I think the old days of recruiting a team to win the comp are gone. You need to have quality juniors coming through, topped up with one or two class players.
Look at the Tigers last year ÃƒÂ¢Ã¢Â‚Â¬Ã¢Â€Âœ Juniors and cheap players that they developed. Look at the storm this year ÃƒÂ¢Ã¢Â‚Â¬Ã¢Â€Âœ apart from Crocker who are their big name buys? Even the broncos develop their team (admittedly with a large pool to draw from). Even during our glory years of the 90ÃƒÂ¢Ã¢Â‚Â¬Ã¢Â„Â¢s we had a heavy base of home grown or cheaply bought talent (Think Kosef, Menzies, Gartner, Tierny, OJ, Danny Moore, Hancock, Tooves, Cliffy, Dessie).
Face facts ÃƒÂ¢Ã¢Â‚Â¬Ã¢Â€Âœ we can not replace a player of BKÃƒÂ¢Ã¢Â‚Â¬Ã¢Â„Â¢s class and we have not been able to recruit players who might fill the gap. Lets work on getting the youngsters coming through rather than some panic buy