Time for Cows to move for­ward, not side­step

Townsville Bulletin - - Voice Of The North -

AS one of thou­sands of long­suf­fer­ing Cow­boys fans I have been think­ing about writ­ing this letter for a num­ber of years, but un­til now have de­cided against it.

I know a lot of you will dis­agree or say it’s too early in the year to com­ment but I would rather it be too early than too late.

Why af­ter so long are we still so in­con­sis­tent?

Why did we knock back Wayne Bennett as a coach when he wanted too come here?

Why can’t we lure him here still?

Ap­par­ently he likes a chal­lenge and what bet­ter chal­lenge then to take the Cow­boys from to­tal wooden spoon­ers to at least mid-ta­ble con­sis­tency?

What is Neil Henry’s win loss record for us?

Why did the car park at- ten­dant/ hot­dog guy/ orange peeler and ev­ery­one else ex­cept the peo­ple who were re­spon­si­ble get re­trenched when it is clear that it was the peo­ple at the top of the food chain that were re­spon­si­ble for our predica­ment?

Yes it’s true, Aaron Payne’s horses have more chance of win­ning the Cox Plate than he has of win­ning us a pre­mier­ship and that Matty Bowen rarely runs un­less he knows that a gap has opened up for him.

The Cow­boys need to start build­ing a team around play­ers who know how to win or at least who put their body on the line.

Why put up a bomb for our wingers? They can’t jump.

When was the last time any of our play­ers leapt above the pack to score?

Why does it seem like we need 10 passes to make six me­tres ev­ery tackle? Let’s wake up big­wigs in the board room, 14,000 peo­ple in at­ten­dance is be­cause they know we still are bait­fish.

Put your egos to the side fel­las, as my­self and ev­ery other North Queens­lan­der de­serves to have a team to be proud of and not the laugh­ing stock of the NRL. Move for­ward, not side­step. CLIFF BETTS,


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