Need to get on the love boat Ryan,Our forwards, and 9 are terrible. Not only have we not signed anyone half decent, we've gone backwards in low quality depth that we've had (now Aloiai may be next). Yet, like every year, people expect a magical turn around in form.
We'll be one of the league's dead weights for the third year straight. 12th-16th is my guess.
Half the team are returning from long (and I mean LONG) term injury (Turbo, Garrick, Paseka, Aloiai, Lodge, Croker, Tuipulotu, Lawton) then you have players who couldn't make the grade (Schuster).
We still don't have a specialist starting 9. The one we have has 0 X-factor and running game. We are STILL looking at playing players out of position due to **** recruitment.
Is what it is. Bar is very low. I'll be happy when we can scratch a win. Haven't been able to win 50% of our games for two years straight. That will continue as top 8 teams continue to batter us.
Season ticket holders are in for yet another real treat (then again, they are taking a heap of game away - U.S. , Brisbane etc. ) - stupid.
Their is a lot to like about Manly 2024, sure, a lot have been injured but most are now over it and back into full training bar Lodge. I acknowledge we aren't quite there with the top two in forward intensity, but, we have the fastest backline in the comp, if Turbo has a decent run of only one or two injuries this will be the real bonus for us. All's we can do is make the semis and from there anything can happen especially if we make top 4.