FOUNDATION CUP Live Game Thread

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Re: FOUNDATION CUP Live Game Thread

Post by king sirro » Sun 21 Feb, 2010 9:17 pm

TIGER wrote:Fulton and Heigno have been dominated for years now, i can't see where the improvement comes from with these two.
Mate, Fulton was our best tonight. i was very impressed with him. He ran hard, was never dominated, made some crucial tackles, got some offloads and worked his butt off. Heighno was his usual self, ineffective, offers nothing.

There were plenty of negatives, too many to list, but some of the positives were Fulton, Flanagan and Brown, along with the usual professionals like Ellis and Lawrence.

Lui's long kicking game is one of the best ive ever seen, but his short licking game was terrible. I'd be trying some other things in the next 2 trials like Lazarus, Taumata and Moltzen.
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Post by benjibrotown » Sun 21 Feb, 2010 9:18 pm

AmericanHistoryX wrote:was at the game.

fulton was alright.
moltzen has seen better days
if lui is halfback it could be a long season - seems to move in slow motion
cayless should know better then smashing the kicker
ayshford was nothing special tonight
benji and robbie always scheming
brown cost us a try from a bomb
lawrence and ellis were good
heighnington is still like a pillow - he also seems to move in slow motion
didnt notice moors or flanagan
daniella didnt have much opportunity

we seemed to create more opportunities then them. Oh well, 4 - 0 roosters
Agree with just about everything you said there..
Thought we lacked in attack tonight and hope that come round 1 were a much different football side. Im prepared to give Lui another go at halfback but its looking to me like Moltzen needs to go to halfback and we need to give someone else ago at fullback. Would also like to see Arana on the bench against Cronulla rather then Fitzhenry!

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Post by Granto87 » Sun 21 Feb, 2010 9:19 pm

Sure hope we dont lose Cayless for the first couple of games then

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Post by Snake » Sun 21 Feb, 2010 9:24 pm

Mullany isn't ready for 1st grade was run all over in the 20,s game this will be a huge mistake.

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Post by Captain Awesome » Sun 21 Feb, 2010 9:25 pm

Lawrence
Ellis
Brown
Moors
Flanaghan
Galloway
Heighington

were the only players who I thought had good games

Farah and Benji were alright, but nothing special
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Post by Mona Lolesi » Sun 21 Feb, 2010 9:27 pm

Benji destroying Miniciello was the highlight of the night.

We got penalised 4 times for taking out the kicker which really cannot be excused.

I was very unimpressed with Lui and don't consider him the long term option. He continually ran the ball and showed very little vision or attacking flair. Even with Benji and Robbie off he didn't take control of the game. It's upsetting that Taumata wasn't given a chance, especially considering we rested the big guns for half the game.

Ellis and Benji were a class above all night, no surprises there.

Daniella was poor in his time given.
The forwards were ok but the game had very little intensity and they just seemed to be going through the motions, which is fine because at the end of the day, it's only a trial.

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Post by Captain Awesome » Sun 21 Feb, 2010 9:32 pm

fulleightyminutes wrote:Benji...iffy...no way. Really? Any news on Moors?
looked better running the ball than Galea or Payne ever did, so that's a positive
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Post by NJLM78 » Sun 21 Feb, 2010 9:34 pm

I know it was only a trial but I did expect a lot more than that. Things looked okay with Farah and Marshall out there, but when they weren't it was a mess. I thought the forwards were worried about injury, I think they will run a lot harder in round one. (They will have to). The amount of offloads from the Roosters was alarming. Hard to see that working on the kicking game was a feature of the off season.

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Post by innsaneink » Sun 21 Feb, 2010 9:37 pm

They smashed our forwards....they looked fit, we didnt.
I agree with most of eddies post, its how I saw it...saves me typing for 5 mins.
Lucky theres a few weeks to go to the comp starts.

Brown impressed, Lawrence...thats it.

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Post by The Phantom » Sun 21 Feb, 2010 9:44 pm

Kul wrote:Lui and Fulton were standouts
You have to be joking wouldn't you.!!!!!!!
Both were out of their depth.

Futon tries hard but never ever makes a line break,he's tries to be creative but we have other players to do that.The best thing I would offer is a spot on the bench.

Lui looked uncomfortable out there,he didn't get our back line going at all.He and Benji didn't look like a good mix to me. Pearce played all over him.

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Post by innsaneink » Sun 21 Feb, 2010 9:46 pm

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Post by Icon » Sun 21 Feb, 2010 9:46 pm

Fulton was good tonight, i'm not sure how anyone can say he was dominated.
Benji and Robbie F were our best along with Lawrence and Ellis.

Tomato needs to be given a chance at half, Lui does not look to have the goods at this stage.

Just heard on Fox News the tigers are saying Benji's injury does not look serious but he'll have scans tomorrow.

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Post by tiga4eva » Sun 21 Feb, 2010 9:48 pm

Icon wrote:Fulton was good tonight, i'm not sure how anyone can say he was dominated.
Benji and Robbie F were our best along with Lawrence and Ellis.

Tomato needs to be given a chance at half, Lui does not look to have the goods at this stage.

Just heard on Fox News the tigers are saying Benji's injury does not look serious but he'll have scans tomorrow.
Seen him hobble at the end,Whats the drama?

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Post by crouching_tiger » Sun 21 Feb, 2010 9:50 pm

Went up the tunnel limping and didn't come back out..
QUOTE WestsTigers:"Fitzhenry is a very experienced player and will assist in providing leadership to the younger players in the Wests Tigers squad"

QUOTE Tim Sheens:"We owe our fans an apology for that today"

QUOTE Stephen Humphreys:"it was important to secure Fifita for a longer period"

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Post by innsaneink » Sun 21 Feb, 2010 10:06 pm

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This gets thru but my comment on the match doesnt?
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Post by Danos » Sun 21 Feb, 2010 10:09 pm

Can't believe Sheens didn't give somebody else a shot at halfback. Lui @ 7 & Moltzen @ 1 was terrible tonight. Fulton was one of our best on the field, he had more leg drive and penetration through the line that Heighington, thats for sure. I hope Rhino is just rusty, being his first game and all, but it looks like his development has gone backwards again. Moors worked hard, looked good -- would have liked to see Sheens use him on the fringes though. Cayless looked pretty darn good, considering it was his first hitout in a long time. Flangan was a little suprise packet, he's about the same size as Payne but his running game looked a bit stronger, defended well too.

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Post by Geo. » Sun 21 Feb, 2010 10:10 pm

Kul wrote:Liam is dominant! Put on a massive hit, then spews!
Highlight of the Foundation Cup...especially in th next set when he smashed Carney's face right into where he spewed!!!!!!
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Post by Danos » Sun 21 Feb, 2010 10:12 pm

Sheens was right, Fulton is bigger. Not by much lol, but bigger nonetheless.

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