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PRE-GAME DISCUSSION: Manly v Warriors [Round 13, 2020]

Mataiforerver

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From Des's press conference... bad injuries
Walker - 4-6 weeks minimum, potentially 10+ so the season.
Sironen - MCL, probably season
Parker - serious concussion, out at least a week

Please go to youth Des. Cannot stress this seriously enough I don't think I can watch another 80 minutes of Lachlan Croker, Taufua and Elliott. What better team to blood youth against than the Warriors?
1 Garrick
2 Funa
3 Schuster - why has he not been blooded
4 Suli
5 Harper - been signed, lets use him
6 Cust - why was he not starting, we will lose him if he doesnt get game time
7 Cherry-Evans
8 AFB
9 Levi
10 Taupau
11 Thompson
12 Olakau'atu - why is he not getting game time
13 Trbojevic

14 Metcalf - why has he not been blooded
15 Waddell / Gosiewski
16 Keppie
17 Paseka
 
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The better Robbo

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From Des's press conference... bad injuries
Walker - 4-6 weeks minimum, potentially 10+ so the season.
Sironen - MCL, probably season
Parker - serious concussion, out at least a week

Please go to youth Des. Cannot stress this seriously enough I don't think I can watch another 80 minutes of Lachlan Croker, Taufua and Elliott. What better team to blood youth against than the Warriors?
1 Garrick
2 Funa
3 Schuster - why has he not been blooded
4 Suli
5 Harper - been signed, lets use him
6 Cust - why was he not starting, we will lose him if he doesnt get game time
7 Cherry-Evans
8 AFB
9 Levi
10 Taupau
11 Thompson
12 Olakau'atu - why is he not getting game time
13 Trbojevic

14 Metcalf - why has he not been blooded
15 Waddell / Gosiewski
16 Keppie
17 Paseka
Hoppa to fullback, Garrick back to wing. I like it. That team has plenty of attack. You've gotta score points to win!!!
 

Mitch

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From Des's press conference... bad injuries
Walker - 4-6 weeks minimum, potentially 10+ so the season.
Sironen - MCL, probably season
Parker - serious concussion, out at least a week

Please go to youth Des. Cannot stress this seriously enough I don't think I can watch another 80 minutes of Lachlan Croker, Taufua and Elliott. What better team to blood youth against than the Warriors?
1 Garrick
2 Funa
3 Schuster - why has he not been blooded
4 Suli
5 Harper - been signed, lets use him
6 Cust - why was he not starting, we will lose him if he doesnt get game time
7 Cherry-Evans
8 AFB
9 Levi
10 Taupau
11 Thompson
12 Olakau'atu - why is he not getting game time
13 Trbojevic

14 Metcalf - why has he not been blooded
15 Waddell / Gosiewski
16 Keppie
17 Paseka
Sironen is not looking at a season ending injury mate, slight MCL injury apparently.

Certainly agree that several changes are needed though, otherwise it starts to show a lack accountability for poor performances if there aren’t any consequences.
 

The Who

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From Des's press conference... bad injuries
Walker - 4-6 weeks minimum, potentially 10+ so the season.
Sironen - MCL, probably season
Parker - serious concussion, out at least a week

Please go to youth Des. Cannot stress this seriously enough I don't think I can watch another 80 minutes of Lachlan Croker, Taufua and Elliott. What better team to blood youth against than the Warriors?
1 Garrick
2 Funa
3 Schuster - why has he not been blooded
4 Suli
5 Harper - been signed, lets use him
6 Cust - why was he not starting, we will lose him if he doesnt get game time
7 Cherry-Evans
8 AFB
9 Levi
10 Taupau
11 Thompson
12 Olakau'atu - why is he not getting game time
13 Trbojevic

14 Metcalf - why has he not been blooded
15 Waddell / Gosiewski
16 Keppie
17 Paseka
I'm happy with that team but I think your criticism of Elliot is harsh. He's no star but he is professional and very safe under the high ball.
 

The Who

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I note in the press conference that Des only mentioned Con and Typhuna as likely replacements so I'm not getting my hopes up that we'll see anyone new.
 

