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Thought on Noff

Post by Tacky » Sun 11 Mar, 2018 4:31 pm

Should we try and develop him into a Jennings-type center? Granted its gonna take a little bit of time to teach him the position but it might help to sort out some of his deficiencies. Anyway, just a thought.
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Post by Geo. » Sun 11 Mar, 2018 5:33 pm

No

Centre is the most difficult position in Rugby League in which to defend..
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Post by jadtiger » Sun 11 Mar, 2018 5:39 pm

Geo. wrote:
Sun 11 Mar, 2018 5:33 pm
No

Centre is the most difficult position in Rugby League in which to defend..
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Post by upthetigers » Sun 11 Mar, 2018 5:40 pm

I honestly don't know how he gets back in the team barring injury or Lolo falling out of favor with IC. There's no way MWZ deserves to be dropped. More than held his own consistently.

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Post by Fraze23 » Sun 11 Mar, 2018 5:57 pm

Nof is a tricky one. Ball in hand he'd be the first back I would pick. But his defence has been terrible for years, hopefully it is something he can fix in reserves. I'm glad Ivan has taken the stance he has and dropped him to work on it. How he responds to it will determine when he gets back into the mix for firsts.


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Post by krayola » Sun 11 Mar, 2018 6:02 pm

Won’t Corey Thompson move to fullback once Reynolds returns? Pretty sure that will leave an open wing spot for Nofa.
One of my sources is Pascoe

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Post by GNR4LIFE » Sun 11 Mar, 2018 6:20 pm

krayola wrote:
Sun 11 Mar, 2018 6:02 pm
Won’t Corey Thompson move to fullback once Reynolds returns? Pretty sure that will leave an open wing spot for Nofa.
How did you come to that conclusion?

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Post by criwdfluffer » Sun 11 Mar, 2018 7:23 pm

replaces MWZ...easy swap.

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Post by steve-o » Sun 11 Mar, 2018 7:29 pm

GNR4LIFE wrote:
Sun 11 Mar, 2018 6:20 pm
krayola wrote:
Sun 11 Mar, 2018 6:02 pm
Won’t Corey Thompson move to fullback once Reynolds returns? Pretty sure that will leave an open wing spot for Nofa.
How did you come to that conclusion?
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Post by Nucky Thompson » Sun 11 Mar, 2018 8:07 pm

criwdfluffer wrote:
Sun 11 Mar, 2018 7:23 pm
replaces MWZ...easy swap.
Yeah kev and nofo are a good combo.

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Post by Seantice » Sun 11 Mar, 2018 8:09 pm

Nucky Thompson wrote:
Sun 11 Mar, 2018 8:07 pm
criwdfluffer wrote:
Sun 11 Mar, 2018 7:23 pm
replaces MWZ...easy swap.
Yeah kev and nofo are a good combo.
Haha i still have nightmares about them too last year. Its like they did ghe opposite of each other every time 😂

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Post by Snake » Sun 11 Mar, 2018 8:11 pm

MWZ was one of the reasons the team won yesterday he diffused a couple of dangerous high balls getting above them ... Nofo the fan favourite.

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Post by jirskyr » Sun 11 Mar, 2018 11:19 pm

No place for him just now. Only Naiqama would be under pressure from yesterday's performance, but I am 95% that IC won't drop him just from one bad game.

MWZ and CT were strong, cannot possibly drop them when Nofo was not selected despite being fit.

We are all aware of only letting in about two line breaks on the edges yesterday? Both of them I blame Naiqama, but the wingers mostly made good judgements in defence.

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Post by willow » Mon 12 Mar, 2018 5:25 am

Has to keep performing well in State Cup and bide his time. Can't fault Cleary's selections thus far. Yeah I know Kev had a shocker, but Milne has failed to set the world alight and say "pick me".

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Post by Nucky Thompson » Mon 12 Mar, 2018 7:21 am

willow wrote:
Mon 12 Mar, 2018 5:25 am
Has to keep performing well in State Cup and bide his time. Can't fault Cleary's selections thus far. Yeah I know Kev had a shocker, but Milne has failed to set the world alight and say "pick me".
I think he was playing right centre too in state cup.

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Post by Balmain Boy » Mon 12 Mar, 2018 10:39 am

Nof has to start to pull his finger out in nsw cup. Stay back and work on his game. Sprint sessions. Taking bombs. Watching video analysis of all the stupid times he rushes in on defence and hopefully learn what he's done right or wrong over the past few years.

Making metres and diving over in the corner is not enough to play first grade.

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Post by Elderslie Tiger » Mon 12 Mar, 2018 11:50 am

For the first time in a long time we have a fairly even squad of players they all have a job to do and all will be kept on there toes with a need to perform each week no more I'm a first grader and there's no one better to replace me, I don't think that there is a poisition in first grade that cant be covered by two or more players in ISP

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Post by TYGA » Mon 12 Mar, 2018 11:56 am

I remember Cleary saying the round 1 team will not be our best side by the end of the season. It’s up to players like Nofa, Milne, Aloai, Liddle, McQueen when fit to lift their games and force their way in.

The way I see it is there is pressure on performance otherwise you will be dropped and the NSW Cup players play hard as they are a chance of making NRL. Injuries will no doubt play a major role for us as they always do for most sides.

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