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Better attacking side than 2011?

Discussion in 'Rugby League Forum' started by anthonyb1965, Mar 15, 2012.

  1. anthonyb1965

    anthonyb1965 GO Manly Premium Member 2016 Tipping Competitor

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    I have only watched the first 2 games in the last couple of days and it seems we now "turn it on" when required as opposed to ramping up in the finals. While our defence needs tightening, I think things are "VERY" rosey!!!

    Anyone else notice 2V's differance in the guys?
     
  2. Dan79

    Dan79 Active Member

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    I hear a rumor that.....
    Nice footy thread, forgot it was the footy season thought it was preseason.
    Sure we have leaked some points but you have to remember we played tigers and warriors tht have decent attacking weapons. At the end of this weekend it should be clear where the defense up to. The players will turn up more switched on then the fans, they don't read the papers like we all do.
     
  3. DSM5

    DSM5 Well-Known Member 2016 Tipping Competitor

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    I love to see the younger brigade stepping up, Harrison, Robinson and Vic. All strong mobile guys who seem to follow Choc into the trenches. All good for the future.
     
  4. Rodo

    Rodo Goldmember 2016 Tipping Competitor

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    I think there has been some notable changes in attack with Toovey now running the team. The guys appear to have been given more of a free rain to run it in attack and try and make things happen. They've been playing up the blind side more often after scrums. Ballin has been kicking out of dummy half. And Buhrer has had more game time allowing his attacking skills to be utilised more.
     
  5. MK Eagle

    MK Eagle Well-Known Member

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    Considering against tigers no Gift or Matai & arguably the 2 best wingers Hoppa & Robbo are not there its been a fresh of breath air that Tooves has let the players attack whats in front of them.
    This flambouyant style has caught out both NZ & Tigers because its hard to defend unpredictable football.
    I dont think its a better attacking side, but definately a better attacking style thats enjoyable to watch.
     
  6. wizball1973

    wizball1973 Active Member

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    Watmough seems to have been given more leeway to throw the ball around. Good on 2V for implementing the changes. Other sides would have studied us and we needed to shake things up.
     
  7. Stevo

    Stevo Well-Known Member

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    I hope we flex against Cronulla and bulge through their poor quality t-shirt defence!
     
  8. Masked Eagle

    Masked Eagle Well-Known Member

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    I think there are some subtle changes but Gift getting injured makes it too early to say how big those changes might be. It looks like we give the ball a bit more air, especially early in the game though.

    Our defensive resolve is still good. Even thinking about the GF last year, the Warriors were experts at charging home late in games and being almost unstoppable. We faced that very real prospect in the GF and in Round1 but both times we held them at bay. I don't think too many clubs could do that to the Warriors, let alone in 2 successive games.
     
  9. Crusher_Cleal

    Crusher_Cleal Well-Known Member

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    Has anyone noticed that Choc doesn't make breaks anymore? In 2010, he used to make them at will.
    To think that DCE and Foran will only get BETTER, makes me feel good about the rest of the season, as long as we don't get too many injuries in the outside backs.
     
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  10. Jatz Crackers

    Jatz Crackers Moderator Staff Member

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    The attention both Choc & TRex attract from the defense is huge. Lots of opportunities to tweak our attack based on that alone.
     
  11. eagles2win

    eagles2win Well-Known Member

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    We have a ton of options now
     
  12. mozgrame

    mozgrame Well-Known Member

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    I'd love to see George added to that soon too. To have three players on the field that require the attention of 2/3 defenders each time opens big spaces for the backs if they can slip an offload.
     
  13. Masked Eagle

    Masked Eagle Well-Known Member

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    Chocs role has changed. He is as much a workhorse as strike weapon. He really hasn't been an attackingfocus since Ox was the halfback. I actually think he is underutilised in attack these days but we need his grunt work.
     

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