Recruitment. Seriously that's where the season was lost. If we had simply retained the players on our books from last year (plus some of the juniors who were let go) instead of signing steaming piles of **** like Lillyman and Kemp and bring back Jones (ehich was probably always going to fail in hindsight)
Yes.. this article is all well and good. Our forwards have been very poor recently. But what about the FIRST half of the season when our forwards were ripping it up!?! (Seriously...) We had awesome go forward and our problem wasn't getting within the opposition 20, it was scoring tries.
Yeah the forwards have been sh!t of late, no doubt. However I wouldn't back Jones to produce behind the best forward pack in the comp...what would he do with the go forward? Have a little extra time to get his bomb pin point?
The thing that annoys me about these articles, is that there is so much generic cliche BS written. This guy, when referring to Jones, simply states that "he hasn't been in the best form of his life – there's no player in the world who can produce the best every week, every season". What the hell does this mean? I could apply this statement to virtually every player in the NRL at some point this season. It's so vague...I have no idea why these writers can't just talk about specific 5th tackle options that they see, or specific deficiencies in a players game.