Brooks is no good

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Re: Brooks is no good

Post by ed612313 » Sun 06 Aug, 2017 9:23 pm

Brooks is 22 yo?
He will be a very good no 7 in a few years. I rate him. How many better no 7s at his age or younger are there in the game? Not many...
Have some patience.
The Tigers are rubbish. Dont expect a young HB to save the day.


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Post by stryker » Sun 06 Aug, 2017 9:26 pm

ed612313 wrote:
Sun 06 Aug, 2017 9:23 pm
Brooks is 22 yo?
He will be a very good no 7 in a few years. I rate him. How many better no 7s at his age or younger are there in the game? Not many...
Have some patience.
The Tigers are rubbish. Dont expect a young HB to save the day.
All of them

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Post by teddy23 » Sun 06 Aug, 2017 9:27 pm

Brooks is not a 7!

Please bring Nathan Cleary over Ivan, his kicking game and the way he controls his side at such a young age is so exciting, and he's goalkicking is superb.

I've got a suggestion, what does everyone think about trying to turn Brooks into a fullback?

He's got a good running game, and his passing game has shades of brilliance, his 3 on 2 ability can be used more often.

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Post by hobbo » Sun 06 Aug, 2017 9:29 pm

teddy23 wrote:
Sun 06 Aug, 2017 9:27 pm
Brooks is not a 7!

Please bring Nathan Cleary over Ivan, his kicking game and the way he controls his side at such a young age is so exciting, and he's goalkicking is superb.

I've got a suggestion, what does everyone think about trying to turn Brooks into a fullback?

He's got a good running game, and his passing game has shades of brilliance, his 3 on 2 ability can be used more often.
Best laugh I've had all day ....brooks a fullback :lol:
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We need mongrel ..
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Post by matchball » Sun 06 Aug, 2017 9:30 pm

teddy23 wrote:
Sun 06 Aug, 2017 9:27 pm
Brooks is not a 7!

Please bring Nathan Cleary over Ivan, his kicking game and the way he controls his side at such a young age is so exciting, and he's goalkicking is superb.

I've got a suggestion, what does everyone think about trying to turn Brooks into a fullback?

He's got a good running game, and his passing game has shades of brilliance, his 3 on 2 ability can be used more often.
Tim Sheens brilliance. Get him on the phone.


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Post by matchball » Sun 06 Aug, 2017 9:42 pm

momo&medo wrote:
Sun 06 Aug, 2017 6:24 pm
Will develop into very good player.
When and how long will that take?

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Post by stryker » Sun 06 Aug, 2017 9:46 pm

teddy23 wrote:
Sun 06 Aug, 2017 9:27 pm
Brooks is not a 7!

Please bring Nathan Cleary over Ivan, his kicking game and the way he controls his side at such a young age is so exciting, and he's goalkicking is superb.

I've got a suggestion, what does everyone think about trying to turn Brooks into a fullback?

He's got a good running game, and his passing game has shades of brilliance, his 3 on 2 ability can be used more often.
May struggle under the highball dont you think? Also having him as the last line of defence doesnt inspire confidence.

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Post by shane2801 » Sun 06 Aug, 2017 10:04 pm

momo&medo wrote:
Sun 06 Aug, 2017 6:24 pm
Will develop into very good player.
He has had 80 games. Develop? How long do you give this clown? This is it, this is his best. Get used to it.
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Post by Love the WestsTigers » Sun 06 Aug, 2017 10:05 pm

matchball wrote:
Sun 06 Aug, 2017 9:42 pm
momo&medo wrote:
Sun 06 Aug, 2017 6:24 pm
Will develop into very good player.
When and how long will that take?
at this rate and my calculation .... NEVER

Seen enough of his fluffing to realise he wont kick on - unless perhaps working with Bellamy

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Post by Spud Murphy » Sun 06 Aug, 2017 10:06 pm

stryker wrote:
Sun 06 Aug, 2017 9:46 pm
teddy23 wrote:
Sun 06 Aug, 2017 9:27 pm
Brooks is not a 7!

Please bring Nathan Cleary over Ivan, his kicking game and the way he controls his side at such a young age is so exciting, and he's goalkicking is superb.

I've got a suggestion, what does everyone think about trying to turn Brooks into a fullback?

