Tedesco and high balls

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Tedesco and high balls

Unread post by tig_prmz » Sun 19 Apr, 2015 4:42 pm

think it's obvious to other teams that tedesco's weakness is under the high balls.

was it a one off bad day or has that always been his weakness?

he's very good chasing high kicks but struggles defending them.

wish lawrence would disappear when it comes to catching high balls- he's so hopeless: Trex style
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14. Matulino 15. McIllwrick 16. Sue 17. Aloiai
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Unread post by king sirro » Sun 19 Apr, 2015 4:44 pm

It's concerning. He hasn't been good under the high ball this year at all
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Unread post by Tigerspirit » Sun 19 Apr, 2015 4:45 pm

Bad day..... Tedesco and Halatau are the only two that play with guts and passion

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Unread post by Lukic » Sun 19 Apr, 2015 4:46 pm

A bit of a concern throughout the year and unfortunately highlighted today due to the wind. He's not a real liability though and it's not particularly difficult for him to work on so he should be fine.

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Unread post by stevetiger » Sun 19 Apr, 2015 5:54 pm

It was tough out there. He needs to work on it but that is where I'd leave it.


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Unread post by MacDougall » Sun 19 Apr, 2015 5:57 pm

He's usually safe as houses under the high ball tbh.

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Unread post by tsjonathan » Sun 19 Apr, 2015 6:01 pm

wind was horrendous out there today. Caused havoc all day.

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Unread post by Tigerdon » Sun 19 Apr, 2015 8:53 pm

Yep. Being out there , the wind was swirling very difficult for both teams under the high ball.
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Unread post by Love the WestsTigers » Sun 19 Apr, 2015 9:00 pm

Was concerned today after he spilled a couple.
Previously hasnt worried me, except for when he first started. Always used to slip and lose footing for no reason. Even on the driest track.

Tell you who is a surprise package under high balls though, KEVIN
Has a strange way of catching but mostly very effective

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Unread post by tig_prmz » Sun 19 Apr, 2015 9:16 pm

noffa has great technique under the high ball.. gets so high for a short man and catches it on the chest and always has momentum forward.

mansour and noffa will be nsw wingers in a couple of years :sign:

teddy just seems awkward in whatever he does tbh..
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14. Matulino 15. McIllwrick 16. Sue 17. Aloiai
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Unread post by Sully » Sun 19 Apr, 2015 9:20 pm

Watch him in the warm up and had no issues. The conditions were difficult and he is normally safe as a bank.

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Unread post by Geo. » Sun 19 Apr, 2015 9:30 pm

Not his greatest effort today but he's far from a nuffy
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Unread post by turnstyle » Sun 19 Apr, 2015 9:31 pm

tig_prmz wrote:think it's obvious to other teams that tedesco's weakness is under the high balls.

was it a one off bad day or has that always been his weakness?

he's very good chasing high kicks but struggles defending them.

wish lawrence would disappear when it comes to catching high balls- he's so hopeless: Trex style
id have to say today was just an off day. i played fullback and those high balls in swirling winds are extremely difficult to read and often move further back or forward to where you would expect it to get to you at the very last moment.

didnt bother me at all tbh. i thought it was well done for him to regather that one in the in goal.

as for lawrence - i have seen him very often blatantly move off his line to bump into an opposition player while shepherding a team mate under a high ball. he never gets penalised for it and i wonder how he gets away with doing it so deliberately!!
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Unread post by grrrrrrrrrr » Sun 19 Apr, 2015 10:14 pm

Tedesco seems to be turning taking high balls over his shoulder facing our try line which is a safeguard because if dropped is not a knock on. The downside to this is it's harder to catch cleanly. Not sure if this is a ploy or just the way it's panning out. Especially today

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Unread post by Sabre » Sun 19 Apr, 2015 10:20 pm

I've seen Slater have an absolute Paul Caridge of a game under the high ball a couple of times.
Nothing to worry about.

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Unread post by turnstyle » Sun 19 Apr, 2015 10:24 pm

grrrrrrrrrr wrote:Tedesco seems to be turning taking high balls over his shoulder facing our try line which is a safeguard because if dropped is not a knock on. The downside to this is it's harder to catch cleanly. Not sure if this is a ploy or just the way it's panning out. Especially today

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not sure which it is, but it is certainly the safest option for a difficult kick...
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Unread post by VanillaThunder » Sun 19 Apr, 2015 11:34 pm

grrrrrrrrrr wrote:Tedesco seems to be turning taking high balls over his shoulder facing our try line which is a safeguard because if dropped is not a knock on. The downside to this is it's harder to catch cleanly. Not sure if this is a ploy or just the way it's panning out. Especially today

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I wouldn't say it's a safeguard, he should be taking them side on instead. That way if he drops it it should still go backwards, but it also lets him watch the ball in to his arms easier. Definitely something to work on, although he is normally very safe.

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Unread post by tig_prmz » Sun 19 Apr, 2015 11:59 pm

i think he feels safer catching the ball coming over his shoulders than forwards.. as i said previously, he looks OK chasing a high ball
My Round 1 Team 2018

1. lolo 2. noffa 3. suli 4. milne 5. fonua
6. reynolds 7. brooks
8. packer 9. ET 10. Twal
11. McQuen 12. Lawrence 13. Eiso
14. Matulino 15. McIllwrick 16. Sue 17. Aloiai
18. Marsters 19. Benji 20. Grant 21. K Naiqama
Next: Liddle, MCK, Felise, MWZ, Thompson, Rochow, Gamble

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