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No longer can Brookvale be called The Fortress

Discussion in 'Rugby League Forum' started by silver, Mar 15, 2006.

  1. silver

    silver Active Member

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    Whilst watching the league show on Foxtel Monday night I was worried to see the stat that we have now lost 5 of our last 6 gamesat Brookavle!!! How the hell can we still call our beloved Brookvale The Fortress?

    Our mighty Eagles have now lost 14 out of the past 16 games and have only managed to win 1 out of our past 9 night games! These are terrible numbers and scares me considering our next 2 home games are likely to be at night.

    I am sick to the back teeth of hearing "we have new buys and need time to gell." ... What a load of horse sh*t!!!! - we bought 2 regular first graders, the rest were there last year and already know each other. Our defence is sh*t and there is no ther word for it. Our attack is just as stagnate and un-creative as it ever was. What the f*ck do they do for 3 months in the off-season??????

    A great footballer Des was, but a great coach he is not. This team is not progressing whilst the rest of the competition has over the past 2 years. Call it negative but the numbers don't lie. We may get Jamie Lyone for next year but it won't change sh*t unless we can score points and defend our line as a team.
     
  2. Canteen Worker

    Canteen Worker Well-Known Member 2016 Tipping Competitor

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    The Fortress is no more - it is now the Sandcastle of the House of Straw!!!

    We need to recapture that home form asap and it must be built on defense.

    Des has to pick players that can move laterally and defend in the centre of the ruck!
     
  3. Crushercleal

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    We have to use the same style of sliding defence as the great 95-97 team. That was why they were so good - not because of the points they scored, but because no one could score any points against them.
     
  4. Fluffy

    Fluffy Well-Known Member

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    wont work in todays game crucsher - the game is too fast and the players need to be able to rush off their line once inside the red zone - 20m. Our players would be too tired
     
  5. byso

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    Great post Silver.

    Dessie did say at the season launch it will take 6 rounds before we gell. ppfffftt! :stupid:
     
  6. robbiea

    robbiea Well-Known Member 2016 Tipping Competitor

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    What about using the same technique we used for the 1st half of the season last year.Its not like we dont have a team that knows how to defend well. Our defence was rock solid up until mid year,we did let tries in but the players were tackling well & defending their line pretty vigorously.Im sure i can remember commentators saying we had the best defence in the competition(especially after our first 5 or 6 matches anyway).
     
  7. Crushercleal

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    OK, then why aren't we using a rush-up-and-at'em defence, Tigers-style?
     
  8. byso

    byso Well-Known Member

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    Good point. We were awesome start of last year.
     
  9. fLIP

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    6 ROUNDS?????????

    People just keep finding was to piss me off.
     
  10. byso

    byso Well-Known Member

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    300 people to heard it, I almost chocked on my beer :(

    He said 6 rounds to gel but we'll still win the games. Please
     
  11. fLIP

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    well, statement number two is no wrong isn't it.
     
  12. Nutzcraw

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    I personally think it would take time... remember parra's start of the year last year with a new halback (tim smith), tigers first year with a new halfback (scott prince)... it is a major position and bringing someone new into it, that majority of players haven't played with before... it's gonna take time.

    Not time at training, although this helps.. but game time together is whats needed.. i don't expect them to fire straight away.. even though they should have beaten canberra but i do think with the class that orford has... it won't take as long to "gel" as it would with various other halfbacks!
     
  13. fLIP

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    Matabele made a good point on MSE earlier in the day. If its so important that the team plays together to 'GEL', why was it that we saw very little of the two halves in the first trial of the year v roosters?
     
  14. Berkeley_Eagle

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

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    A couple of White stripers found the fortress brookie sign thrown away outside the ground see pics
    http://www.whitestripesupporters.com/modules.php?name=Forums&file=viewtopic&t=1062&start=0&sid=44087a9fc2e5564054b30ef551cfc721
     

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