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Re: Your side to take on the Bulldogs

Post by Magpie Magic » Sat 19 May, 2018 12:37 pm

happy tiger wrote:
Sat 19 May, 2018 12:31 pm
I think we need to accept that at the moment none of our hookers can get 80

If Liddle can get 60 and ET 20 we need to live with that for the moment at least

We don't have the absolute quality in the forwards to carry both Killa and Liddle and lose a bench forward replacement

If you do you have to drop either Twal ,Huth or Aloiai and that can't happen
I think the forward quality is there but too often they run without cover ie no support.
We cannot continue with two backorder in the centre's.
Really feel it is time for Marsters to shift to the back row.


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Post by happy tiger » Sat 19 May, 2018 12:44 pm

Magpie Magic wrote:
Sat 19 May, 2018 12:37 pm
happy tiger wrote:
Sat 19 May, 2018 12:31 pm
I think we need to accept that at the moment none of our hookers can get 80

If Liddle can get 60 and ET 20 we need to live with that for the moment at least

We don't have the absolute quality in the forwards to carry both Killa and Liddle and lose a bench forward replacement

If you do you have to drop either Twal ,Huth or Aloiai and that can't happen
I think the forward quality is there but too often they run without cover ie no support.
We cannot continue with two backorder in the centre's.
Really feel it is time for Marsters to shift to the back row.
We are getting rolled up the guts , even with our best forward pack v Penrith

Marsters is doing a great job in the centres and we have no one even close to his ability to bring in

Fonua has shown he has a lot of upside if his alarm clock works (or he doesn't get lost again )

And if someone suggests MCK , you are just swapping one back rower for another back rower

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Post by Magpie Magic » Sat 19 May, 2018 12:50 pm

happy tiger wrote:
Sat 19 May, 2018 12:44 pm
Magpie Magic wrote:
Sat 19 May, 2018 12:37 pm
happy tiger wrote:
Sat 19 May, 2018 12:31 pm
I think we need to accept that at the moment none of our hookers can get 80

If Liddle can get 60 and ET 20 we need to live with that for the moment at least

We don't have the absolute quality in the forwards to carry both Killa and Liddle and lose a bench forward replacement

If you do you have to drop either Twal ,Huth or Aloiai and that can't happen
I think the forward quality is there but too often they run without cover ie no support.
We cannot continue with two backorder in the centre's.
Really feel it is time for Marsters to shift to the back row.
We are getting rolled up the guts , even with our best forward pack v Penrith

Marsters is doing a great job in the centres and we have no one even close to his ability to bring in

Fonua has shown he has a lot of upside if his alarm clock works (or he doesn't get lost again )

And if someone suggests MCK , you are just swapping one back rower for another back rower
Want to get Fanua and Kev in the centre's and maybe Marsters in the back row.
We need more second phase and Marsters good for that and we need support players who can run off that ie Kev Fanoua Tui Reynolds Thompson.

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Post by EasyTiger » Sat 19 May, 2018 1:26 pm

New to the forum so first post, I dont understand why Aloiai hasn’t been there as of late because he’s been a gun for us bar a few errors. Since he was left out of the squad we seem to have lacked impact, especially when Fonua was dropped. Sick of Benji.

1. Lolohea
2.Thompson
3.Marsters
4.Fonua
5.MWZ
6.Reynolds
7.Brooks
8.Packer
9.Liddle
10.Matulino
11.Lawrence
12.MCK
13.Taylor

14.McIlwrick
15.Aloiai
16.Twal
17.Eisenhuth

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Post by happy tiger » Sat 19 May, 2018 1:32 pm

EasyTiger wrote:
Sat 19 May, 2018 1:26 pm
New to the forum so first post, I dont understand why Aloiai hasn’t been there as of late because he’s been a gun for us bar a few errors. Since he was left out of the squad we seem to have lacked impact, especially when Fonua was dropped. Sick of Benji.

