2008 Forwards:-

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  1. Ryan

    By:RyanAug 29, 2007
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    We have an absolute wealth of talent next year in the forwards. I just don't know how Des is going to select his sides (great concern to have). I tried to think of a way to rate the forwards, so that I could work out our bench (yes, I need a life !!!) and have come up with the following. The higher the score, the better obviously:-

    Meter Making: 1) Poor, 2)Average, 3)Good
    Defense: 1) Poor, 2)Average, 3)Good
    Mobility: 1) Poor, 2)Average, 3)Good
    Attack: (X factor): 1) Poor, 2)Average, 3)Good
    Leadership: 1) Poor, 2)Average, 3)Good
    Fitness: 1) Poor, 2)Average, 3)Good

    So here goes, and obviously this is just opinion. Although the below looks long, most is just a cut and paste:-

    Brent Kite:-
    Meter Making: 1) Poor, 2)Average, 3)Good.............3
    Defense: 1) Poor, 2)Average, 3)Good......................3
    Mobility: 1) Poor, 2)Average, 3)Good......................3
    Attack: (X factor): 1) Poor, 2)Average, 3)Good......2
    Leadership: 1) Poor, 2)Average, 3)Good.................2
    Fitness: 1) Poor, 2)Average, 3)Good.......................3
    Total:- 16

    Jason King:-
    Meter Making: 1) Poor, 2)Average, 3)Good...........2
    Defense: 1) Poor, 2)Average, 3)Good....................2
    Mobility: 1) Poor, 2)Average, 3)Good....................2
    Attack: (X factor): 1) Poor, 2)Average, 3)Good....2
    Leadership: 1) Poor, 2)Average, 3)Good...............3
    Fitness: 1) Poor, 2)Average, 3)Good.....................1
    Total:- 12

    Mark Bryant:-
    Meter Making: 1) Poor, 2)Average, 3)Good..........2
    Defense: 1) Poor, 2)Average, 3)Good...................3
    Mobility: 1) Poor, 2)Average, 3)Good...................2
    Attack: (X factor): 1) Poor, 2)Average, 3)Good...2
    Leadership: 1) Poor, 2)Average, 3)Good..............1
    Fitness: 1) Poor, 2)Average, 3)Good....................1
    Total:- 11

    Adam Cuthbertson:-
    Meter Making: 1) Poor, 2)Average, 3)Good..........2
    Defense: 1) Poor, 2)Average, 3)Good...................1
    Mobility: 1) Poor, 2)Average, 3)Good...................1
    Attack: (X factor): 1) Poor, 2)Average, 3)Good...3
    Leadership: 1) Poor, 2)Average, 3)Good..............1
    Fitness: 1) Poor, 2)Average, 3)Good....................2
    Total:- 10

    Glenn Hall:-
    Meter Making: 1) Poor, 2)Average, 3)Good..........2
    Defense: 1) Poor, 2)Average, 3)Good...................2
    Mobility: 1) Poor, 2)Average, 3)Good...................2
    Attack: (X factor): 1) Poor, 2)Average, 3)Good...1
    Leadership: 1) Poor, 2)Average, 3)Good..............1
    Fitness: 1) Poor, 2)Average, 3)Good....................2
    Total:- 10

    George Rose:-
    Meter Making: 1) Poor, 2)Average, 3)Good..........3
    Defense: 1) Poor, 2)Average, 3)Good...................1
    Mobility: 1) Poor, 2)Average, 3)Good...................1
    Attack: (X factor): 1) Poor, 2)Average, 3)Good...3
    Leadership: 1) Poor, 2)Average, 3)Good..............1
    Fitness: 1) Poor, 2)Average, 3)Good....................1
    Total:- 10

    Josh Perry:-
    Meter Making: 1) Poor, 2)Average, 3)Good.........1
    Defense: 1) Poor, 2)Average, 3)Good..................2
    Mobility: 1) Poor, 2)Average, 3)Good..................1
    Attack: (X factor): 1) Poor, 2)Average, 3)Good...1
    Leadership: 1) Poor, 2)Average, 3)Good.............2
    Fitness: 1) Poor, 2)Average, 3)Good...................1
    Total:- 8

    Anthony Watmough:-
    Meter Making: 1) Poor, 2)Average, 3)Good.........3
    Defense: 1) Poor, 2)Average, 3)Good..................2
    Mobility: 1) Poor, 2)Average, 3)Good..................2
    Attack: (X factor): 1) Poor, 2)Average, 3)Good...2
    Leadership: 1) Poor, 2)Average, 3)Good..............2
    Fitness: 1) Poor, 2)Average, 3)Good...................3
    Total:- 14

    Glenn Stewart:-
    Meter Making: 1) Poor, 2)Average, 3)Good..........1
    Defense: 1) Poor, 2)Average, 3)Good...................2
    Mobility: 1) Poor, 2)Average, 3)Good...................3
    Attack: (X factor): 1) Poor, 2)Average, 3)Good...2
    Leadership: 1) Poor, 2)Average, 3)Good..............1
    Fitness: 1) Poor, 2)Average, 3)Good....................3
    Total:- 12

    Jack Afamasaga:-
    Meter Making: 1) Poor, 2)Average, 3)Good..........2
    Defense: 1) Poor, 2)Average, 3)Good...................2
    Mobility: 1) Poor, 2)Average, 3)Good...................1
    Attack: (X factor): 1) Poor, 2)Average, 3)Good...1
    Leadership: 1) Poor, 2)Average, 3)Good..............1
    Fitness: 1) Poor, 2)Average, 3)Good....................2
    Total:- 9

