While i agree we miss viney and t-mac and believe they will make a difference its the lost generation of players thats hurting us. Vince, Lewis and not so much jones but he shouldn't be relied on for this is what this club is missing. Players that should be in the same experience group as viney, t-mac, gawn and hibberd (jones should be getting pushed out to where vince/lewis are) that are just consistent and know what to do. Our list is badly balanced with lewis and vince not being pushed out because of this. Theres too much for to do for these few and we rely on younger players and role players to do more than their capabilities.
Weids help in the ruck was good. Provided more than pedo. I think him and t mac taking turns to spell gawn will work. Hogan is very mobile and t mac can be used as a marking link between the arcs a lot more while still leaving structure forward. Weids tackling and chasing has always been good. Id rather t mac replace harmes than weid.
Watts was in that age/experience group but couldnt be relied on. Perhaps salem needs a role change. While hes not the quickest either is gaff but he uses his skills well. We know salem goes in hard but wouldnt we be better off having it shovelled out to him with a fraction of a second more time?