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DCE & Foran

Discussion in 'Rugby League Forum' started by swoop, Jun 27, 2011.

  1. swoop

    swoop Well-Known Member 2017 Tipping Competitor

    +1,543 /26
    The more games they play the more the opposition knows their play and can shut them down. I thought our go forward wasn't great and they slowed us down in the ruck, basically giving our halves no time to do what they do best. To much sideways movement and after not scoring after 30 odds tackles, in the 1st half, at their line beat us mentally.

    The rigours of 1st grade are wearing them down a bit mentally and Foran looks like he's been carrying an injury the last few weeks. Great kick to Snake for our try. We were almost beaten last week, The bye next week should freshen up a lot of players.
  2. Ceagle

    Ceagle Well-Known Member

    +252 /4
    It was only two weeks ago the halves were world beaters
  3. MK Eagle

    MK Eagle Well-Known Member

    +247 /0
    The halves are top shelf - Foran played off pace with that injury nullifying his pass timing & running while DCE had a top game. Creagh ran at him all night & was put on his back & most his kick/chase were on song. Made a few half breaks & this was against a side who had a rushing defence after controlling the speed at the play the ball. Dont give up on these 2.
  4. SeaEagleRock8

    SeaEagleRock8 Sea Eagle Lach Staff Member Premium Member 2017 Tipping Competitor

    +10,541 /214
    Agreed. They will win the NRL for us. If not this year, then soon.
  5. TokyoEagle

    TokyoEagle Well-Known Member

    +566 /8
    DCE had a good game tonight, was 1 of our best. Foran should never have gotten a hair cut.
  6. Masked Eagle

    Masked Eagle Well-Known Member

    +976 /0
    There was nothing wrong with our go forward tonight. We had no problems getting out of our end, our problem was execution plain and simple.
  7. simon_eagle

    simon_eagle Well-Known Member

    +390 /9
    I don't think it will be this year, but it's a great possibility. Mind you, we will have a few important fowards retiring/moving to the UK in the next season or two, so let's hope its this year.
  8. Stevo

    Stevo Well-Known Member

    +1,401 /56
    There is another thread blaming Watmough for the loss. And another blaming Matai. And one for king. Hmmm? How many losers do we have in our team?
  9. bones

    bones Bones Knows

    +9,037 /102
    It was T Rex's fault we lost.
  10. DSM5

    DSM5 Well-Known Member

    +516 /0
    I agree TokyoEagle, Foran looked better with hair. DCE was terrific last night. First year in the big time and he's going great. No-ones fault last night. Just weren't there to win it. I blame the win the week before. Very hard game against the Slime. Hard to be 'up' every week. The week off will do us good.
  11. swoop

    swoop Well-Known Member 2017 Tipping Competitor

    +1,543 /26
    I'm not blaming DCE or Foran, my observation it that the dragqueens dominated the ruck and slowed the play-the-ball, which effectively closed down our halves. Yes, we got plenty of go forward from our half but when we got close their line there was too much sideways play which nullified our attack. Especially the last ten or so minutes before halftime when we had about 6 sets at them in a row. This gave them great confidence and Manly looked a bit ragged at that stage.
  12. DSM5

    DSM5 Well-Known Member

    +516 /0
    Yeah, we look infinitely better when we're running straight and hard. Although we really need to look to run between players, not into them, and when a player like Princess or Rose poke their heads through the line, someone needs to be there to run off them. Anyway, I don't really see the benefits of running laterally when the ball is played ten metres out. Always seems to me that often we get run out of play.
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    • The Who

      The Who Well-Known Member Premium Member

      +7,247 /173
      Sure Foran was below his best last night, but he won us the match against Parra just a week ago, and has been our best player for many other matches. Lay off him. You can't play to his normal high intensity every week without it having an effect.
      He'll be back to his best after the bye.
    • eagle-rock08

      eagle-rock08 Active Member

      +70 /0
      I thought the guys played well last night. Remember two of the St merge tries where not tries and should have been disallowed. Also, the other one was a length of the field intercept while manly were trying to claw their way back in the second half and had to try and throw risky passes etc.

      Also, I don't think (watching it on TV) that St Merge were anywhere near 10 mtrs back all night. If they were they must be the fastest runners to cover ten metres in around a second and a half.
    • susan

      susan Well-Known Member

      +2,357 /56
      they are going great.need much more time to develop but i wouldnt swap them for anyone when looking to 2102 onwards
    • swoop

      swoop Well-Known Member 2017 Tipping Competitor

      +1,543 /26
      Did you actually read my posts? I wasn't blaming or critcising either of our halves. They were shut down with great defence from the queens and weren't given time to do their stuff. When we got close to their line our forwards ran laterally rather than straight and we made it was easy for them to defend.

      BTW I wouldn't swap them for anyone.
    • Jatz Crackers

      Jatz Crackers Moderator Staff Member

      +1,475 /8
      Now thats what you call vision !
    • Red Sea Eagle

      Red Sea Eagle Member

      +6 /0
      Surely not being able to get out of our own end means we had no go forward.
    • Jerry1

      Jerry1 Well-Known Member

      +2,654 /93
      We did everything right except get over the line.
      A few decisions went against us but if they hadn't it would have been a different game.

      All in all - wasn't that bad a performance.


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