@cochise that’s what I’m thinking.
Either way, let’s see what Nofo and Mermirivski* have got. Dig in boys.
- Intentionally misspelt to agitate
@Masterton Agree. It’s taken a few months for Maguire to reinvent the abysmal offensive structures that Ivan the Impotent drilled into the team, but the ball movement looked much better for the first time last night.
We regularly created space, time and opportunity for the backs against an elite defensive structure whose players have ours covered on paper. That’s good coaching.
@Newtown That’s always been an option for old players. Getting them to agree to do it by abandoning their right to payment is the part that makes the Inglis situation unusual. The potential rort would be if the club enticed players on contracts that outweigh their value to retire for cap relief but then paying them through other means. Whatever Inglis is getting paid by Souths is getting included in the cap.
I thought the Farah situation was harshly dealt with but it’s different to this situation.
I don’t have a problem with it. Inglis walked away from his contract and they are including his post-career employment in the cap
3 from 6 would still have us in a reasonably good position. More would be great and a bonus in my eyes.
Most importantly, we can’t have a long string of losses. Every year going back to 2011 the club has lost at least 4 games in a row. Most years it’s been 5 or 6 losses on the trot. You can’t go on a string of losses like that and expect to play finals footy unless you have a very good squad that can click suddenly and also go on a run.
@bythebeardofzeus 8 more wins from the final 15 games will almost definitely get us there this year. There is one less round/bye this year so 28 will almost definitely be enough (ie 13 wins from 25 games).
We are on 10 points already, plus a bye to come (12), plus 16 points from 8 wins gives us the 28.
What would be helpful is if the top 3 or 4 teams keep beating the mid-table teams which are challenging us for a spot in the 8 like the Dragons, Knights, Manly, Raiders etc. If that happens, the cutoff for the 8 would likely be 25 or 26 ladder points.