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invest in a kicker

Discussion in 'Rugby League Forum' started by Poola, May 10, 2014.

  1. Poola

    Poola Active Member

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    This is ridiculous. We played well enough to win yet lose due to inept goal kicking. It is heartbreaking to see the guys give a great effort to be defeated by our inability to convert.now I know it's not all down to our inability to convert tries however it might cost us more points the further we go into the season.
     
  2. voicefromthehill

    voicefromthehill Well-Known Member Premium Member

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    Our first and second choice kickers were unavailable - so you're suggesting we invest in a person purely based on their goal kicking ability to cover in the off chance kickers 1&2 are unavailable?
     
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  3. simon_eagle

    simon_eagle Well-Known Member

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    I'd rather have a team of gritty and skilled footballers who can't kick conversions, than have a 90%+ kicker who is a liability in attack, ala Michael Witt.

    Yes, the kicking lost us the game tonight, but most teams would struggle when their first choice kicker is injured. Not to mention no Foz and Gift.

    A great performance by the boys, all things considered.
     
  4. zambuck

    zambuck Active Member

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    kicker or no kicker we should have closed it down at 19-10not let in 2 tries
    not good on the night with top players out ,just wait till everyones on deck
     
  5. Pepi

    Pepi Well-Known Member

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    Gutherson is an awesome kicker from what I've seen. But where do you put him?
     
  6. sheridanstand78

    sheridanstand78 Well-Known Member

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    What a brave ad courageous effort against many odds tonight.

    Such a shame that terrible goal kicking cost us a deserved win. I think we need a reliable kicker in the team cause without Killer we are very vulnerable in the tight games.

    We had this game won at 19-10. Our inexperience and wrong options and there experience were telling.

    Very proud of the guys tonight.
     
  7. mbe

    mbe Active Member

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    We have one in Gutherson. He killed it in the u20s State of Origen.
     
  8. Bird Up

    Bird Up Active Member

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    We also have another in Rudolph who averages 80%
     
  9. bob dylan

    bob dylan Well-Known Member Premium Member 2016 Tipping Competitor

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    Invest in a brain.
     
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  10. anthonyb1965

    anthonyb1965 GO Manly Premium Member 2016 Tipping Competitor

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    Here here, lol!
     
  11. simon64

    simon64 Well-Known Member Premium Member

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    The Scumdogs did that with Reynolds.

    Unfortunately, they didn't get a pest inspection before the cooling off period expired and, well, they got a giant pest.

    Seriously, Killer was out. DCE was injured as was evidenced by JLJ kicking for touch. Just an unfortunate turn of events.
     
  12. flying sea eagle

    flying sea eagle Active Member

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    Do you mean hear hear?

    In all seriousness though if Gutherson played tonight instead of Wolfe we win!
     
  13. anthonyb1965

    anthonyb1965 GO Manly Premium Member 2016 Tipping Competitor

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    That I did, really need my glasses on with auto correct :)
     
  14. rifraff

    rifraff Well-Known Member Premium Member 2016 Tipping Competitor

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    In all seriousness though if Gutherson played tonight instead of Wolfe we win!

    Time to sack Toovey then for his terribad team selection..

    Way too much over reaction considering who we were missing, and as usual way too much wolfman hate...
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    I'm so proud of what these players will do for each other..

    Might also be time for a jersey change.. get rid of the maroon

    Lets just wave a white flag before every game
     
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  15. cava2323

    cava2323 Active Member

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    9/9 last week. Rubbbish kicking. Should have been 10 from 9 attempts. The 3 or 4 from the sideline were pot luck.
     
  16. lsz

    lsz Well-Known Member Staff Member 2016 Tipping Competitor

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    Of course , because replacing one player with another means you will get the same result
     
  17. SeaEagle007

    SeaEagle007 Well-Known Member

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    Put Gutherson on the wing.. never allow D Williams back on the field.. we lifted a gear as soon ss he left
     
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  18. RiverEagle

    RiverEagle New Member

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    I don't think Wolfie was quite that bad, or good @SeaEagle007...to have such a dramatic impact.

    Plenty of other guys - like TRed, Peta, Horo...even our bright new kid on the block JLJ- all made critical errors long after Wolfie was knocked out of the game.

    But all our guys did a lot of good things too.

    As the thread suggests, goalkicking could just have been the difference, who can really say.
     
  19. HappilyManly

    HappilyManly MWTS Premium Member 2016 Tipping Competitor

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    Yeah, Manly hit reverse and forfeited another healthy lead :dodgy:

    Wolfie didn't play in Round 1, so how come Manly capitulated then too :huh:
     
  20. SeaEagleRock8

    SeaEagleRock8 Sea Eagle Lach Staff Member Premium Member 2016 Tipping Competitor

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    This seems to be a season where more games than ever will be decided by very few points.
    If Matai had been practicing goal kicks all week then his first effort means we need a new goal-kicking coach.
    We should have several players practicing hard each week just in case. There will be other close games this year for sure.
     

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