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The turnaround

Discussion in 'Rugby League Forum' started by Nice Beaver, Aug 7, 2015.

  1. Nice Beaver

    Nice Beaver Active Member

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    What a great run from the tesm!

    What does everyone else put it down to?

    Obviously confidence is a wonderful thing, but what has created the momentum?

    1. Jorge Tafua - gone are the drops from the kicks. He's taking everything and running like a lion.

    2. Josh Starling - give this bloke another contract! He's 24/5 is he not? Playing great footy, plenty of grunt.

    3. Killer - the great man turns it on and things click.

    4. Foran the Cat - has decided to turn up for his own ressons.

    Of coutse Jake T, Snake etc are doing their thing, but the above have really added impetus to this run.

    Loving it!!!
     
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  2. sheridanstand78

    sheridanstand78 Well-Known Member

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    I put it down to a few things.
    The playing group are so pissed off with what Toovey has been put through is the main thing.
    A chance to send Toovey out and redeem themselves after a dreadful first 15 rounds of the competition, I think as well the fact that so many of them have had long term injuries and are finally match fit. We look so energetic right now and that is we have finally got some consistency in the team and the big thing is belief is starting to really soar. It is a one week at a time scenario but if we make it we can rattle some cages come September!
     
  3. Fluffy

    Fluffy Well-Known Member

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    Simple our injuries are no longer in double figures
     
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  4. Pittwater Legend

    Pittwater Legend Well-Known Member

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    Simply put, if we didn't have the massive injury toll like we did earlier and DCE's contract was wrapped up last year like it was supposed to be then we'd probably be pushing for a 4th consecutive top 4 finish for the 1st time since the mid 90's.

    But Taufua's return and the fact that the forwards now revolve around Jake and Willie are huge factors.
     
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  5. danny-boy

    danny-boy Active Member

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    The return of Tafua and the rise of the Turbo's.
     
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  6. Lord Eagleton

    Lord Eagleton Well-Known Member

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    Various reasons, but the 3 main ones are:

    *Our team is no longer distracted by the contract situations of their 2 key halves
    *A lack of injuries
    *A few certain players are putting in serious effort now (may or may not have some thing to do with Tooves being unfairly sacked - guilt)
     
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  7. Lord Eagleton

    Lord Eagleton Well-Known Member

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    Just quietly, Willie Mason has been playing great the last few weeks too. He has lifted the tempo. You can tell he's playing for a contract at Manly or elsewhere next year
     
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  8. robbiea

    robbiea Well-Known Member 2016 Tipping Competitor

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    No injuries ,our slump was all injuries.Only if mgt could've seen this and put aside their petty amateurish behaviour.
     
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  9. master blaster

    master blaster Well-Known Member

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    To me it reminds me of how sloppy souths were around this time last year,and then they clicked, and they were unstoppable after that
     
  10. manlyfan76

    manlyfan76 Parra Trolls are the best. Premium Member 2016 Tipping Competitor

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    Every forward has really stood up of late.
    Last year souffs really got up and in on Lyon fast and in numbers, they won that battle. This game they did the same and Lyon turned provider and decoy to open up the wing and Hiku scored three and could have had five. Lyon is winning the war.
     
  11. Budgewoi Eagle

    Budgewoi Eagle In for the long haul. Premium Member 2016 Tipping Competitor

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    Jamie Lyon has had enough.
     
  12. HappilyManly

    HappilyManly MWTS Premium Member 2016 Tipping Competitor

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    After the Loko incident, Jorge was put on notice and a drinks ban

    Foran's retention at all costs by Manly, the injury list and the rumours of 2v's ultimate demise, gave us the 'Most likely to win the Wooden Spoon' tag for 18 rounds :mad:
     
  13. Kiwi Eagle

    Kiwi Eagle Moderator Staff Member 2016 Tipping Competitor

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    It's quite simple for me

    We now have Stewart, Taufua, Lyon, Matai, Foran, DCE, Mateo and Starling close to fully for and stringing some games together and the side is getting better week to week
     
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  14. torana355

    torana355 Well-Known Member Premium Member

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    I think it much more then that, we are playing well even when we lose a player like Snake or Matai during a match. I think Bozo's tap on the shoulder has lit a fire under some players aswell as Toovey being sacked making some of the old crew really lift to another level.
     
  15. maxta

    maxta Well-Known Member 2016 Tipping Competitor

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    1 - Attitude & Belief
    2 - Defence & more early shifts of the footy rather than that 1 out dribble
     
  16. Loobs

    Loobs I am not really Scott Penn Premium Member

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    Jorge being healthy and off the piss has solidified that side. Tom Turbo being up to it has probably sparked the other side by putting Pud on notice.

    Foz is finally happy that he can leave knowing he got Tooves sacked.

    Most of the pack is playing for jobs because they pretty much all got the tap.

    What ****s me is that we wasted two thirds of a season playing utterly ****. I still remember that Dragons game early on when we couldn't score a point. Probably the worst I'd seen them play in a decade.
     
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  17. Killer03

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    I think also when a coach gets the sack there are no longer any excuses.

    I do think that the turnaround has been hugely due to Foran suddenly pulling his finger out. This has just meant we have that 5/8 who plays like a lock, running hard and fast and creating energy all around the field. The forwards feed off this, and DCE is then suddenly freed up. Which creates opportunities everywhere...Killer etc.

    I also feel there is nothing to lose now too. So the players are just getting out their and going at teams. Sometimes that's what you need, the situation seemed impossible a few weeks back. And I'm really getting shades of the Eels run in 2009 when Hindmarsh famously said ' we need to win 9 of our remaining 8 games to make the semis'.
     
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