Simon mannering,what a legend only player that has the heart and desire to want to get dirty.fittler got it right when saying that stuff about Shaun.but instead of proving the prick wrong he was proven right
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So if they go good in these next two will gloss over this one.
Then there's our propwings, which for me is the clincher. As long as Cappy is in charge Maumalo will always be considered a winger. Manu might be passed it as a winger, but no other coach would continue with Maumalo on the wing. The fact Cappy continues to put Maumalo on the wing despite multiple telltale signs that he isn't a winger is the one thing I can't wrap my head around.
I understand your opinion but its his team that has limped home at the end of every season he's been in charge. He's been involved in the club as assistant or head coach since 2013 and have they improved? Sure he's had some bad luck but what is clear is he can't get his team to step up at the business end of the season.Well said.
Unfortunately the coach will always cope the blame when things turn sour.
McFadden has had shit luck with injuries the past few years, alot of which has forced his hand in terms of picking from the depth pool.
Being governed by the secondary cap means where limited to how many players we can bring up from the lower ranks - allowing the Manu's and Wrights of the world to be picked over Wells, Charnze Nicoll-Klokstad etc.
His time is probably up - but a lot of other factors have contributed to our downfalls. This cannot be attributed only to the coach but hes the scapegoat we can all let our frustrations out on.
I friggin hope not, thinking like that makes us as fans as wishy washy as the half arse efforts that bring losses. "Oh it's alright that the team lost because it looks like they tried and apart from the actual result which was a loss we nearly won and we would have if we had scored a few more points."
Fuck that shit I expect this team to play in the finals and see no valid reason as to why they don't.
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Those are some pitiful stats!!! Manu the only one that ran over 100m.
Lillymans effort is embarrassing for a supposed origin player. I'd be axing the powderpuff!!
It takes more than just running hard to win footy games. They should all be doing that as the most basic efforts.I'm sick of people pointing the finger at him after every game. Even when he plays well.
Every game he gives his all and runs as hard as anyone.
I was expecting Ayshford to move out to the wing and Bodene out to centre. Not shift Roache out to the wing. The poor guy got punted out there against the Broncos earlier in the year. It seemed like that event plus a few other injuries kicked off the put a back on the bench thinking. Keeping him at dummy half to move us around the field surely would have been a better move.To put your first line hooker into the outside backs and shift your 6 to hooker. In what world is that a solution that is likely to work in your favour? Most teams will shift their backrower to centre and their centre to wing. But what does Cappy always tell us? We're lucky we have 3 backrowers who can play 80 in the side, hence we don't need a backrower on the bench.
I was expecting Ayshford to move out to the wing and Bodene out to centre. Not shift Roache out to the wing. The poor guy got punted out there against the Broncos earlier in the year. It seemed like that event plus a few other injuries kicked off the put a back on the bench thinking. Keeping him at dummy half to move us around the field surely would have been a better move.
Most sides like to rotate their middle players and it makes sense. But to me having a back rower to come on and play a bit wider makes sense. Some fresh legs out wide.
Cleary once when asked about replacing a specific player and the impact it would have on the line up got given a scenario of move player X to Y, Y to Z, and Z goes to position A etc. Cleary said that was changing too many positions to fix the one. A lot of the time when McFadden is faced with a similar scenario the change is usually pretty left field. Tonight's change of shifting your dummy half out to the wing goes against what all of the other clubs would have done.
Well Mannering or Bodene would have been better than moving Roache in my opinion. If we moved Bodene someone would need to slot into where Bodene was.I would have thought Mannering to centre made a lot more sense than Bodene given he's played there before and has experience. But fuck, what do i know, I'm just a armchair critic.
Another disappointing performance. After beating the Panthers and Titans we have gone backwards while those two teams have improved. I'm not sure what would be worse; missing the eight or scraping into eighth place and getting pumped in the first week of the finals?
The primary reasons for the loss are blindingly obvious, too much dropped ball in our own end and a forward pack that got severely dominated. Other things like wingers who impersonate cement trucks stuck in first gear are simply follow on problems. However, having acknowledged the forward pack problem, I have severe reservations about Johnson and his absence when the shit hits the fan. During the pre-game show (which I rarely watch because I can almost feel the intelligence being sapped from me by Braith Anasta and co.) they made a (good) point that Thurston had been trying too hard in the last three games due to his forwards losing the battle in the middle. This in turn had led to mistakes and poor play from him. I don't know about anyone else but I don't think you could accuse Johnson of trying too hard tonight or any other time our forwards have been dominated.
The 9m from 2 runs is pathetic in its own right. When you compare it Hingano's 72m in his debut game, then Johnsons effort becomes worse (if possible). Personally I feel sorry for him, he is not the type of player who is going to go well behind a defeated forward pack (although there are not many halves who do) and the warriors forward pack is clearly not good enough and arguably hasn't been good enough most of the time Johnson has been in first grade. However I would be much happier if he made 5 errors trying his guts out, than tonights effort.
The other bewildering thing from the game was the excessive upheaval from Maumalo's injury. After that injury (which was unfortunate):
Roache moved to wing (a position he presumably hasn't trained in and is easily exposed in)
Leuluai is moved to hooker (a position he is familiar with but also hasn't played a lot of recently)
Hingano to five-eighth (his natural position and he played well but had to defend next to Allwood who was out of his depth in just about every way)
Would it not have been easier (and caused less disruption to a team struggling anyway) to shift everyone out one place in the defensive line i.e. Ayshford to wing, Thompson or Johnson to centre and one of the bench forwards to right edge back row.
I think this exhibits how much McFadden under/over thinks things. I don't know which it is but it suggests he is out of his depth.
On a positive note I thought Hingano looked really composed and was very solid in a well beaten team. Therefore I look forward to his develpment being continued on the wing and then golden point bench specialist.
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