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The Good, the Bad, and the Ugly report - rd 25 2013

Discussion in 'Sea Eagles' started by cf2 is back, Sep 1, 2013.

By cf2 is back on Sep 1, 2013 at 9:55 AM
  1. cf2 is back

    cf2 is back Active Member

    +94 /20
    At last it was back to pre Spring Brookie in front of a packed crowd to finally silence the critics and cement our well deserved top 4 spot once and for all. Could we crush the grapplers and send them packing?

    by CF2

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Discussion in 'Sea Eagles' started by cf2 is back, Sep 1, 2013.

    1. cf2 is back

      cf2 is back Active Member

      +94 /20
      At last it was back to pre Spring Brookie in front of a packed crowd to finally silence the critics and cement our well deserved top 4 spot once and for all. Could we crush the grapplers and send them packing?

      by CF2

      Player ratings:
      Brett Stewart: Nobody else has Inglis' hulk, but Brett once again showed why he's as good if not better in every other facet of the game. Incredible cover tackles matched by another 2 sizzling Brookie tries adding to the now incredible home tally before being given a sensible 66 minute early mark. Surely Toov's a week off next Sun?
      Peter Hiku: Our super sub fullback/winger did everything expected with a faultless display of energy.
      Steve Matai: On a night when our right side attack smashed Melbourne, Stevie had a quieter night with the ball but still pulled off a few absolute classic belters in defence.
      Jamie Lyon: Attacking deep on our right Jamie was in superlative form, terrorising the whinging Finch at will. The goal kicking however was a horror show and needs immediate pre finals surgery.
      David Williams: The Wolfman bagged 3 tries well before half time and could easily have snapped a 4th had Brett not understandably realised Slaters feeble cover tackle didn't require a pass out wide. A great night out.
      Kieran Foran: With the right side tactics on fire it was a night where Foz could go quietly bout his business, saving plenty for the weeks ahead.
      Daly Cherry-Evans: Another sensational performance. Had the Storm defence guessing all night, super kicking display, and the icing on the cake was the instinctive Johnny on the spot prize try to complete the victory.
      Glenn Stewart: Just as Andrew Johns predicted, it's taken most of the season to get there, but my goodness he's BAAAACK.
      Justin Horo: Nothing summed up his 80 min faultless work ethic than the in goal diffusion of a dangerous 2nd half grubber. Talk about unsung hero.
      Jamie Buhrer: If the illegal slamming of his head into the turf wasn't bad enough, suffered a cruel rib cartilage injury that ended his night in just the 2nd minute. Horrible luck and prayers it's not season ending.
      Brenton Lawrence: Smashed the Storm pack in the first half in a brilliant display of strength, power and enthusiasm before being wisely given a light 2nd half.
      Matt Ballin: Yet another sensational 80 min display racking up 44 bone crunching tackles and showing some vitally important darts from dummy half.
      Brent Kite: The Landcruiser pulled on jersey no 20 and stunned us all with a simply age defying super extraordinary 70 minutes. Yep that's right 70 minutes. Wow!

      George Rose: Kitey's incredible marathon effort re directed George to a 32 min impact role but his 12 gut busting runs for 106 metres delighted everyone.
      Richie Fa-aoso: A brilliant 46 min spell smashing 146 metres past the Storm front. Awesome display.
      Tom Symonds: Leapt to his feet in just the 2nd minute to replace the hapless Buhrer and looked dangerously fit and strong. What a timely comeback from the big red.
      James Hasson: It's not that we doubt Toov's in the slightest, but another micro 10 min stint leaves us all still largely wondering what he can provide.

      THE GOOD:
      A vintage example of how a first half rampage can seal a win before the opposition has time to breathe. Our right side attack simply blew the Storm to whinging pieces with a sensational display of speed, guile, aggression and pace. Our engine room was equally superb with Kite's 70 min display a truly incredible effort. The 2nd half was simply a matter of keeping a firm lid on any Storm comebacks attempts, and we did it with faultlessly measured control, kick chasing to fortress perfection, and in the process sending the Smith/Slater show spinning backwards.

      THE BAD:
      Once again some shocking calls from Horse Head "Don't argue with me" Maxwell.
      1. Buhrer's tackle. How was it not possible to see his head and body were illegally slammed into the turf? It's almost as though the 2nd minute of a big game was just too early to penalise the golden Storm boys.
      2. Melb's first half try. Can someone explain how Cooper Donkey's pass was not blatantly forward?
      3. Our first half line break that was called back for a forward pass (I think from Symonds) that was so far backward it may as well have been passed to the Queenscliff surf club.
      4. Brett Finch. Pulled of the impossible by being far more annoying than Cameron Smith. Even Horse Head was lost for words with his voice crackling into oblivion by the end of the night.

