So NOW am I allowed to get depressed?
I can't really figure the Cats out.
Coming of a championship, we should have had money in the bank, and been poised to capitalise. The changes to the league were announced early, and it quickly became apparent that other teams were going to step up massively.
The league has moved on, and we have gone backwards.
OK, I can understand them not spending $0.5M to get an Aussie from Europe. As Marvin said, cheaper (and easier) to get imports.
I can understand them not re-signing Jawai (Although it would have been nice to keep him AND get another import).
I can understand them releasing Jervis.
I could have understood them releasing Beal, on the assumption we were going for something better.
Instead they have gone shopping in the Bargain-Basement of Imports.
Both JJ & McKay are the kind of role-player Cairns goes looking for on a limited budget, or Adelaide after they've spent the farm on a star.
They are NOT what you go looking for when your local talent is aging and not great offensively.
It's not the end of the world, but what we are seeing is a Cats team that has really fallen back to the pack, in a big way.
And lets be honest, when you rely so heavily on Knight, you know that's a recipe for disaster. You just know he's going to be injured at some point.
Hope this one isn't too bad.