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After watching again!

Discussion in 'Rugby League Forum' started by Dan, Oct 9, 2008.

  1. Dan

    Dan Administrator Staff Member Administrator 2016 Tipping Competitor

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    I watched the game again yesterday I kept an eye on a few things

    1 - Orford
    2 - Ballin
    3 - The Storm Attack and defence

    Orford had a cracking game, the Fox commentators still tried to death ride him a bit but he ran a lot of plays and he positioned himself off the ball a lot which put the Storm defence in two minds. His play off the ball was as good as on the ball. He had one or two bade decisions but in general really stood up.

    Lyon complimented him very well

    I think Ballin was the unsung hero, he went through a mountain of work, he laid the platform through the first half, himself and Kite really put in. I don't think Ballin received enough praise for the very strong work he did, very impressed

    The Storm, as some have suggested, did not play poorly. Manly just put them under way too much pressure, with some better service from Dummy half, they may have gotten across for a few tries but no way would they have won. Manly had them pinned in their own half because of incredible kick chase and defense. Manly were just awesome, the Storm tried some moves but nothing from the halfback would have worked.

    Also want to give a huuuuge wrap to B.Stewarts defense. It's rare to see a Fullback defending up in the line so much. Even in our own 20, Stewart was tackling before the forwards and shutting down plays. I had to do a double take a few times, when he made tackles, a fullback really had no right to make.

    All in all it was a huuuuuuge game by Manly and a big game by Melbourne, who would have beaten most teams in the comp on Sunday, but Manly would have beaten any team of the last 5 or so years!
     
  2. CliffyIsGod

    CliffyIsGod Well-Known Member

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    So how many times have you watched it, Dan?
     
  3. Dan

    Dan Administrator Staff Member Administrator 2016 Tipping Competitor

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    that was around the 5th, but I have only partial recordings because MyStar stuffed up
     
  4. Dan

    Dan Administrator Staff Member Administrator 2016 Tipping Competitor

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    every time I watch it, is like I am watching it for the first time, I stand about 3 ft from the TV and yell at it.

    Leanne asks me every time "Are we winning?" or "Did we win?" cheeky bitch
     
  5. Normie

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    I have watched it at least 6 times and you do pick up more each time. You are right about Matt Ballin's game - he was very good and as Des says "flies under the radar"..... Bring on 2009!
     
  6. Canteen Worker

    Canteen Worker Well-Known Member 2016 Tipping Competitor

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    It was great watching it on the big screen at Brookie yesterday afternoon!!!
     
  7. Fro

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    What did he do? say "great kick Matt", or "gee I like what you've done with your hair Ox"

    Maybe he complemented him.
     
  8. The Wheel

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    Actually my thoughts after watching it again were;

    OX & Lyon both had great games - Jamie is a great 5/8 now
    Beaver & King had blinders
    Agree Ballin had a massive game - some great runs apart from his try
    Back row of Hall, Stewart, Choc were all over the place
    Both wingers were dynamite

    In short they all played well which goes with the result but the above deserve call out.

    Also I have to watch it again but I didn't realise how close Ox went to scoring in the last minute - another hlaf a metre he would have been in the corner.  46 to 0 I woudl have liked to see that.
     
  9. Dan

    Dan Administrator Staff Member Administrator 2016 Tipping Competitor

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    What did he do? say "great kick Matt", or "gee I like what you've done with your hair Ox"

    Maybe he complemented him.
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    You must have a fine eye to split such small hairs
     
  10. fLIP

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    What did he do? say "great kick Matt", or "gee I like what you've done with your hair Ox"

    Maybe he complemented him.
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    http://www.hobbies.net/
     
  11. Fro

    Fro Well-Known Member

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    Yes Dan, we all have our claims to fame :)
     
  12. Berkeley_Eagle

    Berkeley_Eagle Current Status: 24/7 Manly Fan 2016 Tipping Competitor

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    Ive watched it 3 times

    This Sunday is Grand Final day again
    chilling the beers and got the BBQ ready and gonna watch the High Def version at 3pm LOL



    Glenn Stewart and Glenn Hall were also sensational and Watmough buried his demons as well, I hope Ricky gives him a go in the Aussie team cause I reckon he will kill it
     
  13. Jethro

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

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    Only if Ricky loses the chip on his shoulder
     

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