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How Ordinary is Chris Bailey

Discussion in 'Rugby League Forum' started by Darren, May 17, 2010.

  1. Darren

    Darren Well-Known Member

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    fair dinkum he is such an average 1st grader, to think Des signed him for 3 years  :-[ :-[ 

    Gee Perry played well, what a shame he is leaving, Glenn went great, lyon a legend, Tony getting better and better, Hodko doing well but nothing flash! Get rid of Bailey for sure!!
     
  2. Kiwi Eagle

    Kiwi Eagle Moderator Staff Member 2016 Tipping Competitor

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    Is fine plugging up the middle, in a Willow role I suppose we could call it, but wasn't up to the halves tonight thats for sure. In hindsight we should have gone Lyon at 6 because Hodkinson needed help
     
  3. ManlyBacker

    ManlyBacker Winging it Staff Member

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    I hate to dump on any player in the maroon and white but Bailey has just not impressed. He pulls off some critical tackles, he pokes his nose through the line but when he is really needed he just isn't there. I hated saying that, but it is the way I have seen his play. He shouldn't be in the halves.
     
  4. swoop

    swoop Well-Known Member 2016 Tipping Competitor

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    We definitely missed Foran, we had nothing in attack.
     
  5. Biscuits

    Biscuits Active Member

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    im not a bailey hater but he was very poor. started the game conceding a carge down to give the eels good field position for their first set, allowed them a repeat with a late count penalty and then gave them 6 again with a late count touch resulting in a try at the end of that set.
    I thought Hodkinson had a poor game with out foran alongside him. our kicking game was terrible. Williams had poor moments defensively and farra has had much better games. Lyon was outstanding and Stewart and king were very good. all unmentioned players were average at best.

    Ref did us no favours with a fair try disallowed and they were allowed to have their way with us in the ruck and at marker. That said they were the better team and we looked very tired. The bye will be welcome next week and we will bounce back. We are too good a team not to.
     
  6. The Wheel

    The Wheel Well-Known Member

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    Totally agree with Buscuits, we were on top with about 25 to go then ran out of steam.

    Bailey gives us nothing at 5/8 he is bench at best to cover some holes in case of injury.  Problem is Des see something in him which I dont - he will be in 17 next game without a doubt
     
  7. Matabele

    Matabele Well-Known Member

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    Ryan was right.  Bailey is crap.  Worse than Willow.
     
  8. missing_something

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    To be fair TH wasn't exactly taking pressure off bailey as far as taking the line on and looking dangerous with the ball, no organisation out there at all from either of the halves.
     
  9. swoop

    swoop Well-Known Member 2016 Tipping Competitor

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    I can excuse Hodko as he has only played a handful of games. Bailey is average and tried a kick or 2 which were useless and threw an intercept. He's not a 5/8th.
     
  10. missing_something

    missing_something Active Member

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    I can excuse Hodko as he has only played a handful of games. Bailey is average and tried a kick or 2 which were useless and threw an intercept. He's not a 5/8th.
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    I agree Baileys rubbish, but they both played like rubbish and it would be wrong to point the fingure @ just one of them.
     
  11. swoop

    swoop Well-Known Member 2016 Tipping Competitor

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    I can excuse Hodko as he has only played a handful of games. Bailey is average and tried a kick or 2 which were useless and threw an intercept. He's not a 5/8th.
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    I agree Baileys rubbish, but they both played like rubbish and it would be wrong to point the fingure @ just one of them.
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    It's was the same as when Ox had no decent 5/8th, no other attacking options and nothing in attack. Foran offers us more options. Once they shut down Hodko we had nothing.
     
  12. Chip and Chase

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

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    Lyon needed to come in and get involved as it was painfully obvious that Bailey and Hodkinson had lost their way and we were devoid of direction. I think we had 2 or 3 sets in their 30 towards the end where Lyon didn't touch the ball and we looked bloody hopeless.
     
  13. swoop

    swoop Well-Known Member 2016 Tipping Competitor

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    I agree. But I also think Lyon is a better centre than 5/8th.
     
  14. ManlyBacker

    ManlyBacker Winging it Staff Member

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    That is one point C&C, but for 5 weeks Glenn has run too wide to give the space to Lyon and T-Rex. Lyon can only play where Des puts him and he was exceptional for us in so many ways. As on-field captain I can go with your criticism but would he even have the ability to overide Des and yank Bailey to another position? I'm not sure.
     
  15. Normie

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    Putting it simply - Bailey ain't worthy of being called a 5/8th's ringbit!
     
  16. Chip and Chase

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

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    It wasn't being critical of Lyon. Just that at times like that you need your senior players to realise we are floundering and maybe try and get in there and look for the ball and get things moving. We had good position and possession and frittered it away with flat footed play and inside balls to nothing. I'm sure Des wouldn't be dirty if Lyon comes in and runs a couple of plays inside Glen to get things happening, he'd want the ball in the hands of his best attacking weapon as much as possible I'd imagine. Anyway, we made too many errors tonight and were generally a bit flat, kicking game patchy as well.  
     
  17. Normie

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    Looked tired for majority of 2nd half!
     
  18. Matabele

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    You'd think he was one of the fellows backing up from a rep game, but there's no chance of that.
     
  19. Utility Player

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    Yep we should stop him from selecting the side asap.

    Geeze he can only play where he is picked and after an ok game against the Dragons when Foran was injured why would he not have been picked when Foran was ruled out.

    I dont think he is a 5/8 either but what other option did we have?

    Just showed we missed Foran more than they missed Keating and Boy Robson has picked up some pace in the off season.
     
  20. Normie

    Normie Well-Known Member

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    You'd think he was one of the fellows backing up from a rep game, but there's no chance of that.
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    I was talking about the entire Manly squad - just not Bailey!
     

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