@GNR4LIFE said in A few players potentially on the outer at their clubs.:
Think too much stock is put into coaches attracting players they coached at previous clubs.
With Darius and Unca Wayne being the outlier…
Sezer fits no recruitment ideas from us.
Is he GOOD, i.e. better then 50% of the halves out there. NO
Is he dirt cheap? Probably not and will go to ESP for 500K or so.
The only way i see him fitting is if McGuire goes “lets get a team managing half and shift Brooks to 5/8”. Sezer can kick, and defend. His team management is better then Brooks but no Maloney or Cronk ofcourse.
What about Reynolds? Shift him to Center. He is a ok 5/8. His defense and running game is more like a center. His passing is below average for a 5/8 but above average for a center.
All said and done. PASS on Sezer. Although Ricky has a habit of burning halves who can be quite good.
@Newtown said in REPORTS: Welch attracting interest from multiple Sydney clubs:
According to Daily Telegraph Parra are unlikely to offer Gutherson the money he is askng. Could Wests Tigers be interested?
That’s cool but what about Christian Welsh
I would agree in dropping Stevanovic and putting Talau in at 5/8 for now. Talau needs to touch the ball more, however i don’t see him playing first grade as a 5/8 so perhaps they’re trying to prepare him for the future by allowing him to acclimatise to a different position earlier on.
Young Rizk in Balmain’s SG Ball side looks a top centre. Very fast and elusive. After he’s finished his duties in SG Ball i’d look to put him at centre alongside Bradley (if we stick with that plan) and have Cini over next to Scolari so that there’s a mix of size and pace on both flanks.
I think Talau and Madden will be a good combo in terms of balancing the attack, both trusting the other and both having the skill to trouble the opposition. Talau won’t overplay his hand either.
Balmain’s SG ball side does have a couple of decent back rowers too, Sykes, Smyth. They should get a look in as the WT Flegg back row is a definite weak link. I agree Seyfarth works hard but has little impact. If anything it’s his work ethic which makes him look worse, as he keeps putting his hands up to hit the ball up despite having little impact. He’s like a bigger version of Lovett to me.
He is an honest toiler. Tough Old school hooker. Solid and can do the job but because the halves are under pressure with defensive systems designed to shut them down, every team is looking for creativity out of DH