2020 NRL Seaon

Discussion in 'The Cesspit: Rugby League Discussion' started by Maroon_Faithful, Oct 7, 2019.

  1. Magic AJ Parker

    It's not so much that you can't play both it's just that I think your pack is already so one dimensional and lacking in mobility that buying the same of what you already have is a bit of a waste. I'm saying it knowing I would've moved Brown into the front row rotation and spent that RCG money on a more mobile lock, someone with some ball playing ability or a stronger defender to lock up that middle third.

    Easier said than done though given the options on the market.
  2. Paddy P Orr

    With a lot of money now wondering who the Cows will be scouting for in the backs as they've long needed a clean out there. Not deluded though to think that's the only thing we need because our tactics need a massive change too. The same shit plays in attack and poor defensive tactics and formations need a major overhaul too.
  3. Magic AJ Parker

    You'd have to think their play will improve with Clifford and Drinkwater getting more time under their belts.

    At least there's some cause for optimism in the 1,6,7

    Jack Bird wouldn't be a bad pick up for a discount from the Broncos. He's probably good for 10 try assists and 10 tries as a centre.
  4. Boobidy BJ Gemmell

    Cows just signed Marsters. High quality goal kicking option for them.
  5. Lukic L Popovic


    If he gets back to full fitness he'll go alright. One of the best centres in space and devastating step + offloading ability. Not great at putting his outside man away though and D is suspect.

    I think the Cows have paid overs though.
  6. Paddy P Orr

    To be fair Kahu wasn't exactly a great kicker either. Missed his share from closer to the posts. Really need to become much more cohesive defensively above everything else.
  7. Julian BJ Taylor

    I can't see the Cowboys doing anything until they change the coaching structure. I know Green won a comp and then got to the gf 3 years ago with a depleted team but they've been treading water since their last gf.

    I had this discussion with Cribb, Read and Gemmell the other day but he seems to want a quick fix all the time. Not propping up cash for Ponga, letting a few other good juniors go, jumping straight on supposedly already developed players like TMM, Barba, Kahu as soon as they're available and consistently chasing Holmes. Asiata in the halves for half a season over Clifford. From the outside in it also appears as though he simply uses Morgan to do what the team needs (regarding player availability) rather than deciding what he is and sticking with it.

    Their only hope is Robson absolutely gunning it but then that gives them 3 spine players with less than 20 or so games each. Their second row is also a big problem with Cooper ageing and Hess being useless. Despite having a strong attacking middle third I can't see them finishing any higher than 10th at best.
  8. Paddy P Orr

    Green's rotation of interchanges is also a huge problem and another reason for the need in coaching overhaul. His tactics just don't work like they did in 2015 and 2016. I think Morgan needs to stay in the halves with Clifford as the long term solution but we do need new edge forwards and some decent backs.
  9. Paddy P Orr

    I do support the need for a coaching overhaul but who is available that also has some credentials. Don't wanna pick someone who has even less hope than Paul Green of rejuvenating the team.

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