Yeah I was thinking about Kata, im very ill so not able to look at the screen much even at the mo. I think once other teams start targeting him is when that will happen, as you say. In our back I think our centres overall are our weakest link, not to say either are terrible, but if I was to buy a back, id be looking for high quality centres. Didnt Jaimie Lyon play wint for Parra (before he nearly threw his career down the sink) before he became a centre? Pretty rare player. Who are the best centres in the game we could target should be shed some money? I know the top paid players but doesnt always line up to being the best. Do we have have other options in ISP we should consider?Well you did call him a good defender which is what had most people scratching their heads.
Without even looking at his stats watching the games everyman and his dog could see he's missed a shit load of first up tackles this year.
His attack has been fine. That right edge of Shaun Johnson, Tohu Harris, Hiku and Fusitua as been absolutely potent for us. (potentially best attacking edge in the comp)
It becomes a trade off, luckily his misses on D hasn't really been costing us and what he offers on attack and the combination he's formed on that edge more than makes up for that.....once it does start costing us tho then he'll be lucky to keep his position.
Ouch 45 tackles is better than 95% defence efficiency? With just as many try assists, line breaks etc from Less games.Does it come down to what frustrates you more...Kata's attack or Hiku's D. I think Hiku is a much better attacker than Kata is a better defender than Hiku. So for me Beale to replace Kata and Hiku to be coached to stick his tackles...I feel it is just effort and he can improve on it. Can we really teach kata to pass or not run straight at the player? The last few years suggest no....
Ouch 45 tackles is better than 95% defence efficiency? With just as many try assists, line breaks etc from Less games.
I do get your point though, but Hikus defense is definitely beyond terrible, and Katas offense is just as good from less games. So where is the problem on offense on that side, is it we just dont go that side enough as its not Johnsons/Greens preference, is it Ken out of position. Its odd as I feel Kata can be a ball hog and doesnt give Ken enough ball, but his stats dont suggest this.
And I just said the same thing, perhaps Hiku and Ken just need some one on one specialist coaching and Kata needs some PASS THE F>>> BALL coaching. lol
For sure, stats in cricket annoy the crap out of me for that reason. Situational.Yea stats also never tell the full story. Every tackle is situational on who is around them, part of the field etc. When I am watching I just see hiku bouncing off all the time. In terms of reading the play though I would pick Hiku over Kata. I can't see Kata creating the space Hiku does but as you said are we just not setting up the plays on that side...
If Ken keeps improving at the rate that he has been....then he will be a very good Winger...right now he is solid and that is a big step up from where he was...the combination he has with Kata has improved...they are better than many a Warriors left edge in times past....they don't leak like that side used to, and Ken (lately) has been excellent under the high ball.The way I see it, we didnt buy Beale to be in ISP, or we wouldnt have bought him. We bought Hiku to cover that. So either Hiku or Kata imo are going to be sat down. Where do our other ISP players fit in this Im not sure. Its hard to replace Ken on the wing too with his runs, but if his defense is costing us..... we do have good wingers in ISP.
But I think Kata is covering a lot of that sides defense, so if we remove Kata whoever goes in there better be a damn good defender or both sides are weak on defense.
Complex little problem we have.
Are you a troll or just plain retarded!?Well whats he done on attack? Hes fallen off the map in attack. He did ok with Warrington, but super league seriously, thats a good chuckle.