Ballin is like a great bass player

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Ballin is like a great bass player

Post by softlaw » Fri 27 May, 2016 9:34 pm

He knows his ONLY job is to makes everyone else look good - and he does it well.
Great service out of dummy half, good talker, keeps everyone tight - and has really good hands and timing.

If Farah comes back to starting 9 then Ballin should take Halatau's spot on the bench from here on in.

(he may have a higher IQ than an average bass player though...)
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Post by Geo. » Fri 27 May, 2016 9:44 pm

Ballin outstanding at dummy half great early ball out in front of the halves...Brooks loved it...
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Post by Snake » Fri 27 May, 2016 9:50 pm

Always thought this was going to be good and not disappointed

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Post by Black'n'White » Fri 27 May, 2016 9:53 pm

Claypool is a great bass player, and his music sounds like rhino farts... the analogy is bang on though, we have the wrong bass player for our band.

Much better when we play through the halves, the pigs love the width as well.

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Post by Boonboon2 » Fri 27 May, 2016 9:56 pm

The speed and quality of the passes amazed me. I had never really watched him when he played with Manly but was very impressed tonight.

So 2016
With Farah -1 win 6 losses
No Farah - 4 wins, 1 loss


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Post by GNR4LIFE » Fri 27 May, 2016 9:57 pm

He's no Cliff Burton, but the old boy goes alright. Great signing, and cost us virtually nothing.

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Post by Tigerdave » Fri 27 May, 2016 9:58 pm

When he was on, we looked far more settled and the guys were kicking better, maybe that settling influence, when he was off, it went downhill again.

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Post by criwdfluffer » Fri 27 May, 2016 10:02 pm

Gee I must have been watching another game.

Took poor options,passes behind the player.

Not impressed at all with Ballin so far.

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Post by happy tiger » Fri 27 May, 2016 10:04 pm

I'd like to know how many tackles Ballin and Taylor made as a duo

I reckon at least 35

They HAVE to be kept in the 13 together

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Post by old man tiger » Fri 27 May, 2016 10:04 pm

As a bass player of 20 years, love the thread.

Just no bass solos please. They make me feel like golden point.

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Post by happy tiger » Fri 27 May, 2016 10:04 pm

I'd like to know how many tackles Ballin and Taylor made as a duo

I reckon at least 35

They HAVE to be kept in the 13 together

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Post by old man tiger » Fri 27 May, 2016 10:05 pm

As a bass player of 20 years, love the thread.

Just no bass solos please. They make me feel like golden point.

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Post by BalmainJnr » Fri 27 May, 2016 10:07 pm

criwdfluffer wrote:Gee I must have been watching another game.

Took poor options,passes behind the player.

Not impressed at all with Ballin so far.
I think maybe you were..

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Post by formerguest » Fri 27 May, 2016 10:08 pm

There is a common theme in all bar one of our wins, and in the other one of our halves was missing, which allowed more time for the one that played.

Like it or not, SOO number nine or not, our youngsters need better service from our dummy half and as little interference as possible.

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Post by Boonboon2 » Fri 27 May, 2016 10:08 pm

criwdfluffer wrote:Gee I must have been watching another game.

Took poor options,passes behind the player.

Not impressed at all with Ballin so far.
100% Agree that you must have been watching another game

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Post by Pawsandclaws » Fri 27 May, 2016 10:10 pm

criwdfluffer wrote:Gee I must have been watching another game.

Took poor options,passes behind the player.

Not impressed at all with Ballin so far.
Yes, we must have been watching the same game. His passing to the left to Brooks was slow, high and behind him. I know he is coming back from a knee injury but he is painfully pedestrian out of dummy half. Was selfish on a number of occasions and went missing from dummy half and at one stage Grant had to rush in to retrieve the ball, I believe it was four play the balls until he got in position.

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Post by Nelson » Fri 27 May, 2016 10:24 pm

Pawsandclaws wrote:
criwdfluffer wrote:Gee I must have been watching another game.

Took poor options,passes behind the player.

Not impressed at all with Ballin so far.
Yes, we must have been watching the same game. His passing to the left to Brooks was slow, high and behind him. I know he is coming back from a knee injury but he is painfully pedestrian out of dummy half. Was selfish on a number of occasions and went missing from dummy half and at one stage Grant had to rush in to retrieve the ball, I believe it was four play the balls until he got in position.
Thanks for your opinion Mr Ayoub. Do you often go counting the number of play the balls before the hooker takes up at dummy half or were you intently watching for any opportunity to criticise the bloke?

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Post by Telltails » Fri 27 May, 2016 10:27 pm

Definitely went missing in the backend of the second half - thought he had been replaced. Solid first half.

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