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DCE Man of the Match

Discussion in 'Rugby League Forum' started by Technical Coach, Mar 4, 2012.

  1. Technical Coach

    Technical Coach Well-Known Member

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    He did not deserve Man of the Match---too often halves get credit when there is no obvious stand-out but i think either T.Williams, A.Watmough,B Kite,King and to a lesser extent Lussick were above DCE.

    Great physcial application and all round effort from the boys---the WCC showed the attitude is all good but our red zone attack was poor once again.

    This game did not have to come down to the wire if we were more clinical in our execution---i've never been happy with the options we use in the redzone but it's hard to be too critical for a first game effort. Second phase play in middle third changes of direction combined with early spreads were excellent---once again using the GF tactic of going wide early against the Warriors. (wink wink) "ok it's well overdue to exercise some class and modesty no need to rub it in tosser"

    New wingers are going to be targeted D.Williams very hesitant in coming forward to shut down the over-laps before they arise but it's still early days and i'm sure Oldfield will be targeted also this year---never rated him defensively seems a little soft and hesitant but could be just a confidence issue.

    Defensively the general middle of the field play effort was great but we are hanging back on our heels in the redzone too often--- i'm sure this will be rectified in time. Outside backs combined with new wingers tend to create this scenario so we have to be patient and accept a few bad reads and slow outside backs moving up.
     
  2. DSM5

    DSM5 Well-Known Member 2016 Tipping Competitor

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    Do you subscribe to the field goal option TC?
     
  3. Technical Coach

    Technical Coach Well-Known Member

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    Dry fast tracks under the 5min mark wet slow tracks 8-10min mark.
     
  4. Dan

    Dan Administrator Staff Member Administrator 2016 Tipping Competitor

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    I thought it was an odd choice of man of the match. I thought foran was far far far more dominant in this game and deserved the man of the match.

    Ballin being sent for 10 and one bad kick but disregarding that he also had a good game.

    Toovey is clearly asking for a different game from ballin now
     
  5. NewwyEagle

    NewwyEagle I sleep in a racing car

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    Wolfman looked like he'll have a positive year, and oldfield didn't do anything bad, but he wasn't involved much. I thought Cherry-Evans did very well today though. T-Rex or Watmough could also have been MotM.
     
  6. Dan

    Dan Administrator Staff Member Administrator 2016 Tipping Competitor

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    Lyon was the other stand out player
     
  7. Technical Coach

    Technical Coach Well-Known Member

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    Ballin seems to be running more around the ruck and looks sharp but then again a short fast track may have helped make him look sharper lol but i do agree with you.

    Yeah i thought Foran and even Lyon were above DCE but the second half Foran was not as effective----might be a little DCE lovefest happening with his increased Ch9 appearances. In the end i'm guessing Man Of the Match cheques go into the players pool or it's his shout at the end of the season.

    I'm sure the players don't mind unless they are selfish and want increased exposure to bump up contract talks.
     
  8. mozgrame

    mozgrame Well-Known Member

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    Kingy had a good run considering he's been out for awhile. Kite stood up too (still pushing for a halves spot lol). Glenn played strong. I said in another post the other day, a good 1,6,7,and 9 a great, but good forwards tend to be overlooked by fans who mainly watch the play makers. The whole team played well IMO.
     
  9. tookey

    tookey Well-Known Member 2016 Tipping Competitor

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    Must have been watching a different game if you thought Lussick played better than DCE.
     
  10. Dan

    Dan Administrator Staff Member Administrator 2016 Tipping Competitor

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    Ballin kicked a few times today which is something he rarely did over the last few years. He also chimed in as another link man at times and acted as a half.

    Bhurer was sharp at dummy half but he was waiting on others to call the plays rather than taking charge. Different to ballin but jeez he ate up some metres
     
  11. DSM5

    DSM5 Well-Known Member 2016 Tipping Competitor

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    The pack were all good, as were the whole team. Wolfy showed skill in his kick for DCE to score. A lesser player would have gone out. King annoys me at times with his poor handling and lying in the ruck. He should know better. Hopefully these problems will be rectified along the way. Is Big G on the outer, or just not considered in view of the fast track?
     
  12. Dan

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    Agreed re kingy, he needs a talking too, some crap has crept into his game
     
  13. Mark from Brisbane

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    Choc had a good game as well and easily could have been MOTM
     
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  14. Duff

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    Nothing to do with the fast track for George as he was left at home before they knew what the weather would be. Interesting that Nood was still out. Maybe Tooves wanted George to get a certain game in reggies rather than possibly not play firsts if Nood passed his fitness test.

    Whatever the reason, this will be quite interesting.
     
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  15. eagles2win

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    Thought both halves took poor options kicking wise today. Hopefully something to use as experience for them
     
  16. Technical Coach

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    I know what your saying but he did poke his head through the line a few times and worked well laterally in defence when needed---basically a good effort nothing outstanding and DCE was not a standout---more to illustrate my point. Being more involved due to his position should not automatically put DCE on the man of the match radar.
     
  17. Berkeley_Eagle

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    Im happy cherry got it imo
     
  18. Technical Coach

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    Yeah running hard and lasting longer than a few years ago when he was really poor(injuries and training methods did not help seemed to be always dominated in tackles) but his discipline and composure are falling away big time at crucial moments.
     
  19. The Who

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    DCE didn't deserve the MOM. As you say, the judges always seem to opt for the halfback. I would have given it to T-Rex. He was dangerous every time he touched the ball, defended well and played a lot of the match.
     
  20. Technical Coach

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    Ballin has kicked a few times in the past not really all that effectively but has to be used as a kicker to offer more options when we struggle to get a good roll on in our set of six to ease the kick pressure on DCE and Foran.
     

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