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Game Day: Manly v Penrith [Round 12, 2020]

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Sea Eagles
v
Panthers
12 Lottoland
2020-08-01 19:08
80th minute
42

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maxta

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Gotta say it's driving me a bit nuts. The fact that you don't know what it's for and it's so fast that even the commentators don't mention it, means the refs are free to do as they like. And I'm not saying it's biased, just free of any scrutiny which is a real problem. Be interesting to see how it goes in the finals.
No but they are 10 points better without Turbo and were 20 points hungrier which adds up to the 30
 
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Elliot - Safe under bombs , zero penetration, never in picture when try scored in corner
Jorge- Tries hard but slow, forward backwards and turning. Kicking to or behind him on every coaches list. Liability
Garrick - Improved yesterday but no penetration coming off line, always pushed back for minus metres
Parker- Does his best, defends well until opposition gets to our line , then slow and poor communication with Jorge. No attack no threat
Suli- Great off the line, threatens, but not involved enough, swing it to him early and give him a shot
Walker- Gave away a needless penalty, then injured
DCE- Our ONLY attack and creative player..
Jake- Finally running instead of playing half . Defending machine
Sirro- Competes and competitive
Thomo- Love his attitude but so so in all areas
AFB - Love to see him hit the line with more speed like Parra forwards
Kapow- See above
Levi- No threat no control of ruck.
Reseves all powder puffs, although Paseka is trying and shows potential and Crocker no no no no no

thankyou for the vent Ur welcome
 

Shoe1

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Elliot - Safe under bombs , zero penetration, never in picture when try scored in corner
Jorge- Tries hard but slow, forward backwards and turning. Kicking to or behind him on every coaches list. Liability
Garrick - Improved yesterday but no penetration coming off line, always pushed back for minus metres
Parker- Does his best, defends well until opposition gets to our line , then slow and poor communication with Jorge. No attack no threat
Suli- Great off the line, threatens, but not involved enough, swing it to him early and give him a shot
Walker- Gave away a needless penalty, then injured
DCE- Our ONLY attack and creative player..
Jake- Finally running instead of playing half . Defending machine
Sirro- Competes and competitive
Thomo- Love his attitude but so so in all areas
AFB - Love to see him hit the line with more speed like Parra forwards
Kapow- See above
Levi- No threat no control of ruck.
Reseves all powder puffs, although Paseka is trying and shows potential and Crocker no no no no no

thankyou for the vent Ur welcome
Elliot dropped 3 balls in 5 mins last night, so his safety is iffy.
 

Simonmyers11

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That was a pretty tough game to watch. I don't think the sky is falling though. We were up against it early with all the 6 agains (late in the sets) and penalties, compounded by losing Walker early followed by Parker on the same edge. Penrith played brilliantly and you can't lose two edge defenders on Cleary's side. We were never going to win from there against such a classy outfit in good form, to expect us to is delusional. Our forwards were drained with the lack of rotation and the Panthers tore us apart.

Lachlan Croker was in the side as an impact dummy half - it is clear he isn't a five eight. You can't blame Des for that selection, especially when Dylan's injury was a new one - it could just as easily been Cust that went down. I do believe Cust should have been starting based on form, however, the injury was just bad luck.

Two things really worry me at this stage: Levi and Tafua.

Our forwards are struggling big time with the poor service from Levi. He fails to engage the markers or pass wide enough to take them out of the play. We had a few knock ons last night where he tried to engage them and just looked clunky. A lot of our go forward is limited by his poor service and I feel for our middle men, especially Jake. I really hate the little play where he flicks the ball straight from the ground wthout taking a step to an edge back rower on the short side off his shoulder who then gets drilled by the marker and their edge defender with a loss or minimal gain early in the set. On top of that he still struggles with taking the right options inside the 20.

I have been a huge Jorge fan for many seasons now. I think that he stands up with Nofoaluma and Mansour as the best winger coming out of your own end - a crucial part of the game. However, teams are targeting him and getting success. I think he still has something to offer the game but perhaps not in our team with our up and in edge defence. He just isn't mobile enough to turn and cover. Parker has been saving him quite often as well.

We can compete with the Panthers when we meet them in the finals. We just need our players to stay on the park and to get into the game early. If we can do that and allow Croker (I know but he's our best dummy half option in a team that needs to compensate for Levi) to come on and open things up late we can beat them. DCE had them really worried on that right edge last night. Chrichton was obviously coached to go low on Suli and take his legs, i'd like to see Garrick try and come inside for an offload and DCE/Turbo to wrap around to expose that tactic next game.
Good points. I agree comments about Levi. Just doesn't have footy smarts and a good select passing game. I hope Faniu gets off, I really do. Need him back at 9
 

BOZO

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Elliot - Safe under bombs , zero penetration, never in picture when try scored in corner
Jorge- Tries hard but slow, forward backwards and turning. Kicking to or behind him on every coaches list. Liability
Garrick - Improved yesterday but no penetration coming off line, always pushed back for minus metres
Parker- Does his best, defends well until opposition gets to our line , then slow and poor communication with Jorge. No attack no threat
Suli- Great off the line, threatens, but not involved enough, swing it to him early and give him a shot
Walker- Gave away a needless penalty, then injured
DCE- Our ONLY attack and creative player..
Jake- Finally running instead of playing half . Defending machine
Sirro- Competes and competitive
Thomo- Love his attitude but so so in all areas
AFB - Love to see him hit the line with more speed like Parra forwards
Kapow- See above
Levi- No threat no control of ruck.
Reseves all powder puffs, although Paseka is trying and shows potential and Crocker no no no no no

thankyou for the vent Ur welcome
Good on you feathered friend . Express your passion !!!
 

Simonmyers11

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Elliot dropped 3 balls in 5 mins last night, so his safety is iffy.
Plus fell over twice and allowed Penrith to score on both occasions.

Penrith played well but we let them score some defendable tries. Some dropped balls, bad reads in defence and giving away repeat sets didn't help.
 

BOZO

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Plus fell over twice and allowed Penrith to score on both occasions.

Penrith played well but we let them score some defendable tries. Some dropped balls, bad reads in defence and giving away repeat sets didn't help.
The panthers Forwards won the middle . Cleary controlled the game and their backs blew us off the park . We were completely out classed ON THE NIGHT . Next week we start again . We wont live in the past .
 

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Pull yer heads outta your butts MRC.

Or have you forgotten what a crusher tackle is?


The crusher tackle is back, but it looks like the NRL doesn’t want to know about it.

At least not until some poor bugger ends up with a broken neck.

How else can they possibly explain the weak punishments that have been handed down in recent weeks after a series of awful and reckless tackles that belong in the UFC, not in the NRL?

In one instance a sickening tackle by Penrith’s Moses Leota on Saturday night didn’t even catch the attention of the NRL’s match review committee.

 

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