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Can Manly blot out danger men??

Discussion in 'Rugby League Forum' started by MK Eagle, Sep 17, 2012.

  1. MK Eagle

    MK Eagle Well-Known Member

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    A really pleasing aspect in the Seaeagles recent games is the ability to basically cancel out the danger men.
    Bowen & Thurston were closed down well, even after some bulldozing runs from Scott had paved the way. Really handled these 2 better than any other side all year.
    Against the Dogs Barba scored a try as a support player, but did not look likely to make a break & was forced to pass after being ragdolled a few times. Again contained better than any other side.
    Here comes the real test with Smith, Slater & Cronk. If the Seaeagles can do a job on their main man Smith, it could well be the road to the 2012 GF.
     
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    • HappilyManly

      HappilyManly MWTS Premium Member 2016 Tipping Competitor

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      Stop Smith's forward passes from dummy half and you are halfway there.

      Cronk always looks for Slater.
      So do what Killer did with Thrurston - looked where Bowen was:idea:

      I believe that we have bigger more aggressive forwards and the same for our centers.
      The Boys just have to really catch the corner kicks that will be comming their way should the Scum be allowed within our 20 m.
       
    • Mark from Brisbane

      Mark from Brisbane Living the dream Premium Member

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      Slater is only 65% as well, no where near as effective as he has been!!
       
    • mickqld

      mickqld Sack Greenslime 2016 Tipping Competitor

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      Yeah but he is still 100% f**kwit. :p
       
    • BOZO

      BOZO Well-Known Member 2016 Tipping Competitor

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      Slater wont be 65% fit when Matai smashes him . Our aggression is second to none . The Storm danger men will be in danger !!!
       
    • MWSE

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      We need to clean up our ruck defence and shut down Smith's running as much as possible if we are any chance this Friday.
       
    • Peter C

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      Shut down Smith and you'll shut down Melbourne
       
    • Fro

      Fro Well-Known Member

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      most important game of the year so far.
       
    • Masked Eagle

      Masked Eagle Well-Known Member

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      Smith is by far and away their most important player. If you can stop his influence at the ruck than your a fair way to beating the Storm. We need to dominate the tackle and have our marker defence must be disciplined.
       
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      • mickqld

        mickqld Sack Greenslime 2016 Tipping Competitor

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        That's where we will struggle as we can be sloppy at marker. Smith dominated us around the ruck last time and I doubt we can shut him down effectively. It will be enough for the Storm to win this I'm afraid.
         
      • Hamster Huey

        Hamster Huey Space Invader Premium Member

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        Yep. A real danger game this one.
         
      • Central Coast Eagle

        Central Coast Eagle Active Member

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        Barba got around Buhrer to setup the long range Morris try if my memory serves me right, but yes if we can shut down the "big 3" we will win
         
      • Kiwi Eagle

        Kiwi Eagle Moderator Staff Member 2016 Tipping Competitor

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        Anyone else remember the 08 game at Brookie where sMyth wandered out of dummy half, and Matai flew in from the blindside and smoked him ?

        Another of those will do, 1 of my fave ever moments
         
      • HappilyManly

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        http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=pL6b96jaazU&feature=youtu.be

        27 sec - thanks for the memories and look forward to a repeat Friday :p
         
      • StuBoot

        StuBoot Well-Known Member Premium Member 2016 Tipping Competitor

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        We contained him well at Brookie too and he still scored two - albeit a gift from Whare and a grubber off the posts.
        In the semi I think it was a plan for Barba to be a support player to save him from heavy contact and keep him fresher for later. I reckon he was probably tackled no more than 6 times in the game and two of those were early on when we made a bee line for him, don't think he even ran to the line and took the tackle, so little chance of him being roughed up.
        Slater is tougher and takes more hitups and takes the line on more like Snake does, and they're both great hole runners and support players too.

        Smith, Cronk and Whiddop are the keys and Billy just plays off that.
        Fingers crossed we bring our A+ game.
         
      • c eagle

        c eagle Well-Known Member

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        F$@k i love watchin that you tube clips of matai..... welcome back big fella, hook into them friday. Take no prisioners.
         
      • Cliffy4PM

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        the small office building. http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=lztKkkOF9A4&feature=player_embedded
         
      • captainskin

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        yep, that video got me all wound up again: the people's shoulder - may we salute you!
         
      • niccipops

        niccipops un echidna spillo mia bevanda Premium Member 2016 Tipping Competitor

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        Smash 'em hard Stevie but chest and below. No reports. We need you for the GF.
         
      • bones

        bones Bones Knows Premium Member 2016 Tipping Competitor

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        Matt Duffie is a huge loss to the Storm. He takes those cross field kicks so well.
         

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