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The Good, the Bad and the Ugly report - Rd 23

Discussion in 'Rugby League Forum' started by cf2 is back, Aug 11, 2012.

  1. cf2 is back

    cf2 is back Active Member

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    Souths were being talked up as massive premiership contenders, but Rabbit stew was the perfect menu for the Sea Eagles on a wet, wild and windy night.


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  2. lismore_fan

    lismore_fan Well-Known Member

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    Another joyful read about our winning boys. Reading your report is one thing that I do look forward to.

    Not sure if Snake's hand in 'gail' force winds was apt. I don't think Gail had anything to do with him. She's a fine girl.
    Perhaps you mean 'gale'.
     
  3. KOMORI

    KOMORI Born and bred an Eagle

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    In Taufua's defense, he completely baffled that ant he stepped :)

    Good report as always sir!!!
     
  4. Vyssini

    Vyssini Well-Known Member 2017 Tipping Competitor

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    Excellent write up as per usual. Must admit though, I think you may not be doing Foz justice- I haven't seen the replay but at the ground last night I thought he was back to his best and quite involved.
     
  5. Berkeley_Eagle

    Berkeley_Eagle Current Status: 24/7 Manly Fan

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    what Mr Invisible said about our win over at flea town



    But now everyone will be gushing over Manly and how they are finals ready.

    Both sides were dead average last night. Hunt and Farrell need to learn to defend. Dead set turnstyles last night. If Manly caught on they could have just hammered that side every play and produced points. Add to this John Sutton is completely useless (a few times had numbers outside him and took the tackle), Adam Reynolds was too quiet (hype getting to his head?), and Issac Luke (sadly for Souths fans) returning. Luke was terrible last night, his defence is always shocking.

    Put simply Manly just had to turn up to win last night. Even when Souths were up on the scoreboard, you knew it was just a matter of time.

    Sure with Stewarts return their last line of defence is MUCH better, but they are still being easily exposed in defence. There were points all over the ground if Souths played the game smart. Taufua can be exposed, likewise drawing their forwards then shifting wide quickly. Not to mention Souths failed to take advantage of the wind last night. I don'tt think they kicked dead/line to turn around Manly once last night.
     
  6. Vyssini

    Vyssini Well-Known Member 2017 Tipping Competitor

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    Berks, I actually prefer it when he remain Invisible...
     
  7. Berkeley_Eagle

    Berkeley_Eagle Current Status: 24/7 Manly Fan

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    just showing you what a 2 faced bastard he is
     
  8. castle eagle

    castle eagle Well-Known Member 2017 Tipping Competitor

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    without picking on them too much, what about the penalty against foran for 'breaking too soon' from the scrum. yet no penalty when manly trapped the ball in front of the locks feet & souths 3 back rowers all broke, then stood there until the ball was out.i'm sure at least one of them was then involved in the tackle also.
     
  9. Shoe1

    Shoe1 Well-Known Member

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    That he is. I hate him. Thanks for the reminder of why I have that phoney blocked.
     
  10. Mark from Brisbane

    Mark from Brisbane Living the dream Premium Member

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    Two faced for sure, stick to Flea Town please
     
  11. bazeagle

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    Great read.
    Wish I'd tipped us - stupid error.
     
  12. ManlyBacker

    ManlyBacker Winging it Staff Member

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    Actually he is right about some things. They had a gale behind them in the second half and didn't use it. We have some minor weaknesses but mostly in a less than polished attack.

    The rest is the great Invisble imagination. The opposition keep running at Gift like there is a channel there and there isn't - he smashes them. Massive Souf's pack and they were tackled out of it. MR I is as clued up as Maxwell Smart. His opinion isn't worth space. Let him dream because the results from now on it will only be dreams where he will get any joy.
     
  13. ALinda

    ALinda Well-Known Member 2017 Tipping Competitor

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    Agree the Ugly was definitely the weather. The Bad for the night was the players rushing back to the sheds after the game without acknowledging our presence. Normally they show their thanks for our support but last night wouldn't even look our way. Having said that, I forgave them in view of the dreadful weather and understandably wanting to get inside.
     
  14. the mauler

    the mauler Well-Known Member Premium Member 2017 Tipping Competitor

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    Great read. Only thing I disagree with is that Sterlo did a good job filling in for Rabs. He was very ordinary IMO.
     
  15. Shoe1

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    I can't remember a game where a "12 point breeze" actually delivered the 12 points. The strenght of the wind on fiday night actually seemed to hamper the team running with it. Souths had better field position in the 1st half, and we had better field position in the 2nd half. I think this shows that there are other aspects of play that are more important than the breeze.

    And when it's a gale, it's best to play percentage football.
     
  16. Dan

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

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    Another good write up mate
     
  17. Ralphie

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    All this talk in the media and from the commentators of souffs playing poorly is an irritation. They played as well as we allowed them to play, and on watching the replay I think they were pretty strong in patches.

    We made some errors in the first half because of the atrocious conditions. Once we adjusted to the conditions we were very very good in all aspects of the game.

    I give full credit to our boys, the signs are very very good.
     
  18. sean1976

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    Trex "Once again looked like the labrador who's not sure whether to play, sit or watch"....that a brilliant and very accurate summary!
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    Re the commentary: I thought they massively underplayed the strength of Manly's performance - which is not unusual. Gould couldn't seem to get past the fact that they dropped a few balls in the first 20 - the weather didn't seem to come into for him, of the fact that some of the mistakes were because we were trying lots of stuff in attack.
     
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      ManlyBacker Winging it Staff Member

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      The Saturday winner Race 4 at Eagle Farm was... Fire Up Fifi
       
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