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Shows Snakes impact!!

Discussion in 'Rugby League Forum' started by maxta, Mar 8, 2014.

  1. maxta

    maxta Well-Known Member 2017 Tipping Competitor

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    Personally my favourite all time player Snake was initially a speedster who impacted a game with a few explosive moments.
    In 2014 he calls 90% of the defence from the back, sets up 70% of attacking raids out wide usually hitting the right player at the right time, can do the tough yards from the red zone & most importantly gives the other 16 players huge confidence they will end up on the right end of the scoreboard & they execute every play that bit better.....
    You talk marquee player...here he is....
     
  2. Jerry1

    Jerry1 Well-Known Member

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    Best player on the field tonight without a doubt.
    But he has to be on the field to make a difference. You talk about marquee players look at killer. Hardly missed a game since he got here. Really, honestly we have to look to the future. For the money we are paying we need him on the paddock. If he can't stay fit then we really need to look at options.
     
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    • StuBoot

      StuBoot Well-Known Member 2017 Tipping Competitor

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      Yep, watching that first half performance I was thinking if only...he had an uninterrupted career he'd be regarded as being up with the greatest that ever played.
      And they wank on about Inglis Schmingliss.
       
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      • Darren

        Darren Well-Known Member

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        He won't see out his 4 years. First game of the year and just had an off season. Absolute star but no good at 600k when goes off and broken down.
         
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        • The Eagle Has Landed

          The Eagle Has Landed Well-Known Member

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          Said this a long time ago he's a star but a busted up one at that. Every time he gets the ball or gets tackled I cringe so that he won't get injured. We need a new fullback and Snake isn't easily replaced. Without The Snake our season is over.
           
        • wedgetail eagle

          wedgetail eagle Well-Known Member Premium Member

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          It doesn't bode well for B.Stewart in '14,
          if after a supposedly restful off season & rehab,
          he breaks down after just 40 minutes.
           
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          • Clint

            Clint . Premium Member 2017 Tipping Competitor

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            What is his injury & how long are we talking?
             
          • 6/71

            6/71 Well-Known Member

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            To be fair, I don't think we had the ball in the first 20 minutes of the second half. How much difference would snake have made?
             
          • Masked Eagle

            Masked Eagle Well-Known Member

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            If memory serves me correctly weren't the conditions when he had a similar hammy twinge last year? Perhaps the extra softness of a wet brookie oval doesn't help with this.

            He was outstanding in that first 40 min. He looked like has back to his best, I'm not talking about the speed in his legs but the decision making and the skill execution was sublime. Didn't get enough of a wrap because he made the really difficult stuff look so easy.
             
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            • maxta

              maxta Well-Known Member 2017 Tipping Competitor

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              Plenty - his presence adds huge enthusiasm to his team mates.
              They would have struggled to get over the stripe for 1, let alone 3-4 tries in that 2nd half.
              As much as everyone including myself points to numerous bad calls changing the game, fact is with the right attitude should have gone on with it comfortably.
               
            • wedgetail eagle

              wedgetail eagle Well-Known Member Premium Member

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              All they're saying so far is, you guessed it,
              a hamstring strain. No time put on it yet.
               
            • Masked Eagle

              Masked Eagle Well-Known Member

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              Would have made a difference purely from a structural point of view. Storm made easy yardage out that side simply because Matai was on the wing and he can kill momentum like few centres in the comp but wasn't able to out there.
               
            • 6/71

              6/71 Well-Known Member

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              I'll have to agree to disagree. It was a good second half performance by the Storm with our lack of ball security and the refs doing their best.

              Stewart doesn't stop other players dropping the ball.
               
            • maxta

              maxta Well-Known Member 2017 Tipping Competitor

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              NO but his team mates belief & attitude changes when he is ON or OFF the field...
              In the modern game a quality fullback is as dominant as Johns as a halfback in the late 90's.
              Lack of direction contributes to these errors.
              Yes , inadvertadley the dropped balls are part of it.
               
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              • 6/71

                6/71 Well-Known Member

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                Sorry buddy. I'm going to have to disagree.

                I'm not saying Stewart isn't a great player. He is.I'm just saying he isn't the messiah. It's possible we would have won without the injury. It is just as possible we would have lost. Believe it or not, we have lost before when he plays.
                 
              • StuBoot

                StuBoot Well-Known Member 2017 Tipping Competitor

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                You're right he doesn't stop others dropping the ball, but I bet my house on it that he doesn't try to take not one, but two hit-ups on tackle one that gifted the Storm repeat sets.
                 
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                  6/71 Well-Known Member

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                  That I can agree with.
                   
                • torana355

                  torana355 Well-Known Member Premium Member

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                  The thing about Snake is just his presence on the field alone lifts the rest of the players, when he was not there in the second half it clearly affected our whole teams mindset. Its something the team needs to fix, Snake is not always going to be there so we need to learn to play without him in those cases.
                   
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                  • maxta

                    maxta Well-Known Member 2017 Tipping Competitor

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                    All good, but can we check the win /loss ratio for when he does/does not play....& also ANY game Snake has played where we held a 16 plus lead & lost......neither can I???
                    Not a snowballs chance in hell we lose that game if he stays on.
                     
                  • 6/71

                    6/71 Well-Known Member

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                    Fair cop.

                    I think we win if Hiku and Chez play to potential and if the refs give us a fair go.

                    I didn't think our pack was dominated, I didn't think we lacked options.
                     

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