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Can Ballin play in the halves?

Discussion in 'Rugby League Forum' started by KaZa, Mar 17, 2008.

  1. KaZa

    KaZa Well-Known Member

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    lets say this wonderful halves partnership continues to struggle 3-4 games from now...

    who would be worth a shot there? Ballin? with Le Strange to hooker? or maybe Le strange to 5/8? Halden? that Foran kid? Groom? oh wait....
     
  2. byso

    byso Well-Known Member

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    Maybe strange at 5/8
     
  3. Matabele

    Matabele Well-Known Member

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    Cliffy said that he is still available for 5/8.  Even at his age he would be better than lyon.
     
  5. The Wheel

    The Wheel Well-Known Member

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    Bite the bullet at promote Keiran Foran - a bold gamble but I heard he went well in a well beaten side against the Storm in the first trial
     
  6. Matabele

    Matabele Well-Known Member

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    I can't see risk-averse Hasler promoting a 17 year old given Ballin has had to wait until he's 24! 
     
  7. Garts

    Garts Well-Known Member

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    Ballin is a hooker not a half and I have not seen much LeStrange to comment on him but I doubt it.

    I would stick with Lyon at 5/8 at the moment, hopefully he will get better and we really have limited options there.  Foran is the only prospect but throwing him into NRL is a big ask and could stunt his development.  If things are still bad in a month and he is going well in Under 20's throw him into Beam Cup and see how he goes against the bigger boys and maybe give him a shot.
     
  8. Jatz Crackers

    Jatz Crackers Moderator Staff Member

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    You would have to suppose that the coaching staffs backup plan is Neumann ?
     
  9. KaZa

    KaZa Well-Known Member

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    I can't see risk-averse Hasler promoting a 17 year old given Ballin has had to wait until he's 24! 
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    exactly.. Des isnt exactly known for his bold decisions...
     
  10. Canteen Worker

    Canteen Worker Well-Known Member 2016 Tipping Competitor

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    No need for panic yet. Des sticks with those who do the job. At present we have lost one game - no need to get too concerned.
     
  11. DSM5

    DSM5 Well-Known Member 2016 Tipping Competitor

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    The reality is that Lyon is NOT a 5/8, and this must be obvious to all.  I can't imagine Des thinks he is and and so what is the problem:  Is Des blind, or is there just no-one he else he wants on the park?  I see the same issue with Orford's penalty kicks and those in general play, most go barely ten metres, his persistance with Bell's crabbing runs and his use of the bench, a few of the more obvious issues.  The problems of Lyon at 5/8 was with us last year and so Des had the off season to experiment and obviously that didn't happen.  I just can't figure it out.       
     
  12. Matabele

    Matabele Well-Known Member

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    Why does Orford keep taking the kicks for line?  Surely there is one person in a squad of 17 that can kick the ball off the edge of a postage stamp???????????
     
  13. DSM5

    DSM5 Well-Known Member 2016 Tipping Competitor

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    Mata, I've been on this issue for seasons and I bought it up at a coaches forum in 06 I think.  Obviously the brains trust think the current arrangement is adequate.  I just now naturally assume that Orford is a hog and Des doesn't have the balls to tell him different.
     
  14. KaZa

    KaZa Well-Known Member

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    spot on. Des and his balls that is.
     
  15. SilentBob

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    Are people swaying away from Dazzler?
    A slight shift perhaps.
     
  16. Canteen Worker

    Canteen Worker Well-Known Member 2016 Tipping Competitor

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    We are 80 minutes into the season. Too early to get excited.

    If we are still playing this way in 10 weeks then it will be time to start getting uptight.
     

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