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missing spark!

Discussion in 'Rugby League Forum' started by the mauler, Mar 28, 2011.

  1. the mauler

    the mauler Well-Known Member 2016 Tipping Competitor

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    ive really noticed that matty ballin seems 2 be a yard slower out of dummy half this year. i think maybe the workload of playing 8o minutes every week (or close to 80),is wearing ballin down. we need to find someone to come on late in 1st half or early in 2nd to give the team some spark! i thought dessie shouldve put seu seu on alot earlier yday when newcastle were out on their feet. maybe liam foran might be the answer. do we have any other options?
     
  2. tookey

    tookey Well-Known Member 2016 Tipping Competitor

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    See you see you adds no spark to the team and someone like Riccardi would be better.
     
  3. The Eagle

    The Eagle Well-Known Member

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    Seu Seu vs Saints 2010 was the best ive seen of him,he was actually quiet good that day
     
  4. DSM5

    DSM5 Well-Known Member 2016 Tipping Competitor

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    Maybe Des is trying to get Ballin into 80 minute condition.
     
  5. Hit Man Randall

    Hit Man Randall Member

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    I agree Mauler..

    Seu Seu should be given more game time...Underrated

    Would be quicker than Ballin who these days is very predictable
     
  6. WAMF

    WAMF Well-Known Member

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    Id also be happy to see Seu Seu get more game time.
    7 mins is a complete waste.
     
  7. Dan

    Dan Administrator Staff Member Administrator 2016 Tipping Competitor

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    Tough crowd.
    Your forwards don't roll forward and your halves don't have time if your hooker isn't giving good service and directing shots.

    That sounds the complete opposite to us the last 2 weeks. I have no issues with ballin. A few off days but he is quality to the core and Des is using him and seu seu perfectly.
     
  8. jbb/james

    jbb/james Well-Known Member

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    I think terence is a victim of the games . I believe while ever the contest is an arm wrestle it will be ballin, if manly need 16 quick points or are coasting seu seu will get game time

    Either way he has more to lose than gain in these situations

    Or maybe im wrong. It happens
     
  9. ads

    ads Well-Known Member

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    Trouble is leaving him on the bench is hardly going help him stay in form!
     
  10. WAMF

    WAMF Well-Known Member

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    That's an excellent point.
    We had the game won against newcastle. Why didn't Des give Ballin a rest for the final 20-25 mins of the game?

    Dan, there is nothing wrong with looking at ways to improve. We can be happy at the same time but complacency will murder us.
     
  11. maxta

    maxta Well-Known Member 2016 Tipping Competitor

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    Missed the good part but the "actually quiet" good is correct.
     
  12. Rex

    Rex Well-Known Member

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    I'd expect Buhrer to be seen as a hooker if Ballin is injured or loses form.
     
  13. Masked Eagle

    Masked Eagle Well-Known Member

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    He might seem a yard slower but that could be down to as much to the rule changes than him slowing down.  Look at Robbie Farah this year, no where as dominant as he usually is. 
     
  14. Pearso

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    Farrah has been quite but then in that team Marshall is stepping up every week, He has a hand in nearly all their tries. But Farrah is still making yards with his runs.
     
  15. Phantar

    Phantar Well-Known Member

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    Perhaps Seu Seu was kept on ice for so long because the game was won and Des had an eye on the short turnaround this week. Keeping Terry relatively fresh could work to our advantage against Souths big pack (who have had two extra days to prepare) come Friday night?
     
  16. Dan

    Dan Administrator Staff Member Administrator 2016 Tipping Competitor

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    Des is using a winning formula. He used le strange in the same way and make no mistake of the amount of impact le strange had. He wasn't as good for the 80 but added great spark. We are doing the sane with see you  * 2.

    Just bring him on for late match spark.

    This is one area I can't find any fault in. Des uses our hookers perfectly
     
  17. Fro

    Fro Well-Known Member

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    and if hookers arent used properly the consequences can be devastating..
     
  18. the mauler

    the mauler Well-Known Member 2016 Tipping Competitor

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    dan, my comments about ballin were not meant as a criticism.no matter who it is, i think its 2 demmanding week in week out for a hooker 2 play 80 minutes. my point was that he needs a breather earlier in matches,even if its only 15 minutes,otherwise as the season gets 2 the business end matty will be out of gas! just looking 4 any other options we may have available in our ranks 2 give matty some help and the team a boost.
     
  19. Phantar

    Phantar Well-Known Member

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    Exactly my point Dan.
     
  20. The Who

    The Who Well-Known Member

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    Do you want him to 'spark' or to 'plug' the gaps?
     

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