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Some question marks I have on things

Discussion in 'Rugby League Forum' started by Dan, Jun 29, 2007.

  1. Dan

    Dan Administrator Staff Member Administrator 2016 Tipping Competitor

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    Lyon - Why does Des persist in playing him in 5/8, it is clear he is not cut out for it in the NRL maybe in the UK SL but not the NRL. He is a Defensive centre, which stands to reason he will be a defensive 5/8 rather than ball playing one, which then means Orford has to do the majority of the work ball playing wise, and he is struggling himself at the moment, so why heap pressure on him in that regards. Burns is an equally good defender in 5/8 and has some ball playing skills. With Lyon there were play too wide and our centres are cramped and have to run in fields. Lets play him as a defensive centre and win games with him in defense

    Matai - Nuff said

    Orford - Start doing something you over -hyped, over-paid smurf. I am starting to actually think Sharpie was in the right for shipping you off, and it's a sad state of affairs when i am starting to think that Sharp was a good coach.......do something or **** off and give Groom a go.

    Matai - Just had to bring it up again, our centres should be Lyon and Bell

    Bell - Run forwards ****-knuckle

    More to come when I finish with this client!
     
  2. fLIP

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    I would put Monaghan is 5/8th for the rest of the season.

    Mainly because Orford would be the lesser of two evils at 7 than 6.
     
  3. Dan

    Dan Administrator Staff Member Administrator 2016 Tipping Competitor

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    I would be happy with

    7 - Orford
    6 - Burns
    9 - Monaghan/Ballin
     
  4. Canteen Worker

    Canteen Worker Well-Known Member 2016 Tipping Competitor

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    The anger is back with Dan. Watch out people!!! :lol:
     
  5. Dan

    Dan Administrator Staff Member Administrator 2016 Tipping Competitor

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    It's funny i am so much more placid when I am single :)
     
  6. kingyfan

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    FFS we are comming second in the competition what more do you want? It shows that Des knows more than any of us.
     
  7. Dan

    Dan Administrator Staff Member Administrator 2016 Tipping Competitor

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    A team that doesnt lose to nuffies like the Panthers and Bulldogs

    A decent 5/8 and matai out of the team

    I thought I made what more i wanted clear in my post :stupid:
     
  8. CliffyIsGod

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    Lyon is an attacking centre first, defensive second.

    We have to see some attack shortly, surely...
     
  9. Dan

    Dan Administrator Staff Member Administrator 2016 Tipping Competitor

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    You think so?
    So why is everyone of the opinion we have picked two Defensive centres for origin?
     
  10. CliffyIsGod

    CliffyIsGod Well-Known Member

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    Because Lyon's attack is missing, somewhere so all it looks like he can do is defend.

    It's starting to be a worry.
     
  11. Dan

    Dan Administrator Staff Member Administrator 2016 Tipping Competitor

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    Therefore he should not be an attacking 5/8 so my point was right

    Cool


    Now whose head should roll?
     
  12. Utility Player

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    Imo Lyon is a better 5/8 than Burns by a bigger margin than Lyon is a better centre than Matai.

    I would just like to give Lyon a bit more time at 5/8 when all players are back on deck.
     
  13. Dan

    Dan Administrator Staff Member Administrator 2016 Tipping Competitor

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    UP no way Burns can defend just as well and at least he gives out centres room to move.

    I also can not believe you would say that matai is anywhere near the centre that Lyon is, there is so much daylight between them, a week passes by
     
  14. Ryan

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    Therefore he should not be an attacking 5/8 so my point was right

    Cool


    Now whose head should roll?
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    Dan - it doesn't take rocket science to realise what Des is thinking:-

    One of games best centres to 5/8
    UP and coming SOO 5/8, to bench, and out of club all togther
    In form 1/2 back to Hooker, and out of the club all together
    Most prolific try scoring forward in game to centres
    Clubs best Hooker to Premier League
    Consistently injured and suspended player displacing other players in the off chance he plays.

    LoL 8| 8| 8|

    At least we could all see the idiocy of my call for Cuthbo on the wing for what it was !!! :blaugh:
    If this season were on PS2, and I managed Manly, I'd hit the reset button, and play all the players now in their preferred & specialist positions.

    MY team would be:-

    01. Brett Stewart
    02. Michael Robertson
    03. Jamie Lyon
    04. Steven Bell
    05. Chris Hicks
    06. Travis Burns
    07. Matt Orford
    08. Jason King
    09. Matt Ballin
    10. Brent Kite
    11. Anthony Watmough
    12. Steve Menzies
    13. Ben Kennedy

    14. Michael Monaghan
    15. Glenn Hall
    16. Mark Bryant
    17. Glenn Stewart

    Matai - you need to get some consistent matches under your belt before anyone is displaced in the 1st grade team to fit you in.
    Willow - I know you bust your gut week in / week out, and it is appreciated, but we have to choose from these players:- Choc / Beaver / Kennedy / Stewart and you. Who would YOU choose?

    As much as I try, I seriously doubt many clubs would be able to beat the side I have elected.
     
  15. Jatz Crackers

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    Lyon has not had enough uninteruppted time at 5/8 with all of our players on deck. So its premature to write him off in that position.
     
  16. Utility Player

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    I dont think Matai is as good as Lyon but just closer in ability than the gap between Lyon & Burns

    Burns at 5/8 has had Lyon & Bell to work with whilst Lyon at 5/8 has had Bell, Beaver & Neuman with a Bell & Matai pairing for only the Storm game, which we won.

    I would like him to have a couple more games with Bell & matai in the centres is all.
     
  17. Ryan

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    Jatz, I don't discount Jamie Lyon as a 5/8. Like you, I know he'll come good. What erks me though, is that regardless of the 5/8 spot, he is such a damned good centre. Knows what to do. Knows where to be.

    Don't know mate.

    I also think the jury is out on: Inglis (the best of the moved centres), and Gasnier. I just don't think these moves work, unless your someone like Darren Lickyher
     
  18. Dan

    Dan Administrator Staff Member Administrator 2016 Tipping Competitor

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    I dont think Matai is as good as Lyon but just closer in ability than the gap between Lyon & Burns

    Burns at 5/8 has had Lyon & Bell to work with whilst Lyon at 5/8 has had Bell, Beaver & Neuman with a Bell & Matai pairing for only the Storm game, which we won.

    I would like him to have a couple more games with Bell & matai in the centres is all.

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    Yeah but for that to happen we have to do the worst thing i can think of and that is allow matai into the team
     
  19. Ryan

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    I dont think Matai is as good as Lyon but just closer in ability than the gap between Lyon & Burns

    Burns at 5/8 has had Lyon & Bell to work with whilst Lyon at 5/8 has had Bell, Beaver & Neuman with a Bell & Matai pairing for only the Storm game, which we won.

    I would like him to have a couple more games with Bell & matai in the centres is all.

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    Yeah but for that to happen we have to do the worst thing i can think of and that is allow matai into the team

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    Don't fear Dan, he'll either be injured, suspended, or on the sideline for off field issues for the rest of this year at least. :roll:
     
  20. Dan

    Dan Administrator Staff Member Administrator 2016 Tipping Competitor

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    **** I know tell me about it.

    It's like the Jason King disease of being soft has spread through to other players
     

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