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Next week if we have McDonald

Discussion in 'Rugby League Forum' started by Rambo1987, May 1, 2009.

  1. Rambo1987

    Rambo1987 Well-Known Member

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    1.Shannon McDonald
    2.Michael Robertson
    3.David Williams
    4.Steve Matai
    5.Michael Bani
    6.Jamie Lyon
    7.Matt Orford
    8.Josh Perry
    9.Matt Ballin
    10.Brent Kite
    11.Shane Rodney
    12.Glen Hall
    13.Chris Bailey

    14.Trent Hodkinson
    15.Anthony Watmough
    16.George Rose
    17.Glenn Stewart
    18.Jason King
     
  2. Fro

    Fro Well-Known Member

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    **** watmough off to Sunshine Coast
     
  3. missing_something

    missing_something Active Member

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    See what happens with ****ty Vs ****ree and the test before picking a team.
     
  4. blitzkrieg

    blitzkrieg Active Member

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    Book a group flight, there should be a few more going as well.
     
  5. Chip and Chase

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

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    Leave this rubbish to Ryan. There is no way you are going to bench Glen Stewart. And Cuthbo has been ****ting on King in terms of impact, and he is also streets ahead of Rose, so not to have him in the 17 is ridiculous.
     
  6. Fro

    Fro Well-Known Member

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    Actually Stewart may be on the bench, he is one of few who is guaranteed to play friday night so might appreciate the rest.

    I assume that was the logic behind it at any rate.

    And yes Blitz, he shouldnt be on his own
     
  7. Guest

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    Piss bani off as well.  he can't tackle and won't catch the ball on the full.  useless.
     
  8. Fro

    Fro Well-Known Member

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    Bani has the potential to get better, but he is playing woeful ATM.
     
  9. DSM5

    DSM5 Well-Known Member 2016 Tipping Competitor

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    What's with the Glenn Stewart bench thing?  He was the best on the park for us tonight.  Without him it would have been a massacre.  Bani has no potential Fro.  I saw some spark early last year but it is extinguished.  He plays scared, timid and frightened.  I don't see anything that looks dimly like potential there.  He and Choc will be targetted in attack.  They're both grabbers and don't put any shoulder into it.  They need to go back to tackling school.  Get the tires out. 
     
  10. Fro

    Fro Well-Known Member

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    get the tyres out for Bani, get the passport and plane tickets out for Watmough.
     
  11. DSM5

    DSM5 Well-Known Member 2016 Tipping Competitor

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    I'd rather keep Choc and piss Orford off.  God I hate that piece of crap. 
     
  12. missing_something

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    I know it's not going to be a popular suggestion but I'd really like to see watmough in the centers next week, Lyon at 5/8 and Bailey at lock, there isn't much of a diffrence between a wide running second rower and a centre these days anyway and if it get Lyon closer to the ball it's got to be a good move. Watmough wouldn't be my first pick for a centre but think he's our best option at present.
     
  13. eggson

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    Cuthbo needs to stop those ridiculous offloads.  How far did he throw that ball back...15m??
     
  14. Dan

    Dan Administrator Staff Member Administrator 2016 Tipping Competitor

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    Isn't poore playing on the centres instead of back row for the dragons? Doing a good job too whoever it is who moved there
     
  15. Chip and Chase

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

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    I think you mean Neville Costigan, Dan. I can't imagine Justin Poore as a centre.

    If we move Lyon to 5/8 then I don't care who they put at centre as long as they can tackle one on one and catch the ball. This is patently not Watmough or Neumann.
     
  16. Rex

    Rex Well-Known Member

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    Robbo & Bani are currently both tentative, lightweight & uncommitted.  Skittles near the try line.

    When will Des accept that Robbo is NOT solid at fullback? He's a liability there. Guaranteed linedropout if Robbo gets the ball in or near the ingoal.  Sits on the tryline waiting for the attacker and then makes uncommitted hand-grabs. Unable to break a tackle in attack.  His significant attacking attributes are ability to catch a ball and speed, both of which are suited to wing but are not enough for fullback.  

    Bani similarly is currently a tentative skittle on the wing.  Tentative in attack, tentative in defence, even tentative in grabbing the ball. Waiting on the tryline, especially when you're in that frame of mind and that weight just gifts the opposition a try.

    Both Robbo & Bani need to drop the tentative jinking on the spot in attack and just go for the gap at full speed, full commitment. And put a step on at pace if you're able. Like Robbo was doing last season.

    The ridiculous passes by Ox & Cuthbo last night & the missed tries last week by Matai & Lyon are great examples of players trying too hard.  And playing to the scoreboard and to the competition table.  Players can only successfully play what is in front of them, not their image of what should be there.  Manly's currently playing the image, and not noticing what's actually there.

    Oppositions are successfully targeting the defensive gap between Ox and Watmough.

    With the 2 referees, the game has changed.  The game has sped up due to less video ref stoppages, exposing fitness deficiencies in bigger forwards.  Inexperienced referees are picking up infringements that more experienced referees previously let go & the extra eyes adds more penalties.  So games are now being determined by refereeing penalties.  Either Manly go from the most penalised team to one of the least, or kiss the season (and following seasons) good-bye.

    Could the 2 referee system spell the end of brilliant but erratic players like Watmough? Or can they adapt?

    Can Des adapt?
     
  17. DVS Matt

    DVS Matt Well-Known Member 2016 Tipping Competitor

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    If McDonnell plays next week we will lose by minimum 50. You think you have seen bad? Wait till he pulls on a jersey.

    I would rather play with no fullback.
     
  18. Berkeley_Eagle

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

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    who says we were getting mcdonnell anyway, the bloke is a winger anyway
     

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