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tony archer is the ref this week.we cant win

Discussion in 'Rugby League Forum' started by sharx, Aug 5, 2008.

  1. sharx

    sharx Active Member

    +1 /0
    all i know is that whenever we player under archer,especially away games,we're not good enuff.
    the last 2 games against the storm,incl. the gf,the penalty count in the first half was against us,thus having to do too much defense.
    why the hell is this guy the top ref.hodges was that upset he risked a suspension by giving him an up yours.
    archers performance last week was poor.
    and i cant remember who,but a few weeks ago,an ex player,not manly,was in the media saying archer is the worst ref.
    why not give another ref a crack at the match of the round/year?
    its obvious to the nrl that the archer is the only man that can ensure a storm win.
  2. Cameron

    Cameron Cambo

    +669 /35
    watch the ten metres

    i started by watchin a replay of the GF then our round 5 matches then other matches archer has refed melbourne . I was bit bored on sunday so i had a look.

    When melbourne is defending the 10 metres appears 1 - 2 metres shorter than when they have ball.

    Dont believe me


    and check out the games online on the video library/
  3. missing_something

    missing_something Active Member

    +0 /0
    That's a pretty defeatist attitude, it's a two horse race so where in with a good chance
  4. Matabele

    Matabele Well-Known Member

    +516 /14
    Dead right Cliffy.  In the GF I was on the halfway line, first row, second tier and the policing of the offside for Melbourne was non existent.  They were blatantly in front of him and he did nothing.

    Unfortunately we were too dumb to adapt and do likewise on them.  But we rely on go forward and this gets stifled with a short 10.  They on the other hand have the brilliant outside backs that can still cut a hole in a staggered defence.

    Archer refs for the Storm, there is no doubt.
  5. Bradza

    Bradza Well-Known Member 2017 Tipping Competitor

    +790 /9
    The Ref stocks are pretty thin this season and like it or not Archer is going to get the big games in the finals. Manly needs to adapt quickly. It may be a disadvantage to our style of play but there's no excuse for turning up on Friday not knowing what to expect and having a plan to manage it.
  6. DSM5

    DSM5 Well-Known Member

    +516 /0
    I agree Bradza, referring standards are very poor this season.  They weren't much better last year.  Anyway, surely Des is aware of Archer's shortcomings and has spoken to the boys on how to take advantage.  Chocs's absence is a bigger problem.
  7. gomanly

    gomanly Member

    +0 /0
    its not so much archer its who is manning the video ref button,  that is where he goes for every little decision.
  8. sharx

    sharx Active Member

    +1 /0
    told ya so

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