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Manly a level below

Discussion in 'General NRL' started by Dan, Aug 20, 2013.

By Dan on Aug 20, 2013 at 1:15 PM
  1. Dan

    Dan Administrator Staff Member Administrator 2016 Tipping Competitor

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    Manly a level below

    Manly are not at the level of South Sydney, the Sydney Roosters and Melbourne.
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Discussion in 'General NRL' started by Dan, Aug 20, 2013.

    1. Dan

      Dan Administrator Staff Member Administrator 2016 Tipping Competitor

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      Manly a level below

      Manly are not at the level of South Sydney, the Sydney Roosters and Melbourne.

      Despite six straight wins and a very competitive showing in a 22-10 defeat at the hands of the Rabbitohs on Friday night, the Sea Eagles’ inability to fire a shot against the top three teams in the premiership suggests they are at least a level off the top sides.

      Geoff Toovey’s post-match tantrum did little to assuage concerns that Manly don’t have what it takes to go all the way. They were flying last year before disintegrating in the finals and they could be facing another meek finale to their 2013 campaign.

      The Sea Eagles have tackled the top three teams on five occasions in 2013 for just a draw and four losses. Against the current top eight they are 4-6-1 while against bottom eight teams they are 9-1.

      Manly have the cattle to beat up on bad teams but can’t run with the big dogs of the premiership. And it is their attack that has proven the concern, unable to break down the top defences. Manly have averaged just 9.6 points against the Bunnies, Chooks and Storm this year, not surpassing two tries in any match. It was the same tale on Friday, when they had much of the early possession and field position but couldn’t put it to their scoreboard advantage.

      The problem for Manly is that their attack is very simple and somewhat predictable. What they do, they do exceptionally well, putting men in motion and running block plays better than any other team. But there is not a lot else to their attack. They do not have a lot of variety in their pack, particularly at prop, nor do they possess any great speed. They run a very structured, very vanilla attack and they do it very well. That works against poor teams. It doesn’t against the best.

      Manly will likely be there at the preliminary finals stage of the season. Another inglorious end, however, would not surprise if Geoff Toovey does not expand their attack.

      http://www.sportsfan.com.au/manly-are-a-level-below/tabid/91/newsid/110336/default.aspx
       
    2. Dan

      Dan Administrator Staff Member Administrator 2016 Tipping Competitor

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      Who was it who submitted this post? It didn't attribute to you so I need to see why
       
    3. SeaEagleRock8

      SeaEagleRock8 Sea Eagle Lach Staff Member Premium Member 2016 Tipping Competitor

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      haha I just tried to submit it to see how the 'submit article' now works!
       
    4. Dan

      Dan Administrator Staff Member Administrator 2016 Tipping Competitor

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      It works but not sure why it wasn't attributed to you, though I have an inkling why
       
    5. SeaEagleRock8

      SeaEagleRock8 Sea Eagle Lach Staff Member Premium Member 2016 Tipping Competitor

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      Glad to hear it, my pen has just run out of inkling.
       
    6. Shoe1

      Shoe1 Well-Known Member

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      Surely if manly is a level below the other 3 we'd be below them on the ladder? Oh right ... Thanks Sherlock!
       
    7. Chip and Chase

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

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      @Dan the last 2 or 3 articles I have submitted have attributed to you by default.
       
    8. SeaEagleRock8

      SeaEagleRock8 Sea Eagle Lach Staff Member Premium Member 2016 Tipping Competitor

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      Typical Dan, wants all the glory.
       
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    9. Dan

      Dan Administrator Staff Member Administrator 2016 Tipping Competitor

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      on the old site they all did, because when the link broke it was too much to try and determine the user again. Now with the new method this should start working correctly again shortly
       
    10. Chip and Chase

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

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      Yes it was the old site. Haven't tried to submit anything on new set up yet.
       
    11. The Who

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      We are only a "level below" because the other three clubs play at built-up stadiums!
       
    12. ssar

      ssar Well-Known Member

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      Too often the past few months we do appear a level below the other big 3 atm.

      From here on in we need to build steadily, in confidence, dominant defence for 80mins and offensive variations, to hopefully make a great run at the GF!

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      Oh, and in that artice I really hate the code errors handling of apostrophes:


      "the Sea Eagles’ inability"

      "Geoff Toovey’s post-match tantrum"

      "that Manly don’t have what"

      "teams but can’t run with the"

      "but couldn’t put it to"

      "It doesn’t against the best"


      - That needs to be fixed.


      Go Manly!
       
    13. HappilyManly

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      A level below their radar :p

      Eagles Soar above the clouds and crap onto the Pretenders :exclamation:
       

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