Geez I like Madge’s faith in the guy, but I think that Brooks has been around long enough for us all to see he doesn’t really have what it takes to be a top flite halfback. Slightly above average? Yes, he’s had some good games, but he is far from being a consistent, influential halfback. I guess there is some hope he will eventually develop into one, Cleary has taken a couple of years to get to the level he is playing at now, but he is younger and hasn’t been playing first grade as long as Brooks has.
Still I’m not the coach, Madge is, and if he thinks he can develop him then good luck to him. All I know is, that if there is no real change in the way he plays in coming seasons then Madge’s declaration that Brooks will be our long term halfback doesn’t make me feel too happy.
Its not as if we’re spoilt for choice…no real options but to persevere
Marsters has definitely got worse. He always struggled in defence but he’s not even making as many metres and scoring as many tries as he did last season.
Joey Leilua despite his brain dead suspension is a much better player. He was just finding his form too before he got suspended, I hope he comes out next week looking super fit
Saw him at a KFC drive through recently…
What a fall from Grace since he left us…
listed as a reserve for the Cowgirls with Connelly Leumelu (who struggled to make Canterbury Cup) listed to play centre…
Also we went hard for Zane Tetevano, he ended up with the Riff, he too is a reserve…
Some big named and highly paid players are struggling in 2020
How’s this for the coaching merry go round
Bellyache and Cammy to the Broncos
Paul Green to the sharkies
Kevvie Walters to the Storm
Mary will survive 2020 replaced by Fitzgibbon
Just throwing it out there
sounds plausible…and PvL will make it happen…
Really need to be doing better than Clark next year. I know he’s a depth player but we need better depth in that case
I read somewhere that he is leaving league and is returning to his old man’s business next season … ??
That is true