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Talking up the opposition

Discussion in 'Rugby League Forum' started by The Who, Aug 9, 2012.

  1. The Who

    The Who Well-Known Member

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    I see that we are now doing it, praising Adam Reynolds as if he'll be the next Immortal.
    Does this psycho-babble really work?
     
  2. The Who

    The Who Well-Known Member

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    I see that we are now doing it, praising Adam Reynolds as if he'll be the next Immortal.
    Does this psycho-babble really work?
     
  3. Dan

    Dan Administrator Staff Member Administrator 2016 Tipping Competitor

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    I think it does.

    It's the same as yelling "He wont pass" or calling out their normal plays at them on the field. It gets in their head and makes them second guess what they are doing.

    Des was a master at it. He may have been eccentric, but he wasn't foolish
     
  4. Dan

    Dan Administrator Staff Member Administrator 2016 Tipping Competitor

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    I think it does.

    It's the same as yelling "He wont pass" or calling out their normal plays at them on the field. It gets in their head and makes them second guess what they are doing.

    Des was a master at it. He may have been eccentric, but he wasn't foolish
     
  5. bones

    bones Bones Knows Premium Member 2016 Tipping Competitor

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    Yes. Look how Daniel Mortimer's and Trent Dogkinsons's careers have kicked on since they were touted as the next big things.
     
  6. bones

    bones Bones Knows Premium Member 2016 Tipping Competitor

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    Yes. Look how Daniel Mortimer's and Trent Dogkinsons's careers have kicked on since they were touted as the next big things.
     
  7. Mals

    Mals Well-Known Member Premium Member 2016 Tipping Competitor

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    Reynolds is a rookie so at least it may make him a touch complacent reading these wraps. Worth a try.
     
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    Mals Well-Known Member Premium Member 2016 Tipping Competitor

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    Reynolds is a rookie so at least it may make him a touch complacent reading these wraps. Worth a try.
     
  9. Peter C

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    Not to mention Tim Smith, who found it easier to kick to his outside players rather than pass.
     
  10. Peter C

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    Not to mention Tim Smith, who found it easier to kick to his outside players rather than pass.
     
  11. Napper

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    Cliffy was a master at it too.
     
  12. Napper

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    Cliffy was a master at it too.
     
  13. SeaEagleRock8

    SeaEagleRock8 Sea Eagle Lach Staff Member Premium Member 2016 Tipping Competitor

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    Credit where it's due, that Reynolds has been tremendous the times I've seen him on tv.He is also an exceptional goalkicker.
     
  14. SeaEagleRock8

    SeaEagleRock8 Sea Eagle Lach Staff Member Premium Member 2016 Tipping Competitor

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    Credit where it's due, that Reynolds has been tremendous the times I've seen him on tv.He is also an exceptional goalkicker.
     
  15. Phantar

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    Syd Southney are returning serve. Saying they want to emulate our success. Funny, they spent all those years bagging Manly as big spenders for tearing clubs like their's apart back in the 70s. Russell's 'Book of Feuds' etc. They've well and truly joined the club. Hasn't earned them much opprobrium from the media though.

    Funny that.

    Wonder why?
     
  16. Phantar

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    Syd Southney are returning serve. Saying they want to emulate our success. Funny, they spent all those years bagging Manly as big spenders for tearing clubs like their's apart back in the 70s. Russell's 'Book of Feuds' etc. They've well and truly joined the club. Hasn't earned them much opprobrium from the media though.

    Funny that.

    Wonder why?
     
  17. SeaEagleRock8

    SeaEagleRock8 Sea Eagle Lach Staff Member Premium Member 2016 Tipping Competitor

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    'opprobrium' - congratulations, you are nominated for best word used in a post, Round 23.
    BraVO :)
     
  18. SeaEagleRock8

    SeaEagleRock8 Sea Eagle Lach Staff Member Premium Member 2016 Tipping Competitor

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    'opprobrium' - congratulations, you are nominated for best word used in a post, Round 23.
    BraVO :)
     
  19. mickqld

    mickqld Sack Greenslime 2016 Tipping Competitor

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    Media isn't interested in everyone being friendly neighbours. That wont sell. Where is the feuds and hatred for raiding the rabbits 40 something years ago. Surely the bottom feeders in the media could dredge something up.
     
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    mickqld Sack Greenslime 2016 Tipping Competitor

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    Media isn't interested in everyone being friendly neighbours. That wont sell. Where is the feuds and hatred for raiding the rabbits 40 something years ago. Surely the bottom feeders in the media could dredge something up.
     

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