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Matty Ballin

Discussion in 'Rugby League Forum' started by simon_eagle, May 6, 2012.

  1. simon_eagle

    simon_eagle Well-Known Member

    +390 /9
    This guy is irreplaceable.

    How many try saving tackles has he made today? Not to mention the other 40+ per game. Sign him up ASAP.
  2. torana355

    torana355 Well-Known Member Premium Member

    +2,094 /36
    He was huge today in a bad game for us really.
  3. Dan

    Dan Kim Jong Dan Staff Member Administrator 2016 Tipping Competitor 2017 Tipping Competitor

    +7,740 /120
    I am shocked that some people think we can do without him. Legend of a player.

    On Playup I was counting his runs and plays. He also made close to 8 or 10 runs plus a decent kick
  4. lismore_fan

    lismore_fan Well-Known Member

    +223 /2
    Perhaps the head-gear is worn so he'll be noticed more.
    Another cracker of a game by Matty.
    Must be of a high signing priority.
  5. mcatt

    mcatt Active Member

    +62 /0
    I thought he was man of the match today. Great performance, once again.
  6. Nthn NSW

    Nthn NSW Active Member

    +59 /0
    He was my MOM today.
    As Dan said he made some great runs for good meters,which probably is why he didnt go unnoticed..
  7. Ryan

    Ryan Well-Known Member

    +9,392 /402
    Put it this way, in my oPinion if Cameron Smith weren't alive today, Ballin would be the QLD and AUST hooker.
  8. Hamster Huey

    Hamster Huey Space Invader Premium Member

    +1,178 /9
    Great work in defence but he really needs to fix the timings of his runs.

    Too often he shot off out of dummy half with no support, meaning that the advantage of the easy 10 metres is lost by a slow play-the-ball due to numbers able to get on him in isolation.
  9. Ron E. Gibbs

    Ron E. Gibbs Well-Known Member

    +2,337 /21
    Plus, he stuck around at the end of the game to chat to fans, pose for photos and sign autographs for kids on the fence. Part of me thought, "Christ, I hope he's not saying his goodbyes."
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    • Volley

      Volley Well-Known Member

      +1,109 /54
      Not with Tim Sheens being the Australian coach.

      He was great again today.

      Be a massive loss if we lost him, but so would Matai, T-Rex, Snake. As would have Foran or DCE as well. It's the nature of the Salary cap, and having to choose someone to leave is a tragedy, but it's a necessary tragedy unfortunately.
    • Kiwi Eagle

      Kiwi Eagle Moderator Staff Member 2017 Tipping Competitor

      +3,893 /65
      Had a massive game today defensively

      Will be a shame if he does have to go

      Talk seems to be that L Foran will be groomed as the replacement if that is to be the case. He will be up to the mark defensively i think, the others areas we are yet to see though
    • lismore_fan

      lismore_fan Well-Known Member

      +223 /2
      ABC Radio gave Matty MOM. I agree.
      Fox gave it to Brett Stewart, who came next IMO.
    • The Who

      The Who Well-Known Member Premium Member

      +7,255 /173
      I think you've got it around the wrong way. For much of the match he was the only forward challenging the opposition because there was no support. He was my MOM.
      I thought Canberra forwards outplayed our forwards today. Thank goodness for Matai. He made several great busts doing the work of a forward.
      Lussick made one good burst then threw an excellent around the tackler pass which would have led to a try had it not been ruled forward. Chock and Gift tried hard as usual, and Burher was good when he was on.
    • Kiwi Eagle

      Kiwi Eagle Moderator Staff Member 2017 Tipping Competitor

      +3,893 /65
      Fox was Glenn mate
    • Pittwater Legend

      Pittwater Legend Well-Known Member

      +1,163 /34
      Matt held us together today. Herculean performance.

      Snake was also tremendous for us today.
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      • EagleFlys

        EagleFlys Well-Known Member

        +853 /66
        Matai did what had to be done, matt was good a workhorse & snake defended beyond what I thought he could tbh.

        Matai for MOM. Without him i dare say we would have thrown that game like we did against parra n titless
      • voicefromthehill

        voicefromthehill Well-Known Member Premium Member

        +1,608 /13
        Balin played a cracking game, no change. And as has been said previously he is a good man, a real foundation for the future. Shame we cant keep em all
      • The Eagle

        The Eagle Well-Known Member

        +480 /0
        With Farah existing and Sheens as the laughable australian coach?

        Never happen
      • ads

        ads Well-Known Member

        +29 /1
        You might be thinking of rugby?

        The advantage of the easy 10 metres is that you get an easy 10 metres... Plus with the wrestle yesterday every play the ball was a slow one.
      • Hamster Huey

        Hamster Huey Space Invader Premium Member

        +1,178 /9
        I get what you're saying, but I'd rather see him time those runs more selectively and if isolated, position himself better for a quick play-the-ball. I realise it's all a bit 'armchair expert' to mention it, but it happened a lot in this game and I hope Toovey is into the halves and forwards this week to start working better with Ballin.

        Just so there is no dispute on my standing of him, he is the priority for me to remain at the club once B.Stewart announces he's staying; ahead of both Williams' and anybody else off contract.[hr]
        No confusion, but if played better and with some support, the advantage of that quick 10 metres is greatly improved by getting a quick play-the-ball and momentum.

        Go check the game again and tell me how many times Canberra were able to reset their line easily, on the back of one of Ballin's scoots.

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