Rate the game

  • A+

    Votes: 1 1.7%
  • A

    Votes: 1 1.7%
  • B

    Votes: 28 47.5%
  • C

    Votes: 27 45.8%
  • F- :(

    Votes: 2 3.4%

  • Total voters
    59
RiceOwl

RiceOwl

I was actually quite pleased with the effort and intent of the team last night. There didn’t seem to be any lip droppers amongst them last night, and the difference to me was a slight lack of size up front and some class.

Considering we lost Chanel Harris-Tavita and Egan cameoed at six I thought we held together well. We had some chances that didn’t come off but kept in the fight well.

I felt for Shaun Johnson last night. He had some nice touches, a cut out for a try and a few line drop outs to force pressure, but was clearly labouring for much of the game with an injury (groin?).

Great work Kosi on the hat trick. Always pleased to see young players learn and grow. Quite the difference from the previous outing!
 
Defence

Defence

That was a hell of a wait to have come down coming onto your jaw.

The wrestling tackles where they crush the ball carriers neck then jump down with them it is surprising there isn't more injuries.
They got Dallin Watene-Zelezniak with a good crusher too- went unpunished because he got up and played the ball but wouldn’t be surprised if that’s cited too.

Edit- or not… apparently no one’s charged for anything 🤣 Gawd the judiciary are so inconsistent- it’s hard to get your head around.
 
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pompower

pompower

Was at the game last night and have slept on it. That was, regrettably, one of the better performances of our season. I do think that pretty much any NRL standard team beats the Storm last night; they weren't good, and made a lot of mistakes we could've capitalised on. But we should probably stop pretending that we are an NRL standard team.

Walsh getting stick is insane to me; changed the pace instantly every time he got the ball, and defended bravely too. People that moan about him hate the idea of what he is rather than his on-field performances.

It wasn't awful. Shout out to Kosi for the hat trick. Egan and Johnson for trying to hold things together. Some of our forwards were alright. But the fact we were still playing out out bullshit rugby league when we're two tries down with 10 to go is just batshit to me. The Storm even gave us the template; spreading the ball while coming out of their own end and cutting us open pretty much at will. We barely even play footy at this point. I think we have some good players and a whole lot of very average ones who we wouldn't miss if we swapped out for any other average player. But any sense of structure, of a plan, of coaching — anything to elevate them — it's just not there. We're totally lost.

Looking forward to seeing the season out and a fresh start under an actual coach next year. It's becoming very not-fun to watch, though, I'll admit.
 
Cces

Cces

Did this play with about 3 minutes to go sum up the footy IQ of the team?
We get a turnover on their last so we can nominate anyone to roll the ball & we choose Lussick to play it & Bunty scoots out of dummy half from 95m out when we need to score within the next 30 seconds to give ourselves an opportunity to score again & tie the game up. High unlikely scenario but clueless all the same
 
Dixpat

Dixpat

In Andy we (have to) trust
Contributor
Why was that called played at ?
Because he put himself in a position for the ball to strike him - direct quote from the ref when awarding the ball to the Storm

Now compare that with a playing heading towards the stand-off about to kick the ball on the 5th and is struck by the ball - how many times has that been called not played at (would be quicker to count the number of times it has been called played at)

Then there is the escort penalty but one never sees a penalty for a forward standing ahead of the dummy half deliberately moving into the path of a marker who shoots out to get to the kicker on the 5th

The rules of the game are not applied consistently and it makes the officials look like jerks
 
Tragic

Tragic

Contributor
Katoa getting shitty at Shaun Johnson even though he dropped the ball stone cold sums up where we’re at right now.

Doesn’t matter if you weren’t “supposed” to get the ball as you’re a decoy, you always expect the ball.

You learn that shit as a kid.

But, instead of taking ownership - he blames someone else.

Quite reflective of todays younger gen. Thinking they’re better than they are, don’t handle adversity well and can’t take criticism.

Or maybe just reflective of our team in general this season, or for the last decade for that matter.
I actually saw that incident differently af the time and havent rewatched, I thought the pass was poor and Katoa had to reach down and couldnt get it then Shaun Johnson said something to him that sparked him to respond. That was at the game so will have to watch the replay and see how it looks.
 
Tragic

Tragic

Contributor
I think a major isssue for our defence starts with the markers, several times the markers did stupid shit that led to breaks, for example one chasing too quickly and the other going the other way leaving a gap on the inside. It's like nobody is coaching the team on marker defence, this is basic shit and has consequences on the edge and out wide if you get it wrong. A good coach can get us playing a hell, of a lot better pretty easily by sorting out basics like this I reckon.
 

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