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Tony Williams Myths

Discussion in 'Rugby League Forum' started by codewana, May 16, 2011.

  1. codewana

    codewana Active Member

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    I know there'll be some here who say "he only lead to one try against us", but I'm sick of this guy taking up a spot on our team. Let's go through the T-Rex myths:

    Myth 1: "He scores so many tries"
    The argument that his selection on the wing was justified by the number of tries he scored doesn't hold anymore. I'll bet that Oldfield and Wolfman have scored just as many for the number of games playing outside of Lyon. I'd say that there weren't too many tries that T.Williams was wholeheartedly responsible for.

    Myth 2: "He's a work in progress..."
    How many seasons has he played now? 3? When is it an appropriate time for Crusher and Des, who usually find the right talent, to finally admit they got it wrong with this guy?

    I don't want to put a damper on the win, and I really thought he was improving and having a go, but watching the game tonight has made me realise that I shouldn't have second guessed myself. Getting caught with the ball when he should have spun it I can live with, but knocking on so close to their line and them scoring a try from the very next set is unacceptable. Can't wait til we offload this guy.
     
  2. Kiwi Eagle

    Kiwi Eagle Moderator Staff Member 2016 Tipping Competitor

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    Lmao, I knew there would be this sort of stuff after that error
     
  3. Dan

    Dan Administrator Staff Member Administrator 2016 Tipping Competitor

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    I thought he had a great game. Besides the one drop he played strongly
     
  4. Kiwi Eagle

    Kiwi Eagle Moderator Staff Member 2016 Tipping Competitor

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    The one drop is the only thing that matters Dan
     
  5. Garts

    Garts Well-Known Member

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    I do wish he would run harder though, especially close to the line. Like James does, he is a handfull.
     
  6. Masked Eagle

    Masked Eagle Well-Known Member

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    I thought he wasn't that bad tonight. Was a bit more aggressive in his running instead of just looking to bump, made a couple of good tackles as well. Could have buried Presto at one point but put him down reasonably easy.

    He played a lot better than Mauro did tonight.
     
  7. Sheikheagle

    Sheikheagle Well-Known Member

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    He was given more game time this week, however he offered very little yet again. I have defended him in the past but no more he is a bloody powder puff. Why didn't he or one of our forwards put some big hits on James and tagatessi?
     
  8. Utility Player

    Utility Player Well-Known Member

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    Not just that Kiwi, he went missing a few times tonight. It may have been the extra minutes and a lack of match fitness but the commentators remarked on his lack of oomph in attack. How great would it be to hava a Matai with a TRex phyisique.
     
  9. codewana

    codewana Active Member

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    It did lead to a try Kiwi Eagle.

    Interesting that you were expecting this sort of posts, eh?
     
  10. Jerry1

    Jerry1 Well-Known Member

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    Yawn, another I hate Tony Willis thread.
     
  11. Kiwi Eagle

    Kiwi Eagle Moderator Staff Member 2016 Tipping Competitor

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    Yeah, is very similar to a 4-5 seasons ago when matai was regarded as crap and even if he saved 3 tries with his defense, the 1 he would let in would be all over the forum

    Williams wasn't great tonight, but he wasnt crap either. He fitted in about the same category as about 8-10 of the side. There was also twice he made tackles that stopped a quick man from streaking away. It was also his ball that sent Robbo away down the sideline at 1 point as well

     
  12. anthonyb1965

    anthonyb1965 GO Manly Premium Member 2016 Tipping Competitor

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    I trust Des and I believe in T Williams, it's great we can all post our opinions but really.........myths??? I just watched our boys and guess what.............big T-Rex ran with some aggression..............things will only get better!!!
     
  13. COMMANDER

    COMMANDER IF YOU DO NOT TRY YOU CAN NOT FAIL 2016 Tipping Competitor

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    As always, he was GREAT.
     
  14. codewana

    codewana Active Member

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    He may not have been crap, but, and I'll say it yet again, for someone of his size and now that he has had a couple of years under his belt he really needs to be doing more. Someone said it in this thread, and its so true - imagine if he had Matai's will!

    He has been much, much better the last couple of weeks, but he has gone back to being disinterested and accident prone IMO.
     
  15. Ron E. Gibbs

    Ron E. Gibbs Well-Known Member

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    I still don't think he knows what's expected of him and it was always going take a while for him to make the transition from winger to impact forward, but I'd love him to show more ticker every now and then. He can run over the top of people when he wants to - he just doesn't seem to want to that often.
    The bit that bugged me most about his game tonight was on their last try, where he just stood around in defence and waited for something to happen. Sometimes he just looks lost out there - like he wandered onto the oval and found a footy game going on and it caught him by surprise.
     
  16. Captain of the Gate

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    In the first 15 minutes of the 2nd half his stats read 0 carries, 2 tackle assists, 1 missed tackle. How is that strong for a forward?
     
  17. stoodamire

    stoodamire Active Member

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    Tony Williams frustrates me so much, esp his mistake that led to Titans scoring...

    But for some bizarre reason i have time for this kid, so much potential....
     
  18. Rex

    Rex Well-Known Member

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    Is that why you religiously regurgitate seemingly the exact same post seemingly every week codewana?

    That T-Rex should be a star because he looks bigger and stronger?
     
  19. Phantar

    Phantar Well-Known Member

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    Maybe Brent Kite has taken him under his wing?
     
  20. jjai

    jjai Active Member

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    he would be more effective if he wasn`t so flat footed when he recieves the ball.. he doesnt make much effort to run into spaces or anyone in the opposition line who he could trample , he seems to just dordle around & sometimes even goes missing from the wing when he should be there to finish off a move..
    .. i wish he had solomon haumonos agility..:(
     

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