Far North Forever
I've said once and I'll say it again Ropati needs to yell out his touches so the refs can hear him for fks sake.
Yeah I know, that's a fact. But heading back on a train from the 11 GF I was in a carriage full of Souths supporters. They were 100% wanting us to win due to hatred of manly and also- their acknowledgement that we like them get the hard calls at the wrong time.it doesnt help that our team is shit most of the time
Dude.. go and watch the replay.. right now.. https://www.nrl.com/TelstraPremiership/MatchCentre/tabid/10999/Default.aspx#matchid=3335&tab=Report
Did the guy inside him force him to shirt grab at Chambers to let in that first try? I'm sorry, but how is that anyone's fault but Ropati's? As for his second costly miss tackle on Chambers that led to the match winning try, Chambers just gassed him on the outside. Ropati was just totally outclassed and made to look very, very average.
Watch that replay and tell me how Ropati's poor tackling was not directly related to both tries being scored..
Are we going to make it an annual thing where Ropati returns from injury and is so off the pace we get destroyed down his edge and it ends up being the difference in the game? Hope so..
I'm not hating on Ropati.. just don't think he should've been in that side to begin with.
Yeah I know, that's a fact. But heading back on a train from the 11 GF I was in a carriage full of Souths supporters. They were 100% wanting us to win due to hatred of manly and also- their acknowledgement that we like them get the hard calls at the wrong time.
I remember having a brief convo with Michael Luck. He said the Aussie players in the warriors can't believe how bias it is against us until you're in the team and wearing them.
No excuses for bad play, but it's in my DNA now. I'm waiting for the bad call.
More mortified than if he missed it and it didn't go dead, giving the Storm back the ball?
Even with the chance we weren't going to get the ball back I thought that it was the right decision.. Johnson probably kicks that 7 times out of 10? So that's a 70% chance we take the lead with 10mins to go..
Not that i ever felt we were in danger of winning that game..
The talk doing the rounds is that Elliots game plan was to make the yards on the fringes and move it away form the Ruck ( that's what it looks like on the replay too )What's this weeks excuse for the forwards? 3 forwards ran for more then 100m for the Storm, 0 for Warriors. Last week the excuse for not one forward running more then 100m was that Warriors dropped too much ball. Any takers thius week?
Also regarding TL, is there anyone here still convinced Thomas is an NRL half?
fair ballFrom the Storm Website :
One of their Forumers posted these picks that suggests a forward pass to Bill ( have to review the tapes because the catch was awkward with Bill reaching back for it ) in the pics it looks like a forward pass.
They complain about getting a hard time from reffs as much as we do, but then their squad has pushed the boundaries of the law ( cheated ) and come in for extra scrutiny ( you reap what you sow cheats ).
If it was forward then that's a Try for a Try evens things out a bit.
Looks like Johnson has passed it a meter from well inside the line tho ( where his Feet are ) I like your C.I.A. analysis thofair ball
you can see the shadow of the ball on the field on the line, bill take the ball behind the line
the shadow is accurate because you can see the shadow of the storm 13 directly underneath him
thats my evaluation of those images