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Tonights Thoughts

Discussion in 'Rugby League Forum' started by Berkeley_Eagle, Jul 12, 2008.

  1. Berkeley_Eagle

    Berkeley_Eagle Current Status: 24/7 Manly Fan 2016 Tipping Competitor

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    WOW !!!
    Manly came to play
    the Defence was outstanding and is really getting to the brick wall standard that Bozo was noted for in his time as coach
    every single player had a real go with Glenn Stewart as my vote as the best out there Followed closely by Lyon and Kite
    Loved the early big shots on Kearney not once but 4 times
    another player that has made such a difference is Matai, the kid is really improving every week

    Stats
    Cronulla in Brackets
    Errors: 8 (14)
    Completions: 34/40 (26/38)
    Penalties: 6 (11)
    Scrums: 7 (6)
    Tackles: 254 (336)
    1 on 1 Tackles: 18 (35)
    Missed Tackles: 29 (45)
    Line Breaks: 5 (0)
    Offloads: 4 (16)
    Runs: 168 (153)
    Runs Metres: 1262m (1041m)
    Try Assists: 2 (1)
    40/20s: 0 (0)
    Line Dropouts: 0 (3)

    Completion rate is what is making Manly such a force this season
     
  2. Chip and Chase

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

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    Pretty comprehensive performance, not a bad player out there. Got a little sloppy late in second half but it was all over by then. The first 20 minutes won it for us, they just took it to the Flakes and showed them we mean business, they wilted under the pressure and then gave up.

    I thought that was our best, most controlled performance all year. Plenty of intensity and everyone really put in. If we play like that every week we'll be hard to stop this year.
     
  3. Fluffy

    Fluffy Well-Known Member

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    The best moment for me was up 34-6 with about 6 minutes to go and King desperatly dives on the loose ball first game back.

    Its all in the attitude and that said plenty to me
     
  4. Jethro

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

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    Hats off to the Manly crowd who attended. Heard the "Manly" chant throughout the game & even heard them singing "Eagle Rock" at one stage.
     
  5. eagle_predator

    eagle_predator Active Member

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    Yeah it was a great win all round our hard hitting defence was awesome the fish fingers had no answer for it.


    Well done Manly what do we have to do before people see us as the real deal ??
     
  6. Jethro

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    Probably take down Melbourne in the game at Brookie in round 22 & then again in the GF Replay.
     
  7. Zep

    Zep Active Member

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    i wouldn't doubt that Melbourne get beaten in the Semis by Brisbane....
     
  8. Fluffy

    Fluffy Well-Known Member

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    yeah we got a good size group together and the chants barely stopped. Vidmar lead off the eagle rock a couple of times, everyone got into it.
     
  9. Jethro

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    yeah we got a good size group together and the chants barely stopped. Vidmar lead off the eagle rock a couple of times, everyone got into it.
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    I tips me hat to you all! Well done.
     
  10. DSM5

    DSM5 Well-Known Member 2016 Tipping Competitor

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    It was magic to be there.  No blinding rain or freezing wind.  The boys were up for this and the die-hards were in full throat. 
     
  11. Fluffy

    Fluffy Well-Known Member

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    and now have a sore throat a brewing
     
  12. Jethro

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

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    and now you'll have to have a brew or two or more to numb it down.
     
  13. Berkeley_Eagle

    Berkeley_Eagle Current Status: 24/7 Manly Fan 2016 Tipping Competitor

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  14. The Wheel

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    LOL BE - well done to all that made the trip down - it looked good on TV.

    For me I watched it in the safety of the Leagues Club.

    My thoughts on the game are simple;

    1.  Proven now that Willo beyond a shadow of doubt is a waste (just hope des sees that as well), Cuthbo had a great game starting
    2. Ballin is starting show how good he is - Monas who I hear people saying
    3.  Perry & Kite best props in NRL
    4. Glen Stewart a blinder
    5. Lyon is twice the player he was last year
    6. Matai is invaluable to us

    Looking forward to Friday night, should be a big crowd weather permitting - no game at brookie for a while and a towelling of the EELs should bring everyone out from the closet
     
  15. Jethro

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    LOL BE! Classic!
     
  16. Kiwi Eagle

    Kiwi Eagle Moderator Staff Member 2016 Tipping Competitor

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    Great performance

    He will never get the credit he deserves for it, but ****, Lyon has come on massively this season at 5/8. He seems to have really found the role the past couple of months, and i especially love some of the subtlety he has in his game, summed up best by the ball he put on for Stewart's 2nd try.

    Loved how early on we smashed Kearney every time he brought it back, Matai started it, then Ox and Glenn followed it up and really sent a message out.

    Was hoping we would really go on with the match, but the ref made sure that didn't happen, absolutely rode them for the last hour of the match

    Another guy that doesn't get the massive credit in the media, but is playing brilliantly, is Glenn Stewart. I think a very strong case could be put forward that over the past month he is the form player of the comp
     
  17. The Wheel

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    Agree about ref - as soon as it got to 22 to 0 it looked as though he wanted to even it up a bit
     
  18. Jethro

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

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    Exactly & it happens far too many times to us.
     
  19. Dan

    Dan Administrator Staff Member Administrator 2016 Tipping Competitor

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    Seeing Ox put a hit on a player a foot taller than him that clearly rattled Kearney was awesome, a huge hit.

    That dominance int he first half was incredible, the only try sharks got was on the back of one of the most dubious penalties I have seen even with some of our recent bad calls.!
     
  20. Berkeley_Eagle

    Berkeley_Eagle Current Status: 24/7 Manly Fan 2016 Tipping Competitor

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    http://www.abc.net.au/news/audio/2008/07/12/2302109.htm

    Watmough interview
     

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