It's only a game ...
Who is his manager?
(Any chance it could be Isaac Moses?)
(Any chance it could be Isaac Moses?)
Grannies, Nanas, etc are also getting in on the act. My mother got a dragonfly with her other grand daughter for her 18th birthday. The same woman they said continuously throughout my upbringing, " If you come home with a tattoo, pack your bags, ’cause there ain’t no room for you here."Hard to find cleanskins these days TZ… tattooists are the new merchant bankers…
Lol… I once told my mum when I was 15 “they are my ears and you can’t stop me getting a piercing”…Grannies, Nanas, etc are also getting in on the act. My mother got a dragonfly with her other grand daughter for her 18th birthday. The same woman they said continuously throughout my upbringing, " If you come home with a tattoo, pack your bags, ’cause there ain’t no room for you here."
My Aunty got one last month . She’s 78. The last person you would think to get one. Again it was a grand kid situation.
mustn't be much good, no youtube video.From the Mole
The Sea Eagles have signed Aitasi James, a boom young lock who played five NRL games for the Tigers last season.
A tough 22-year-old, James handled the elevation well in a team that struggled to win games and should appreciate playing in the strong Manly pack in 2024
Never heard of him myself anyone know much about him?
I love a stat so thanks for the fix.To put things in perspective - he was basically given 20-30 (odd) minutes a game in his 5 first grade appearances (1/4 - 1/3 of an entire game), and here are his metres / stats:
Against Sharks: 64 metres (12 tackles) - 27 minutes
Against Dragons: 68 metres (17 tackles) - 21 minutes
Against Rabbits: 25 metres (21 tackles) - 26 minutes
Against Raiders: 80 metres (17 tackles) - 25 minutes
Against Roosters: 23 metres (18 tackles) - 21 minutes
Extrapolate those numbers over say 65 minutes, you have some pretty beastly metrics (comparable with the best in the NRL) - and I mean BEST. In perspective, Fainu has played 5 games also:
Against Tigers: 45 metres (5 tackles) - 40 minutes
Against Raiders: 112 metres (19 tackles) - 53 minutes
Against Knights: 91 metres (27 tackles) - 77 minutes
Against Dolphins: 71 metres (16 tackles) - 50 minutes
Against Eels: 49 metres (25 tackles) - 49 minutes
So if you average average figures / minutes, you'll actually find our new boy is well in front ! Fainu IS 2.5 years younger though.
Whoa! What all this positivity all of a sudden!I love a stat so thanks for the fix.
Good numbers considering the min played.
Im not sure why we take the piss out of Tigers players? look there are some stinkers sure but they have produced and let go of many guns over the past 15 years. We all know Teddy, Paps, and Josh AC just to name a few.
Paseka has been a good buy. Aleovera is one disappointment for me.
This kid could be a great buy.
Now I'm going to say it just this once.... after originally hating on the idea I now think Brooks could be the buy of the season in 2024. If we get a fit team on the park Brooks will have a level of support he has never experienced and could shine like a star. There I said it. in a thread that will disappear into the nether regions never to be seen again.
And probably cheaper too.Actually, I'll compare relevant metrics (note, this doesn't take into consideration fatigue, and some other tangible metrics that might come into play):
Game 1: Metres per minute: 2.37 - Tackles per minute: 0.44
Game 2: Metres per minute: 3.23 - Tackles per minute: 0.81
Game 3: Metres per minute: 0.96 - Tackles per minute: 0.81
Game 4: Metres per minute: 3.20 - Tackles per minute: 0.68
Game 5: Metres per minute: 1.10 - Tackles per minute: 1.28
Average: Metres per minute: 2.17 Tackles per minute 0.80
Extrapolated: 2.17 X 80 = 173.6 metres / game, and 64 tackles / game.
Game 1: Metres per minute: 1.13 - Tackles per minute: 0.10
Game 2: Metres per minute: 2.11 - Tackles per minute: 0.36
Game 3: Metres per minute: 1.18 - Tackles per minute: 0.35
Game 4: Metres per minute: 1.42 - Tackles per minute: 0.32
Game 5: Metres per minute: 1.00 - Tackles per minute: 0.51
Average: Metres per minute: 1.37 - Tackles per minute: 0.33
Extrapolated: 1.37 X 80 = 109.6 metres / game, and 26 tackles / game.
The metrics literally show James is a MUCH better prospect than Fainu (in both running metres and tackles) per minute. Boys and girls, we've just had a massive upgrade on a player we were all hurt to lose.
Stats drawn from:
The NRL profile of Aitasi James including career statistics, season stats, games, tries, goals, tackles and fantasy scores.www.weststigers.com.au
I had a moment the other day. Prior to Sefold I was Mr positive arguing the toss with many on here that life really wasn't that bad.Whoa! What all this positivity all of a sudden!