We are a hell of a footy team when it all cicks. Pretty much unstoppable. We’ve al crtiicised Sheens, but the young guys coming through + Galloway’s massive improvement + Benji’s return to pivot + Ellis being outstanding all add up to next season looking really good.
But it also highlights how bad our recruitment is. Right now, we are clearly a couple of players short. With the way the comp is, being so even, two or three players are the difference between first and ninth.
Right now, we are about where Parramatta is…a couple of real stars (Benji, Robbie…Hayne), some realworkhorses in the pack (Ellis…Hindmarsh) and a lot of good young kids coming through.
Yet for next season they’ve added:
Three rep level players…two of them potentially Origin players.
And we’ve added:
Cronulla and Penrith’s discards + a kid who four clubs have sacked and can’t be relied on.
I just don’t understand how our CAP can be so tight that we can’t add anyone decent / Parra can add rep class players.
Last night showed, yet again, that we CANNOT rely on Benji + Robbie to steer us around the park for an entire season. They are to “hit and miss”. Kicks out on the full, bad options taken etc etc. Both are SENSATIONAL ad lib / off the cuff players. The best in the NRL almost.
But we need an organising half back with a strong kicking game.
Galloway and Ellis together all season in 2010 = we will have a top class pack. However…it’s obvious we need more depth at prop. Whenever Big Red was out injured or off the field, we were clearly a worse team. Payten doesn’t have a lot of good footy left / Skando is the same. We NEED an aggressive young prop.
If we could just add a top number 7 + a prop we’d be a legitimate chance at winning the comp in 2010.
As it stands, we are not even in the market for either.
It’s time the recruitment team got their act together.