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Its always a laugh after a loss

Discussion in 'Rugby League Forum' started by jbb/james, Mar 10, 2016.

  1. jbb/james

    jbb/james Well-Known Member

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    been a pretty funny week reading the wash up of a team that dare i say, just didnt turn up on the night, didnt dig deep enough or only had 100% to give rather than the usual 110% that some teams are able to muster.

    Poor ball security
    No real on field leader on the night that stood up and said ill show you the way , essentially daly either didnt read the script, or was unable to come up with a smart game on the night.
    I also thought while api played well his dummy half work wasnt as slick as it needs to be, inhibiting our go forward somewhat

    We should also remember the dogs had something to prove , in particular the big men that were going to struggle. There pack steamrolled us and the pack or daly were not able to bash or kick ourselves into the game. I think the team was preety pumped before the game and they just looked a little shell shocked. Besides the dogs usually touch us up.

    Calls for barrets head are ridiculous. After the few seasons we have had with player discontent this would be the dumbest move ever. How do we really feel our season would end trying to reinvent the wheel in game 2. How would the squad feel ?

    I feel this team believes in itself but that was tested at half time last week. Getting back to the grind is what the players and staff need to do. Everyone is entitled to their opinion , some have been hilarious.

    The team knows it didnt perform and are entitled to a chance to redeem. If we sack barret after one game do we offer him an extension of contract if they win this week. Same stuff really.

    Currently im quite comfortable with his approach, he is new to a club that has had a really high turnover. He has a squad that isnt quite balanced due to a few forwards digging there heels in ( fair enough ). He is testing out what he has , what combos etc.

    No one really knew how the interchange would affect the game, especially so early in the season.

    Api was short of a run. Maybe that is why the 2 hooker policy, or maybe because ferris is injured.manly want to offload players, we know that, putting them in reggies for a few weeks may just soften the resolve a little as we are reading now with t red. This may result in a better balanced team.

    You dont buy premierships these days, you build, and often you need some losses for a decent foundation. Manly will get better, the recruitment plan will sort itself, the coach will soon be aware of the tools at his disposal, the right balance and how the new game will play out

    No one knows if barret is the answer, but this is our 2016 wether we like it or not. Do we have to kick the cat after every loss
     
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    • brad

      brad Well-Known Member

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      Dogs had something to prove . Gee wiz i thought we had something to prove , like abit of pride in the jumper . All these new guys just didnt aim up . Only round 1 but still the dogs came ready why didnt we . Nothing against your post mate well done .
       
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      • Moondog

        Moondog Amazing Blue Footed Boobie Premium Member 2016 Tipping Competitor

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        Yep, I'm still laughing.
         
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        • Earnie the Eagle

          Earnie the Eagle Well-Known Member

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          If we don't beat the Tigers this round, there will be more than cats getting kicked.
           
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          • Mals

            Mals Well-Known Member Premium Member 2016 Tipping Competitor

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            Agree more or less. We are 0 - 1, big whoop. If we are 0 - 5 in a month's time then yes let's start questioning Barrett's competence. It's human nature that at this early stage Barrett will give his new recruits preference over Toovey's fringe players. Quite surprised that he dropped Lussick so quickly, mustn't be a complete yes man to Fulton like some of us thought.
             
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            • jbb/james

              jbb/james Well-Known Member

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              I didnt think lussick went that bad either tbh
               
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              • Moondog

                Moondog Amazing Blue Footed Boobie Premium Member 2016 Tipping Competitor

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                I still think we'll be right up there at the pointy end, I'm thinking about the Manly factor here, not the we get the added weeks at the judiciary Manly factor or the everybody hates us factor. I'm thinking of the magical effect of putting on a Manly jersey that transforms mere toilers to something higher, that makes an average player a better man.....in a better world.......................
                 
              • Woodsie

                Woodsie played strong, done good.

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                To dream the impossible dream
                To fight the unbeatable foe
                To bear with unbearable sorrow
                To run where the brave dare not go

                To right the unrightable wrong
                To love pure and chaste from afar
                To try when your arms are too weary
                To reach the unreachable star

                This is my quest
                To follow that star
                No matter how hopeless
                No matter how far

                To fight for the right
                Without question or pause
                To be willing to march into Hell
                For a heavenly cause

                And I know if I'll only be true
                To this glorious quest
                That my heart will lie peaceful and calm
                When I'm laid to my rest

                And the world will be better for this
                That one man, scorned and covered with scars
                Still strove with his last ounce of courage
                To reach the unreachable try line.
                 
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                • Moondog

                  Moondog Amazing Blue Footed Boobie Premium Member 2016 Tipping Competitor

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                  My Mum you to sing that at home. You're not from Elgin are you?
                   
                • Woodsie

                  Woodsie played strong, done good.

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                  Born in the gorbals, came to Stralya at 3yo. Freshie boy ever since.
                  Glasgow Rangers Gone. And they were the most successful scottish team for the previous 20 years. Never take your team for granted.
                   
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                  • Moondog

                    Moondog Amazing Blue Footed Boobie Premium Member 2016 Tipping Competitor

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                    Mate , I love the Scots.My grandmother was a great woman, she used to live with us, wonderful artist. I remember talking to her when I was a young kid, I used to to go up to her room and look at her paintings , she had a broad accent that I couldn't fathom.She'd say the same thing every time I go to see her. One day I asked Mum what she was saying, she said she's saying 'close the door on your way out'
                     
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                    • Woodsie

                      Woodsie played strong, done good.

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                      Were ye born ina tent.

                      Billy Connelly did time in the same Clyde shipyard as my dad, and their accents are identical. The scots have a way of cutting through most crap. I think there is a course all scots mums do to learn the sayings.

                      Lang may yer lum reek.
                       
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                      • brad

                        brad Well-Known Member

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                        I agree we will be there at the pointy end . Look after one big win we will all be saying how good this side looks . We have to stay posotive its only early days .
                         
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                        • Cliffymagic

                          Cliffymagic Active Member

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                          If u thk we are bad .u should read the kennel . When the dogs are losing . They are masters at crackin the sh.ts.
                           
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                          • Earnie the Eagle

                            Earnie the Eagle Well-Known Member

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                            Would have been easier to say what I say about Parra ie "your getting capabilities mixed up with impossibilities" My monster in law is Scottish, hard enough to understand at the best of times let alone when she has had a dozen whiskies, I cant make a word out then.
                             
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                            • Jock

                              Jock Member Premium Member 2016 Tipping Competitor

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                              Similar background. Born in Forfar...... Came to Oz when was 9. Gers will be promoted back to SPL this year. Agree don't take your team for granted.
                               
                            • wombatgc

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                              Don't kick the pussy.
                               
                            • wombatgc

                              wombatgc Well-Known Member 2016 Tipping Competitor

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                              We get to 0-5 this forum will be burnt down....(not exactly sure how that would happen practically?....but ya get the drift)....dare I say it members may even put their year pins up for auction on eBay in disgust!:eek:.....
                              ......
                               
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                              • Mark from Brisbane

                                Mark from Brisbane Living the dream Premium Member

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                                It could be worse, 0-7 is possible, a lot depends on how long our fullback is out for.

                                We seem to struggle to get a win when he's out.
                                 
                              • Woodsie

                                Woodsie played strong, done good.

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                                The Bluenoses return, first game against the auld enemy Celtic (the lily livered, cheating bastards) should be a cracker.
                                 
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