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NZ Warriors Players item created by mt.wellington, Oct 5, 2017
One position will not make a hell of a difference ..... it just won't.
When Kata leaks 2-3 tries a game it will make a big difference. Teams have exploited Katas inability to defend all year.
And yet nearly every week Beale will line up opposite a player who is considerably better than him.
Remember John Carlaw and Ivan Cleary in 2002?
When your left side defence is in everybody's playbook for try scoring it will help considerably.
But he might have David Fusitua or Ken Maumolo outside him. There is plenty of natural brilliance in this side, it is just needs some steering. Don't get me wrong though , as long as Kearney classes Sam Lisone as a prop we aren't going anywhere.
Sure however I also remember a team that was balanced and a squad that had depth. I'm not prepared to sugarcoat a below average player being signed to play alongside our current roster.
Yes on the wing at another club
Yes and yet every week he makes the 17.
Got to be doing something right since 2010.
Welcome to our Club Gerard Beale
Don't worry I am not excited about the signing. The very fact that he is trumpeted as a big signing is sad in itself, however it might stop a few tries down the left side.
of the current premiers, just saying like.
Would peeps be happy with a backline like this?
2. CNK / JTS
But not at centre.
Swap the wingers around and yes.
The backline might not excite anyone but we kept the opposition under 20 points only 5 times this year and won all 5. More than happy with a backline that has the potential to keep the opposition under 20 points.
Our depth at center is crap in comparison to the Sharks.
Our best center at the moment is Ayshford and then Fusitua (but we need him on the wing) and then a distant third is Kata.
Beale walks into the center spot at our club IMO
He shouldn't be seen as a big signing (I'm looking at you Warriors marketing team), but he should be seen as a smart signing.
Be awesome if Ricky Leutele came with him , one side sorted.
And Matt Prior - Hard , no nonsense with little hype , yet plays an enforcing role.
Has leader written all over him.
I reckon we could go back to the Ayshford thread when he first signed and see pretty much an exact replica of comments. I know my thoughts were similar. However unlike Ayshford my fear is that we might well be paying this bloke overs to come here. Hope I'm wrong.
I would have thought a distant third for centre would have been that sheila that plays for the Silver ferns
I think anybody coming here right now is on overs. A sad comment on Doyle unfortunately. You cannot blame the player for taking the money though. Beale is after all in a premiership squad and never disgraced himself in the Kiwi jersey, although it does make one shudder to think that Kata was a Kiwi centre as well.
One thing I am super sick of is “overs / unders” talk, we don’t know what they get paid, we don’t know what they were paid at their last stop, or what other options they have on the table.
We don’t even know what the salary cap is.
The bulldogs seemed to have overpaid literally every player in their squad, and they had the advantage of being in a Sydney and having a respected coach.
Its fun to play money ball and pretend like so and so is good value and so and so isn’t, but without actually knowing the numbers for a fact, its all a bit pointless.