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Mattai: good v evil

Discussion in 'Rugby League Forum' started by Jatz Crackers, Nov 11, 2006.

  1. Jatz Crackers

    Jatz Crackers Moderator Staff Member

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    So considering the weight of all available evidence,including tonights test, is Mattai more of a (temperamental liability) or more of a (rough diamond & valuable emerging talent).
    Dont stuff around with inbetweens. Which is it L or T (liability or talent).
     
  2. Canteen Worker

    Canteen Worker Well-Known Member 2016 Tipping Competitor

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    I didn't see the game but could the answer be ... both???? :lol2:
     
  3. Kiwi Eagle

    Kiwi Eagle Moderator Staff Member 2016 Tipping Competitor

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    The latter for me. A passionate bloke, was hoping he would belt Senior up tbh :)

    Imagine if Jason King had the drive and aggresison of Matai ...
     
  4. mellonhead

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    definately Talent, not sure about lock yet
     
  5. earl

    earl Active Member

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    If he receives a penalty in a Manly game like he did last night , and then gets up and throws the ball at the player, id hook him straight away. He was lucky he didnt get belted and turn the penalty over. In answer t o the question I think talant , but he needs to keep his head and not do stupid things.
     
  6. DSM5

    DSM5 Well-Known Member 2016 Tipping Competitor

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    I've been a bit of a Matai critic in 06, but I can see talent there. What needs to happen with that guy is firm coaching. He needs to get the stupidity out of his game, tackle one-on-one, have faith in his supports and pass the ball. Now whether to play him at lock or leave him out in the backs is another matter. I'd personally like to see him bulk up about five kilos and give him a run in the forwards. He certainly has aggression in his running and could fire up some of the forwards, which would be good. With a new, and certainly, improved forards coach for next year, there's an opportunity for him. He can't be any worse than Willo.
     
  7. Jatz Crackers

    Jatz Crackers Moderator Staff Member

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    He has improved his defence from 1 year ago which gives me heart, however my concerns about his temperament remain. Im hoping that his mental approach improves just like other parts of his game. But it sometimes looks like the lessons he should be learning dont sink in. So I have my doubts.
     
  8. byso

    byso Well-Known Member

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    He has talent. But Crikey he can be a dick head.
     
  9. Fluffy

    Fluffy Well-Known Member

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    still not sold on him completely
     

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