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Offence Penalties shifting momentum

Discussion in 'Rugby League Forum' started by Eagles2nv, Jun 25, 2012.

  1. Eagles2nv

    Eagles2nv New Team, New Beginnings 2016 Tipping Competitor

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    Its amazing how many times a team commits an offence penalty and shifts the momentum against your team.

    I bring this up as i was watching the tigpies vs knights. 25th minute, tigpies up 14-0. The tigpies have a scrum 10m from knights tryline, and there is a scuffle in the scrum. The tigpies player hits snowden in the head, tigpies conceed a penalty.

    Knights went on to score 16 points in 10 mins, and continued by putting another 20 in the 2nd half. That is 38 straight points from a momentum shift.

    The thing is, although not that extreme, this sort of thing happens all too often.

    As a coach what do you do?
     
  2. bob dylan

    bob dylan Well-Known Member Premium Member 2016 Tipping Competitor

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    That penalty could of went either way.

    But you are right.
     
  3. SeaEagleRock8

    SeaEagleRock8 Sea Eagle Lach Staff Member Premium Member 2016 Tipping Competitor

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    you go home and count your money. And make sure you have a back-up plan if coaching does not work out for you.
     
  4. ManlyBacker

    ManlyBacker Winging it Staff Member

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    I don't know about the coach, but I'd be happy it was the Tigpies and think how it helps us on the table.
     
  5. Napper

    Napper Well-Known Member

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    Momentum shift is the least of your problems if you let 38 points in against Newcastle.
     
  6. Eagles2nv

    Eagles2nv New Team, New Beginnings 2016 Tipping Competitor

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    Yeah that tigpie loss certainly works in our favour
     
  7. globaleagle

    globaleagle Où est mon chapeau Premium Member 2016 Tipping Competitor

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    As a coach....

    Hopefully your in week training covers this.

    Otherwise I'd be telling the runner/trainer/ whatever he's called to get out there tell them to pull their heads outta their butts.

    However, as is often said "who'd be a coach?" and the more footy I watch and the older I get (I'm 103) I think these things can be because the guys are young.

    It's like watching the failed long passes in wet weather footy. Rarely works but you see the guys try and try again.

    The ability to adapt a game plan on the run is very important and hard to do I guess.

    As clint eastwood said in Heartbreak Ridge: You adapt, you improvise, you overcome.
     
  8. captainskin

    captainskin Active Member

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    "As clint eastwood said in Heartbreak Ridge: You adapt, you improvise, you overcome."

    And that is evolution... and more to the point, that is the evolution of the game: those that adapt best, survive.
     

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