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How to beat the Dogs

Discussion in 'Rugby League Forum' started by Crusher_Cleal, Sep 6, 2012.

  1. Crusher_Cleal

    Crusher_Cleal Well-Known Member

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    Very simply:
    - Limit the forwards' offloads (killed us in Rnd 2)
    - Suffocate Reynolds (the less ball Morris & co receive, the easier it is to nullify their attack). The more they are forced to rely on Keating the better.
     
  2. Berkeley_Eagle

    Berkeley_Eagle Current Status: 24/7 Manly Fan 2016 Tipping Competitor

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    Kick ball away from Barba or dead
    If he does get the ball make sure not to miss him
     
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  3. the mauler

    the mauler Well-Known Member 2016 Tipping Competitor

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    I know Barba scored 2 tries at Brookie, but 1 was an intercept and one was a flukey grubber that hit the post in the last minute of the game. Apart from that we contained quite easily.
     
  4. mickqld

    mickqld Sack Greenslime 2016 Tipping Competitor

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    With a baseball bat.
     
  5. HappilyManly

    HappilyManly MWTS Premium Member 2016 Tipping Competitor

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    Smother Reynolds and don't fall for Barba being the intended try scorer.

    Im sure that the obstruction plays will be used with a twist,with Manly focusing on Barba's position whilst the ball carrier barges over.:idea:

    I trust that the Manly forwards,who have orchestrated the past few second halves as a bootcamp for defensive structures,will enable the amazing skills of the Manly backs to scintillate:)

    Win Manly Big!:D
     
  6. Fluffy

    Fluffy Well-Known Member

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    If we can score more points than the dogs i think we can get the win
     
  7. Guzzler

    Guzzler Well-Known Member

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    Is that you Laurie Daley:p
     
  8. Townsville Eagle

    Townsville Eagle Active Member

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    Turn up with our minds on the job. No complacency.
     
  9. The Who

    The Who Well-Known Member

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    Ask Brian Smith to give Des some advice on game plans!
     
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  10. Kevinward777

    Kevinward777 Well-Known Member

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    Burn down their Leagues Club!
     
  11. Briza

    Briza Active Member

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    Dominate the ruck, fight for a quick play the ball, get in a good kick chase and tackle our arse off!
     
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  12. driftout

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    Run straight and hard at their midfield defence with a bit of footwork before the line (Foran /Rose /Choc) with Brett on their shoulder (as shown by Utal/Hannant ... Rose will play for this reason (and obviously for the size factor); Use short passes up the guts(metaphorically speaking) to try and expose Kasiano/Pritchard/Eastwood (especially when they're all on the field at the same time ; Direct most attack to Reynolds who can sometimes miss tackles cold (eg Brett in round 10) and who can be tempted to race out of the line to put on a big hit and leave a gap (as he again did yet again against the Raiders ); put the ball dead when possible to negate Barba'a kick returns ; straight line for his kick returns ; when kicking for field position kick to Wright's wing (who has a relatively poor kick return and who keeps a high centre of gravity;) Attack Perret's wing (he has a propensity to race in and leave an overlap) and who is vulnerable to a good fend (hello Jorge) ; Block Inu's path (legally) when Inu is chasing a bomb (hello Steve) ; Rose is capable of a very quick play the ball which can get the big Dogs forwards going backwards and create a bit more attacking space ; be on alert for Barba's one on one strips (especially after a break has been made), as well as Barba's tactic of locking up the ball carrying arm of attackers about to score ; Bomb Barba (he had a shocker under the high ball against the Panthers in Round 1 in the wet, then looked safer in later rounds) , but the quality of most bombs has been poor; Hit him hard (legally) as soon as he takes a bomb and have a chaser behind him as well in case he drops it (as he did at Brookvale ); Be aware of the play where he stations himself behind an attacking scrum then races through to take an inside ball or follow a chip or grubber ; Inu can be baited ; play out the full 80 minutes as the Bulldogs are as fit as any team and frequently score in the final minutes ; Don't waste time or energy getting caught in a slanging match with Ennis ; grubber behind Wright ; dummy to kick behind Wright then run it instead when he is back-tracking ;
     
  13. Dan

    Dan Administrator Staff Member Administrator 2016 Tipping Competitor

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    Rolled up newspapre is the best way
     
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  14. Stevo

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    Score more points then them
     
  15. MK Eagle

    MK Eagle Well-Known Member

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    Answered your own thread with almost the perfect solution.....maybe add defuse those cross field bombs with protection & cover for Whare & Taufua.
     
  16. eagle chick

    eagle chick Active Member

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    Have to admit when I first saw this post I had a 'wtf' moment as the actual Crusher Cleal (not you, Crusher_Cleal!) is a good friend of mine! (I'm obviously new to the forums and haven't seen any of your previous posts).

    As you were :)
     
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  17. The Eagle

    The Eagle Well-Known Member

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    "The team that scores more points wins this game"

    Wise words from the great Laurie Daley
     
  18. Earnie the Eagle

    Earnie the Eagle Well-Known Member

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  19. Nthn NSW

    Nthn NSW Active Member

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    .270 cal always works well with wild dogs
     
  20. StuBoot

    StuBoot Well-Known Member Premium Member 2016 Tipping Competitor

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    Play like we did against them at Brookie, if Snake was playing that night I have no doubt we win.
    He wouldn't have been in a postion to throw a panic pass to Barba or let Tafua be exposed like he was for their first two tries.
    It seems he mainly gets the accolades in attack, whereas in my opinion his awareness, directing and defensive capabilities are the key to our success.
    Plus they're dogs and we're Manly!
     

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