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Discussion in 'Rugby League Forum' started by Ryan, Jul 11, 2010.

  1. Ryan

    Ryan Well-Known Member

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    Hey guys, everyone is complaining, and suggesting we cut this person, or that person, and we all really know, Des just won't do that. With that in mind, I have thought of some possible solutions.

    Tony Williams has been great at playing like a forward. Des doesn't have to drop him if he plays him in the forward pack. I'd love him coming off the bench in an impact type way. That, or starting as a mobile prop, with an offload in him. A bit like Matt Prior at The Dragons, who I rate VERY highly.

    We seriously require more pace as a team, from top to bottom, and that would assist here. I don't think Hoppa / Farrar / Whare are specialist Fullbacks, so I'd actually (yep), give Sandow a shot. He's got the explosive speed, and just knows how to play fullback, and he does it damned well. He's consistently on the try sheet for Sunshine Coast. We could then move Farrar to the wing. Example:-

    01. Denis Sandow
    02. Michael Robertson
    03. Steve Matai
    04. Jamie Lyon
    05. Ben Farrar
    06. Keiran Foran
    07. Daly Cherry-Evans

    Ok, we have all seen that Hodko is down on form. If anything, call a week or two "conditioning" from whatever ailment Zorba is suggesting he has at present. Alternatively, have him coming off the bench if Des just refuses to drop players.

    We have a great starting pack, bar one player in my opinion. For that reason, I would go with:-

    08. Jason King
    09. Matt Ballin
    10. Tony Williams
    11. Anthony Watmough
    12. Shane Rodney
    13. Glenn Stewart

    and all round guys, that is a much more mobile forward pack, and backline, with players playing more appropriate positions in my opinion. For the bench, I'd go with:-

    14. Trent Hodkinson
    15. Brent Kite
    16. Matt Cross
    17. Joe Galuvao

    This means if DCE gets over awed, Des can get Hodko onto the field. Other people say Hodko is a size of playing Lock, so he could fill that role as well if required.

    I personally think George Rose and Josh Perry need conditioning. Surely some time on the Sunshine Coast could be required to build in some mobility.

    Chris Bailey - hehehehehehe - he came on last night fresh as a daisy at the 71st minute, got the ball, ran it up, closed his eyes, and threw a blind pass to no-one over his shoulder - it was actually very funny all things considered. The poor kid just isn't first grade material, but IS a comedic relief in what was a very frustrating game you all have to admit.

    Now, we then HAVE to have some positive news off the park, and Vidmar, I suggest you let the club know this, or they will be playing in front of skeleton groups at Brooky going forward this year.

    a) we need a fresh new signing (a decent one) - Luke O'Donnell for example
    b) we need Matai re-signed
    c) we need to HEAR and know the players are gutted, and passionate - because they look as though they don't care
    d) we need something positive sponsorship wise
    e) we need something positive about Brookvale Oval - whilst seeing Furner standing there having to mop the window last night, it truly just showed unprofessionalism on behalf of the council. These are modern times, and there are machines in the big stadiums to ensure this doesn't happen (and example only)

    From top to bottom, we look as though we lack passion (bot on and off the park). A player like O'Donnell would certainly bring that.

    ON the field there appears too many loafers, just going about their business, picking up a pay cheque.

    And guys, Des is a wonderful coach. You can't turn a beaten up Datsun (that was once a great car in its day, but now old, busted, and whatever new parts you put in, your still looking at a Datsun) into a Mercedes Benz. Des isn't the wizard of Oz.

    Management need to get off their arse - and do something. Post Haste.
     
  2. reyam

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    Last year when T-rex was playing terrible we were told it was because of hamstring injury and he was bought as a backrower.We are in the second season of having him on the wing.The problem with Des is he only has plan A and that is it no other back up plans.I was talking to a mate who is a tigers fan and he said Sheens is living of their gf win and it is looking like Des is doing the same.Is their anyone at this club with the BALLS to question Des.
     
  3. mickqld

    mickqld Sack Greenslime 2016 Tipping Competitor

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    No there are too many bloated people living off pay cheques they dont derserve both on and off the field.
     
  4. MPC75

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    The solution is to fix our defence. We are leaking too many points. Defence is all about attitude and commitment. To fix our attitude we do need to show some leadership. There are a couple that need to spend some time in Qld cup. I'm not sure what is going on with Perry, but he is looking lethargic and  not interested. He would be my first pick to be dropped. 
     
