Hard to be disappointed with that one

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Re: Hard to be disappointed with that one

Post by willow » Sat 19 Aug, 2017 8:10 pm

Probably more frustrated than anything because the team is playing with good spirit and our defence hs definitely improved, but we really lack smart last option plays which kill us. Brooks and Lolohea just don't kick smart most of the time and that really hurts because it just relieves the pressure on the opposition.


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Post by mike » Sat 19 Aug, 2017 8:11 pm

Still too many mistakes but improving. Defence is much, much better. Last tackle options are often poor. When we get the mistakes and last tackle options right they will be hard to beat.
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Post by shane2801 » Sat 19 Aug, 2017 8:12 pm

We lack speed. Especially next year when Tedesco goes. That concerns me. We still look a little lost in attack but our defence is fast becoming one of the best in the league.
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Post by mctiger » Sat 19 Aug, 2017 8:13 pm

Our game plans seem better.

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Post by KevB » Sat 19 Aug, 2017 8:20 pm

A bit tough on Brooks he didn't throw the forward pass I would have thought it was McIllwrick's responsibility to be either quicker or not pass.


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Post by voice of reason » Sat 19 Aug, 2017 8:25 pm

KevB wrote:
Sat 19 Aug, 2017 8:20 pm
A bit tough on Brooks he didn't throw the forward pass I would have thought it was McIllwrick's responsibility to be either quicker or not pass.
This is first grade, they are both to blame - both should know better. To do it twice, well...
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Post by steve-o » Sat 19 Aug, 2017 8:27 pm

Brooks over ran the ball on both instances. Mostly his fault Imo
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Post by Spud Murphy » Sat 19 Aug, 2017 8:28 pm

Tacky wrote:
Sat 19 Aug, 2017 7:28 pm
Black'n'White wrote:
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hmmn.... Im taking that you watched the game when you were clearly asked to stop jinxing us
Sorry.........
Tacky!!! You lost us the game! You were supposed to record it! :lol:

Agree wholeheartedly with your OP by the way ;)

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Post by Spud Murphy » Sat 19 Aug, 2017 8:32 pm

shane2801 wrote:
Sat 19 Aug, 2017 8:12 pm
We lack speed. Especially next year when Tedesco goes. That concerns me. We still look a little lost in attack but our defence is fast becoming one of the best in the league.
Never in all my years of supporting this team, did I ever think I would see these words written. Ivan is a bloody miracle worker!

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Post by Chicken Faced Killa » Sat 19 Aug, 2017 8:32 pm

Happy with the effort especially in defence. It's the little things that let us down time and time again

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Post by stryker » Sat 19 Aug, 2017 8:56 pm

Spud Murphy wrote:
Sat 19 Aug, 2017 8:32 pm
shane2801 wrote:
Sat 19 Aug, 2017 8:12 pm
We lack speed. Especially next year when Tedesco goes. That concerns me. We still look a little lost in attack but our defence is fast becoming one of the best in the league.
Never in all my years of supporting this team, did I ever think I would see these words written.
You shouldnt be seeing them now either..blatantly untrue.

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Post by shane2801 » Sat 19 Aug, 2017 9:58 pm

stryker wrote:
Sat 19 Aug, 2017 8:56 pm
Spud Murphy wrote:
Sat 19 Aug, 2017 8:32 pm
shane2801 wrote:
Sat 19 Aug, 2017 8:12 pm
We lack speed. Especially next year when Tedesco goes. That concerns me. We still look a little lost in attack but our defence is fast becoming one of the best in the league.
Never in all my years of supporting this team, did I ever think I would see these words written.
You shouldnt be seeing them now either..blatantly untrue.
Ok Jesus.
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Post by Snake » Sat 19 Aug, 2017 10:15 pm

The signing of Cleary early this season was a master stroke by the club,he has had the season to recruit and the season to start developing the new culture that the club is moving towards The improvement over the last couple of months in the attitude of the whole squad is there to see ,it has been a while since I have read anything about a plodder over the last few months....taking the top teams in the comp to the wire has been a great achievement by all ,we are happy supporters ATM. Bring on 2018 the Weststigers are certainly going to be a different beast indeed!

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Post by supercoach » Sat 19 Aug, 2017 10:42 pm

tigerap wrote:
Sat 19 Aug, 2017 8:10 pm
stryker wrote:
Sat 19 Aug, 2017 8:06 pm
On a technical level we were sub par. Too many penalties given away, too many missed tackles at vital times, too many dropped balls, terrible last tackle plays, forward passes, lack of attacking kicks, went the wrong way on many occasions.....etc etc.

BUT...they played with heart, they played with passion and they did not give in. That made me a proud supporter. They have a long, long way to go before they can play a season competing every week and winning more than they lose but when you play with guts theres always a chance. Cleary has the platform, lets hope the imports next year can facilitate the changes to technical ability.
Have to agree there

Playing with plenty of ticker and bugger all skill, but pushing the better sides to the end. You have to think some good times are in front of us

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Post by TrueTiger » Sat 19 Aug, 2017 10:58 pm

A little disappointed that we couldn't beat the rorters after clawing back a deficit of 16 points then hitting the lead....however,a tremendous effort by the team especially after last weeks performance and grinding out a great win..this team and club should really prosper in the next few years,it would be deserving after all the hard times we have been through..
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Post by sideline eye » Sat 19 Aug, 2017 10:59 pm

Kicking on the third and fourth tackle against the Roosters is just suicide when we needed to keep the ball in hand. Possession against a side like this is vital to keep their fatigue levels high.

Having said that, they really made me proud to be a Wests Tiger today with that never say die attitude and I thought that the Roosters' bombed tries had a lot to do with our boys pushing them to panic stations. Can't wait for next year? I'm still excited about this year!

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Post by Fade To Black » Sun 20 Aug, 2017 12:09 am

willow wrote:
Sat 19 Aug, 2017 8:10 pm
Probably more frustrated than anything because the team is playing with good spirit and our defence hs definitely improved, but we really lack smart last option plays which kill us. Brooks and Lolohea just don't kick smart most of the time and that really hurts because it just relieves the pressure on the opposition.
Lolo and Brooks need compulsory grubber-kicking practice all off season. 100 grubbers a day every day. Turning over cheap possession is suicide.

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Post by Fraze23 » Sun 20 Aug, 2017 12:23 am

Fade To Black wrote:
Sun 20 Aug, 2017 12:09 am
willow wrote:
Sat 19 Aug, 2017 8:10 pm
Probably more frustrated than anything because the team is playing with good spirit and our defence hs definitely improved, but we really lack smart last option plays which kill us. Brooks and Lolohea just don't kick smart most of the time and that really hurts because it just relieves the pressure on the opposition.
Lolo and Brooks need compulsory grubber-kicking practice all off season. 100 grubbers a day every day. Turning over cheap possession is suicide.
This is my greatest concern over signing Reynolds. I have no doubt he'll have a positive impact and add leadership to the side, but his lack of a decent kicking game is a real concern. Even with Benji coming back too his short kicking game isn't great either. There's plenty of work to do there over the off season.

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