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Brooks is no good

Posted: Sun 06 Aug, 2017 6:00 pm
by 1/4 chicken,chips
Brooks has had his chance imo .his kicking game isn't up to first grade standard ,,, that was the difference today , like most weeks :deadhorse:

Re: Brooks is no good

Posted: Sun 06 Aug, 2017 6:04 pm
by Earl
He has some ability. His running game is unreal. He can put in some good kicks. The problem is that he isn't a top quality halfback because he has too many poor plays compared to good plays.

You need to pay him heaps less and put quality players around him. Even on 550k for a first grade halfback it's way too much.

Re: Brooks is no good

Posted: Sun 06 Aug, 2017 6:05 pm
by Fraze23
It looks to me like he's trying to play to a structure and not what he sees infront of him. So many times today the bomb wasn't on due to rushing defence, but instead of taking another option like grubbing or running it he seems insistent on putting up a bomb he knows is going to be rushed and off the mark.
He needs to start playing what's in front of him again.

Re: Brooks is no good

Posted: Sun 06 Aug, 2017 6:06 pm
by 1/4 chicken,chips
Cleary son has the winning kick from the sideline and he nails it ,brooks hardly ever takes control in a game . I hope Ivan wants his son at the tigers when brooks contract is up

Re: Brooks is no good

Posted: Sun 06 Aug, 2017 6:06 pm
by Sabre
Kicking game aside, I thought he did well today.

Re: Brooks is no good

Posted: Sun 06 Aug, 2017 6:07 pm
by 1/4 chicken,chips
Fraze23 wrote:
Sun 06 Aug, 2017 6:05 pm
It looks to me like he's trying to play to a structure and not what he sees infront of him. So many times today the bomb wasn't on due to rushing defence, but instead of taking another option like grubbing or running it he seems insistent on putting up a bomb he knows is going to be rushed and off the mark.
He needs to start playing what's in front of him again.
He is a number 7 , he should know that . But he just doesn't have it

Re: Brooks is no good

Posted: Sun 06 Aug, 2017 6:08 pm
by Earl
Sabre wrote:
Sun 06 Aug, 2017 6:06 pm
Kicking game aside, I thought he did well today.
He cops it too harshly on here. Cleary for instance wasn't much better if any better than Brooks excluding his goal kicking.

It's more a dollar issue. Brooks isn't a great halfback who wins you games and I doubt he ever will be.

Re: Brooks is no good

Posted: Sun 06 Aug, 2017 6:08 pm
by Needaname
I to am fed up with the lack of decisions on the last.
Brooks has improved his running and his involvement but at the moment he is just a shuffler. I am still waiting for him to take the game by the scruff. He lacks instinct. It's hooker or halfback in ISP next year I think for Brooks.
Still concerned about lohehea at Fullback next year think we really are stupid to not sign a dedicated fullback. And by do we lack a hooker. Even still I think Jacob will probably be playing part of the year in ISP next year to get his strength up.
Good to see Cleary can make a rubbish side play commited.

Re: Brooks is no good

Posted: Sun 06 Aug, 2017 6:13 pm
by maxxy86
Earl wrote:
Sun 06 Aug, 2017 6:04 pm
He has some ability. His running game is unreal. He can put in some good kicks. The problem is that he isn't a top quality halfback because he has too many poor plays compared to good plays.

You need to pay him heaps less and put quality players around him. Even on 550k for a first grade halfback it's way too much.
Amen to that!!!!

Re: Brooks is no good

Posted: Sun 06 Aug, 2017 6:17 pm
by supercoach
Very average 1st half, all the usual stuff, poor 5th tackle options, some shocking passes, than I thought he had a strong second half. Very hard to shine as no7 when every set your 90m from the try line. Badger was poor as always and certainly gifted the Pennys plenty of yards and possession

Re: Brooks is no good

Posted: Sun 06 Aug, 2017 6:20 pm
by 1/4 chicken,chips
supercoach wrote:
Sun 06 Aug, 2017 6:17 pm
Very average 1st half, all the usual stuff, poor 5th tackle options, some shocking passes, than I thought he had a strong second half. Very hard to shine as no7 when every set your 90m from the try line. Badger was poor as always and certainly gifted the Pennys plenty of yards and possession
No more excuse for brooks ,,he just isn't a top line first grade number 7 ... never put any pressure on the catchers

Re: Brooks is no good

Posted: Sun 06 Aug, 2017 6:21 pm
by Needaname
I must admit nofaloma penalised for a flop when he was in the tackle the whole time is a joke. A flop is when you just come into the tackle late and lie all over the guy.

Re: Brooks is no good

Posted: Sun 06 Aug, 2017 6:22 pm
by LARDS
Sabre wrote:
Sun 06 Aug, 2017 6:06 pm
Kicking game aside, I thought he did well today.
Unfortunately, kicking is his job.

Re: Brooks is no good

Posted: Sun 06 Aug, 2017 6:22 pm
by Needaname
It's not that bad we are only 17 players short of a top eight side.

Re: Brooks is no good

Posted: Sun 06 Aug, 2017 6:22 pm
by 1/4 chicken,chips
Needaname wrote:
Sun 06 Aug, 2017 6:21 pm
I must admit nofaloma penalised for a flop when he was in the tackle the whole time is a joke. A flop is when you just come into the tackle late and lie all over the guy.
Dumb play ,,,a penalty every day of the week

Re: Brooks is no good

Posted: Sun 06 Aug, 2017 6:23 pm
by Needaname
Disagree sorry.
Seen it a million times un penalised

Re: Brooks is no good

Posted: Sun 06 Aug, 2017 6:24 pm
by Dan Blanco
He's too easily distracted, can't kick short and his D is still a liability despite improving slightly.

Tyson Gambles going to take his jersey sometime in the near future, and then we'll sign Nathan.

Re: Brooks is no good

Posted: Sun 06 Aug, 2017 6:24 pm
by momo&medo
Will develop into very good player.