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Will Ben Farrar be the new Neumann/Mullane

Discussion in 'Rugby League Forum' started by Darren, Jun 22, 2009.

  1. Darren

    Darren Well-Known Member

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    always worry when clubs happily release players mid season, if they are good you wouldnt let them go!!! Farrar isn't that quick, defence is sound but missing at right centre when Raiders scored, He ain't that big either, hope we haven't paid big dough 4 him, Hopoate to come in 1st grade next year as a back, good bye Farrar???

    stewie, robbo, mattai, lyon, wolfie, foran and orford

    Gotta fit Hopoate in there as well!!!! And brilliant toyota cup dragon centre Dean Whare!!, loads of competition

    What a gun backline
     
  2. chrisos

    chrisos Active Member

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    Havent really seen enough of him to jusge him yet although i have noticed that he isnt that big,and i think we jus tstraight up swapped him for Bani without paying any extra ,im pretty sure anyway.
     
  3. missing_something

    missing_something Active Member

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    I was reported in the papers we got $$$ out of the deal.
     
  4. ManlyBacker

    ManlyBacker Winging it Staff Member

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    So far I am really impressed. Straight into the side with almost no drills and no one would know he hasn't been part of all of this year's campaign. His defense has been terrific. I'll say that he is a great buy.
     
  5. Dan

    Dan Administrator Staff Member Administrator 2016 Tipping Competitor

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    1000 times the player Nueman is and same as Mullane.

    He has some skill and is pretty good in defense especially for just coming into the team. he is always one of the first chasing and cleans up most of his own mistakes he sometimes makes
     
  6. slickster71

    slickster71 Member

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    we did not pay big dollars for farrar.
    I have not seen enough to judge him.
    He played very well against penrith and was solid on sunday.

    If cutherson didn;t give away stupid penaltys and drop the ball
    then canberra wouldn;t of got back into the game.
     
  7. DSM5

    DSM5 Well-Known Member 2016 Tipping Competitor

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    Farrar seems solid enough.  However I was worried by the ease of their three tries.  We seemed to just slacken off and look as the ball was thrown wide.  That's what happens with the up and in defense sometimes, but thrice?  If it wasn't for Suniula's tackle, it would have been four times, and the game gone.  More games and I think he'll go alright.  Fitting all the guys in will be a good problem for Des to contemplate.  Go the Eagles.
     
  8. byso

    byso Well-Known Member

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    Darren, What game where you watching?

    He's going well, hardly any errors and looks good in defence.
     
  9. Kiwi Eagle

    Kiwi Eagle Moderator Staff Member 2016 Tipping Competitor

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    You are normally a fair judge Darren, but have gotten this one majorly wrong !!

    He has already been a good buy for us, and will continue to be a good buy as a mr fix it in the backline.
     
  10. Berkeley_Eagle

    Berkeley_Eagle Current Status: 24/7 Manly Fan 2016 Tipping Competitor

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    I seriously can't see Farrar playing too many more 1st grade games unless we get a few injuries
     
  11. eagle_predator

    eagle_predator Active Member

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    Farrar seems to be ticking all the right boxes so far I'm happy he is at the club
     
  12. Darren

    Darren Well-Known Member

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    gday guys, Ben has gone quite solid so far, I just don't think that he will make 1st grade when we are full strength, he sort of reminds me of ben mcdougall, solid enough but not a match winner,

    I do regret the "Mullane" part, that was a bad call on my part, there's only one Jye  ;) ;D

    He has fitted in with minumum of fuss, totally agree

    At least Berkeley Eagle agreed with me, that's 1 vote for out of 10 disagree, must be the Wollongong connection  ::)
     
  13. Berkeley_Eagle

    Berkeley_Eagle Current Status: 24/7 Manly Fan 2016 Tipping Competitor

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    shhh they will smite you now
     
  14. clontaago

    clontaago Well-Known Member

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    I too think he's been great for us so far. His defense has been great and you definitely cant question his commitment in defense or attack.
     
  15. Rambo1987

    Rambo1987 Well-Known Member

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    Farrar will be good - NQ didnt want him to go but he wanted to be close to home - Same with Bani.

    Funny how Bani was outed for bad defence but for NQ he saved 3 tries.

    Bani was only a fill in at Manly a best - Wolfman took his chance and became a Rep player - Bani was never going to do that.
     
  16. Dan

    Dan Administrator Staff Member Administrator 2016 Tipping Competitor

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    I agree that we won't see too much of him when we are full strength but I still think he and t Williams are on par
     
  17. Brookvale

    Brookvale Well-Known Member

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    I think he has played well for his first 2 games. Plus Dessie can turn fringe players into good players. I remember everyone bagging wolfmans defence after his first few games with us this time last year.

    Agree that he might find it tough to crack the first team with all the stars back, but he is a handy replacement that can cover 2-5 at most NRL Clubs. Something that Bani couldn't do.

    His uncle was a great centre.
     
  18. Matabele

    Matabele Well-Known Member

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    Has Farrar kicked a ball into Warringah Mall yet?
     
  19. Disco

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    Farrar was signed as our backline utility not as our star player.

    So far he has done exactly what we signed him for, slotted into the side at short notice without anybody noticing


    Perfect
     
  20. nita

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    spot on.

    i'm rating farrar higher than t-rex at this point. farrar has done exactly what we needed him to do, and has shown a lot of courage and enthuiasm imo.

    this might be another topic altogether.. but is t-rex really trying? we sat right on the fence at brooky on sunday, so we were able to watch him closely. when running kick returns and (rarely) when he takes it up from dummy half he looks soooo intimidating.. and then ends up just trundling up really softly and doesnt go close to breaking the line..

    am i seeing this wrong? could he have an injury or something that is preventing him from going in hard?
     

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