I like what we're doing around debutants. Maybe it Fitz, but we seem to be fostering an enviornment that's more than just a stats sheet. Given it's old boys day and his dad's watching on, this kid must be feeling on top of the world... and ready to re-sign?
Fitz is big on club history and respect - there was an article about it month or so back
Alternatively Fitz is trying to out do Flanno on the fullback hunger games front
In choosing him over Miller well I guess Kade is more likely to be a part of long term future, Miller not sure where he stands ongoing from here (5/8 depth for Mozza?).
It's a softer part of our draw coming up so it makes sense to get some game time and confidence into Dykes now incase Kennedy isn't ready for finals or goes down with injury again
Still important we win every game from here to finals though so Fitz showing some confidence in the rest of the team to get it done alongside the newcomer
Me too. I remember that season when kimmorley was injured most of the year and dykes played 7 for us. Had the year of his life. **** he played some amazing footy that year. Think it was 05? Or 06?
Mid 2000's era Sharks are kinda hazy for me, I missed a alot of games and the squad just has never stuck in my mind like other periods of following the Sharks but I know we had a mix of classic sharks player and newcomers in and around the squad.
2001 is the year I remember Adam Dykes playing like a beast for Cronulla - it was the year that Preston Campbell won the Dally M Halfback of the year before being replaced by Kimmorley in the 7 the following season ofcourse
What I certainly don't remember is Adam Dykes being the Dally M 5/8 of the year in 2001 - the same year Presto won the Dally M, that's crazy!
So we had 2 Dally M spine players and still didn't make the GF, fmd we were heart breakers back in the day . Wasn't like the rest of our team was no good, we had fire all across the park.
Don’t get me wrong, I hope young Dykes blows the dragons out of the park, but I
Just don’t want to see the opposite happen.
That would be worse…….
Ref gunna send Kade off just so he can say "On ya Dyke son"
Personally offended we aren’t playing with 12
We could have named Tolman @ 1 if we really wanted to let Kennedy know what we think of him....
Kennedy ain't gunna lose his position or place in the pecking based on 5 weeks from a Rookie , even if the Rookie carves up
Kennedy needs the genuine pressure and competition though , he's had it at training I spose all year but now he has to watch someone else in his jersey for over a month and needs to come back playing well or even better than he was before