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A message for Matai

Discussion in 'Rugby League Forum' started by Chip and Chase, Mar 14, 2009.

  1. Chip and Chase

    Chip and Chase True Supporter Staff Member Administrator Premium Member 2017 Tipping Competitor

    +8,578 /80
    You are probably breathing fire at the moment and champing at the bit to get out there tonight and exact some revenge for the last weeks worth of media persecution of one of your teammates. By all means be aggressive and play hard, that is what you are good at, but I implore you not to do anything stupid. We cannot afford a send off nor a suspension of you. Our backs are thin on the ground at the moment with injuries to the Williams' and Bani, and of course no Stewey for 4 weeks. We need you on deck and leading from the front over the next month.

    The best thing you can do for Brett is to play hard, not take a backward step and ensure we WIN the game for him. Be the man.
  2. DSM5

    DSM5 Well-Known Member

    +516 /0
    And, pleeese, no running out of the line. 
  3. Pepi

    Pepi Well-Known Member

    +530 /30
    I agree C&C we really need him and Lyon on the field, hopefully he can control his aggression.

    I think he lifts when given extra responsibility and always gets highly involved in the high pressure games.
    One game in particular stands out - when we played Parra last year at Parra with 4 injured players, he ran the ball all night made massive metres in sloppy conditions.
  4. willstyles

    willstyles Active Member

    +4 /0
    Matai was brilliant in that game, particularly the second half when we had nobody on the bench. Our forwards were stuffed just from running back after a kick - so when Parra got a couple of good kicks deep into our territory, Matai charged out of dummy half two times every set of six and powered us up the field.

    Probably the most impressive and mature game I've ever seen from him.

    Personally, while I am a little worried about suspensions, I just want to see Matai and Choc fire up and flatten a few blokes tonight.
  5. KaZa

    KaZa Well-Known Member

    +327 /22
    Choc needs to read this thread as well.. and Josh Perry.
  6. Mark from Brisbane

    Mark from Brisbane Living the dream Premium Member

    +19,621 /383
    A low penalty count will go a LONG way to help us win tonight!!
  7. Kiwi Eagle

    Kiwi Eagle Moderator Staff Member 2017 Tipping Competitor

    +3,866 /65
    I was at that Parra game, and Matai was inspirational that night. Sitting in the stands, I thought it was a 2nd rower hitting it up hard, but when the bodies rose up it was Matai, unbelievable, what a night that was.

    I would love to see him iron out a few blokes tonight, 1 of my moments of last season was when he came from nowhere and hammered Cam sMyth
  8. Berkeley_Eagle

    Berkeley_Eagle Current Status: 24/7 Manly Fan

    +2,125 /14
    Love to see him get a great early shot (legal of course) on his opposite (Idris I think) to unsettle him
  9. willstyles

    willstyles Active Member

    +4 /0
    Idris is young, but he is massive. Bigger than Matai comfortably I would reckon.

    I'd like to see Matai beat Idris with speed and guile, but then iron out someone like Kimmorley.
  10. eagle_predator

    eagle_predator Active Member

    +0 /0
    Good points Chip & Chase.

    I hope Watmough, Perry, King & Matai all have big games tonight for that matter I'm sure Watmough will be pumped as well.
  11. Cameron

    Cameron Cambo

    +669 /35
    smash the ****s steve
  12. ManlyBacker

    ManlyBacker Winging it Staff Member

    +972 /7
    I don't think everyone agrees, but I thought Stevie was one of our best. Didn't put the big hits on but kept the agro in check and made some valuable metres, always trying to make a big difference.
  13. Ryan

    Ryan Well-Known Member

    +9,385 /402
    To be fair to that game, I don't really think it's an insight into our season - I haven't seen it rain that hard in years. It was more like a game of water polo, and with The Bulldogs being a bunch of fags who like to look at each other in their speedo's - water polo suits them.

    PONTIAN SEA EAGLE Well-Known Member

    +1,521 /114
    And i thought you were all going to say to hold the ball & not keep dropping it.
  15. DSM5

    DSM5 Well-Known Member

    +516 /0
    Matai was beaten by Idris.  Why Ox kicked to him is beyond me?  He should have told his winger to stay out as well.  Not to much happened out there on the wing to write home about.  We were leaky out there on Saturday night. 

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