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Hurry back Jorge .. we need you!

Nordburg

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Jorge seems to be past his best but what the last two weeks and the games he missed at the end of last season,have proven is that all those blaming him for tries conceded down the left,were not watching the game closely enough or have no idea,because theyโ€™re having the same issues with him missing.Itโ€™s either Desโ€™ style of defence or the inside men are not doing their job
 

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Well, we are because I would put him straight in ..
Put him straight in what exactly ?

Just after some clarification before it goes further@:D

Now wheres the emoji's gone....are there they are @:D
 

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Desperate when Jorge is getting called upon.
Jorge can't catch, leaves wing to be beaten on the outside and is as slow as a turtle.
We do not have 1 decent winger or centre. Cut the lot an re invest
 

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Yeh nah. Love Jorge, but he's past his time. Modern game don't suit him.
 

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Just my opinion, from only 2 starts .. and I have been wrong before .. but I think he has all the coordination of a frog in a blender .. his kick returns are poor to average at best, .. DCE has kicked to him 4 times and he hasn't got within a bull's roar of getting close to any of them, poor judgement or timing, .. I think he is/will be a poor tackler and very suspect against anybody with a step or elusive bone in their body.

On the bright side he is tall and fast, and if given a clear run to the line will finish well ... he will occasionally do something good and people will say wow ... but for mine he is not the complete package ...

With time he may get there ... but I can't see it ..
 

manlyfan76

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2nd row.
There someone said it.
 

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Just my opinion, from only 2 starts .. and I have been wrong before .. but I think he has all the coordination of a frog in a blender .. his kick returns are poor to average at best
Doing the unwanted grunt work and kick returns are probably the best aspect of Jorge's game. Unfortunately this isn't 2013 anymore and we need fast outside backs to at least make us somewhat compatible with the modern game.

After 9 years at Manly I'm inclined to say that Jorge is not what we need to progress this team. That's not saying that the winger is the only reason we will win or lose matches.

DCE has kicked to him 4 times and he hasn't got within a bull's roar of getting close to any of them, poor judgement or timing, .. I think he is/will be a poor tackler and very suspect against anybody with a step or elusive bone in their body.

On the bright side he is tall and fast, and if given a clear run to the line will finish well ... he will occasionally do something good and people will say wow ... but for mine he is not the complete package ...

With time he may get there ... but I can't see it ..
When was the last time Jorge was the target of an attacking kick? The fact he is slow, not very mobile and poor in the air precludes him from attacking options that would otherwise be available with Saab in the squad.

Of course Saab needs work and is not the complete package. It even took Tom several years to become a solid defender. But Saab does have enough upside to persist with him, in my opinion.

On the bright side he is tall and fast, and if given a clear run to the line will finish well ... he will occasionally do something good and people will say wow ... but for mine he is not the complete package ...

With time he may get there ... but I can't see it ..
Again after seeing him for 9 years we know what we will get getting with Taufua, I just don't think he is what this squad needs at the moment.
 

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Just my opinion, from only 2 starts .. and I have been wrong before .. but I think he has all the coordination of a frog in a blender .. his kick returns are poor to average at best, .. DCE has kicked to him 4 times and he hasn't got within a bull's roar of getting close to any of them, poor judgement or timing, .. I think he is/will be a poor tackler and very suspect against anybody with a step or elusive bone in their body.

On the bright side he is tall and fast, and if given a clear run to the line will finish well ... he will occasionally do something good and people will say wow ... but for mine he is not the complete package ...

With time he may get there ... but I can't see it ..
don't think you've seen much that has an inch of positivity to it

jorge is garbage. no thanks. would prefer:
1. Koula
2. Funa
3. Tuipolotu
4. Harper
5. Parker
6. Simona
7. George Rose
ahead of Jorge Taufua on the wing in our side
 
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Just my opinion, from only 2 starts .. and I have been wrong before .. but I think he has all the coordination of a frog in a blender .. his kick returns are poor to average at best, .. DCE has kicked to him 4 times and he hasn't got within a bull's roar of getting close to any of them, poor judgement or timing, .. I think he is/will be a poor tackler and very suspect against anybody with a step or elusive bone in their body.

On the bright side he is tall and fast, and if given a clear run to the line will finish well ... he will occasionally do something good and people will say wow ... but for mine he is not the complete package ...

With time he may get there ... but I can't see it ..
He is definitely a little awkward but in only his 2nd game has made a break from our end, something none of our other backs have been able to do for years.
Chez isn't putting the kicks on the spot for Saab, they are too deep, too short or out on the full. He is definitely a keeper and will be our best winger
 

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