NEWS Broncos legend and employee Michael Hancock turns up heat on playing squad

JAHHW

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There was an article on NRL.com not long ago about Roberts where he spoke about his time at the Broncos under Seibold.

Reading that article made me glad he is gone. It revealed the attitude of someone that isn't mentally strong and wasn't willing to do what it takes to earn the coaches respect.
If reports are true, it’s similar to Latrell’s attitude in response to being dumped from the Blues.

Rather than making him angry and hungry as hell to prove them wrong, he’s reportedly thrown the toys out of the cot and will consider not playing if he’s selected for game 3.

It’s a far cry from Michael Jordan’s response to not making his college team.

Talk about sooks.
 

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For all the hating on Roberts (and don’t get me wrong, given his attitude this year, I’m glad he’s gone), I do think we need to acknowledge one thing about him that I do think has been overlooked.

Simply having him in the side, with that speed and game breaking ability, made the defence nervous and provided space for those around him.

That’s the metric that cannot be measured by any statistic and I truly do think our other outside backs are probably missing that extra yard of space that is no longer there.

But yeh, his attitude was toxic and he needed to go.
He definitely made the team feel special when he was on, like Milf in 2015 and 2016. We are sort of lacking that at the moment. It's TPJ when he's on.
 

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He has scored 1 try for them.
1 try in 2 games, Shiba has played half a dozen and hasn't scored any...
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A couple past players have come out calling for the senior players to stand up and you have to think, this is a direct critisism of Boyd. Parker got sacked as an assistant last year for calling Boyd out as a shit leader and if anything he's gotten worse. Just **** him off already.
 
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1 try in 2 games, Shiba has played half a dozen and hasn't scored any...
And? Shiba is a rookie that may or may not even remain in the team on basically nothing who despite his lack of tries and less than ideal performance tries his guts out.

All of that is irrelevant as my post was correcting another poster that claimed Roberts has scored several tries for Souths which was wrong.
 

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And? Shiba is a rookie that may or may not even remain in the team on basically nothing who despite his lack of tries and less than ideal performance tries his guts out.

All of that is irrelevant as my post was correcting another poster that claimed Roberts has scored several tries for Souths which was wrong.
He has scored several tries for souths. He scored a few before he was sacked the last time. So he wasn't wrong.
 

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He has scored several tries for souths. He scored a few before he was sacked the last time. So he wasn't wrong.
And if we travelled back earlier to Boyd's career earlier at the Broncos or other clubs I'm sure we can see more impressive stats in his favor as well. How relevent is that now?

But hey, Shiba that bloke who is only just starting his career in first grade should have more expectations and held to higher standards then the bloke who also isn't performing, more experienced was on a higher pay and a pissweak attitude to boot who was sent a message and chucked a massive hissy fit instead of being a man and fighting for his spot.
 
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And? Shiba is a rookie that may or may not even remain in the team on basically nothing who despite his lack of tries and less than ideal performance tries his guts out.

All of that is irrelevant as my post was correcting another poster that claimed Roberts has scored several tries for Souths which was wrong.
And lets not forget Shiba is only in the team because Bird is out of the season...
 
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If reports are true, it’s similar to Latrell’s attitude in response to being dumped from the Blues.

Rather than making him angry and hungry as hell to prove them wrong, he’s reportedly thrown the toys out of the cot and will consider not playing if he’s selected for game 3.

It’s a far cry from Michael Jordan’s response to not making his college team.

Talk about sooks.
Unfortunately it's inherited from the moment they slide out of the ole furry canyon.......

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The Jack Bird ACL has hurt us big time, Bird would cover our weakest position and atleast from what I saw this season had alot of Effort in his game, this season is a Write off no doubt but long term we are not that bad of a position but we desperately need to add a bit of Good experience into the team, too many young players imo, and Remove the dead weights already(Boyd and Macca).
 

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for me; what I've seen from our current 2 centres makes it abundantly clear Bird is our best centre and he needs to play there when he returns. We cannot afford to go into next season with both of these guys at starting centre I'm afraid. Bird/Staggs centre combo is one with its best days still ahead of it..

Angry mentioned 2 fullbacks when mentioning X factors the club lacks...thats not a coincidence for me...80 metre guys who can break into the backfield and cause havoc is something we defiantly don't have anymore and a free floating fullbacks are always the best bets to make those plays...I don't believe form what I've seen that is Birds forte so our recruitment guys need to work overtime to identify one...dont care if they have to be brought or from within...

Whats happening with Drinkwater...are we even investigating this potential option..?
 

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....I just dont believe we were serious about him whatsoever to be frank....
At this point I don't think we are serious about making making a legitimate run at the title either. I can't help but feel that internal club politics has completely derailed our season, well that and a complete lack of commitment from the playing group. It's fukin embarrassing coming from a top club like the Broncos.
 
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well if management have ideas about a internal appointment to fullback then yeh...dont go for Drinkwater...perhaps as we aren't privy to it we are too early to judge this..?

looking deeper I think this kinda seals Coates as being locked into our backline 2020 if not sooner...
 

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He’s obviously talking about Milford, Bird, Boyd and McCullough not living up to their pay.

I wouldn’t care if all of those players left the club after this year.. The Broncos would easily survive it.

We’ve signed Oates and Haas on 500k each and that’s still less than what we’re paying Milford as an individual.

I don’t care if Milford is improving... He’s going at a snails pace. He was also bought to be much more dynamic in attack than he has been. He’s had some highlights but they’re getting more and more rare as the years go on. He has nothing on players like Benji and Shaun Johnson.

It’s sad that we let Tanah Boyd go because I thought he was our best option in the halves out of our entire squad. He’s going to prove to be a big loss to us, just like Arrow was.

I have no doubt that Mal Maninga had something to do with Tanah joining the Titans.

Which begs the question of who do the Broncos really have that can be the face of the club and be able to persuade players to come play for us?

It’s supposed to be Lockyer, but I just don’t think he’s up to it. He’s probably responsible for paying overs for Bird.

Anyway, I agree that we need to drop or move on players that are underperforming. No matter how much potential they have..

Dave Taylor just retired the other day! A reminder of what paying for potential can get you!
 

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Dearden was the domino that caused the others to fall....if Boyd was promoted then Dearden would be a Titan now probably...its just how these things work out I'm afraid....but it will be nice to welcome Tannah back in 5 years time in his prime once his Titans contract expires...
 

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Dearden was the domino that caused the others to fall....if Boyd was promoted then Dearden would be a Titan now probably...its just how these things work out I'm afraid....but it will be nice to welcome Tannah back in 5 years time in his prime once his Titans contract expires...
Unless the Titans decide he's worth a mil\season like Taylor.
 

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Bird was arguably the form centre of the comp before he got hurt. It's a shame that he did, because a Staggs/ Bird centre pairing would be deadly.
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I wouldnt have been surprised if bird was still healthy that seibold may have given him a shot at fullback.

I dont think he would be too bad, just need to get his positioning right, seems to have the other skills.
 

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