Luke Brooks - #167

WesternSuburbsBoy

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The question to me is will any of Brooks, Laurie, Staines (if he plays at fullback) and Doueihi perform. I had big expectations of Doueihi last year and in my opinion Brooks was heaps better. None of them were good.
Doueihi who missed pre season & half the season returning from an ACL injury... think you placed too much expectations on him.
 

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Doueihi who missed pre season & half the season returning from an ACL injury... think you placed too much expectations on him.

I agree with you. My expectations were too high. I viewed him as the guy most likely to do something positive for us.

The question is though did his performances have anything at all to do with his ACL injury. He hasn't performed consistently well in any position and we aren't sure what his best position is.
 

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Neither has Doueihi. Doueihi appears to have higher salary expectations than Brooks as well. I reckon in the open market they'd be low tier halves. No other club has signed them for next season and it's not because they don't want their contracts sorted.
I don't know how you can state that Douehi has higher wage expectations that Brooks. Brooks gets paid DOUBLE what Douehi gets
 

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I agree with you. My expectations were too high. I viewed him as the guy most likely to do something positive for us.

The question is though did his performances have anything at all to do with his ACL injury. He hasn't performed consistently well in any position and we aren't sure what his best position is.
Mate that's bull. In 2021 prior to the ACL injury he was killing it at 5/8 and was our best by miles
 

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Mate that's bull. In 2021 prior to the ACL injury he was killing it at 5/8 and was our best by miles

What is bull ? Are you stating that his poor performance last year was definitely due to his ACL injury or was his performance last year good ? Do you think his performances in 2021 were good enough ?

I am honestly not sure who is the better player out of the two of them.

I reckon I've been one of his biggest fans but he hasn't owned a spot yet and that is in our team. He also couldn't own a spot at Souths.

Don't get me wrong when he played that pearler of a half against Brisbane I was stating how good he is. I've never seen Brooks play that well. Overall though I think Brooks was heaps better last season.
 

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Not only do you know nothing about rugby league Glen you're also a fool!
What’s foolish is this club thinks that he’s the best 7 and continue to back him despite letting them down time and time again. Not everything is his fault, but he sure hasn’t stepped up when needed. He should’ve led the club to finals footy by now.
 

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What is bull ? Are you stating that his poor performance last year was definitely due to his ACL injury or was his performance last year good ? Do you think his performances in 2021 were good enough ?
AD in 2021 before his injury showed that he has what it takes to be a 6. Finishing with 172 points 4th overall on the ladder despite not playing finals and the whole year showed that he can play. Without a doubt our best back Laurie was a close second.

Now when he came back yes he struggled and didn’t play his best but given he came back to a sacked coach replaced with someone who’s not qualified, and still managed to take out the most points out of everyone despite missing half the year showed that he tried. Not perfect both Brooks and AD struggled, but he still did something.
 
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