I am a Schuster fan, but aside from his 2 kicks, he was woeful.
We are fortunate that there are teams like Tigers, Bulldogs and Dragons that are marginally worse, or we would be in line for our first wooden spoon.
Shudder to think what Panthers and Warriors will do to us...
We also have Faulalo from NSW cup team scoring around 13 tries this season but can’t get a look in.
Talau is another dud signing from the worst team on the comp.
We have become a joke of a club when it comes to recruitment, coaching, and being accountable from the top down.
Look at other teams; Souths make one signing and it’s Jack Wighton, and they’ve already got a top squad.
Don’t try and tell me Brooks is a marquee signing, while Paulo and Talau are barely first graders.
Would rather a gun front rower or hooker, if we had cash to splash.
I have followed Manly since 1969 and have not felt as bad about this club since the Northern Eagles debacle.
At least we bought players like Matt Orford, Steven Bell, Jamie Lyon, Brent Kite, Ben Kennedy to help turnaround the team, as well as integrating exciting youngsters like the Stewart...
I should be shocked by that news, but given our recruitment policy in the past few years, it just seems par for the course.
I don’t understand why all the good and promising juniors we develop are so quickly discarded, yet so many big average players are signed from other clubs.
I understand we discarded Feledy long before we signed Talau; but it does relate to our recruitment policy, when he have a talented local junior in our ranks, and 12 months later are buying another clubs up and coming centre, for probably more money, yet has less upside, and less affinity to our...
2 stupid kicks by DCE; the 7 tackle set just before his chip and chase. Why not kick long for Saab and keep the ball down their end with a minute to go.
He never has these brain explosions for QLD, but always seems to find them for Manly
He was gassed, as I noticed him make those tackles then move to the wing.
There was a passage of play in the first half when Hynes made a break up the sideline and Turbo rounded him up very quickly, so I think the speed is still there.
As for the fitness, the whole team seems off the pace, when...
Croker has no idea in attack at dummy half let alone putting him at 5/8; he is a gutsy player but is one of the reasons we struggle in attack.
Would rather blood Fainu if it came to it, but only if Schuster doesn’t come good.
Harper was one of our better players today; Parker is more of a liability, and Woods and Keppie should both be in reserve grade.
Croker is great in defence but does nothing in attack. API showed what we have been missing in a 9.
Not sure about a reasonable game, as he butchered an easy try in the corner by not using his right arm, therefore keeping Gutherson away from his put down. Also dropped a bomb late which kept Parra in it till the end.
If the jamming is coached then that’s another issue, bit otherwise that side...