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Discussion in 'Rugby League Forum' started by chrisos, Sep 19, 2012.

  1. chrisos

    chrisos Active Member

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    what is everyones thoughts on oldfield being on the wing in place of whare?did not put a foot wrong on friday and has speed to burn.I would not be unhappy if he was picked for the wing spot over Whare-thoughts?
     
  2. the mauler

    the mauler Well-Known Member 2016 Tipping Competitor

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    He was solid, but made a few errors in attack and was very shaky in defence. Whare definitely has earned his spot ahead of Oldie IMO.
     
  3. Sheikheagle

    Sheikheagle Well-Known Member

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    Has great pace and good under high ball. However, bombed a try when he only needed to draw and pass to DCE but instead went himself and then threw a speculator that went to ground. He was also caught out badly when they scored down his side. Whare is a better centre than winger however I would prefer him there in such a big game.
     
  4. Volley

    Volley Well-Known Member

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    They've both got their pro's and con's.

    Whare's the only weakness in the side this week, his defensive error against the Dogs was crucial. He's made a habit of it as well. Both games against the Dogs we've had all the running, then Whare has kooked it.

    I'd probably be saying the same with Oldfield, he seems to make a different fundamental mistake every game he plays.
     
  5. driftout

    driftout Active Member

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    I'd much prefer "Tubular Bells" to Whare from a speed and temperament point of view. I can't get out of my mind that early effort against the Bulldogs a few weeks when Whare got the ball about 15 metres out with work to do but lost the ball as well as being tackled. Oldfield/Lyon is a more instictive combo than Whare/Lyon (despite the hiccup last weekend) Bellamy was chasing Oldfield before the Roosters got him, and he's a better judge than Gould . Whare is not a winger full stop. It's an advantage to have someone other than B. Stewart who has express pace( like Oldfield) who can score length of the field tries.
     
  6. voicefromthehill

    voicefromthehill Well-Known Member Premium Member

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    Oldfield if a wing spot is in the offing; Whare if it is a centre spot
     
  7. Timmy

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    Thought Oldfield should have got spot on account of being a natural winger, and a great performance on Friday
     
  8. SeaEagleRock8

    SeaEagleRock8 Sea Eagle Lach Staff Member Premium Member 2016 Tipping Competitor

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    Forget Oldfield, but he may come back into the reckoning next week depending on injury & suspension (hopefully suspension, due to Matai taking out Slater or Smith :)
     
  9. ando

    ando Active Member

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    Oldfield for mine. He's a specialist winger
     
  10. BOZO

    BOZO Well-Known Member 2016 Tipping Competitor

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    Whare has been more consistent this year and has played more NRL games than Oldfield.
     
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  12. Brooky1947

    Brooky1947 New Member

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    Hope Whare spends the week with the Wolfman learning how to score tries outside Lyon. Wolfy's pretty good at it. No combination there hurts our chances!
     
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    • Jax24

      Jax24 Well-Known Member

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      Oldfield is a true winger with great speed. I understand he has his flaws but you can't teach speed. However while I'm not a big Whare fan he has been more consistent and has played alot of 1st grade this year with the injuries we have had. Also he is a utility player so his versatility probably gets him the nod as well. Hey at least if Whare is injured badly this week and we win and make the GF we will have a decent replacement.
       
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      • Chip and Chase

        Chip and Chase True Supporter Staff Member Administrator Premium Member 2016 Tipping Competitor

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        I would have said Whare without hesitation 4 weeks ago, but two thing stick in my mind

        * Whare's defensive lapse against the Dogs that allowed Josh Morris to get outside him (criminal for a winger to give the oppositon centre the sideline)
        * Oldfield's pace and seemingly better positional play in attack outside Killer against the Cowboys

        Either way I'm sure they will both do the job if given the opportunity
         
      • Rambo1987

        Rambo1987 Well-Known Member

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        They are both there just to cover for injures so they both do the same job.
        But I would prefer Whare just on experience alone.
         
      • Brissie Kid

        Brissie Kid Well-Known Member

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        Can see why we all want Wolfie re signed.
         
      • DSM5

        DSM5 Well-Known Member 2016 Tipping Competitor

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        Which position do we need to fill, wing or centre? I'd replace a wing with a winger. Whare is a centre, not a winger. Different skill set.
         
      • IQofalimabean

        IQofalimabean Well-Known Member

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        This is what Toovey thinks if you have not watched. I tend to agree with him.
        http://www.foxsports.com.au/league/manly-confident-toovey/video-e6frf3ou-1226477187524?subcat=1225914677120
         
      • Clint

        Clint . Premium Member 2016 Tipping Competitor

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        Sounds like it could be Oldfield. Gibbsy gave a bit of a hint on his show I reckon.
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        ok, now having seen the Toovey video, maybe not,,,:s
         
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