Mataiforerver

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I'm happy with that team but I think your criticism of Elliot is harsh. He's no star but he is professional and very safe under the high ball.
Fair play mate. Look he does try but its just frustrating knowing he will almost never create a try, and that we have 5x youngs kids with more potential who could deserve a crack.
 

Mataiforerver

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I note in the press conference that Des only mentioned Con and Typhuna as likely replacements so I'm not getting my hopes up that we'll see anyone new.
who is con and typhuna? tevita funa and cust?

Parker, Walker & Sironen. Walker in, Funa in... would really love a fresh face. Please Schuster, please...
 

Waz13

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I'm happy with that team but I think your criticism of Elliot is harsh. He's no star but he is professional and very safe under the high ball.
Yeah i said in game day playing fb against that today would have been horrible. It wasn’t his best night tonite but even in the coverage blocker and Voss said he’d battled all night. He’s no world beater we know that I’m just not sure we have better in Toms absence. We might find out next week tho. This seasons going south quick and in all honesty we don’t have the players to fix it. I’m not even sure we beat the warriors next week.
 

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Unfortunately I think your right.. funa will come in for parker, cust for walker, waddell for siro and gosiewski for waddells spot on the bench.. id put my house on it
How do you compare Funa with Farnworth , Staggs , Crichton , Ramien ?
 

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Unfortunately I think your right.. funa will come in for parker, cust for walker, waddell for siro and gosiewski for waddells spot on the bench.. id put my house on it
yep, dig up!

it won’t solve anything while we have our pop gun attack in the backs and our ****ty slow structure
 

Mataiforerver

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How do you compare Funa with Farnworth , Staggs , Crichton , Ramien ?
no where near. but probably better than Taufua, Elliott and maybe Parker in attack at least.

The players you highlighted are a classic example of manly being too old for the times. Staggs, Farnworth & Crichton are all arguably the best young centres in the game and have limited NRL experience... we have 'experienced guys' who are just simply worse than them, there is no two ways about it.
 

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1. Brendon Elliott/Albert Hoppa
2. Tevita Funa
3. Joshua Schuster/Brendon Elliott
4. Moses Suli (deserves to be dropped, invisible since restart)
5. Reuben Garrick (hmmm, that one nice run saves him) /Harper
6. Cade Cust (Fair for Hasler to go w/ walks last week but never again)
7. Daly Cherry-Evans
8. Jake Trbojevic (50 minutes max)
9. Danny Levi
10. Addin Fonua-Blake
11. Joel Thompson
12. Jack Gosiewski (yay dce and jetski combo is back)
13. Martin Taupau

14. Guac/Schuster/Croker (not many utilities to cover levi....)
15. Taniela Paseka/Boyle
16. Sean Keppie
17. Zac Saddler
 
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Dion Johnson

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Good side Harry with Elliot out on the fullback and left centre option.

Prefer Guacamole on the left edge backrow and Thompson play right edge.

Would like to see Tent start and Marty come off the bench due to his experience and getting Tent engaged early.
 

davohan123

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From Des's press conference... bad injuries
Walker - 4-6 weeks minimum, potentially 10+ so the season.
Sironen - MCL, probably season
Parker - serious concussion, out at least a week

Please go to youth Des. Cannot stress this seriously enough I don't think I can watch another 80 minutes of Lachlan Croker, Taufua and Elliott. What better team to blood youth against than the Warriors?
1 Garrick
2 Funa
3 Schuster - why has he not been blooded
4 Suli
5 Harper - been signed, lets use him
6 Cust - why was he not starting, we will lose him if he doesnt get game time
7 Cherry-Evans
8 AFB
9 Levi
10 Taupau
11 Thompson
12 Olakau'atu - why is he not getting game time
13 Trbojevic

14 Metcalf - why has he not been blooded
15 Waddell / Gosiewski
16 Keppie
17 Paseka
I would add Boyle
14 metcalf
15 keppie
16 olakauatu ( with wadell starting)
17 Boyle
 

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