Im talking about the likes of Lolihea, Reynolds, Packer, Matalino, Macqueen ?!
We have invested a fair bit of money in these players.
Reynolds body is failing him - hammies and calves can ruin a halfs confidence. Look at Foran. Packer and Ben are not giving us any real mongrel at the minute. Both have played a lot of football. Macqueen and Lolihea are playing reserves. ET looks punch drunk and is offering nothing.
I’m not that confident in any of them at the moment going forward. They are all either banged up or playing average footy. I know today was a one off at least this season but we lack class across the park.
We need to either recruit young blokes or signs 1 or 2 marquee players. No more journeyman or guys just filling in like Rochow. Easier said then done. But I think this was a risky rebuilt in many ways.
I understand that we needed to toughen the place up for a year or two. However the multi year deals for some of these players has me worried for the next couple of years.
Maybe all we need is to recruit 1 or 2 really class player (Like a Cleary and Tapau) However this squad is going backwards at a rate of knots and its no real surprise to me. These same players struggled last season for the most part at their previous clubs.