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My Round 14 Post Mortem

Discussion in 'Rugby League Forum' started by Ramrod, Jun 14, 2013.

  1. Ramrod

    Ramrod Well-Known Member

    +433 /2
    First of all, I want to say that the Refs decided the game tonight.

    How can that Reynolds "try" be awarded?? Are they blind?? Obviously, the multiple replays are of no use.

    Secondly, the penalty right on full time is a bit harsh. Then, to follow it up with a gift win in front of the post?? Manly fans feel cheated!

    New Players =
    - I'm impressed with recruits like Hiku who keeps improving with every match.
    - Lawrence & Horo, also star recruits. Recruitment department, take a bow.

    What's missing =

    - The telling factors in the last few weeks:

    1. Discipline - we gift away too many penalties and drop too many balls.

    2. Completions - we don't do well here. We need to go back to the old school of finishing the sets of sixes. The old story, you cannot win without the football.

    3. Big Joe and Kingy - We lost two big bookends. We don't have the props to lay the foundations for the backs. There's not enough room for the smaller guys. It showed tonight.

    We may need to shop for some big tough 80 min guys.
    Forwards that can do a lot of barging and big hit ups without feeling the pinch.

  2. The Eagle Has Landed

    The Eagle Has Landed Well-Known Member

    +485 /8
    My post Mortem is that Manly is killing me in the tipping competition
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    • simon64

      simon64 Well-Known Member Premium Member

      +2,548 /32
      2. Completions - we don't do well here. We need to go back to the old school of finishing the sets of sixes. The old story, you cannot win without the football.

      We had 60% of possession. Seems we can't win with it either.
    • Mals

      Mals Well-Known Member Premium Member 2017 Tipping Competitor

      +1,652 /39
      We are still not clinical enough when attacking near the try line. Some poor grubber attempts in the 1st half lifted the pressure off the Poodles.

      Proud of the boys for the spirited fight back, I think a draw would have been a fair result tonight.
    • Pittwater Legend

      Pittwater Legend Well-Known Member

      +1,163 /34
      Both teams completed 88% of their sets in that match. The Bulldogs won that match off a strong early lead built off winning the lottery on high kicks and then the atrocious video ref decision.

      The possession stat doesn't look good though.
    • sheridanstand78

      sheridanstand78 Well-Known Member

      +4,867 /73
      Right now we are own worst enemies, 2nd play of the game, dumb off load, a minute later 6 points, that set the pattern for the next 15 minutes and we were on the back foot and chasing our tail.

      Discipline is really bad at times, dropped balls, no line drop outs, no pressure. Lack of go forward.

      When Manly played direct and faster in the last 15 minutes, the gave the dogs all sorts of grief. That needs to happen from the get go.

      Discipine has to be addressed. I know we got a dud call in golden point, but Keiran needs to shut it!!
    • Ralphie

      Ralphie Well-Known Member Premium Member

      +2,953 /287
      Discipline is instilled from the coach. Look no further than the coach.

      Look at the disciplined teams like Souths and what is there is a coach that is living discipline.
    • mike walker

      mike walker Well-Known Member

      +657 /4
      g'day all,just trying to be objective,which means being critical where i think its needed,and certainly dont blame anyone individually for losing.The loss of kingy,joe and richie along with brett certainly hasn't helped our cause but i just dont get why tom symonds,who is already a good player and could be anything gets so little game time as he looks dangerous anytime hes near the ball.In contrast glen who just doesnt seem to threaten much of anything these days plays eighty,even jamie b who seems to cop more than his share of criticism,has more impact at the line.Also dce's try from dummy half showed that having a fast creative player working out of dummy half for certain periods of a match really has its benefits and is something we obviously lack.And whats happened to stevies dummy half running he was one of the best but hasn't been doing it of late?On the positive side young hiku has shown real promise and talent.
      cheers mike
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      • The Who

        The Who Well-Known Member Premium Member

        +7,257 /173
        I am a huge fan of Matt Balin; I think every Manly supporter is. But the above point about being dangerous from dummy half is valid. We need an 'injection' (bad choice of words) at the back end of both halves from an elusive player. I'm thinking here of Chisholm, replacing Balin when we need to exploit tiring forwards.
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        • Ralphie

          Ralphie Well-Known Member Premium Member

          +2,953 /287
          I like it!

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