1. Lolohea
2.Thompson
3.Marsters
4.Fonua
5.MWZ
6.Reynolds
7.Brooks
8.Packer
9.Liddle
10.Matulino
11.Lawrence
12.MCK
13.Taylor

14.McIlwrick
15.Aloiai
16.Twal
17.Eisenhuth
Welcome to the Forum Easy , lets hope we can find some form v the Dogs and step it up another level for the next 13 rounds


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Post by The Patriot » Sat 19 May, 2018 2:53 pm

Tiger Steve wrote:
Sat 19 May, 2018 9:39 am
The Patriot wrote:
Sat 19 May, 2018 7:14 am
Tiger Steve wrote:
Fri 18 May, 2018 11:48 am
I notice a couple of teams have Reynolds at 6 and no Marshall in the 17. My question is who is going to play five-eighth when Reynolds runs out of gas?
My question is who has played 5/8 the last month or so. The way i see it the position has been non existent.

Anything would be an improvement.
Yeah I’ve seen your posts! I get that you’re not keen on Marshall. I personally think he’s not as bad as you’re stating but that’s not the point. If Marshall is not the answer, who is?
At present, neither Liddle nor Reynolds can play 80 do we need to carry 2 utilities on the bench if they both play - to me that is madness but still doesn’t solve the problem.

So alternatives are Lolohere at 6 with Reynolds playing 14, Liddle 9. More problems here because none of these players is ready for 80 minutes.

Gamble at 6? Not an improvement in my opinion. Godinet? No way!

Lawrence could play 6 but that weakens our back row options and is not smart.

Taylor at 9 isn’t working so the only choice I see is Liddle at 9, Reynolds 6 and Marshall st 14 with Reynolds moving to 9 to spell Liddle. But this is not an immediate fix because Reynolds can’t play 80.

So for the next couple of weeks I really don’t know. Maybe Reynolds plays in reggies until he can play 80. That’s means Marshall remains 6.

That’s why I say it’s easy to say drop Marshall but if you can find a better alternative I take my hat off to you 🎩
I agree with pretty much everything you've said here.

All I've been looking for is for Marshall to go and sit on the bench and have a think if he plays impatiently.

The who's and the how's I don't care about.

Just want to see some accountability.
Its an opinion!

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Post by Geo. » Sat 19 May, 2018 3:26 pm

We know what happened to the last Coach who put Benji on the Benchie...
Ivan's Laws

1. You are either on the Bus or you are off..
2. The Star of the Team is the Team
3. Be the player your teammates want to play with..
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Fri 03 Nov, 2017 8:07 am
Geo nailed it...

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Post by Cairnstigers » Sat 19 May, 2018 3:39 pm

1. Thompson
2.Lolohea
3.Masters
4.Fonua
5.MWZ
6.Gamble (time to blood him)
7.Brooks
8.Packer
9.Mcllwrick
10.Matulino
11.MCK
12.Lawrence
13.Taylor

14.Liddle
15.Eisenhuth
16.Twal
17.JJ Felise (time for a run) ready or not
If he cant perform then we don't need him
If #1 or 6 gets injured then Lolohea moves
MCK Then to centre
Eisenhuth ro second row
Gamble needs a shot
Either he performs or he doesn't
Marshal needs a week or two off
Reynolds a week or two in ISP

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Post by happy tiger » Sat 19 May, 2018 3:44 pm

Geo. wrote:
Sat 19 May, 2018 3:26 pm
We know what happened to the last Coach who put Benji on the Benchie...
He became a martyr to the people

As Flacco once said " I am a container to my people" and skulls :roll

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Post by steve-o » Sun 20 May, 2018 9:00 am

1. Thompson
2. Watene-Zelezniak
3. Fonua
4. Marsters
5. Nofoaluma
6. Marshall
7. Brooks
8. Matulino
9. Liddle
10. Packer
11. MCK
12. Lawrence
13. Taylor
14. Reynolds
15. Twal
16. Eisenhuth
17. Aloiai

In - Reynolds, Fonua, Aloiai
Out - Rochow, Sue, McQueen
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2017 - Storm, Roosters, Broncos, Eels, Sharks, Sea Eagles, Panthers, Cowboys
2016 - Raiders, Bulldogs, Titans
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2013 - Knights
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Post by jrtiger » Sun 20 May, 2018 11:52 am

1. Corey Thompson
2. David Nofoaluma
3. Esan Marsters
4. Mahe Fonua
5. Malakai Watene-Zelezniak
6. Josh Reynolds
7. Luke Brooks
8. Russell Packer
9. Jacob Liddle
10. Ben Matulino
11. Chris Lawrence
12. Michael Chee-Kam
13. Elijah Taylor
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14. Benji Marshall
15. Matt Eisenhuth
16. Alex Twal
17. Josh Aloiai

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