When we get a call on the ABC i always tune in and tune on at various points for some extra opinions on the play. Did anyone else listen last night ? They were disgraceful, usually the best show out there but last night was 1 of the worst i have seen. The team was Morrow, Ryan and Osbourne, and they had some agendas last night. First off we had Morrow saying that the Matai hit on Smith was intentional. Ryan seems to have some serious issues with Hasler, saying stuff such as "He was never a smart footballer, just energetic" and that carried over into constant pot****s at how dumb and crap Hasler was as a coach, for not playing Monaghan at 7 over Orford. However that wasnt even the worst part of the call. That was their continous, game long. hatchett job on Orfords NSW chances. I though Orford was average last night, but they had him at about 1/10. The biggest attack was on his kicking game, saying it is "disgraceful, "z grade" "not anywhere near origin" "can't kick a football" "appalling" were just a few of what was dished out after every kick. Their main problem was his length. When he was kicking for touch "He has made 10m, Why has Hasler got him kicking, he cant kick, Des is just plain dumb if he cant see this guy cant kick, at least Monaghan knows how to kick a ball". Ryan was constanting telling Osbourne after the match that he had to find Orford afterwards and question him about his lack of kicking ability. Osbourne was happy to go along with it and laugh after every kick he made how they could bag him in a question. Well after the match the interview happened, and i was bloody proud of Orford for firing back at them. Osbourne "The kicking game was poor tonight" Ox "No i dont think so, we found the dirt about 70% of the time" Osbourne "Just the length of it that was bad then" Ox " na mate you are wrong again" and at that point there was an abrupt end to the interview. They then got into him for a while about being so stupid he cant see how bad his kicking game is, or that he is in denial. Was a disgraceful call from a normally professional team After saying all that. they mentioned something which had me thinking. They admitted Orford was better in the 2nd half, and they said he is a good frontrunner and Monaghan had been the one to turn the match. I found that interesting and am debating the truth in the statement, when we are in front Orford is normally pretty good, but when we are down he doesnt seem to be able to lift us out of that hole consistently Onto some thoughts from the game Matai added plenty in defence, and also his value from dummy half coming out of pressure is invaluable for us, a guaranteed 7-10m and a rest for the forwards to get back. Rose was awesome, by far his best match of the season Monaghan was again awesome, turned the game for us with a few big plays and was solid all night. Would love it if he could teach Orford his short passing game before he goes. The combination he has iwth Watmough is a smaller version of Lyons/Menzies with his ability to put Watmough through the gap. The weight and positioning of the pass is beautiful from a short distance, whereas when you see Orford throw it, 8/10 you see Watmough drop it, primarily because the pass is far too strong and gives very little chance of a catch. Orford just lacks that subtlety to the pass that Monas has Stewarts second try was amazing, the pace and skill to get that ball down was awesome.