Totally agree with this last part. The Broncos should be pursuing him hard because he, with a decent halfback, is exactly what they need to turn their basketcase of a club around. He would run riot behind their pack.rayden83 wrote: ↑May 4, 2021, 7:53 pmBlah blah blah the game has changed blah blah blah.IBG wrote: ↑May 4, 2021, 6:46 pm I'm going to say it. Hodgson was a brilliant recruit and arguably the best hooker we have had since Walters. But the game has changed and I feel like now that we have two halves who have shown the ability to control and run the game, Hodgo has not adapted. While he can undoubtedly still produce moments of brilliance, I think we are a better football TEAM with Starling as our hooker.
I would be sad due to nostalgia reasons, but not unhappy if Hodgo was to move on.
Neither Williams nor Wighton have ability to run the game. Both are running five eighths and both lack football IQ and game management. Hodgson is the cerebrum of the team. If we are a in pickle Hodgo is the one who can dig us out. And even he is not that good in that role, just the best we got. Wighton to a lesser extent but Williams is VERY passive for a half back.
Without Hodgo, as good as Starling is as as a sugar hit, the team has very little to no creativity or imagination. Look at what happened last week without Hodgo or Williams, we had no plan other than to “play fru the middle”
Hodgo isnt done yet. Cam Smith was still killing it in his mid to late 30s, and they are both very similar styled players. It’s frustrating seeing Raiders fans wanting to release our best players like Hodgo, Williams etc on some ridiculous platitude that the “game has changed” or we can sign <insert name> and they will drop everything to come play for a crumbling club like the Raiders.
Hodgo's arrival was the start of the best period of recruitment we've had in decades. Hodgo leaving may spell the start of it going the other way.
I really don't like this.