“ Boomer still Booming”
Obviously being from the area, I can tell you the area well and truly is the Rugby League heartland. Every club in the Penrith system has a minimum of 4 teams per age group, sometimes more. You only have to go to the local supermarket and you will see kids, parents etc wearing local team apparel anywhere u go practically. Any Given day of the week. There is plenty of talent out here to choose from, the only issue is the panthers will always get first crack at them. I also know they sign players with an ounce of talent in the local comps, just so they don't go elsewhere, whether or not they are truly serious about them. It is panthers territory, and every kid loves the panthers here. Hard to compete with, when they can throw cash at any kid they want. The penrith/blacktown city juniors is the biggest and best nursery by far. Unfortunately, blacktown workers will mostly get the kids unwanted, or already spat outI thought Blacktown was meant to be a breading ground for stars, its worked for Penrith but seems to be a disaster for us.
We seem to struggle to get players that are future stars unlike the roosters.
I don't know if its the fault of the recruitment team or something is wrong at the joint and players managers are saying see what else comes up before committing to Manly.
We should have built on from the winning 2007-2014 era like the roosters have done, every player wants to go there with there recent success.
I know you Sparty . You are a good fellow . What you posted does not define youIn hindsight we are all fuking genius's. In hindsight Rothtool's mother should have shat him out in the toilet.
Bozo you are right my friend. I take that back..I know you Sparty . You are a good fellow . What you posted does not define you
I know our passionate and dissapointments can get the better of us some times
But we all must be more graceful and think All mothers deserve respect just like our mothers
Every one deserves respect wether we like them or not
What ever comes out of our mouth defines us and not any one else
I hope you take this in a constructive way and have a happy and positive day feathered friend x
I agree that circumstances need to be considered with stuff like this but I think in Ramien's case he is one we probably should've kept. 2016 was both Lyon and Matai's last years so there was a starting centre opportunity there for someone like Ramien. Walker/Kelly was great in 2017 but Walker never really played there again for us (after winning Dally M centre of the year!) and Kelly was gone after 2 years. Until Koula this year we haven't had any quality centres since then.Pretty simplistic view if you do not consider the squad at the time
As an example Ramien was a good lower grade player but we had Lyon and Matai still in the team ...and was let go in 2016 when we signed Walker (yes signed as a 6 but we still had Matai and Lyon in 3 & 4)
Imagine moving on Lyon or Matai before their time?
Ah Bozo, if SPEED KILLS, is that not intimidating enough?I saw an interview on fox on Victor Radley
And Victor Exposed our Brutal truths
Victor Radley's interview on fox
Did you like being the guy that physically dominates the opposition ?
Yeh , for sure . You need people like that in your side , I think Jarrod had done it for the roosters for the last decade and more .
You need some one with presence . You need some one that is Intimidating . You dont need one actually you need a few
You need hardness , You need Brutality , If you are going to win the comp you need all these things
Brutality and Intimidation what ever you want to call it that has to be a part of it
I am happy to be that guy , I am Happy to put my head on the line . I am happy to be one of the guys that do that
End of Interview
The Brutal question is how intimidating are we across the park ?
How intimidating is our NRL squad ?
Intimidation starts with the Leaders in the playing group
We have Gentleman Jake who hits hard but then apologises to players as they slowly get up to play the ball . .... I ask , Where is the Intimidation in that ???
The Brutal truth and the moral of the story is
We have passive players that try hard in our NRL playing group but they do not Intimidate the top teams
Didnt Lane go because of the treatment Hastings was getting from Barrett, because they were good matesWe’ve certainly let some great players go over the last 5 years or more.
Obviously JWH was poached on a very big contract ( typical Rorters ) but players like Gutherson / Ramien should never have been left go.
And Shaun Lane , whilst no superstar is a very very handy back rower.
I get why we let Api go , it didn’t work but that’s not our recruitment teams fault.
It hasn’t all been bad , Koula will be a superstar, and there’s a few others coming through ( as long as they get a run ).
But overall our recruitment could only get a pass mark at best.