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Come on Barrett. Wake up.

Discussion in 'Rugby League Forum' started by Eagle of London, Aug 5, 2016.

  1. Eagle of London

    Eagle of London Active Member

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    2 changes need to be made and made now. (Well for the next match)

    Wtf and why TF do they keep putting Walker in at 5/8. As a team we look disastrous with him in that position.

    I would go so far to say that if he had have been in at center all year and we had run a dedicated 5/8 we would be in the 8 now.

    Also Api has to go. We need a dummy half with better distribution, faster and a thinker. Parcell needs to be handed that position now.

    Yes he just scored a try but that was the only good thing all match.

    If lyon is out Move api to 7. Cherry to 5/8 .Walker to center and Lewis brown to ball boy.
     
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    • Blowfly

      Blowfly Well-Known Member

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      You do realise that Parcell is injured?
       
    • Turbo

      Turbo Well-Known Member

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      Api has been great and should at least be bench utility but I'd rather him at 9. Cherry is a halfback stop trying to move him. And walker is not playing 5/8 he is playing centre, we don't have a 5/8 when Lyon is out.
       
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      • EagleFromMay1967

        EagleFromMay1967 Sky Punching : send them High as the Clouds

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        Api HAS NOT been great, he has been shambolic.
         
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        • Terry Zarsoff

          Terry Zarsoff Well-Known Member

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          Dylan Fielder.
           
        • Eagle of London

          Eagle of London Active Member

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          You must be watching a different game turbo. Api is slow. Passing from dummy half is slow and poor. He's not doubt a competitor but we need speed,guile and some foresight.

          Yes I realise parcell has been injured but he should be our first choice rake. No questions.

          And if Walker isn't playing 5/8 then who is. No one???? Perhaps Lewis brown. Looking at how we line up Walker looks to be playing there in attack before dropping out to center in defence.
           
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          • swoop

            swoop Well-Known Member 2017 Tipping Competitor

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            ****
             
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            • CBreeagles

              CBreeagles Well-Known Member

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              Dude Api is fkn **** wouldnt have him in the 17 keep him as halves cover.
               
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              • manlyfan76

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

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                F*cking lol. Game on the line at the end and he comes up with that.
                 
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                • EagleFlys

                  EagleFlys Well-Known Member

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                  Api jokeasau. 1st grade hooker Manly. Enough said
                   
                • manlyfan76

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

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                  Watch the hands of the players he passes to. They are up, down, behind, low. No consistancy from Api. And the errors kill any value he has.
                   
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                  • Manlymaniac

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                    Walker has to be one of the most frustrating players ever. Api you go a million miles an hour thats great but learn to pass.
                     
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                    • NewwyEagle

                      NewwyEagle I sleep in a racing car

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                      What a pack of ****ing losers. I can't believe we lost that game. Playing for the finals, against a team missing almost all of their good players, playing for nothing, and we lose.
                      I take back every nice thing I've said about this team and the coaches in the past 5 weeks. It was obvious after last week that walker shouldn't play 5/8 ever. Barrett is just a ****ing moron.
                       
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                      • manlyfan76

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

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                        Who first thought that Walker was a 5/8? Because they were high AF
                         
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                        • BOZO

                          BOZO Well-Known Member 2017 Tipping Competitor

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                          These are the games that show up what our coaching staff are made of .
                           
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                          • bob dylan

                            bob dylan Well-Known Member Premium Member 2017 Tipping Competitor

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                            Api isnt 1st grade material.
                             
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                            • Dan

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                              The team would have been better today with:

                              - Walker in the Centres
                              - Api at 5/8 or HB
                              - Brown in Dummy half

                              No need to bring others in, just make that simple shift. As crap as brown is, he at least gives decent dummy half service
                               
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                              • Eagle of London

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                                The service DCE gets from the dummy half is critical to way we perform. More often than not he gets the ball high, low, behind and flat footed.

                                Api just not good enough.

                                Walker a 3/4 and nothing else. Ever. Run hard and fast at holes and he will be great.

                                Brown is a utility I know but jeez we must have another option for center. Even with the current injury list.
                                 
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                                • BOZO

                                  BOZO Well-Known Member 2017 Tipping Competitor

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                                  Unfortunately simple Simon Barrett can not comprehend this .
                                   
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                                  • HK_Eagle

                                    HK_Eagle Well-Known Member

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                                    This.

                                    I just don't get it. That seemed like a pretty straight-forward adjustment for tonight. What's further baffling and hard to take is even allowing for Barrett's positional selection to begin with, why oh why wouldn't he make that shift after half time. It was clear they were crowding DCE all night, which was made all the easier without a second play-making option. Api at 5/8 would have given Parra defenders something to consider before they just threw all their resources into shutting down DCE. That in itself would have given DCE a bit more breathing space. In addition, it would have better managed Api's weakness with dummy half delivery, while still making use of his unpredictability, good defence and enthusiasm. Walker could then be used in the centres where he belongs. Arghhh!
                                     
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