      THE UGLY:
      Jamie's goal kicking. Horrible is the word that comes to mind. A real pity too since it took away what should have been a well deserved 30 something to 8 belter of a scoreline. But he's fixed it before and he can fix it again. Joey!!!

      With the very sensible resting of Choc, and the unfortunate club suspension of Jorge (a frankly ridiculous decision given a hefty fine would do the job without handicapping the team and penalising the supporters), you could easily have been forgiven for thinking we might just take this one easy and save ourselves to fire up against Penrith in the last round.

      Alas Toov's and the boys stunned us all sending a truly emphatic statement echoing across the northern beaches and all the way back down the Hume Highway. Even Fox caller WarrenSmith on my trusty Sports Ears was moved to comment to his Manly hater mate Greg Alexander "this is a Rugby League masterclass". And Jorge would have breathed a quiet sigh of relief too. Indeed it was a sensational performance that should have read more like 36-8 save for Jamie's night with the boot. 1473 team metres to their 976 was a telling stat.

      The performance of the season could not have been more timely. Not only has it locked up the prized and so well deserved top 4 position, it's obliterated the utter rubbish doubts on our big match credentials, and set us up for a massive tilt at the title.

      It remains to be seen how next week is handled, but crikey, SURELY we'd be crazy not to rest, at the very least, say Brett, Choc, Kitey, and Matai, and in the process give valuable near 80 min spells to Hiku, Gower, Hasson, Symonds, and for mine maybe blood another such as Ligi Sao. Not to say we'd want to end with a poor loss in the slightest, but at the same time why risk our prized assets? It's all a matter of balance and no doubt Toov's will have it perfectly adjusted.

      One thing for sure is that tonights emphatic slamming of the door on the Storm grapplers means we'll all enjoy a very relaxing Sunday afto next weekend. Let's hope another packed crowd turns up to give the boys the season ending lap of honour standing ovation they deserve, and of course to farewell two hero's in Kitey and big Joe G.
    2. Vyssini

      Vyssini Well-Known Member 2017 Tipping Competitor

      +601 /3
      Consistently the best analysis of our matches every week. CF2 thank you.
    3. Brissie Kid

      Brissie Kid Well-Known Member

      +1,176 /19
      Top report as always. Thought you let Rose off a bit lightly though. Twice tried to pass the ball in impossible positions. The first one just on halftime was quickly turned into 4 points by the Storm & gave them some renewed hope for the 2nd half.
    4. DSM5

      DSM5 Well-Known Member

      +516 /0
      I love Wolfie's try scoring ability, but once again he comes in off his wing. Why?
    5. bazeagle

      bazeagle Well-Known Member

      +568 /107
      a couple of posters have managed to find fault with our performance - come on guys - give it a rest. in a match many thought we might lose (including me) we smashed them. yes wolfie came in and yes big george tried to become the half back at a time when he shouldn't have and they went on to score but whatever, we destroyed them in defence, attack and mentally scarred them too, and if we still have improvement to come - then look out!
    6. HappilyManly

      HappilyManly MWTS Premium Member 2017 Tipping Competitor

      +19,018 /367
      Look to where Killer was i- he level with the goal post! :s

      Snake covers the compressed defence by being fast enough to get on the outside of Killer, thus he helped Wolfie with that try saver in the first half.

      Young Hiku has not learned to read the attack as well, so by the time he came across in cover, the try was scored.

      Fox Sports Stats @foxsportsstats
      The @manlyseaeagles @wolfmanwilliams has now scored 34 tries in his 33 matches at fortress brookvale #noplacelikehome
    7. Sheikheagle

      Sheikheagle Well-Known Member 2017 Tipping Competitor

      +1,458 /64
      To add to the bad Tooves on triples said Jamie has done several rib cartilages and it will be season ending
      Triple m
    8. Brissie Kid

      Brissie Kid Well-Known Member

      +1,176 /19
      Who will the referees pick on now that Jamie B is not there?
    9. lillchip

      lillchip Active Member

      +159 /36
      Excellent report as always CF2.
    10. lismore_fan

      lismore_fan Well-Known Member

      +223 /2
      A lovely read.
      I don't want to add to these superlatives, so....
      A good report.
    11. The Who

      The Who Well-Known Member Premium Member

      +7,247 /173
      A great summary. A couple of BAD points:
      1. How can we lose the penalty count at Brookvale Oval when we completely dominate the opposition? It doesn't add up.
      2. The Drizzle's second 'try'? Slater races out of the line to take Gift out of the play. That's a penalty, and a deliberate foul. How could the video ref award this?
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