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  1. manly al

    Turbo good to go

    Of course hope that he can have a blinder of a year for Manly and finally a better run on the injury front but by the same token , no certainty that he would be a walk up start at S O O Best , Mitchell , Crichton probably ist choices in the centres , maybe even Staggs . Probably Teddy at...
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    Is Luke brooks the piece we’ve been missing

    Was worth a shot giving Shu a crack at 6 last season but in the same instance , was going against the trend of the type and style of the 6 role at N R L level for some time now . More sharp attacking and open running type individuals more the norm . Shu did not help matters with his regular...
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    Is Jaxson Paulo a starter

    Think that it was just more then just a bit of conjecture that Garrick could transition to a centre role next season . Could have just been a part inducement factor to encourage him to re sign last season with the suggestion [ or his stated preference to play again there ] but did eventuate in...
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    Is Luke brooks the piece we’ve been missing

    Shu has or ideally can still have some good late footwork when he takes on a defensive line . Also have not regarded him previously or primarily as a direct hole runner but again has seemed to have that knack to beat opposition defences with that bit of deceptive late footwork . Plus still...
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    My 2 most interesting

    Gordie definitely of keen interest to provide some point of difference in ruck attack when Froggy needs a rest and when the ruck area should be a bit more open . Definitely has that ability to get his side on the front foot to good effect . Lawton just not offering enough in a similar role ...
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    Is Luke brooks the piece we’ve been missing

    Just hope that Brooks can form or develop a good understanding in defensive reads with whoever else plays on his side . Just too many occasions also last season with Shu as the 6 , poor reads and positioning starting there and throwing the rest of the defensive line out of kilter . Especially...
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    What has ST become?

    Always is a requirement for any N R L club to have or consider their share of fringe players or prospects to balance a cap arrangement . Requirement after that is to try to get the best out of these type of squad members as someone like Bellemy still seems quite adept at doing . Maybe less...
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    Addin Fonua-Blake

    May have been on the viable category side if say Alioia and Lodge "s contracts were substituted for A F B and it is still one more season away apparently in any case . So really just speculation where and how things may eventually pan out and taking into account his own specific club...
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    Is Jaxson Paulo a starter

    Wouldn 't underestimate Faulalo "s ability to improve even more and eventually come into some consideration for a i st grade wing spot if an opportunity does emerge. Obviously not yet exposed to the full pressure of i st grade footy in an outside back position or full back but obviously also a...
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    Jamie Humphreys

    Certainly would not think so in defence , probably could offer a bit more variation in attack and directing play . A bit of reasonable tactical kicking by both if required . Croker a bit more to offer in the short term . on present indications Sill regard Humphries offering more future value...
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    Turbo good to go

    Sort of half expected for some time that Turbo would do a Tedesco and manage a relatively injury free career after some challenging early on injury plagued times . Alas , has exceeded that point now and not sure what to expect but to still have the hope that he can finally experience some...
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    Is Jaxson Paulo a starter

    Won 't be a walk up start for Paulo but must have a bit going for him just from the limited references that i have noticed . Tippytoes was showing some improved form for a good part of last season so no doubt will be providing some genuine competition . Ray Ray always has a decent go and...
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    Jamie Humphreys

    Still would not generally rate Weekes limited i st grade appearances on the dud side though certainly on the disappointing side . Not the most competitive of oppositions at the time but went O K as the run on full back against the Dogs at the end of season 22 . Then some good touches in the...
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    Club News 2024

    Interesting references to Humphries , had the impression that his best prospects were as a future 7 at a higher level . Froggy has put in some great efforts , Gordy is showing excellent promise but now Humphries apparently in the frame . Guess that time will tell . Faulalo has that bit...
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    How we will win the comp in 2024

    Maybe a bit light on in the 6 department if Brookes is sidelined for whatever time but naturally hope that he will not be . Not sure if Arthur can provide the necessary input there to make an adequate replacement . Shu unlikely to be moved back there unless really desperate , Latu Fainu and...
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    Jamie Humphreys

    Wouldn "t say that Weekes was in the dud category with the majority of his few i st grade appearances this season . Had a couple of good touches when tried as a 9 sub , bit out of his depth when he started as the 6 in that early season game against the Panthers but Manly played quite poorly...
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    Corey Waddell

    Bully and Sipley on end of season form would have to be rated ahead of Alioia . Alioia , if his fitness level is up to par will get an opportunity to establish himself again during Lodge"s recovery time . Hope that he can regain some overall good level form and shake off his injury woes...
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    Jamie Humphreys

    Seems a very tradesman like 7 and good overall ability . Have to take into account from a general club perspective that Latu Fainu was given an opportunity ahead of him at Blacktown last season in the halves while Jamie was apparently alternating between a 7 and 9 role at Flegg Probably not...
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    Preseason 2024

    Not sure if Faulalo is in the development squad or on a train and trial for i st grade but presume is still contracted to Blacktown irrespective . Certainly had. a very impressive season for Blacktown in 23 . Might see Humphries being given a run the halves for next season 's ist grade trials ...
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    Zac Fulton

    Played quite a few games [ Zac ] at centre for Blacktown this season also , good versatility to whatever degree but maybe not helping his back row development . Certainly showed some promise in that i st grade debut last season , Sure that there has been plenty of attention trying to get him...
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