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Is pretty boy Slater slowing down ?

Discussion in 'Rugby League Forum' started by eagle_predator, Jun 29, 2009.

Is pretty boy Slater slowing down ?

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  1. Yes i think so

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  2. No i don't think so

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  3. He is carrying a injury ?

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  1. eagle_predator

    eagle_predator Active Member

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    I've watched Slater in a few games lately and he seems to be slower for what he use to be he couldn't keep up with Hayne in S002 when Hayne made that break.

    So I'm wondering has he lost any pace or is he just carrying an injury ?
     
  2. DVS Matt

    DVS Matt Well-Known Member 2016 Tipping Competitor

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    He looks like he has slowed down a bit - probably been focussing on other areas of his game.

    Although i'm not sure he was ever super quick with anything over 40 metres. He's pretty slick off the spot.
     
  3. CliffyIsGod

    CliffyIsGod Well-Known Member

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    Just great acceleration, over 100, heaps of players would catch him.
     
  4. eagle_predator

    eagle_predator Active Member

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    I could be wrong here but i think Wolfman is currently quicker than Slater thoughts ?
     
  5. DVS Matt

    DVS Matt Well-Known Member 2016 Tipping Competitor

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    Agreed

    But the player that stood out recently was Kevin Locke - how quick is he?
     
  6. eagle_predator

    eagle_predator Active Member

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    Matt i can't say i know of him i just done a Google search on him does he still play for the Warriors ?
     
  7. Jethro

    Jethro This space is for rent Staff Member Premium Member 2016 Tipping Competitor

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    What like learning to slide into tackles with his knees instead of his boots
     
  8. Jethro

    Jethro This space is for rent Staff Member Premium Member 2016 Tipping Competitor

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    There should be one other option for the poll i.e. "Who Cares".
    That would get my vote for the little grub.
     
  9. clontaago

    clontaago Well-Known Member

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    I agree I dont think he has ever been real quick over a longer distance. You watch him and Hayne in S002 and for the first 10-15 metres Slater actually gains some ground but then quickly fades after that.
     
  10. Kiwi Eagle

    Kiwi Eagle Moderator Staff Member 2016 Tipping Competitor

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    Agreed

    But the player that stood out recently was Kevin Locke - how quick is he?
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    He is a very special player, been watching him for 3 years now and he has all the skills, he should be playing fullback ahead of McKinnon
     
  11. Pearso

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    I think he is just explosive off the mark and quick over 40m then dies a bit. Chris Lawrance pulled away from him earlier in the year too in a near length of the field try.
     
  12. Canteen Worker

    Canteen Worker Well-Known Member 2016 Tipping Competitor

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    Slater is blindingly quick over 20-30 m and average for the rest. He also changes direction at speed without slowing down.
     
  13. Berkeley_Eagle

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

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  14. Ron E. Gibbs

    Ron E. Gibbs Well-Known Member

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    I'd also like another poll option:
    Give me a plank of wood and two minutes of his time and I'll slow him down but good . . .
    There's no other player in the NRL I detest as much as Slater.
     
  15. Chip and Chase

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

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    He is a 5 star grub. I haven't hated a player as much as him since 3 Knees Hancock and Andrew "The Thug" Gee hung up their boots.
     
  16. Brookvale

    Brookvale Well-Known Member

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    he looks like a chipmunk.

    billie sluter was the one that threw the intercept to Hayne, once he knew he made the mistake he stayed with hayne but then gave up.

    definatly carrying an injury.

    Didnt we demolish him inthe GF.
     
  17. eagle_predator

    eagle_predator Active Member

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    40-Nil has a good ring to it
     
  18. eagle_predator

    eagle_predator Active Member

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    Doesn't he carry a mirror   ;D
     
  19. Kiwi Eagle

    Kiwi Eagle Moderator Staff Member 2016 Tipping Competitor

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    anybody else see the little grub's acting in Canberra ?

    He went down on the back of a nothing hit, the ref had to stop play he was down that long, he slowly made his way back to the wing, Canberra kicked his way and he had no problem jumping up full stretch over his head to reel it in and run the ball back

    The crowd went nuts
     
  20. CliffyIsGod

    CliffyIsGod Well-Known Member

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    Yep, I couldn't believe that, Kiwi.
     

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