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.
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.
I think Carvell may have chosen Bradford as it is a step closer to his home city of Hull.
I am not sure if the stats you refer to relte to Carvell or Jewitt but if you prefer Jewitt to Morley then I accept we have a difference of opinion about each individual contribution in past years,and for the future.
There is no reason to suggest Jewitt has not been retained.
As Morley was the first signing announced since Noble too over it would seem both the owner and the head coach view Morley as a figurehead as the club is to re-invent itself.
With the player named on this thread title again mentioned by Barker in the MEN as a 'could be' signing it will be interesting to see how many players he has 'linked' to the club actually turn out to be true.I believe he is currently well behind.
I have no problem with the other experienced signings of Meli and Puletua.Experienced internationals and big final game players.