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Questions, I can not answer

Discussion in 'Rugby League Forum' started by Dan, Jul 3, 2008.

  1. Dan

    Dan Administrator Staff Member Administrator 2016 Tipping Competitor

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    Watching the game last night some things stuck out like dogs balls.

    1 - Why would a half back stand 20 or more metres nearly on the other side of the field from the play the ball on the last tackle less than 10 metres from the line?

    2 - Why would both your half back and 5/8 both play makers, stand in second receiver in the same position as above?

    3 - Why 2 years in a row would we select Anasta and an a rookie halfback which has now failed twice, when we have seasoned halfbacks to step in?

    4 - Why would you keep arguably th ebest fullback in the game on the bench for nearly 60 minutes?

    5 - Why would you play one of the heaviest, slowest wingers, with no ability to jump, opposite the best "in the air" player the game has ever seen, when you have someone like Hayne, who can jump and catch?

    There are more but I am too angry to bother finishing them
     
  2. The Wheel

    The Wheel Well-Known Member

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    Ask the super coach
     
  3. Nutzcraw

    Nutzcraw Active Member

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    If the following names are selected for NSW next year. I'm giving up on origin.

    White
    Hoffman
    Anasta
    Monaghan
    Tupou


    A little unfair on monaghan but the other 4 continually get selected and continually show they aren't up to it.

    NSW boasts some of the best young forwards in the game. The forward pack chosen is embarrassing in comparison to what could have run out there.

    Kite, O'meley, Bailey, Heighnington, Watmough.

    At LEAST 2 or 3 of those players above should have been there.

    Bye bellamy. You got your favourites their rep jumper now piss off and let's play a proper origin series.
     
  4. Dan

    Dan Administrator Staff Member Administrator 2016 Tipping Competitor

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    Bailey is out for the rest of the season I think.

    But Kite, is rated by Australian selectors as one of the top 2 props, he should have had automatic selection!
     
  5. Utility Player

    Utility Player Well-Known Member

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    Exactly Dan, why Hayne was not marking Folau is beyond me, Quinn on Boyd would have been a much closer match up.
     
  6. clontaago

    clontaago Well-Known Member

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    Why the **** did Pearce keep kicking in the air to Folau's wing also.
     
  7. Fro

    Fro Well-Known Member

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    You forgot Quinn and Gallen Nutz.

    Yeah Monaghan deserves another chance, didnt do a great deal wrong, certainly not as much wrong as some nuff nuffs that have played a heap of games
     
  8. Matabele

    Matabele Well-Known Member

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    Why pick two halves whose only attacking weapon is the bomb and then pick a small winger (Quinn) and a lazy one (Hayne). 

    Lesson:  When we play Melbourne we need to bomb the corners and grubber through the middle third.  Make Quinn and Turner go high and Inglis and Folou swing low. 
     
  9. Stiffi

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    Gidley should have been 5/8 with Anasta at home watching the game!!
     
  10. Fro

    Fro Well-Known Member

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    I thought Anasta WAS at home watching the game :)
     
  11. DVS Matt

    DVS Matt Well-Known Member 2016 Tipping Competitor

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    Gidley was our most dangerous looking player.

    If i was coach and we fell behind....i wouldn't of hooked Gidley for Buderus. I would of pulled that mug Gallen (how many penalties can 1 man give away) off and let Gidley/Stewart roam around and try and make something happen.

    Anasta and Pearce should of be targetting Boyd with their kicks. It just beggars belief.

    Is Bellamy reading too much into his own hype and trying to constantly come up with these miracle moves to make him appear greater? All he has done is made himself look like a douche.
     
  12. Dan

    Dan Administrator Staff Member Administrator 2016 Tipping Competitor

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    The NSW kicking game was atrocious and all because the kickers stood too far away from the ruck, by the time they got the ball QLD had already made the 10 and were right on top of them, it's and easy concept, stand a little deeper and close tot he ruck so you get the ball quickly

    Bederus ran well out of dummy half but his service was poor.

    I also can't believe how many times, the ball was thrown to Anasta or Pearce only for them to throw it to the other to kick
     
  13. Nutzcraw

    Nutzcraw Active Member

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    I'm bewildered as to why Gidley didn't play the full 80.

    Hoffman was rat **** as usual. He should have been hooked with Anasta going into the backrow. Stewy to fullback and Gidley a roaming 5/8th role.

    I plead for a change of selectors. Honestly, how can they get it so wrong. The first game was deadset jagged. It was said before the start of the series that it was one of the worst NSW sides on paper. They were right.


    This is the team that should have been running around from day 1.

    Stewart
    Hayne
    Gasnier/Jennings??
    Cooper
    Monoghan/Quinn/Robertson
    Greg Bird
    Matt Orford
    Brent Kite
    Danny Buderus
    Mark O'Meley/Bailey
    Hindmarsh/Heighnington
    Fitzgibbon
    Gallen

    Gidley
    Cross
    Laffranchi
    Mason


    Much better team.

    There is actually front rowers in my team.
    Orford has proven he can play without a skilled up 5/8th.


    I know it might appear bias with the introduction of some manly players but fair dinkum they are on top of the competition for a reason.
     
  14. Ryan

    Ryan Well-Known Member

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    Next year, I'd like to see something like:-

    01. Brett Stewart
    02. Jarred Hayne
    03. Mark Gasnier
    04. Jamie Lyon
    05. Nathan Merritt
    06. Feleti Mateo
    07. Peter Wallace
    08. Brent Kite
    09. Danny Buderus
    10. Willie Mason
    11. Nathan Hindmarsh
    12. Ryan Hoffman
    13. Luke O'Donnell

    14. Kurt Gidley
    15. Luke Bailey
    16. Mark O'Mealey
    17. Anthony Watmough
     
  15. Matabele

    Matabele Well-Known Member

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    'tis a beautiful day to find myself agreeing with Nutcraw.
     
  16. Jatz Crackers

    Jatz Crackers Moderator Staff Member

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    Even if you cant spell his name  :D
     
  17. Fro

    Fro Well-Known Member

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    well you wont Rhino

    Buderus and Lyon are gone from rep stuff for a start.

    and Nathan Merrit???
     
  18. Jethro

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    Although it would be good to have him there Ryan, Buderus is gonski, goooorne.....(although, you never know).
     
  19. Dan

    Dan Administrator Staff Member Administrator 2016 Tipping Competitor

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    I thought Perry deserves a Bench spot as well.
     
  20. Jethro

    Jethro This space is for rent Staff Member Premium Member 2016 Tipping Competitor

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    The other question/s regarding these two is:

    What was Bellamy's game plan for them & is this what they were told to do?

    Until we know all of the facts, you can't lay all of the blame for the way they played totally on them. Bellamy is just as if not totally to blame. I agree with whoever said that Gidley should have played 5/8th as Brett should have been Fullback from the start. Pearce was an unknown entity in that role for Origin. For all that we knew, he may have blitzed them just like Langer did for QLD on the first Origin game that he played but sadly, Pearce didn't. To me, he was just too inexperienced to be thrown into that Origin spot at this point in time. His old man even said that he would have been more happy if he was given another 12 months to gain more NRL experience before given the appointment as the NSW Origin halfback & I tend to agree. I wouldn't write him off by just the one game at that level as everybody makes mistakes. Anasta has no excuse as he's been there before.
     

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