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Donny Singe et al...

Discussion in 'Rugby League Forum' started by Freagle, Apr 6, 2015.

  1. Freagle

    Freagle Well-Known Member

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    Just a passing thought...but we seem to be off the pace this year in terms of our power and conditioning. I've also seen a lot less of Don Singe on the website and social media - he's usually a go-to man for comment about the team, injuries, performance on the training ground etc.

    Could this be related to our on-field troubles? We're looking tired, not getting up in defence, not bending the line in attack. No metres from dummy half or general forwards rolling up the ruck. In short, we look a bit weak.

    We used to come out of the off-season absolutely firing. 2013 for example we were piling into tackles in threes and fours over the first month, compared to what we have now.
     
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    • EagleFlys

      EagleFlys Well-Known Member

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      Don't say anything bad about our forwards or backs strength and conditioning.
      I mentioned it a few threads ago that we were being rolled over by relatively mediocre opposition packs and that maybe we aren't in the best of shape...and was smashed for it.

      Careful where you tread here ... Donny "whip em into shape" singe seems sacrosanct here.
       
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    • ManlyMagic

      ManlyMagic Active Member

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      Oh no! People will be suggesting that it's all Donny's fault now so he should be sacked or resign!!
       
    • Red Pill

      Red Pill Optimist & Troll Inquisitor

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      Mental conditioning Maybe the issue here or more aptly having the desire and will to win. Wish Donny could fix this for us as well!
       
    • EagleFlys

      EagleFlys Well-Known Member

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      No sensible person would say that. But they would question the results if they were of the belief we were the fittest team in the comp.
       
    • HappilyManly

      HappilyManly MWTS Premium Member 2016 Tipping Competitor

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      Manly haven't had any pep since Dank left :p

      But I would assume Donny is busy with the rehab ward that is overflowing:(

      BJ had his op yesterday, don't expect him back this year :confused:
       
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      • Ron E. Gibbs

        Ron E. Gibbs Well-Known Member

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        It's probably more to do with a lack of effort than a lack of conditioning. It's up to the players to turn it around, no one else.
         
      • mave

        mave Well-Known Member Premium Member 2016 Tipping Competitor

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        The issue is attitude.
         
      • anthonyb1965

        anthonyb1965 GO Manly Premium Member 2016 Tipping Competitor

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        You are right, he is "sacrosanct" FMD!
         
      • Fluffy

        Fluffy Well-Known Member

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        yep, its fitness, nothing to do with attitude or injuries.

        I wish we were like other teams where we replace our top 17 players with better players once injured.....
         
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        • sheridanstand78

          sheridanstand78 Well-Known Member

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          Donny Singe has played his part over the years. This year the challenge is great in that there have been so many serious injuries. This season will be a slow burner. We will fly in the last 8 weeks I think.
           
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          • joanne

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          • Aussie Battler

            Aussie Battler Well-Known Member

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            Are we still going the calves blood ? if not, get back on it ! 2008 bugger all injuries and they all looked as fit as ! Tried it myself but no good. Still a fat heap.
             
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            • Freagle

              Freagle Well-Known Member

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              WE do have a relatively new 'speed and power' coach...can't remember his name. Most peoples are probably right however - it is an attitude thing. At least Big Willie broke the line a couple of times. How good is it to see SOMEONE breaking clear for Manly. Almost forgotten how that looks...
               
            • Loobs

              Loobs I am not really Scott Penn Premium Member

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              I always see the Gazelle about - he needs to get back to the Academy and open up his boot of goodies!
               
            • lurker

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              To be honest I don't think any of our coaching has adapted to the new rules very well. Some weeks we get allowed to hold and then others we get cooked on penalties. It seems like the ruck speed hasn't been enough of a focus. We spend a lot of time defending because we don't seem to take the gas out of our opponents e.g. we've come up against some good kicking games and teams pinning us. We aren't doing the same to opponents though. And for the record the results in the gym have been the same high standard they have for years. Nothing has really changed. I just think its a combo of things that are sapping our energy in games. Teams are game planning for us wanting to wrestle and we're giving away stupid penalties in the opposition half. Meanwhile most of the penalties we receive are slow down penalties once we're already in attacking position.
               
            • ManlyMit

              ManlyMit Well-Known Member 2016 Tipping Competitor

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              I think your spot on there, we just don't seam to have adapted at all. We are to slow on the play the ball and to slow out of the line.
               
            • EagleGirl1963

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              If any one is wondering where Donny has been just posted this on faebook
              Thanks to Cris Baily for keeping my orange shirt warm!! I know the boys prefer your strapping skills, Im more of a "squirt it with water and get on with it"!!!
              The NRL allowed me and 5 other NRL trainers to complete major intensive components of the level 4 Paramedic course to enable us to retain our 1st aid status on the field. I`ve been going nuts not being able to access my men during the 1st 8 rounds but Sunday was a good day. Brendon happy to get his yellow shirt back and Rubin back on the field too. Buggers wanted to vote before taking Cris off but I vetoed it!!! ha ha!
              Now lets get on with it!
               
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              • The Who

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                Translation please.
                 
              • The Who

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                Thanks, but it was this part I had no idea about...
                Brendon happy to get his yellow shirt back and Rubin back on the field too. Buggers wanted to vote before taking Cris off but I vetoed it!!! ha ha!
                 

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