1. This site uses cookies. By continuing to use this site, you are agreeing to our use of cookies. Learn More.

How bad a loss was that?

Discussion in 'Rugby League Forum' started by SeaEagleRock8, Apr 30, 2016.

  1. SeaEagleRock8

    SeaEagleRock8 Sea Eagle Lach Staff Member Premium Member 2016 Tipping Competitor

    12,598
    3,523
    Ratings:
    +6,802 / 122
    It was a match we were never in. It was our third straight loss at home. We gave up over 30 points, not for the first time.
    So it was bad.
    But how bad?
    Given the circumstances - disrupted preparation with injuries and short turnarounds, and playing a bloody good side with their confidence very high - my opinion hasn't changed. Our team is a fair way off but the attitude is there and the will to fight, and there is still such a lot of improvement in them.
    If we can get Snake, Tom T, Jorge, Api, and Buhrer (did I miss anyone) back on field, without losing 6 others, and get the same team playing a few weeks in row, we aren't out of this yet.
    For now though, Cows too good.
     
    • Agree x 8
    • Like x 6
    • Disagree x 1
    • Winner x 1
    • Informative x 1
  2. manlyfan76

    manlyfan76 Parra Trolls are the best. Premium Member 2016 Tipping Competitor

    8,570
    2,433
    Anywhere but Parramatta
    Ratings:
    +5,357 / 111
    Matai, Lyon, DCE, tred, Jake, are the only regular starters from last year's team.
    Last year's team would have beaten us tonight.
     
    • Agree Agree x 1
    • Disagree Disagree x 1
  3. mozgrame

    mozgrame Well-Known Member

    7,035
    3,023
    Ratings:
    +4,605 / 46
    I'm not overly upset at all. I don't really understand why any Manly fan would be, apart from the refs, but that's league I guess. If anything, I'm very proud of the team effort tonight. It showed a lot of guts and pride in the jersey.
     
    • Agree Agree x 17
    • Like Like x 1
  4. mjb136

    mjb136 MWSE fanatic Premium Member

    1,369
    701
    sydney
    Ratings:
    +1,462 / 32
    The effort is there, the playbook is not. It looks so clunky and im not sure what the issue is...different lineups each week, minimal training...I'm not sure.
    The only time we look threatening was running a deeper line but then we drop the ball 8 out of 10 times. Frustrating!!!
     
    • Agree Agree x 4
    • Like Like x 1
  5. The Who

    The Who Well-Known Member

    7,293
    2,227
    Mona Vale
    Ratings:
    +4,842 / 103
    Where were the six Cowboy tries scored? Through our backs.
    I can see the problem. Finding a solution when there is no quality backs is the problem.
    But Hiku and Gutherson both played in winning teams this round.
     
  6. ricardo

    ricardo Well-Known Member

    774
    210
    Ratings:
    +1,110 / 70
    It's the coaching far out. Amateur hour.

    I'll elaborate ... The players gave their all I can't say they didn't ... But the looked lost. 5th tackle options were poor and the defensive line was terrible. All coaching issues. Time for Barrett to fkn stand up
     
    • Agree Agree x 1
    Last edited by a moderator: May 2, 2016
  7. bob dylan

    bob dylan Well-Known Member Premium Member 2016 Tipping Competitor

    6,865
    2,030
    Junee
    Ratings:
    +4,405 / 130
    I have seen plenty of worse losses in the past two seasons.
     
    • Agree Agree x 11
  8. HappilyManly

    HappilyManly MWTS Premium Member 2016 Tipping Competitor

    14,788
    5,735
    Freshwater
    Ratings:
    +11,498 / 254
    I don't think that it was bad, considering our available roster and the lack of game time our Team has had with this combos.@:cool:

    Defensively we are way ahead of last year IMO:)

    Attack will come with the combos gelling and healthy bodies on the park :nod:

    Two weeks rest and it all starts again :clap:
     
    • Agree Agree x 7
  9. SeaEagleRock8

    SeaEagleRock8 Sea Eagle Lach Staff Member Premium Member 2016 Tipping Competitor

    12,598
    3,523
    Ratings:
    +6,802 / 122
    The Cows and Broncos will go off the boil at some stage, probably a few weeks after the rep season. Whether they can then regroup and recapture their great form will depend partly on whether they pick up many injuries at that end of the year. A great season can fall apart very quickly don't forget (and if you have forgotten, just think of Manly in 2014).
     
