RE: Signing Suggestions & Rumours
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@tigerpower said in Signing Suggestions & Rumours:
If you want to know why players don’t want to come here it’s because they want to play finals. Look at the players who left us last year and I think they are all playing finals
We will only attract players when we have success. Players want to have succes, play finals, win premierships. Whoever is selling the dream to potential recruits isn’t convincing them that things are going to change. When they see us getting smashed 38-0 by the wooden spooners then they put a big x on our name. We are in a long term play and the onli way out is to recruit young guns like Laurie and Stefano and hope they develop and want to continue what they started here.
Mate, most of these players were let go as they were not in Madge’s long term plans. With these four players we are not a spot higher on the ladder. The thing about these guys mostly, they are stop gap players who can ‘hold down a position’, while the other players excel around them. Similar to George Jennings at Melbourne, or even Adam Keighran helping out the Roosters in the centres the last few months. If you put these guys above in teams 9th-10th they still don’t make the finals. These guys have benefited from being on the back of some pretty good teams.
The key to most good NRL Teams is having your core of 6-10 really good NRL Players, and then the rest are just doing their jobs. Same in 05, we have Elford and Fitzhenry in the backline. They may not of even started in plenty of NRL Teams that year, but they held their spots and allowed us to pay bigger money for others etc. Our problem is we seem to have about 12 stop gap players and our other 5 are just “ok”.