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Well done Bulldogs, but it's not over

Discussion in 'Rugby League Forum' started by NYEagle, Sep 7, 2012.

  1. NYEagle

    NYEagle Well-Known Member

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    Congrats to the bulldogs, game won fair and square. It should never have even come down to the final few minutes, the obstruction call was wrong.

    Just an incredibly inept performance in attack, disgusting in fact. All game the Manly players were shallow and looked like their feet were nailed to the ground.

    Where were the attacking raids from Foran in the second half? What was Cherry doing running around in circles?. Glenn Stewart and Jorge tried their hearts out but just no structure from the rest

    It's simple. This on Toovey. If he is a potential premiership winning coach he has to look at the video and figure this out.

    Manly are much better this and can definitely still win the premiership.
     
  2. The Who

    The Who Well-Known Member

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    Perhaps too tough on Tooves. Losing Jamie really stuffed us up. It will be critical if he is out next week, with Matai on report. We'll have to retain Whare, bring in Oldfield and ?
     
  3. Utility Player

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    The loss of Lyon was as big a hit to us as the loss of Barba would be to the dogs.
     
  4. The Bagman

    The Bagman Living in Cairns

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    Is it possible that Des told the Dogs players to lay down and grab their heads any time their hair got brushed in a tackle? There seemed to be an awful lot of faking. And a trend of holding Manly players down to milk penalties when Dogs were tackled.
     
  5. Chip and Chase

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

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    We couldn't get any roll on. Too many errors. And the Dogs were allowed to lie in the tackle for what seemed like minutes. One of the slowest games for months.
     
  6. Mals

    Mals Well-Known Member Premium Member 2016 Tipping Competitor

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    Dogs finished their opportunities better than us. We had a lot of field position & possession in the 1st half but couldn't create score board pressure.
     
  7. wombatgc

    wombatgc Well-Known Member 2016 Tipping Competitor

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    I just vomited.
     
  8. bob dylan

    bob dylan Well-Known Member Premium Member 2016 Tipping Competitor

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    It was three tries to two without Jamie Lyon.

    Am not getting too worried as I have known all week one team would win tonight and the other lose. Similar story next week I guess.
     
  9. NYEagle

    NYEagle Well-Known Member

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    Did anyone notice just how shallow the team were in attack? What is up with that?. Very frustrating!.
     
  10. wombatgc

    wombatgc Well-Known Member 2016 Tipping Competitor

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    pigs arse it was wrong...it was blatant obstruction.
     
  11. barrack o barba

    barrack o barba Active Member

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    True Bob but we had two tries disallowed
     
  12. bob dylan

    bob dylan Well-Known Member Premium Member 2016 Tipping Competitor

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    Yeah but thats all part of the game and I don't think even the most one eyed supporter would say either was a try. But once it goes to the video it's in the lap of he gods.

    The Dogs were definitely better tonight, but it's not over for us yet, just as the Dogs haven't won the comp yet. Actually we are in the same boat as its sudden death now.
     
  13. Kiwi Eagle

    Kiwi Eagle Moderator Staff Member 2016 Tipping Competitor

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    That obstruction was clear cut, no try

    1 thing I did notice, is how slow the Dogs were to every scrum for the entire 80mins. Des must have been keen to shut it down

    Also on scrums, every time we went short side, the bloody ref was in the way !!
     
  14. barrack o barba

    barrack o barba Active Member

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    There is a different side to you come game day kiwi , you have your game face on
     
  15. Jax24

    Jax24 Well-Known Member

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    Just a below par performance. Dogs gained momentum in the 2nd half and took their chances which is the key in a arm wrestle battle. Physical tough game which was expected but they just played that much harder. Lyons exit was the turning point. However this season is not over with yet and the boys can bounce back. Finals footy is a rollercoaster ride, its not who hops on first but who stays on the longest lol.
     
  16. barrack o barba

    barrack o barba Active Member

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    True mate . Interesting to read the game time posts , when you lost Jamie Lyon was like the world caved in
     
  17. Clint

    Clint . Premium Member 2016 Tipping Competitor

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    Well said bd. Season is far from over. But better team definitely won tonight.
     
  18. danny-boy

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    LOL are you kidding? The ref got it right, clear obstruction. Give yourself an uppercut.
     
  19. torana355

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    Yep there are two players all Manly fans agree we NEED on the field, Lyon and Snake. When we lose one of them we usually lose the game.
     
  20. bob dylan

    bob dylan Well-Known Member Premium Member 2016 Tipping Competitor

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    I think Manly might of won if Ennis didn't come back. While he was off the dummy half play from the Dogs was poor.
     

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