What an off season, Bennet going to Souths, Siebold to Broncos, Maguire to Wests,Hasler back to Manly and Cleary to Panthers
Let alone player movements, these movements by coaches is amazing in 1 season.
All this does is throw everything into the mix with more questions about how players will react to coaches and their style.
The most important question for Panther diehards is how will Cleary go as coach at Panthers…will he be shackled or does he truly have the support of the Board?
Year after year we say we have the roster and with some notable movements from the Panthers i think we could be close, how close we will only know the longer the comp goes but one would have to think with another year of experience in players like Cleary,Edwards,JFH and Kikau we have some X factor in our team.
Maloney still looks out of sync in our squad and with Luai fit i think he will be under enormous pressure to perform but as many great players do, this is when they shine.
I hope Cleary has us more ready for the “grind” in games as opposed to the comeback kings which has no future. Its one thing to believe you can get the other team, its another thing altogether to get the other team.
Sharp improvers this year will be Cowboys and despite a good run last year i believe Siebold will get plenty out of the broncos in 2019
We will have to lift again but with a focus on leaking points…we can score them but we have to prove we can keep other mobs to a lower score by determination and a defensive pattern which works.
I believe if we can frustrate the other side by a defence which is determined and can hold out teams for long periods, we will crush them in attack.
Sounds easy from the lounge chair but its a simple game…hope Cleary has the boys thinking its that simple as well.
Defend like your life depends on it then crush them with our blistering attack.
Bring it on…been too long a hiatus and cannot wait until game time!