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Matt Scott - Thank-you for your service and enjoy retirement!

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Thumper - your service to this club has been exemplary and you will go down in cowboys folk law as a club legend. However that being said, you’ve clearly passed your used by date.

Without lambasting you too much, unfortunately it is clear to see age has caught up with you and you no longer can do the job that is required at first grade level for us.

Given any competent first grade coach would drop you after your start to the year, it’s probably very unlikely we see you play this season again, if not for a farewell game at the end of the season. I still remember the day sitting on the hill at dairy farmers seeing you break your leg in your debut as a young kid, and doubting if we’d ever see you again in cowboys colours fearing you might not get another contract. Everything you’ve achieved since then has been truly remarkable.

So thumper, thanks for the memories. Your prime will be our unit of measurement we gauge the next props coming through and compare them to. Enjoy retirement!
 

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Just can’t defend at this level anymore unfortunately. He’s like a statue in the middle.

He’s a Cowboys legend. Age and injuries have caught up with him but nothing takes away from his contribution to the club.

It’s absurd that he’s keeping Corey Jensen out of first grade at this point.
 

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Still think he could be useful, but only for a couple of really short spells. As much as i hate to say it, Cooper is starting to miss a fair few as well.
 

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Still think he could be useful, but only for a couple of really short spells. As much as i hate to say it, Cooper is starting to miss a fair few as well.
Those short cameo roles are better off being used to blood our future IMO. He’s never been the type of player who is explosive off the mark, and wouldn’t really benefit being fresh against a tired opposition middle. He deserves 1farewell home game towards the end of the year, but apart from that shouldn’t feature again for us unless we cop injuries.
 

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Matt Scott won't be dropped. As sad as it is we're going to have to wait out the next couple of years for our veteran's to retire on their own terms. Green has well and truly shown his hand on that one.
 

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I doubt Green has the balls or even the clout to force the issue. He's always prefered the old boys so Scott would have to get way worse than he is now to make this happen. Sad but true. Coaches who play favorites are a cancer to a club's moral. Looking at the way the players are playing sure seems to back this up.
 

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The issue is not Matt Scott, it's not Jake Clifford either or Corey Jensen. It is not Gavin Cooper, Justin O'Neill or Jake Granville. It most certainly isn't Jordan Kahu or Francis Molo.

There is only one bloke who is connected to all of these issues.
 

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The issue is not Matt Scott, it's not Jake Clifford either or Corey Jensen. It is not Gavin Cooper, Justin O'Neill or Jake Granville. It most certainly isn't Jordan Kahu or Francis Molo.

There is only one bloke who is connected to all of these issues.

Could also be Peter Parr as the so called 'top dog of the football dept' with the team selections as well. He seems like a loyal guy and has been there for the entire career of a lot of these older players. Would be hard to start giving them the tap on the shoulder.


Though it could be all Paul Green self sabotaging his tenure as Cowboys coach. These guys probably still look good at training but have lost half a step and is only really highlighted in games.
 

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Easy to look good at training when you don't have real opposition exposing you. Guys like O'Neil have always done the hard yards in training, it keeps getting them selected during form slumps.

Peter Parr has always been big on loyalty. His bond with the players kept JT here when Penrith had all but signed him. We wouldn't have 2015 without Parr's influence. But an aging roster is where this loyalty plays against Parr.

Jensen and Molo should be above Scott and Bolton for playing time. Dunn should probably be above Cooper at this stage as well. These experienced guys could be a real asset off the bench or to come in for injuries. The backs are starting to settle in and play better together. Feldt was lacking match fitness as expected but really helped the right side defense look more solid. Opacic seemed solid. Hampton honestly only has his spot due to nobody better atm. He just seems out of place on the wing. He's quick but is no winger.

Overall If the effort and attitude can be fixed then i think there is enough talent in the team to avoid bottom 4. Would take a miracle to make the 8. Then again outside the roosters, storm and rabits nobody is looking great. Weird year ahead i think.
 
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