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A credit to the fitness department

Discussion in 'Rugby League Forum' started by clontaago, Apr 3, 2007.

  1. clontaago

    clontaago Well-Known Member

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    Not sure if it has been mentioned yet but Pete and I were both shocked when during the game, with about 15 mins left the Eagles had only made 5 interchanges. This is a huge credit to the fitness of our blokes and the conditioners/trainers.
     
  2. Jatz Crackers

    Jatz Crackers Moderator Staff Member

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    Each year we get the off season tripe about "training the house down" and the team is fittest ever" but yes, i saw the low interchange. Quite amazing really. Obviously influenced in a small way by Haldens bench spot.
     
  3. Matabele

    Matabele Well-Known Member

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    Or it could be the overweight dross we have on the bench.
     
  4. Fluffy

    Fluffy Well-Known Member

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    it could be better balanced but im sure we will find king and kite spend close to 60 minutes each on the field
     
  5. Matabele

    Matabele Well-Known Member

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    yeah, and like last year we will have a core of 6 forwards carrying too much load because of the bench passengers - and they will wear out come July/August.
     
  6. Fluffy

    Fluffy Well-Known Member

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    seemed to work for Kite though, thats when he really got going.

    Maybe thats Dessies plan?
     
  7. Matabele

    Matabele Well-Known Member

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    Kite had an off season in 2005/6

    No Tri-Nations involvement.
     
  8. Ryan

    Ryan Well-Known Member

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    Surely Afamsanga could be on the bench - or Willow? Use Willow as the utility:- i.e.

    01. Brett Stewart
    02. Michael Robertson
    03. Jamie Lyon
    04. Steven Bell
    05. Chris Hicks
    06. Travis Burns
    07. Michael Monaghan
    08. Jason King
    09. Matt Ballin
    10. Brent Kite
    11. Anthony Watmough
    12. Jack Afamsanga
    13. Glenn Stewart

    14. Luke Williamson
    15. George Rose
    16. Mark Bryant
    17. Glenn Hall
     
  9. Matabele

    Matabele Well-Known Member

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    The way Ryan carries on about him, let's hope this Afamgassa bloke is the next Ballin.
     
  10. Fluffy

    Fluffy Well-Known Member

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    the way he played against the tigers he could be if he keeps going like that
     
  11. Ryan

    Ryan Well-Known Member

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    I just don't understand Halden playing for a combined total of 15 minutes per game? Maybe it's a blooding theory?
     
  12. CliffyIsGod

    CliffyIsGod Well-Known Member

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    He is not good enough to blood.
     
  13. Ryan

    Ryan Well-Known Member

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    Mate - that's pretty tough when you haven't seen him given a proper chance.
    Tell me one thing he has done wrong in 1st grade so far?
    We have to at least see him given a fair go. If Des is going to give him 4 minutes though....don't bother IMO

    That said - a lot of people share your view of him...and I have to admit as to only seeing him 4-5 times in previous years in PL, and he was solid without being a standout.
     
  14. CliffyIsGod

    CliffyIsGod Well-Known Member

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    Fair point Ryan. A few players don't look to excel in PL but become very good FG players -- I just don't think Halden is one of them. JP Cherry got a few games in 2005 I believe and this seems like the same thing... Neither good enough to make firsts, but given a go anyway.
     
  15. Ryan

    Ryan Well-Known Member

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    J P Cherry - LOL
    Honestly - when I first saw him run on, I thought it was an old 50 year old about to do a nudy run or something !!! :lol: :lol: I feel for the guy though. Busted his gut in PL for years, never REALLY going to get a real chance.

    Your 100000% right about the comparisons though mate. J P Halden. LoL
     
  16. Nutzcraw

    Nutzcraw Active Member

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    Firstly :- "A combined total of 15 minutes per game" :lol:

    Secondly :- Mata, Ballin hasn't made it yet.

    I'm enjoying his progress but to say "Could afamasaga be the next Ballin" :lol: He's not yet the greatest thing to ever happen to Manly
     
  17. Ryan

    Ryan Well-Known Member

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    Sorry - I meant 15 minutes total over the two games. Thanks for picking that up Nutzcraw.
     
  18. Matabele

    Matabele Well-Known Member

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    Nutz is short on comprehension skill Ryan.
     
  19. Ryan

    Ryan Well-Known Member

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    He DOES seem to find all the faults in my posts...I'll give him that :roll:
     
  20. Matabele

    Matabele Well-Known Member

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    He'd make a good mother in law.
     

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