The next 2-3 years are going to be really interesting. I’m starting to think the trauma, for lack of a better term, has really brought a sense of unity and cold determination to the team that we’ve never had before. It may not last forever or even the entire stay in Australia, but based on the end of last year and this game I’m really intrigued.
It feels like every player is channeling their frustration at basically losing their sense of normalcy into effort and motivation for every play they make.
I gotta send some special love to Ken and Fusitua
specifically. I’ve been hard on them and suggested the rest of the team may have bonded last year, leaving them on the outside looking in. Whether that’s true or not, they both came in with a point to prove and really showed a lot of determination.
Super happy with all of the new blokes. Still have my reservations about Aitken, but he was really good. Siro looks to be an extremely shrewd buy, loving what he’s bringing to the team. I was skeptical about the body type philosophy by POS but this game very much sold me on the be
Aside from the obvious contributors in our pack, I was super impressed with Egan
. He was giving the Titans fits. Last year he seemed to be a ‘shovel it out of dummy half’ type, but I’ve clearly vastly underestimated him. The variety, speed and precision he was attacking the ruck this week was wildly impressive. I’m calling it now - Egan
staying fit will determine our season
Also special fucking shout out to Bunty! This is the guy I remember. Thank god Kearney
didn’t succeed in pushing him out the door. A full hearted performance.
Overall just stoked with how the team played. The Titans weren’t bad either - we won a high quality game of footyball by being the better team. No excuses. We simply outplayed them.
Also - I may or may not have access to a HD download of the game if anybody else wants to watch it on loop all week
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