He's got a good running game, and his passing game has shades of brilliance, his 3 on 2 ability can be used more often.
May struggle under the highball dont you think? Also having him as the last line of defence doesnt inspire confidence.
Five eighth or hooker or better still somewhere in reggies.

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Post by teddy23 » Sun 06 Aug, 2017 10:12 pm

stryker wrote:
Sun 06 Aug, 2017 9:46 pm
teddy23 wrote:
Sun 06 Aug, 2017 9:27 pm
Brooks is not a 7!

Please bring Nathan Cleary over Ivan, his kicking game and the way he controls his side at such a young age is so exciting, and he's goalkicking is superb.

I've got a suggestion, what does everyone think about trying to turn Brooks into a fullback?

He's got a good running game, and his passing game has shades of brilliance, his 3 on 2 ability can be used more often.
May struggle under the highball dont you think? Also having him as the last line of defence doesnt inspire confidence.
Was just a suggestion, I wouldn't do it. But he does have talent and I just don't think his a 7, maybe a 6 and let him just run and pass?

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Post by cktiger » Sun 06 Aug, 2017 10:24 pm

Pitiful .

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Post by Eddie » Sun 06 Aug, 2017 10:51 pm

Nothing about Luke Brooks convinces me he will ever lead this club to the promised land.

I just think his lack of development is a massive disappointment.

If we had other options I would nearly be saying it's time to cut our losses on him.

For me he lacks the vision of the good halves and his kicking game is rubbish. Decent running game but thats about it.

He will always have moments however moments is not enough after nearly 80 games. You need to be owning games and controlling them. He does neither.

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Post by Harvey » Sun 06 Aug, 2017 11:04 pm

I will reserve judgement until the end of next year. There are a couple of team improvements that could help his game:
- will be playing behind a pack that hopefully has more go forward, has the opposition back pedalling and will give him time with the ball
- will have a 5/8 with more experience in the side

Concerns are whether his kicking game will improve, and how much support Reynolds will provide (kicking game does not look great based on dogs), and the fact that 3/4 of the spine are relatively inexperienced in their position. Lolo also seems to have a better long passing game and ability to play what is in front of him.

He may also benefit through Tedesco leaving in that Lolo may run more traditional lines, rather than running back and forwards across the field like an under 7's player looking for a gap. This lets the defence get set and our attack not knowing where we will be attacking from.

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Post by Earl » Sun 06 Aug, 2017 11:29 pm

Harvey - I don't think anyone else is the problem except Brooks. I think he is copping it too harshly but I also think he is responsible as an example for his kicking game.

I'll give him some more time as well but mainly because I don't think he is as bad as what is stated on here.

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Post by Earl » Sun 06 Aug, 2017 11:32 pm

upthetigers wrote:
Sun 06 Aug, 2017 11:29 pm
He has no mongrel. He has no confidence. He's a dud plain and simple. We really [automatically edited] up in terms of recruitment we should have thrown the book at Moses and Teddy instead of also making Brooks and Woods a priority. I think we should be letting go of Sue as well he's an average first grader at best. In saying this, with what the young guys have shown I'm really looking forward to next year. We are definitely building into a more competitive team.
We threw the book at Tedesco. I'm glad Moses is gone. We were always going to overpay to retain any of the big 4. Luckily Brooks cost the least out of all of them.

I'm happy with the way things have turned out. We just have to see how we go next year.

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Post by Cosimo_Zaretti » Mon 07 Aug, 2017 2:49 am

Knuckles wrote:
Sun 06 Aug, 2017 6:37 pm
Be interesting to see how long Cleary perseveres with Brooks in 2018 ..... he just hasn't got it at first grade level.
Til we buy someone better. Brooks is still a better number 7 than Littlejohn, and Reynolds and Lolohea are both 5/8ths. For the moment Brooks is our best option and not on a helluva lot of money for a half these days.

Brooks will be on a flight to England if we do sign a real halfback.

In the meantime he will look better once we get a decent pack around him.

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Post by tigerap » Mon 07 Aug, 2017 4:12 am

Dan Blanco wrote:
Sun 06 Aug, 2017 6:37 pm
Brooks isn't a five-eight either.
We should convert him to a prop

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