Lolohea at fullback 2018

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Re: Lolohea at fullback 2018

Unread post by Tacky » Mon 31 Jul, 2017 8:02 pm

People seem to have forgotten how highly Lolohea was touted. I know highlights don't give you the full picture, and that they've been posted half a million times before but, I really think this gives a good indication of how good he can be.
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Unread post by Russell » Mon 31 Jul, 2017 8:03 pm

momo&medo wrote:
Mon 31 Jul, 2017 7:50 pm
I would like to see what he can do with bit of space available at fullback.
If he is the only available option (next year) than we may need to see how he goes before we put all our eggs in one basket.

I suppose Noffa, (if we get him) Rona and (if he stays) Naiguama would be the other options.
I can guarantee he is a better fB than those three now. Fail to see why a lot of people have reservations.

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Unread post by swag tiger » Mon 31 Jul, 2017 8:05 pm

Tacky wrote:
Mon 31 Jul, 2017 8:02 pm
People seem to have forgotten how highly Lolohea was touted. I know highlights don't give you the full picture, and that they've been posted half a million times before but, I really think this gives a good indication of how good he can be.
I can see him being a top notch fullback for years to come. I'm kinda glad we didn't get Watson.
I have family in Balmain and the Western suburbs so i guess that makes me a Balmain Westie

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Unread post by Russell » Mon 31 Jul, 2017 8:31 pm

Just have a look at Swag's video of Lolohea and then tell me we are not on a winner or you have no confidence in him!

Kid has the goods!!!

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Unread post by tig_prmz » Mon 31 Jul, 2017 8:36 pm

tbh despite those cover tackles, i feel like he isn't the quickest or strongest like tedesco, he isn't a great tackle breaker. i thought he was an athletic kid but he seems more like the smarter player. he has the right timing, right pass, right positioning etc in a lot of those highlights i thought.

idk if fullback is his best position tbh.
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Unread post by stevied » Mon 31 Jul, 2017 8:38 pm

Tacky wrote:
Mon 31 Jul, 2017 8:02 pm
People seem to have forgotten how highly Lolohea was touted. I know highlights don't give you the full picture, and that they've been posted half a million times before but, I really think this gives a good indication of how good he can be.
Good on you Tacky for putting up the highlight reel, because, even though it's been available for a while, it seems to me that many people on here haven't looked at it or seen any of the cracking games he played for the Warriors. At his best, he was very fast, super elusive and not afraid to take on the line. On top of that he made many try saving tackles at the back, often after chasing down other speedsters. We just have to wait for his peak fitness and confidence levels to return.

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Unread post by voice of reason » Mon 31 Jul, 2017 9:00 pm

His kicking looked a lot simpler in that clip.
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Unread post by Nucky Thompson » Mon 31 Jul, 2017 9:01 pm

Can he replace tedesco tho

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Unread post by swag tiger » Mon 31 Jul, 2017 9:09 pm

Nucky Thompson wrote:
Mon 31 Jul, 2017 9:01 pm
Can he replace tedesco tho
I have faith in his ability.
I have family in Balmain and the Western suburbs so i guess that makes me a Balmain Westie

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Unread post by TIGER » Mon 31 Jul, 2017 9:42 pm

I think it's his natural position and if he can get back into shape and play like some of the highlights I've seen he'll be a headache for the opposition for sure. Can't wait to see lolo version 2.0 next season.

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Unread post by dazza65 » Mon 31 Jul, 2017 9:51 pm

Just an interesting pickup watching that video - and someone mentioned this in the titans thread - he can't throw a spiral at all!!!
Not that that matters at FB tho.
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Unread post by Russell » Mon 31 Jul, 2017 10:28 pm

Trouble is, a lot of posters are saying can he replace Tedesco.

If you are looking for another Tedesco, the answer is no.

The answer is no because there isn't another Tedesco.

If we are looking for a really good full back, who can position himself well, has a good passing game, a great step, fast over a short distance, a really good defender from FB with his best years ahead - then we already have him.

His name is Lolohea.

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Unread post by formerguest » Mon 31 Jul, 2017 10:36 pm

Russell wrote:
Mon 31 Jul, 2017 10:28 pm
Trouble is, a lot of posters are saying can he replace Tedesco.

If you are looking for another Tedesco, the answer is no.

The answer is no because there isn't another Tedesco.

If we are looking for a really good full back, who can position himself well, has a good passing game, a great step, fast over a short distance, a really good defender from FB with his best years ahead - then we already have him.

His name is Lolohea.
Who also comes at around a third of cost of our current fullback, thus allowing us to strengthen the centres and others that he will be working with.

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Unread post by larrycorowa » Tue 01 Aug, 2017 10:14 am

More suited at fullback if fit. Will be a handful running through middle at tired forwards. I don't like his Benji miracle passing plays, needs to understand it's ok to be tackled.

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Unread post by Tiger Come Lately » Tue 01 Aug, 2017 10:24 am

He will be a great member of the team at what ever position he plays at.

Does a have a similar stepping style to Teddy, but teddy can break away from tacklers with his fend and spin, i haven't seen that in Lolo. but with space he will be dangerous. Especially if we can get a winger running with him on the kick returns.

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Unread post by old man tiger » Tue 01 Aug, 2017 11:30 am

The gap between his best and worst, smartest and dumbest etc... is the only issue. At his best he is more than a stepping, flick passing Benji clone. He can break tackles and has a fend, has a short kicking game, has vision. It's the flicking the ball wildly out the back before going to ground that bothers me most and he is good for a brain snap like this at least once a game.

If he can find composure we literally couldn't have got a better replacement for Teddy (considering upside vs $$). I'm nearly convinced but being honest it could still could go either way.

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Unread post by VanillaThunder » Tue 01 Aug, 2017 12:20 pm

innsaneink wrote:
Mon 31 Jul, 2017 7:18 pm
VanillaThunder wrote:
Mon 31 Jul, 2017 4:55 pm
innsaneink wrote:
Mon 31 Jul, 2017 4:35 pm
Im not sure if he has the pace at distance for FB...he seems quick over a very short distance then the anchors drop
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I would've agreed with you, but having seen the highlights Tacky posted where he runs down Gagai, Barba and Mead I'm starting to think otherwise. Sure, he's not in the upper echelon of JAC, Johnston or Gela-Mosby, but he's no slouch.

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Unread post by Tiger Watto » Tue 01 Aug, 2017 12:36 pm

Geo. wrote:
Mon 31 Jul, 2017 1:46 pm
What if this is Lolohea's full fitness...?
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