NSW Blues 2018

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Re: NSW Blues 2018

Unread post by Nelson » Thu 13 Jul, 2017 9:48 pm

No idea, it should rightly depend on form shown next year. I imagine Tom Trbojevic will be there and if he keeps up his club form it would be good to see Angus Crichton running an edge too.


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Unread post by Earl » Thu 13 Jul, 2017 9:52 pm

goldcoast tiger wrote:
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If Nsw defended And kicked as well as Qld did, Slater wouldn't have played as well as he did, and yes, I'm serious
I don't believe this. Slater showed in this series that he has the ability to come up with big plays at the right time. His running game at the back wasn't that great. It was his ability to come up with something when Queensland have the ball later in the tackle count.

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Unread post by stryker » Thu 13 Jul, 2017 9:55 pm

Personel wise NSW are good. They could use specialist centers, a controlling half and mobile front rowers but seriously that squad was good enough to win the series.
Attitude and application is another story though...

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Unread post by maxxy86 » Fri 14 Jul, 2017 1:40 am

Yeah your right stryker......mental bruising could be blamed for Wednesday night. But for a game and three quarters NSW were on their way to a series win.
They definitely can turn it around especially if the correct team is picked and a change of coach.
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Unread post by Pawsandclaws » Fri 14 Jul, 2017 7:41 am

NSW need to find another hooker. Peats offers no threat from dummy half which makes it much easier for QLD defence.


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Unread post by Earl » Fri 14 Jul, 2017 8:20 am

Pawsandclaws wrote:
Fri 14 Jul, 2017 7:41 am
NSW need to find another hooker. Peats offers no threat from dummy half which makes it much easier for QLD defence.
Robbie should have been picked. It was a massive mistake. Robbie though isn't the same player that he once was. Is he the right person next season ? He can't be there for long.

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Unread post by Swordy » Fri 14 Jul, 2017 8:21 am

I think NSW only has to change one thing. Stryker and others have hit the nail on the head that the team is generally pretty right, just lacking application and attitude.

I dont know about anyone else, but I grew up watching Origin from day one, and I HATE Queensland. HATE so bad that I want to seriously injure any players wearing that jersey and wipe their smug smiles off their faces. I was well over the myth that Queensland are the best and they love footy more etc. WHY CANT OUR PLAYERS HAVE THE SAME ATTITUDE AS ME?

With their talent and that HATE attitude, they wont be beaten, simple. For some reason, to the players it is just another tough footy game where they test themselves. You know what, its not about you as a player. Its about your state, and going to war because you hate the maroon wearing ass clowns up north.

Now I live in Queensland and people here are the same as in NSW where I spent the first 40 years of my life, but the contempt they have always shown us is why they win. They hate us and they hate NSW football wise. I dont hate the guy walking the street, but if you put that jersey on and are prepared to take the field and fight us, I WANT TO KILL YOU!!!

The management and especially the coach need to move away from this feel good, politically correct BS. WE HATE THEM. The only thing Gallen was good for was his anger. Trouble is, I cant stand him as a player and no one went with him attitude wise. If they all took Gallens attitude into a game, we'd thrash them. Change the culture to one of hate, use the hate to drive your playing style with controlled aggression, and we will never be beaten again.
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Unread post by Swordy » Fri 14 Jul, 2017 8:22 am

Earl wrote:
Fri 14 Jul, 2017 8:20 am
Pawsandclaws wrote:
Fri 14 Jul, 2017 7:41 am
NSW need to find another hooker. Peats offers no threat from dummy half which makes it much easier for QLD defence.
Robbie should have been picked. It was a massive mistake. Robbie though isn't the same player that he once was. Is he the right person next season ? He can't be there for long.
That's why I tell my kids to say no to drugs.
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Unread post by yeti » Fri 14 Jul, 2017 9:16 am

From my observation over the 3 games - NSW will not win a SERIES whilst ever Smith and Cronk are playing. Slater is also the superior fullback in the comp - still - but Boyd would do a good enough job if Slater wasn't there.
NSW will not win a series without a halfback to compare with Cronk - and there are none. The outstanding half backs in the NRL are all Queenslanders.

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Unread post by Earl » Fri 14 Jul, 2017 9:37 am

Swordy wrote:
Fri 14 Jul, 2017 8:22 am
Earl wrote:
Fri 14 Jul, 2017 8:20 am
Pawsandclaws wrote:
Fri 14 Jul, 2017 7:41 am
NSW need to find another hooker. Peats offers no threat from dummy half which makes it much easier for QLD defence.
Robbie should have been picked. It was a massive mistake. Robbie though isn't the same player that he once was. Is he the right person next season ? He can't be there for long.
That's why I tell my kids to say no to drugs.
Do you think the selectors were on drugs not picking Robbie ? You might be onto something there.

