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Team needs changes for future Pt1

Discussion in 'Rugby League Forum' started by Technical Coach, Jul 25, 2010.

  1. Technical Coach

    Technical Coach Well-Known Member

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    Ok my views on todays game and the squad in general.

    Our forward pack carries too much weight and uses its weight to slow the play the ball down too much---the reason for our lack of recent success is the modern interpretation of acceptable play the ball speeds.(artificially speeding it up--i personally dont mind the wrestle in the ruck as i hate too much dummy half running its boring to watch)

    The two best teams at slowing the play the ball were Melbourne and Manly both teams wrestled well and Manly have several players still stuck in this mode---Biggest offenders Stewart and Perry and as long as we continue down this path we will be hit with penalty after penalty---refs are pin pointing those players and calling them out each tackle and to be honest its justified.

    Almost our entire pack is carrying weight Rose,Perry,Guluvao,Stewart and its pretty obvious why we struggle with second halves---Rose Perry and Guluvao have passed their use by date in the modern game and only offer impact off the bench for short periods. Stewart needs to slim down a little and seems to be always carrying his right shoulder.

    Attack is slow and only looks comfortable when deep inside the quarter with Ballin drifting across with Foran hitting the second man or passing early to the centres. Hodkinson does not offer much other than inside balls or a link to Foran and lacks any speed to note. It obvious we need more speed around the park but too late for this year.



         
     
  2. MPC75

    MPC75 Well-Known Member

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    Our attack is slow? Um we scored like 80 points in the last 2 games. There
    s nothing wrong with our attack.
     
  3. torana355

    torana355 Well-Known Member Premium Member

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    I still think we lack a bit of speed but we will get that back next year with Snake and Wolfman back in the team.
     
  4. Technical Coach

    Technical Coach Well-Known Member

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    Points scored is not the only indicator - - we worked overly hard to get that win i'm not convinced
     
  5. Kiwi Eagle

    Kiwi Eagle Moderator Staff Member 2016 Tipping Competitor

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    Our attack is 3rd in the comp, I will take that personally

    I tire as well of reading how Rose is too big to play NRL, is a load of rubbish imo. He was great off the bench again today, as he has been for the majority of the past season and a half

    Not a bad writeup overall though
     
  6. Guest

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    We were always going to get belted in the penalties by Shayne Hayne. I don't think we have ever won a penalty count with Hayne as the referee.
     
  7. Technical Coach

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    Glenn Stewart is improving but still guilty of not getting the balance right too often looking to ball play and crab sideways when he should be attacking straight at the outside backs and using ball play as a second option.

    We rely too much on second man plays with a few slight variations what i would like to see is more smarts behind the attack - - -Grand Final 08 was a smart way of attacking with forwards changing angles around the ruck or spreading the ball then shifting it back inwards to tire the oppositions forwards then short pass interplay into holes through the middle.

    Des needs to stop locking Watmough into left hand short side runs and allow him to drift into the middle hitting holes behind the ruck - - -Bellamy allowed this freedom more.
     
  8. Technical Coach

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    I like Rose's impact dont get me wrong but if your going to have that sort of player you have to rotate the bench more which we all know Des does not like to do---yes other teams do this also but have slimmer rosters.
     
  9. MPC75

    MPC75 Well-Known Member

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    Ben Farah's try today was a good example of what you would like to see. We had some great lead up work from the forwards and then Kite delivered a great ball to Farah up the middle.
     
  10. Cameron

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    please post more
    your posts are a really good read
     

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