Twitter guy reading the play said 101 percent us
Yeah just saw that. He said deal was done weeks ago. Performance based contract.
R Smith from bulldogs to go to storm as he’s not in Barretts plans. No doubt freeing up cash for Burton and co.
Reading the play gets good mail
Gerard Condon ex coach apparently
Our pack had 17 player in 2020:
7 Props/Middle: Aloiai (18 games), Twal (12), Mikaele (18), Musgrove (6), Clark (7), Packer (7), Eisenhuth (14)
8 2nd Rowers: Leilua (20), Garner (17), Lawrence (13), McIntyre (12), Blore (5), Seyfarth (4), Chee Kam (9), Taylor (11)
2 Hookers: Grant (17), Liddle (6)
The players in BOLD are the ones leaving us and I know I’ve included Aloiai in there but that’s because we realistically won’t see any of him until late in 2021 after his ACL and he likely won’t be himself before 2022
Up front then we lose Aloiai, Eisenhuth and Clark and we replace with Tamou and Uto. You could argue that’s about the same but we would be down to a Prop/Middle rotation of 6 including Packer
2nd row we lose Lawrence and Taylor which is a lot of experience and professionalism if nothing else. Replacements are maybe Kane Bradley and I’m assuming McIntyre and Seyfarth are resigned. We’re probably OK if Blore and McIntyre step up big time and we get something out of Seyfarth. I can’t see we can afford to lose Garner though and again, we drop a body down to a 2nd Row rotation of 7
Hookers, Harry would be replaced by Simpkins but as good as he may be and as Liddle could be, it’s a huge drop off for mine
I guess the upshot of all that is our pack doesn’t look any stronger than this year, if anything it’s dropped a touch
I don’t think we can afford to do that and whilst I get 2021 still has a lot of moving parts, I reckon we need to do a bit more. Harry would obviously be a big piece but a solid journeyman backrower might be useful as well
Aloiai was cleared of an ACL injury. Will miss some pre season but should be fine for round 1
We could definitely use another second rower, I feel like the club is wagering on Blore and Luciano both killing it and playing good minutes. Hopefully Tamou and Stefano make a difference for us and Musgrove can play more he looks the goods.
OK, great news, I missed that, thanks JC99
Definitely stronger up front then but the rest holds more or less
Harry will be a big loss. I like Liddle as a player but when your pack and halves struggle, Harry is more beneficial to the team than Liddle. In saying that if our pack and halves can step up then Liddle will perform well too just needs some space
We can’t rely that much on Grant. Imagine our year if we didn’t have Grant. I love Liddle obviously he’s not Grant level but I reckon he is a future star.
According to benji Harry is a franchise player.
Harry and tanne Milne.
Hope benji goes no where near our club
This guy on Souths forum is normally on the money which concerns me with this post…
I hope his wrong but was all over the LM situation last year and 100% spot on…
I for one will be happy once this is all over but still hold a little hope.
Hello darkness my old friend
I’ll be off the game if this happens