You keep saying shit like
It's just a case of me wanting the best for the team. I've lived up here in QLD and I know what they are like. QLD could stick Thaiday on the wing and they would still cheer the decision. A lot of New South Welshman have to realise that, you have to be up here for a long time to know what they are like.
So we are supposed to put up with mediocrity? You know why they don't complan about selections? Because they pick the same side that has won 6 series in a row. If they decided to put billy Slater on the wing and an injury prone, and out of form player at fullback instead, do you think they'd be happy? No they wouldn't. yet we're meant to be happy that Stewart who is out of form and on a reduced training schedule for Manly and Hayne who has come into form at fullback.
I know what Watmough can bring to the side and i know how good he is (I'm a manly fan) but right now he is struggling to get through 60 mins playing for us in club football. I do not want to see him miss weeks out on injury when we already have T Rex sitting on the sidelines as he was rushed into the NSW side with no match fitness.
Tim Grant is not justified in the slightest. Woods is in far better form, is a far better player and could be a starting NSW prop for years to come. In no way at all does Grant deserve it over him. Creagh is useless. If he makes more than 50 metres i'll be shocked. He is a gypsy, disappears in the middle of games, shows no heart, no effort and is a passenger. I argue about Harrison to that other guy in here all the time but i rate Harrison at being one of the best defenders in the game. He is an important role player for them. Thaiday provdes the aggro and leadership, Harrison; defense, Myles is a workhorse, Petro is now in for sentiment only, Dave Taylor provides some aggro, metres and Hannant chews up the metres. Every one of their forward pack has a defined role in the squad.
Look at the NSW pack,
Gallen; metres, leadership, tackles, biggest worker in the game
Bird; aggro, good ball runner
Tamou; huge man, chews up the metres.
G. Stewart; ball playing forward, acts as a secondary 5/8th at time.
Watmough; has the x factor, good leg drive makes him bust through the defense and make a lot of metres
Lewis: smaller player, basically a handy utility
he does nothing. He makes no metres, his defense is par, he can't pass the ball, and he doesn't break tackles. He basically makes up the numbers in most of his games. I hope he can prove me wrong but he doesn't get involved as much.
There are good players who are overlooked for selection in favour of those getting picked on reputation alone. We're not building a team for the future, we're not even picking on form, they're just getting in via random luck is seems sometimes.