While still attempting to assuage my anger from Sunday I shall ponder the thought that Jewitt is preferred to Morley when Jewitt,with a red card v Hull KR,and a subsequent ban after being put on report v Catalans,has spent more time off the field for indiscipline than he has made appearances.
Morley - 500 appearances later is possibly on his way to a Grand Final.
Placing the written playing record before potential supporters for 2014,listing the appearances and the honours,and the number of winning games,who is more likely to attract new spectators to the SCS ? Who is likely to attract other high quality players ? Or has done ?
There should be an 'ism' for ageism.
It's more a matter of preferring the player who, over the past three years, has made more than four times as many clean breaks, nearly twice as many offloads, nearly twice as many tackle busts, made more tackles, missed proportionally fewer and made fewer errors. Jewitt hasn't spent more time off the field for indiscipline than he has appearances, but, given that Mozzer is injured again, I'd guess he will, by the end of this season, have spent more time off the field for treatment than he has made appearances.
Now, if we are to place those written playing records in front of potential supporters (do we do that?), which one looks the better option? Fortunately, placing written records in front of anyone is fantasy stuff. It doesn't happen. What will attract new spectators is a team that can compete and, for me, Jewitt would contribute more to that than Morley.
As for attracting high quality players, I don't have an 'inside' at the club, so don't know of any. So, tell me, which of our new signings have been attracted by his presence? I can't see him attracting signings for 2015 and beyond because he's only on a one year deal.
It's not about age (oh, the 'ism' for ageism is 'ageism', by the way). I wouldn't have minded Salford signing Steve Menzies a couple of years ago, for example. But Menzies is a freak of nature in that he seemed to defy time, and that isn't the case with Morley. it's about whether we could have done better, and I think we could. Carvell, for me, would have been a far better signing.