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Seaeagles interchange

Discussion in 'Rugby League Forum' started by MK Eagle, May 24, 2013.

  1. MK Eagle

    MK Eagle Well-Known Member

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    At times a little confused when only 16 players are used which seems a little bit of a waste with the frenetic speed of the modern game.
    Points out 2 factors.
    1 - The squad is supremely fit.
    2 - The quality of the depth is really being tested.
    Cant fault Tooves as a coach, but feel its a disadvantage in the modern game to not use all 17 players.
    Really think a quick explosive player could offer plenty of the bench like Lawton (think he is injured atm) to go with the 3 fowards.
     
  2. anthonyb1965

    anthonyb1965 GO Manly Premium Member 2016 Tipping Competitor

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    Little confusing Tooves' use of the bench. Maybe he likes the consistency of who is on the field?
     
  3. StuBoot

    StuBoot Well-Known Member Premium Member 2016 Tipping Competitor

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    Understand your points MK but maybe it's just a "feel" thing with Tooves.

    So many teams/coach's have a certain time when guys are subbed regardless of how they're playing and the state of the game.

    Why sub someone just because there's fresh legs on the bench?

    Is a fresh Gower or Hasson as good as a slightly fatigued Choc or Gifty?

    Proven performers on the park can lift and inspire the team ( and maybe deflate the opposition ) just by their presence and experience.

    I think the only times that Tooves' has left a freshy on the bench this year has been when King, Joe and Richie have been missing.

    So the answer may be a pineapple!

    In Tooves we trust.
     
  4. Jatz Crackers

    Jatz Crackers Moderator Staff Member

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  5. TokyoEagle

    TokyoEagle Well-Known Member

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    Maybe he felt that it was in the best interest of the team to leave the players on the field, communication, combinations etc, rather than just bring a new player on. He might even be trying to boost the match fitness of all the players before it gets to the tougher games as the season progresses.
     
  6. Chip and Chase

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

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    Tooves learnt this from Des. It's been going on for years
     
  7. Evo

    Evo Capt Goodvibe

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    Yeah, it's a really good point.

    The MAIN issue is tired players giving away careless penalties / tired errors in the last 20mins.

    Give em a break 10 before/after halftime. I trust the coaches, but even coaching juniors, when ya buggered ya lose judgement.
     
  8. lismore_fan

    lismore_fan Well-Known Member

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    It's now whether he uses 16 or 17, it's more about how many interchanges he uses.
    Does he use all 10?
     

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