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Making up the numbers

Discussion in 'Rugby League Forum' started by Matabele, Aug 29, 2010.

  1. Matabele

    Matabele Well-Known Member

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    We're so far off the pace (and have been all year) it's just not funny.  I'm tiring even of Hasler going into press conferences making excuses or blustering about officialdom. 

    I kind of hope we miss the finals.  It might force a cutting of a lot of the dead wood that has accumulated about the place since 2008.  Post-premiership complacency indeed.
     
  2. Rambo1987

    Rambo1987 Well-Known Member

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    Injures have cost us this season - thats all.

    To day we were beaten by a better team who is fully fit....
     
  3. Matabele

    Matabele Well-Known Member

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      Which makes you wonder what corners are being cut medically that weren't in 2006-8.
     
  4. bob dylan

    bob dylan Well-Known Member Premium Member 2016 Tipping Competitor

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    I am with you Mata on the second sentence.
     
  5. Garts

    Garts Well-Known Member

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    I would say its just more bad luck.  I dont think injuries such as Snakes, Wolfmans, Rodneys and Perrys are due to budget cuts.  Spending cuts do not impact what happens on the field.  
     
  6. EagleRock40

    EagleRock40 Well-Known Member

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    well said Mata...time for some deadwood to go. I am sick of us making excuses, this team is only making up the numbers at this stage. We desperately need youth in our side, unfortunately it might be time for guys like King, Kite and Choc to start looking at other options for the coming years. Week in week out, its the same guys giving 100%
     
  7. COMMANDER

    COMMANDER IF YOU DO NOT TRY YOU CAN NOT FAIL 2016 Tipping Competitor

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    Mate the game should have been over at halftime.  Should have been done and dusted by then. 

    Hopefully we can beat the Dogs, I'll be watching and cheering.  We deserve a spot in the 8.
     
  8. Matabele

    Matabele Well-Known Member

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    I was following the scores on my phone and seeing it at 14-0 in the 37th, just knew the next time I did a refresh it would be 14-6, conceding a try on half time.  It's what we've doe all year, clocked off and shown bad attitude at the worst of times.

    We can moan that we've had rotten luck - but how much are we contributing to the runaway tries and lopsided penalty counts.  A lot I'd suggest. 
     
  9. The Who

    The Who Well-Known Member

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    We played brilliantly in the first half, then injuries and officaldom intervened.
    With the troops we have I think we have overachieved this season. Just look how woeful Brisbane are without Lockyer.
    How did the Titans go without Campbell against one of the worst teams in the comp?
    We have been without our best attacking player all season, plus Wolfman.
    Take Coward out of Illawarra and Marshall from the Tigers and both teams  would be on no more points than we are.
    I don't think anyone suggested we'd win the comp when we suffered the two major inury blows, but let's give most of the players credit for getting us into the eight.
    Apart from a few low performaces, I've always felt the team has tried hard.
    Most teams are average; it's just who stays fittest and has the refs on their side.
    Certainly, I wouldn't think Easts are too confident of going far, having been smashed so easily in the first half.
     
  10. mr seagles

    mr seagles New Member

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    you are a fuc*k head barry you know nothing all you know is how to speak like a fuc* head,you fu*k head........................
     
  11. ayjay007

    ayjay007 Well-Known Member

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    Some ones done a heap on the game,or drank a heap at the game!
     
  12. EagleEyes

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    my god what are you on mr seagles! how are you not banned already lol
     
  13. mave

    mave Well-Known Member Premium Member 2016 Tipping Competitor

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    Mr Seaagles...win, lose or draw, your attitude towards other Manly fans is despicable.
     
  14. Liueli of Brookvale

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    We don't deserve to make the 8. We're playing on our knees, begging like bums, and that's no way to go into a finals.

    Reasons why we're so ****? Lack of genuine speed, poor kicking game (line drop-outs, cross field, short and long) and poor defense.

    The fact we're below full strength and players playing below their best, doesn't help either.
     
  15. Jerry1

    Jerry1 Well-Known Member

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    There's no use cutting off the dead wood when you don't keep the promising young shoots.

    I'm still hoping & waiting for some contribution form our glorious CEO.
     
  16. MadMarcus

    MadMarcus Local Lunatic 2016 Tipping Competitor

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    I read Barry's post and I thought it was a pretty good summation of our season.
    Then I read Mr Seagles response and that confirmed it.
     
  17. mr seagles

    mr seagles New Member

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    barry has pissed me off two many times with hes insights he THINKS hes the COACH.....
     
  18. Matabele

    Matabele Well-Known Member

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    There's no use cutting off the dead wood when you don't keep the promising young shoots.

    I'm still hoping & waiting for some contribution form our glorious CEO.


    [/quote] Don't hold your breath.  He's too busy "tempting fate" on Facebook at the half time of games.
     
  19. Jatz Crackers

    Jatz Crackers Moderator Staff Member

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    There is a fair bit to be said for going through a rebuild phase. This competition doesnt reward clubs for trying to stay on top for any length of time.
     
  20. ayjay007

    ayjay007 Well-Known Member

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    he only pisses everyone else off "too" many times!!
     

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