Great atmosphere out there today :slight_smile:
Honestly, the comp this season is the most open since 2005. There’s two pretty good teams at the top and a host of even teams below them. Sounds just like 2005.
Our run though is way too late this time. We won’t be there when it counts.
And it’s a real shame as I honestly think we are a top 4 team.
On the one hand, I love that Sheens has a bunch of new youngsters coming through.
On the other hand, he’s butchered our season…absoloutely butchered it by refusing to move John Morris earlier + refusing to play a genuine FB + insisting on two utlities on the bench. Week after week it was beyond obvious we needed some changes…and he waits until it’s too late.
A genuine FB in…Johnny to the bench as a ultility (his PERFECT role)…only one ultilty on the bench at last (only due to Dene’s injury)…and what do you know? We look pretty good.
Benji was absolutely sacfrificed at half back all season without ANY option on the other side of the field…finally, finally there’s a guy there who can also go through a gap and throw a long pass…and we score 80 + points in two games.
Finally, finally we play a FB who can attack holes…and he scores two superb tries from distance.
Argh. Just so frustrating. A season wasted.
2010 will be good…but it’s a long wait.
Side note one: We don’t need to sign any more halves. Robert Lui is the real deal. He can pass either side, he can read the play. He’s going to be a good one.
Side note two: Great to see blokes like Siro and Bruce McGuire out there today.