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Origin is dead

Discussion in 'Rugby League Forum' started by Fluffy, May 26, 2010.

  1. Fluffy

    Fluffy Well-Known Member

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    That game is not going to be in the top 10 best of the season.

    Last years quality was down but that was worse again.
     
  2. fLIP

    fLIP UFO Hunter

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    Big call fluff.

    5 years without a series win is really starting to test the resolve.
     
  3. Fluffy

    Fluffy Well-Known Member

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    Is not the reason for the post, last years series and game 1 this year just have not been the quality that you used to see.

    At this rate in 3 or 4 year it will be what city/country was 10 years ago
     
  4. Matabele

    Matabele Well-Known Member

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    Where's Duffman?  I always enjoy his virtual slashing of wrists when the normal order of things is enforced like tonight.
     
  5. PONTIAN SEA EAGLE

    PONTIAN SEA EAGLE Well-Known Member

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    What's better a manly premiership or a blues origin series win??? case closed.
     
  6. Volley

    Volley Well-Known Member

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    Ordinary game, but the conditions were terrible.

    No way it's dead. 68k in that weather proves it.

    Kurt Gidley's doing his best to kill Origin though, that's for sure.
     
  7. Dan

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

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    I can't think of a worse nsw origin player ever, maybe mario fennech but gidley is the worst I have seen for sure, who named him captain and what does he have photos of who doing what?
     
  8. Matabele

    Matabele Well-Known Member

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      If NSW keep failing to fill their stadium despite handing out 20k free tickets they should just give them one game a year, Qld 3 every 2 years (as Suncorp sells out in hours) and take one game every year to Melboring. 
     
  9. Fluffy

    Fluffy Well-Known Member

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    Suncorp cant hold 70K so until they prove that is apples and oranges
     
  10. Matabele

    Matabele Well-Known Member

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    Arguably Suncorp *sells* more tickets than either Sydney or Melboring.
     
  11. lsz

    lsz Well-Known Member Staff Member 2017 Tipping Competitor

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    QLD are just too good

    I dislike him (hate is too strong of a word) but JT is a special player
     
  12. Dan

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

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    This all lays on the shoulders of 1 player - Gidley
    and 3 selectors, who should have been out of the job long ago In my opinion
     
  13. Jethro

    Jethro This space is for rent Staff Member Premium Member 2017 Tipping Competitor

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    Isn't there 4 selectors Dan? Last year they were Bob Fulton, Laurie Daley, Bob McCarthy and Geoff Gerard when Phil Gould, Ben Elias and Brett Kenny all called for them to be dumped if Queensland won a record-breaking fourth successive State of Origin series.

    (Sorry but I forgot to include my reference to the selectors names as I had to look it up yesterday as I had no idea who they were other than Daley and McCarthy)

    http://www.foxsports.com.au/story/0,8659,25673254-5018993,00.html
     
  14. Dan

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

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    must be 4 then.

    I wouldn't mind seeing Phil Gould, ben Elias and Brett Kenny in the selectors position come to think of it
     
  15. lsz

    lsz Well-Known Member Staff Member 2017 Tipping Competitor

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    not sure any players could have beaten QLD (as much as it pains me to say it)

    Sure players were out of position etc but i do not think it would make much of a difference
     
  16. Utility Player

    Utility Player Well-Known Member

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    In the cold light of sobriety we did well to only lose by 4 and 1 of their tries was botd.

    When you consider Qld had 6 and would have had 7 if Smith had played of the top 25 players ever to play Origin for Qld in their team. Whilst NSW had only Hayne who is rated as the 25th best player ever to play for NSW.

    I still think there must have been a deal done with Inglis as he started playing for QLD after NSW had won 4 years in a row and looked like building a dynasty.
     
  17. Matabele

    Matabele Well-Known Member

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    3 years.
     
  18. Dan

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

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    I think it would have made a massive difference.

    If we had a proper defensive winger playing on the right hand side, they wouldn't have scored at least 2 of their tries, if not 3.

    There were two directly because Hayne didn't call his centre out and went in himself.

    The Centre should have been released by his inside man and the winger should have been calling him out. Hayne had no trust for his inside man and likewise the centre.

    If we have Lyon playing in the centres with Burt, Quinn or B.Morris on the right hand side, we would have slid properly and held to the man, not allowing anyone through the gaps.

    It solely rests on naming Gidley and then players out of position. Had we named Gidley on the bench, Hayne in Fullback, Lyon in Centres and any of the 3 above mentioned wingers on the wing, we would have won that game without a doubt
     
  19. eagles2win

    eagles2win Well-Known Member

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    I gotta better position for Gidley - LRO (Left right Out)
     
  20. Jethro

    Jethro This space is for rent Staff Member Premium Member 2017 Tipping Competitor

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    I could live with him having that position and I'm sure many others could too.
     

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