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No excuses

Discussion in 'Rugby League Forum' started by The Who, Sep 7, 2012.

  1. The Who

    The Who Well-Known Member Premium Member

    +7,247 /173
    We played tough, but were not good enough. We were totally disorganised in attack. We had more than our share of luck. The Berries have the ability of scoring long distance tries.
    It will be tough fighting back, but we'll do it.
    One winger came of age tonight. The other will certainly not be missed.
  2. Ryan

    Ryan Well-Known Member

    +9,386 /402
    I thought Whare in defense was woeful, and Buhrer - man, terrible game.
  3. Ralphie

    Ralphie Well-Known Member Premium Member

    +2,942 /287
    We were beaten by a better team......period.

    Neither team will win another game this season.
  4. Ceagle

    Ceagle Well-Known Member

    +252 /4
    I thought it was a weird game, we just couldn't get it going.
  5. The Who

    The Who Well-Known Member Premium Member

    +7,247 /173
    That's ridiculous. No other match this weekend will be as tough. These two teams are the best in the comp so one of them will win the GF.
  6. Kiwi Eagle

    Kiwi Eagle Moderator Staff Member 2017 Tipping Competitor

    +3,866 /65
    A fair change from your we won't lose another game this season !! Lol
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    • simon_eagle

      simon_eagle Well-Known Member

      +390 /9
      Played their worst games in Manly colours, although Buhrer was out of position and did try hard.

      Tafaua was brilliant though. That's a positive.
    • mozgrame

      mozgrame Well-Known Member

      +5,118 /51
      Kudos to the dogs defence. They are very well drilled and scramble nicely. Whare looked a little lost a couple of times. I feel sorry for Buhrer when he has to plug holes, it takes away his impact in the role he should have played.
    • Volley

      Volley Well-Known Member

      +1,109 /54
      You're a muppet. Tap out.
    • quickster

      quickster Member

      +18 /0
      I am struggling to think if anyone can beat the dogs, they just know how to win this year,
    • bob dylan

      bob dylan Well-Known Member Premium Member 2017 Tipping Competitor

      +6,440 /192
    • The Who

      The Who Well-Known Member Premium Member

      +7,247 /173
      I don't think there was a penalty all night for being inside the 10-metres.
      The Berries were up quick, but got away with it.
      It was certainly officiated differently to a regular round match. But I thought the refs were OK. In fact, we have more luck.
    • conanu

      conanu Well-Known Member

      +2,445 /46
      We were woeful tonight. Once Lyon went off we were done. If Ennis stayed off we would have won. Whare was shocking and Snake looked injured.

      I would have put Foran into Lyons position Glenn Stewart into 5/8 and buhrer into second row.
    • Utility Player

      Utility Player Well-Known Member

      +514 /6
      Full of **** as usual
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      • Jax24

        Jax24 Well-Known Member

        +465 /0
        Tough hard physical game but the 2nd half was telling. Killa was definitely missed especially defensively. Also the attack was just lackluster and very unstructured. The Dogs however just took their chances when they arose which was the key in a arm wrestle game. 16-10 scoreline proves there's very little between these teams and it's who's better on the day. I'll give it to the Dogs they were the better team TONIGHT. However they dont win the competition with tonight's victory. Manly didnt play their best so they know they will have to lift in the next weeks to defend their crown. I'm still confident they can and this new Finals system garuntees another life. Up to the boys to make it count now!!!
      • MPC75

        MPC75 Well-Known Member

        +221 /9
        Our ball security was **** house. We had them in the final 10 minutes and couldn't have the passes stick. Terrible start to the second half didn't set the tone either.
      • Mals

        Mals Well-Known Member Premium Member 2017 Tipping Competitor

        +1,650 /39
        Best thing about tonight......

        The NRL invite us back to play again next week. A week is a long time in footy. Go Manly!
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        • barrack o barba

          barrack o barba Active Member

          +25 /0
          Congrats on the eagles for a good game , but the mighty dogs were the real deal .

          I predicted we would win by 7 but will take the week off .

          Not your best game tonight , but you guys are the best team in the comp so it was an honour .
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          • Pablo

            Pablo Well-Known Member Premium Member 2017 Tipping Competitor

            +2,269 /24
            Origin style refereeing = slow ruck, which meant the dogs had plenty of time to set their defence.
            We went sideways too often and couldn't get any momentum. Then we tried silly plays that only work against a defenseive line on the back foot.....
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            • Phantar

              Phantar Well-Known Member

              +273 /0
              I suppose one positive is they played poorly and still only lost by 6. I'm struggling to think of a game where B.Stewart has made that many errors. A bit of a mixed bag from him, but without him we might have lost by much more.

              If Whare and to a some extent Taufua had better positional sense, we might have scored first and won from there. From that point, no head high by Matai and possibly Jimbo remains uninjured.

              But if we lose Matai and Lyon doesn't make it back by next week, it would take a 1978-like effort to win from here.

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