigers player who has had potential and promised more.
To this day he has never played behind a top shelf forward pack. A lot of people seem to forget that. We were 2nd last or something rubbish in post contact metres this season, a halfbacks job becomes a hell of a lot more difficult when the ruck isn't being won or controlled. In the games we did do this, Brooks was always one of our best.
Tell me something i dont know.

This is not my point. My point is that until he actually. I mean ACTUALLY goes to that next level we dont know if this signing is good value or not.

If you can argue against the point im making please go ahead. . .
Not to argue but to offer perspective.
Brooks = Emerging blues squad member
Dally M half of the year
22yo with 107 first grade games
Kieth Barnes medalist
Local junior
And when the forward pack is firing I don’t remember seeing brooks go missing.

You ask is he value?
That’s your decision, but at 750k I believe it is.
What other halfback would we sign for that money who is on the way up?
My god this is boring. Ive already said he is a good signing. All im saying is i dont think it is a great signing. It may well be but not one of us can say that until he goes to that origin type level and earns that contract that 5 years was a good decision.
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Post by formerguest » Mon 03 Dec, 2018 11:21 pm

Written it before and will do so again. Luke has been at first grade level since his debut and rightly been playing there, even if in the middle to bottom range. This past season he was the best performed half over the season, despite being part of a team that missed the finals.

WT just signed the current form half of the best competition played, who is only 23 years old to a long term contract, yet some people aren't impressed with what is, at worst, one of the absolute top signatures, if not the best, that have been able to be signed for the past month.

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Post by Tiger Steve » Mon 03 Dec, 2018 11:23 pm

formerguest wrote:
Mon 03 Dec, 2018 11:21 pm
Written it before and will do so again. Luke has been at first grade level since his debut and rightly been playing there, even if in the middle to bottom range. This past season he was the best performed half over the season, despite being part of a team that missed the finals.

WT just signed the current form half of the best competition played, who is only 23 years old to a long term contract, yet some people aren't impressed with what is, at worst, one of the absolute top signatures that have been able to be signed for the past month.
Yep!
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Post by WT2K » Mon 03 Dec, 2018 11:50 pm

Warriors, Eels, Storm and Roosters all had interest in signing Brooks (The Mole)
No more plodders!
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