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Re: Detailed Trial Report

Posted: Mon 13 Feb, 2017 1:59 pm
by clifferdSH
All I know is basically our trial v cowboys will be a fair indication of what team we will trot out v Souths round 1.

Re: Detailed Trial Report

Posted: Mon 13 Feb, 2017 8:43 pm
by The Bard
jirskyr wrote:
The Bard wrote:Hunt provides good balance in the halves with his sharp zesty explorations with the ball, and Heleta was safe, well positioned, and ran some good lines in attack. I think this bodes well for the teams depth and NSW Cup side.
Zesty? Not a word I'm accustomed to hearing in footy commentary. Any "tangy" performances?
:lol:
An attempt at creative writing, it was another way of saying energetic - I admit it can be a bit hit and miss.

As for "tangy", the dictionary definition says "a pungent odor", so that's an easy one - Jordan Rankin's performance was very tangy!!

Re: Detailed Trial Report

Posted: Mon 13 Feb, 2017 9:18 pm
by TCL
ricksen wrote:
Tiger Tim wrote:The thing i took out of the trial was attitude. Jack De Belin hits one of our forwards and not one of them does anything. Our forwards are still not aggressive enough and other teams know this and walk all over us. Where is the mongrel.
We were defending at the time, won a penalty and JDB got sent to the bin for 10. I'd welcome our players copping knocks all night if that were the result.
And we still couldn't score any points against 12 men! Oh no :shock: .

It is as bad as most say :roll

Re: Detailed Trial Report

Posted: Mon 13 Feb, 2017 9:24 pm
by Geo.
Tiger Come Lately wrote:
ricksen wrote:
Tiger Tim wrote:The thing i took out of the trial was attitude. Jack De Belin hits one of our forwards and not one of them does anything. Our forwards are still not aggressive enough and other teams know this and walk all over us. Where is the mongrel.
We were defending at the time, won a penalty and JDB got sent to the bin for 10. I'd welcome our players copping knocks all night if that were the result.
And we still couldn't score any points against 12 men! Oh no :shock: .

It is as bad as most say :roll
Nofoaluma scored 2min after De Belin was sent to the bin...

Re: Detailed Trial Report

Posted: Mon 13 Feb, 2017 9:58 pm
by TCL
Geo. wrote:
Tiger Come Lately wrote:
ricksen wrote:
Tiger Tim wrote:The thing i took out of the trial was attitude. Jack De Belin hits one of our forwards and not one of them does anything. Our forwards are still not aggressive enough and other teams know this and walk all over us. Where is the mongrel.
We were defending at the time, won a penalty and JDB got sent to the bin for 10. I'd welcome our players copping knocks all night if that were the result.
And we still couldn't score any points against 12 men! Oh no :shock: .

It is as bad as most say :roll
Nofoaluma scored 2min after De Belin was sent to the bin...
So we only managed to score 10 points and 4 of them were against 12 men. Phew that's better. :D

My comments were in jest.

Re: Detailed Trial Report

Posted: Mon 13 Feb, 2017 11:10 pm
by Tiger Tim
ricksen wrote:
Tiger Tim wrote:The thing i took out of the trial was attitude. Jack De Belin hits one of our forwards and not one of them does anything. Our forwards are still not aggressive enough and other teams know this and walk all over us. Where is the mongrel.
We were defending at the time, won a penalty and JDB got sent to the bin for 10. I'd welcome our players copping knocks all night if that were the result.
I disagree. Trials are a time for making a statement for how your going to approach the rest of the year. Letting a forward like De Belin smack you in the mouth and not standing up for yourself would have every other forward pack shaking their heads. Great, we get a penalty and De Belin goes to the bin but without standing up for yourself they keep pushing us around. We had 5 games last year against the Roosters, Bulldogs and Raiders all of whom have big aggressive packs and the combined score was 212 to 60.

We need more toughness and a few hard heads.

Re: Detailed Trial Report

Posted: Mon 13 Feb, 2017 11:14 pm
by ricksen
Tiger Tim wrote:
ricksen wrote:
Tiger Tim wrote:The thing i took out of the trial was attitude. Jack De Belin hits one of our forwards and not one of them does anything. Our forwards are still not aggressive enough and other teams know this and walk all over us. Where is the mongrel.
We were defending at the time, won a penalty and JDB got sent to the bin for 10. I'd welcome our players copping knocks all night if that were the result.
I disagree. Trials are a time for making a statement for how your going to approach the rest of the year. Letting a forward like De Belin smack you in the mouth and not standing up for yourself would have every other forward pack shaking their heads. Great, we get a penalty and De Belin goes to the bin but without standing up for yourself they keep pushing us around. We had 5 games last year against the Roosters, Bulldogs and Raiders all of whom have big aggressive packs and the combined score was 212 to 60.

We need more toughness and a few hard heads.
Did you see the incident? He barely touched him, and ET was running back to get onside at the time.
The only forward pack shaking their head was the dragons, as they knew they had to work extra hard for the next 10 mins.
Your point about the Roosters etc are irrelevant - we didn't lose those games because they punched someone and we didn't retaliate.

Re: Detailed Trial Report

Posted: Tue 14 Feb, 2017 8:10 pm
by Tiger Tim
ricksen wrote:
Tiger Tim wrote:
ricksen wrote:
Tiger Tim wrote:The thing i took out of the trial was attitude. Jack De Belin hits one of our forwards and not one of them does anything. Our forwards are still not aggressive enough and other teams know this and walk all over us. Where is the mongrel.
We were defending at the time, won a penalty and JDB got sent to the bin for 10. I'd welcome our players copping knocks all night if that were the result.
I disagree. Trials are a time for making a statement for how your going to approach the rest of the year. Letting a forward like De Belin smack you in the mouth and not standing up for yourself would have every other forward pack shaking their heads. Great, we get a penalty and De Belin goes to the bin but without standing up for yourself they keep pushing us around. We had 5 games last year against the Roosters, Bulldogs and Raiders all of whom have big aggressive packs and the combined score was 212 to 60.

We need more toughness and a few hard heads.
Did you see the incident? He barely touched him, and ET was running back to get onside at the time.
The only forward pack shaking their head was the dragons, as they knew they had to work extra hard for the next 10 mins.
Your point about the Roosters etc are irrelevant - we didn't lose those games because they punched someone and we didn't retaliate.
My point is we get bullied by other forward packs. Sure it was only a love tap but if a man hits you and you don't stand up for yourself in my eyes its a sign of weakness. Aggressive packs exploit weaknesses as was my point about the Roosters, Bulldogs and Raiders. All of those teams get it over us each year because they don't back down and they smash our forwards. Unless something changes soon we are destined for another disappointing year.

Re: Detailed Trial Report

Posted: Tue 14 Feb, 2017 11:06 pm
by ricksen
It's nothing to do with responding to punches or stuff like that.
It's us losing the wrestle every week, it's a lack of strength & conditioning, it's poor tackling technique and so on.
It's 2017, games aren't junkyard brawls anymore. These guys all know each other, there's no fear or intimidation. Everyone is a known quantity.