First Grade Live Game Thread *Contains TV Spoilers*

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Post by smeghead » Sun 04 Apr, 2010 4:53 pm

Winning a game with 68% completion. Massive.

Lawrence had a bit of a clanger by the sounds of it
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Post by southerntiger » Sun 04 Apr, 2010 4:55 pm

hybrid_tiger wrote:My only concern is our defence. Just can't afford to give so many points away, against better sides that will cripple us.

Good to see Farah stepping up with Benji a bit quieter today.
Our defence is a concern. I think we also need to get more value from our number 7. He wasnt very involved this week and that makes it two weeks in a row. I am a bit overly critical of the bloke (mainly to balance out the hysteria here) but an objective analysis says we need more from him.

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Post by shiretiger » Sun 04 Apr, 2010 4:58 pm

How appropriate on Easter Sunday.....Tigers rise from the dead

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Post by smeghead » Sun 04 Apr, 2010 5:00 pm

We do need Moltzen to step up a little.

Marshall was contained today for the most part but Farah took up the slack. If both are controlled we need another prong to the fork
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Post by X-Pac » Sun 04 Apr, 2010 5:00 pm

Marshall_magic wrote:
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Marshall_magic wrote:Good win, but not a good game, deserved to lose it. Hopefully they don't get too cocky about it.
most teams are the same at this stage of the year,imo the storm played like crap there first 3 games as well
Yes, but if we gift Melbourne or St George an 18 point lead (22-4), they'll go on and give us a proper thrashing, not a 13+ win.
yep but hopefully by than we can put a full 80 together


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Post by hybrid_tiger » Sun 04 Apr, 2010 5:00 pm

Moltzen is not a concern in the slightest IMO. Marshall and Farah are our playmakers. He will never be a dominant half, he's a ballrunner.

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Post by diedpretty » Sun 04 Apr, 2010 5:01 pm

southerntiger wrote:It sounds like Moltzen's perfect record at 7 is over.

We need some ball.
Jumped the gun a bit early southern

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Post by smeghead » Sun 04 Apr, 2010 5:03 pm

hybrid_tiger wrote:Moltzen is not a concern in the slightest IMO. Marshall and Farah are our playmakers. He will never be a dominant half, he's a ballrunner.
He has the ability to playmake within the backrowers though. I would like to see it a bit more.

Not being critical but looking forward to when we face the better teams and his talents may be of real value from a ball playing standpoint
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Post by southerntiger » Sun 04 Apr, 2010 5:13 pm

diedpretty wrote:
southerntiger wrote:It sounds like Moltzen's perfect record at 7 is over.

We need some ball.
Jumped the gun a bit early southern
I thought this might come back to bite me when I wrote. i am glad it did. 7 from 7 for Moltzen at 7. Tim for origin :roll:

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Post by southerntiger » Sun 04 Apr, 2010 5:15 pm

hybrid_tiger wrote:Moltzen is not a concern in the slightest IMO. Marshall and Farah are our playmakers. He will never be a dominant half, he's a ballrunner.
So Tim is allowed to be a passenger but Lui isnt :roll: :roll: We will be a much better side if Tim can fire up.

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Post by hybrid_tiger » Sun 04 Apr, 2010 5:20 pm

southerntiger wrote:
hybrid_tiger wrote:Moltzen is not a concern in the slightest IMO. Marshall and Farah are our playmakers. He will never be a dominant half, he's a ballrunner.
So Tim is allowed to be a passenger but Lui isnt :roll: :roll: We will be a much better side if Tim can fire up.
When has Lui not been a passenger?

Lui is not ready for FG yet. Another season in State Cup and then we will see.

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Post by southerntiger » Sun 04 Apr, 2010 5:23 pm

I am not disputing that Hybrid. My whole point has been that the criticisms of Lui can equally be applied to Moltzen. Tim needs to step up badly IMHO.

Anyway, top win and I am a happy man.

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Post by hybrid_tiger » Sun 04 Apr, 2010 5:26 pm

southerntiger wrote:I am not disputing that Hybrid. My whole point has been that the criticisms of Lui can equally be applied to Moltzen. Tim needs to step up badly IMHO.

Anyway, top win and I am a happy man.
See I disagree. He doesn't need to step up "badly." Bit quiet today yes, but all he needs to really do is perhaps kick in general play a few times to take some pressure of Farah and Marshall, and as Smeg said link up with our backrow a bit more.

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Post by southerntiger » Sun 04 Apr, 2010 5:40 pm

That bar is a bit low for me, but fair enough.

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Post by hybrid_tiger » Sun 04 Apr, 2010 5:41 pm

Fifita was fantastic in the second half, BTW.

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Post by X-Pac » Sun 04 Apr, 2010 5:44 pm

hybrid_tiger wrote:
southerntiger wrote:I am not disputing that Hybrid. My whole point has been that the criticisms of Lui can equally be applied to Moltzen. Tim needs to step up badly IMHO.

Anyway, top win and I am a happy man.
See I disagree. He doesn't need to step up "badly." Bit quiet today yes, but all he needs to really do is perhaps kick in general play a few times to take some pressure of Farah and Marshall, and as Smeg said link up with our backrow a bit more.
not now but if he doesnt step up by round 10 i wouldnt keep him there,you need your 1,6,7,9 to fire against the top teams

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Post by benjibrotown » Sun 04 Apr, 2010 5:48 pm

What a win!!, I had Tigers 13+ in that one,
could not believe that Beauu scored that try at the end haha.
Fifita is a gun, handles the Raiders forward pack with ease today and will never loose his spot again!
Go the Tigers!! :D

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Post by smeghead » Sun 04 Apr, 2010 5:49 pm

Fifita had a great second 40. Townsville is his acid test from my POV and I hope he comes through it with flying colours.

I think Flanagan again showed enough with ball skills and Liam had crisp DH pasing to mean we no longer need a back on the bench.

Interesting that Marshall seemed more hesitant and arm grabby in defence more than last week. Might be close to full recovery and not wanting to re-injure
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