Hey guys, everyone is complaining, and suggesting we cut this person, or that person, and we all really know, Des just won't do that. With that in mind, I have thought of some possible solutions. Tony Williams has been great at playing like a forward. Des doesn't have to drop him if he plays him in the forward pack. I'd love him coming off the bench in an impact type way. That, or starting as a mobile prop, with an offload in him. A bit like Matt Prior at The Dragons, who I rate VERY highly. We seriously require more pace as a team, from top to bottom, and that would assist here. I don't think Hoppa / Farrar / Whare are specialist Fullbacks, so I'd actually (yep), give Sandow a shot. He's got the explosive speed, and just knows how to play fullback, and he does it damned well. He's consistently on the try sheet for Sunshine Coast. We could then move Farrar to the wing. Example:- 01. Denis Sandow 02. Michael Robertson 03. Steve Matai 04. Jamie Lyon 05. Ben Farrar 06. Keiran Foran 07. Daly Cherry-Evans Ok, we have all seen that Hodko is down on form. If anything, call a week or two "conditioning" from whatever ailment Zorba is suggesting he has at present. Alternatively, have him coming off the bench if Des just refuses to drop players. We have a great starting pack, bar one player in my opinion. For that reason, I would go with:- 08. Jason King 09. Matt Ballin 10. Tony Williams 11. Anthony Watmough 12. Shane Rodney 13. Glenn Stewart and all round guys, that is a much more mobile forward pack, and backline, with players playing more appropriate positions in my opinion. For the bench, I'd go with:- 14. Trent Hodkinson 15. Brent Kite 16. Matt Cross 17. Joe Galuvao This means if DCE gets over awed, Des can get Hodko onto the field. Other people say Hodko is a size of playing Lock, so he could fill that role as well if required. I personally think George Rose and Josh Perry need conditioning. Surely some time on the Sunshine Coast could be required to build in some mobility. Chris Bailey - hehehehehehe - he came on last night fresh as a daisy at the 71st minute, got the ball, ran it up, closed his eyes, and threw a blind pass to no-one over his shoulder - it was actually very funny all things considered. The poor kid just isn't first grade material, but IS a comedic relief in what was a very frustrating game you all have to admit. Now, we then HAVE to have some positive news off the park, and Vidmar, I suggest you let the club know this, or they will be playing in front of skeleton groups at Brooky going forward this year. a) we need a fresh new signing (a decent one) - Luke O'Donnell for example b) we need Matai re-signed c) we need to HEAR and know the players are gutted, and passionate - because they look as though they don't care d) we need something positive sponsorship wise e) we need something positive about Brookvale Oval - whilst seeing Furner standing there having to mop the window last night, it truly just showed unprofessionalism on behalf of the council. These are modern times, and there are machines in the big stadiums to ensure this doesn't happen (and example only) From top to bottom, we look as though we lack passion (bot on and off the park). A player like O'Donnell would certainly bring that. ON the field there appears too many loafers, just going about their business, picking up a pay cheque. And guys, Des is a wonderful coach. You can't turn a beaten up Datsun (that was once a great car in its day, but now old, busted, and whatever new parts you put in, your still looking at a Datsun) into a Mercedes Benz. Des isn't the wizard of Oz. Management need to get off their arse - and do something. Post Haste.