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Val still my favourite in terms of balance.
Totally. I’m convinced he would have been a success in the NFL if he had been re signed to a practice squad. He just needed another year. The conveyor belt of college players means teams don’t have to develop players, they just try another rookie.
 

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What if we make the grand final this year with current spine, would you keep Tracey at fullback next year? 😄
 
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What if we make the grand final this year with current spine, would you keep Tracey at fullback next year? 😄
I mean, if it felt like Tracey was the key reason we made it, you'd have to consider it. But if he's just in there doing a role and the rest of the team is humming, bringing Kennedy back would still make sense.
 

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I mean, if it felt like Tracey was the key reason we made it, you'd have to consider it. But if he's just in there doing a role and the rest of the team is humming, bringing Kennedy back would still make sense.
Listened to a podcast today where Ben Ikon was saying that he was convinced Reece Walsh's rise to stardom was in no small part because Tristan Sailor was pushing so hard from reggies. Thought there were parallels... Makes you wonder how much Tracey has contributed to Kennedy's rise and how much value he adds to the squad in training - possibly moreso than his first grade cameos.
 

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Listened to a podcast today where Ben Ikon was saying that he was convinced Reece Walsh's rise to stardom was in no small part because Tristan Sailor was pushing so hard from reggies. Thought there were parallels... Makes you wonder how much Tracey has contributed to Kennedy's rise and how much value he adds to the squad in training - possibly moreso than his first grade cameos.
Coaches like effort and if you have a high effort guy behind you then you know you can't afford to lapse - you know you have to work hard to retain/win your spot and if you ever drop your focus they will come flying up behind you trying to take your spot

Tristan maybe did push Walsh a bit, but Walsh was basically this good last year just the 2022 Warriors weren't as good as the 2023 Broncos - a factor in that also is probably that the only reason the Broncos can even afford Walsh is Warriors blocked him signing with Dolphins and he needed to go to Brisbane.
If Warriors don't try to spite O'Sullivan Walsh probably signs for Dolphins for three to four times as much money.
 

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Coaches like effort and if you have a high effort guy behind you then you know you can't afford to lapse - you know you have to work hard to retain/win your spot and if you ever drop your focus they will come flying up behind you trying to take your spot

Tristan maybe did push Walsh a bit, but Walsh was basically this good last year just the 2022 Warriors weren't as good as the 2023 Broncos - a factor in that also is probably that the only reason the Broncos can even afford Walsh is Warriors blocked him signing with Dolphins and he needed to go to Brisbane.
If Warriors don't try to spite O'Sullivan Walsh probably signs for Dolphins for three to four times as much money.
Help, think I'm being fansplained...
:D

Imagine the Dolphins with Reece... they'd probably have made the eight.
 
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Has this guy played any centre - or could he ?
This has been thrown up a few times. To my knowledge, not really.

The question is, if we see him as a future half/fullback, how well can he develop that game as a centre?

Personally I want to see him tear up in his preffered position at newtown before considering moving him into another spot.
 

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Hope this guy finds his potential and gives us that X factor we’re looking for.
 
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Extension while he's just been out for the year and is still contracted for next year already is just another little thing that makes me think young Dykesy is someone the club is very high on.
 
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