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Croker and Austin

Discussion in 'Rugby League Forum' started by Dan, Aug 16, 2015.

  1. Dan

    Dan Kim Jong Dan Staff Member Administrator 2017 Tipping Competitor 2016 Tipping Competitor

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    i can't tell if Croker is constantly constipated or on the verge of crying, he looks like he is going to break out in tears.

    Austin looks like a cross dressing garden gnome or a gay Viking, it's incredibly distracting trying to watch football and seeing these two clowns
     
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    • torana355

      torana355 Well-Known Member Premium Member

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      lol Croker naturally has tears in his eyes its hilarious.
       
    • manlyfan76

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

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      Thinking of what could have been no doubt.
       
    • Chip and Chase

      Chip and Chase True Supporter Staff Member Administrator Premium Member 2017 Tipping Competitor

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      He is the Shane Watson of the NRL
       
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      • Mal Cochrane

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

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        Austin is starting to believe his own hype, see the way he pranced around after his try....MEMEMEMEMEMEMEME!
         
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        • HappilyManly

          HappilyManly MWTS Premium Member 2017 Tipping Competitor

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          But he was gracious in defeat. When Snake scored he patted him on the head as he walked past :)
           
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          • wombatgc

            wombatgc Well-Known Member Premium Member 2017 Tipping Competitor

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            I love watching the techno viking....except today. Would love to have him at Manly.
             
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            • Loobs

              Loobs I am not really Scott Penn Premium Member

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              Austin seems to get white line fever. About 4 times he tucked it under and tried to ram his way over when he could have passed or put a grubber in. Thought he came across a bit over rated then he scored and they started blowing smoke up his. That's the Greg Inglis corollary.
               
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              • Terry Zarsoff

                Terry Zarsoff Well-Known Member

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                The long stringy beard is an attempt to hide the dick growing out of his bollard.
                 
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                • sheridanstand78

                  sheridanstand78 Well-Known Member

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                  Austin has had a great year and he was dangerous today, got a try more down to a shocking miss by Foran. Overall he was not too dominant today.
                   
                • KOMORI

                  KOMORI Born and bred an Eagle

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                  Croker: years of losing at Canberra would leave me an emotional wreck on the verge tears as well.

                  Austin. Looks a bit like Charlie Hunnam to be honest but goes well. Would be a good replacement for Foran.
                   
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                  • KOMORI

                    KOMORI Born and bred an Eagle

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                    Techno Viking would use Blake Austin as an ear wax removal tool.
                     
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                    • Technical Coach

                      Technical Coach Well-Known Member

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                      Doesn't have enough ballplaying or a variety of skills in him. What tends to happen to individual type of players they have a green period for a year or two maybe stretching three then they become predictable and easily read.
                       
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                      • qldeagle

                        qldeagle Well-Known Member

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                        DCE and Austin as our halves..... We win the comp. His try was Jaryd Hayne like the way he pushed 4 of our guys away.
                         
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                        • Kiwi Eagle

                          Kiwi Eagle Moderator Staff Member 2017 Tipping Competitor

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                          Croker is an interesting player, a lot of people seem to rate him, but I've always thought he is just an ordinary centre and that was shown again today
                           
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                          • ManlyBacker

                            ManlyBacker Winging it Staff Member

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                            Techno Viking has been off the boil the last 3 weeks but he is THE half player with outrageous skills this year. I haven't missed a Raiders game and he has been absolutely fantastic. Tough as they come, work rate that is massive and a killer step.

                            Croker always has a weird expression. Either rocks or diamonds. Some days his defence is incredible and other days he is a turnstyle. I still like him.
                             
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                            • Mark from Brisbane

                              Mark from Brisbane Living the dream Premium Member

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                              Croker can kick goals though!!
                               
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                              • Dan

                                Dan Kim Jong Dan Staff Member Administrator 2017 Tipping Competitor 2016 Tipping Competitor

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                                Agree he lacks team vision. Plays for himself. There were times when he could have shifted it wide and gotten a result but ran it himself which almost never works against manly. For mine he is in the Michael Monaghan league. Can play a bit but would make a better hooker or lock
                                 
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                                • niccipops

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                                  Charlie Hunnam is 1000 times hotter than Blake Austin. Expert opinion.;)
                                  But I can see the link with the similar beard look.
                                   
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                                  • Technical Coach

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                                    I admire his tough enthusiastic never die wondering high work rate no doubt but the job of a half or 5/8 is more about creating opportunities for others and having great individual impact is a bonus/secondary.

                                    If the forwards don't dominate and there is a lack of space and time on is hands he is basically useless because his talents are all about giving making attacking opportunities for himself which is hard to do against set defensive lines.

                                    In saying that reduced interchange and fatigue coming back in will help his game but I still prefer more rounded ballplaying skilled players in the halves than running individual players with hardly any ball playing skills or kicking game.
                                     

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