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Tony Williams

Discussion in 'Rugby League Forum' started by susan, May 9, 2011.

  1. susan

    susan Well-Known Member

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    It is common knowledge I dont have a huge wrap on this bloke as yet(which means he will be another Foran) but looking at our side tonight I think he definitely needs to be in our best side on the bench(not 3/4 line).Robinson and Mauro get the job done but don't have any real X Factor that a good bench needs.Wolf is going to have to play reserves for a while and doesnt provide the variety needed to be a utility so big Tony should hold down his spot at this stage.Nice pass tonight for a try and one bad one over the touchline but he did provide the raiders with something to think about 2 off the ruck.

    Bench should be Rose,Williams,Gnuluvua and Seu Seu with Buehrer in run on side.
     
  2. ManlyBacker

    ManlyBacker Winging it Staff Member

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    Agree. He still doesn't seem to realise his strength and should run hard and straight more often imo.
     
  3. Chip and Chase

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

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    I don't want Terry Terry anywhere near our top 17, waste of a bench spot IMO. T-Rex is definitely another Iro, if only Des could work out how to flick his switch he'd be a massive asset. I see him as a Frank Pritchard type, but unfortunately he is equally as mercurial at the moment.
     
  4. Matabele

    Matabele Well-Known Member

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    My problem with Williams is he does the very occasional good thing but intersperses it with a lot of rubbish. Late in the Cowboys game he made a great break and ran hard. When he came on tonight in very slippery conditions against a fatigued side, I thought he was going to monster them. But he was very meek and made some ordinary errors.

    I agree about him having an X factor, but hopefully he can get some of the Z stuff out of his game.
     
  5. susan

    susan Well-Known Member

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    yep.the offload to choc to do the hard run tonight reeks of a bloke who lacks confidence in himself.find the key and he will be a useful proposition in the utility role.beyond me why he lacks confidence,maybe just that is his personality.
     
  6. Masked Eagle

    Masked Eagle Well-Known Member

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    His running isn't his great x factor he could provide. Its his offloads. I think we look dynamic against a retreating defensive line and a good T-Rex offload is potentially a big weapon for us. Lets just hope he finds that consistency because he's playing for his future at our club.
     
  7. TokyoEagle

    TokyoEagle Well-Known Member

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    There were some positive signs there tonight, nice offload and a great fast play the ball. Would like to see him keep it tucked under the wing at times instead of always looking for the offload.
     
  8. Rusty

    Rusty Well-Known Member

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    People are very hard on the guy, he has improved out of sight from his first season with us, and while he is not always 'on song' he seems to be less lost, and more engaged in the game now. When he is on I wait for the big hit, the big run or the moment of brilliance, once I waited for the big mistake, the slow defense and the inevitable dropped ball.
     
  9. ALinda

    ALinda Well-Known Member 2016 Tipping Competitor

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    I too was expecting him to monster them but was disappointing, as usual. I wish he'd play to his full potential.
     
  10. The Eagle

    The Eagle Well-Known Member

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    With due respect because you seem like one of the enlightened ones here

    Vic Mauro wastes a spot on the bench with VERY limited minutes,Seu Seu adds another level of "Oh ****" to the opposition teams at the 60 minute mark,Vic comes on at the 75minute mark and the opposition go "Who the **** is this bloke and why is he so damned clean?",He makes a few tackles and does a few hitups,Seu Seu bursts from dummy half and makes metres with the ability to offload and pass at the line to a quicker bloke setting up more points on the board if executed to perfection
     
  11. Chip and Chase

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

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    When did this ever happen ?

    There goes the last shreds of my credibility... a Shane endorsement
     
  12. The Eagle

    The Eagle Well-Known Member

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    Your as smart as mightysmell i assume,your obsession with the past makes me think that you could be him
     
  13. Chip and Chase

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

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  14. Masked Eagle

    Masked Eagle Well-Known Member

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    Seu Seu has really only had one really good game for us and that was the final against the Dragons last year. I was previously concerned about Ballin in that he was struggling towards the backend of last year after playing 80 minutes every game after a tough season and I thought he needed the help to get through the year but a few things have changed. The change in the ruck rule means dummy half running isn't anywhere near as prevelant and our style of attack is such that it really isn't that important for us. I'm pretty confident baring injury that Ballin can now run out the 80 minutes each week fairly effectively with his sole role being to distribute and tackle which makes Seu Seu a bit of a waste on the bench, especially since he can't really offer that much with the new ruck rules.
     
  15. The Eagle

    The Eagle Well-Known Member

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    Well you both seem to be obsessed with a former poster
    Did you want to root him/her or something boys?
     
  16. Ryan

    Ryan Well-Known Member

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    Full strength, I like:-

    08. Jason King
    09. Matt Ballin
    10. Brent Kite
    11. Anthony Watmough
    12. Shane Rodney
    13. Glenn Stewart

    14. Jamie Buhrer
    15. George Rose
    16. Joe Galuvao
    17. Tony Williams
     
  17. The Wheel

    The Wheel Well-Known Member

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    Shane Rodney wont get back in now
     
  18. Fro

    Fro Well-Known Member

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    Williams has the tools, theres no doubt of that, but just seems incapable of using them.

    Maybe he just isnt a mongrel, all the good ones need a bit of asshole about them.

    Too nice perhaps?
     
  19. Stevo

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    That's a premature statement. All it takes is one blinder on the same week someone suffers an injury. That's how quickly things can change in the reality that is professional sport.
     
  20. jbb/james

    jbb/james Well-Known Member

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    Yeah yeah, got to agree with that
     

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