Luke Brooks Thread..

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All halves make errors - they have the hands on the ball more than any other player bar the DH its how they balance that out with directing the play/team that sorts the better ones from the the average and below average ones.
They don't have to star they just need to do thier job. Looking at the teams in the top half of the comp and rating their halves compared to the bottom half of the comp gives a pretty good indication of why some teams are struggling.
 

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All halves make errors - they have the hands on the ball more than any other player bar the DH its how they balance that out with directing the play/team that sorts the better ones from the the average and below average ones.
They don't have to star they just need to do thier job. Looking at the teams in the top half of the comp and rating their halves compared to the bottom half of the comp gives a pretty good indication of why some teams are struggling.

A fair assessment of the talent around them also helps with that...
 

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The Music Goes Round my Head - The Saints

wait, sorry, I thought this was the ”what song you listening to“ thread.

carry on

brooks sucks, no he don’t
sack him, extend him
Can tackle, can’t tackle










punt him
 

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Reynolds has missed the finals what? Twice in his career? Won a premiership, multiple grand finals...

Brooks has ... not played a finals game yet.

Brooks kicked a field goal against Souths a few months back. Big whoop. He's got nothing. His supporters will see him do one thing a month that 90% of halves in the league can do and harp on about it forever.

He's just not anywhere near a good player. There's nothing special about him. There's not one thing he does at even a league average level apart from maybe his one on one tackling, which while a nice bonus, doesn't mean much at all when you can't do anything in attack as a half.

In the two games Brooks was out, we've scored 32 and 36 points and won both games. We haven't Broken 30 in the 17 games win him and have a 2-15 record.

Says all you need to know. That and the fact that the people who support Brooks can never seem to pinpoint what he actually does well.

Hastings controls the game well and is a ferocious competitor, Doueihi has a great running game, Madden reads the game well and has great feel on his passing game and short kicking game. Brooks has what???

Exactly.
 

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Reynolds has missed the finals what? Twice in his career? Won a premiership, multiple grand finals...

Brooks has ... not played a finals game yet.

Brooks kicked a field goal against Souths a few months back. Big whoop. He's got nothing. His supporters will see him do one thing a month that 90% of halves in the league can do and harp on about it forever.

He's just not anywhere near a good player. There's nothing special about him. There's not one thing he does at even a league average level apart from maybe his one on one tackling, which while a nice bonus, doesn't mean much at all when you can't do anything in attack as a half.

In the two games Brooks was out, we've scored 32 and 36 points and won both games. We haven't Broken 30 in the 17 games win him and have a 2-15 record.

Says all you need to know. That and the fact that the people who support Brooks can never seem to pinpoint what he actually does well.

Hastings controls the game well and is a ferocious competitor, Doueihi has a great running game, Madden reads the game well and has great feel on his passing game and short kicking game. Brooks has what???

Exactly.
halfback of the year 2018 for a start
170 odd games
 

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Making that illustrious team of the year with the likes of Blake Ferguson, BJ Leilua and Andrew Fifita.

2018, Brooks played better than grand final winner Cooper Cronk eh?
independent judges said he was halfback of the year in 2018 you can't magically take that away from him as much as his detractors try to
 

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Reynolds has missed the finals what? Twice in his career? Won a premiership, multiple grand finals...

Brooks has ... not played a finals game yet.

Brooks kicked a field goal against Souths a few months back. Big whoop. He's got nothing. His supporters will see him do one thing a month that 90% of halves in the league can do and harp on about it forever.

He's just not anywhere near a good player. There's nothing special about him. There's not one thing he does at even a league average level apart from maybe his one on one tackling, which while a nice bonus, doesn't mean much at all when you can't do anything in attack as a half.

In the two games Brooks was out, we've scored 32 and 36 points and won both games. We haven't Broken 30 in the 17 games win him and have a 2-15 record.

Says all you need to know. That and the fact that the people who support Brooks can never seem to pinpoint what he actually does well.

Hastings controls the game well and is a ferocious competitor, Doueihi has a great running game, Madden reads the game well and has great feel on his passing game and short kicking game. Brooks has what???

Exactly.

This. Brooks fanboys are now trying to tear down Reynolds to draw a comparison. Reynolds kicking game alone makes him a far better HB than Brooks and I would’ve happily paid what Brisbane paid to get him here. That’s not even getting into the fact that he makes finals and has won a premiership.

Brooks supporters are Brooks fans first, and Tigers fans second. Their desperate attempts to defend him (muh field goal, muh dally m 4 years ago) reeks of Stockholm Syndrome.

Like you said, they can’t name a single thing he does well and is the third best half in the team at best.

He’s not entirely responsible for the last 9 years but he sure as hell has played a big hand in it.
 

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Nah he threatens Brooks position in the team so they need to make snide remarks like hormonal teenage girls
Ahh, like Hastings... who took the 7 from him.

Brooks lost the 7 this year
Lost the 6
Got the 7 back.

LOL, how much foolery has to go on around this guy and his career ?

Just pull the band aid off and let him go.
 

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Ahh, like Hastings... who took the 7 from him.

Brooks lost the 7 this year
Lost the 6
Got the 7 back.

LOL, how much foolery has to go on around this guy and his career ?

Just pull the band aid off and let him go.

It’s pretty amazing. I follow multiple team sports and have never seen this type of delusional cult like following of an average player.
 

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It’s pretty amazing. I follow multiple team sports and have never seen this type of delusional cult like following of an average player.
Lolz...

I talk to a lot of rugby league fans who support other teams and they can't believe it....

Like unheard of, a halfback playing 9 years and never making a single finals appearance.

Even guys like Kris Keating and Brodie Croft played in finals...

I truly believe no other club would back some one so blindly for so long with no result in return.

OHHH but Sheens & John's rate him and they know HEAPS more about footy than us regular folk.... oh ok 🤣
 

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Lolz...

I talk to a lot of rugby league fans who support other teams and they can't believe it....

Like unheard of, a halfback playing 9 years and never making a single finals appearance.

Even guys like Kris Keating and Brodie Croft played in finals...

I truly believe no other club would back some one so blindly for so long with no result in return.

OHHH but Sheens & John's rate him and they know HEAPS more about footy than us regular folk.... oh ok 🤣

Brooks fans love their appeals to authority. It’s all they have left to defends their absurd position
 
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