Why Anasta is playing lock

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Why Anasta is playing lock

Post by pHyR3 » Tue 21 May, 2013 7:05 pm

I've seen potter at two of Brooks games and apparently Farah went the other week too. I think the reason Anasta is at lock could be part of a bigger plan over the next few rounds to put Brooks in and maybe drop sirro to nsw cup as a second rower. Unsure if he has what it takes to be a nrl lock at this age

Or am I crazy?
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Post by Black'n'White » Tue 21 May, 2013 7:15 pm

pHyR3 wrote:I've seen potter at two of Brooks games and apparently Farah went the other week too. I think the reason Anasta is at lock could be part of a bigger plan over the next few rounds to put Brooks in and maybe drop sirro to nsw cup as a second rower. Unsure if he has what it takes to be a nrl lock at this age

Or am I crazy?
I think it is more Braith offering to defend in the guts, but still stepping up to first receiver and trying to play general.

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Post by Love the WestsTigers » Tue 21 May, 2013 7:16 pm

Beyond comprehension why you would play OUR most effective Half in 2nd row/Lock ... Especially when he is needed in halves the most RIGHT NOW

I dont think Potter can drop Sirro, there isnt a reason good enough. Theres other players that can easily be dropped.. we all know who..

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Post by Black'n'White » Tue 21 May, 2013 7:22 pm

ok.... so name someone in our active roster that can play 2nd row, Fulton to lock, who isnt moonlighting as a prop for us at present? BMM?

Ansasta is trying to step up for us here I think, taking on extra D...

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Post by Love the WestsTigers » Tue 21 May, 2013 7:25 pm

Black'n'White wrote:ok.... so name someone in our active roster that can play 2nd row, Fulton to lock, who isnt moonlighting as a prop for us at present? BMM?

Ansasta is trying to step up for us here I think, taking on extra D...

He is trying to make the effort to help there but in all honesty his services in the halves will be more valuable.
I understand we need the grunt upfront but attacking kicks and plays from halves with Koro mowing them down is equally as effective.

With Anasta at lock we appear to be jack of all trades but master of none.


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Post by Flippedy » Tue 21 May, 2013 8:08 pm

Love the WestsTigers wrote:
Black'n'White wrote:ok.... so name someone in our active roster that can play 2nd row, Fulton to lock, who isnt moonlighting as a prop for us at present? BMM?

Ansasta is trying to step up for us here I think, taking on extra D...

He is trying to make the effort to help there but in all honesty his services in the halves will be more valuable.
I understand we need the grunt upfront but attacking kicks and plays from halves with Koro mowing them down is equally as effective.

With Anasta at lock we appear to be jack of all trades but master of none.
Top post! The team played heaps better when Anasta moved to half before he was injured and Sironen is not really playing that well enough that he cannot be replaced. I really don't understand this selection at all. Anasta is not a tackling machine, he is a playmaker and organiser - even I can see that!
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Post by foreveratiger » Tue 21 May, 2013 10:00 pm

Anasta would be better suited at halfback at this present time , just to take that bit of pressure of Benji and allow him to get some sought of confidence again in his game.
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Post by Black'n'White » Wed 22 May, 2013 12:38 am

Its a roster issue, simple as that.

Look at our second row options...
Fulton is a moral.... Blair failed so was shifted out, so fit options are Pettybourne, Thompson, Sue possibly, BMM. Fulton pulling the full 80, leaves you honestly with Petty, Bodene and BMM 3 man rotation. Who knows if they will turn up or go full potato, and at some stages they will also have Blair at prop to possibly compound the issues. Potter has dropped BMM, and hedged his bets on rotating Pettybourne and Thompson this week it seems.

You then come to Lock, Fulton could do it well enough, but your still down a second rower, I dont think Sirro has the chops to slot in the hole yet either. Do you drop Sirro and pull a prop back, and put who on the bench? Spence? This is where I dont understand Groat not being promoted.

Potter doesnt have the options at present, we all prefer Anasta in the halves, but going old school ball playing lock is about all we have at the moment, it has to be his train of thought. If it wasnt you would think Fulton would be 13 and Braith 12, where he started the season. It would have only taken say Bell to be healthy and I am guessing Braith would be in the halves and Sirro back in NSW cup. Its rough to string Potter up over this team list when you take it all into consideration.

