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Anyone questioning Bretts speed?

Discussion in 'Rugby League Forum' started by lsz, Jun 13, 2012.

  1. lsz

    lsz Well-Known Member Staff Member 2017 Tipping Competitor

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    Where are you now?

    If he has lost pace how quick was he before....
     
  2. manlyfan76

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

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    He made slater look second rate.
     
  3. bob dylan

    bob dylan Well-Known Member Premium Member 2017 Tipping Competitor

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    Again.
     
  4. Ryan

    Ryan Well-Known Member

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    Mmmm, dunnoooooo mate....for mine, when he got in the clear, he didn't seem to run....I dunno....as "naturally" as he used to????? Maybe that's just me.

    For mine, and this is a big call, I liken him to Darren Lockyer. The more he loses pace, the more he becomes skilled, and reads the game and is a leader.

    Dunno, I may be completely wrong.
     
  5. SeaEagle007

    SeaEagle007 Well-Known Member

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    He is at about 90% of what he used to be right now In my Honest opinion, he is still damn quick but
     
  6. lsz

    lsz Well-Known Member Staff Member 2017 Tipping Competitor

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    I thought he looked v sharp

    As for making slater second rate i think he made more errors than slater but had a far more positive impact on the game
     
  7. mickqld

    mickqld Sack Greenslime 2017 Tipping Competitor

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    Consider he was running on a water soaked field he was blistering.
     
  8. Fluffy

    Fluffy Well-Known Member

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    before injuries he runs 5m clear of current Brett whilst grinning and looking around...think how many time you have seen that.
     
  9. torana355

    torana355 Well-Known Member Premium Member

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    He is still very quick now but was about 10% quicker before his knee injuries. He did some great stuff tonight but also a few fumbles which has been happening a little bit lately. I think he has contract negotiations in the back of his mind.
     
  10. The Wheel

    The Wheel Well-Known Member

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    Bretts effort to get the ball over the line for his 1st try was outstanding. I reckon Carney's effort to the ball to Brett in pretty heavy traffice was great as well.

    Brett did have a case of the fumbles tonight close to the line when gathering kicks, he can probably count himself lucky they didnt result in a Qld try.

    As for Brett's pace Boyd was the only one who made any impression on him he was running away from the others.
     
  11. BOZO

    BOZO Well-Known Member 2017 Tipping Competitor

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    He won the race to the ball and that says it all !!!
     
  12. lsz

    lsz Well-Known Member Staff Member 2017 Tipping Competitor

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    Fair points to all...maybe it is a Manly version of beer googles...
     
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    • Mal Cochrane

      Mal Cochrane I'm not really Mal Cochrane...

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      easier to run without the ball than with the ball which helped Darius, but darius still showed some fair pace to get close didn't he.
       
    • Ryan

      Ryan Well-Known Member

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      Lets also be fair, Boyd is probably one of The fastest in the game. He gets clear, people don't catch him.
       
    • SeaEagle007

      SeaEagle007 Well-Known Member

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      Yeah but if Stwearts knees were 100% and never injured, Boyd would never catch him only in his dreams
       
    • eggson

      eggson Well-Known Member

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      I thought Brett looked slow, then saw it was Boyd running after him so all was good. Not his 100% but close to.

      Carney's pass to him was sweet.
       
    • Ryan

      Ryan Well-Known Member

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      I agree man - Brett's pace a few years ago was light-years ahead of most. I remember most measuring him against Slater.
       
    • Elvis Presley

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      I agree totally.
      Just shows how awesome his speed was pre-injury.
       
    • castle eagle

      castle eagle Well-Known Member 2017 Tipping Competitor

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      got to give credit to luke lewis there, the line he ran to push boyd out wide was i think the difference between try & possible tackle short of the line
       
    • weev

      weev Well-Known Member

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      Agree, it looked like he was limping a bit.

      Wonder if it's a recurring or temporary?
       

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