Nines 3,2,1

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Re: Nines 3,2,1

Post by innsaneink » Mon 08 Feb, 2016 11:30 am

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Post by willow » Mon 08 Feb, 2016 11:41 am

Demps wrote:Cherrington had 1 good game out of 3, he misses out for me.

3. Littlejohn
2. Naiqama
1. Simona

FAILURES: Heleta, Drinkwater, Milone.

Rod Griffin wasn't utilised much?
Hard to argue Demps.

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Post by Balmain Boy » Mon 08 Feb, 2016 12:13 pm

Cultured Bogan wrote:
underdog wrote:Kev Naiqama is a mixed bag.

On one hand he does silly things in defense, and despite his "Speed" seems to get run down by plodders.

On the other hand he busts tackles, punches well above his size for strength, and showed an incredible amount of skill in standing up Antonio Widderstein with about 1/2 a metre to play with.
Like a taller Utai?
Heleta is a taller Utai. Naiqama is a more skillful Fitzhenry.

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Post by underdog » Mon 08 Feb, 2016 2:47 pm

Cultured Bogan wrote:
underdog wrote:Kev Naiqama is a mixed bag.

On one hand he does silly things in defense, and despite his "Speed" seems to get run down by plodders.

On the other hand he busts tackles, punches well above his size for strength, and showed an incredible amount of skill in standing up Antonio Widderstein with about 1/2 a metre to play with.
Like a taller Utai?
Something like that, He probably even has better hands and ball skills than Utai, however not many can match Utai for pure dogged-ness or raw aggression - I think also we as fans accepted Utai for his flaws, where Naiqamas flaws seem to surprise us.
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Post by tsjonathan » Mon 08 Feb, 2016 3:13 pm

willow wrote:
Demps wrote:Cherrington had 1 good game out of 3, he misses out for me.

3. Littlejohn
2. Naiqama
1. Simona

FAILURES: Heleta, Drinkwater, Milone.

Rod Griffin wasn't utilised much?
Hard to argue Demps.
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Post by Goose » Mon 08 Feb, 2016 5:16 pm

underdog wrote:
Cultured Bogan wrote:
underdog wrote:Kev Naiqama is a mixed bag.

On one hand he does silly things in defense, and despite his "Speed" seems to get run down by plodders.

On the other hand he busts tackles, punches well above his size for strength, and showed an incredible amount of skill in standing up Antonio Widderstein with about 1/2 a metre to play with.
Like a taller Utai?
Something like that, He probably even has better hands and ball skills than Utai, however not many can match Utai for pure dogged-ness or raw aggression - I think also we as fans accepted Utai for his flaws, where Naiqamas flaws seem to surprise us.
agree a bit.

Kevvie's are more brain snappy than Utai's who had poor hands and obviously had issues under the high ball.

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Post by Tigermama » Tue 09 Feb, 2016 10:12 am

Balmain Boy wrote:It is hard as no-one had great tournament, it's filtering the good, above average, average and poor players.

Good: Simona, Naiqama, Chee Kam, Sue
Above Average: Cherrington, Ado Carr, Littlejohn, Griffin
Average: Lovett, Ava, Drinkwater, Hunt
Poor: Milone, Buchanan, Liolevave, Heleta

N/A: Lawrence, Cassel

I like that Ado Carr kept trying even though he was having a shocker in the first game. Easy to get your head down but he kept putting his hand up for another go. That's a good sign.

Chee Kam was excellent defensively and decent in attack. We wouldn't have beaten the Cows if not for his last second tackle.

Cherrington looked like he'd never played with most of these guys before. Was on a completely different wave length - for better or worse.

Heleta and Liolevave both only played about 2 mins all up, but they both made crucial errors in the 3rd game which cost us any chance of winning- as did the ludicrously deep restart by Littlejohn (?).

Milone justified his selection in the WTF category. Not at all suited to the 9s.

We picked far too many plodders and not enough impact players. Going one out hit ups with Lovett and Buchanan is not a good game-plan in 9's. The rookies looked incredibly nervous and there was no leadership on the field. But then we didn't train or really give a stuff about this tournament and it showed in the squad selection and the performances on the pitch.
Good post BB. Agree 100%

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