Now everyone should already know Un’s opinion of the minion known as Daly Cherry-Evans. The double barrelled surname just kills any sort of ability he may have, but Un will still attempt to remain objective in his ratings.
As a halfback, Cherry-Evans is among the best in the competition. He has the vision, the kicking game, the passing game, the running game, everything you need in a good football player. Even more, the kid is tough! He does a lot more defensive work than most halfbacks, in the Andrew Johns mould, which makes him an even more juicy prospect.
It is, however, the aforementioned kicking game which is DCE’s major asset for DT. The majority of his points this year have been scored in kick metres, a total topped only by his tackles. As Kieran Foran does limited kicking for the Sea Eagles, and Matt Ballin virtually none, Cherry-Evans has to control the play for the whole team. That means pretty much all the kicking for one of the best teams in the competition….not bad eh?
His toughness also allows him to break tackles, which has led to plenty of DT points scored in that category. He also leads the attack for the Sea Eagles, meaning a heap of points coming through try-assists.
So if you’re playing at home, that means DCE is pretty much the whole package. The main area in stats which lets him down is missed tackles. He has averaged 2.6 missed tackles a game, or about -5 points per game. In addition to that, Un says that he is heavily let down by his last name. It is simply too long to write out, and put on team sheets, meaning his value drops significantly for coaches and football managers who have to complete those sheets.
Un’s final determination is do NOT buy DCE. Ever. To be fair that is solely based on his last name, so logically DCE would be the perfect buy, particularly when Manly hit some serious form. As Un explained in the past, it’s better to be good in a winning team than standing out in a losing team. DCE is excellent in a winning team….case closed.