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Discussion in 'Rugby League Forum' started by susan, May 9, 2011.

  1. susan

    susan Well-Known Member

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    Being a self confessed bad judge I just can't believe this bloke.Junior said tonight he played all his junior football at centre and lock and after a steady start last year where he played tough but not that creatively he plays like this at 5/8.The bloke is an unadulterated gold plated super star.
     
  2. Kiwi Eagle

    Kiwi Eagle Moderator Staff Member 2016 Tipping Competitor

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    Dally m medal winner if he stays uninjured
     
  3. Fro

    Fro Well-Known Member

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    He would know the kid i guess.

    I thought he was going to push the ref out of the way and put one on dogshot white after that scrum :)

    Is there anything he cant do? and tough as a 2 dollar steak. throw the corso at him, lock him up for a long time.
     
  4. Matabele

    Matabele Well-Known Member

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    No, apparently we need to plead and beg for Orford to come back and restore the 2008 glory days.

    So susan, totally repudiating that Foran is a poof 5/8th and should be at lock?
     
  5. Chip and Chase

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

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    He'd smash it at lock as well.
     
  6. Jatz Crackers

    Jatz Crackers Moderator Staff Member

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    Technical Coach will tell you. Foran could be so much better if only we had better structures.
     
  7. Brookie

    Brookie Well-Known Member

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    this is what i was thinking, is there a leaderboard somewhere?
     
  8. Masked Eagle

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    I don't blame anyone for being worried about Forans ability to hold down the no 6 jumper at the start of the year as a serious ball playing option based on the actual evidence from 2010. But considering his lack of playing time in the position as a junior his improvement this year is astronomical and I'll make the statement, UNPRECEDENTED!!!!! Its not like you could say, well he killed it as a junior and it will just take time. He's doing his learning at the top level and I'm gobsmacked about how he's going.
     
  9. Kiwi Eagle

    Kiwi Eagle Moderator Staff Member 2016 Tipping Competitor

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    From memory on Anzac day thurston was on 15 and Foran 9

     
  10. susan

    susan Well-Known Member

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    YES Mata

    im as certian about being wrong about Foran as a 5/8 as you should be about making an unequivical apology for that orford thread tonight after agreat eagle win.Disgraceful stuff old boy and not what I would expect from a man of your undoubted intellect.
     
  11. Technical Coach

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    How could anyone not see Foran had ball playing ability---he showed more than enough glimpses last year with double pumps, going to the line and holding the ball back etc. The more he runs at defensive lines going backwards the more at the line he can play----allowing flat at the line plays with hole runners hitting the edges.

    If he is not allowed or encouraged to develop his right side plays he will end up a ball playing lock---big waste if it happens.[hr]
    Foran reminds me a little of Brad Fittler in his latter stages of his career playing at the line and passing flat. I recall a game at Brookie in 96 or 97 when the Roosters were killing our right edge defence targeting Tooves and Terry Hill--- some beautiful decoys and hole running with Fittler orchestrating the plays off the smarts of Gould.(Manly came back from 18 or 24 points down to win on a Friday night)
     
  12. susan

    susan Well-Known Member

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    you are a genius TC.
     
  13. Dan

    Dan Administrator Staff Member Administrator 2016 Tipping Competitor

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    Yeah I was sided with you on the foran is more of a lock but he has come on a bloody long way since then. A tough and talented footballer. How is his brothers skills, imagine having 2 of them on the field
     
  14. Technical Coach

    Technical Coach Well-Known Member

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    Thanks for reminding me Susan but was not implying "i told you so" just very surprised someone with your knowledge of the game kept writing off his ball playing ability.

    Did not see the game tonight but i'm guessing our standard plays worked in sucking in outside defenders from a struggling team.

    Off to see the highlights....
     
  15. ERNIE FOR NO7

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    I hope so. I took $51 before round 1. I wish I had more on. I think Thurston will win it but. He stands out in the NQ team.
     
  16. Dan79

    Dan79 Active Member

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    Foran will struggle for Dally M, because of players like gifty, snake, killer and young hoppa who are going to steal points, and rightfully so. Thurston doesnt quite have the same competition in the cowgirls outfit.
     
  17. susan

    susan Well-Known Member

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    I wasnt being facetious TC.Well done.I know you said previously he had these skills up his sleeve and I must admit i didnt really see them even though I loved him as a footballer.We were under so much pressure last year he always seemed hurried(as you would be).
    I used to think of him as a Dallas Johnson.Now the name Terry Lamb comes to mind.
     
  18. Masked Eagle

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    Travis Burns also showed glimpses in his first year. Foran did show those things at times in 09 but it looked forced and like he was running the training drills on the field. I go by my statement, but his improvement this year as a playmaker is UNPRECEDENTED!!!!!!
     
  19. Rex

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    Foran running at the line is reminding more and more of Thurston rather than Fittler. He forces the defence to make decisions on every play. And even when the defence gets it right, Foran normally has them running backwards.

    And who was it that complained Dessie was not doing enough to help Foran develop as a playmaker? :)
     
  20. Chip and Chase

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

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    Don't ever mention Burns and Foran in the same sentence again. Burns is the most one dimensional player since Martin Lang.
     

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