Moses SULI..

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Moses SULI..

Post by tigerstragic » Thu 18 May, 2017 12:42 pm

Can anyone tell me why we pay apparently $1m for a supposed teenage superstar, but only give him the ball when we are running the ball out from our goal line one off the play the ball area so he has to run through a pack of forwards?

Apart from when Chris Lawerence actually passed the ball for the second time this year (last two years actually) has Sui been given the ball in a set play or backline move. He scored.

Why have an apparent big fast exciting centre and not use him as an attacking player?


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Post by teddy23 » Thu 18 May, 2017 12:46 pm

I think we use him quite well, he starts our sets off really well and when he gets the ball close to the line he's dangerious and attracts a lot of players.

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Post by bp tiger » Thu 18 May, 2017 12:49 pm

tigerstragic wrote:
Thu 18 May, 2017 12:42 pm
Can anyone tell me why we pay apparently $1m for a supposed teenage superstar, but only give him the ball when we are running the ball out from our goal line one off the play the ball area so he has to run through a pack of forwards?

Apart from when Chris Lawerence actually passed the ball for the second time this year (last two years actually) has Sui been given the ball in a set play or backline move. He scored.

Why have an apparent big fast exciting centre and not use him as an attacking player?
IAM WITH U, needs to see the ball more in open space.

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Post by LeichhardtTiger » Thu 18 May, 2017 1:01 pm

Agree. As much as I like Lawrence I'd much rather see Suli running off a Brooks short ball inside the 20.
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Post by king sirro » Thu 18 May, 2017 1:03 pm

Do you realise he isnt on 1mil a season? Its spread over a number of years.


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Post by WT2K » Thu 18 May, 2017 1:04 pm

would love to see him get more touches inside the opposition 20
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Post by Novocastrian Tiger » Thu 18 May, 2017 1:07 pm

Who is this Sui you speak of?
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Post by clifferdSH » Thu 18 May, 2017 1:15 pm

I think it's more to do with building a combo with luke Brooks which will come the more games he's played

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Post by Geo. » Thu 18 May, 2017 1:16 pm

We don't pay him that much...and it's Suli...
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Post by clifferdSH » Thu 18 May, 2017 1:33 pm

350k a season btw

Which come 2 years or even next year could be an absolute steal

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Post by Pawsandclaws » Thu 18 May, 2017 1:53 pm

tigerstragic wrote:
Thu 18 May, 2017 12:42 pm
Can anyone tell me why we pay apparently $1m for a supposed teenage superstar, but only give him the ball when we are running the ball out from our goal line one off the play the ball area so he has to run through a pack of forwards?

Apart from when Chris Lawerence actually passed the ball for the second time this year (last two years actually) has Sui been given the ball in a set play or backline move. He scored.

Why have an apparent big fast exciting centre and not use him as an attacking player?
Good question and the answer is that Tedesco is a ball hog. Was it four or five times when we moved the ball left Tedesco had Suli in space on the outside but hogged it hoping for the glory play to make himself look good. The one time Suli received the ball he made an incisive run and looked extremely dangerous.

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Post by Balmain Boy » Thu 18 May, 2017 2:18 pm

We don't use his side of the field much in attack. Brooks needs to use him more.

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Post by sideline eye » Thu 18 May, 2017 2:42 pm

Pawsandclaws wrote:
Thu 18 May, 2017 1:53 pm
tigerstragic wrote:
Thu 18 May, 2017 12:42 pm
Can anyone tell me why we pay apparently $1m for a supposed teenage superstar, but only give him the ball when we are running the ball out from our goal line one off the play the ball area so he has to run through a pack of forwards?

Apart from when Chris Lawerence actually passed the ball for the second time this year (last two years actually) has Sui been given the ball in a set play or backline move. He scored.

Why have an apparent big fast exciting centre and not use him as an attacking player?
Good question and the answer is that Tedesco is a ball hog. Was it four or five times when we moved the ball left Tedesco had Suli in space on the outside but hogged it hoping for the glory play to make himself look good. The one time Suli received the ball he made an incisive run and looked extremely dangerous.
Yes, P&C I noticed that when Tedesco did pass the ball last week, he jammed his centre and/or winger against the sideline.

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Post by Earl » Thu 18 May, 2017 5:40 pm

clifferdSH wrote:
Thu 18 May, 2017 1:33 pm
350k a season btw

Which come 2 years or even next year could be an absolute steal
It's a steal now. He is performing well in first grade already. We have been paying Moses and Brooks something like $600k per year.
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Post by Boonboon2 » Thu 18 May, 2017 5:56 pm

Be even more of a steal if he kicks goals on Friday night

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Post by cat-party » Thu 18 May, 2017 7:02 pm

None of our outside backs are getting the ball at the moment because Tedesco never passes anymore.

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Post by innsaneink » Thu 18 May, 2017 7:21 pm

I would like to see him in open space....hasnt happened yet

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Post by Masterton » Thu 18 May, 2017 7:26 pm

sideline eye wrote:
Thu 18 May, 2017 2:42 pm


Yes, P&C I noticed that when Tedesco did pass the ball last week, he jammed his centre and/or winger against the sideline.
I don't want to seem like I'm putting the boot into Teddy now he's leaving, but he has always played diagonally in attack. When he has heaps of room, it can help him get on the outside of his man, but he's always in danger of starving his outside men for room.

In his defence, his outside men never seem to show much awareness of when to run against the grain, but that is an ongoing problem for our entire team.
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