Mr Frank White
This is what I thought too, those two kicks were made with no pressure, weren't miscued and the repetition made them both seem deliberate ... the two sets they were on the end of weren't terrible either ... that plus the posture in the dressing room at half time (leaning back in his seat away from the circle with a kind of petulant IDGAF expression) kinda confirmed it for me, as did the drifting behind the line linkages to the outsides and so not giving them any room on the edge when we did get good ball... it seems pretty cynical to me ... and is awful for the teamIs Shaun Johnson playing so bad on purpose to get rid of brown??? Those first couple 10mtr bombs from inside our own half really looked on purpose. Those kicks set the tone for the game and put them pressure on us right from start and we never recovered. He’s got to go!!!
WTF did the hookers not get rotated? Brown needs to go to. Not only can he not get the team up, his bench rotation is insanity.
I think Murchie has been very disappointing in the recent sustained run that he has had. It’s great that he is an aerial threat, but that has been under-utilised and he hasn’t shown enough in other areas to earn another stintThe more the onion is being peeled back the more this team is revealing its true colours. We have Shaun Johnson being a sook, a clueless coaching staff, we have no development player ready for the NRL in fact all are probably 2-3 years away.
Now I know we are a bad team but I still wish the refs would call a fair game, none of those penalties were legit, the taupau try horrendous, foran holding back the player was just as bad as afoa holding back the player.
I think theres enough data now to say Shaun Johnson and Walsh isnt working, either put Walsh in the halves or get rid of Shaun Johnson, this team isnt clicking on offense, I know we dont have great backs but we should be showing some decent offense by now. The coaches have no clue imo.
a forward pack of jaz, egan, Tohu Harris masila and murchie and aitken is way too small for NRL level, we conceded over 1000 metres in the first half alone, first on recruitment is finding a forward pack who can slow the hell out of the ptb and can close the gap with line speed and dominant tackles, we must have the worst metres allowed in the NRL we cant slow down anything. The forward pack barring Addin Fonua-Blake needs an overhaul.
wow im impressed, all those details the ref missed - seriously. I had tuned out and was only listening by then.Pene was ordinary.
Dallin Watene-Zelezniak dropped couple of sitters
Forwards too small and soft
Shaun Johnson just not there either an injury or attitude issue
Chanel Harris-Tavita tacking tested and failed Des ploy
Montoya Pompey pass mark
Egan tried but just back from injury
Walsh tried but made a big boo boo with long pass at end of game led to a Manly intercept try
Special mention to referee
Awarded try to Tapau which was six inches short on grounding
Missed an elbow to the head on Montoya which led to Marcello going off for 15
Missed Kieran Foz holding a Warriors player off getting the ball in a chase
Missed a couple of Manly forward passes
This was almost all in the first 40
We had about 20 per cent possession compared to Manly at 80 per cent
We really did get shafted in the first 40 lost momentum and confidence totally
Second half we were better but the intercept try led manly to win second half 18/12
Deserved to lose but not by 32 points
Im with them til the. DB Bitter end.I never miss a game, even sat through the Storms reeming a month ago to the bitter end. Last night I turned the game off after 30 mins for the first time ever.