No your argument doesnt remain. You said, \"because all week they trained as if lyon would be there\". My point, if they were running at Bell and not Lyon, why did Lyon still make over 30 tackles.
They directed their attack away from Matai, and if you watch the game with both eyes open, you will see why.
**** I cant believe 3 years on for this site and people still cant follow the idea of a thread
ok shall we break it down
YOU said that they ran most of the attack towards Bell....
Which means they thought bell was a weaker defender than Lyon so they trained as if Lyon would be there, hence targeting their attack away from him and down the other side
I would draw a picture but I dont have a scanner
No you ****ing idiot, its me that has to explain. Nodd gets it, why cant you?
My point is that all of their attack was aimed at Bell.
You said, thats because they trained as if Lyon was playing on the other side of the field. I said, If thats the case, why did Lyon make over 30 tackles.
If there original plan was to run away from Lyon, why did he still make over 30 tackles?
Do you get it yet or do you want me to draw a picture?
No the plan was they would aim their attack at one side, as most teams do. They chose the weaker defender.
It is pretty hard not to run your attack at the 5/8 when he is in the middle of the park. Try and avoid him all you want but he is going to wrack up tackles.
You dotn seem to get it you think the game plan wa specifically "run away from lyon" no the plan was aim your attack at the weakest of the two sides.
Given the choice, Lyon/robbo or Hicks/Bell they chose bell. so spend a week training all your kicks all your attack close to the line down that side, you arent goign to change it 10 mins prior to the game.
You didnt need to explain it I already knew what you were saying, however it was so far from what i was saying I didnt quite think it needed mentioning.
How you can think Matai is a better defender I do not know.
3 good games at the back end of last year, to which i credited him at the time, does not make up for his glaring deficiencies
I am glad he is out of the team and the team is better for it.
On top of that we dont need Lyon adding to the halves mix where we already have enough problems fitting 4 players into 3 spots, 5 makes it even harder!
weakest link he must go
The bolded section is the biggest load of crap I have ever read. Coaches change their tactics on the spot all the time. What do you think happens when a coach is trying to hide a weak or injured player? The half back detects it immediately and starts directing plays down that side. It happens every week.
If Hagan thought Matai was a liability, he would have directed the plays down his side, plain and simple.