Official NRL commentator of the UK Royal Family
yep, but I'm not sure Harper is the issue. Johns as solid as he's been is just that.... Solid.... we aren't going to win anything with him in the 6 full time.They aren't gods and sometimes looking at issues from outside offers a broader perspective. Coaches certainly know a lot more than most of us, including myself, but they make mistakes. I'm an average supporter, though I've watched the game for over 50 years from outside. What I saw of the team posted for the game with Johns and Harper out there, immediately made me worry that Manly could easily lose the game, based on what I've observed of those players performances (check back I even commented on it before the game). Not saying that was the only reason they struggled, but I think many supporters on this site would agree they had concerns. The result was as expected.
Harper has been relegated to the reggies because we have a superstar in the making with Koala. I feel after his covid shocker last year it's become a lets blame Harper theme. everyone used to take the piss out of Parker but hes a really solid player now doing his job really well.