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Post by Eddie » Sun 15 May, 2016 7:43 pm

He looked totally out of it today. He had zero clue in defence.

Like 5 times he was 15 metres further in field then required.

Once trick pony rushing out of the line.

Like my mate said, he is a good first grader for about the first 2 months of the season when there is some touch footy played.

Once the grind kicks in he has reserve grade qualities to his game.


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Post by 851 » Sun 15 May, 2016 7:54 pm

We need a good centre, maybe 2, Simona just keeps on getting our hopes up but letting us down as well, Kev is not our answer at right centre.
Go hard or go home

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Post by stryker » Sun 15 May, 2016 7:58 pm

Not just today Eddie. He has done it since day dot with us.
Even when he scores a few tries he lets just as many in.
Should be let go asap.

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Post by WestsSupporter » Sun 15 May, 2016 7:59 pm

Come on guys. If you coach him the right way, give him a good structure to play under, he can succeed. From what I've seen, he is a very good tackler. Just needs to learn to position himself.
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Post by innsaneink » Sun 15 May, 2016 8:03 pm

There us no communication there... No confidence... No combinations... No clue in our edge defence.. Moses Brooks kev Nofo all in their own worlds


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Post by clontarfkid » Sun 15 May, 2016 8:04 pm

Sure hope were talking to Konrad Hurrell..

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Post by GNR4LIFE » Sun 15 May, 2016 8:06 pm

The whole back line is average. With the exception of Tedesco, there isn't a single game breaker among them.

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Post by Snake » Sun 15 May, 2016 8:06 pm

851 wrote:We need a good centre, maybe 2, Simona just keeps on getting our hopes up but letting us down as well, Kev is not our answer at right centre.
Kev has to be dropped or Nofo both can not play together if Taylor selects them next week he is the worst coach this club has ever had ...on The MYTH Mr Simona when the going gets tough the MYTH just disappears!has no heart NONE just a show pony!

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Post by 851 » Sun 15 May, 2016 8:18 pm

GNR4LIFE wrote:The whole back line is average. With the exception of Tedesco, there isn't a single game breaker among them.
Was watching the game with my father inlaw, and he said the same thing, plus our forwards are getting dominated too much as well.
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Post by Sabre » Sun 15 May, 2016 8:22 pm

Getting sick of him rushing out in defence.
Should be replaced by Chee-Kam

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Post by Furious1 » Sun 15 May, 2016 8:38 pm

Not up to it. Never really has been. Bennett peed in Kevs pocket once ( at the Knights)and said he was letting him go to play 1st grade, but really if Bennett believed he was a genuine first grader, he would never have released him

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Post by fergiefurr » Sun 15 May, 2016 9:29 pm

His attack is good at center but it doesn't make up for his horrible defence. I'd bring Fine in next week, guys a defensive specialist.

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Post by jirskyr » Mon 16 May, 2016 12:19 am

innsaneink wrote:There us no communication there... No confidence... No combinations... No clue in our edge defence.. Moses Brooks kev Nofo all in their own worlds
Yeah it's not just Naiqama, they all make really serious defensive mistakes. And what's worse is when one of them makes a mistake, the others seem to compound the error.

They said it in commentary, if Naiqama makes a decision to run in, Nofo has to go in with him. Mark Gasnier used to do this to his winger all the time. They are nervous defending outside Moses and it affects their decision making.

Nofo is just a terrible reader of the play, he would probably make the wrong defensive decision 90% of the time. I'd hate to have him in my touch footy team, he'd be one of those blokes who you run at all match and watch his head explode.

Moses - well mostly the kid tries hard and he's skinny, there's only so much he can do about that whilst we keep putting him out there. But he's liable for a bad read also, e.g. today when he goes charging in on Kasiano who was already marked by two of our forwards, leaves Kev hanging. I mean, if Kasiano is on the rampage, literally the LAST guy I want to see coming across in cover is Moses.

Horrid, horrid defence and it blew our match away, they just probed left all match. Even a lame Josh Morris looked like quicksilver.

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Post by stevied » Mon 16 May, 2016 12:32 am

I think some of the comments about Naiqama are a bit harsh. There's no question that he makes defensive errors, mainly from rushing up out of the line but he is not the only back who does this. The obvious culprits are Brooks, Nofo and to a lesser extent, Moses. The men who should be castigated are Kidwell and Taylor, because the repeated lapses are a result of bad defensive coaching. Think back everyone, it wasn't long ago that people on here were saying that Kev was a shining light. He's been great, in attack, including doing a better job than the forwards at taking the ball up, making regular line breaks and, overall putting his body on the line. There is no questioning his 100% effort.

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Post by stevetiger » Mon 16 May, 2016 7:48 am

stevied wrote:The men who should be castigated are Kidwell and Taylor, because the repeated lapses are a result of bad defensive coaching.
It's not a single player is it. It's the team. It looks like we have no defensive structure whatsoever.

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Post by Cultured Bogan » Mon 16 May, 2016 8:04 am

Rushes off the line far too much for my liking. How would you be if you were his winger?
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Post by Russell » Mon 16 May, 2016 8:32 am

Cultured Bogan wrote:Rushes off the line far too much for my liking. How would you be if you were his winger?
I am of the opposite opinion.

How would you be being Nofo's centre.

Could not read a book, let alone the play. His centre would be on a knife edge every time the play comes that side. So he comes in and tries to stop the ball going wide because he knows Nofo is coming in and they are going to be faced with 2 on 1 or 3 on 2 and it is going to be a disaster. Kev was playing like a champion every time Nofo is out.

The situation is the same as Rowdy had with Koro and Rowdy got the blame.
Now it is Kev that is copping it.

Nofo needs to go for good - flog him off to someone else and play Hunt on the wing when he returns.

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Post by Goose » Mon 16 May, 2016 10:32 am

Kev and Noffa together are very weak structurally in defence, that is close to our biggest issue (if it isnt)

Brooks breaks structure (despite being capable of sticking to it) with impulsive plays, normally an intercept. Which is immaturity, and fixable.

Kev and Noffa, I dont know what the answer is.... Buy a centre??

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