i'm still not sure the club knows what it is doing at present... for example, the talk is that the club is chasing and most likely will sign Aaron Woods from the Tigers... now, Woods is a good player, a rep player, but the Dogs forward pack has been strong for quite some time... so strong in fact, that we have let a lot of running forwards go due to lack of opportunity at the club --> Finucane, Taupau, Lloyd Perrett, Shaun Lane, Tim Browne, Herman Ese'ese etc.
if the Dogs were looking to pillage the Tigers (as they should), then one of the halves and Tedesco should have been priorities and not another forward
Mbye belongs in FG... good in the front line of defence, very fast, can pass and kick etc... but he has no instincts for halfback... i am not sure he has the positional sense for fullback or ability to defuse attacking kicks, but it is worth looking into... he can be a very good hooker but do you limit him to dummy half considering he has supposedly signed a 4 year, $3 million deal with the club
Reynolds is all passion but he NEEDS someone at halfback that can worry about the thinking elements of the game (ie. directing play, building sets, kicking well, 5th tackle options etc.)... if left to Reynolds, the Dogs are f*%#ed
Frawley seems calm on the ball, can kick well, and can direct play... but we are talking about a reserve grader for now and the question will always be how will he do with half a season gone, in his 2nd year etc.
although reckless/dumb, i am happy for Brenko Lee to keep getting an opportunity at right centre and Josh Morris still has the left centre role wrapped up... Holland needs to stay for his goal kicking and i like Montoya on the other wing... therefore, i don't see where Hopoate comes back
Abbey is ok and should get better with more opportunities but he will never be a match winner and i assume will end up back at the Warriors as a reserve grader
the big question will be recruitment and there are various stories as to how we are chasing Tedesco and Cronk
Capello beamed: "From Savicevic you came to expect these unthinkable plays of brilliance, because from the position he was in most players would have just taken the ball in stride and gone a little further with it, instead he went for this spectacular attempt which has gone down in history and is shown over and over again. It was simply.... Una cosa da Savicevic [the way of Savicevic]."