The Postman has the low-down on his favourite player in the modern game… Joshua Evander Holyfield McCrone.
Firstly you might be wondering why he’s decked out as a lime green Jedi Master – well honestly it’s the hair. Something about that wispy afro made me think of Yoda and McCrone is decked out in green most weeks, so there’s your reasoning. Ground breaking stuff.
Plus we can’t use official NRL photos yet – so this as good as you’ll get for the time being.
Now if The Postman told you that you could buy a Dream Team half for $248,800 and he’d give you 39.2 DT ppg with a season high of 55 and no score less than 35 since Round 3 – you’d probably think to yourself ‘I need to get that bloke into my team asap‘.
But when I announce that this player is in fact Josh McCrone – or ‘The Solution’ as I’ll now refer to him as (it’s the Yoda ears in the image), you might want to rethink that stance.
Not that McCrone can’t be effective in this game, but he’s also not particularly great any any one thing. In fact you’d argue that bar an ability to freeze the defence on the tryline with his indecision (he’s scored at least five or six tries in first grade with his hesitation resulting gap in defensive line = McCrone try) – McCrone hasn’t got a second feature that stands out at all. Well apart from coming up with an error when his team desperately can’t afford one – that might indeed be an inherent skill unique to JEHM.
Canberra however hitched their wagon to McCrone in the #6 jersey after Terry Campese’s latest season ending injury (good luck with the rehab Campo) and coupling McCrone’s uninspiring play to David Furner’s uninspiring game plan and you’ve got an uninspiring Canberra team.
The thing is – in 15 minutes of action in a dummy half role for Country Origin earlier in the year – McCrone gave some indication that maybe his future could be in the utility role off the bench… the only downside being ‘The Solution’ isn’t exactly a strong defender.
There was a constant though DreamTeamers - Furner loves him and he remained in first grade for the rest of the season in the five-eighth role. So from a Dream Team perspective – incredibly – you could have done worse.
Harsh or Fair on ‘The Solution’ DreamTeamers? You decide.
PS. Maccas dropping the price of their soft serve ice cream to 30c again might have made Señor Winning the happiest man alive.