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Should Watmough be dropped?

Discussion in 'Rugby League Forum' started by KaZa, Aug 11, 2008.

  1. KaZa

    KaZa Well-Known Member

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    OK... think about it for a second.....

    Watmough... against Melbourne... rematch in the grand final. Would you drop him to the BENCH?

    I would.

    Heres why. Melbourne target him in defence... and everytime we play them they have scored 2-3 tries through his defence. He gets exposed everytime. Take away their target.. and kill part of their game plan. Maybe off the bench he will be more effective.

    They also target Orford.. nothing we can do about that... ::)
     
  2. missing_something

    missing_something Active Member

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    I think off the bench against melbourne for no other reason than starting with the biggest possible line up, they seem to struggle with the big men.
     
  3. Canteen Worker

    Canteen Worker Well-Known Member 2016 Tipping Competitor

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    No - why take off one of our strike weapons when fit and well? Sure he was average last weekend but it was his first game back from a long break. He has a mistake or two in him - yes, but we need his speed, his zip and his metres on the left edge.

    I see what you are suggesting but I don't think this is the solution.
     
  4. eagle_predator

    eagle_predator Active Member

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    Watmough brings aggression/toughness to the side along with the likes of Kite,Hall,Matai and Perri and Co.

    Like CW said his had long break, on the side lines due to injury.We have four games remaining before the start of the finals we need all the troops on the field i just hope we can win at least 2 - 3 more games before Killer and King come back into the side.
     
  5. Ryan

    Ryan Well-Known Member

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    Hall is playing outstanding footy, and could very well be a starting backrower.
    Glenn Stewart is a definite at Lock.

    Full strength, thowing Beaver in the 2nd row to start wouldn't hurt.

    11. Menzies
    12. Hall
    13. Stewart

    14. Le'Strange
    15. Cuthbo
    16. Bryant
    17. Choc

    is ok.
     
  6. KaZa

    KaZa Well-Known Member

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    I agree to an extent. However, i wasnt just replying to last Friday.. look at the earlier game this season and ofcourse.. the dreaded GF last year. They target him and expose him every time we play them. He may be great against every other side.. but Melb love him in our side.. they exploit him. Maybe Hall can replace him next time we meet them with Choc coming off the bench as a spark.
     
  7. Canteen Worker

    Canteen Worker Well-Known Member 2016 Tipping Competitor

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    Fair call Kaza and a footy forum should be a place to be able to cogently discuss these sort of issues. You make a fair point about Melbourne and Choc - I do contest though that he is such a constant threat on the edges in attack that he is worth his place. Maybe he needs to refocus his defensive game. He is a strong defender usually and I can think of games in which he has been outstanding in his defense.
     
  8. KaZa

    KaZa Well-Known Member

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    yeah i definately agree about his defence.. but im only suggesting dropping him against Melbourne..  thats the only thing i came up with after watching us getting beat everytime by them.. ch 9 showed some footage of him getting slaughtered in each game.

    But then again im not the coach.. good luck dessie!
     
  9. gomanly

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    get your hand off it, he's one of our best - if he can get his act together he will captain manly one day.
     
  10. Volley

    Volley Well-Known Member

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    Watmough captain? You're the one who has to get your hand off it. I like Watmough, but he isn't exactly the smartest bloke doing the rounds. Defo not captain material. Either Stewart bro on the other hand...
     
  11. DVS Matt

    DVS Matt Well-Known Member 2016 Tipping Competitor

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    Kite should be captain (if he's still around when ox leaves)

    Watmough doesn't have the skill set to be a captain
     
  12. CliffyIsGod

    CliffyIsGod Well-Known Member

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    Kite should most definitely be captain.
     
  13. Canteen Worker

    Canteen Worker Well-Known Member 2016 Tipping Competitor

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    I wouldn't want Choc as Captain. Rather he focussed on his own game, catching the ball and making his tackles, avoiding his one or two errors and stupid penalties a game.
     
  14. eagle_predator

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    Either Brett Kite or Glenn Stewart would be my choices for Captain after Orford.
     
  15. Fro

    Fro Well-Known Member

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    Maybe Kaza had the right idea, his performance today was absolute garbage
     
  16. Guest

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    He was easily the worst player on the field today.  Should be in NSW cup next week. 

    Missed tackles led to at least two tries, gave away numerous penalties and dropped the ball several times.  Cuthbo must be thinking what did he do wrong.
     
  17. Fluffy

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    amongst others, centres, halfback, hookers......
     
  18. DSM5

    DSM5 Well-Known Member 2016 Tipping Competitor

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    Whatmough is absolute rubbish.  I used to think the guy was OK.  Now I can predict when he's going to drop the ball and guarantee a penalty.  He runs sideways and picks out guys to run into and I am so over his mistakes.  He needs a week or two in the reggies.
     
  19. willstyles

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    Not reggies, but give him a spell off the bench for sure. Hall is playing excellent footy and does not deserve to be behind Choc in the pecking order at the moment.

    His missed tackles are absolutely killing us. The one on Sandow in the leadup to one of Merritt's tries was particularly disgraceful. His head is not in the game at the moment and it's costing Manly games...we can't keep carrying him at the moment.

    But at the same time we need Choc to be playing his best footy if we are any chance at winning the comp.
     
  20. Canteen Worker

    Canteen Worker Well-Known Member 2016 Tipping Competitor

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    Choc is quite likely to get a holiday from the judiciary. Will is right though. We need him playing well.
     

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