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A Brett Finch Classic

Discussion in 'Rugby League Forum' started by fLIP, Aug 8, 2007.

  1. fLIP

    fLIP UFO Hunter

    +1,324 /37
    Parramatta five-eighth Brett Finch has labelled the Eels backline the most talented and entertaining in the NRL ahead of Saturday night's home clash against Cronulla.

    The third-placed Eels have produced some of the most scintillating football of the year in their pursuit of a first premiership in 21 years.

    The side has suffered from inconsistency at times, but when on song Jarryd Hayne, Timana Tahu, Krisnan Inu, Eric Grothe and Ben Smith have proved near unstoppable.

    "I would say talent wise and for entertainment value it is probably the best in the competition," Finch said.

    Backline tries in 2007:

    Melbourne 68
    Cowboys 61
    Canterbury 55
    Manly 54
    Warriors 52
    Penrith 51
    Dragons 49
    Parramatta 48
    Titans 47
    Cronulla 45
    Brisbane 45
    Newcastle 43
    Roosters 42
    Souths 39
    Tigers 39
  2. Fro

    Fro Well-Known Member

    +301 /0
    Apart from himself and knob jockey smith he is right.

    put Lockyer and Thurston in front of that back 5 and it would be scary
  3. Matabele

    Matabele Well-Known Member

    +516 /14
    Both Smiths are knob jockeys.
  4. Canteen Worker

    Canteen Worker Well-Known Member

    +215 /5
    Ben Smith could not run out of sight on a dark night.
  5. Guest

    Guest Guest

    +0 /0
    And add grothe to that list too. We showed him up last week as useless. After his first try he wasn't sighted all night except when Lyon ran bwtween him and Ben Smith for a couple of tries.

    he can't defend and has the attention span of a gnat. He proabbly blames ADHD for his **** performances.

    Finch hasn't a clue because he is **** too.
  6. Fro

    Fro Well-Known Member

    +301 /0
    Ben Smith doesnt need to run far, he is the perfect foil for the others. Steve Bell isnt exactly Carl Lewis across the ground either.

    Inu, Hayne and Tahu are special Players, and whatever you think about Grothe he is capable of some good play also.

    Take the blinkers off boys, if they were in Maroon and White we would all be saying how good they are.
  7. Utility Player

    Utility Player Well-Known Member

    +514 /6
    Still a big ask to think they are better than Melbourne
  8. DSM5

    DSM5 Well-Known Member

    +516 /0
    Fro, get real, Tooks is on the money. Smith and Grothe are poor defenders. Just look at what we did to both of them. Sure they can score the occasional try through sheer strength but they both go missing when under the torch. Smith needs to keep his tongue in his mouth and Finch's kicking game is very ordinary. Tahu is injury prone and plays hot and cold and Hayne is overrated, both in attack and D. Wouldn't trade any of them for any of ours, even Matai...... well maybe Matai.
  9. Fro

    Fro Well-Known Member

    +301 /0
    take the Maroon and white glasses off guys.
  10. CliffyIsGod

    CliffyIsGod Well-Known Member

    +109 /2
    Fro, Ben Smith is big and slow and gets carved up regularly be fleet footed players.

    People say his defence is good, but he has the lateral movement of a bus. His combo with Grothe is shocking.

    I would take Hayne and Inu out of that squad and that's it.
  11. Garts

    Garts Well-Known Member

    +844 /25
    Tahu is a brilliant player imo, just gets injured way too often.
  12. DSM5

    DSM5 Well-Known Member

    +516 /0
    Tahu sooks way to much for mine. He sees an easier life playing the occasional union game. Maybe he's played under Supercoach Smith for to long.
  13. DSM5

    DSM5 Well-Known Member

    +516 /0
    Sundays match was there for all to see the 'most talented and entertaining eels backline'. What a joke, the eels are just a pack of wankers.

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