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Southy

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hookBut Hook said he was the exciting future of the club and the reason he offloaded Dufty who while he had tackling issues could make and create a break as well as score tries .
Personally I would rather have a brilliant attacking player and actually expect the other 12 on the side to shore up the defence instead of leak like a sieve
A change of coach and Sloan will stay.......or was Hook correct in dropping him?

We might need it if we are after Fifita - the younger.
Fifita just hasn't lived up to expectations and would cost big $$$.
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Southy

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True - but might be what we need.
I have my doubts, he's not one to lead from the front so far in his career but Ben Hunt may be able to get him going........still I think he will be overpriced and the $$$ could be better spent elsewhere.
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S J

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I have my doubts, he's not one to lead from the front so far in his career but Ben Hunt may be able to get him going........still I think he will be overpriced and the $$$ could be better spent elsewhere.
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He'd be good running off Hunt.
 
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I wonder how much they’d pay Fifita he’s not worth 1mil
 
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A change of coach and Sloan will stay.......or was Hook correct in dropping him?


Fifita just hasn't lived up to expectations and would cost big $$$.
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I think Hook erred in not persevering with Dufty.
He promoted Sloan as the next big thing too early .

As a result Dufty would have mentally suffered and his form at the Doggies showed it.
Sloan also then got dropped which would have had an impact on him as well.
Two players careers impacted by poor coaching.

Forwards?
If Hook cant find a few big offloading islanders who can tackle perhaps he should look to England and see if he can find a few Dick Huddart or Mal Reilly style forwards.

Our defence, discipline and conceding so many metres along with lack of ball offloading forwards needs drastic action.
 
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stanleyg

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Well - let him sit on the sidelines for 2 years then.
as long as he has a contract his agent needs to negotiate him out of it.
He is welcome to do a "tallis" and sit out the remainder of his contract but the club needs to have a long hard look at how it manages those young players it nurtures only to see them leave and play well elsewhere.
More good players leave the "Gong" than go there.
 
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stanleyg

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You'd still have to pay him for doing nothing.
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depends on his contract....If he wilfully does not play he may not be entitled to be paid .
I am sure even our erstwhile landscaper would not pay his employees if they did not work.
 
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