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5 things we learned

Discussion in 'Rugby League Forum' started by Crusher_Cleal, Mar 22, 2015.

  1. Crusher_Cleal

    Crusher_Cleal Well-Known Member

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    1. Forwards stand up. Mason & co we inspirational against the bigs Dogs forwards and didn't take a backwards step. Great stuff.
    2. DCE is prone to shockers too. When he doesn't have anything outside him (and let's face it, he didn't), DCE is prone to errors and poor decisions.
    3. Mate'o is not the long-term answer. Looking un-fit and slow, Mate'o is not going to be able to do this much longer. We really missed Foran's pace and aggression on Friday.
    4. No country for old men. Lyon and Matai are 2 of my favourite all time players, but these first 3 rounds have shown that they no longer have the pace to match the quick/fast/powerful centres that play the position today, like Lafai, Walker & co. I'm concerned about how they will keep pace with their opposition over the next 2 years.
    5. Surface was embarrassing. I realise that there were a few games played on the field over the last week (from what I understand), but the ground surface has turned us into a bit of a laughing stock. Pretty unprofessional.
     
  2. mozgrame

    mozgrame Well-Known Member

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    Dammit! I only got 3 out of 5. That's still a pass though right?
     
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    • silvertail

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      Ease up on Mateo, he was our best last Friday. Fat and lazy, I don't think so. Happy to keep him there every week.
       
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      • manlyfan76

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        Lyon was particularly slow on Friday night. He was pedestrian at best, sat on his arse a few times.
         
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        • Moondog

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          If we get Checchin back the other team.
           
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          • Crusher_Cleal

            Crusher_Cleal Well-Known Member

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            What were your thoughts on how he played against the Storm? (serious question)
             
          • Crusher_Cleal

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            Yes, that's a pass
             
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            • Crusher_Cleal

              Crusher_Cleal Well-Known Member

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              Do you really want him playing at 5/8 for the next 2 years?
               
            • Loobs

              Loobs I am not really Scott Penn Premium Member

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              Lyon went missing on Friday night. Wouldn't have even known he was out there. Matai can't shoulder the load he used to either. And don't start me on Gutherson. Rubbish last two weeks.
               
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              • Terry Zarsoff

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                I've been wondering about what has been happening with Michael Robertson. He's been unsighted on the wing for a few seasons now.
                 
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                • Baz

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                  thought Hasson had one of his better games for us, no missed tackles or errors
                   
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                  • Jatz Crackers

                    Jatz Crackers Moderator Staff Member

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                    Did one too many wang dances and lifted off like a helicopter military drone. Sad to say he was shot down over the Jane Try stand.
                     
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                    • Top End Eagle

                      Top End Eagle Well-Known Member Premium Member 2017 Tipping Competitor

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                      Hey this is a serious thread guys. Mateo was shocking for us. We really missed Foran. He sets up so many more tries. And bends the line. Plus he is never injured. Unlike Jamie Lyon and Steve matai. And Lyon was rubbish against the storm. Good work pointing this out crusher underscore cleal. Some people on this forum need to wake up to themselves. I think takarangi and Morgan would be a dream centre partnership next year if we can afford them.
                       
                    • manlyfan76

                      manlyfan76 Parra Trolls are the best. Premium Member 2017 Tipping Competitor

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                      lyon and Matai should go to the titans now in a straight swap for whoever their centres are.
                       
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                      • Jatz Crackers

                        Jatz Crackers Moderator Staff Member

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                        We could just poach an entire club. It would save on paying overs for one individual.
                         
                      • SeaEagleRock8

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                        But the only club we could afford is the Bears.
                         
                      • Terry Zarsoff

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                        That's right TopEnd, Foran is never injured. Except for right now.:)
                         
                      • Jatz Crackers

                        Jatz Crackers Moderator Staff Member

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                        Buy one. Double down ?
                         
                      • Crusher_Cleal

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                        Look, Lyon is a top 3 Manly player over the past 15 years in my opinion, so I'm in no way having a go at him personally or trying to understate what he's done for us - trust me, I'm well aware. My point is that he's no longer the explosive player he once was, and I'm just concerned with how we will score points down his side of the field if he can no longer break the line with pace or power.
                         
                      • Crusher_Cleal

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                        To be frank, I have similar concerns with how Matty B never runs from dummy-half!
                         

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