Thanks mateGood podcast... Excellent research and rational..
I'd like to you to do one on CG.
Cheers mateThanks Fonzie, I really enjoyed your podcast this season and your very thoughtful analysis, great listening, - I’m looking forward to your recruitment podcast.
If you are right about his ‘metamorphosis’ as a coach, I wonder if he had the right assistant coaches to help in this development as they play such an important part in how the team is prepped?
This suspended season might just keep him in a job for next season along with a preferred replacement not being available.
I bet he will be sweating on POS to somehow weave some recruitment magic in the next 8 months to give him the best chance of success.
Agree with pretty much all your points again fonzie.
One thing I would add to the SJ debacle is the mistake of letting Mason Lino go. They obviously didn't see SJ leaving when they let Lino go to the Knights.
2018 saw Lino handle the role of SJ and Green when they were out injured respectively.
He also may have been the steadying hand for CHT to break into first grade. They would have had quite a good knowledge of each other's game from their time in ISP together.
Somebody on this forum not so long ago asked the question if Lino is worth getting back as he's off contract. I would say yes.
It was a bit tongue and cheek .Thanks mate
Haha you’re the second to suggest a podcast on CG. At this stage I don’t think I can bring myself to do it, let’s just say I find the subject matter very uninspiring..
You never know, if this lockdown goes long enough I might give it a crack.
I know you're doing a recruitment podcast next but I was wondering if there are any names that spring to your mind that would add value to our squad? I know there are plenty but realistically players we might be able to get over here.Thanks mate
On Lino, he’d be handy to have around the club next year, especially if AK heads back to Aussie as I expect he will. Wouldn’t want him to block a spot for one of the up and comers though.
Hi mate, as you will have seen from the other thread I started I’ve mainly been focusing on what positions we most need to strengthen by recruiting and where we can internally promote.I know you're doing a recruitment podcast next but I was wondering if there are any names that spring to your mind that would add value to our squad? I know there are plenty but realistically players we might be able to get over here.
Agree with you about kiwis being our best bet to target but also good players down the pecking order at their clubs. As I said on the other thread you started I like the look of Junior Ratuva in the centres but don't know much about his status at the club. Tautau Moga is a powerful runner that might be worth a look. The storm are showing Papua New Guinians are having success in the centres like Fijian wingers and Seve and Olam off contract.Hi mate, as you will have seen from the other thread I started I’ve mainly been focusing on what positions we most need to strengthen by recruiting and where we can internally promote.
I had a look at the 2020 off contract players list and I have to say it was pretty uninspiring - there’s a few young guys that are good prospects but we already have those in key positions and I would like some established talent.But you never know who will shake loose once transfers start happening. I still think that we have a better chance of recruiting kiwis at fair value than Aussies for all the obvious reasons.