  5. mickqld

    mickqld Sack Greenslime 2016 Tipping Competitor

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    Have a look at how well Jamal Idris is going now he has been shifted to 2nd row and gets interchanged. Great impact player now. Does anyone think Des would have the fore thought to try the same with TRex. It would work T Rex in the 2nd row and interchanged would be great impact same with watmough but it will never happen not while one dimensional thinking is at the helm.
     
  6. Ryan

    Ryan Well-Known Member

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    Like I say Mick, in the world cup, T-Rex dominated in the forwards, and to be honest, looked FAST compared to the others one. It's just as a winger he looks slow.
     
  7. mickqld

    mickqld Sack Greenslime 2016 Tipping Competitor

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    There is plenty of speed in the SSCSE and NYC teams. Our entire backline has no speed at all. Hodkinson slowest halfback in the league. Robbo and T Rex way too slow for wingers. Lyon and Matai not quick enough. Farrer got lapped by Monaghan last night.

    We need speed in the backs.
    Guile in the halves.
    Guts in the forwards.
    We lack all of it and changes need to be made.
     
  8. bazeagle

    bazeagle Well-Known Member

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    great post Ryan
    Des rules MWSE off the back of the 08 Premiership and finalists next year.
    I know this for 1000% fact. A senior member of the staff told me. What Des wants Des gets. All dictatorships as we have seen countless times in the world ultimately FAIL.
     
  9. MPC75

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    I'm yet to see a successfull coach, not get what he wants. You can't tell me Bellamy and Bennet don't get what they want.
     
  10. Kiwi Eagle

    Kiwi Eagle Moderator Staff Member 2016 Tipping Competitor

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    Seems to me your senior member of staff is a bit peeved he doesn't have the importance he would like to have in regards to the football team
     
  11. Cameron

    Cameron Cambo Premium Member

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    denis sandow is not a manly contracted player
    just because they play for the SCSE doesnt mean they can play for manly how many times does this need to be posted.

    Can i just say were ****ed 2010 is finished imo
     
  12. lsz

    lsz Well-Known Member Staff Member 2016 Tipping Competitor

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    People need to look past the 2008 prem

    When des joined we were not far off the wooden spoon. We went through extensive re-building (the year we were leading thecomp early....)

    FFS we are not traveling well this year. Lets sack des and replace him with who?

    Ricky Stuart?
    Nathan Brown?

    Des has earned more than enough credit to try and turn things around
     
  13. torana355

    torana355 Well-Known Member Premium Member

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    Ive been thinking the exact same thing ever since Idris has been going so well in the second row. I see big similarity's between T-Rex and Idris.
     
  14. bazeagle

    bazeagle Well-Known Member

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    wrong again Kiwi eagle
    you weren't there so don't bother speculating
    the guy told me in a quite matter of fact way
    he clearly respected Des, I could tell from the tone of his comments, but behind what he was saying was the suggestion that the amount of Des's power is over the top
     
  15. Kiwi Eagle

    Kiwi Eagle Moderator Staff Member 2016 Tipping Competitor

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    Who does he suggest should have this power ?
     
  16. blitzkrieg

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    I hear you Isz, but like many I'm waiting for the trying to start.
     
  17. bazeagle

    bazeagle Well-Known Member

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    The point and I'll speak slowly  - is Des has too much power
    There's a CEO in place - he should have some say - apparently not
    There are professional coaching and training staff but according to the guy I spoke to Des doesn't listen to anyone about anything
    I don't reckon thats healthy in life, business or a footy team
     
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    What a ridiculous comment! As if the CEO should have a say in things like team selections, who we buy (other than x is not allowed here due to off field issues) and game tactics.

    So I'll speak slowly back to you - Des should have the power re things on the footy field. Whether he does well or not means whether he should be re signed. No coach we get should be hamstrung by having to run his decisions past everyone else. That would be a disaster.

    Just sounds like someone on the staff is bitter Des doesn't do what they want.
     
  19. bazeagle

    bazeagle Well-Known Member

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    I don't recall saying the CEO should have a say in game tactics or player selections
    read my post
    the power thing I am talking about and I can't speak any slower now: is that Des has power over EVERYTHING down to the brand of toilet paper in the loo ( thats not something I heard - just trying to make the point )and I suggest that full 100% power with one guy isn't healthy
     
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    Well you can believe that but it just sounds farcical and if that's the case then its a failure of the CEO not Des.

    Plus re read your post - why would we care who has control over toilet paper. It would appear to anyone with enough intelligence to post intelligent comments that from the context of the thread (on field solutions to our problems), your original comment about Des' power and the next sentence after you brought up the CEO relating to the professional and coaching staff, that you were actually referring to topic at hand.

    Doesn't matter how slow you speak if you don't understand how context affects the meaning of a sentence.
     

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