BuT hEs TiNy aNd WeAk aNd wiLL nEvEr MaKe FiRsT gRaDe…
Haha, how we were wrong.
Shoulda backed him instead of the snake.
He’d probably still be with us.
Money-ball style recruitment in full effect.
Like in the past when we signed lowkey players such as - Blake Austin (Panthers), Martin Taupau (Bulldogs), Josh Addo-Carr (Sharks NYC), Kevin Naiqama (Penrith ISC / Journeyman) and we’ve done it again with players like Ryan Matterson (Roosters), Luke Garner (Manly NYC, Roosters ISC) & Alex Twal, Josh Aloiai (Parra NYC) and you can possible throw Michael Che-Kam on the list too.
These are extremely SMART signings.
Splashing cash (McQueen, Packer, Matulino, Reynolds, Mbye, Etc) is the opposite = STUPID. FAILURE.
I got laughed down for suggesting we sign Michael Liicha now the roosters are wanting to sign him…
@TYGA no excuses.
Matulino & Packer are garbage.
Twal is essentially a rookie compared to those two and he’s outplaying them every week.
Our best front rower for sure.
Parra recruits really do us well it seems.
Maybe we should check out their ranks and see who else we can get that’ll impress.
(Matterson, Aloiai, Eisenhuth, Twal are all Parra juniors I believe)
@upthetigers Not sure how many games you watched but Hoppa was way better than him at fullback.
He was so good they released him and signed a reserve grader (Nick Meany) to replace him - who is going quite well.
Gotta feeling Mbye will never play ORIGIN.
He’s a media man - talks the talk, speaks well, says the clichés and doesn’t deliver.
I like him but lets be honest… the thread is 100% correct.
Mbye has no concrete position…
Played fullback, centre, 5/8, half, hooker at the doggies and tbh he sucked at all of them with centre probably being his most decent because he had the least to do compared to the other positions.
He’s fast - in space - but obviously doesn’t go looking for it or create it.
He’s in no way safe under the high ball and his defence is average.
As stated - he’s been said to be an “athlete” but not a “footballer.”
We’re stuck with him… and as mentioned, along with the NZ dud front rowers, broken down Reynolds and over-rated Esan.
Very unfortunate. Was almost “our year…” until round 1 lol…