With so much to play for twice in three weeks we get 40 and 50 put on us. Now Canberra are a very good side and I gave us little hope today. However to have 50 put on at Leichhardt is really embarrassing and worrying.
Now we have achieved something this year with 9th place and 11 wins. I think Jt deceivers a 3rd season to really own the roster and the team. You only have to look what Ricky has done in his 3rd season to see what could be possible.
However it is a massive concern that the coach can’t seem to motivate the side in the big games. For mine today was a defining game, we did not have to win it but i wanted to see some bottle and some mongrel.
We showed today why we were 15th defensively. Honestly I know the Raiders are a very big and strong side however the tires they scored were like you see in an Under 16s mis match. Taylor’s number one mantra coming into this club was to fix the defence and I’m not sure 2 years down the track you could say he has made any progress in this regard.
Last year Taylor talked about finishing 15th was an improvement as we went from last to 11th defensively. This year we finished 9th and 15th defensively. For me improvement on the ladder is all that matters although JT did have some different measures when he came into the club.
What we saw was a cakewalk which to me leaves more questions then answers in regards to this playing group and the coach ahead of next year.