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9th

Discussion in 'Rugby League Forum' started by Kiwi Eagle, Aug 8, 2009.

  1. Kiwi Eagle

    Kiwi Eagle Moderator Staff Member 2016 Tipping Competitor

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    Will be lucky not to be sitting there after tomorrow

    I don't know what to say about that, 12-0 up, my prediction of 40 looking good, and then we turned to crap. Was a bit of luck in a couple of their plays, but no excuse, it was just S**thouse

    We create enough chances during games to score points, but they seem to get 1-2 men outside from whoever is setting up the play, and fall to pieces as the opposition gobble them up

    I sit here at the moment thinking Brett will not be enough to pick this team up into a serious title contender. 1 week ago I was confident of that

    Going through 1-17 tonight, the only 2 I can look at and give a pass mark to are Stewart and King. Outside of them, there was F**k all there. Watmough tried his arse off and was nearly there, but at least 4 penalties against him kills that. Orford was also putting in 100% but it wasn't coming off. Actually thinking about it now I will give Robbo a pass as well, he didn't do much wrong at all

    Wolfman - I love the bloke, but he can't play again the way his head must be at the moment. Give him time to go away and grow a beard

    Matai - Something missing there at the moment, can't put my finger on it though. Zip in his dummy half play is missing, is still running the ball hard though. Not seeing any big hits from him either

    Lyon - MIA again. He is far too good to be playing how he is at the moment, he showed that in the 1st 8 weeks of the year. Since then he has been average at best

    Orford - Not MIA like Lyon, but poor tonight. His kicking game was actually OK, and he was searching all night, but it just wasn't there. Having said that, there were bugger all running a line to give him options either

    Ballin - I don't like some of his option taking at the moment, he is offering nothing for Lyon and Orford with his kicking game from dummy half either

    Perry - Has dropped back a bit again. Makes 2-3 big runs a game that get the side going, but is not backing them up at the moment

    Kite - Was better than last week, but he looks lost at the moment. Some weeks starting, some on after 12mins, tonight after 25mins. He needs some stability, along with a rocket

    Rodney - Lacking the impact he had prior to his injury

    So having said all that, this is what i would line up next weekend

    Robertson
    T. Williams (Siniula a bee's dick away from this spot)
    Matai
    Lyon
    Farrar
    Foran
    Orford
    King
    Ballin
    Perry
    Watmough
    Bailey
    Stewart

    L'Estrange (Ballin hasn't convinced me about 80 mins)
    Rose
    Kite (Lift ya game big man)
    Rodney

    Most will be calling for Orford's head, but I don't see that improving the team 1 bit. We need a halfback as dominant as him at the moment, and I don't see Hodkinson providing that at this crucial point of the year. Foran comes into 5/8 to get Lyon a bit wider and hopefully more involved
     
  2. Garts

    Garts Well-Known Member

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    Foran must come into the side.  He can defend, his support play is excellent and he adds the extra attacking option.  Himself and Lyon can swap between 5/8 and centre if needed. 
     
  3. missing_something

    missing_something Active Member

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    Hodkinson should be the 1/2 - Orford the 5/8 and play as a ball distributor - you cant fault Orford in defence and you couldn't drop him all together at this point of the year if put Bailey on the bench and if T.H isn’t coping swap Orford back to half bailey to 5/8 – it wont happen though.

    I think Hodkinson kicking game has to put him ahead of Foran as an option a real kicking option in the half would be a massive bonus.
     
  4. Garts

    Garts Well-Known Member

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    Foran has proved he can play NRL so he gets my vote over someone has not played NRL yet. 
     
  5. missing_something

    missing_something Active Member

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    Sure, I somewhat agree with what your saying but I have't seen anything out of Foran that suggests he the kind of ball player with a kicking game thats going solve our problem - if it was a centre I say straight away put him there but he's not even being picked in the halves for the 20's at present.
     
  6. Garts

    Garts Well-Known Member

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    He is in the centres as our gun centre is out for the season and Forans 5/8 replacement went ok whilst he was in NRL so it made sense to keep him at 5/8.  Foran also played quite a bit there today even though he had the 4 on his back.  He must come back into the team. 
     
