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Resilience Lacking For Manly: Barrett

Discussion in 'Rugby League Forum' started by lsz, Mar 15, 2016.

By lsz on Mar 15, 2016 at 4:24 PM
  1. lsz

    lsz Well-Known Member Staff Member 2017 Tipping Competitor

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    Sea Eagles coach Trent Barrett will be looking to build much-needed resilience in the coming weeks following his team's 36-22 drubbing at the hands of the Wests Tigers on Monday night.

    While ill-discipline came in the form of eight penalties and 10 errors, Barrett said the Sea Eagles' inability to defend at crucial moments was their undoing.

    In the end Manly had to defend almost 10 more sets than their opponents.

    "I thought the longer the game went, the more confidence we would have got. We just didn't help ourselves throughout the game with fourth-tackle penalties – I think we had five of them," Barrett said.

    "We compounded every penalty with an error. Twenty-two points should be enough to win. We know they're a good attacking side but we have some work to do in that area especially when it comes to being more resilient on our try-line."

    With the game locked up at 16-all just after half-time the Sea Eagles failed to kick on from their mid-game efforts, despite Dylan Walker, Lewis Brown and Jorge Taufua helping the side to three consecutive tries.

    In the end it was Kevin Naiqama and Man of the Match James Tedesco who would ruin the Sea Eagles' prospects by combining for four tries and three try assists between them.

    It leaves Manly winless with the opening fortnight of the season now complete following their Round 1 28-6 capitulation against the Bulldogs.

    "We were right in the game. I thought in patches we were a hell of a lot better than last week and then in other issues we let ourselves down again," Barrett said.

    "Until we can get that 80 minutes of consistent footy and doing everything right, we're going to find ourselves in that position again. There were some good things there but there are certainly some things we need to address.

    "We're all in it together and there's no easy fix. We just have to keep working hard."

    Barrett refused to use the absence of veteran fullback Brett Stewart as an excuse either, with the former NSW and Australian custodian battling ongoing hamstring issues.

    "[Stewart will] obviously make a huge difference to us with his leadership and his talk but certainly the loss wasn't through lack of personnel," Barrett said.

    "We won't hide from what we did wrong. We just need to fix it."


Discussion in 'Rugby League Forum' started by lsz, Mar 15, 2016.

    1. Woodsie

      Woodsie played strong, done good.

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      Can't help you with all those problems coach, but can I suggest you get somebody else to select the team.
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      • maxta

        maxta Well-Known Member Premium Member 2017 Tipping Competitor

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        He seems right in the analysis about winning a game with 22 points, now the hard part, addressing the defence to get it done.
        No team in 2016 will beat Tigers in a shootout....NZ would go closest & they couldn't match it last week.
      • The Who

        The Who Well-Known Member Premium Member

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        Doesn't he simply mean: we lacked the traditional Manly culture?
        Not surprising. He's one of only two (I believe) non Manly coaches, and the influx of non-Manly staff and players gives this team a feeling of a representative team without a common bond.
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        • Eagleheart

          Eagleheart Well-Known Member 2017 Tipping Competitor

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          Oh dear, we have big problems............!

          Our attack was utter rubbish and our defence the worst I have seen it since, well since the Northern Eagles era. Our basics non existent, we have over paid plodders and our coaching staff and owners are in Disneyland. All while the propaganda machine peddles out what a wonderful world through the speakers.

          TB is not up to first grade coaching standard at present and I don't know if he ever will be. And Bozo and Penn have not built anything of value that I can see, they have just damaged the spirit of Manly, they can't ever fully break it but seriously they are having a good go at it.
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          • manlyfan76

            manlyfan76 Parra Trolls are the best. Premium Member 2017 Tipping Competitor

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            Listening to the post match on the radio one of the Tigers said that JT had swallowed his pride and is listening to how the players want to play.
            It seems they are better at coaching than Taylor.
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            • Budgewoi Eagle

              Budgewoi Eagle In for the long haul. Premium Member 2016 Tipping Competitor 2017 Tipping Competitor

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              Yep. Resilience has traditionally been our stock in trade.
            • Loaded dog

              Loaded dog flaccid Member

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              Vince Lombardi (once the coach of the Green Bay Packers) once said:
              Players WIN games, and
              Coaches LOSE games...

              He also once said:

              "I never lose two in a row with the same team of faces "
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              • Jerry1

                Jerry1 Well-Known Member

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                36 - 22 isn't a drubbing - its a loss. 36 - 0 is a drubbing.
              • SeaEagleRock8

                SeaEagleRock8 Sea Eagle Lach Staff Member Premium Member 2017 Tipping Competitor

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                ...through no fault of their own ;)
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                • MadMarcus

                  MadMarcus Local Lunatic 2017 Tipping Competitor

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                  It felt like a drubbing.
                • Jerry1

                  Jerry1 Well-Known Member

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                  Wait till we play the bunnies or broncs... Then we will get a drubbing..
                • Loobs

                  Loobs Scott Fulton’s 5th Cousin Premium Member

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                  Jeez he's had two weeks. Think it's time he gets the sack...
                • SeaEagleRock8

                  SeaEagleRock8 Sea Eagle Lach Staff Member Premium Member 2017 Tipping Competitor

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                  He should have been sacked two weeks ago, blind Freddy could see this coming.
                • JenEagle

                  JenEagle Well-Known Member

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                  I was so shocked with how bad we were round 1. All the talk in the off season about how we had rebuilt the club and we were now top 4 and how good a coach Trent Barrett is etc etc made me think we would come out and play like we did from 05 to 14 under Des and Tooves. Instead after about 25 minutes I realised that we were absolute rubbish. Unfortunately the Tiges game was more of the same.

                  It's only early days though however we just seem so far off the pace. Our defence especially out wide is shocking.

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