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Post by greatodensraven » Tue 11 Aug, 2015 9:27 pm

Didn't get to watch the game last night but managed to have a listen on triple m. At one stage Simona was in the clear but was chased down by the raiders fb. With recent talk of him losing his pace, did he show any glimpses of having regained any last night? I think last night is the first time he has been in the some space for a while now.


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Post by tig_prmz » Tue 11 Aug, 2015 9:30 pm

he definitely has slowed down in pace.. hasn't lost his ability to break tackles or smartness though. he's a keeper.

jack wighton is very quick though- he outsped tedesco during our try from the 20m. this kid is very good.
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Post by fairdinkum » Tue 11 Aug, 2015 9:35 pm

Wighton would be up their with the quickest in the comp, he was the fastest on the field last night.

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Post by marzie » Tue 11 Aug, 2015 9:38 pm

I thought he would've made it if he pinned the ears back. He's still very quick

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Post by alexaki » Tue 11 Aug, 2015 9:58 pm

Simona definitely could wait to offload as soon as he got in the clear....lacks confidence to back himself


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Post by fergiefurr » Tue 11 Aug, 2015 10:06 pm

Disappointed as I thought he was still a chance of getting there. It was tackle 1 so he should never ever have kicked it.

With us pace, he strikes me like Jennings. Very quick acceleration but it dies down after 40m or so.

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Post by MacDougall » Tue 11 Aug, 2015 10:11 pm

Wighton was chasing down Simona at the same rate he was chasing down Tedesco. Difference was Simona kicked it in field whereas Teddy had a crack and made it. Simona would have made it if he hadn't tried to put it on for Tedesco. It's a low percentage play that he needs to stop doing. He actually could have offloaded it to Tedesco where he was tbh.

I think he may have lost a little pace but the games where he outsped people and went the length he wasn't up against noted speedsters either.

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Post by coopy » Tue 11 Aug, 2015 10:52 pm

Teddy > Wighton up to 40m

Wighton > Teddy 40m+

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Post by Pokies » Tue 11 Aug, 2015 10:58 pm

To me he's looked slow all year since back in the Auckland nines. Doubt the ankle injury he's carrying helps much either. Hopefully a big offseason can get him back to full speed because if it does no way will wighton be catching him again.

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Post by MacDougall » Tue 11 Aug, 2015 11:01 pm

Wighton is fast mate. He'd be faster than full fledged Timmy I reckon.

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Post by Nors05 » Wed 12 Aug, 2015 2:20 am

Simona broke two tackles (one was piss weak) before he started sprinting. Wighton was already in full flight. If Simona backed himself he was probably close to making it but seeing as he wasn't really full clear and had people breathing down his neck he didn't think he would make it.

I agree that it was a stupid idea to kick but geez...Teddy came very close to putting that down.

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Post by Swordy » Wed 12 Aug, 2015 5:49 am

Simona is carrying a pretty serious ankle injury. Be grateful he can run.....

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Post by Tigerdon » Wed 12 Aug, 2015 6:51 am

Even though he's not 100%...he's playing well. He chimes into a fast moving backline.
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Post by Tiger In The Gong » Wed 12 Aug, 2015 7:30 am

coopy wrote:Teddy > Wighton up to 40m

Wighton > Teddy 40m+

This is spot on.

Wighton would have to be the quickest player over more than 40m in the game. He is a running machine.

Tedesco has blinding acceleration and Simona is pacey but both only up to 40m.

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Post by happy tiger » Wed 12 Aug, 2015 7:45 am

Teddy gets to his top speed probably as fast as anyone in the comp , but his top line speed wouldn't put him in the top 10 players in the comp

I reckon if we could of reached through the TV on Monday Night most would of strangled Simona when he kicked for Teddy on tackle one LOL

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Post by jirskyr » Wed 12 Aug, 2015 10:15 am

Simona is faster now I reckon than when he returned from injury first this year. He's not a speed machine anymore, but he's maintained his tackle busts and evasiveness.

As everyone said, Wighton reeled in Tedesco fairly well, so I wouldn't be troubled about getting run down by him.

But if Tamou or Ben Smith starts to run you down, that is when you are in trouble.

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Post by The Tooth » Wed 12 Aug, 2015 10:16 am

Whighton would have got to him but momentum would have carried Simona over (as long as he didn't spill the ball when hitting the ground).

The kick was a bad option because it was only first tackle, but it was very close to being a spectacular try. The kick was well positioned and weighted, just a bad bounce for Teddy.

Whighton is a lot faster than I thought and Simon's speed looks to be improving. Much better then earlier in the season. I've got worries about his speed.

On Whighton - Canberra shouldn't be too upset about losing Teddy when they have him, even though they would love both.

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Post by hobbo » Wed 12 Aug, 2015 10:33 am

Wighton had him covered , was disappointed that Simona didn't take the tackle , but hey , if Simona's kick had come off it would've been brilliant !!!

By the way hasn't Simona had ongoing issues with his calves this year ??

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