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Hasson...are we being unfair?

Discussion in 'Rugby League Forum' started by Freagle, May 22, 2015.

  1. Freagle

    Freagle Well-Known Member

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    At the enormous risk of being showered with a barrage of abuse and possibly plastic bottles, I'm going to go on record and suggest that maybe, JUST maybe...we're being a bit hard on the Hass.

    Consider that he is:
    - Only just turned 23, playing in a position where you aren't supposed to mature into the job until later than that (unless you're a superfreak by the name of Trbojevic...).

    - He was a wide-running backrower until he came to manly, but was moved into prop to cover for the fact we had no big forwards for a while.

    - Yes, he lacks impact when he runs at the line, but with a couple of years extra size on him that may change (he's only 105kg according to the website).

    - He often backs up to play NSW Cup if he gets his usual 5 minutes in first grade, to try and improve his fitness and his game.

    - He kneed Watamug right in the solar plexus in round 1 (i'm sure he was aiming for his ladyparts, but missed).

    And what's more, he's a MANLY PLAYER and deserves our support even if he is a bit crap sometimes. One in, all in, I say.

    Let the barrage commence.
     
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  2. bob dylan

    bob dylan Well-Known Member Premium Member 2016 Tipping Competitor

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    I have never understood the constant attacks on him here. Everyone is entitled to their opinion but in this case I agree with the coach, he is worthy of a bench spot.
     
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  3. KOMORI

    KOMORI Born and bred an Eagle

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    Manly don't do mediocrity. I think he's had too many chances.. Just my opinion.
     
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  4. The Who

    The Who Well-Known Member

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    Yes, he has become our whipping boy, but every club needs one.
     
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  5. globaleagle

    globaleagle Où est mon chapeau Premium Member 2016 Tipping Competitor

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    I'm more than happy to give him a fair shake of the sauce bottle.....and have been hoping he'd come good as I want to like him.


    But he's gotta do his part as well. :)
     
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  6. Dinga

    Dinga Active Member

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    When I first saw him play 2013 ?? I thought he showed some serious mongrel in defence and was impressed with the fact he hammered a few blokes BUT since then he has had limited game time if any. Until he gets 3-4 games in a row where he plays 30-40min per game its hard to judge him.
     
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  7. Loobs

    Loobs I am not really Scott Penn Premium Member

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    His best two moments were 1. kneeing Choc and 2. Punching Ennis. Both worthy of applause but would like some actual game highlights at some point.
     
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  8. weev

    weev Well-Known Member

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    He's the new Jason King. In that, I mean he copped a truckload of abuse on this forum to then one day gain a little acceptance then later followed by wistful memories after they leave.

    I hope Hasson turns out the same.
     
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  9. Killer03

    Killer03 Well-Known Member

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    I think it's a fair thread. He's no Jake T, but I think as you've pointed out that's a very unfair comparison. Plus he only ever seems to get a couple of minutes here and there. Hard to really do much when that happens.

    I remember when Buhrer was making his debut, I think he stayed on the bench for the first 2 games?? (could be wrong but it was at least 1) and then when he got some game time it was stuff all and because of that he did some stupid things (like holding down in the tackle) because
    a) he didn't have a feel for the speed of the game
    b) he was wanting to impose himself in his 7 min spell

    I don't think he's a great player, but I do think he is a solid back up player to have when injuries hit. I wouldn't have him in my Top 17, but when he's in I think you need to give him serious game time (like all bench spots). You can't be a little bit pregnant and give him 5-10mins.
     
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  10. tookey

    tookey Well-Known Member 2016 Tipping Competitor

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    He showed promise in his first year but hasn't kicked on.

    He needs to show more mongrel in defence and more go forward in attack to silence the critics.
     
  11. swoop

    swoop Well-Known Member 2016 Tipping Competitor

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    Is that you Kevin?
     
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  12. double hoops

    double hoops Well-Known Member 2016 Tipping Competitor

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    He just isn't a front rower.
     
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  13. Killer03

    Killer03 Well-Known Member

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    Yep 100%. He's just not. And it's the price unfortunately he's paid for us having a lack of quality front rowers.
     
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  14. Loobs

    Loobs I am not really Scott Penn Premium Member

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    If Hasson goes next year I feel like JSL will be next in line. Was really hoping for a big year from him but prior to his injury we wasn't making much of an impact.
     
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  15. The Who

    The Who Well-Known Member

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    Perhaps, but I like his enthusiasm. When he's interviewed it's obvious he is happy playing at Manly, and these days of moneytalksball, commitment goes a long way.
     
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  16. Loobs

    Loobs I am not really Scott Penn Premium Member

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    Yeah I know, that's what bums me out. He's always the one most pumped up in the sheds when they're singing after a game, and genuinely loves the club. Which is why it sucks. But hopefully we get the size up front so like Hasson, he can move to a back row/edge spot.
     
  17. Frank

    Frank Well-Known Member 2016 Tipping Competitor

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    Lack of opportunity doesn't help
     
  18. Fibro Eagle

    Fibro Eagle Well-Known Member 2016 Tipping Competitor

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    If only he could reproduce his form when he played for Ireland He was a rippin n tearin in those games and was grabing headlines for his efforts
    This was a quote in The Roar after his game against Fiji

    James Hasson, Ireland
    The Irish might have been outclassed against the Fijians but forward James Hasson was not.

    The 21-year old Manly prop or back-rower, who made 11 appearances in his debut NRL season, has thrown off the disappointment of missing out on the Sea Eagles grand final squad by making Ireland’s World Cup team.

    And the England-born, Australian-raised back-rower, who has Irish parents, made a real impact in the opener against the Bati.

    Intimidating in defence and a strong ball-runner in attack, he gave the Wolfhounds some punch in the middle.

    With a bullocking try towards the end of the game and some run-ins with Fiji’s Sims brothers, Hasson showed he would not be intimidated and seemed to relish his maiden Ireland appearance.
     
  19. brad

    brad Well-Known Member

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    No to Hasson from me he may have gone OK a couple of years ago and is still only 23 but time to move him on . Pulling off one big hit a game just doesn't cut it sorry. We need a maniac off the bench that will hurt in defense and bend the line with hit ups . That we don't have at the moment but need to start looking for impact off the bench. Sorry j Hasson maybe Parra for you.
     
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  20. StuBoot

    StuBoot Well-Known Member Premium Member 2016 Tipping Competitor

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    Maybe he's a bit like Eric Burdon.
    His intentions are good but he's misunderstood.
     
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