Halves situation

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  1. 88Knight4life

    88Knight4life Tony Butterfield

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    Yeah i spose 2 wins in a row changes the view of people.

    3wks ago if we had this same convo, im sure many peoples view of Lamb would of been different.

    So ill stand by my view ( nrl has been a steep hill and they havemt leant much ) which comes from watching 45 games of them chasing there a$$ while trying to get a breath in.

    If this wasnt correct, why would we have chased Watson? And everyone doing cartwheels over the signing :shrug:
     
  2. Joshhh

    Joshhh OnARampageFuelledByGod

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    I've noticed this too, when him & Cogger were first making their mark at the club they were tiny. Always was a concern whether they'd become big enough. Nowadays Lamb looks like a genuinely bigger half.
     
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    Frank McWilliams Robbie McCormack

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    As long as bulking up doesn't produce a slow plodder, I think his size for the position is ok.
     
  4. Jaybro

    Jaybro David Fa'alogo

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    Some good points and views ......

    Personally I think it will be Lamb and Watson in the halves and I expect Burher or Levi to play 14 so I think Cogger & Pythian will be the reserve grade halves. I still think Hodko will end up in England especially now since he's returned to first grade with some success ......

    Ultimately I think Cogger will have to leave the club for a shot at NRL, obviously things could change but Brown seems a big fan of Lamb and Watson looks a sure bet so I just don't see where Cogger will fit in ......
     
  5. Billy

    Billy Danny 'Bedsy' Buderus

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    I think Jack Johns has now done enough to get a spot in the reserve grade squad next year. He has improved as much as Meaney did in NYC last year. He started this year as a pretty dodgy defender, and now he is very close to our best in NYC, and he started the year with the vision and ability to make a few things for himself in attack, and now he is a playmaker who does really clever try assists out of nothing - dare I say "Johns like".
    He is too old for NYC next year, but it's obvious he has been training fulltime this year and has been getting some very good skills coaching from somewhere, and he wouldn't be out of place in the senior squad in the off season.
     
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  6. Jaybro

    Jaybro David Fa'alogo

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    Will be hard though especially with our 'depth' in the halves ......
     
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    Lefty David Fa'alogo

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    I hope they can find room for him in the senior squad this off season. He has got it all.


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  8. Frank McWilliams

    Frank McWilliams Robbie McCormack

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    Only have Hodko/Watson, Cogger/Lamb, if no Feeney, Pearsell, Pythian subject to fitness/injury, no one else coming through so he is next best option.
     
  9. Jaybro

    Jaybro David Fa'alogo

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    So How many halves will we carry in our two squads next year ? 6 seems plenty
     
  10. 88Knight4life

    88Knight4life Tony Butterfield

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    6 is to many.
    5 is what u want with a couple of goo utility players to chime in if needed.
     
  11. Hughburt6

    Hughburt6 Darius Boyd

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    Watson looks better at fullback than he does 5/8 but we will have ponga...good headache to have!
     
  12. 88Knight4life

    88Knight4life Tony Butterfield

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    Looked really good tonight.
    Though his def gonna be in the 6
     
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    member 2299 Andrew 'Joey' Johns

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    Watson performs well at 6 also. Would be great if Browny arranged a few sessions for he and young Jack with Dad a couple of times.
     
  14. Kurriboy

    Kurriboy Nathan Barnes

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    If we start next season with Hodkinson at half I will be very disappointed. Lamb every game is out playing hodkinson now. And with Watson getting the 6 we can only have one 7. Lamb deserves the jumper, has earned his shot at partnering watson.

    Watson/lamb pairing excites me a hell of a lot more than hodkinson/watson.

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    member 2299 Andrew 'Joey' Johns

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    100% correct Kurriboy!
     
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    Billy Danny 'Bedsy' Buderus

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    88Knight4life Tony Butterfield

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    Nick Crotic would be my guess for rookie of the yr
     
  18. Billy

    Billy Danny 'Bedsy' Buderus

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    halves always get a lot of Dally M love - wingers, not so much.
     
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    EASBay17 Adam Muir

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    How does that work given he played a handful of games last season?
     
  20. nunnsy

    nunnsy James Goulding

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    It says in the article you can be still considered a rookie if you played 3 games or less in the previous season
     
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