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Gift is in

Discussion in 'Rugby League Forum' started by drower, Apr 26, 2013.

  1. drower

    drower Member

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    Just said on 7 news gift is cleared to play
     
  2. chris_niko

    chris_niko Active Member

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    Gower drops off the bench???
     
  3. Mal Cochrane

    Mal Cochrane I'm not really Mal Cochrane...

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    I guess better having Gift than Gower, but hard game for Gift to come back in...i guess you don't wait with a player like Gift. Would rather see him come back against a softer side.
     
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  4. lismore_fan

    lismore_fan Well-Known Member

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    Seems like a fantasy - have a great pack of forwards, a sensational bench and then have to include arguably the best forward in the game!

    Go Gifty!
     
  5. weev

    weev Well-Known Member

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    Expect a big one from stewie!
     
  6. Supernintendo Chalmers

    Supernintendo Chalmers Well-Known Member

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    team sheet up yet? i reckon he'll come off the bench, let the others go through the first 20 minute bash, then he'll probably play the rest. So who suffers most time wise? Horo or Symonds? Tough call, I think Symonds will be good bouncing off the big forwards possibly breaking the line, while horo would be more straight up the middle metres. will be interesting. A luxury many teams will be wishing they had!
     
  7. Kiwi Eagle

    Kiwi Eagle Moderator Staff Member 2016 Tipping Competitor

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    Matai is still the one I am nervous about
     
  8. Darren

    Darren Well-Known Member

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    Why's that kiwi? You guys got the vote you wanted so I'm sure he'll say Yes! :p:dodgy:
     
  9. Kiwi Eagle

    Kiwi Eagle Moderator Staff Member 2016 Tipping Competitor

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    He was in a lot of doubt for this game and was 50/50 a week ago

    You and Jace must be heading this way in a few months to make things official
     
  10. niccipops

    niccipops un echidna spillo mia bevanda Premium Member 2016 Tipping Competitor

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    2 Stewarts on the field = good news for Manly. Rather a Stewie than a Burgess any day. Go Manly!
     
  11. Jado

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    Tom Symonds has proven a much more influential player tonight, I dare to say that Glen was very ordinary in attack tonight...

    I say Tom to run on...
     
  12. winnyason

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    We are too predictable with gifty in attack.
     
  13. Technical Coach

    Technical Coach Well-Known Member

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    To the average observer in most games Glens ball playing is a positive and beautiful to watch----it will look great against average and sub standard defensive lines but against the top 3 or 4 defensive outfits it lacks sharpness it lacks hard tough running lines and does not commit the defensive line enough----it is so 2007 2008.

    He plays too deep he lacks speed too much prodding dancing dummying and it increases our sideways movement allowing for easy defensive reads----this is why we kick in field a lot on that side of the field as a result of technical attacking flaws.

    Great effort though to play 80mins but for years he has been playing overweight and should not have started.

    You can talk all about needing and getting "match fitness" etc etc but that is crap, pre season is when you build your fitness levels and you don't need game time then. Match fitness is mental and physical toughness absorbing the week to week battle not weight issues.
     
  14. Sheikheagle

    Sheikheagle Well-Known Member

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    Give him a break 1st game since October he will be better for the run
     
  15. susan

    susan Well-Known Member

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    Great player Gifty but the last two seasons he always gets us crabbing on the right and killer and wolf lack room.We do look better with Horo and Symonds straightening the attack off the halves.It was pretty obvious again tonight and Im sure Tooves will address it.

    As per usual injuries and suspensions will cruel us while the scum trot the same 17 on each week. Saints away(which we never win for some reason and Roosters and Storm next. We need to get one out of three to stay in touch with top 2 which is so vital at end of year.
     
  16. torana355

    torana355 Well-Known Member Premium Member

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    I was thinking the same thing but i did not want to post it on here right after the loss.
     
  17. mickqld

    mickqld Sack Greenslime 2016 Tipping Competitor

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    Maybe he should have come off the bench, maybe not. It didn't cost us the game though. Ill discipline cost us this one, not just the penalties and reports but the defensive lapses after half time and the poor options when tries were on.
     
  18. Technical Coach

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    I think the comments are fair Sheik, it is not really about his performance or effort in the game it is about noticing the slowness and less direct nature of our attack with his style of play.

    It is nothing personal and i admire the effort he put in tonight he was running on empty for most of the game but just toughed it out anyone else would have put their hand up to be replaced.
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    I've been knocked here for years for having this view on our attack so it is nothing new or just a knee jerk reaction to a loss.

    62mins for a near international level team to score their first try is not good enough even against the best defensive outfits.
     
  19. susan

    susan Well-Known Member

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    Glen is far too good a player not to learn from tonight.Even though he has been too sideways for a while it was so obvious tonight against a crackerjack defence that i''m sure it will change.

    The fact it was so blatantly obvious may be a blessing for later in the season.Plenty of time to work on it.Players with his natural skill will adjust,he is not headless robot like many who can only play one way.
     
  20. Technical Coach

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    Could be Melbourne play smarter not harder resulting in less injuries to key players....
     

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