I’ve had enough of the excuses for Marshall.
Thankfully many on this forum (and elsewhere) have finally woken up to the fact that he has been playing like utter garbage for over 18 months, but there are still some who trot out the excuses quicker than Scott Prince brushes away Benji like a helpless fly.
Marshall doesn’t need a halfback to tackle.
Marshall doesn’t need a good forward pack to tackle.
Marshall doesn’t need a halfback to put an effective kick in.
Marshall is not out of form. He has been playing like this for well over a year.
Make no mistake, this team needs a halfback. It needs and effective forward pack.
It also needs a new five eighth. One who will take on the line. One who will not throw passes into the grandstand. One who will at least attempt to tackle. One who will put up an occasional bomb that doesn’t travel 20 metres backwards. One who can kick for touch and find more than 5 metres. One who can occasionally find grass with a kick. One who will not repeatedly grubber straight into players. One who respects the ball. One who will not try a chip kick a minute before halftime. One with a football brain. One who will play simple, intelligent football. One who will learn from his mistakes.
Everyone please accept the reality and stop with th excuses. He’s finished. He can’t progress his career any further with us.
The Sheens era is over and so is the Marshall era.