Round 1 Lineup

Huge

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Gday, I quoted you here mainly to get your attention 🌝 I was thinking about KWs stated emphasis on defence this year and McCullough returning to the fold. I just have to think it's a good thing for a couple of reasons.

Solid and reliable ruck defence is the core. Already on the books, ticks all the boxes from a defence perspective. Great team defence and a moderate attack will get you better than 50% and that's finals.

Second major reason is KWs brothers played test foorball at hooker, one rated the best ever at the time and Kws twin played hooker. It's a position KW understands really well and I'd think having Macca back is exactly what KW needed.
 

theshed

Return of the Mac
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Gday, I quoted you here mainly to get your attention 🌝 I was thinking about KWs stated emphasis on defence this year and McCullough returning to the fold. I just have to think it's a good thing for a couple of reasons.

Solid and reliable ruck defence is the core. Already on the books, ticks all the boxes from a defence perspective. Great team defence and a moderate attack will get you better than 50% and that's finals.

Second major reason is KWs brothers played test foorball at hooker, one rated the best ever at the time and Kws twin played hooker. It's a position KW understands really well and I'd think having Macca back is exactly what KW needed.
100%. He’s calm on the field and just does his job too. Never seen him drop his head.

Again, I’m in no way forgetting his flaws but I think reliable old Andrew is a key figure in a team vastly lacking players that just quietly go about their jobs no matter the pressure.
 

Mustafur

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Isn't Niu look like holding Staggs spot till he gets back, I heard he has been training there.

Haven't heard anything about Farnworth being moved from centre back to wing though.
 

The Fisherman

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Gday, I quoted you here mainly to get your attention 🌝 I was thinking about KWs stated emphasis on defence this year and McCullough returning to the fold. I just have to think it's a good thing for a couple of reasons.

Solid and reliable ruck defence is the core. Already on the books, ticks all the boxes from a defence perspective. Great team defence and a moderate attack will get you better than 50% and that's finals.

Second major reason is KWs brothers played test foorball at hooker, one rated the best ever at the time and Kws twin played hooker. It's a position KW understands really well and I'd think having Macca back is exactly what KW needed.
Just on Kerrod Walters, wouldn't he be a sensation under the new rules, have a look at some of his runs from dummy half, used to carve them up and Alfie and Kevvie were always with him
 

The Fisherman

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100%. He’s calm on the field and just does his job too. Never seen him drop his head.

Again, I’m in no way forgetting his flaws but I think reliable old Andrew is a key figure in a team vastly lacking players that just quietly go about their jobs no matter the pressure.
He will definitely put some starch into the defense and lead by example, he's solid as, in 2020 under the new rules and the coaches poor preparation for same we were caught short, I reckon McCulloch is a must in the team, if the defense doesn't aim up, we are in for more of 2020, Kev will use McCulloch as the cornerstone to get the forwards working as a unit, he knows the team has to crawl before it can walk.
Before he got injured and Newcastle imploded, McCulloch had their pack going forward pretty much every match, plus he did his 40+ tackles every time he played.
 

Wolfie

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Wolfie Wolfie do you ever go to Broncos training? Do you know if they have any sessions on Friday or Monday I could take the kid to?

I havent been for over 12 months at a guess but they used to let you. Not sure what all the protocols are now around it.
 

Huge

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Just on Kerrod Walters, wouldn't he be a sensation under the new rules, have a look at some of his runs from dummy half, used to carve them up and Alfie and Kevvie were always with him
I imagine Kev, Steve and Kerrod all played around at hooker. Having someone like KW as a coach would be good for McCullough. No, I don't think he'd train him like a relative rookie but he may see the game from Mcs perspective. Slight tweaks, possibly only one in a game play sense may be KWs go here.

Another great thing is KW was the type player we need now and McCullough is the same type. Hard working, average talent and making others around him look better. We just need Mcs normal game in 21 and if all the others play close to their abilities we'll be in the ascendancy.
 

mrslong

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I havent been for over 12 months at a guess but they used to let you. Not sure what all the protocols are now around it.
Yeah, I'm assuming you won't be allowed to meet the players - but maybe observing from a far? Just don't know how to find out what times they train?

(side note: I wish they'd train at night, you know, like they play 95% of their games)
 

The Fisherman

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I imagine Kev, Steve and Kerrod all played around at hooker. Having someone like KW as a coach would be good for McCullough. No, I don't think he'd train him like a relative rookie but he may see the game from Mcs perspective. Slight tweaks, possibly only one in a game play sense may be KWs go here.

Another great thing is KW was the type player we need now and McCullough is the same type. Hard working, average talent and making others around him look better. We just need Mcs normal game in 21 and if all the others play close to their abilities we'll be in the ascendancy.
Absofuckinglutely plus he will give nothing less then 100%
 

Finbar

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(side note: I wish they'd train at night, you know, like they play 95% of their games)
There was talk that this is something Kevvie has considered. Even if it can't be done due to the players' union or whatever else, the fact that he's considering these kinds of things gives me hope in his coaching.
 

Morepudding

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There was talk that this is something Kevvie has considered. Even if it can't be done due to the players' union or whatever else, the fact that he's considering these kinds of things gives me hope in his coaching.

They could make it “optional” most people would probably still show up if it wasn’t too frequently done.
 

theshed

Return of the Mac
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There was talk that this is something Kevvie has considered. Even if it can't be done due to the players' union or whatever else, the fact that he's considering these kinds of things gives me hope in his coaching.
Is this actually a players union thing? That’s hilarious. Imagine any other union completely ruling out evening shifts 😂
 

animal eater

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I like Macca as a human but I think some here might be suffering a bit of demenia. Have you forgotten that he was always slow to begin with and then did his ACL. Have you forgotten that he rarely hits runners chest. He then at the end of last year tore his hamstring off the bone which in turn will lead to an even slower Macca who still can't pass and will be without question the slowest 9 in the game. Sure, he can make a tackle when someone runs directly at him but that is reason enough to pick the guy, Move on folks.
 

Sproj

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I like Macca as a human but I think some here might be suffering a bit of demenia. Have you forgotten that he was always slow to begin with and then did his ACL. Have you forgotten that he rarely hits runners chest. He then at the end of last year tore his hamstring off the bone which in turn will lead to an even slower Macca who still can't pass and will be without question the slowest 9 in the game. Sure, he can make a tackle when someone runs directly at him but that is reason enough to pick the guy, Move on folks.

Ordinarily, all of this is a no brainer but then consider the defense last year. These are desperate times and call for desperate measures, which Macca is DEFINITELY in the category of.
 

theshed

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I like Macca as a human but I think some here might be suffering a bit of demenia. Have you forgotten that he was always slow to begin with and then did his ACL. Have you forgotten that he rarely hits runners chest. He then at the end of last year tore his hamstring off the bone which in turn will lead to an even slower Macca who still can't pass and will be without question the slowest 9 in the game. Sure, he can make a tackle when someone runs directly at him but that is reason enough to pick the guy, Move on folks.
McInnes is off contract at the end of the year. If the rumour regarding dragons interest in Macca are true I would player swap those 2 without hesitation. McInnes for 1 year then renegotiate next off season.
 
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turkeysnow

U18 Player
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McInnes is off contract at the end of the year. If the rumour regarding dragons interest in Macca are true I would player swap those 2 without hesitation. McInnes for 1 year then renegotiate next off season.
I would be all for this! But everything is linking Mcinnes to Tigers.

Mcinnes in 9 for us would be great, defensive, leader, 80min and gives everything each week. Any brown paper bags lying around? or we all done with that sort of thing?? Common Locky make it happen!
 

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