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Luke Brooks Dive

Post by Milky » Tue 22 Apr, 2014 12:02 pm

Whether he dived or not, good on him, he is copping crap for winning the game for his team, Sandow took a dive during the game when we were gaining momentum off a Parra error, he tried to get time off but the Reff didn't call it. Good work by Brooks, win a game dirty or not as long as you win.


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Post by thesquid » Tue 22 Apr, 2014 12:07 pm

I would hate to see the game go like soccer. I cant stand a minute of watching those punces dive. If he dived, he is helping to ruin the game. It looked ball line to me and thats good enough to let dogs lie. IfI see a blatant acting move, then I dont care who it is, ill dog them.

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Post by Cosimo_Zaretti » Tue 22 Apr, 2014 12:08 pm

I'm not sold on Brooks taking a dive, but it doesn't matter. He was collected by a decoy runner and the refs made the call. Just because it's not always called doesn't mean you should have a sook when one goes against you. Parra kept rolling the dice, throwing cutout passes with a lot of bodies in motion coming through the line. When you do that, you risk obstruction calls, you risk silly knock ons and you risk runaway intercept tries. The eels managed to come up with all three.

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Post by GNR4LIFE » Tue 22 Apr, 2014 12:11 pm

Who cares, Parra can't complain about it costing them the game either cos they leveled the game up anyway and still gave themselves the chance to pull it out.

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Post by krayola » Tue 22 Apr, 2014 12:14 pm

Really? A front rower runs at one of the smallest players on the field, who just happens to be moving backwards, catches him with a shoulder/slightly outstretched arm and surprise, surprise, the smaller guy falls over! The only people saying this have clearly not watched Brooks this season - he's tough and not in the Ennis sense.

Point the finger at Gower. Even if Brooks had dived, it was Gower making the contact that allowed him to.
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Post by Tigerdave » Tue 22 Apr, 2014 12:17 pm

Looked more like Brooks tripped over Gower's leg, in any event, Gower was in the wrong and the correct call was made.

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Post by GNR4LIFE » Tue 22 Apr, 2014 12:18 pm

It was one of those decisions that your opinion would be based on which side of the fence you sit. Was 50/50 imo.

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Post by Juro » Tue 22 Apr, 2014 12:20 pm

krayola wrote:Really? A front rower runs at one of the smallest players on the field, who just happens to be moving backwards, catches him with a shoulder/slightly outstretched arm and surprise, surprise, the smaller guy falls over! The only people saying this have clearly not watched Brooks this season - he's tough and not in the Ennis sense.

Point the finger at Gower. Even if Brooks had dived, it was Gower making the contact that allowed him to.
Yeah, that's pretty much how I see it. Anyway, the penalty was not for knocking him over, it was for obstruction.
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Post by Furious1 » Tue 22 Apr, 2014 12:26 pm

It looked like a dive to me. I don't really care though, it's not like Hayne has never taken a dive.

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Post by smeghead » Tue 22 Apr, 2014 12:27 pm

Tigerdave wrote:Looked more like Brooks tripped over Gower's leg, in any event, Gower was in the wrong and the correct call was made.
Agree with this. It was the contact with the leg that felled Brooks

That said Hybrid is right it probably depends which side you are on
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Post by simonthetiger » Tue 22 Apr, 2014 12:35 pm

Looked to me like he tripped him too......def 50/50 call that could have gone either way...i was shocked when they no try-ed it.

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Post by Goose » Tue 22 Apr, 2014 1:52 pm

I thought it was a definite obstruction, that said I also thought the Manly try was a more definite obstruction, and that one was allowed! So maybe they are all 50/50 given the inconsistency in the decisions.

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Post by Gary Bakerloo » Tue 22 Apr, 2014 1:56 pm

I hope he did take a dive. I still remember Luke Burt staying down in 2009 to get an 8 point try.

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Post by tig_prmz » Tue 22 Apr, 2014 2:04 pm

thought that was a dive.. brooks would be my enemy no.1 if i was a parra supporter atm. cant believe they ruled obstruction on that.
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Post by foreveratiger » Tue 22 Apr, 2014 2:29 pm

Don't cry over spilt milk, they had there chance and bombed, that decoy runner changed his line of run just slightly and was watching Brooks while running, the ref's got it right and not being one eyed either.
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Post by innsaneink » Tue 22 Apr, 2014 2:36 pm

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Post by 2041 » Tue 22 Apr, 2014 2:37 pm

If Brooks was capable of weighing up, in the miniscule amount of time available to him, that he was no chance of making a tackle but that there was a runner in the vicinity that he could take a convenient dive off then he's even better than we think. Watching the replay several times I still thought he was a chance of getting involved in that play, in which case he'd have to be some kind of a magician to figure out exactly how it was going to play out and decide that a dive was a better option. Not to mention the fact that we've already seen enough of the kid's defensive heart to know he's not one to back out of a tackle if he thinks he can get to it.

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Post by Balmain Boy » Tue 22 Apr, 2014 2:50 pm

How can it be a dive when a 110kg forward runs into him and he wasn't braced for a collision? If Gower wasn't there, Brooks stays on his feet, defensive line keeps its shape and have a better chance to stop the try. Would we have stopped it? Maybe, maybe not, but we didn't get the chance to try so it's a correct penalty.

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