  7. missing_something

    missing_something Active Member

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    He didn't ofter much in attack in that 20's game today.
     
  8. Matabele

    Matabele Well-Known Member

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    He didn't ofter much in attack in that 20's game today.
    [/quote]  What game were you watching?
     
  9. swoop

    swoop Well-Known Member 2016 Tipping Competitor

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    Everyone's forgot about Glenn Hall, he has size, go forward and bends the line, his defence is good most of the time. He's nothing flash but is a better option than Bailey in the secondrow.

    And what's happened to Cuthbo? Is he injured? He'd be another option on the bench.

    If I were selecting the side, Foran to 5/th, Lyon back to centre, farrar wing, T-rex dropped, Bailey bench as backup dummy half or 5/8th, Le strange dropped. Hall back in staing side

    Team

    Robbo
    Farrar
    Mattai
    Lyon
    D Williams
    Foran
    Orford
    King
    Ballin
    Perry
    Choc
    Hall
    G Stewart

    Bench= Kite, Rose, Rodney, Bailey
     
  10. niccipops

    niccipops un echidna spillo mia bevanda Premium Member 2016 Tipping Competitor

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    Ninth is looking ominous. Tonight was a shocker. Can't say that the team didn't try, just didn't execute and again did dumb things. A crucial game that we needed to win.
    Looking at the ladder it's hugely condensed between 5th and 12th places. 8 teams battling it out within just a couple points from each other.
    Still, it's not time to bury the season just yet. Come back Brett, we seriously need you.
     
  11. Matabele

    Matabele Well-Known Member

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    Hall has been crap for weeks too.  He too has been living the high life, living off last year's deeds.
     
  12. swoop

    swoop Well-Known Member 2016 Tipping Competitor

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    I suppose you thought Bailey as starting secondrower is a better option? He's been playing crap all year.
     
  13. missing_something

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    He didn't ofter much in attack in that 20's game today.
    [/quote]  What game were you watching?
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    Sorry let me rephrase that he didn't offer much in attack as a half, though yes he was playing in the centres for the most part.
     
  14. Jethro

    Jethro This space is for rent Staff Member Premium Member 2016 Tipping Competitor

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    Swoop, Cuthbo has been playing in the QLD Cup for several weeks now. He was out injured for the Sunshine Coast Sea Eagles last weekend and was replaced by Heath who had a blinder for them. Cuthbo was on the interchange bench for them this week.
     
  15. Matabele

    Matabele Well-Known Member

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    Very good of Manly to assist Cuthbertson to acclimatise to life in Cronulla by putting him in a beachside location with lots of dumb bogans. 
     
  16. Mal Cochrane

    Mal Cochrane I'm not really Mal Cochrane...

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    Will not make the 8.

    Kite offers nothing, Perry started ok bit then offered nothing, Ballin offers no spark, Gifty is trying but is adding nothing and dropped balls have crept into his game, bailey was a dud buy, Lyon is too quiet, our wingers are a worry and Robbo is a winger playing fullback.

    prove me wrong boys, but....unfortunately the season is over.
     
  17. DSM5

    DSM5 Well-Known Member 2016 Tipping Competitor

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    Unfortunately Mal I'm thinking you're right with 9th.  We just don't play for 80 minutes and are beginning to leak tries and penalties.  Lack of interest? GF ring already? I blame all the players Des does not pick week after week.  Easier that way, less antagonism on this site. 
     
  18. Garts

    Garts Well-Known Member

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    Not that many to be picked tbh.  Foran the only only who is really deserving.  Things are grim. 
     
  19. QldEagle01

    QldEagle01 Active Member

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    Wow u guys are shockers, im glad im not fighting a war with u guys id certainly be watching my back, Matta u need to get a life all you ever do is pick faults, guess thats why ur an internet expert not a first grade coach, Sunny coast is the best place in the world bar none.......
     
  20. Matabele

    Matabele Well-Known Member

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      I'd just about agree with that, pity it's full of bogans. 
     

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