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Scotty Prince: A good move?

Ph1l

Ph1l

He's a good player when he's on but his age and susceptibility to injuries has me concerned. 
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Marcus1979

Marcus1979

feed him your milkshakes then to make sure he is getting enough calcium :) 
grobbo73

grobbo73

Spot on Aspley Owl. I think you'll also see Wally lift a peg or two from having Princey there running the ship. I have never been a fan of Wallace's but he'll excel by having the pressure taken off him after having all the pressure bestowed on him to be the number one playmaker last year after Locky's departure. 
MrFourex

MrFourex

Why ......Wallace had Lockyer shouldering all the responsibility before and he was still a numpty with the ball in his hands.

Lockyer retires and he's a numpty now because he has too much responsibility.....?

How 'bout just facing the fact the Peter Wallace is shit.......fullstop

Prince and Norman will make good halves for this year.......some reports from tonights trial indicate that this was the more successful pairing, in an otherwise dour night for Brisbane.

It seems as though Prince is already adding some much needed creativity to the Broncs attack. 
nopatience

nopatience

At least Wallace can defend, a Prince/Norman combo would be a worry in that regard. 
MrFourex

MrFourex

Will concede that .......though we've gotten round that problem before. 
Lewis06

Lewis06

What's better a halfback with flair and vision who can read a game, or one that can defend well? 
nopatience

nopatience

How much creativity will there be in a team with its two halves getting steam rolled each game, there has to be balance and imo Prince and Norman together is a liability in the front line. Normans defense may improve but Prince has shown as recently as the All Stars game that his defense is pretty average. 
Lewis06

Lewis06

Have always liked Prince but his defence is ordinary at times but I still think he is a better option than Wallace. For the try Prince may let in, he will set 2 up. But in saying that, Prince is not getting any younger and he is past his best.

Wallace is a hack and I still wonder why they resigned him. 
rabbitoh_fan

rabbitoh_fan

Pains me to say, but I agree. What I do wonder is whether Prince has decided on an easy life till he retires. Would be a shame as he is a better deal that Wallace. 
MrFourex

MrFourex

True enough that Prince is a bit of a turnstile.....Norman is just inexperienced. I don't think his defense is as bad as it's being made out to be.

If your only requirement is to have a half or fiveighth than can tackle, you might as well throw in an extra forward. David Stagg has got as much flair in attack as Peter Wallace has.....throw the number 6 or 7 on him. 
Tera

Tera

Thaiday for #6 again. 
SteveH

SteveH

I am certainly no "insider" like some here seem to be, but I think I am right in assuming that the Broncos brains trust would be attempting to assemble a team to win the NRL premiership.
I like Wallace but I don't believe we can win a title with him as in either 6 or 7.
And I don't believe that they bought Prince with the thought in mind that he can steer the team to a title.
So who?
I personally think Gee is playing footsies with the media and Thurston is squarley in their sights. As a #7.
Nothing else seems to make any sense. 
Lewis06

Lewis06

Why is that? 
professional

professional

Les hates Prince if I remember correctly. 
Morkel

Morkel

More to do with the fact that he had to agree with Lewis IMO. 
rabbitoh_fan

rabbitoh_fan

Because I don't agree with a lot of what you post. 
rabbitoh_fan

rabbitoh_fan

Not as a player, but as what I perceive him to be as a person. 
MrFourex

MrFourex

Because of the alleged salary rort with Simcorp and a new house for Prince.......a few years ago?

Thought the NRL ruled he had no case to answer. 
HarrySack

HarrySack

The Broncos showed their hand a little on Saturday night I believe. Apparently Wallace moved into dummy half at one stage. Can see this happening:

6. Wallace
7. Prince
9. Macca
14. Norman/Hunt

Macca comes off, Wal moves to 9 and Norman or Hunt move to 6. 
Morkel

Morkel

Short term that's probably okay, and I guess Norman or Hunt will at least be playing a few minutes in their preferred position. Wallace will definitely handle Hooker defensively but I think you'd be hard pressed to ever see him make a scoot from the ruck. If it works though, it has the potential to work really well. 
professional

professional

Wallace can defend like a hooker. That is the only thing that qualifies for playing him there. In the halves or out of the team IMO. 
HarrySack

HarrySack

FTR, I just think that's what they'll do. Norman and Hunt....QCup etc etc. is my opinion gone over it too many times. Kurt the Baptiste or Granville to the bench hooking role:

6. Wal
7. Prince
9. Mac
14. Granville/Baptiste

....is what i'd be looking at. Anyone here go to the trial btw? Apparently, Granville and Bond were very impressive. Then again, so was Scott Anderson apparently.... 
professional

professional

Scott Anderson is my man! 
Morkel

Morkel

You'll have to fight Nick22 for that claim. 
MrFourex

MrFourex

Then start Wallace on the bench !!!


Playing Wallace off the bench and limiting his game time will increase Brisbane's chance of success.

1. Hoffman
6. Norman
7. Prince
9. McCullough
14. Wallace 
soup

soup

I'd make him captain. This will turn out to be one of the best signings the Broncos have ever made. Prince will play Origin this year. If Thaiday doesn't step up they need to piss him off. 

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