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How Dare You Ricky Stuart

Discussion in 'Rugby League Forum' started by Lord Eagleton, Jul 26, 2013.

  1. Lord Eagleton

    Lord Eagleton Well-Known Member

    +1,482 /36

    Parramatta coach Ricky Stuart may have just upstaged Mitchell Allgood as the man to land the biggest blow against Steve Matai this year, questioning the Manly centre's toughness before their rematch next weekend.

    Responding to Matai's comment to Fairfax Media that it would be hard to take revenge against Allgood ''when he only takes the ball up four times a game'', Stuart has fired a shot of his own claiming, ''Sometimes people act tough, sometimes people are tough''.
    Stuart is under no illusion as to which category he believes Allgood falls under, but the comment aimed at Matai is sure to rile the Kiwi international who was left red-faced after copping a flurry of punches from the Parramatta prop at Brookvale Oval back in round 17. ''I didn't blow up about it to Mitch,'' Stuart said.

    ''Sometimes people act tough, sometimes people are tough - you make that decision.''
    Allgood, who averages nine runs a game this season, will make his return against Canterbury on Friday night after being suspended for two weeks for his fight with Matai.
    Stuart has offered a solution to Matai's problem of a lack of opportunity for revenge.

    ''I'll play [Allgood] in the centres,'' Stuart said. ''As I said, sometimes people act tough, sometimes people are tough. I know which one Mitch is - he's tough.''
    Matai fronted the media at the club's Narrabeen headquarters on Thursday, but wasn't as forthcoming expressing his feelings towards the man who stood up to him three weeks ago.

    ''The best way to get them back is on the scoreboard,'' Matai said. ''I just like to tackle hard and if he runs my way I will tackle him hard.''
    Stuart said it was pivotal Allgood returns to the paddock and makes noise for his football ability. ''It's going to be important on how he comes back and plays, that's how he'll be judged,'' Stuart said. ''We all saw what happened. We're all very happy to have Mitch in our team, put it that way.
    ''There's aggression you need and there's aggression you don't. At the moment Mitch has both. He's a young boy. He'll learn to control it. I understand the situation he got put in with Matai.''
    Meanwhile, Chris Sandow will play his first game for Wentworthville this season on Sunday, against North Sydney.

    The $550,000-a-season playmaker was dropped to reserve grade a fortnight ago but a leg injury has prevented the former South Sydney No. 7 from a stint playing park football for the second time in as many seasons.
    Stuart said the halfback would play in the NSW Cup this weekend, but said his expectations of Sandow would remain ''confidential''.
    ''I took him to Canberra last week because he still had a bad leg and was with the rehab group,'' he said. ''He'll play this week. What I want from him is something I have to keep in-house. It's confidential between coach and player. ''

    Asked whether Sandow still had a future at the club, Stuart said: ''There's speculation here every day of the week. It's whether you want to believe the speculation or in the plan going forward. Chrissy has got another two years here.''
    Parramatta-bound Corey Norman, who is expected to partner Sandow in the halves next season, has been dropped to the Queensland Cup by Broncos coach Anthony Griffin. However Stuart insists it is no cause for concern.
    ''He made a very tough decision early in the season in wanting to join the Eels. From just being able to make that decision he's got courage. He'll handle the situation now,'' Stuart said.
  2. castle eagle

    castle eagle Well-Known Member 2017 Tipping Competitor

    +1,033 /9
    please do ricky
  3. voicefromthehill

    voicefromthehill Well-Known Member Premium Member

    +1,608 /13
    What an idiot of a coach - why would he even make a comment like that, he has too much uncontrolled emotion to be effective.
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    • Moondog

      Moondog What's up Darth? Premium Member 2017 Tipping Competitor

      +5,265 /51
      Some people can coach, some can't. I know which category Ricky is in.
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      • Av8r

        Av8r Active Member Premium Member 2017 Tipping Competitor

        +178 /11
        Front rower in the centres, that's genius
      • Berkeley_Eagle

