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Ballin/hodges rotation

Discussion in 'Rugby League Forum' started by Killer03, Jul 13, 2015.

  1. Killer03

    Killer03 Well-Known Member

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    What's everyone's thoughts? I thought again it worked well, hodges is a bit of a live wire and Matty Ballin is just looking better and better. Ballin is looking fresher, still tackling like a demon and starting to run from dummy half again! Even kicked tonight....and a good one. I'm liking it.
     
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    • The Who

      The Who Well-Known Member Premium Member

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      I'm glad 2V listed to we armchair experts and is now using Hodges sensibly. We are a much more balanced team with options when he is on the bench. And Hodges' passing was much improved on his Cronulla performance. Also, he didn't overplay his hand. I'm sure there is a talented first grader in him, given his chance.
       
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      • anthonyb1965

        anthonyb1965 GO Manly Premium Member 2017 Tipping Competitor

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        Definite improvement on last week!
         
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        • The Wheel

          The Wheel Well-Known Member

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          Ballin is better for it as well
           
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          • Ryan

            Ryan Well-Known Member

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            Shame it took so long to work it out. Maybe it's that decision that may have hurt his coaching career.

            Another thing Ive noticed is that our play the balls coming out of our own end is much quicker.

            We are looking to be improving.
             
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            • Fluffy

              Fluffy Well-Known Member

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              If he listened he would have dumped Hodges after last week.

              we are 3 from 4 when he plays this year
               
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              • sheridanstand78

                sheridanstand78 Well-Known Member

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                I have advocating this all year, the variety that Hodges brings allows Manly to take advantage of tired defenders and at the start and end of games allows Matty to be effective in defence and ball distribution, its a good mix and next year it should be used when the new hooker starts as well.
                 
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                • davohan123

                  davohan123 Well-Known Member Premium Member 2017 Tipping Competitor

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                  Hasson won't be seen in 1st grade after now getting troops back :):):):)

                  Hodges is a must to stay in 1st grade

                  Took you long enough 2V's to realise this.... we forgive you

                  Ballin is playing much better the last 2 weeks!!
                   
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                  • Terry Zarsoff

                    Terry Zarsoff Well-Known Member

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                    Any more tips we can pass on?;)
                     
                  • conanu

                    conanu Well-Known Member

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                    Fluffy are you really Hodges or his mum or something?
                     
                  • TokyoEagle

                    TokyoEagle Well-Known Member

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                    Hodges showed enough when thrown in the deep end last year, not sure why it took so long. Personally, I thought it was going to happen from week one.
                    Hodges played much better this week. His passing was good, and timed his runs well. Threw out his arm for a soft miss tackle though.
                     
                  • cherry_poppins

                    cherry_poppins Well-Known Member

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                    Lol he showed he would run off at the first injury he got

                    He's not a team player, but granted this week was serviceable
                     
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                    • Fluffy

                      Fluffy Well-Known Member

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                      why? Because i am not super negative over a 21 year old 10 gamer like other cocks on this website.
                       
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                      • Pittwater Legend

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                        Hodges was very good last night. I could only fault him on the 1st Titans line break but Killer was equally responsible for that.

                        He does improve the side but he is not a major factor in us winning. What is really helping us at the moment is having close to our 1st string forward pack out on the field.
                         
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                        • Mark from Brisbane

                          Mark from Brisbane Living the dream Premium Member

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                          Unless we have signed Api to play 5/8 if we keep Hodges we will have 3 hookers in 2016.

                          Sadly I reckon Jayden will be moved on.
                           
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                          • conanu

                            conanu Well-Known Member

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                            Relax mate, No need to call people Cocks because we might not look at the world the same way you do. I made that comment because you are almost the exact opposite of these people you refer to. You are so invested now as a supporter of his that your bias is as bad as theirs. Its great that you love Hodges, but no need to call people cocks because they don't see what you see.
                             
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                            • conanu

                              conanu Well-Known Member

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                              Biggest factor is that our back line are finally stringing a few games together without injury interruption. I said before, Hodges isn't a bad player and 15 mins a half to give Ballin a rest certainly ins't hurting the side. However I don't think Hodges is the massive game changer/breaker that others seem to think he is. That said his passing game and defence was infinitely better than last week and will only improve given more game time.
                               
                            • Ripper

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                              Manly might be looking more towards 2017 and keeping him. Doubt ballin will see out the full length of the signed contract
                               
                            • Fluffy

                              Fluffy Well-Known Member

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                              go it, its ok for you to have a swipe but not for me to swipe back
                               
                            • maxta

                              maxta Well-Known Member 2017 Tipping Competitor

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                              Definately a winner if you look at stats when Hodges plays, but more importantly changes the tempo of the game & to a point the momentum.
                              Ballin has been a super player for a long, long time & in fact - the glue to a winning combo imo - but the fact is in todays game - some zip in the ruck is a huge plus....keep Matty as the solid rock & sprinkle the team with some extra flair late each half.
                               
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