Discussion in 'Rugby League Forum' started by Fluffy, Aug 14, 2016.
8 missed tackles or 40% of attempts
He's never been able to tackle well. And I have a feeling his about to hit his use by date.
Media have forgotten all about him with the new golden boy Hayne.
Thurston even got penalised for a late floppy flop tackle.
I think the Ref later apologised saying, had I known it was you JT, it never would've happened.
Thurston having a poor game often will resemble his front line......
If Taumoulolo, Scott, Tamou, Cooper, Lowe dominate - its easy days.
Far from in todays effort & Thurston suffered.....
Have a feeling he is still injured also.
NO half in rugby league history will dominate a game the forwards lose - Even the king tried & failed - closest I have seen as a 5/8 playing well behind a beaten pack are Cliff Lyons & Brett Kenny.
Tooves as well used to be able to pick tiny holes, and take advantage when the forwards were being hard pressed (as rare as that was). He was a crafty little player.
Also remember Kosef at 5/8, and Clyde being the same. Could turn the tide.
The telling thing for me was he wasn't even blowing up (which he usually does with a loss). He just looked dejected and completely off.
He was poor last week as well.
One of the worst halfback performances in the history of the game. Fortunately he has a some great players around him to make him look ok.
Who told you that, then?
Cowboys won't make the 8 again after this year thurstons on empty.
Micharl Morgan not helping him as much. Been very quiet last month.
He also had a shocker in the GF last year.
It was only the field goal that made him look good.
Agree Wombatgac it so funny Thurstn is so overrated.
Yeah, JT is crap. Cherry has it all over him.
I clearly remember one time he threw a long ball to a winger who once again was way too shallow who fell over because he had to check his run and restart resulting in the ball over the sideline. Anyone who has ever thrown a long pass to a winger with fresh air in front of himknows the joy when he stands deep. Not excusing his poor game but just a factor I do not get. Thurston is obviously a great player but Kenny is my favorite and I would like him in my team ahead of Thurston. Kenny's performances in his GF's were so far ahead of Thurston last year despite the best on field award that it is not funny. Milford to me was clear Man of match last year
Rubbish player! Wouldn't make our high performing reserves.
How come it's not the coaches fault for not sending out a message saying "play better."
Thurston would never have missed those tackles if that useless bloody coach green had said to him at half time 'Thurston ... don't miss tackles"
You can forgive the coach for one off poor player displays, but if they are consistently poor then the coach ought to wear the blame for either not correcting the issue or not dropping the player.
Yeah, I agree JT was poor yesterday.
I disagree with another poster who suggested he also played badly last week. Last week I thought he played quite well, adjusting to a good smothering strategy being executed well by the opposition. He was let down by the performance of his forwards last week, in my opinion.
One thing I will give JT over DCE (at this stage), is that he never stops grabbing that team by the scruff of the neck and dragging them around the field. He lives and dies by the sword, and I think his willingness and competitiveness have allowed him to do this so often, he has made a ****load more mistakes than others and thus refined his game to where it's at. I would love to see DCE continue to work hard in this area of his game.
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