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Where we have been average

Discussion in 'Rugby League Forum' started by SeaEagleRock8, Aug 17, 2009.

  1. SeaEagleRock8

    SeaEagleRock8 Sea Eagle Lach Staff Member Premium Member 2016 Tipping Competitor

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    3 weeks from the end of the competition rounds one stat shows the kind of season we have had - in defence we have let in more points than 8 other teams.

    The good news is that out team can defend, they showed that last year. A successful return for Brett Stewart is probably more important for allowing a better defensive formation than it is for whatever he can add to the attack.

    They say defence is largely about attitude, I am sure that is right. However having inexperienced players in key positions such as the back 3 is also a factor. Dropping the ball and conceding penalties is the other factor that puts too much pressure on any defence.

    We can fix the defence but that is what we have to fix if we are to get to the semis, let alone to get there with loftier ambitions.
     
  2. Canteen Worker

    Canteen Worker Well-Known Member 2016 Tipping Competitor

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    We are in the top bunch in attack and have allowed a lot more points than last season - the for and against shows it. Tougher defence is what is needed though of course, those games in which we had millions of opportunities on the opposition's line and blew it, also haven't done much for us supporters.

    It can be fixed, but should be done now rather than in a few weeks.

    We could be coasting, waiting for the big games or alternatively we just don't have the same hunger or 'vibe' this season.
     
  3. KaZa

    KaZa Well-Known Member

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    People under estimate the importance of Brett Stewart in our defence. He organises from the back and actually makes tackles and catches players from breaks.

    Add the fact that instead of not scoring on our end.. and giving the opposition the ball and ultimately more possession, as apposed to when Brett plays.. we score more and we get the ball back increasing our %.
     
  4. Dan

    Dan Administrator Staff Member Administrator 2016 Tipping Competitor

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    I cant get my head around this "last year" stuff it sounds like Dragons supporters with their "but we won all those premierships in a row"

    so what!
     
  5. Canteen Worker

    Canteen Worker Well-Known Member 2016 Tipping Competitor

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    Taking the angry pills today Dan. Such aggression. Of course last year is the benchmark - we won and were the best team in the comp.
     
  6. SeaEagleRock8

    SeaEagleRock8 Sea Eagle Lach Staff Member Premium Member 2016 Tipping Competitor

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    The only relevance of last year is that several of this year's team were also part of last year's team.
     
  7. Dan

    Dan Administrator Staff Member Administrator 2016 Tipping Competitor

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    and several weren't, perhaps our key defense men, are missing.

    Its been a very very long few weeks of work, and most of the things I have had to fix, would be a lot easier if people would cut the bull**** and just tell the truth and admit BS when there is BS
     
  8. Central Coast Eagle

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    and several weren't, perhaps our key defense men, are missing.

    Its been a very very long few weeks of work, and most of the things I have had to fix, would be a lot easier if people would cut the bullS**t and just tell the truth and admit BS when there is BS
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    It just shows how much clean up work Beaver and Willo did doesn't it?
     
  9. Rex

    Rex Well-Known Member

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    Teams and players and coaches that have been there may know something about how to get there again. We'll have to wait and see.
     
  10. niccipops

    niccipops un echidna spillo mia bevanda Premium Member 2016 Tipping Competitor

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    Where we have been average this year - on the football field.
     
  11. Dan

    Dan Administrator Staff Member Administrator 2016 Tipping Competitor

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    i like yours style
     
  12. Mark from Brisbane

    Mark from Brisbane Living the dream Premium Member

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    Oh come on Nicci...we have been "average" because Brett Stewarts bum hasn't been shown for all you girls to see all year!!
     
  13. TokyoEagle

    TokyoEagle Well-Known Member

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    We were pretty average off it too at the beginning of the year.

    We need to smash these Purple Pricks in defense and make sure we get a good kick chase on them and pin them near their own line. If we can do that the rest will take care of itself.
     

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