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@balmain-boy said in Brooks.... what is he good for??:

His defence is excellent and it’s good to see that his hard work has paid off. How ever at what cost? Where is the Brooks that won dally m halfback a couple of years ago? That teamwork he played in wasn’t amazing. No better or worse than this year’s team.

So far in 6 games this year he has 1 try assist and 1 line break assist (both the same play). 3 repeat sets earnt too. It’s just not enough. He needs to contribute more. He used to almost lead the league in try assists, but this part of his game seems to have disappeared. Especially seeing we’ve been a high scoring team, his lack of playmaking is disappointing. His kicks are also largely ineffective. Not sure what it is but I hope he recaptures his old attacking form soon!

Being comfortable and earning good money … knowing full well he has the 7 for another 4 yrs ! You need to have someone hungry … as above his attacking play has fallen away … some see this others do not .

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@Telltails said in Round 8 Game Thread *Spoilers*:

Certainly knows how to score a try AJ

Ground hog day what’s his name Jennings … prolific try score for Souths one day , the plodder of the decade in another jersey !

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@Snake said in Matt Eisenhuth..:

@InMadgeWeTrust said in Matt Eisenhuth..:

Eiso in this form is as good if not better than Twal at 13. As has been said, Eiso is useless off the bench. He needs 60+ mins at lock and then Twal can play big minutes at prop as well.

Yep have to reward effort and he has done that ! The only way a player can build each week is to give him the minutes required to achieve this . He could really develop into a very good player ! Put Twal in the front rower then you have 2 80 min players

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@InMadgeWeTrust said in Matt Eisenhuth..:

Eiso in this form is as good if not better than Twal at 13. As has been said, Eiso is useless off the bench. He needs 60+ mins at lock and then Twal can play big minutes at prop as well.

Yep have to reward effort and he has done that ! The only way a player can build each week is to give him the minutes required to achieve this . He could really develop into a very good player !

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@tony-soprano said in Signing Suggestions & Rumours:

@JoshColeman99 said in Signing Suggestions & Rumours:

@pawsandclaws1 said in Signing Suggestions & Rumours:

@JoshColeman99 said in Signing Suggestions & Rumours:

@pawsandclaws1 said in Signing Suggestions & Rumours:

The Kennel seem to believe MCK is joining them for 2.5 years. At the end of the highlights package MCK seems to have a smile on his face whereas Brooks and a couple of others don’t look happy.

Surely we aren’t releasing forwards in a time like this, how many are we missing now? We need to keep him

Let him go if it is true. His contribution off the bench has decreased and a spot for a young player is available.

Who takes his spot? We need a second rower on the bench and he can also cover centre. He’s not been great but at the same time I don’t know if Lawrence does any better

Can’t do any worse

Like the comparison with Rowdy a player that should of retired last season … MCK that’s an embarrassment but pretty spot on … just another passenger in the Tigers train at present !

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If a player is excelling in a position and finally settling and producing the first thing is supporters want him to play another position … until the coach play players that are excelling in a position other than swapping and changing will just be making up the numbers ! Esio plays look full stop !

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@fibrodreaming said in Brooks.... what is he good for??:

Perhaps the Mods could consider creating a permanent “Brooks Bashing” thread, like the Signing Suggestions and Rumours thread.

It would save our members creating a new thread each week.

That’s a great idea let it happen ! as this topic will not go away anytime soon… win / lose or draw.

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@Tiger-Tragic said in Brooks.... what is he good for??:

I know this won’t be a popular view, but I think Brooksy is better with Benji in the side. In fact, I think the whole attack and flair of the team is better with Benji in the side. Reynolds missed tackles last night as poorly as Benj does at times. Apart from his ‘energy’ and niggling attitude, I don’t think Reynolds adds enough to the side, in terms of attack that keeps the oppositon guessing.

He’s learned his lesson, Madge. Bring back Benji to the starting line up. Reynolds to the bench for Chee Kam.

If you were there last night you would realise what a difference the Grub makes to this team . It is OFF the ball that is the difference and make no mistake if last night proved anything Grub is very much a fan favourite !

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@The_Patriot said in Brooks.... what is he good for??:

If Maguire was happy with that performance id be shocked.

One day the penny will drop ! from a halves perspective last night there was NOTHING in attack just the same old same old … something needs to change other than the pedestrian catch / pass/ kick it is NOT the defensive issues it is setting up / creating . But as other clubs have found once the fan favourites are moved on things change and the team acquires a new dynamic … but hey mediocrity 👍there is a reason the team can not get past 9th position !

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@TheDaBoss said in Brooks.... what is he good for??:

Let’s replace brooks wjth madden so we have someone new to bash

Well 5 years of the same topic does get a bit tiresome … wonder why that is ?

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@weststigerman said in Brooks.... what is he good for??:

@Spacecub said in Brooks.... what is he good for??:

We need to have a play for Kieran foran, at the right price…as showed last night We are a competitive unit but we will never quite match the top teams…especially when things are tight, Brooks will never get us home in those types of games…time for him to go

Brooks is early into a 5 year contract. He’s not going anywhere.

That’s a sobering thought…

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@avocadoontoast said in Wests Tigers V Panthers - Live Game Thread:

I thought we played pretty well. If we had Twal out there the result might have been different…

The result would of been different if the two players had not gone down !

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That coat hanger thought I was back at Lidcombe oval !

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@Cultured_Bogan said in Depth being tested:

Fair enough. They said McIntyre was receiving treatment but I don’t recall hearing anything about hospital? Maybe I missed it.

That’s not good if correct … was there any indication of the severity of Nature boys injury ?

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Watching him tonight just scratch the head , the team is going nowhere with him there this is a recurring theme . He rates nowhere near the top halves at present just catches and passes … the club has a decision to make as a more dynamic half needs to be brought on board , the comments at the ground seem to reinforce this opinion also !