Don’t get me wrong, I trust Cleary and the rebuild he is undertaking. Part of me is looking forward to a complete overhaul of the playing roster. However as things stand I still think we would be close to Spoon favourites in 2018 with most bookies?. As things stand do people seriously think we will be a better side in 2018? In Reynolds and Maqueen we have a couple of old school competitors but thy wont put points on the board for us. We need some class and strike power badly.
Moses is no great loss. I have said for 6 months he is a poor man’s Benji and that might be an insult to Benji who won us a competition and several games with his magic and madness. I’m not a huge fan of Josh Reyonlds as a skillful and classy 6 however he can bring other elements this club has been lacking for a long time.
Woods is expendable however he is still an Origin prop. If we can get Packer or a good solid Prop to go with Matolino and Maqueen he might have actually have a better pack in 2018. As it stands though it will probably still be one of the weaker packs in the comp in 2018.
However without Tedesco I think he need about another 3 or 4 signings. That is the big problem. Thats how much he is worth sadly when fit and available. He is more then just a fullback. He was a ball player and could take eyes off others, I know we had other issues last night with players playing banged up and a reduced interchange. However I think it was pretty grim watching the sheer lack of strike power on the field.
Connor Watson would be a decent start and I’m a fan of young Dylan Edwards at the Panthers. I actually think Will Hopoate would be a really good centre and a big upgrade on MCK. I would actually move heaven and earth to try and get Matt Moylan if the Panthers continue to flounder. He is in the Tedesco mould, not as explosive, however would add class and skill to the side and balance it out really well.