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The Good, the Bad, and the Ugly report - rd 10 2013

Discussion in 'Rugby League Forum' started by cf2 is back, May 21, 2013.

  1. cf2 is back

    cf2 is back Active Member

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    The toughest road trip of them all is not a great prospect on any given week, but none more so than being down three props and your superstar fullback.


    Read the full article
     
  2. rmd

    rmd Active Member

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    Thanks Cf2, just off the plane in HK and after reading your report I felt like I was at the game.

    Still very positive despite the draw to the scum and only just going down to Souths and Roosters, we'll be there at the end of the season. I'm sure the guys will be disappointed with just a draw but equally they'll be so much more confident in each other after that defensive performance.
     
  3. dowdz

    dowdz Well-Known Member Premium Member 2016 Tipping Competitor

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    Agreed about Symonds and the bench CF2. Not sure whats going on there or his role is now. Who knows what the hell is happening with the bench.

    Thanks again for the write up.
     
  4. HappilyManly

    HappilyManly MWTS Premium Member 2016 Tipping Competitor

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    Great review , Tommy was a little tentative and it may still be his quads :angel:

    I believe that it is these up coming 'easy' games that are the true test of our Team's maturity.


    It will be tempting to 'expect' the wins. Last year's dust up by the Raiders at Brookie was our worst :(

    We need to respect the 2 points on offer and realy push our points differential.:idea:

    2V's bench utilisation seems to be a continuation of the pre season bootcamp.
    Last year's Semi had us down on the Bench and the Boys ran out of puff quickly :(
     
  5. DSM5

    DSM5 Well-Known Member 2016 Tipping Competitor

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    I thought that a field goal when we were down their end (a rare treat)might have been the go, which would have had us three up. Not to be. Given we had The Chech, Kite should have been more awake to his off-side play at the end. Stupid penalty really. A missed opportunity.
     
  6. SeaEagleRock8

    SeaEagleRock8 Sea Eagle Lach Staff Member Premium Member 2016 Tipping Competitor

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    Excellent report again. I too am unsure what the bench strategy is, but I'm confident there is a strategy there, I don't think Toovey just forgets to use the bench.
     
  7. bones

    bones Bones Knows Premium Member 2016 Tipping Competitor

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    Manly beat the Raiders at Brookie last year. (18-12)
     
  8. HappilyManly

    HappilyManly MWTS Premium Member 2016 Tipping Competitor

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    Probably it was the Titans, but the point remains, Manly lost to much lower placed Teams and lifted for higher placed ones :(

    Sharks and Panthers were also points that were wasted in 2012
     
  9. The Who

    The Who Well-Known Member

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    Yes. I agreed. I'm a big fan of Symonds and would actually like to see him start instead of Gift, just to see how that works. Bring Gift on when the game opens up. Give Hora, Choc and Ballin a rest and get more from Buhrer and the 17th player ('player' being a misnomer because they never seem to play).
    I feel strangely elated about gaining the one point. To me it feels like a win. This match feels like the loss we had to the Storm at Brookie in 2008 when it proved that, despite the scoreboard, we had their measure, and would beat them next time.
     
  10. Big Bird

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    What happened to Matai, anyone?? I saw him take a dart to the neck from an invisible inter-dimensional ninja (again). That was in the first half though. He came out for the second half but at some point in space and time he simply vanished without a trace. Should we be worried? Should I alert the authorities?
     
  11. bazeagle

    bazeagle Well-Known Member

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    Awesome read. Agree re the bench. Weird.
     
  12. WAMF

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    Another top report.
    The only winners from last night were the bookies and pie sellers.
    Such a shame the ref played the Storm back into the game.
    Tremendous effort from the 16 that played.
     
  13. Clint

    Clint . Premium Member 2016 Tipping Competitor

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    Great stuff cf2. Love your reports.
     
  14. Manly To Win!

    Manly To Win! Well-Known Member 2016 Tipping Competitor

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