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2012 Report card good for 2013
Mistakes/discipline were very costly this year. Injuries and suspensions are something every club deals with, but to run 16th in errors is bad. On the other hand, to run 16th in errors and still go as far as we did is not bad, ALL things considered.
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Yeh its a double edged sword in the fact our offloads were 2nd showing a willingness to keep the ball alive & Tooves definately let the lease off allowing players to play more ad -lib. After being robotic its hard to transform overnight to play whats in front of you. This is probably a major factor in errors & some of those games where Manly had a significant lead & 2nd half come out playing sideways, leading to poor ball security & turnovers. Probably 4-5 of those games hold accountability for 50% of those errors??
Just feel in a sense it was a teething stage in 2012 adapting to a completely different style of coach, if we still went well in 2012 theres expectation of a huge 2013 imo.
Like most stats, you don't get the full story.
16th in errors - could that be due to linebreaks/half breaks/ad line hitups where if the pass sticks it's risk v reward?
At least we were on the front foot most times having a go - and our recent history will tell us that our guys will back themselves even when we're not. If we were playing % and came up with errors then that's a different story.
As MK commented on when you've got the game in the bag by h/t, chances are you're gonna throw caution to the wind.
Nice thread MK, the future looks bright,
A couple of other stats (you know you love them)
We had 5 players break 2000m with the ball this year
Brett Stewart - 2043
Dean Ware - 2264
Brent Kite - 2382 (GO KITEY)
Anthony Watmough - 2921
Jorge Taufua - 3266 (SOMEBODY STOP ME!!)
The top 4 tacklers in the NRL were
Matt Ballin - 1129
Kevin Kingston - 1070
Dallas Johnson - 1016
cam Smith - 1001
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