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Resting players

Discussion in 'Rugby League Forum' started by Ceagle, Aug 21, 2011.

  1. Ceagle

    Ceagle Well-Known Member

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    I think it could be a good idea to give a few players a game off in the next two weeks. I reckon Foran, Watmough and maybe Gift could use one.
     
  2. Rex

    Rex Well-Known Member

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    If Brissy lose on Monday, that'd give us 2nd spot (and the shot at a week off) irrespective. So maybe.
     
  3. Ceagle

    Ceagle Well-Known Member

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    Watmough and Foran i think both need one the most, we need these two back at peak fitness because imo they are running low on gas.
     
  4. wombatgc

    wombatgc Well-Known Member 2016 Tipping Competitor

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    Listening to comments last night about Cronulla's Townsend having trouble with the high intencity and grind of 1st grade, I did think Foran maybe in the same basket. The players and coach would never admit it (or rest them IMO), but you do get the feeling a cpl could use a rest before the finals.
     
  5. mickqld

    mickqld Sack Greenslime 2016 Tipping Competitor

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    NO WAY. We need everyone on deck and playing for their lives from now on. We have possibly 5 games to win the premiership from now. Keep them all out there until the season is done. Resting players is a recipie for disaster.
     
  6. Ceagle

    Ceagle Well-Known Member

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    Dragons did it last year and it worked well for them
     
  7. castle eagle

    castle eagle Well-Known Member 2016 Tipping Competitor

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    agree with rex- unless we secure 2nd spot its a big risk
     
  8. KaZa

    KaZa Well-Known Member

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    We have to put on our Knights hat and hope they do the work for us.

    I agree with the resting. Dont know Des will do it considering were playing Melbourne on Friday.

    Losing to them at full strength could damage confidences too.
     
  9. swoop

    swoop Well-Known Member 2016 Tipping Competitor

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    I don't agree in resting players, mabye Foran and Choc need to be rested at training.
     
  10. bob dylan

    bob dylan Well-Known Member Premium Member 2016 Tipping Competitor

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    Watmough has been resting since Origin.
     
  11. nodd

    nodd Well-Known Member

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    They are proffesional football players !

    Why do they need a rest?


    It's their job.
     
  12. God

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    I don't think were playing with enough cohesion to even entertain resting players at this point.
     
  13. Fluffy

    Fluffy Well-Known Member

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    we have absoluty zero chance of getting a single call our way in brisbane as well as them having everything to play for = a great week to blood some new players
     
  14. KaZa

    KaZa Well-Known Member

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    So you don't tire at your work? I admire you!

    I always need mental health days :D
     
  15. nodd

    nodd Well-Known Member

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    Yes some of us do tire at work.

    But We don't get a day off because we feel tired.

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    Some of us work two jobs and don't get a rest.
     
  16. jbb/james

    jbb/james Well-Known Member

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    No one will be rested. Its too late now to rest players especially with the next 2 games being so big. If we were playing canberra maybe but not against the storm and brizzie. Too much momentum to lose

    Maybe after melbourne being a friday night game give the players a couple of days off training if they win. That would be a great incentive and more plausible
     
  17. jjai

    jjai Active Member

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    Show off:D If you want a rest now & then you can always give me one of them jobs..
     
  18. ayjay007

    ayjay007 Well-Known Member

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    Knights should be fired right up for this.A win keeps them 2 ahead of souffs.It also increases their F/A if it comes down to a deadlock.And,as you say,it would ALMOST guarantee us 2nd spot.
     
  19. nodd

    nodd Well-Known Member

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    You can have em both! So long as I still get the pay.
     
  20. firechild

    firechild Active Member

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    Regardless of whether these games mean anything with respect to our final position on the ladder, there is absolutely no reason to rest players. These games provide some of the younger players, in particular the halves, some vital preparation for finals footy. It's a shame that the massive game between Manly and the scum right before the finals could be a dead rubber but it will give DCE, Foran, Buhrer, etc an idea of what they are to expect in coming weeks. They need full focus, the season only goes for another 6 weeks and they want to make sure they are there at the end. Games against 1st and 3rd are the best possible preparation we could want going into what is going to be a very intense finals series. If they play hard, they can get a rest in 3 weeks after we win week 1 of the finals.
     

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