This years key to our success......

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Re: This years key to our success......

Post by TrueTiger » Wed 07 Feb, 2018 8:59 am

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TT, as much as I would like to see Brooks step up and lead us around like a top halfback, I really don’t think he has it in him. Nor do I think his short kicking game will improve much.

We know how hard proper halfbacks are to get, we haven’t had one since Scott Prince and we didn’t have much before Prince either.
Agree Cq,but this year Brooks has much better around him and Ivan coaching him for the full offseason ....honestly if the guy can’t improve his game all round from defence through to his kicking game,then he should be moved on or put into ISC...
I really want him to step up to the next level....and hope he does...not just for the teams sake but for him as well...
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Post by supercoach » Wed 07 Feb, 2018 10:02 am

Kicking game is the big issue, especially the short kicking game. It’s about vision,timing and communication and To be really good you need it to be in your D&A, although a ton of practice will help but it will not make you great at it

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Post by TigerSkins » Wed 07 Feb, 2018 11:39 am

The key to our success is the number 9, if he can't march the forwards and get us on the front foot, .. then all our backs won't see much of the ball. So our prop rotation is critical .. Packer, Matulino, Twal and (4th prop .. whoever it is ??) has to gain the ascendancy in the ruck and lead us forward. Once this happens I believe we have the strike power in our halves and out wide to get us home.

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Post by Pawsandclaws » Wed 07 Feb, 2018 1:24 pm

We need consistency in our performances to better bridge the gap between our outstanding games and poor games. Playing consistently good football will get us in the 8.

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Post by colmcd » Wed 07 Feb, 2018 1:39 pm

There are heaps of things but I think that three stand out.

Defense and playing together in defense. Even where we have improved our defenders (namely 5/8) they still need to play well together. It's those defensive reads between Winger and center that either stop or allow so many tries. No one in our centers has played with anyone on our wing (ok maybe Kevie and Nofo/MWZ... or Marsters and Nofo but that's not likely) and that's going to be bad for our defense.

Playing 80 minutes. We seem to loose games around 60 min last year. Hopefully this improves with endurance training. (Wayne Gretsky apparently could not tire. He was the smallest player in his team but beat everyone at endurance barely raising a sweat after actively playing for 2 hours.).

Ball play. Hopefully our team will gel in attack. Again no one has really played together at the back so I doubt there will be many successful no look passes. But I don't think this will be as big a problem as Defense.


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Post by Geo. » Wed 07 Feb, 2018 2:05 pm

Don't forget passing the ball to the taller guys...
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Post by greatodensraven » Wed 07 Feb, 2018 6:00 pm

Geo. wrote:
Wed 07 Feb, 2018 2:05 pm
Don't forget passing the ball to the taller guys...
Yep maybe Brooksy just needs a good pair of high heels to make up the difference.

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Post by happy tiger » Wed 07 Feb, 2018 6:18 pm

Geo. wrote:
Wed 07 Feb, 2018 2:05 pm
Don't forget passing the ball to the taller guys...
I suggest with all these issues we throw lots of dummies and go one out , should confuse lots of sides

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Post by Tigerdon » Wed 07 Feb, 2018 6:30 pm

happy tiger wrote:
Wed 07 Feb, 2018 6:18 pm
Geo. wrote:
Wed 07 Feb, 2018 2:05 pm
Don't forget passing the ball to the taller guys...
I suggest with all these issues we throw lots of dummies and go one out , should confuse lots of sides
Should have kept Blake Austin AKA Mr Show&Go himself with this game plan.
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Post by Spud Murphy » Wed 07 Feb, 2018 6:31 pm

Five one out hit ups followed by a bomb on the 6th should do it 😂

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Post by Tigerdon » Wed 07 Feb, 2018 6:39 pm

We need recruit more ball hogs and players that have never passed the ball in a decade of playing to make this work. We don’t want some young bloke coming in with a bullet pass that can put an outside back in the clear.
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Post by happy tiger » Wed 07 Feb, 2018 6:48 pm

Tigerdon wrote:
Wed 07 Feb, 2018 6:39 pm
We need recruit more ball hogs and players that have never passed the ball in a decade of playing to make this work. We don’t want some young bloke coming in with a bullet pass that can put an outside back in the clear.
At least we might have the best completion rate in the NRL :lol:

Get a field goal expert like Dan Carter and we can win the comp

Who thought winning a comp would be so easy , can't believe no one else thought of this :D

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Post by Tigerdon » Wed 07 Feb, 2018 7:13 pm

happy tiger wrote:
Wed 07 Feb, 2018 6:48 pm
Tigerdon wrote:
Wed 07 Feb, 2018 6:39 pm
We need recruit more ball hogs and players that have never passed the ball in a decade of playing to make this work. We don’t want some young bloke coming in with a bullet pass that can put an outside back in the clear.
At least we might have the best completion rate in the NRL :lol:

Get a field goal expert like Dan Carter and we can win the comp

Who thought winning a comp would be so easy , can't believe no one else thought of this :D
I'd like to see what Mahe Fonua can do from 10 meters out for the opposition try line. God help the poor sod in between the try line and him. :D
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Post by innsaneink » Wed 07 Feb, 2018 7:18 pm

Luck with injuries ...hopefully that continues

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Post by happy tiger » Wed 07 Feb, 2018 7:40 pm

innsaneink wrote:
Wed 07 Feb, 2018 7:18 pm
Luck with injuries ...hopefully that continues
South African golfer Gary Player once said " its funny , the harder I work the luckier I get "

I hope we have worked harder than any other NRL side this year ;)

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Post by Tigerdon » Wed 07 Feb, 2018 10:57 pm

happy tiger wrote:
Wed 07 Feb, 2018 7:40 pm
innsaneink wrote:
Wed 07 Feb, 2018 7:18 pm
Luck with injuries ...hopefully that continues
South African golfer Gary Player once said " its funny , the harder I work the luckier I get "

I hope we have worked harder than any other NRL side this year ;)
Sounds like the Melbourne Storm moto.
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Post by andrew 474 » Thu 08 Feb, 2018 9:49 am

I think our main issues will be
Ivan getting our team to gel pretty early so,we can compete straight up
Injury Free or Min Injury season
Play out 80 minute win loose or draw
Defence

I think we have enough players to score points

But I do believe Ivan will get the best outof each player who wants to put in , we showed last year some of the guys who got a go played well , Big Alex , Houf , we have got
Packer , Big Ben , Reynolds , Tui , if these guys fire early it won't be a bad season

I can't wait

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Post by Munk » Sun 11 Feb, 2018 9:53 am

All of the new guys trusting each other in defense will be key. I can see most sides burning us out wide to score due to compression caused by mistrust in this area. Only game-time together can heal this issue.

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