    Luke Williamson:-
    Meter Making: 1) Poor, 2)Average, 3)Good...........1
    Defense: 1) Poor, 2)Average, 3)Good....................3
    Mobility: 1) Poor, 2)Average, 3)Good....................2
    Attack: (X factor): 1) Poor, 2)Average, 3)Good....1
    Leadership: 1) Poor, 2)Average, 3)Good...............2
    Fitness: 1) Poor, 2)Average, 3)Good.....................3
    Total:- 12

    Jason Wells:-
    Meter Making: 1) Poor, 2)Average, 3)Good..........1
    Defense: 1) Poor, 2)Average, 3)Good...................2
    Mobility: 1) Poor, 2)Average, 3)Good....................2
    Attack: (X factor): 1) Poor, 2)Average, 3)Good....1
    Leadership: 1) Poor, 2)Average, 3)Good...............1
    Fitness: 1) Poor, 2)Average, 3)Good....................2
    Total:- 9

    Sione Fenefuiaki:-
    Meter Making: 1) Poor, 2)Average, 3)Good..........2
    Defense: 1) Poor, 2)Average, 3)Good...................1
    Mobility: 1) Poor, 2)Average, 3)Good....................1
    Attack: (X factor): 1) Poor, 2)Average, 3)Good....1
    Leadership: 1) Poor, 2)Average, 3)Good...............1
    Fitness: 1) Poor, 2)Average, 3)Good.....................1
    Total:- 7

    Vic Mauro:-
    Meter Making: 1) Poor, 2)Average, 3)Good...........1
    Defense: 1) Poor, 2)Average, 3)Good...................1
    Mobility: 1) Poor, 2)Average, 3)Good....................2
    Attack: (X factor): 1) Poor, 2)Average, 3)Good.....1
    Leadership: 1) Poor, 2)Average, 3)Good................1
    Fitness: 1) Poor, 2)Average, 3)Good.....................2
    Total:- 8

    Steve Menzies:-
    Meter Making: 1) Poor, 2)Average, 3)Good...........2
    Defense: 1) Poor, 2)Average, 3)Good...................3
    Mobility: 1) Poor, 2)Average, 3)Good....................3
    Attack: (X factor): 1) Poor, 2)Average, 3)Good.....3
    Leadership: 1) Poor, 2)Average, 3)Good................2
    Fitness: 1) Poor, 2)Average, 3)Good.....................3
    Total:- 16

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    That's:-

    Brent Kite 16
    Steve Menzies 16
    Anthony Watmough 14
    Glenn Stewart 12
    Jason King 12
    Luke Williamson 12
    Mark Byant 11
    Adam Cuthbertson 10
    Glenn Hall 10
    George Rose 10
    Jack Afamasaga 9
    Jason Wells 9
    Vic Mauro 8
    Josh Perry 8
    Sione Fenefuiaki 7

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    Therefore, based upon my ratings, my forwards would be as follows:-

    08. Brent Kite
    09. Matt Ballin
    10. Jason King
    11. Anthony Watmough
    12. Steve Menzies
    13. Glenn Stewart

    14. Mark Bryant
    15. Adam Cuthbertson
    16. Glenn Hall
    17. Luke Williamson

    What do you guys reckon? Rose to be pushing for a spot when he is fit.

    Again...agreed...I seriously need to get a life !!!
     
  2. Kiwi Eagle

    By:Kiwi EagleAug 29, 2007
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    Perry rated far, far too low, he is at least the equal of Bryant.

    Stats wise, up against Bryant he makes 1 less run, makes 3 less metres, makes more tackles and misses less

    If i was doing Perrys ratings on this system

    Josh Perry:-
    Meter Making: 1) Poor, 2)Average, 3)Good.........2
    Defense: 1) Poor, 2)Average, 3)Good..................2
    Mobility: 1) Poor, 2)Average, 3)Good..................1
    Attack: (X factor): 1) Poor, 2)Average, 3)Good...2
    Leadership: 1) Poor, 2)Average, 3)Good.............2
    Fitness: 1) Poor, 2)Average, 3)Good...................1
    Total:- 10

    with the ability uder a good coaching regime to lift fitness and ability to 2 each, and with those on board a decent chance to hit a 3 on metres

    Also, on Afamasaga, with a full off season under the belt he could really develop an x-factor rating, in a game of PL i saw him play the angles he ran wide were sensational and he was cutting them up at will
     
  3. Fluffy

    By:FluffyAug 29, 2007
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    Kingys metres this year are good.
     
  4. Canteen Worker

    By:Canteen WorkerAug 30, 2007
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    Too many figures. Can you post this in the off season when I can worry about such matters. Footy to distract me now and the fate of the Sea Eagles this year.
     
  5. DSM5

    By:DSM5Aug 30, 2007
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    What else do you do with your time Ryan? Anyway from observation only, Jack needs to work on his defense, Perry on his weight and fitness, Choc on ball holding, King on running straight and hard, Bryant on looking for a new club, Hall on penalty giving and Cuthbo on defense. I notice you haven't looked at Wells. He's big and strong looking and has a future in the pack imo. I don't know whether Rose will come back any good, I'm not a fan.
     
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