@Strongee said in Joe Ofahengaue Next ??:
We don’t need a marquee , we need a decent football team .
The marquee player issue to me isn’t a big issue. I still think the points made by @Tigerbuck63 are valid.
The best halves appear to be Brooks and AD. It could be good but they both have to improve massively. AD has to learn the spot in the top grade.
Mbye is at this point our best option at fullback. He drops the ball consistently and his hit-ups are weak. He has some upside in that he is fast and he can ball play. Overall though it’s a problem position.
Liddle has to prove himself at hooker and we need a back-up. Is it realistic for Simpkin to step up this year ?
Then assuming we lose JA we’ve lost our best metre eater. We have a bunch of unproven inconsistent players in the middle. We then lack a quality right edge backrower. We really need Blore to step up. Is JO up to it ? It sounds a higher cost contract which is a concern.
Our centres in Roberts, BJ and Talau are okay but do you think they will be consistent. Our wingers look okay to me but they aren’t great.
In stating all of that I like the way we are picking up players. I also don’t think we are going to be worse than last year. We could surprise on the up-side.