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News High performance coach discusses first week

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Hopefully. Not overly keen on the signing but he's defenitely faster with better footwork than I originally gave him credit for.

A frontrow of Thompson/Hetherington with Jackson/Elliott @ lock does feel slightly underwhelming for the time being, all similar body shapes and sizes.
I think thompson will kill it this year id like to see thommo/ogden start with renouf/heth off bench
 

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I think thompson will kill it this year id like to see thommo/ogden start with renouf/heth off bench
I highly doubt Baz has plans to start Hetherington off the bench, he went above and beyond to get him over here just like he did to retain Elliott. Unless something major happens during preseason I expect him to be starting in the frontrow. Ogden I feel is a fair way off starting and will have to perform off the bench before even being considered.
 

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I highly doubt Baz has plans to start Hetherington off the bench, he went above and beyond to get him over here just like he did to retain Elliott. Unless something major happens during preseason I expect him to be starting in the frontrow. Ogden I feel is a fair way off starting and will have to perform off the bench before even being considered.
Possibly correct once his fitness is up and yes jack is super fit
 

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I highly doubt Baz has plans to start Hetherington off the bench, he went above and beyond to get him over here just like he did to retain Elliott. Unless something major happens during preseason I expect him to be starting in the frontrow. Ogden I feel is a fair way off starting and will have to perform off the bench before even being considered.
How do you figure that regarding Ogden? He started plenty of games from the mid year on.
 

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I think thompson will kill it this year id like to see thommo/ogden start with renouf/heth off bench
Exactly what I would go for. Ogden lifted in the second half of this season, if Baz can get Renouf firing that is a really good prop rotation
 

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How do you figure that regarding Ogden? He started plenty of games from the mid year on.
Yh, but he wasn't really any good lol. His runs were very strong and he stood out because of them when compared to the rest of our plodders. His general play needs plenty of work along with Atoni if they want to be anywhere near the starting side.
 

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Yh, but he wasn't really any good lol. His runs were very strong and he stood out because of them when compared to the rest of our plodders. His general play needs plenty of work along with Atoni if they want to be anywhere near the starting side.
I think thats pretty harsh judgement to be honest. Both were very good last year. Players like Hetherington, Waddell, Stimson etc really have no place in the team without first proving themselves. I will be pretty unimpressed if Barrett plays favourites and starts hetherington straight up. The guys that have been busting their arse in an average team for years deserve the right to start.
 

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I think thats pretty harsh judgement to be honest. Both were very good last year. Players like Hetherington, Waddell, Stimson etc really have no place in the team without first proving themselves. I will be pretty unimpressed if Barrett plays favourites and starts hetherington straight up. The guys that have been busting their arse in an average team for years deserve the right to start.
Well that's what's going to happen unless something major happens during preseason.
 

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I think thats pretty harsh judgement to be honest. Both were very good last year. Players like Hetherington, Waddell, Stimson etc really have no place in the team without first proving themselves. I will be pretty unimpressed if Barrett plays favourites and starts hetherington straight up. The guys that have been busting their arse in an average team for years deserve the right to start.
I'd be more concerned if he sticks with the same plodders that delivered the shit results over the last few years.
 

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I think thats pretty harsh judgement to be honest. Both were very good last year. Players like Hetherington, Waddell, Stimson etc really have no place in the team without first proving themselves. I will be pretty unimpressed if Barrett plays favourites and starts hetherington straight up. The guys that have been busting their arse in an average team for years deserve the right to start.
I think just pick the best most well prepared team for round one. Doesn't matter how long they've been here.
 

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Yh, but he wasn't really any good lol. His runs were very strong and he stood out because of them when compared to the rest of our plodders. His general play needs plenty of work along with Atoni if they want to be anywhere near the starting side.
Brah, people dont want to hear it, but you hit the nail on the head
 
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