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The ones worth feeding

Discussion in 'Rugby League Forum' started by Kiwi Eagle, Mar 30, 2009.

  1. Kiwi Eagle

    Kiwi Eagle Moderator Staff Member 2016 Tipping Competitor

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    Have to try and extract a positive from somewhere

    When we were in the deep hole tonight, who were the blokes who were visibly trying to get us out of it ?

    Imo the only blokes I saw really trying to fire the side up were Cuthbertson, King and Matai in defence, but nobody followed them, and with the ball Bailey and Rose were having a go but outside of that bunch, there was bugger all there tonight

    Perry was great for 20mins then hardly sighted him again after that
     
  2. missing_something

    missing_something Active Member

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    I thought the Mascot tripping and falling over at start of the second half was the highlight of the half for Manly.
     
  3. Chip and Chase

    Chip and Chase True Supporter Staff Member Administrator Premium Member 2016 Tipping Competitor

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    We carved them up in the first 15 minutes but didn't come away with anything. Once it became an arm wrestle in the second half we didn't have the game plan to compete. Stupid mistakes, dropped balls, stupid passes, poor kicks. Bani went within an inch of clinching it for us. Disappointing effort but there is always next week.

    Lyon was good, as was Glen Stewart I thought. Bailey probably had his best game out of 3 so far. We just lacked direction and didn't play smart football. You need to do the basics before you go for the fancy stuff. We didn't do the basics well tonight, and Orford needs to put his hand up and cop the criticism for the lack of composure and direction. One thing is for sure, it goes to show how important Brett Stewart is to this side.
     
  4. byso

    byso Well-Known Member

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    Good to see Bailey finally show us something.
     
  5. The Wheel

    The Wheel Well-Known Member

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    Listening to Triple M onj the way home, last year Bailey's record at 5/8 for Newcastle was 3 wins 10 losses - go figure...
     
  6. Dan

    Dan Administrator Staff Member Administrator 2016 Tipping Competitor

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    Bailey didnt show me much, He showed me he can play centre and lock though.

    Cuthbo had my man of the match for Manly he was huge in so many areas, Ox and Stewart shared points for mine
     
  7. missing_something

    missing_something Active Member

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    I'd love to see orford at 6 while lyon is gone, and us blood a new half or at least try one for next year.
     
  8. Matabele

    Matabele Well-Known Member

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    Too many dumb penalties, lack of respect for possession.

    Simple
     
  9. Fluffy

    Fluffy Well-Known Member

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    Dry weather catch up footy at 6 - all.

    What were they thinking. Dumbest half of football ever.
     
  10. DSM5

    DSM5 Well-Known Member 2016 Tipping Competitor

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    I saw Matai fling out an arm and get brushed, pathetic.  He only steps up after he's ****ed up.  Not good enough.  Who would I feed?  Lyon, Stewart, Choc (maybe) and Bailey.  Our front row needs to go back to frontrowkindergarten.  Forwards go forward, don't they?  Robbo needs to remember he's fullback and stop throwing the ball to himself.  Bani has no anticipation of when the attacking raid is needing him to be where the ball is going.  And he runs to slow.  Our hookers need to get over themselves and play to runners.  And Kite and Mr Ted need to run straight.  Neumann has played his first game in the big league and needs more time.  he didn't lose tonight for us, the whole team did.  And then Hasler.  Why pick players out of position?  Why give Orford kicking duties?  
     
  11. Matabele

    Matabele Well-Known Member

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      I would suggest he's played closer to ten.
     
  12. DSM5

    DSM5 Well-Known Member 2016 Tipping Competitor

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    And Dan, I just can't agree with you assessment of Orford.  he was woeful.  He has this ability to fold when he needs to play a strong hand.  OK Matas, Neumann has played ten.  All those other layabouts have played plenty more and they played no better.  The only bright light tonight was the U20s. 
     
  13. Dan

    Dan Administrator Staff Member Administrator 2016 Tipping Competitor

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    He has now played 5

    he lost us the game from dropping balls that an armless woman would have caught. That led to repeat sets on our line, and  tries.

    He put us in the position that lost us the game and almost did a few times more, he redeemed himself once by cleaning up a mistake by bundling the Panther over the line and the second by making a good run, but it didnt make up or his massive amount of mistakes.

    Sorry Neuman may not have directly let in the tries but he sure caused them inderectly
     
  14. DSM5

    DSM5 Well-Known Member 2016 Tipping Competitor

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    OK he was crap.  All the team was.  Where has last year gone?  As Mark from Brisbane suggested we should give some of the u20s a go.  It can't be any worse.  Unfortunately Des will dish up the same deadheads for next week..  Maybe that's why some are baulking at annointing him for life.
     
  15. Dan

    Dan Administrator Staff Member Administrator 2016 Tipping Competitor

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    We need a leader and if one doesnt show up within the next few weeks i say we put one high on our wishlist
     

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