- Jun 2, 2017
Exactly. Look, we may have been well short on price for Allan, but it was at absolute minimum worth a shot. We have literally nothing to lose.I'm totally with you on this. I can't believe we didn't go for him. I don't care if Walsh is going to be a superstar, we need succession planning. In two years, if Allan is the best fullback in the comp, you have a pleasant decision to make between him and Walsh. As it currently stands, we saw what Walsh did and now we're all like, wow! but give him time to mature in Qld Cup but settle for watching Isaako Josh Hoffman it up for the next 6 months and purely hope Walsh comes on as well as we hope he does. If he doesn't, man we are screwed.
The fact we're already pinning our hopes on a mostly unproven 18 year old kid that most of us have hardly seen play at all, despite the fact he's likely behind Isaako who hasn't played a game yet and is already looking at being replaced, really speaks volumes about how abjectly poor our recruitment work has been.
It's simply inexcusable that it's come down to just these two guys to carry us in the Fullback role this year and to suggest otherwise is giving the club far too easy a pass. Even the mud clubs managed to mostly get their Fullback spot right. The Tigers left it later than us and still managed to jag Dane Laurie.