Two years ago
Cairns Taipans 18/19
It isn't over til it's over but if we're all being honest this is not a team that's going to be winning the league this year. If the stars align they have a very outside shot at the finals but realistically they're all on holiday in less than a month.
So with all that in mind this is what I'd like to see happen next year at this stage (ignoring the year left on Jawai and Kuany's contracts):
McCarron: keep at all costs, potential co-captain next year
Weeks: proven back-up PG, impact 6th man and expert dirty mongrel flopper
Loughton: one more year if his body can manage it (he must be feeling it by now though)
Gliddon: his inconsistency drives me nuts, just gets lost in games sometimes and goes ice cold. But when he's on he's onnnnnnn...
Weigh: in serious decline, no longer capable of a solid 8-10 pts off the bench as per a few years ago
Scoochie: stick a fork in this one, he's done. Put him in the cupboard with Markel Starks and Dimitri McCamey.
Jawai: I wish we could lose this guy but we're stuck with him for another year. No work ethic, no fitness, just lots of money to spend at Maccas.
Jerry: did a pretty good job as a short-notice ringer, good on the defensive end but a liability in offense in most of the games I've seen him play
Egwu: Not sure where we go with Egwu. Has def. improved his game but not sure if he has much more to offer
Heuir: one of my favourite players, love his work ethic and what he managed in the QBL last season but he still seems to struggle on a bigger stage
Kuany: No idea, have yet to see him play anything more than garbage time
This is the hard one, truly can't decide whether Fearney gets another run around. I'm sure the Taipans will see who else is out there but I do highly rate Fearne and everything he's done.