Each year someone gets unofficially nominated as the year's best off-season signing. Last year that man was Amos Roberts at the Panthers. I thought Glenn Morrison would probably get the gig this year for the Eels. However, the early stand outs were Smith and Adamson for the Raiders and Carl Webb for the Cowboys. Smith is now injured, as suspected. In recent weeks though I reckon Kennedy has pulled ahead. Man of the Match on sunday backing up from state of Origin is an inspirational performance. His influence on other players has been key too. Kennedy now leads the race by three lengths for mine. I bet the club now wish they HAD appointed him as captain, given Monaghan's parlous recent form and the nonsense over his re-signing.