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TomBuckQuin

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Re: Transfer tittle tattle
« Reply #120 on: Wednesday 23-Jan-2019, 15:00* »
I seriously do not understand the Wallace comments here. Some people have short memories.

Nope, I've watched his entire career - been a season ticket holder throughout. I'd sum up his time at Quins as: has always been a brilliant defensive openside (great over the ball and makes tackles all day), but unfortunately never added the necessary attributes going forward.

I think most of it is just down to his physiology - he doesn't have the weight to break contact as a serious ball carrier, he's not astoundingly quick - he's just average at both if we're being honest with ourselves. If he excelled at either one of these two things he'd have been starting every week when fit. The stark fact is that you have to sacrifice a third of the go-forward you have from a back row like Dombrandt-Clifford-Chisholm when you have Wallace on the field. It's definitely not for lack of heart because he has that in spades and it's clear he gives everything every game he plays, but unfortunately that's not enough in itself (again, I caveat, imo).

Hence my reason for saying we don't "need" to keep him - i.e. he's not a "must nail this guy down with a new contract" player. In my opinion.

Did I mention this is all just my opinion?

 

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