Euan Aitken (Can’t get a start with Lafai/Lomax)
Jamayne Isaako (In reserves)
Curtis Scott (Bellamy wants gone)
Dylan Edwards (Cleary wants gone)
Adding two others:
Clint Gutherson (probably not an option).
Looking at the above.
Bellamy wants Scott gone. There is a reason for this.
Dylan Edwards has talent but the team is bottom of the Comp. He is a big reason for this. AVOID.
Aitken I would say is good signing material. He is a first grade rep who is pushed out by two other very good first grade reps. This is the kind of player you sign and you go up to the Saints and aim to pinch one of the three. Yet I don’t think we need another center. It would be an upgrade to put Aitken in the centers and push Johnson to the wing. Thompson is playing great but could be a good utility spot (or Johnson on as a X factor utililty).
Isaako would be exactly what we need. Someone who could float in the back and be a top fullback. We would not get him cheaply. McGuire your call.
Gutherson for some weird reason is very unhappy at Parramatta or has a very Greedy agent. Now that Dylan is cleared he won’t be going to Manly. He would be great in our backline, hopefully we can trade Mbye. But it won’t happen.
That leaves Issac Luke.
Why Issac. Because everyone isn’t thinking Hooker yet.
Robbie is AWESOME, 100% behind the tiger.
But it’s probably Robbie’s last season. I would like it if Liddle works out, but he won’t be an 80 minute hooker. Issac is on the outer in New Zealand. The position we need cover for is Hooker.
Alternatives are Nathan Peats from the Gold Coast or Sarajevo is Brisbane don’t want him when McCough gets back.
Either way looking ahead we are going to loose 1 5/8 and one hooker. We need:
1 strong Prop.
1x backup half.
Center’s don’t rate yet.
Manly will move Dylan Walker on next year(off Contract and on big coin), and Manly will make a play for Gutherson.
Parra left with egg on their face.