I’ve read many comments from people quick to veto the signings we’ve made or rumoured to make. However I feel some of you have unrealistic expectations of the recruitment process and expect the club to only sign marquee players (of which even then some people have been unhappy).
The club’s renewed recruitment strategy seems simple (however in reality difficult to pull off) - bring in a player who is better than the one they are replacing and where possible at the same salary or lower. So far, they have done an outstanding job! Let’s take a look:
Tamou - Huth
Joffa - Aloiai
JTJ - Jennings
Simpkins - Bradley
Laurie - Momo
If we look at Hastings singing on with us to replace Walters who we all know is not our long-term answer, well that’s another successful trade-in from Hartigan and Madge.
If you’re thinking we should be signing Munster instead of Hastings, you’re looking at it wrong and will be disappointed.