Mcilwrick's running game!

User avatar
beachtiger
Member
Member
Posts: 330
Joined: Mon 13 Jul, 2009 9:12 am
Location: Sunshine Coast

Mcilwrick's running game!

Post by beachtiger » Sat 26 Aug, 2017 8:52 am

Or lack thereof... 15 metres last night!!

I thought for the first half of the season this was a strength of his but it has disappeared, so many times last night there were chances for him to run with markers out of position but he just passed.

He doesn't seem to be playing what's in front of him which is a shame because I thought it was a strength of his game. I known his knees are busted so maybe that is hindering him but without much more in his artillery in attack I hope he finds it again for next season if he is going to be in the team.


Russell
Member
Member
Posts: 4963
Joined: Sat 10 Dec, 2011 6:46 pm

Post by Russell » Sat 26 Aug, 2017 9:25 am

He won't be - don't worry.

Well maybe, if Liddle is injured.

Earl
Member
Member
Posts: 1992
Joined: Sat 18 Feb, 2017 9:21 am

Post by Earl » Sat 26 Aug, 2017 9:29 am

McIlwrick is a great back up dummy half. His defence is really good. He provides a average service but that is okay a lot of the times.

We need a dummy half though that can do a lot more than that. We need a threat in that position. I'm hopeful that Liddle steps up and does the job there next season.

Spud Murphy
Member
Member
Posts: 2255
Joined: Sat 13 May, 2017 5:04 pm
Location: Third Heaven

Post by Spud Murphy » Sat 26 Aug, 2017 9:36 am

I haven't been too impressed by Liddle, hope there is more to his game than what we've seen so far otherwise our number 9 will continue to be a weak link next season.

Cue BBF........

LARDS
Member
Member
Posts: 552
Joined: Sun 12 Jul, 2009 8:25 pm

Post by LARDS » Sat 26 Aug, 2017 9:36 am

Perhaps he's been told not to run


Russell
Member
Member
Posts: 4963
Joined: Sat 10 Dec, 2011 6:46 pm

Post by Russell » Sat 26 Aug, 2017 9:43 am

Earl wrote:
Sat 26 Aug, 2017 9:29 am
McIlwrick is a great back up dummy half. His defence is really good. He provides a average service but that is okay a lot of the times.

We need a dummy half though that can do a lot more than that. We need a threat in that position. I'm hopeful that Liddle steps up and does the job there next season.
Liddle is very creative, good quick runner from DH and a good defender.

I am sure the two things he will be working on during the off season will be to gain a little more muscle up top and to work on his kicking game.

I think this guy is the best up and coming DH in the NRL bar none. He is almost there, the off season and Cleary will put the icing on the cake.

User avatar
stevied
Member
Member
Posts: 1017
Joined: Sun 10 Jul, 2011 10:45 am

Post by stevied » Sat 26 Aug, 2017 9:54 am

I agree, McIlwrick is only a back up. He's an excellent defender but that's all. His game is far too one dimensional in today's game.

king sirro
Member
Member
Posts: 5786
Joined: Sun 12 Jul, 2009 9:39 am

Post by king sirro » Sat 26 Aug, 2017 9:59 am

The best we have looked the past number of years was a 20 minute spell at hooker by Brooks under Potter. He was a natural out of dummy half.
LAUGH NOW CRY LATER--JS

User avatar
Harvey
Member
Member
Posts: 3623
Joined: Mon 22 Jun, 2015 10:01 pm
Location: Leumeah

Post by Harvey » Sat 26 Aug, 2017 10:32 am

Lichaa is available :lol:

User avatar
hammertime
Member
Member
Posts: 2521
Joined: Sat 26 Sep, 2009 6:00 pm
Location: Rozelle, NSW

Post by hammertime » Sat 26 Aug, 2017 10:54 am

He might just have been told not to run so Cleary can get closer to 80mins out of him.

But I agree, is a major strength of his. I reckon we'll see it return when we get a proper second hooker back on the bench.

Russell
Member
Member
Posts: 4963
Joined: Sat 10 Dec, 2011 6:46 pm

Post by Russell » Sat 26 Aug, 2017 11:26 am

Harvey wrote:
Sat 26 Aug, 2017 10:32 am
Lichaa is available :lol:
Glad you put in the :lol:

If you hadn't I think you would have been certified. :roll

User avatar
beachtiger
Member
Member
Posts: 330
Joined: Mon 13 Jul, 2009 9:12 am
Location: Sunshine Coast

Post by beachtiger » Sat 26 Aug, 2017 11:59 am

hammertime wrote:
Sat 26 Aug, 2017 10:54 am
He might just have been told not to run so Cleary can get closer to 80mins out of him.

