Any chance Brooks to 9 when Reynolds Returns?

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Re: Any chance Brooks to 9 when Reynolds Returns?

Post by Geo. » Mon 19 Mar, 2018 8:16 pm

Shows how much Pooper has been following questioning Brooks defence...

Maybe Watch the game Pooper..
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Geo nailed it...


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Post by hobbo » Mon 19 Mar, 2018 8:22 pm

TigersBusDriver wrote:
Mon 19 Mar, 2018 8:13 pm
I seriously think Mick Ennis had a look at this forum before appearing on the Big League Wrap tonight.

He made distinct mentions of Luke being moved to hooker due to his superior passing and kicking game, and also mentioned our attack not doing much comparing it to how the Dragons wore out last year.
Watching the same show ...
Ennis has the footy smarts and he's pretty spot on , even if he did read our forum ( doubt it ).
Reynolds on 900k or whatever the amount , won't be on the bench .
Ennis also elaborated that if Brooks did go to Hooker he'd have Packer , Matulino and Taylor as support.
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Post by willow » Mon 19 Mar, 2018 8:29 pm

Balmainbred wrote:
Mon 19 Mar, 2018 7:55 pm
Does anyone think Benji could play at 9, I think he has the speed, pass & he defends well. Maybe not over 80 minutes but a rotate with,Josh & Luke could be a good thing.
Definitely not Benji, he's steering the side around too well and has to stay at 6 or 7 if Brooks was to be moved. Headache for Cleary over the coming weeks with Liddle looking to force his way back also.

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Post by weststigers » Mon 19 Mar, 2018 8:31 pm

We really don't need to tinker with anything at the moment. There is a rotational hooker or utility spot up for grabs and that's where Reynolds should come back.

He'll need to build fitness after doing the hammy anyway.

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Post by 851 » Mon 19 Mar, 2018 8:37 pm

TigersBusDriver wrote:
Mon 19 Mar, 2018 8:13 pm
I seriously think Mick Ennis had a look at this forum before appearing on the Big League Wrap tonight.

He made distinct mentions of Luke being moved to hooker due to his superior passing and kicking game, and also mentioned our attack not doing much comparing it to how the Dragons wore out last year.
I read the article about Ennis before Eddie posted his.
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Post by shakey4d » Mon 19 Mar, 2018 8:40 pm

Thinking outside the box, what about Benji at fullback?

Hmmm Nahhhh maybe 6 years ago.

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Post by Roar Power » Mon 19 Mar, 2018 8:42 pm

I think Brooks to Hooker is a great idea to accommodate Reynolds and add some more mongrel, starch and an element of attack to the team. Brooks could be a great long term number 9 in my opinion.

Interesting times and great to have selection headaches for once with this team. Making the last 30 years (bar 05) of my life a distant memory....

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Post by Mystery » Mon 19 Mar, 2018 8:46 pm

Brooks defending in the middle is a non-issue in my opinion. The middle is the easiest place to defend, hookers generally just throw themselves in front of the big boppers and hold on for the ride. Have a look at Farah, Cook, Friend, even Smith, they're not making dominating, one on one tackles. He'd just need a spare set of lungs if he wanted to get through 80.

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Post by Russell » Mon 19 Mar, 2018 8:59 pm

Eddie wrote:
Mon 19 Mar, 2018 5:57 pm
Reynolds passing game is far too inconsistent to even be an average number 9 for me. Brooks has a better short kicking game and a better passing game for mine and i have been super impressed with his defence this year. The main thing you want from your 9 is a bit of pace and good service. Im just saying I think Brooks long term it could be his spot, i know its based off nothing - however I just dont ever see him turning into a great halfback.
Where does that leave Liddle?

Why try and turn halves into dummy halves when we already have a DH that is better than anyone we have on our books.

His name is Jacob Liddle. If the others can't cut it in their respective positions then it is Hi Hodgo!!!! imho.

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Post by hammertime » Mon 19 Mar, 2018 9:08 pm

Until we lose a game, or a half gets injured, Josh can play reserves.

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Post by jirskyr » Mon 19 Mar, 2018 9:12 pm

I wouldn't say no until it was tried at least once or twice. Not a crazy idea.

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Post by yeti » Mon 19 Mar, 2018 9:18 pm

Russell wrote:
Mon 19 Mar, 2018 8:59 pm
Eddie wrote:
Mon 19 Mar, 2018 5:57 pm
Reynolds passing game is far too inconsistent to even be an average number 9 for me. Brooks has a better short kicking game and a better passing game for mine and i have been super impressed with his defence this year. The main thing you want from your 9 is a bit of pace and good service. Im just saying I think Brooks long term it could be his spot, i know its based off nothing - however I just dont ever see him turning into a great halfback.
Where does that leave Liddle?

Why try and turn halves into dummy halves when we already have a DH that is better than anyone we have on our books.

His name is Jacob Liddle. If the others can't cut it in their respective positions then it is Hi Hodgo!!!! imho.
They are my thoughts too, Russell. However, I'm not totally against the idea of Brooks to 9 IF Liddle fails to spark our attack. With Reynolds reportedly still a few weeks ago, no decision needs to be made now anyway. A lot of water to flow under the bridge in the meantime.

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Post by Snake » Mon 19 Mar, 2018 9:36 pm

Geo. wrote:
Mon 19 Mar, 2018 8:00 pm
Why..?
Exactly I am not the greatest Brooks supporter be he does seem to be coming into his own and he is a specialist half. Probable Reynolds to 5/8 ..Liddle to hooker .. Benji to bench it is a LONG season.

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Post by innsaneink » Mon 19 Mar, 2018 10:27 pm

Geo. wrote:
Mon 19 Mar, 2018 8:00 pm
Why..?
Peeps watch 360

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Post by Geo. » Mon 19 Mar, 2018 10:40 pm

innsaneink wrote:
Mon 19 Mar, 2018 10:27 pm
Geo. wrote:
Mon 19 Mar, 2018 8:00 pm
Why..?
Peeps watch 360
Oh...

I watched Ivan on Fox..from his comments I think he's happy with Brooks at 7....

Didn't they say in pre-season Josh would be spending time at 9..i dunno

Off the bench when he returns for mine as the utility..Des even used him there effectively..
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Post by Tiger Steve » Mon 19 Mar, 2018 10:49 pm

Brooks will not be moved from 7. Ivan is working hard on making Brooks a consistent 7. Benji making a good argument to stay at 6. Reynolds will play utility covering 6 and 9. That will be plan 1 I reckon

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Post by GNR4LIFE » Mon 19 Mar, 2018 10:55 pm

Of course, Brooks hammys could go at any minute, just like grubs and make all this debate moot. If not, grub wears 14, a straight swap for McIlwrick, a player I like, but is too vanilla. I think long term this season we’ll see a Reynolds/Liddle rotation, unless Marshall or Brooks go down, shifting grub into the halves and Killer back onto the bench.

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Post by tigerap » Mon 19 Mar, 2018 11:51 pm

Geo. wrote:
Mon 19 Mar, 2018 8:00 pm
Why..?
Expect changes..

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