For the record I don't preach saying no to drugs to my kids. I teach them to be careful and I explain to them which drugs are the safest and which ones aren't the safest. I also tell them that their brains are still developing at 5 and they should probably hold off on taking too much of daddy's stuff until they are a little older. I do give them a little past 5 though.

https://www.theguardian.com/society/201 ... l-drug-lsd

The facts put alcohol much higher on the list of unsafe drugs compared to others that people get all riled up about.

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Unread post by Swordy » Fri 14 Jul, 2017 10:48 am

Earl wrote:
Fri 14 Jul, 2017 9:37 am
Swordy wrote:
Fri 14 Jul, 2017 8:22 am
Earl wrote:
Fri 14 Jul, 2017 8:20 am
Pawsandclaws wrote:
Fri 14 Jul, 2017 7:41 am
NSW need to find another hooker. Peats offers no threat from dummy half which makes it much easier for QLD defence.
Robbie should have been picked. It was a massive mistake. Robbie though isn't the same player that he once was. Is he the right person next season ? He can't be there for long.
That's why I tell my kids to say no to drugs.
Do you think the selectors were on drugs not picking Robbie ? You might be onto something there.

For the record I don't preach saying no to drugs to my kids. I teach them to be careful and I explain to them which drugs are the safest and which ones aren't the safest. I also tell them that their brains are still developing at 5 and they should probably hold off on taking too much of daddy's stuff until they are a little older. I do give them a little past 5 though.

https://www.theguardian.com/society/201 ... l-drug-lsd

The facts put alcohol much higher on the list of unsafe drugs compared to others that people get all riled up about.
I think you have said it all for me......... :shock:
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Unread post by Sco77y » Fri 14 Jul, 2017 12:52 pm

Earl wrote:
Thu 13 Jul, 2017 8:42 pm
GCT - are you serious ? Tedesco had plenty of chances. He just wasn't very good. Slater was great. This series has shown the difference between these two players. I thought Tedesco was the best fullback in the game. This season he has been a long way off that level.
Tedesco is the best player in NRL history. He never has a bad game, it's always someone else's fault, the team he's in making him look bad.

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Unread post by westTAHger » Fri 14 Jul, 2017 1:02 pm

stryker wrote:
Thu 13 Jul, 2017 9:55 pm
Personnel wise NSW are good. They could use specialist centres, a controlling half and mobile front rowers but seriously that squad was good enough to win the series.
Attitude and application is another story though...
Ain't that the truth.
Maybe they thought, that they had already won the game in their heads, before actually running onto the field and competing.. :oops:
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Unread post by Earl » Fri 14 Jul, 2017 1:06 pm

Sco77y wrote:
Fri 14 Jul, 2017 12:52 pm
Earl wrote:
Thu 13 Jul, 2017 8:42 pm
GCT - are you serious ? Tedesco had plenty of chances. He just wasn't very good. Slater was great. This series has shown the difference between these two players. I thought Tedesco was the best fullback in the game. This season he has been a long way off that level.
Tedesco is the best player in NRL history. He never has a bad game, it's always someone else's fault, the team he's in making him look bad.
Good call. I started reading this and thought what the ???

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Unread post by stryker » Fri 14 Jul, 2017 1:22 pm

The blues need an angry coach and passionate footy minded offsiders. Id get Tooves back from England and give him Joey and Freddy as assistants.
QLD are beatable even with their full side. They have weaknesses which when identified have been exploited. However they have brilliant football minded players that can adapt and implement plan B or even C whilst on the run. NSW can only perform plan A at this stage and its good for 1 win per series.

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Unread post by upthetigers » Fri 14 Jul, 2017 1:26 pm

stryker wrote:
Fri 14 Jul, 2017 1:22 pm
The blues need an angry coach and passionate footy minded offsiders.
Agreed. Gus and Joey.

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Unread post by WestsBenTigers » Fri 14 Jul, 2017 2:21 pm

stryker wrote:
Fri 14 Jul, 2017 1:22 pm
The blues need an angry coach and passionate footy minded offsiders.
Based on that description - Tom Raudonikis

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Unread post by maxxy86 » Fri 14 Jul, 2017 2:25 pm

I'd go with
1 Tedesco
2 Mansour
3 Bird
4 Roberts
5 T Trboojevic
6 Moyland
7 Maloney
8 Tamou
9 Peats
10 Frizzel
11J Trbojevic
12 Corner
13 Merrin

14Klemmer
15Vaughan
16Graham
17Gutherson
Well its nearly time to have a 'CRACK'....Go you :sign:

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