    • Agree Agree x 3
  10. Fluffy

    Fluffy Well-Known Member

    17,768
    1,418
    Ratings:
    +3,625 / 132
    That was a good loss.

    After Cummins gifted the Cows everything for the first 20 minutes we went evens for the other 60 (18 all) whilst missing 5 players.
     
    • Agree Agree x 10
    • Like Like x 3
    • Winner Winner x 1
    • Informative Informative x 1
  11. Wyllie Eagle

    Wyllie Eagle Active Member

    144
    57
    Ratings:
    +284 / 5
    At least we've got our grand final win this decade to keep the record intact since the 70s. We're not accustomed to mediocrity though so i want this rebuilding era to end pronto!
     
    • Agree Agree x 3
    • Like Like x 2
  12. bones

    bones Bones Knows Premium Member 2016 Tipping Competitor

    8,367
    5,100
    Ratings:
    +8,999 / 102
    No structured attack whatsoever .... Again.
     
    • Agree Agree x 6
  13. SeaEagleRock8

    SeaEagleRock8 Sea Eagle Lach Staff Member Premium Member 2016 Tipping Competitor

    12,598
    3,523
    Ratings:
    +6,802 / 122
    Hasler has hardly got the Bulldogs attacking stuctures working like clockwork and he's had the guts of his team together for ages. Being a tad harsh Bones!
     
    • Agree Agree x 4
  14. HappilyManly

    HappilyManly MWTS Premium Member 2016 Tipping Competitor

    14,788
    5,735
    Freshwater
    Ratings:
    +11,498 / 254
    Attack needs the combos, which through injuries Manly haven't had all year.

    Take out Coote, Feldt, Winterstein, Morgan,Kostjaysn - then replace Coote's replacement after 40 minutes and you watch their attack disintegrate :cool:
    4 tries less scored by them tonight
     
    • Agree Agree x 4
  15. SeaEagleRock8

    SeaEagleRock8 Sea Eagle Lach Staff Member Premium Member 2016 Tipping Competitor

    12,598
    3,523
    Ratings:
    +6,802 / 122
    Put it this way - bones is right that our structure in attack was underwhelming.
    But, hard to do much work on attacking structures when our half and 5/8 have never played together, never mind the 5/8 was having his first run in the team, also our fullback is a stopgap who has never played there before for us (and scarcely played fullback for anyone), and even the hooker had only played a handful of matches with the halfback, and none with the 5/8, etc. Oh yeah, and one winger only joined the club 3 days ago!
     
    • Agree Agree x 8
    • Like Like x 2
    • Disagree Disagree x 1
  16. bones

    bones Bones Knows Premium Member 2016 Tipping Competitor

    8,367
    5,100
    Ratings:
    +8,999 / 102
    Give me Hasler every day of the week over the muppet we have.
     
    • Agree x 5
    • Disagree x 3
    • Winner x 2
    • Like x 1
    • Dislike x 1
  17. SeaEagleRock8

    SeaEagleRock8 Sea Eagle Lach Staff Member Premium Member 2016 Tipping Competitor

    12,598
    3,523
    Ratings:
    +6,802 / 122
    Dogs fans are currently hoping you get your wish.
     
    • Funny Funny x 4
    • Optimistic Optimistic x 1
  18. maxta

    maxta Well-Known Member 2016 Tipping Competitor

    1,891
    868
    Toowoomba, Queensland
    Ratings:
    +2,360 / 56
    Attacking direction is built on that middle third.... Not tonight, or tomorrow ...get back to winning that area, then maybe considering winning on the scoreboard....
     
  19. Snake

    Snake Doing The Eagle Rock!

    2,150
    1,156
    Ratings:
    +2,534 / 135
    I'm sick of all the excuses. When you are a top side, you just are. It's not something that will happen when every single thing goes your way. Every team has injuries and short turn arounds and ageing players and rookies and a quality opposition...the list goes on...you just have to win consistently or languish down the bottom half of the ladder.

    We simply need to win and win often or face up to being an also-ran...it's looking like that's all we will be this season. It's an illusion to think that things just aren't going our way at the moment...the reality is we are not very good.
     
    • Agree Agree x 8
    • Winner Winner x 2
    • Like Like x 1
  20. ALinda

    ALinda Well-Known Member 2016 Tipping Competitor

    1,418
    569
    Ratings:
    +981 / 5
    Not too bad....all things considered. At least it wasn't a 38-0 loss, which would've been really bad.
     
    • Agree Agree x 1

Share This Page