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Unread post by Eddie » Sun 09 Mar, 2014 6:40 pm

What a shame he didn't stay with us over the years. Still looks the same player from 8-9 years ago only with a wealth of experience and nous.

Does everything right in terms of positioning, great attacking weapon and safe in the air. His speed looks acceptable. Looks like a bullseye goalkicker and outstanding kickoffs. I think he will be really consistent for us and a weapon if we get the kicks right.

He is the difference between an experienced players that adds a lot of quality and value, compared to Anasta an experienced player who can no longer cut it at NRL level.


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Unread post by X-Pac » Sun 09 Mar, 2014 7:02 pm

Eddie wrote:What a shame he didn't stay with us over the years. Still looks the same player from 8-9 years ago only with a wealth of experience and nous.

Does everything right in terms of positioning, great attacking weapon and safe in the air. His speed looks acceptable. Looks like a bullseye goalkicker and outstanding kickoffs. I think he will be really consistent for us and a weapon if we get the kicks right.

He is the difference between an experienced players that adds a lot of quality and value, compared to Anasta an experienced player who can no longer cut it at NRL level.
he wasnt bad for the first 25 but than after that like everyone else just didnt get any ball

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Unread post by jirskyr » Sun 09 Mar, 2014 11:56 pm

Love those kickoffs.

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Unread post by TJL » Mon 10 Mar, 2014 4:32 am

He does not deserve this pathetic team, he is better than that.

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Unread post by sideline eye » Mon 10 Mar, 2014 2:37 pm

jirskyr wrote:Love those kickoffs.
Looks like he'll get plenty of practice this year.


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Unread post by barra » Mon 10 Mar, 2014 3:10 pm

Yes great to have him back! The other teams will be practicing those kick-offs from today!!

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Unread post by simonthetiger » Mon 10 Mar, 2014 3:20 pm

The kick offs were awesome....evry one was very hard to catch...he hits em and they float not spiral......its a weapon.

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Unread post by Bazzinator » Mon 10 Mar, 2014 3:51 pm

hate to say it but if he performs this year but we could lose him to NSW origin side this year. he has never played for the blues and definitely could be a weapon for the NSW team

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Unread post by bigsiro » Mon 10 Mar, 2014 4:08 pm

sideline eye wrote:
jirskyr wrote:Love those kickoffs.
Looks like he'll get plenty of practice this year.
That's funny cos its true. :D

But Big Pat is back and what a legend. Hasn't missed a trick.

The try in the 2005 GF was legendary but I still remember that tackle in the prelim match where he put Mark Gasnier into touch. An unheralded play that was so so crucial.

He is a big part of our history and am very happy to have him back.
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Unread post by innsaneink » Mon 10 Mar, 2014 4:11 pm

He was good with limited opportunity yesterday


He won't have to tackle much. .they all head Koros side

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Unread post by happy tiger » Mon 10 Mar, 2014 5:01 pm

innsaneink wrote:He was good with limited opportunity yesterday


He won't have to tackle much. .they all head Koros side
Nofoaluma is back next week hopefully Ink

They will only have 6-7 different options to attack us through

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Unread post by tigeress » Mon 10 Mar, 2014 5:06 pm

Welcome back Pat Richards. You did nothing wrong in the first match of the season, you were just in the losing team.
We hope that with your talent as a kicker of the ball and the gradual improvement of the team we will win many matches this season. :master:

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Unread post by happy tiger » Mon 10 Mar, 2014 5:20 pm

maybe if we utilize his field goal kicking prowess far more often we might be better off

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Unread post by greatodensraven » Mon 10 Mar, 2014 5:44 pm

Glad to have him back. He should be kicking for touch also.

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Unread post by avocadoontoast » Mon 10 Mar, 2014 5:47 pm

happy tiger wrote:maybe if we utilize his field goal kicking prowess far more often we might be better off
Indeed, in my opinion if he had of kicked 20 field goals in the 2nd half we would have had a better than average chance at winning the game.

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Unread post by Juro » Wed 12 Mar, 2014 9:42 am

jirskyr wrote:Love those kickoffs.
Wish we didn't see quite so many of them though!
I've been a member since 2012. We last played finals football in 2011. Just saying...

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Unread post by pHyR3 » Wed 12 Mar, 2014 9:59 am

innsaneink wrote:He was good with limited opportunity yesterday


He won't have to tackle much. .they all head Koros side
Lulia's side. 4 missed tackles from him, 2 of which led to tries.

Koro's just got that stigma of being a bad defender now, he was wonderful in the air. His defence coulda been better but he didn't push in and allow an overlap to be created which is an improvement. But lulia needed to make those tackles
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Unread post by Bob » Wed 12 Mar, 2014 12:11 pm

greatodensraven wrote:Glad to have him back. He should be kicking for touch also.

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Are you allowed to kick for touch using a tee ala parramatta in the 80's??

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