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What has happened to the Wolfman?

Discussion in 'Rugby League Forum' started by Rodo, May 11, 2015.

  1. Rodo

    Rodo Goldmember 2016 Tipping Competitor

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    What has happened to the Wolfman? I used to love his play. Running the ball up, smashing through tackles, playing to the crowd and scoring some superb tries.

    Wolfy's big strength used to be that he would run the ball back at 1000 miles an hour not thinking about the collision that was coming up. Invariably he would make many metres even after getting into the collision because of the momentum that he had built up. Sadly he has lost this part of his game and is just making up the numbers now. Case in point, he ran only 26m yesterday. Only 2 other people for either side (including interchange) ran less metres than him. This is no where near good enough.

    For mine, either Hiku (with Matai back next game) or Tom T (when he is fit) should take the Wolfman's spot.
     
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  2. Ryan

    Ryan Well-Known Member

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    Wolfy has been battered mate. Spilled blood for our club. He's going through a rough time with the gambling issue, broke his neck.....coming back, looking for a contract.

    Not ideal for him to be howling at the moon.
     
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  3. Daddycool08

    Daddycool08 Well-Known Member

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    He is getting a bit older now.
     
  4. bones

    bones Bones Knows Premium Member 2016 Tipping Competitor

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    He may not be the player he once was, but I think he has done well to come back as good as he has after a broken neck. He has given Manly great service in a pretty good career.
     
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  5. HappilyManly

    HappilyManly MWTS Premium Member 2016 Tipping Competitor

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    He was badly back slammed in the first half and was grabbing his neck after it :(

    Wolfie did everything right, given that the play rarely came to either wings yesterday.

    Jorge is twice his mass, I'd love to see him take the ball up and give the forwards a rest @:cool:
     
  6. EagleFromMay1967

    EagleFromMay1967 In bed before the room got dark.

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    Also, the game has changed as well. The ideal winger now is Tupu. Tall, fast, strong, acrobatic, reasonable passer, great under the high ball, fearless. Its not enough to be eating raw meat.
     
  7. Shoe1

    Shoe1 Well-Known Member

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    The play didn't go to his side very much all day. I was behind the posts. It was very pronounced.
     
  8. Kevinward777

    Kevinward777 Well-Known Member

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    Wolf busts his guts, but sadly his best is behind him.
     
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  9. Chip and Chase

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

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    I think it'd fair to say Wolfman is only getting a run because of injury and suspension. Tooves has shown his hand by picking TT, Gutho, Blair and Williame in front of him at various times. He hasn't been particularly bad for us the last couple of games, but he certainly hasn't laid down an irrefutable case that he should be in the top 17 once given that opportunity. He might get one more week when Stevie comes back if Killer plays 5/8 and T-Red goes back to backrow, but if Tooves thinks Feleti is better for the run and plays 6 then Hiku pushes him off the wing.

    He's been a great player for us, but as you rightly point out he doesn't break the line like he used to.
     
  10. Terry Zarsoff

    Terry Zarsoff Well-Known Member

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    Well he did score the matchwinning try and kicked two vital goals against Melbourne in the previous round. So I would argue that he still has something to offer. And seriously, who would want either Blair or Williame in the team ahead of him? Even Groovy Toovey has seen the light.
     
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  11. bob dylan

    bob dylan Well-Known Member Premium Member 2016 Tipping Competitor

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    When he retires he should get Beau Ryan's spot on the footy show.

    At least Wolf could play and is funny.
     
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  12. Wombat Legacy

    Wombat Legacy Well-Known Member 2016 Tipping Competitor

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    He looks very lean to me-maybe it's his diet? That aside, he looks a little apprehensive. Maybe he needs some confidence to settle into the team again. But he will have to lift to hold his spot....if he still has it by Tuesday.
     
  13. wombatgc

    wombatgc Well-Known Member 2016 Tipping Competitor

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    The body can only take so much brutal punishment.Wolfy and Matai will probably end up getting transported around in retirement by their partners in shopping trolleys.
     
  14. Eagles2nv

    Eagles2nv New Team, New Beginnings 2016 Tipping Competitor

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    Wolfy is doing a solid job at covering for injuries in our backline.
     
  15. SeaEagle21

    SeaEagle21 Well-Known Member Premium Member

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    I'd still take him over Blair atm. Best is behind him but he hasn't really put a foot wrong since his recall
     
  16. HoldenV8

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    Depending on how everyone pulls up after yesterday, I can see next weeks team being something like:

    Snake, Peta, Killer, Skivy, Jorge, Mateo, DCE, Jake T, Matty, Burgess, Leary, Horo, T-Red. Res - Lui, Mason, Star, Sao.

    Turbo Tom is supposed to be back next week but I can see him getting the FB spot in NSW Cup with the Wolf joining him in the reggies on the wing.

    Question, would Trbojevic be better off playing FB in NSW Cup or the U/20's? I know he is good enough for first grade but with Manly now having pretty much a full strength backline he might have to bide his time a bit (unless Tooves takes a punt on him at 5/8 to give a full forward rotation on the bench).
     
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  17. Frank

    Frank Well-Known Member 2016 Tipping Competitor

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    Noticed he was back to his old habit of coming out quickly from the defensive line and then missing his man. Have to say I wasn't happy about that. I'd prefer Tommy Turbo or even Blair atm.
     
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  18. Wombat Legacy

    Wombat Legacy Well-Known Member 2016 Tipping Competitor

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    I think he may be better off in U/20's. He needs to be a big fish in a small bowl for a while.
    Plenty of attack in the 20's
     
  19. Kevinward777

    Kevinward777 Well-Known Member

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    Blair???? Surely you jest.
     
  20. PONTIAN SEA EAGLE

    PONTIAN SEA EAGLE Well-Known Member

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    I actually started liking wolfie this year he was actually taking bombs
     

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