@Oz Sport Mad wrote:
Of course I was fucking right about Pearcey you battling simpleton....not to mention every other discussion we've had over the years.
The bloke has only played 4 series where he has played in every single game (and only two others were he was brought in partway through) and these 4 series were when QLD were at the peak of their powers.
Timing is everything and you are not giving the credit where it's due to the QLD sides during those series.
Exactly, and the full series he was there for, Qld brilliance aside, there are bigger reasons that Pearce being the 7.
His first full series in 2011, he got lumbered with Young in the 9 for game 1, as well as King starting at prop and Hayne being left out all together by Stuart the genius. The series loss was not his fault.
2012 was absolutely the series that Stuart blew. Everyone raves about us getting within a point in game 3 but the decision by Stuart to switch his backline all around, and leave Lewis, who had been our best forward in game 1 & 2 on the bench for the first 60 minutes of game 3, so Beau Scott (who wasn't deemed good enough for selection in the first 2 games, was a joke. Gallen and Farah balled hogged at the back end which was in my view a bigger reason why we didn't take the 1 point attempt than Pearce.
2013, we would have won, but after a game 1 victory inspired by Hayne, he missed out the next 2 games to injury. The following year, we all saw what happens when Hayne plays a full series in the number 1 jersey, but Pearce wasn't there to enjoy it.
2015 a Hayneless Blues and he gets selected in the 6??? With Hodkinson, seriously, those two weren't suited to partner in the halves and again, Farah ran roughshod over them in Game 1, game two they played really well before the game 3 debacle. 52-6, you can't blame that on one man, and Ennis' inclusion didn't help.