Coricas first season of recruitment has been a 6/10 for me. I cant really hold the Adrian or Bobo departures against him or the club and don’t think they should factor into the discussions.
I’m liking ALF a lot and Tratt looks like a great bargain pick up. Buhagiar looks like he may have been a great pick up before his injury and it also forced Corica to play in a different manor to how he probably intended.
Despite two good signings, there have been some big failures. Jop was absolutely woeful. De Jong injury plagued before we signed him and was a gamble that hasn’t worked out. De Jong was also invisible for large parts of the matches he did play in. De Silva has largely been a passenger. Both De Jong and De Silva were forced to largely play out wide which isn’t their strength. That’s also on Corica for recruiting so many players who occupy the same area of the pitch.
Players like Caceras and Austin are decent short-term, mid season signings who will provide cover and depth. Particularly during the ACL. They’re likely to be the best available local options for such roles. Reza looked decent, but just 65 minutes is too early to judge either way.