The Backline in 2021

@mike said in The Backline in 2021:

@GNR4LIFE said in The Backline in 2021:

With the addition of Roberts, it’s created a real cluster for spots that will result in 1 or 2 regulars in 2020 missing out on a spot. Assuming everyone is fit. For balance, I think AD definitely has to move to 6. That would ease things somewhat. So that leaves the question of who plays 1.

AJ - Probably a bit too green. Though I do believe he played there at some point coming through the grades

Mbye - Maybe the safest assumption, but by no means the safest option

Roberts - Has played there before I believe, but probably putting a lot on his shoulders right off the bat. And given his off field issues, could do without the pressure

You would think BJ and Jimmy will get first dibs in the centres. And Noffa has one wing sewn up. Which leaves one wing and fullback up for grabs. I feel like AJ gets the wing spot and Mbye plays 1. Which leaves Tommy out in the cold, which I know would make a few of you happy. All of this is under the assumption AD moves to 6. Which if he doesn’t, will only create more of a headache. Also, not taking into account the potential signing of Mansour. And don’t forget Reece Hoffman

Head explodes

What a nice problem to have for a change, players competing for spots.

Problem is competing for spots leads to dropping players which leads to walking on eggshells

@TrueTiger said in The Backline in 2021:

A lot of people are leaving Packer and JRey out …and I can understand their way of thinking,however,Madge seems to think a lot of their in put during training…It wouldnt surprise me if he utilises them early to sort the team out and who plays where…just my thoughts and its good to finally have some young talent on the rise as well as experienced depth…

If Madge had his choice he’d have them both out of the club ASAP. They’re dead weight, two of the worst signings in our history.

@Snake said in The Backline in 2021:

AJ has all the qualities for a good 1 , if the Penrith kids not here AJ is my selection …Mbye offers nothing in that role he will be the 14 for the entire season.

Is catching bombs a good fullback quality…?

I mentioned this in another thread IMO Talau and AJ can’t be in the same team. The last 2 games they played together they made 11 errors in games we lost by 2 and 4 points.

They both have a future but at this stage if they’re in the same team we’ll never have the ball.

I have a feeling with will get Laurie soon as they have Edwards and Staines as full back options. Penrith might be left with Sauce on their face if he can’t snag a gig elsewhere in 2021. $500,000 for playing lower grades. Reynolds and Packer say “Hello” and welcome to the club

@Long-Term-Fan said in The Backline in 2021:

I have a feeling with will get Laurie soon as they have Edwards and Staines as full back options. Penrith might be left with Sauce on their face if he can’t snag a gig elsewhere in 2021. $500,000 for playing lower grades. Reynolds and Packer say “Hello” and welcome to the club

I believe they’re not keeping him as a fullback back up as like you said they have Staines for that. They’re worried if they lose Burton to the dogs and then release Laurie to us, they will have nobody who can play 6 if Luai goes down.

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@Geo said in The Backline in 2021:

@Snake said in The Backline in 2021:

AJ has all the qualities for a good 1 , if the Penrith kids not here AJ is my selection …Mbye offers nothing in that role he will be the 14 for the entire season.

Is catching bombs a good fullback quality…?

Only important for Mbye. AJ gets a free pass because he’s cheaper.

@TigerVinnie said in The Backline in 2021:

@Long-Term-Fan said in The Backline in 2021:

I have a feeling with will get Laurie soon as they have Edwards and Staines as full back options. Penrith might be left with Sauce on their face if he can’t snag a gig elsewhere in 2021. $500,000 for playing lower grades. Reynolds and Packer say “Hello” and welcome to the club

I believe they’re not keeping him as a fullback back up as like you said they have Staines for that. They’re worried if they lose Burton to the dogs and then release Laurie to us, they will have nobody who can play 6 if Luai goes down.

May ??? He’s also ramjets best friend

@Geo said in The Backline in 2021:

@Snake said in The Backline in 2021:

AJ has all the qualities for a good 1 , if the Penrith kids not here AJ is my selection …Mbye offers nothing in that role he will be the 14 for the entire season.

Is catching bombs a good fullback quality…?

Of course so why is Mbye the preferred ?

I’d say we are sill looking for a fullback for 2021 …if not Mbye is the best option we currently have

@TigerSkins said in The Backline in 2021:

  1. AJ
  2. Nofoauma
  3. Roberts (right side centre)
  4. BJ
  5. WK (gonna be a beast … !!)
  6. AD
  7. Brooks

Mbye can be our super-sub off the bench. Start the off season by training these guys in these positions and see how it goes … a good combination of youth, experience, size and speed … !!

Let’s entice Melb now by offering Talau for the Fox … 🙂

Who’s wk?

I think Tommy could be in the side , otherwise we mite as well have let him go to storm for the foxx

@colinbh said in The Backline in 2021:

@TigerSkins said in The Backline in 2021:

  1. AJ
  2. Nofoauma
  3. Roberts (right side centre)
  4. BJ
  5. WK (gonna be a beast … !!)
  6. AD
  7. Brooks

Mbye can be our super-sub off the bench. Start the off season by training these guys in these positions and see how it goes … a good combination of youth, experience, size and speed … !!

Let’s entice Melb now by offering Talau for the Fox … 🙂

Who’s wk?

William Kei. But he is only on a development contract for 2021 at this stage.

@JayT said in The Backline in 2021:

@GNR4LIFE said in The Backline in 2021:

With the addition of Roberts, it’s created a real cluster for spots that will result in 1 or 2 regulars in 2020 missing out on a spot. Assuming everyone is fit. For balance, I think AD definitely has to move to 6. That would ease things somewhat. So that leaves the question of who plays 1.

AJ - Probably a bit too green. Though I do believe he played there at some point coming through the grades

Mbye - Maybe the safest assumption, but by no means the safest option

Roberts - Has played there before I believe, but probably putting a lot on his shoulders right off the bat. And given his off field issues, could do without the pressure

You would think BJ and Jimmy will get first dibs in the centres. And Noffa has one wing sewn up. Which leaves one wing and fullback up for grabs. I feel like AJ gets the wing spot and Mbye plays 1. Which leaves Tommy out in the cold, which I know would make a few of you happy. All of this is under the assumption AD moves to 6. Which if he doesn’t, will only create more of a headache. Also, not taking into account the potential signing of Mansour. And don’t forget Reece Hoffman

Head explodes

Agree completely it should be those spots, and Tommy probably won’t make the team most of the time. Would Storm really have let us have JAC if we gave Tommy? Mbye will play fullback for 2021

Did Storm ever even ask for Tommy as part of a swap deal?
Did we ask Tommy if he was willing to go?
Did Tommy say NO?
Would really be interesting to know.

@Snake said in The Backline in 2021:

@Geo said in The Backline in 2021:

@Snake said in The Backline in 2021:

AJ has all the qualities for a good 1 , if the Penrith kids not here AJ is my selection …Mbye offers nothing in that role he will be the 14 for the entire season.

Is catching bombs a good fullback quality…?

Of course so why is Mbye the preferred ?

Outstanding passing game, the best of all the FB options.

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