But I agree, is a major strength of his. I reckon we'll see it return when we get a proper second hooker back on the bench.
I was thinking the same hammertime, I watched him last night and he didn't even seem to be looking to run and from memory the one time he did made some metres. Problem I see with a hooker not running is it doesn't put opposition in two minds as they are only looking for the pass.

I do agree with others though that he won't be in first grade next year apart from injury to Liddle, I'm just a bit surprised to see him drop that attacking side to his game.

Pawsandclaws
Member
Member
Posts: 2996
Joined: Sat 20 Jun, 2015 5:53 pm

Post by Pawsandclaws » Sat 26 Aug, 2017 12:04 pm

Russell wrote:
Sat 26 Aug, 2017 11:26 am
Harvey wrote:
Sat 26 Aug, 2017 10:32 am
Lichaa is available :lol:
Glad you put in the :lol:

If you hadn't I think you would have been certified. :roll
I watched a lot of Lichaa as a junior and one of his great strengths was his strong running game out of dummy half. He was exceptionally strong and difficult to put to ground. I feel he has had this part of his game coached out of him. Cleary could work wonders with him.

05TIGZ
Member
Member
Posts: 517
Joined: Sun 26 Mar, 2017 5:57 pm

Post by 05TIGZ » Sat 26 Aug, 2017 12:08 pm

Pawsandclaws wrote:
Sat 26 Aug, 2017 12:04 pm
Russell wrote:
Sat 26 Aug, 2017 11:26 am
Harvey wrote:
Sat 26 Aug, 2017 10:32 am
Lichaa is available :lol:
Glad you put in the :lol:

If you hadn't I think you would have been certified. :roll
I watched a lot of Lichaa as a junior and one of his great strengths was his strong running game out of dummy half. He was exceptionally strong and difficult to put to ground. I feel he has had this part of his game coached out of him. Cleary could work wonders with him.
I agree. Mcwillrick drop in standard has been alarming. If he is our back up then let's hope liddle doesn't get injured. I believe we need one more dummy half.

formerguest
Forum Suppoter
Forum Suppoter
Posts: 3977
Joined: Fri 07 Jun, 2013 7:33 pm

Post by formerguest » Sat 26 Aug, 2017 2:26 pm

beachtiger wrote:
Sat 26 Aug, 2017 11:59 am
hammertime wrote:
Sat 26 Aug, 2017 10:54 am
He might just have been told not to run so Cleary can get closer to 80mins out of him.

But I agree, is a major strength of his. I reckon we'll see it return when we get a proper second hooker back on the bench.
I was thinking the same hammertime, I watched him last night and he didn't even seem to be looking to run and from memory the one time he did made some metres. Problem I see with a hooker not running is it doesn't put opposition in two minds as they are only looking for the pass.

I do agree with others though that he won't be in first grade next year apart from injury to Liddle, I'm just a bit surprised to see him drop that attacking side to his game. That said, I am a lot less keen on him than many.
I think you will find a couple of those opportunities were on the fourth tackle, so had he run they would have had a makeshift forward at dummy half for the all important last play.

User avatar
Geo.
Member
Member
Posts: 29189
Joined: Fri 10 Jul, 2009 10:55 pm
Location: Perugia Italy..

Post by Geo. » Sat 26 Aug, 2017 2:39 pm

All his runs yesterday seemed to be a Robbie impersonation playing for a penalty which were not forthcoming so I blame the refs...

McIlwrick kept the middle tight defensively ..which is his main role within this teams structure..
Ivan's Laws

1. You are either on the Bus or you are off..
2. The Star of the Team is the Team
3. Be the player your teammates want to play with..

User avatar
Love the WestsTigers
Member
Member
Posts: 3223
Joined: Wed 21 Jul, 2010 12:03 pm
Location: Ex Ctown Resident Now Qlander

Post by Love the WestsTigers » Sat 26 Aug, 2017 4:48 pm

Killa was on fire till Cleary dropped him for Liddle

Sad to say but he hasnt found that form since...

He should have always been left as the starting Hooker the Form he was in regardless of Liddle being the future and all

User avatar
Love the WestsTigers
Member
Member
Posts: 3223
Joined: Wed 21 Jul, 2010 12:03 pm
Location: Ex Ctown Resident Now Qlander

Post by Love the WestsTigers » Sat 26 Aug, 2017 4:50 pm

LARDS wrote:
Sat 26 Aug, 2017 9:36 am
Perhaps he's been told not to run
hahahaha
Like Robbie was told not to touch the ball so many times or kick the ball

Look at the kick from Granville

Hookers are smart and instinctive

No coach should alter a hookers game... IMO

Post Reply