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Knowing there is 0 pressure from the reggies squad, they can all afford to be as carefree as Big Willie; they know their pay check is safe from Reggies players.
They have ready made excuses (injuries, players out of position, DCE/FORAN shadow games, no Choc/GIFT, not playing at Brookie, etc).
I'm sure they "want" to win, its just they don't have to win.
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I read those comments (from Foran, was it?) about how the players are all still very positive at training and not down at all and I have to say the idea of them having a nonchalant attitude bugged me a bit. They shouldn't be positive, they shouldn't be smiling after games and doing the same old things every week. They should be horribly and completely ashamed of their efforts. Every other team in the NRL is clearly there to compete. We're not. We're the worst team by a long margin - no attack, no defence - and our position on the ladder reflects that.
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I think to imagine the players don't care is frankly ludicrous.
Certainly some don't care, although to his credit I think Daly is trying and is possibly only 70% fit.
But the majority would be hurting as badly as we are, do you really think professional players in the modern era aren't competitive??
Just imagine the sledging they'd be getting on the field ( and off if they read here and I know a number do).
A ridiculous comment , of course they do.
They have an injury crises, they are in a very deep hole , and in poor form BUT can you imagine them not hurting bad because of it???
Sorry but I can't!!
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Call me sceptical here, but his increased efforts have only really come very recently, just as it looks like Ben Hunt might steal that Origin utility slot on form.. and the $60k that comes with playing those three games.
Not sure if its a 'don't care' thing, more a don't have faith in each other thing, some that are trying seem to be trying too hard and because its more individual efforts happening things like that just dont work in a team sport.
Hopefully over the time off for rep weekend Toovs can take the squad somewhere on a soul searching mission...................................... minus the #6 and #7.
the more i watch the more i realise what the problem is, there is no cohesion, when you take into account how many new faces are in the team , you start to understand that they don't have the cohesion like the team of old , so its a team of individuals and not knowing each others game makes it impossible to launch an attack or defence..jmo
The answer is yes.
When I was close to the club in a professional sense , there were opportunities for some one on one discussions in a casual sense .
I got invited to a poker game, maybe 2007/8 , after a few beers, and a few Bourbons I got game and said " listen do any of you guys read the fan forum Silvertails".
I won't tell you who was at the table but there was a chorus of " of course we do".
And I don't know about Kelly but Grant & Dave spent hours on here.
So not only players, management as well.
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