Malakai zelezniak dropped for michael cheekam

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Malakai zelezniak dropped for michael cheekam

Unread post by tigerfanatic » Sat 03 Jun, 2017 2:19 pm

I find this to be a odd decison from coach Ivan cleary. Cheekam has always seemed to be a 2nd rower in my eyes he lacks speed and always gets beat on the outside.


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Unread post by Ivan cleary » Sat 03 Jun, 2017 2:21 pm

There could be a possible switch in game for cheekam and marsters

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Unread post by tigerfanatic » Sat 03 Jun, 2017 2:23 pm

Ivan cleary wrote:
Sat 03 Jun, 2017 2:21 pm
There could be a possible switch in game for cheekam and marsters
Yea that makes sense. Hopefully cleary doesnt wait for cheekam to let in 3 tries before he brings on marsters

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Unread post by Club Sandwich » Sat 03 Jun, 2017 5:23 pm

MCK was rubbish today. He is just not a centre.
Tigers tragic since 1980.

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Unread post by Earl » Sat 03 Jun, 2017 5:26 pm

TigerWoods wrote:
Sat 03 Jun, 2017 5:23 pm
MCK was rubbish today. He is just not a centre.
I don't think he is a first grade player. He makes mistakes and isn't good enough to be in the centres or the backrow.


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Unread post by Boonboon2 » Sat 03 Jun, 2017 5:29 pm

Was our worst today and given how bad littlejohn was thats saying something.

Surely MWZ was injured not dropped

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Unread post by momo&medo » Sat 03 Jun, 2017 5:30 pm

TigerWoods wrote:
Sat 03 Jun, 2017 5:23 pm
MCK was rubbish today. He is just not a centre.
He also definitely is not a back rower.

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Unread post by MacDougall » Sat 03 Jun, 2017 5:34 pm

Chee Kam is a weird one. He has the body of a good centre and the physical skills for the role but grew up as a second rower and stopped growing. He has too many forwards habits for a centre. Doesn't offer the finesse needed for a centre but he isn't physically impactful enough for an NRL backrower.

He is the kind of player that we have seen tossed onto tge wing in a pinch and thrive to the point of making it his actual position. Like an Oates, Tuiaki type. But that kind of happenstance is rare. I feel sorry for him because I think his physical development has hindered his footy development. He was the best backrower in his age class but never filled out.

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Unread post by Love the WestsTigers » Sat 03 Jun, 2017 5:41 pm

MCK always looks fatigued

On the other hand Lovett has the stamina to keep on going
I dont rate Lovett but i have to acknowledge his willingness to keep on going

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Unread post by MacDougall » Sat 03 Jun, 2017 5:45 pm

Lovett is a weird one. He was the opposite of Chee Kam. A damaging centre that got too big. Lovett is a footy player whose physical development limited his learned skills the other way. He would be better off at a club with established forwards to learn from.

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Unread post by Harvey » Sat 03 Jun, 2017 5:56 pm

MCK is a massive defensive liability. Full of bad reads and one on one misses.

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Unread post by Earl » Sat 03 Jun, 2017 6:00 pm

I think Lovett is better than Chee-Kam. Lovett is good apart from a dumb mistake per game. That mistake though can lose a game for us and that is unacceptable. I don't want either of them in our team.

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Unread post by Snake » Sat 03 Jun, 2017 6:38 pm

Chee-Kam is just another pretender that us supporters have to endue ..hopefully for not to much longer.

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Unread post by TIGER » Sun 04 Jun, 2017 1:36 am

Agree with the MCK comments but at the same time MWZ isn't much chop either, wouldn't mind a James Roberts type in the centres. Speed kills

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Unread post by ku5tom » Sun 04 Jun, 2017 1:41 am

1 try 4 errors 5 missed tackles

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Unread post by tiga4eva » Sun 04 Jun, 2017 7:45 am

We bought him as a Reggie from Manly,and there's a reason for that. He's a Reserve Grade player. Finally we are buying established NRL players, and Chee Kam,Lovett,Littlejohn and Naiqama can go back to ISP.

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Unread post by jirskyr » Sun 04 Jun, 2017 10:45 am

I think MCK can be a bench backrower, because he can cover backs for injury. Despite his liabilities he's a better centre than Lovett.

People talk about his frame and style, but Tigers are doing the same with him right now, he has the bulk of a backrower but gets thrown into centres all the time. His hitups are fine, I wonder if he was used as a proper backrower on a regular basis how he'd go - get him to run at higher speed into gaps, because all he is asked to do right now is hitups.

Marsters being called up is interesting, because like MCK he can also cover centres in a pinch. Probably talent-wise Marsters has more potential, but obviously very green.

Looking at next year, I am all for a mobile backrower who can cover the backs, and that might actually be McQueen. But those types of footballers need to make their tackles, we can't have MCK and Marsters missing 4-5 tackles per game if that is the role they have.

So yesterday from MCK was bad but he's not always that bad. Compare to Lovett who was a walking tragedy any time he got asked to play centres.

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Unread post by Harvey » Sun 04 Jun, 2017 10:50 am

MCK's stats: 12 games 177 tackles 30 missed tackles 13 errors. He is consistently bad.

Compare to say:
JLJ: 8 games 191 tackles 31 missed tackles
Lovett: 3 Games 115 tackles 6 missed

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