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Positive aspects for the Titans

21 May 20, 2:33PM 0 Comments

Written by Oliver Kellner-Dunk

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Off the back of a wooden spoon in 2019 and an 0-2 start to 2020, the vast majority aren’t exactly painting the Gold Coast Titans in the most positive light and understandably too.

Today however, we will be taking a look at some positives the Titans have going for them right now.

The club have brought in the 2019 Super League premiership winning coach Justin Holbrook in an attempt to give the Titans’ ideology and culture a real shake up, which is a display of great intent to improve by Mal Meninga and his team.

There were also great signs showed by the team in the 2020 NRL Nines, where the Gold Coast would reach the semi finals and players such as Tyrone Peachey and new signing Jonus Pearson has breakout a tournament.

Moving on to the commencing of the regular season now, the Titans did reveal glimpses of improvement in creation areas, including Phillip Sami at the fullback position.

All the talk is about how poorly Latrell Mitchell has transitioned to the number one jersey, with Sami’s impressive move to the role going largely unnoticed.

In the first two rounds there were also moments where Ash Taylor looked great and while he has a while to go until he reaches his past level of form, the halfback is certainly looking better than in 2019.

Jai Arrow has remained the club’s best player despite leaving for the Rabbitohs in 2021.

If he continues to perform at an Origin level for the rest of the season there will be a good chance the Titans avoid the wooden spoon.

Last but not least, there is no pressure on the Titans go do well in 2020, meaning if they finish last they’re meeting most people’s expectations and if not then they have over achieved.

Looking back through history the sides that have little to no expectations to live up to generally perform above that level.

Now it’s time to wait and see what impact these positives have on the 2020 Gold Coast Titans.

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