[Resurrected] DCE is the worst halfback in the NRL

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Chip and Chase

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Going to be an interesting showdown between the halves this week.

Hunt is constantly thrown up as an example of why DCE isn't overpaid, given he is on a $1mil per season reportedly and allegedly half the talent that DCE is. Going to be a bit embarrassing for the apologists if Hunt gets the chocolates this week.
 

Shoe1

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In simple terms, DCE "feels" he has to do it all...complicating his own performance on the field.
The best operator's in ANY sport will delegate different roles/responsibilities to various players, in turn simplifying their own game and able to play to their strengths.
The players around him also tend to not take much responsibility and in fact, often eyes are on DCE to "make something happen".
Maybe he needs to bark more orders at his troops to take action, rather then feel responsible to throw the magic pass/kick or try the impossible...
He is overplaying his hand and holding the ball too long before deciding what to do.

He would benefit from a few simple sets of 6 distributing to runners. Set the rhythm.
 

Fibro Eagle

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It's like he is overthinking the play and when it doesn't look like happening turns inside or pivots on a circle , He needs to just run the play and if it doesn't work try again have faith in the process
 

Rafferty

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Saw him take a run out of dummy half tonight, thought it was his best involvement, keep saying play him @ 9 because his **** at no 7, he might come good but I can’t stand it, reputation means ****, form is what counts, play cust and shoe in the halves, can’t be any worse than what we have been watching the last few weeks and who knows he might do the job at least until we get a recognised hooker back or he plays himself into form and then maybe he can have another crack at 7 if cust is struggling.
 

Chip and Chase

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It's sad having to watch him attempt to lead this team around. He is so ineffective in all aspects of his game at the moment it's embarrassing. We need to take the Captaincy off him, give it to Foran, and let DCE play second fiddle, heads up footy. Let Foran call the shots, can't do any worse. The less DCE touches the ball at the moment the better we look. When he stays out of it and it went to Foran and Schuster we looked the most dangerous. Do you think Foz was sending him a message with that hospital pass ?? @:D Stay on your side of the field buddy and let us do our thing over here.
 

The Who

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Foran had more touches tonight than DCE, and was our best play IMO.
Our kicking is still poor, as is our defences when the opposition put up an attacking kick to our wings.
I can't understand why we don't have a better kicking game. Foran, DCE and The Shoe are all competent with the boot. We have three kicking options at least, and possibly a fourth with Con. Why can't we develop a game plan that shares around the kicking duties around and which may just confuse the opposition?
 

HK_Eagle

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Foran had more touches tonight than DCE, and was our best play IMO.
Our kicking is still poor, as is our defences when the opposition put up an attacking kick to our wings.
I can't understand why we don't have a better kicking game. Foran, DCE and The Shoe are all competent with the boot. We have three kicking options at least, and possibly a fourth with Con. Why can't we develop a game plan that shares around the kicking duties around and which may just confuse the opposition?
Fans complained about the lack of kicking to Saab in the first half. DCE had three straight attacking bombs in the red zone in the second half while we had all the attacking momentum, and it was pathetic. Every single one was too short of the line and gave Saab ZERO chance. A decent kick on those three and we are looking at tries each time (Saab competed and took them, just couldn't do anything being the last tackle and short of the line to score). I don't think many realise how badly DCE is costing us
 

BOZO

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How is it that DCE was one of the Great leaders who played a big role to get the underdog QLD team up to win the series under Kevin Walters but under Des he is out of from
 

BOZO

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Woefully out of form right now. Much more so than Ben Hunt was last season under Mcgregor.
When a coach has his team getting thrashed 12 games in a row
You have to start asking some questions

I am a big fan of Des

But I am not a big fan of our proud club getting constant thrashing
 
Team P W L PD Pts
17 14 3 141 34
17 12 5 118 30
17 11 6 125 28
18 11 7 209 26
18 10 7 97 25
17 9 8 63 24
17 9 8 46 24
18 10 8 3 24
17 9 8 -56 24
17 8 9 -91 22
18 8 10 25 20
17 7 10 -90 20
18 8 10 -97 20
18 7 10 -34 19
17 6 11 -89 18
17 4 13 -153 14
18 4 14 -217 12
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