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No points last week....

Discussion in 'Rugby League Forum' started by MK Eagle, Sep 18, 2013.

  1. MK Eagle

    MK Eagle Well-Known Member

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    At the time it was very frustrating to dominate field position & have so many opportunities yet end up on zero points....
    The thing is, Manly made 3 clear line breaks & 3 more half opportunities.
    There's no doubt imo, that with Snake playing this would have been converted to 16 points or more when you also consider the opportunities in key attacking areas.
    The Roosters should be more concerned with the fact they could not muster 1 line break or even look likely apart from a well taken try off the PERFECT kick.
    The thing is, they will also benefit with JWH dominating some quick play the balls & Cordner who must now rate as 1 of the best players in the game & both likely starters next week.
    In summary - that Matai no try was a close thing & on 4 occasions players were a blade away from the stripe. There was also a clear scoring opportunity with a pass from Wolf to DCE, not the best with the try line beckoning.
    There was great desperation Roosters defence , slightly out of sync execution & our main attacking weapon unavailable & take into account, this was also, a good case of stats not always telling the truth.
     
  2. Stevo

    Stevo Well-Known Member

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    16 points? No doubt?
     
  3. mozgrame

    mozgrame Well-Known Member

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    I've lingered long enough on that thought to think, I doubt it.
     
  4. Mark from Brisbane

    Mark from Brisbane Living the dream Premium Member

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    Not 16 points, one very close ( Skivvy) and one great line break with a bad pass, maybe 8-10 MAX. And Snake may not have featured in either. Hiku played out of his skin and I don't subscribe totally to the theory that had Brett played we would have won.

    Bloody tough game from two teams who probably deserve to play again.. and let's hope they do.
     
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  5. 6/71

    6/71 Well-Known Member

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    Sometimes, no matter what, you just lose.
     
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  6. Chip and Chase

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

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    Bloody hell, I never realised Snake was so good that he would have converted all those opportunities into points. The only time I felt on Saturday that Snake would have been handy was when that little chip and regather happened, he would have been sniffing around in support for sure. The other line breaks, may or may not have seen him in support.
     
  7. MK Eagle

    MK Eagle Well-Known Member

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    Not that he would have converted every chance C & C, more that in good field position his pace & positioning could well have created a couple more scoring chances but yes, I think he would have been inside to score 1 of the 3 breaks made & maybe been thereabouts with that chip through.

    If we get to play them & theres a decent chance we will, am confident that we will score 16-24 points but that includes better execution, capitilising on opportunities & of course Brett at the back.
     
  8. jbb/james

    jbb/james Well-Known Member

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    I thought snake probably would have been better positioned to defuse the roosters try possibly
     
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  9. Rodo

    Rodo Goldmember 2016 Tipping Competitor

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    If Stewart had played there would have been more likelyhood of him stopping the Roosters try. He's a superb defender who knows exactly where to position himself. Hiku just wasn't positioned well enough and wasn't fast enough to get across to stop the try.
     
  10. IQofalimabean

    IQofalimabean Well-Known Member

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    To kick for goal or not to kick, that is the question. Especially if we have to play the Roosters again because they will be confident in keeping Manly to another 0.
     
  11. MK Eagle

    MK Eagle Well-Known Member

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    No doubt about that, his positioning would have had him closer to the ball & his acceleration would have got him there 1st.
     
  12. Jatz Crackers

    Jatz Crackers Moderator Staff Member

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  13. SeaEagleRock8

    SeaEagleRock8 Sea Eagle Lach Staff Member Premium Member 2016 Tipping Competitor

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    All this speculation is pointless.
     
  14. mozgrame

    mozgrame Well-Known Member

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    Said the Hulk.
     
  15. BOZO

    BOZO Well-Known Member 2016 Tipping Competitor

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    This post is pointless
     
  16. mozgrame

    mozgrame Well-Known Member

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    Said the ungainly totem pole maker.
     
  17. BOZO

    BOZO Well-Known Member 2016 Tipping Competitor

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    You are very poetic mozgrame :)
     
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  18. mozgrame

    mozgrame Well-Known Member

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    Said the extremely intelligent and obviously good natured Manly supporter. lol :)
     
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  19. StuBoot

    StuBoot Well-Known Member Premium Member 2016 Tipping Competitor

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    Haven't seen a definitive replay but my initial thoughts were that the kick took a deflection very soon after it left the boot, so the postioning of Hiku may not really come into it.
    I'd love to see a few more replays from different angles to have a look if it did take a deflection.
     
  20. MPC75

    MPC75 Well-Known Member

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    I agree that Snake may have prevented their try, had he been there. I also agree that we could have scored 16 points. The pass that was deflected from gift at the scrum had Jamie strolling over, it was a sweet move that was slightly off due to timing. Personally I don't think that it was the Roosters defense that won them the game, I believe it was our poor execution that lost it.
     

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