To cut a too long story short........you've got rocks in your head if you want to drop Milford, even if his form turns around.Even if his form changes, I don't want MIlford here at the Broncos.
To cut a too long story short........you've got rocks in your head if you want to drop Milford, even if his form turns around.
Our first half of our first game of the year.......when Milford is on, we are on. Its that simple. He can and will win games for you. We/he just needs to find the way to bring his form up for every game
.......and I'm still waiting to hear of a name that would be a better replacement. Bodie Croft?.....please...
Give Milford and Deardon some serious game time together and I'll bet my left nut that we see a dramatic improvement in Milford and the Brisbane Broncos.
Kevin Walters on Dearden's selection:
"I will make the tough calls. I’ve had to leave Billy Slater out of the State of Origin side and that was a tough call, that still haunts me."
“Anthony is a running five-eighth and Brodie (Croft) is an organising halfback, so I need them to do that. There is pressure on both of those two (Milford and Croft) to do well as a duo. We have simplified their roles this week so they have clear instructions on their role within the team."
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“It’s a key part of the team environment, the six and the seven, and I feel we haven’t got enough out of those two in the opening two rounds and they admit that as well. They are taking ownership of that, so this week is an opportunity to get their games back on track. I am looking forward to seeing how that goes together and then adding Tom into the mix on the field, it creates some good attacking opportunities for us which we didn’t have last week.”
“We just felt that John Asiata is one guy who needs a rest. Tom is the ideal guy to come in, he covers a few positions. It will be a good opportunity for Tom as well. We will get him on the field and let him be Tom. He likes running the ball and kicking the ball and is strong in defence so it’s a good opportunity for him. Depending on how the game unfolds and what we need from our players, we might put him in at hooker as well and give Jake Turpin a rest. Tom brings some good options.”
I was expecting him to make this call, but not for a couple of weeks. Looks like he's already seen enough.Kev really mixing up the words ‘tough’ and ‘wrong’ in that first paragraph.
Also, bringing him on to replace Turps against the weakest team, isn't a bad way for Kevvie to get a look at his defence.I'm with Kevvie on this. I suggested it in fact that we put Deardon at 14 a few weeks ago, but it got given short shrift by a few on here. It allows us to rest Turps and adds a fresh attacking option as I think Tommy has been happy playing as a running six so taking this game into the nine spot for short burst will (I'm sure) pay dividends. It also gives us another option to kick from dummy half and I can see him swap with Croft if things are not looking good. In short, there is more upside to this than down for mine.
I was expecting him to make this call, but not for a couple of weeks. Looks like he's already seen enough.
All the talk is on the halves without anyone mentioning he's more likely to come on for Turpin. He might need to look over his shoulder as well.