Love the current crop of speculation going on about our lineup for this year and what purchases might make up the team for 08 and beyond. Most agree that for the moment our backline is looking more than competitive with some likely looking talent still to rise up from lower grades. I think most would also agree that we are building good depth in our halves and generally in the key positions of 1, 6, 7, & 9 Many have already agreed that its the forwards that are our perceived weakness. Our philosophy is to buy 1 to 2 bluechips/1st raters each year. We bought 1 bluechip for 07. So the current speculation has us shopping for Gallen with unsubstantiated rumours about ODonnell aswell. But my question is should we be planning go to purchase 2 quality back rowers or do we look to get one of say LOD/PG and one top quality prop ? Lets look at the quality of our current depth in the forwards. PROPS Kite, King, Bryant, Rose...........Hall, Alphabet, Morewood, Trembath BACK ROW Menzies, Watmough, Williamson...............Stewart, Halfasanger, Wells, Cuthbo One thing is for sure we have plenty of unknowns in our immediate future in the forwards. If we were to assume confidence in Bryant & Rose as bench players at least and Watmough in the starting 2nd row, it still leaves us with doubts over the majority of our current fowards. For various reasons doubts remain over the playing futures of Kite, King, Menzies & Willow. So I ask everyone to put forward your views and imagine you were given the authority to be the recruitment decision maker this year. Where do you think our needs are ? Who would you buy?