So are you saying he has got it right now? If so, what’s the problem? I think Moltzen was still finding his feet earlier in the season and could have only played the way he has the last few weeks with that under his belt. Secondly, the Rabbitohs, who had some turmoil within the club were also coming off a big losing streak. We kicked them while they were down. The Cowboys minus O’Donnell, Harris, Payne, Hegarty and Amos. I think Scott was out too. You need to take all this into consideration before making sweeping statements like that.
The only thing that is FACT about whether or not we would have been in the top 6 with the current line-up is that we don’t know. There is no point in speculating. The FACT now is we still have a shot at the 8 and seem to be playing reasonable footy, however Canberra and Manly will be a big test for this team and one that we’ll need to pass in order to make a play for the 8. I dare say that if we do make the 8 on the back of this apparent surge in form, we’ve timed our run perfectly.
What I am saying is if that was the line-up at the start of the year, by now they would have gelled into a darn formidable unit. Canbera will be tough, and I dont know if we will beat them, even with the players in the positions that I like, but what I am saying is, if these guys were in these positions since round 1, we would be in a much better position than what we are now. I will specualte that we would have won at least 2 or 3 more games at least.
I accept that he has brought blokes along but is that not the job of the coach? I am critical of Sheens because he has been wrong. He has been wrong for 3 and a half years. If WT do not sign Gallant, they are wrong.
If they release players of better quality than they recruit (which seems to be a WT policy), then they are wrong.
Look…you’re right. I agree that Sheens should not have persisted with Morris in the halves. In fact, we should never have even bought him for that purpose, but without the proper introduction of Moltzen to first grade, who’s to say he wouldn’t have choked and stuffed his confidence for the rest of the season? To be honest, I wasn’t happy with Moltzen at the back at the start of the season. I wanted Gallant there, but I was warming to the idea with each game that Moltzen played as I thought he was improving. I only now think he’s ready to take on the pressure of the No. 7 jersey. Needless to say, I’m ecstatic for Gallant to have a real shot at grade for the rest of the year. Apart from one howler of a game, he looks a perfect fit for the team.