Great point Ser8 and probs worth a thread "Moneyball signings" as agree 100% with this.Seibold's signings have a bit of a Moneyball feel to them. Lodge and Brown very unpopular signings, for various reasons. Waddell, Talau and Paulo not greeted with excitement, and even Brooks - a good player but totally out of left field as a Manly recruit. Could be a very interesting season.
Even Brooks, who is kind of in that basket as has not been in vogue as a Top half for a while, in fact a declining half in that Tigers operation....but I feel will relish being at the Seaeagles 2024.
Talau is interesting for mine as had Massive potential a few years back, but then slipped with combined injuries/confidence, but in games I seen last year still had some tackle breaking ability and in a better system, could suprise in a Manly jersey.
Paulo I was assured a while ago and did post WILL be the other wing spot, with Garrick moving to centres and I have high hopes for him and see him as a definite upside to other options....at least to start the season.
Waddell is personally not my favourite player, but definitely can push for a spot in the 17 with his agility and skills on the edge and again in games he played last season, was near best for Dogs on most occasions (but that's not meaning too much) .... I actually think Burbo is the 1 player who has more upside than shown thus far and though not a NEW player, is also a Moneyball type who could be worth well more than his pay packet in 2024...