julian87 wrote:I'm still sort of beside myself when thinking about where our recruitment has got to. For half a decade or more this club made some of the worst recruitment decisions imaginable. We were very much hooked into buying discards on big coin with a good career on paper from winning clubs thinking they'd improve the situation. We signed a few players who I'd long thought were absolute pretenders and they really stagnated at Canberra.
But for Stuart to have recruited the two young halves I rate higher than any other blokes in the game in their roles is just amazing. To be swimmingly confident about where this team is going on field is just a completely foreign feeling. As pigman said earlier on this page we were championing Austin months, probably more, before the rumours even started. And even then I think neither of us dared to actually read into it in case of such enormous possibly let down. What he's done for the team and joint has been tremendous. In less than a year. And I've championed Sezer for seasons. With Albert Kelly being a local and fav of mine I've always followed him and when he first partnered Sezer I was so impressed by Aidan. He's got so much potential and running the show at such a rotting club has had most pundits just shrugging him off. He's shown more than several blokes who've played Origin in his position of late IMO. Then when the whole halves merry-go-round thing started I said 'whoever ends up with Sezer will be the real winner'. When we signed him I was just astounded.
Pretty much those impressed by Sezer the other night should know he's been playing like that for quite some time.