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Very impressive

Discussion in 'Rugby League Forum' started by Matabele, Mar 17, 2013.

  1. Matabele

    Matabele Well-Known Member

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    I can't for the life of me work out the credibility of commentators suggesting our squad is ageing. The Storm's supposed Big 3 are longer in the tooth. We are a good mix of grizzled veterans, hungry fringe guys looking for a chance and some great young talent.
     
  2. COMMANDER

    COMMANDER IF YOU DO NOT TRY YOU CAN NOT FAIL 2016 Tipping Competitor

    The new blood has worked wonders. Looks like a good mix.
     
  3. The Eagle Has Landed

    The Eagle Has Landed Well-Known Member

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    Mate we are a top 4 side every day of the week and we just proved it.
    We were ruthless tonight, great to see some real sting in our defence.
     
  4. Brissie Kid

    Brissie Kid Well-Known Member

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    Only fans have picked this up but Manly are playing their halves alongside each other. Not many teams score tries anymore where the half passes to the 5/8th to the centre or fullback. Manly got at least two that way tonight. Other teams put their half & 5/8th on different sides of the field. Manly's halves move about in combination & look to make opportunities. We have footballers as halves at Manly.

    There you go media hounds lurking here. Another free story for you.
     
  5. Kiwi Eagle

    Kiwi Eagle Moderator Staff Member 2016 Tipping Competitor

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    It's because when you combine the ages of our top squad we come out on top

    Age wise the top 3 are

    Manly 690
    Cronulla 688
    Newcastle 681

    Game day experience wise

    Cronulla 2761
    Newcastle 2585
    Manly 2558

    Interestingly with that you only hear what a great squad Cronulla have, no mention of the age like us
     
  6. Matabele

    Matabele Well-Known Member

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    Yeah, but our spine is one of the youngest in the comp.
     
  7. swoop

    swoop Well-Known Member 2016 Tipping Competitor

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    Tooves has already starting to put his mark on the game as far as coaching goes. We look better in attack and only happened on occasions we the dog was coaching. Great game.
     
  8. simon_eagle

    simon_eagle Well-Known Member

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    Great to hear Foz on Triple M saying that he wasn't so impressed with our performance tonight, particularly with our completion rate. Great to hear that after grilling the opposition.
     
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    • voicefromthehill

      voicefromthehill Well-Known Member Premium Member

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      I agree, we were ordinary in parts with dropped ball in crucial places preventing a 40+ score line
       
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      • Mark from Brisbane

        Mark from Brisbane Living the dream Premium Member

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        VERY impressive, newbies ( maybe bar Gower) absolutely on fire, Lawrence......gun, Faoso......gun, Horo......absolute gun, Symonds....great first game, gee these guys have renewed us this yea, well done Dave Warwick
         
      • swoop

        swoop Well-Known Member 2016 Tipping Competitor

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        It's only game 2 and once the newbies start to gel with the established players it's only gonna get better. We will be a force this year if we don't get injuries to our key players.
         
      • voicefromthehill

        voicefromthehill Well-Known Member Premium Member

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        Agree, typing this from the shower as I realise I may have channeled @[Ryan] ;)
         
      • strone33

        strone33 Well-Known Member

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        Just like the glory days of tooves and Cliffy side by side!
         
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        • Brissie Kid

          Brissie Kid Well-Known Member

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          Yes please!!
           
        • Ryan

          Ryan Well-Known Member

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          Outstanding performance. Lord knows I need some positivity in my life at the moment.
           
        • mickqld

          mickqld Sack Greenslime 2016 Tipping Competitor

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          Hope whatever it is that Manly can bring you some cheer Ryan. Chin up.
           
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          • 1947

            1947 Active Member

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            I agree. I too have reseached this and there are several teams with mulitple aged players - by no means are we alone.
            But yet it contines to be mentioned and highlighted as our weakness. In my mind it is more a positive.
             
          • The Who

            The Who Well-Known Member

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            Horo has surprised me. I thought when he played at Parramatta he was a great attacking player - a 5/8 in a big body. But with us he is really only playing a defensive role. He's very good at it, mind you.
            But I'm sure he can attack when/if Tooves gives him free reign.
             
          • Fluffy

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            Horo is looking good, Symonds showed some glimpses, Stewy2 still to come back as is king and Lawton is playing well enough from reports to play off the bench.

            Obviously Gower will go but we have 20 players who should be playing first grade to fit into 17
             
          • Mal Cochrane

            Mal Cochrane I'm not really Mal Cochrane...

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            Horo - absolute gun? ok? early days & i still think he is finding his feet, better tonight then against the broncos.
             
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