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is that to this today, we are still talking about the heroes of 2005 carrying this team forward. Let’s face it, in the last 14 years we haven’t developed a player - in any role - from our junior levels or bought as a junior from another club.
Sure, we have Luke Brooks - in my opinion a hooker in a half back body - but apart from his D which has improved - can we say the same about what a half back should do? And there is the rest of the stock going to come from?

I just see that another year with some (aging) players may well turn out to be one year too many.

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@momo_amp_medo said in Your Most Improved/Best Player of 2019:

Garner… two young props would be on my list also.

This

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OK, I am totally for the clean-out, but let’s put same names out there…Who should go and who should we retain?
In my opinion:

Retain (and build on):
Alex Twal
Benji Marshall (questionable)
Corey Thompson
David Nofoaluma
Jacob Liddle
Josh Aloiai
Luke Brooks
Luke Garner
Matt Eisenhuth
Moses Mbye (questionable)
Oliver Clark
Paul Momirovski
Ryan Matterson
Thomas Mikaele

Lose (if not costing an arm and a leg due to contracts)

Ben Matulino
Chris Lawrence
Chris McQueen
Dylan Smith
Elijah Taylor
Esan Marsters
Josh Reynolds
Michael Chee Kam
Moses Mbye
Robbie Rochow
Russell Packer
Sam McIntyre
Tyson Gamble
Zane Musgrove

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the next 2 games will define the 2019 success of this team, no doubt. I am not saying we are going to make the eight - and if we do it will be a bonus - but to the extent that this team will give 110%, then that’s all we can ask for. We’ll know if we truly have the eye of the tiger.
One thing is for sure, we can’t be going in with the same mindset as we did against the Dogs. If anything, let’s take a leaf out of their book. Love them or hate them, they do have a renewed resilience (some may argue this is because they are not under pressure). I don’t care if we breath deeply, chance our arms or play boring football - give 110% and I, for one, will be happy with where we finish.

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not a good look, let’s call it for what it was…Understand the heat of the battle and all that, but when you are a pro, you should know better, and as a supporter, these things are disgraceful to see, for the jumper worn…

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Has been playing first grade for some time now without being able to show any leadership skills, or organizing abilities. For what we are reportedly paying, not getting any value from him, I’m afraid. Hasn’t developed as a player, no matter who has coached him. Last night, his kicking was diabolical. Time to look at what else we can do.

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If you can’t beat this Bulldogs team, then maybe your ambitions are greater than your capabilities.

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To be fair, he made up for it with the last try…and possibly looked like the only one that could get us going. The same cannot be said for the other half who is yet to prove to me that he is capable of leading this team. Ever.

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The Pretenders…on tour since 2005.

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Until such time as we have someone call the shots, and own the plays, we’re forever going to be struggling to step up to a more consistent level of footy. With all respect to Benji and Robbie, sadly the years have caught up with them, but in their career they have never been what what I’d consider organizers in the team, and have mostly always enjoyed the luxury of a thinking half alongside them .
Our kicking game (specifically those high kicks) was substandard and far too easy for their defense to pick up.
Our set plays are too slow and predictable. This is a reflection of the players we have, and the standard we can expect.
This said, i wasn’t disappointed with the effort, and you can’t ask for more than this. A second string Rooster side still had enough firepower for us, simple as that.

Parra should be well within our reach.