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Why Are We Letting Bombs Bounce??

Discussion in 'Rugby League Forum' started by bob dylan, Jul 14, 2011.

  1. bob dylan

    bob dylan Well-Known Member Premium Member 2016 Tipping Competitor

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    An annoying trait that has grown lately, unless Brett is under it we seem happy to let the ball bounce.

    I know plenty of other clubs are doing the same, but get under it and catch it. Surely dropping 1 or 2 out of every ten is better than letting the gods decide.
     
  2. Dan

    Dan Administrator Staff Member Administrator 2016 Tipping Competitor

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    Two reasons last week, one because of the wind, this made it hard to catch, another we let bounce simply because of the chasers and the position it would have been caught in, would have ended up taking us over the touch line
     
  3. Stevo

    Stevo Well-Known Member

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    I'm sure if this was a problem it would be addressed by Des. But IMO, why risk dropping a ball in a crowd 10m or further out from your own line? The fact that everyone is doing it tells me the general consensus is the same.
     
  4. bob dylan

    bob dylan Well-Known Member Premium Member 2016 Tipping Competitor

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    I wonder if they call "let it bounce", or is there a clear directive from coaches, about certain situations.

    Sometimes it looks like a stand off with neither side attacking the ball.
     
  5. Seaeagle63

    Seaeagle63 Active Member

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    Maybe it is a new ploy to stop the risk of dropping the ball and giving the opposition another six close to the line
     
  6. codewana

    codewana Active Member

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    What a sneaky tactic. I hope no one else catches on.
     
  7. eagles2win

    eagles2win Well-Known Member

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    When I first seen this thread thought it was about the name of the Brisbane Expansion Bid Teams name
     
  8. SeaEagleRock8

    SeaEagleRock8 Sea Eagle Lach Staff Member Premium Member 2016 Tipping Competitor

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    Bob, the answer my friend is that the wind is blowing.
     
  9. Masked Eagle

    Masked Eagle Well-Known Member

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    This is the reason why I don't think Snake is quite back to 100% yet. At his best he is one of the safest fullbacks I've ever seen. He wouldn't hesitate in contesting any bomb let alone manage to take it with ease. Its actually a good thing, because it tells me he's still got improvement left in him and look out the rest of the comp when he gets back to his VERY best.
     
  10. stoodamire

    stoodamire Active Member

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    I remember early on in Brett's career he had problems with the high ball.

    Back in 05 up in Suncorp i think.

    He got absoluted bombarded. Came off 2nd best, looked real bad.

    But Snake didn't let that get to him, focused on the bad points, trained hard against the high ball and look at him now!

    He has so much heart and determination!
     
  11. bazeagle

    bazeagle Well-Known Member

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    Bob Dylan. Wind, big wind.
     
  12. bob dylan

    bob dylan Well-Known Member Premium Member 2016 Tipping Competitor

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    Can I revive my thread from 12 months ago???
     
  13. Clint

    Clint . Premium Member 2016 Tipping Competitor

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    you just did. ;)
     
  14. Rex

    Rex Well-Known Member

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    IMO bigger issues re the kicks are:

    1. why does our defence not run back to assist with similar urgency to the attackers? Brett was the only one urgently chasing the low kick they scored from. Numbers around the ball count. This lack of urgency cost us a try (and the game) again this week.

    2. why have our chasers been marginally in front of the kicker so often this year?
     
  15. bob dylan

    bob dylan Well-Known Member Premium Member 2016 Tipping Competitor

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    A complete lack of urgency is very accurate, being at my first game this year I walked away thinking this team is not serious about going back to back. Yet they were not beaten by much against the No 1 team in the league.
     
  16. EagleFromMay1967

    EagleFromMay1967 In bed before the room got dark.

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    If they have signed up Tafua, its a mistake, waste of good cap $$, i doubt he could catch a cold let alone a well directed bomb.

    I 'd like to see another approach to Michael Robertson to ask him to come back - Robbo we need you !:idea:
     
  17. bennyeagle

    bennyeagle Well-Known Member

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    I think snake avoids jumping slater like to the ball because of his knees. Tafua cant read a bomb but has planty of years ahead of him to learn, Wolf/or oldfield are fine.
     
  18. Kiwi Eagle

    Kiwi Eagle Moderator Staff Member 2016 Tipping Competitor

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    Up there with 1 of the worst player ratings I have seen
     
  19. Jatz Crackers

    Jatz Crackers Moderator Staff Member

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    An additional point on this subject is that any of our players who are the main contestant to a bomb should on ALL occassions meet the ball in the air with kness up in protection. Protect yourself and maximise opportunity for penalty from opponents taking your legs out or tackling withour arms extended.

    Much higher probability of securing the ball & even the potential to turn things into attack.

    Hate to say it but watch Slater do this in every game.
     
  20. Moondog

    Moondog Grey-beard loon Premium Member 2016 Tipping Competitor

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    Have we learned nothing from The Dambusters?
     

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