Dummy half issues

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Dummy half issues

Post by MacDougall » Sat 24 May, 2014 9:57 pm

We were really bad out of dummy half tonight so it's fair to say with Farah there we'd have won.

Luani seems to not have the engine or the focus for the job. He arrives late way too often and a couple of times he did this in the last which put our kicker under pressure forcing a bad option.

When Austin came on at times it seemed like neither knew who's responsibility directing dummy half was as they and others repeatedly had to rush in there.

As a result I have to put the onus of this loss on Potter. He didn't adequately prepare a strategy to replace Farah and I have seen this in all games Farah hasn't played. Tonight was the worst though. I am a big Potter supporter but this disappoints me.


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Post by mtd » Sat 24 May, 2014 9:59 pm

i put it on our forwards. luani was alright... the forwards weren;t catching it on the advantage line, they were 5m behind the play the ball.

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Post by Tigersmurf » Sat 24 May, 2014 10:01 pm

Maybe you mean he over prepared mac?

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Post by willow » Sat 24 May, 2014 10:16 pm

Luani tries hard but does not get us onto the front foot, whereas I thought austin was much sharper when he got in there.

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Post by STC » Sat 24 May, 2014 10:17 pm

So frustrating watching Luani. He is slow, lazy and easy for the opposition to read. He should be dropped immediately. Put Blake Austin in dummy half and Curtis Sironen on the bench as cover


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Post by innsaneink » Sat 24 May, 2014 10:18 pm

When we are missing the best dummy half in the game - it will always be a problem was very evident tonite

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Post by Cultured Bogan » Sat 24 May, 2014 10:21 pm

Luani is a very astute defender, but offers very little in attack. I feel our attack would have fared better if Austin started. The rot was particularly evident when Brooks was led off the field though and Luani was flung back on.
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Post by hybrid_tiger » Sat 24 May, 2014 10:28 pm

The amount of times we played the ball tonight and there was no dummy half there was ridiculous. This is Under 6 stuff. Pathetic.

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Post by Eye Of Da Tiger » Sat 24 May, 2014 10:34 pm

We are all used to Farah. Hard to compare

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Post by Properossi » Sat 24 May, 2014 10:41 pm

Cherrington?

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Post by willow » Sat 24 May, 2014 10:44 pm

Properossi wrote:Cherrington?
Not the worst option, he's smart in attack. Wouldn't last 80 minutes in FG though.

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Post by Cultured Bogan » Sat 24 May, 2014 10:53 pm

Has Cherrington played NSW Cup yet? Would much rather see him compete with men before being thrown in the deep end.
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Post by pHyR3 » Sat 24 May, 2014 11:09 pm

we have a $900,000 SOO hooker. even a fulltime FG hooker would struggle to slot into a new team and fill farah's shoes let alone a fringe 1st grader.
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Post by STC » Sat 24 May, 2014 11:14 pm

But why put a hooker in to replace Farah who doesn't play like him!? At least Austin has some flair and can do more than just pass from dummy half. He has a kicking and running game which is what Farah has too - yes, at a higher level... But something is better than Luani's nothing

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Post by Tigersmurf » Sat 24 May, 2014 11:17 pm

Bring back Michael Brown!

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Post by pHyR3 » Sat 24 May, 2014 11:38 pm

STC wrote:But why put a hooker in to replace Farah who doesn't play like him!? At least Austin has some flair and can do more than just pass from dummy half. He has a kicking and running game which is what Farah has too - yes, at a higher level... But something is better than Luani's nothing
because austin can't play 80 minutes at high quality as a 9 like farah can.
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Post by Balmain Boy » Sun 25 May, 2014 12:05 am

Luani's passing is poor. He offers nothing in attack and just doesn't seem to be on the same page as the rest of the team. That could be s last game for us IMO.

In the future a combination of some sort between Austin/Halatau/Fulton should be used.

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Post by jirskyr » Sun 25 May, 2014 12:12 am

MacDougall wrote:He arrives late way too often and a couple of times he did this in the last which put our kicker under pressure forcing a bad option.
x2 I don't think I have ever seen a hooker struggling to reach the PTB so regularly.

Brooksie must have gone to DH about 15 times in this match.

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