Can't disagree, although his effort areas will matter little if he lays on a couple of tries for himself and his teammates coinciding with a win and he does that on a consistent basis.That’s true, but neither of those things explain his effort areas and poor defence which has been poor all year and I think the main reason he was dropped. He needs an attitude shift and work harder.
…. Didn’t we say that last year too?Abso-farking-lutely mate ! Everyone has taken a shot. I cannot WAIT until he turns the corner - has a full off season, comes back, rips in, and it'll be egg salad for one and all. This kid has that magic not many other players possess. If he can get back some fitness, game time, the skies the limits.
Also, I'm not automatically putting Brooks in the 6 jersey (it IS likely), but there will be competition for spots next season.
Whether Schuster plays the 6, 12, 13 or 14/17, he should be in there, and by god he'll provide and create spark - you just watch
+1. Has copped it hard from fans and judging by the club website, he still has time to sign autographs and spend time with the fans. He could easily just walk off the field without so much acknowledging anyone. I understand his performance has been less than stellar, but he's the sort of player that needs parts to be working around him in the team. (ie healthy Turbo,etc) I'd say the size of his contract probably adds to the scrutiny, where the fans think he can be like Turbo and win a game on his own. I think part of me thinks that Foz fans were sad the way Foz left and maybe scapegoated Schu for that and has ever since nitpicked Schu's game.Not going to read all the other posts, but I will give Schuster some credit in some areas
He has been battered from pillar to post from all angles consistently for over a year. Not once has he said anything against the club, dropped his lip, claimed racism etc. All we hear from him is that he loves the place. Compare that attitude to Latrell Mitchell any time he cops criticism on his performance, talks of retirement, racism, woe is me, i need a break etc
I’ll chuck Brooks a compliment in that regard as well. Has been 5-6 years he has been copping it relentlessly, easy option would be to piss off to Super League, but he has just kept his head down and mouth shut and kept going
Oh boy. The positivity from some towards this kid is alarming.
Is comparing anyone to the fastest guy in the NRL really worthwhile
Probably our remaining piece of the jigsaw. Get Schuster back to that 2021 form and firing on all cylinders and we could be pushing for a top 4 spot rather than just the 8.Club has pretty much made the call on Josh "s next and at least short term positional role as an edge and really just need the right response from him to get the best out of him again .
Big and strong enough providing his fitness level is up to par and no hesitation type approach to test any opposition defence and his range of skill level can continue to be a plus all going well '
Even when he was going really well or generally on an edge a couple of seasons ago , still could have done with a bit more intent in some of his defence and certainly going forward .
Naturally again , has to get his preparation and mental approach in the right zone , still young and learning in some respects but really need his best form and ability to come to the fore again and with the amount of money that he is still on to give the side a bit of a boost .
Wouldn "d be much in it [ versus Walsh over 20 - 25 ] as Koula has got pretty good acceleration and initial burst alsoOver 20 - 25m, no chance. Walsh is quicker imo.
25 to 50 probably Koula
50 - 100 Saab baby