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Post by badger » Wed 22 May, 2013 8:06 pm

Thats a very astute summary of Potters thought processes Black and White I'm with you 100%.

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Post by Hitup » Wed 22 May, 2013 8:17 pm

Here here bnw, could not have said it better myself

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Post by happy tiger » Wed 22 May, 2013 8:20 pm

13 Blair
12 Fulton
11 Sue
7 Anasta

How bloody hard was that Potter FFS

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Post by Black'n'White » Wed 22 May, 2013 8:28 pm

happy tiger wrote:13 Blair
12 Fulton
11 Sue
7 Anasta

How bloody hard was that Potter FFS
now we are down 2 props, and Blair gets the full 80 to suck...
who are the 2 bench props to fill the holes you just left?

Spence? i dont think he is even medically cleared after concussion...

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Post by happy tiger » Wed 22 May, 2013 8:34 pm

Groat and Ava if Potter had some sense

Buchanan and Woods to start

Blair at lock ,has to play tight anyway and his best efforts from Round 1-5 were as lock

Push Blair up after the 1st twenty and sub him for Woods or Buchanan and the bring on Sironen if you like

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Post by Black'n'White » Wed 22 May, 2013 8:47 pm

Its most likely that he is already carrying Sue, Ava and Buchanan all in the prop rotation. Seeing as he has Fulton and Anasta out there, it looks on paper his plan is to straight swap Pettybourne for Thompson each half.

So in essence what you listed robbed us of 2 in the prop rotation, and only replaced one with Groat. Carrying 3 props on the pine also looks to keep the minutes down for Blair who is obviously floundering at present, yet you propose to extend his time, and fill his second row gig with a kid who isnt up to it yet.

It is easy isnt it.

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Post by happy tiger » Wed 22 May, 2013 9:30 pm

And as I said you can still push Sue and or Blair (or both if you like) into the front row

You've lost nothing in the rotation and in fact have a bigger ,stronger starting line up which you are going to need against the Cowboys as they are not small in any sense with their forwards

i thik our biggest problem is not the players , but how they are being rotated

If you asked most Tigers fans , Blair best football was at lock ,Anasta best game was in the 7 and our best football has come with those guys in those positions

Coincidence ,I think not

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Post by Tiger Hill » Thu 23 May, 2013 5:56 am

Blair's best football was at the Storm. :brick:

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Post by NT Tiger » Thu 23 May, 2013 8:01 am

Black'n'White wrote:Its a roster issue, simple as that.

Look at our second row options...
Fulton is a moral.... Blair failed so was shifted out, so fit options are Pettybourne, Thompson, Sue possibly, BMM. Fulton pulling the full 80, leaves you honestly with Petty, Bodene and BMM 3 man rotation. Who knows if they will turn up or go full potato, and at some stages they will also have Blair at prop to possibly compound the issues. Potter has dropped BMM, and hedged his bets on rotating Pettybourne and Thompson this week it seems.

You then come to Lock, Fulton could do it well enough, but your still down a second rower, I dont think Sirro has the chops to slot in the hole yet either. Do you drop Sirro and pull a prop back, and put who on the bench? Spence? This is where I dont understand Groat not being promoted.

Potter doesnt have the options at present, we all prefer Anasta in the halves, but going old school ball playing lock is about all we have at the moment, it has to be his train of thought. If it wasnt you would think Fulton would be 13 and Braith 12, where he started the season. It would have only taken say Bell to be healthy and I am guessing Braith would be in the halves and Sirro back in NSW cup. Its rough to string Potter up over this team list when you take it all into consideration.
While I can see both sides of the argument and admit I was baffled that Anasta was not in at Halfback I have to agree with B&W's assessment. And while I'm not a big fan of Groat based on past performance, where is he?

I don't envy Potters dearth of selection. Here's to a fit team.
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Post by pHyR3 » Thu 23 May, 2013 8:10 am

Maybe some idiot like royce or whatever told Potter that Groat was a bad player?
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