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Williamson misses up to six weeks

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  1. Chip and Chase

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

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    Williamson misses up to six weeks

    June 30, 2008 NRL leaders Manly will be without lock Luke Williamson for at least a month after scans revealed he suffered a fractured eye socket in Saturday's win over Newcastle.

    Williamson will be sent for more scans to determine the full extent of the injury but club doctors expect him to miss between four and six weeks.

    The Sea Eagles are flying high at the top of the NRL ladder after the 28-12 win over the Knights at Bluetongue Stadium.

    They face Gold Coast at Skilled Park on Friday night.


    AAP


    Oh well, could have been worse........it might have happened to Stewart, Beaver or Choc.
     
  2. Stiffi

    Stiffi Active Member 2016 Tipping Competitor 2015 Tipping Competitor

    6 weeks hey, this could give us a good insight on our future if we do get rid of him. I think it will be a positive.
     
  3. weev

    weev Well-Known Member

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    This will be good for Luke. He will be fully fit and rested for the finals as the team's utility workhouse.

    Ok, he's not a star player but he does a job, and Dessie has faith in him.

    We have Jason King coming back so another slight change to dynamics.
     
  4. The Wheel

    The Wheel Well-Known Member

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    Best thing that has happened since chad randall & Luke Dorn left the club
     
  5. Ryan

    Ryan Well-Known Member

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    Hahahaha - We will miss the big fella's 3 metres he made a fortnight ago. They were all quality.
     
  6. Canteen Worker

    Canteen Worker Well-Known Member 2016 Tipping Competitor

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    It will be interesting to see who steps up too take on the defensive workload. More tackles  means less petrol for attack. It will be interesting to see who takes up the slack and how our ruck defense goes without him. Same goes for Ballin - we have a much stronger defense in the middle when he is on the paddock.
     
  7. Berkeley_Eagle

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

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    could it be that we become stronger with his absence
     
  8. Kiwi Eagle

    Kiwi Eagle Moderator Staff Member 2016 Tipping Competitor

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    I have never heard a Storm fan complaining about Johnson, who plays pretty much the same role in their pack for them

    Willo plays 39mins a game, makes 36m and 19 tackles
    Johnson playes 69mins, makes 68m, and 36 tackles

    Neither of them are massive averages, but they play a role in their team, and for what they do per min on the field, there is stuff all difference really
     
  9. Matabele

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    It will be interesting to see what this means for the side.  Sometimes Hasler needs things to be taken out of his own hands before change happens.

    I'm not as negative about Willo as some but I do fail to see the point in having him there to start the game for 15 minutes before hooking him for the rest of the game.
     
  10. Ryan

    Ryan Well-Known Member

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    Jezuz mate - is this guy your part time lover or something?
    We don't replace him with no-one. Take Willow out, and another player is put in his place. Therefore, exististing players can play exactly the same way as they do.
     
  11. The Wheel

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    Conversely another player who can make more than 3 metres in game means other players have to take up his 'slack' in attack.

    To be honest I don't think you can compare Willo to Johnson.
     
  12. clontaago

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  13. Ryan

    Ryan Well-Known Member

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    Because Johnson would never, and I mean EVER make 3 metres in a game unless he is knocked out cold in the 1st tackle.
     
  14. Nutzcraw

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    Let's see how many more he makes on wednesday night.

    Johnson is hopeless... it's no wonder another name for a dick is a Johnson.
     
  15. The Wheel

    The Wheel Well-Known Member

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    Because Johnson at least runs with a bit of grunt
     
  16. Kiwi Eagle

    Kiwi Eagle Moderator Staff Member 2016 Tipping Competitor

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    Amazing how Johnson is viewed as a good attacking player when he is making 0.98m per mintue compared to Williamsons 0.92m

    Johnson may look like he runs harder than Willo, but he isn't getting much further
     
  17. Nutzcraw

    Nutzcraw Active Member

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    On top of Johnson being ****house in attack he can't tackle properly
     
  18. CliffyIsGod

    CliffyIsGod Well-Known Member

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    Johnson may make a good lot of tackles, but he has no idea how to position his head.
     
  19. clontaago

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    Because Johnson at least runs with a bit of grunt
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    So as Kiwi has pointed out, they make similar metres on average, but because he runs with more "grunt" you cant compare them.

    Maybe Phil Morwood just needs to close his eyes and have an angry look on his face when he makes a hit up and he will secure a first grade spot easy.
     
  20. Garts

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    Never understood the wank fest some have with Johnson, especially when they bag Willo in the same sentence.  Johnson may have the odd bone cruncher tackle in him but apart from that he does not add much more than Willo imo.
     

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