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Discussion in 'Rugby League Forum' started by jbb/james, Mar 19, 2013.

  1. jbb/james

    jbb/james Well-Known Member

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    Gower played better week 2, but as others stated his hands are a worry.2 games, approx 15 minutes game time in each and two dropped balls in each. He was a bit unlucky with 1 in each game being knocked out, but you have to expect that

    Its still hard to conceive that georgie wouldnt have more impact and offer more. Tooves is obviously giving him a go but his lack of minutes doesnt support that. Especially as the opportunity was there to give him more minutes last week. Or even a utility

    Is it tooves desire to have a front rower on the bench that only has one stint at the back end of games or has it been outcome related

    In reality, Im confused with it all. But its working
     
  2. MWSE

    MWSE Well-Known Member

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    I can see the bench being as follows:

    Full strength- Gulavao, Lawrence, Fa'aoso, Symonds

    No room for old Georgie boy in the high tempo, in your face style of game we are playing right now.
     
  3. Darren

    Darren Well-Known Member

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    that is a damn fine bench but who is the back row? glenn, horo and choc or buhrer, glenn and choc. Surely Buhrer can't play 2nd row??Buhrer may struggle here!!
     
  4. c eagle

    c eagle Well-Known Member

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    At full strengh Jamie's gone , he has offered nothing .... gets dominated on the ground... just look what the knights forwards were doing to him last week, maybe needs more time to fill out...MM not sure, great kid I'm sure but unless injury strikes or if tooves wants a utility player , he will struggle to make the top 17. And this is only my opinion, dont want to offend anyone.
     
  5. Pride

    Pride Active Member

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    I heard a rumour Georgie will be off to the dragons in next few weeks?
     
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  6. StuBoot

    StuBoot Well-Known Member Premium Member 2016 Tipping Competitor

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    Depends on how the team is travelling, I'd say Buhrer's utility value - anywhere bar fullback, wing, prop is a plus but saying that Symonds is also value but too big for hooker - I bet we never thought he'd play left centre and he's playing for his future with a 1 year deal on probably half the dosh.
    Jamie's got the runs on the board atm, though.
    The way we've started injuries and rep footy will determine who plays where but that's a positive.
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    Yeah, he'd be better than their current playmakers!
     
  7. IQofalimabean

    IQofalimabean Well-Known Member

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    Buhrer, Gulavao, Lawrence, Fa'aoso. Seems like a good bench to me. Buhrer has plenty of game/finals experience. And i thought he added a lot out of dummy half last year and was good back up for Ballin.
     
  8. dowdz

    dowdz Well-Known Member Premium Member 2016 Tipping Competitor

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    Hard call to make with our bench. For me with the team playing the way it is Buhrer misses out. Gift back to starting side with Gulavao, Fa'aso, Lawrence and Horo.
     
  9. The Who

    The Who Well-Known Member

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    He'd be more use at the Tipgies. They just lost Big Red, and are down on props.
     
  10. SeaEagleRock8

    SeaEagleRock8 Sea Eagle Lach Staff Member Premium Member 2016 Tipping Competitor

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    Buhrer won't be taking a day off any time soon. The only reason he won't get picked on the bench is when he is in the run-on side.

    I think he has been doing the job in the matches so far. No massive breaks or play-making extravaganzas but he makes his hit-ups and makes his tackles. For 80 minutes. He gets an A from me.
     
  11. Mark from Brisbane

    Mark from Brisbane Living the dream Premium Member

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    I just can't see a place for George with who we have at present, personally love his personality and what he's brought to us fans in enjoyment BUT where do you fit him in ??
     
  12. MWSE

    MWSE Well-Known Member

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    I have been impressed with Buhrer so far. Workman like efforts. Nothing flash, but I think as he gets more comfortable we will start to see his ball playing increase.
     
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  13. Jethro

    Jethro This space is for rent Staff Member Premium Member 2016 Tipping Competitor

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    He's a quiet achiever in my opinion.
     
  14. Brookie

    Brookie Well-Known Member

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    did george rose eat tooves' cat or something?
    he played well in the allstars match and surely if king isn't fit yet he's a better option than gower?
    he would suit the way we're playing at the moment better than gower too!
    HE CAN CATCH!
     
  15. BOZO

    BOZO Well-Known Member 2016 Tipping Competitor

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    I dont think Toovey has a cat but i think that Toovey likes players that are very fit and have a high work rate .
     
  16. MadMarcus

    MadMarcus Local Lunatic 2016 Tipping Competitor

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    A like for you for the Ferris reference.
     
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  17. Supernintendo Chalmers

    Supernintendo Chalmers Well-Known Member

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    i dunno about that... white isn't the most flattering colour on ol georgie.

    love the guy, but going off people's reports of NSW cup, he isn't producing up to scratch form wise. Will watch with interest the tv game this week and see if he has impact. If he sticks around, i'm sure he will get a run this year, but until then, only he can be the one to prove toovey wrong really. With the stocks the club purchased it should be no sudden surprise to him that he has some eager competition. He's a good bloke and loves the club, I don't think (unless pushed) he'd bugger off to another club, but i guess if a good opportunity arose, wouldn't have a problem if he chose to take it. If he really is NRL prop standard, then he should be barging over other nsw cup players and getting 100+ metres each game.
     
  18. BOZO

    BOZO Well-Known Member 2016 Tipping Competitor

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    On his day George is capable of anything , he can even side step like a Jamie Lyon
     
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  19. Townsville Eagle

    Townsville Eagle Active Member

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    George Rose is a re-incarnation of Authur Beetson but in todays fast pace of league seems fitness and work rate is thought of more than skill.
     
  20. Brookie

    Brookie Well-Known Member

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    all i know is georgey boy is of NRL standard, gower is not from what i've seen so far

    i love the fact george is a big unit, and he is a footballer, not just a big fit guy. they don't make 'em like george anymore:(

    sick of seeing athletes instead of FOOTBALLERS! the little man has been played out of the game now too :(
     

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