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His next contract as a hooker should be in Thailand ffs. Bloke doesn’t belong in first grade. If you haven’t accepted it in years of this shit, how blind are ya lol.

Nothing against the bloke. He clearly trains hard. Is fit. Defends solid. Hell he appears a nice bloke. Just not first grade. Holland 2.0
 
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Hoops could play 9 a bit slower but a good pass and steady resolve
 

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Get the boys treading water in the pool for stamina
 

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FMD, how many critics are relying on how JMK played in the All Star game to confirm their previously held beliefs. If he had a blinder most would still have said it was flash in the pan and should be ignored. The fact is no one in either side played very well, they were all farking disappointing and it was a boring as bat shit game to watch. How about we wait to issue judgement until we see how he goes in real games for us under Barrett and with some decent plays and players to play to and with.

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FMD, how many critics are relying on how JMK played in the All Star game to confirm their previously held beliefs. If he had a blinder most would still have said it was flash in the pan and should be ignored. The fact is no one in either side played very well, they were all farking disappointing and it was a boring as bat shit game to watch. How about we wait to issue judgement until we see how he goes in real games for us under Barrett and with some decent plays and players to play to and with.

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Trial match no more said
 

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FMD, how many critics are relying on how JMK played in the All Star game to confirm their previously held beliefs. If he had a blinder most would still have said it was flash in the pan and should be ignored. The fact is no one in either side played very well, they were all farking disappointing and it was a boring as bat shit game to watch. How about we wait to issue judgement until we see how he goes in real games for us under Barrett and with some decent plays and players to play to and with.

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Not to mention it was played in pretty ordinary conditions.

The only thing I got out of it is that I am glad we didnt sign Benji. He would have been detrimental to Flanagan's grwoth by always demanding the ball. Its no surprise Luke Brooks hasnt really kicked on in recent years
 

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Not to mention it was played in pretty ordinary conditions.
Good point, WhoTF organises an All Star Game in North Queensland in February and expects it not to piss down, be stinking hot and have humidity over 100% at game time, imbeciles.

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I just don't think JMK has the footy brain required to be any good at 9. Maybe the new coaching staff can tighten his defense, maybe they can structure our sets to help him know where to pass etc. etc. But, you cant add grey matter to his noggin..

So he might be a better JMK, but just a better version of the last 3 years, he wont suddenly click into a rep hooker.
 

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all NRL teams are taught the basics of the game before xmas, doesnt matter how good they are, they all go to basics in skill sessions in tackle tech, passing, catching, running lines etc.
Lets hope JMK has taken some new techniques from Tbaz and the coaches in this area. To me he doesnt look to have natural ability to play whats in front of him, but he has speed, he can defend, so if they give him a simple and clear game plan i think he can do a job this year.
Lets hope so as we dont have many options in this position.
 

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Exactly. Just watched an interview with Benji where Benji said he gave his bro a spray after he didn't give Benji the ball when he asked for it. I know stuff like that happens in games sometimes but it could also demonstrate JMK doesn't listen to the playmakers 100% of the time or he can't adjust quickly when a particular half asks for the ball so he just continues to pass to who he already had in mind (takes the easier option)

JMK offers nothing in attack. No running game, no drawing in the defence then getting a selective pass away to create a break. He can't read the defence, can't create anything of value. Has to be the worst hooker in the comp. With him our team - especially our halves - are playing at such a disadvantage.
But maybe the other half on the other side was calling for the ball also and JMK saw something Benji didn't to send it the other way? This happens in every game so this is being a bit harsh.

Yeh sure JMK is still raw and inexperienced but like every player in our squad they should be given the year to excel under Barrett and then we can assess and be critical if we have to at year end.
 

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But maybe the other half on the other side was calling for the ball also and JMK saw something Benji didn't to send it the other way? This happens in every game so this is being a bit harsh.

Yeh sure JMK is still raw and inexperienced but like every player in our squad they should be given the year to excel under Barrett and then we can assess and be critical if we have to at year end.
100% correct, halfbacks want the ball every play, if JMK took the correct option and saw something on, this is what we want to happen
 

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But maybe the other half on the other side was calling for the ball also and JMK saw something Benji didn't to send it the other way? This happens in every game so this is being a bit harsh.

Yeh sure JMK is still raw and inexperienced but like every player in our squad they should be given the year to excel under Barrett and then we can assess and be critical if we have to at year end.
Imo katoa offers more than jmk, he’s a genuine 9 and has better vision. He’s had less chances than jmk, I’d rather see what katoa can do under bazz. Hopefully he gets a decent shot at it.
 

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But maybe the other half on the other side was calling for the ball also and JMK saw something Benji didn't to send it the other way? This happens in every game so this is being a bit harsh.

Yeh sure JMK is still raw and inexperienced but like every player in our squad they should be given the year to excel under Barrett and then we can assess and be critical if we have to at year end.
I dunno about raw and inexperienced. He’s 25. And this is is his 4 th or 5 th year in the top grade coming up. Will be heading towards 100 first grade games by year end.
 

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JMK is a shit **** who’s living off his brothers name.
 

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I dunno about raw and inexperienced. He’s 25. And this is is his 4 th or 5 th year in the top grade coming up. Will be heading towards 100 first grade games by year end.
Yeh fair enough but I think under Barrett this is his best chance to prove himself so I'm basically saying let's give that opportunity to him knowing Baz can develop players to go to another level. But ultimately it's in JMK's hands.
 

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All top 4 teams have rep standard hookers, Floptial-King playing in a glorified trial match doesn't mean anything.
 

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Watching JMK last night was depressing as he didn't seem like he improved one bit. I don't blame Baz for that, just like I wouldn't blame him for not improving Lewis, because at the end of the day you can't polish a turd.

Hopefully Kotoa or Wakehman give us something better because a bad 9 will stifle our attack

I was very confident of making the 8 this year on the proviso we got Burton early and the 9 showed some improvement...but Burton is a 50-50 and the 9 still looks a massive problem for us

Another option for the 9 might be Jake Simpkin from the Tigers. He has bug wraps on him. Surely we can steal him off them if he's any good (fun loving Baz vs angry ant Madge - easy choice). Every single player we've both gone after (Burton and JAC) has chosen us so if we want him we should be able to get him
Sorry......sounds a little like signing Lichaa when we did......great reviews and promise......but absolute shite......do we need to repeat that adventure....at least give it a few rounds into the comp to let the incumbents show if they have improved.........
 
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