        Berkeley_Eagle Current Status: 24/7 Manly Fan

        +2,125 /14
        Some people are good coach's
        Some people are not good coach's
      • Moondog

        Moondog What's up Darth? Premium Member 2017 Tipping Competitor

        +5,265 /51
        Allbull**** talking up Allgood.
      • niccipops

        niccipops un echidna spillo mia bevanda Premium Member 2017 Tipping Competitor

        +6,355 /56
        Ricky you're a goose. Go pluck yourself.
      • IQofalimabean

        IQofalimabean Well-Known Member

        +283 /12
        Cheap shots happen in most games, it is a non issue. I find Parramatta receiving their second spoon in a row, and Stuarts inability to coach to be far more entertaining. Either way I hope Manly belts the crap out of the eels again on the score board.
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        • HappilyManly

          HappilyManly MWTS Premium Member 2017 Tipping Competitor

          +19,029 /367
          .....However, Matai, considered one of the toughest players in the game, won't be taking a backward step, a ploy Allgood has welcomed by claiming ''it should be a good game then''. While Matai is giving up 17 kilograms and 12 centimetres to the Parramatta prop

          Read more: http://www.canberratimes.com.au/rugby-league/league-news/matai-says-revenge-is-just-lip-service-20130724-2qjnv.html#ixzz2a612MK7W
          Prop running away from a Centre, real tough :dodgy:

          Stuart's facile view of the re-match is reflected by his Team's performance each week :mad:

          However, tonight against the Dogs, I hope that Allgood releases the pressure valve in spades :p
        • COMMANDER


          +2,412 /121
          What sort of a coach gets involved in a pissing contest.
        • Volley

          Volley Well-Known Member

          +1,109 /54
          Amateur stuff from Ricky, but I sure do love reading it.
        • SeaEagleRock8

          SeaEagleRock8 Sea Eagle Lach Staff Member Premium Member 2017 Tipping Competitor

          +10,554 /215
          Stuart is just trying to back up his player, who was the butt of one of the best jokes of the season by Matai. It was widely publicised and would have had fans and players from many clubs laughing out loud, probably even Allgood's own teammates.

          Allgood would have been a tad humiliated by Stevie's joke. I guess Stuart is just trying to help his man but it probably didn't work very well (like many of Ricky's tactics).
        • Kiwi Eagle

          Kiwi Eagle Moderator Staff Member 2017 Tipping Competitor

          +3,884 /65
          Don't see to much difference between the comments really, like seeing them coming from both sides
        • lismore_fan

          lismore_fan Well-Known Member

          +223 /2
          Exactly Commander.

          Usually it's players against players, and
          Coaches against coaches......... (NOTE.. No use of an apostrophe here)

          Coaches can bag other clubs but rarely individualize players!
        • Lord Eagleton

          Lord Eagleton Well-Known Member

          +1,482 /36
          Puck you Ricky
        • globaleagle

          globaleagle Je saisis mon chapeau. Staff Member Premium Member 2017 Tipping Competitor

          +13,341 /117
          Ricky thinks the eels are playing Manly this weekend.
        • Lord Eagleton

          Lord Eagleton Well-Known Member

          +1,482 /36
          Yes certainly true. He's just backing him up because he probably feels sorry for him. Nevertheless, he has had a dig at Stevie's 'toughness' (is he serious??). Go suck on a lemon Ricky. Then stick that wooden spoon you will get soon enough in the Parra leagues club's silverware cabinet next to the other wooden spoon. Ahh yes Parra is 'rebuilding'... forever
        • mozgrame

          mozgrame Well-Known Member

          +5,127 /51
          Agree. Some people recognise "tongue in cheek", some don't. The biggest joke is on the journo's.
        • Garts

          Garts Well-Known Member

          +844 /25
          Its all good. Matai had a dig now Parra back.

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