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Oracle you'd turn down a guy who scored over 30 tries in one season because he had one bad one?
His last 2/3 seasons were poor, just looked disinterested and didn't get involves in games unless the ball was passed/kicked to him directly as he never went looking for it nor scooted from dummy half after a fullback returned a kick to relive pressure off forwards.
Ive never denied he was a good one in the past, just that you cant live off former achievements.
Im happy to be proven wrong, I hope he does have a blinder and sets Craven Park alight again with blistering pace, but until then he will remain, in my opinion, a player who spends more time with hands on hips than with ball in hand
Just the sort of encouragement Nico needs eh!!! Not!
But its the truth though, and since this is a public forum people are entitled to their opinions regarding individuals, or are we al meant to follow like sheep and never say anything negative about someone
The last 3 years post injury he lacked confidence, now if a player cant regain it in that type of time frame they never will.
Nico - No thank you. Been a good un in the past, but lost all confidence in his own ability, and spent majority of games walking with hands on hips. Ironic cheers could be heard from the terraces when he caught a high ball, simply cause it meant he had to drive the ball in. Seemed like we were playing with 12 men most of the time, as he never scooted from dummy half.
Sean Ainscough - happy with that, fast, hard running and working, and worth a punt
And this time last year we played Rangi Chase and Chris Heighington for England who are in the same boat. Plus players like Widdop and Reed who were born in the Uk but moved overseas when very young - so we're no better.
Oh, and didn't we play Maurie Fassavalu as well for GB a few yrs bk?
We should start scouring the antipoedian market, pick up a few Fijians like Sheffield did a few yrs back, likes of QLT, Menzie Yere and Taluapapa. Wouldn't cost the earth, but adds a few instant fan favourites to the team due to their hard hitting nature.,