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Chris Bailey

Discussion in 'Rugby League Forum' started by Berkeley_Eagle, May 8, 2010.

  1. Berkeley_Eagle

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

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    what does he really offer

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  2. NYEagle

    NYEagle Well-Known Member

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    A kicking game LOL

    I thought he played well tonight, but at the end of the day he's just a healthy body to come on late in games.

    He defends well.
     
  3. Chip and Chase

    Chip and Chase True Supporter Staff Member Administrator Premium Member 2016 Tipping Competitor

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    Let me guess, you'd rather have Hoppa Jr on the bench ??
     
  4. missing_something

    missing_something Active Member

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    Utility value for Des I guess, he can fill a lot of gaps should anyone go down mid match, his defence is reasonably solid, he kicks the ball well, but for a guy that was bought as a 5/8 he offers nothing in attack, if everyone was fit I couldn't see him in the 17.
     
  5. Canteen Worker

    Canteen Worker Well-Known Member 2016 Tipping Competitor

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    Utility value is the big issue. He is a solid defender and can fill in at either back row or in the backs. Not spectacular but plays a similar role to Willo in his days.

    Maybe Willo passed him the photos of Des with the goat!!! :)
     
  6. Rambo1987

    Rambo1987 Well-Known Member

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    He is better in the forwards - probably our best one on one tackler.
     
  7. Bradza

    Bradza Well-Known Member 2016 Tipping Competitor

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    Last night was a clear demonstration of the utility value he offers. If everyones fit he misses the 17, if not he provides very solid backup. I wish people would drop off this topic.
     
  8. Kiwi Eagle

    Kiwi Eagle Moderator Staff Member 2016 Tipping Competitor

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    He comes off the bench unexpectedly into the halves, fills that role well enough for us to look like not missing a beat, and there are still topics saying he offers nothing !!

    I know I was applauding last night when he was rolling grubbers into the in goal to get a repeat set, something we haven't been doing enough to seal games

    1st topic I see on here today is the standard Bailey one, will have to go and find the Farrar, T Rex and King are crap topics now haha
     
  9. Garts

    Garts Well-Known Member

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    I was at the game and u do tend to miss a bit at the ground but I did not notice Foran was missing till I got home.  I figure he must have gone ok if thats was the case.  As said if all players are fit probably not in the 17 but adds good utility value. 
     
  10. Volley

    Volley Well-Known Member

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    Was very good last night.
     
  11. Dan

    Dan Administrator Staff Member Administrator 2016 Tipping Competitor

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    Garts I agree.I was there and didn't notice until I got a message telling me. I did notice bailey doing a lot more in first reciever however and it all clicked once I got the message.

    Can't find a reason to complain about anyone last night
     
  12. Wolfpack

    Wolfpack Well-Known Member

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    He's to us what Kurt Gidley is to the Australian team.

    Great utility value but shouldn't be in our top 17 when all are fit.
     
  13. Zep

    Zep Active Member

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    he is the 14 playing in 17 number, can fill ANY position on the park, maybe not with the class level of the other players but few can do what he does. His defence is solid, and knows how to grind out a win. If i was des and i had to pick a bench he would be the first choice pick with 2 Young Halves and injury proned Centre.
     
  14. Berkeley_Eagle

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

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    send him back to the knights
     
  15. Normie

    Normie Well-Known Member

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    After tonight's effort - I 2nd that motion!
     
  16. deadlyeagle

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    After tonight's effort - I 2nd that motion!
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    even the knights wouldn't take him
     
  17. Berkeley_Eagle

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

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    He may of set up the 1st try but he let in at least 2 with bad defence and dropped the ball when we needed to hold onto it
     
  18. SeaEagleRock8

    SeaEagleRock8 Sea Eagle Lach Staff Member Premium Member 2016 Tipping Competitor

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    What does he offer? He offers a convenient target to fans who are keen to find something to whinge about. I predict he will shine more & more as the season wears on & by finals time I doubt too many will be questioning his place in our squad. 
     
  19. Guest

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    ser8  sorry mate but he had last year also, how many years does he need?? .. last sat was his 1st try assist in god knows how long..  & he is suppose to be a ball playing half.. we bought him as a 5/8 all this utility crap was put on him because he wasnt an effective 5/8..  he has had the most game time out of all the others waiting for an opportunity & still cant perform  adequately.. maybe in a team like the raiders or warriors he might be good but with all the class around him in our side he looks ordinary..
     
  20. DSM5

    DSM5 Well-Known Member 2016 Tipping Competitor

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    My Orford rants of yesteryear look mild in comparison to the anti-Bailey crap on the site.  I think he goes OK.  I've got no complaints about the side that Des turns out most weekends.  They all seem to be mostly going forward, giving away some penalties, dropping some balls, scoring points and defending OK.  I'm happy with our position on the ladder and going to games knowing that we'll be in the game, and will probably win it.  All good really.   
     

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