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Hooker Strategy

Posted: Thu 21 Jun, 2018 7:19 pm
by Magpie69
Ok, I guess everyone has a theory on how the rest of 2018 will pan out. Why don't we get everyone to have their 2 bob's worth, someone can take notes, and we can send them off to Ivan. here is my contribution.

Re: Hooker Strategy

Posted: Thu 21 Jun, 2018 7:26 pm
by Magpie69
Play Robbie for 80 mins for the rest of the season. Play Luke and Josh in the halves, with Benji on the bench. If Robbie needs a rest Benji to 5/8, and Josh to no 9. Jacob to play big minutes in ISP , with Robbie being his mentor. Not sure where this leaves Mat. 2019 Jacob to start and play 80 mins, with Tyson to take Benji's place on the bench

Re: Hooker Strategy

Posted: Thu 21 Jun, 2018 7:32 pm
by Russell
Magpie69 wrote:
Thu 21 Jun, 2018 7:26 pm
Play Robbie for 80 mins for the rest of the season. Play Luke and Josh in the halves, with Benji on the bench. If Robbie needs a rest Benji to 5/8, and Josh to no 9. Jacob to play big minutes in ISP , with Robbie being his mentor. Not sure where this leaves Mat. 2019 Jacob to start and play 80 mins, with Tyson to take Benji's place on the bench
I don't think there is much point of sending Ivan's plan back to him.

Re: Hooker Strategy

Posted: Thu 21 Jun, 2018 7:33 pm
by Magpie69
So you think I nailed it ???

Re: Hooker Strategy

Posted: Thu 21 Jun, 2018 7:42 pm
by Cultured Bogan
Use a franger and get tested afterward.

Re: Hooker Strategy

Posted: Thu 21 Jun, 2018 8:05 pm
by happy tiger
Cultured Bogan wrote:
Thu 21 Jun, 2018 7:42 pm
Use a franger and get tested afterward.
I think we should move away from the hooker strategy , it failed miserably for Manly in Gladstone

Just stick to playing good footy and make sure we have some great ideas for the players / players in the 9 jersey ;)

Stay focussed people

Re: Hooker Strategy

Posted: Thu 21 Jun, 2018 8:07 pm
by Demps
Roberto is our best hooker.
He can mentor liddle who can captain isc for the rest of the year.

Re: Hooker Strategy

Posted: Thu 21 Jun, 2018 8:09 pm
by Byron Bay Fan
If Farah tires up during games I can't see why Jacob can't come on as 9 if his body can handle it. They have similar styles so should not upset the teams strategy too much. Providing it does not waste bench space.

Re: Hooker Strategy

Posted: Thu 21 Jun, 2018 8:32 pm
by tigerap
Magpie69 wrote:
Thu 21 Jun, 2018 7:33 pm
So you think I nailed it ???
Yes...good strategy

Re: Hooker Strategy

Posted: Thu 21 Jun, 2018 8:32 pm
by tigerap
Magpie69 wrote:
Thu 21 Jun, 2018 7:33 pm
So you think I nailed it ???
Yes...good strategy

Re: Hooker Strategy

Posted: Thu 21 Jun, 2018 8:34 pm
by Chicken Faced Killa
Byron Bay Fan wrote:
Thu 21 Jun, 2018 8:09 pm
If Farah tires up during games I can't see why Jacob can't come on as 9 if his body can handle it. They have similar styles so should not upset the teams strategy too much. Providing it does not waste bench space.
Wasting bench space would be the concern. Someone like a Benji offers more options if someone goes down. As the OP said let's give Liddle big minutes in ISP to get ready for next year. Maybe a run later in the year depending how we are travelling.

Re: Hooker Strategy

Posted: Thu 21 Jun, 2018 8:55 pm
by Love the WestsTigers
I personally would stick with Benji in the halves
He has that awful bomb which is hard to control
He seems to give Brooks comfort to play his own game
And Benji seems to have improved his short kicking by a mile, not those out on the full kicks we used to see or the pass to row 12.

IMO Grub off the bench to inject that energy and enthusiasm especially when players are fatigued

I see Grubs role similar to Beau Ryans sort of role, the gel between players

Staying on topic, Farah to play 80, he has plenty of cover in Grub and ET if required

Re: Hooker Strategy

Posted: Thu 21 Jun, 2018 9:47 pm
by matchball
The strategy should be no 5th tackle option for him. Just pass it and let someone else be the hero and all should be well.
Diving over the line from dummy half trying to score should be banished.

Re: Hooker Strategy

Posted: Thu 21 Jun, 2018 9:53 pm
by TCL
matchball wrote:
Thu 21 Jun, 2018 9:47 pm
The strategy should be no 5th tackle option for him. Just pass it and let someone else be the hero and all should be well.
Diving over the line from dummy half trying to score should be banished.
I think part of the reason why IC bought him back is his kicking game and his ability to hold the opposition defence up.

Re: Hooker Strategy

Posted: Thu 21 Jun, 2018 10:01 pm
by Magpie Magic
Love the WestsTigers wrote:
Thu 21 Jun, 2018 8:55 pm
I personally would stick with Benji in the halves
He has that awful bomb which is hard to control
He seems to give Brooks comfort to play his own game
And Benji seems to have improved his short kicking by a mile, not those out on the full kicks we used to see or the pass to row 12.

IMO Grub off the bench to inject that energy and enthusiasm especially when players are fatigued

I see Grubs role similar to Beau Ryans sort of role, the gel between players

Staying on topic, Farah to play 80, he has plenty of cover in Grub and ET if required
These are my thoughts 100%. It's no coincidence that Benji was in the halves for the Broncos last year and it helped them to the PF. The key is somehow he brings out the best in Brooks which is key. Reynolds off the bench will be lethal to keep the energy up.

Farah will have his best games since 2010 imo. The form is still there as evidenced for South's when in firsts and don't underestimate the impact of legends playing this type of cameo year. And he can he'll Liddke develop. Shame we lost Mahne but Cleary was certainly lucky Mbye and Farah became available because really we only hit the wall for one half of footy.

Re: Hooker Strategy

Posted: Thu 21 Jun, 2018 10:20 pm
by Tiger Steve
Farah for 80. Strategy complete.

Re: Hooker Strategy

Posted: Thu 21 Jun, 2018 11:59 pm
by Byron Bay Fan
matchball wrote:
Thu 21 Jun, 2018 9:47 pm
The strategy should be no 5th tackle option for him. Just pass it and let someone else be the hero and all should be well.
Diving over the line from dummy half trying to score should be banished.
That is the trouble with implementing a policy of no kicking - eventually other coaches pick up on it then they can direct traffic directly to the halves or whoever. The same fault of Wayne Bennets of going for the 2 on a penalty - opposing teams can be guaranteed that they won't lose 6 for an infringement.

About diving over he only did it about 2 weeks ago when fumbled the ball but he should have been awarded a penalty try. If that option is taken away from him again opposition coaches will pick up on and don't allocate him any defence so it will be more dangerous for first receivers. Even if it does not come off every time by attempting occasionally he creates more times when it will come off when he off loads.

Exactly the same for his early kicks on tackle 4 for example - the opposing teams don't expect so he can get better distance.

Re: Hooker Strategy

Posted: Fri 22 Jun, 2018 2:40 pm
by WT2K
Tiger Steve wrote:
Thu 21 Jun, 2018 10:20 pm
Farah for 80. Strategy complete.
Agree. Simple.