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Lack of Pace

Discussion in 'Rugby League Forum' started by faithful, Feb 16, 2014.

  1. faithful

    faithful Active Member

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    Only my opinion but is anyone else concerned about the speed of our team this season. Im from an era of natural speedy players such as Jack Elsegood and Russell Gartner just running my thumb over our team who are our natural speedsters ? I know snake is fast but he is a year older the same goes with Jamie Lyon and Steve Matai , do we have enough pace to win a comp?
     
  2. SeaEagleRock8

    SeaEagleRock8 Sea Eagle Lach Staff Member Premium Member 2017 Tipping Competitor

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    We have enough pace to win 3 comps. At least.
     
  3. 6/71

    6/71 Well-Known Member

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    Fastest front rower in the league... Put him on the wing!
     
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    • Killer03

      Killer03 Well-Known Member

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      Speed is just such an asset it really makes those half chances a try. I'd love a player in the backline with the speed and acceleration of Shaun Johnson. Having said that we did make the GF with our speed last year. Snake certainly has quality pace, and Killer still has a bit of toe.
       
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      • ManlyArmy

        ManlyArmy Well-Known Member

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        I think we are short a light-footed player. Hiku is close to it though, hopefully he gets a few games, otherwise you-know-who will come knocking... Desum El-Has-balah of course!
         
      • Shoe1

        Shoe1 Well-Known Member

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        Interesting topic. Pace is great but so is toughness and positioning. We were in no danger of challenging for the premiership when we had speedsters like Donald, bani, miles, hicksy, brett and blokes like that at the back.

        If wolfman is gone, we will be looking at hiku, brett, taufua, matai and lyon as the backs. Maybe miles and Donald would beat them over 100 metres, but I doubt we'd be top 4.

        We have relentless forwards, halves and backs again this year, who will grind out field position and show skill, even if they lack a yard of pace compared to "flyers" I still think we will give it a shake.
         
      • mozgrame

        mozgrame Well-Known Member

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        We should have had Scott Donald in the 9's side. ;)
         
      • Manly To Win!

        Manly To Win! Well-Known Member 2017 Tipping Competitor

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        Our backline scored the most tries in NRL history last year, I really don't think this is an issue.
         
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        • Shoe1

          Shoe1 Well-Known Member

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          Excellent point!
           
        • BOZO

          BOZO Well-Known Member 2017 Tipping Competitor

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          Now we can close this thread once and for all !!! :)
           
        • Manly To Win!

          Manly To Win! Well-Known Member 2017 Tipping Competitor

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          It was a valid opinion, as if we didn't have such good playmakers I definitely agree this would be an issue, but we do, so it isn't.
           
        • simon64

          simon64 Well-Known Member Premium Member

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          I selected him in my side. Along with Andrew Frew, Chris Bailey etc etc.

          Well you get the point.
           
        • The Eagle Has Landed

          The Eagle Has Landed Well-Known Member

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          Delroy Berryman is an absolute speed demon.
           
        • mozgrame

          mozgrame Well-Known Member

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          Chris Hicks would have killed it. Mark Shipway too.
           
        • Chip and Chase

          Chip and Chase True Supporter Staff Member Administrator Premium Member 2017 Tipping Competitor

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          Not only are we slow, we are old as well.
           
        • Townsville Eagle

          Townsville Eagle Active Member

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          The old and slow chestnut again...I think all Manly supporters would be salvatating at the promise of this year, I know I am. Can't wait for the season to start and we will be a force. I think few would disagree that we are a top 4 side and we will be right in the mix. As with any club, injuries will play their part as well as refereeing but as I said, all teams are in that boat.

          My fellow supporters, look forward to this season being another success story as I believe we have a well balanced awesome team which can go all the way. Manly v Melbourne at Brookie will be huge, so for these lucky enough to get there enjoy the win.

          Love the Eagles.
           
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          • Jatz Crackers

            Jatz Crackers Moderator Staff Member

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            When we play melbourne its the lack of mace.
             
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