Normally seeing a post on here like this would make me go "All in" but you have been around for a long time, much longer than me, with quality posts, much better than mine, so you get the respectful approach.
But here I go with my opinion on Green, especially his kicking game that is supposedly his big strength.
So far in 2020
, the only people who rate Green's kicking game are the Aussie pundts who obviously don't bother to watch our games and ... nope can't think of anyone else. As a side note I've really enjoyed the option of game noise with no commentary this season!
Yip Green was good against the Broncos, the game that came shortly after it was publicly announced he needed to look elsewhere for an overinflated wage, but what other game/s did you rate his kicking game? You might be able to come back with one or maybe even two at an absolute stretch (I doubt it) but that would be it.
How frustrating has it been to see Green - who apparently has this legendary kicking game - hoist up aimless 1970s up an under, end over end style, all season long that the opposition eat up like Steven Adams catching a tennis ball in his big mitts and start their sets with no pressure at all.
I almost fell off my chair laughing when we scored off one the other week.
For a guy who is supposedly so professional etc would he not try and learn to develop some variation with floaters, spiral bombs etc to keep the opposition guessing and under pressure to hopefully force some mistakes at critical times eg when they opposition are right on their own bloody goal line?!
And Green's short kicking game? Who stood up when we finally got some repeat sets last week? Roger Tuivasa-Sheck
because f**k it, we rely on him for everything else so why not that too.
We'll defo miss Green's composure though right? The same guy that didn't set for a field goal the other week when we were 12 up with 10 to go and could have lost they way things panned out. The same guy who went missing against the Titans when a bit of smart thinking and quality execution could have got us out of a hole? There have been many other examples of this, how many games do you list?
Defensively? We'll miss him for sure. Solid defender and organised which will hurt some of those who usually defend around him tonight and in the coming weeks.
In summary, our kicking game and game management has been utter shit all year long. I'm not saying Chanel Harris-Tavita
are the answer but on what Green has provided this year they are deserving of at least a chance to prove they can't do any worse. In Chanel Harris-Tavita
's case on a fraction of the wage and in Kodi
's case a chance to step up and be a leader without Green being the dominating half.
With all the distractions around Payten I can see the Warriors getting pumped by a well under strength Manly tonight and the theme from the Aussie's well be how did they let Green go???
If you watch the game with a couple of mates flick the commentary off and thrash out your own opinions. You won't all agree but you'll soon realise how lazy and premeditated a lot of the commentary from former Aussie players around the Warriors is.
Possibly best summed up Greg Alexander saying the other night that the Warriors have got so many strong big bodies up front they just need a hooker and a half to get they going!
Edit: Good on Green for coming over and when many wouldn't and having a go when many others wouldn't. But with an almost no existent running game, your strengths need to be game management and sound kicking game. we've seen glimpses but nothing on a consistent basis.