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Re: L Brooks

Unread post by Masterton » Sun 03 Sep, 2017 8:32 pm

Directed the team well tonight. Ran often enough. Two try assists and a line break. I'd settle for that every week.
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Unread post by Pawsandclaws » Sun 03 Sep, 2017 8:34 pm

Masterton wrote:
Sun 03 Sep, 2017 8:32 pm
Directed the team well tonight. Ran often enough. Two try assists and a line break. I'd settle for that every week.
John Gibbs had good things to say about Brooks' game tonight. He's improved throughout the season under Cleary, well done.

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Unread post by old man tiger » Sun 03 Sep, 2017 8:34 pm

First game was still his best, but he is improving. The thing is, improvement might be too slow to hold his spot, especially if he bludgers through another offseason.

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Unread post by gallagher » Sun 03 Sep, 2017 8:35 pm

Hes getting more involved but he's still not that good. Cleary has his work cut out but he won't persevere that long.

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Unread post by TIGER » Sun 03 Sep, 2017 8:36 pm

What's with him not kicking on the last when we're attacking the line?
I've watched him closely this back half of the year and he's deliberately avoiding kicking the ball in this area, surely it can't be a ploy to just run it on the last everytime.
Never thought I'd say this but I'd be happy with Benji at 7 next year, he's played better than Brooks this year.


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Unread post by Geo. » Sun 03 Sep, 2017 8:43 pm

I think he got the only repeat set ..kicking on the last..

Line Break 2 TRY assist ..One from a smart kick for Kev..a nice long pass to Lolohea when they ran it on the 5th for Marsters to score..Found touch late in the game to try and close it out..made a difference..
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Unread post by greatodensraven » Sun 03 Sep, 2017 8:51 pm

Geo. wrote:
Sun 03 Sep, 2017 8:43 pm
I think he got the only repeat set ..kicking on the last..

Line Break 2 TRY assist ..One from a smart kick for Kev..a nice long pass to Lolohea when they ran it on the 5th for Marsters to score..Found touch late in the game to try and close it out..made a difference..
Yeh but we didn't win 50+. No mad Monday for Luke...

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Unread post by shakey4d » Sun 03 Sep, 2017 8:57 pm

bigsiro wrote:
Sun 03 Sep, 2017 8:29 pm
Come on, his 5th tackle options are woeful.
I admit he tries hard to direct play but he just gives too many hospital passes.
I thing we are much more threatening when Tui gets the ball on the last.
That's a worry,. Tui's hit rate of hitting his target in the chest would be lower than his kicking percentage.

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Unread post by Chicken Faced Killa » Sun 03 Sep, 2017 8:59 pm

Was one of our best tonight. Looked dangerous and had the team moving forward

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Unread post by hobbo » Sun 03 Sep, 2017 9:07 pm

Lolohea's short kicking game is worse than Brooks's and that's saying something !
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Unread post by bigsiro » Sun 03 Sep, 2017 9:08 pm

Masterton wrote:
Sun 03 Sep, 2017 8:32 pm
Directed the team well tonight. Ran often enough. Two try assists and a line break. I'd settle for that every week.
This is endemic as a tigers fan. We settle.
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Unread post by Tigerdon » Sun 03 Sep, 2017 9:11 pm

Good game by Brooks.
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Unread post by PYMBLEPETE » Sun 03 Sep, 2017 9:16 pm

bigsiro wrote:
Sun 03 Sep, 2017 9:08 pm
Masterton wrote:
Sun 03 Sep, 2017 8:32 pm
Directed the team well tonight. Ran often enough. Two try assists and a line break. I'd settle for that every week.
This is endemic as a tigers fan. We settle.
Wow what a ridiculous comment. why wouldnt we settle for those stats leading to a convincing win??

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Unread post by Mccarry » Sun 03 Sep, 2017 9:58 pm

Brooks was very good tonight. He is organising a lot better. He confidently demands the ball. Him and Tui work seemlessly together. Very good signs.

His defence has come along leaps and bounds.

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Unread post by Chipofftheoldblock » Sun 03 Sep, 2017 10:07 pm

Thought Brooks was good tonight. He is better and more confident when he runs the ball and straightens the attack up.
I reckon he could be really dangerous near the line with that acceleration and step which would see him score more tries. I also thought his defence was really good tonight. He is not rushing out anymore which was his biggest issue and now is holding his line and waiting for his inside man to cover. Brooks can defend when he is concentrating but more times than not he was rushing up on no one or just over-reading the attack.
Having a strong inside defender will always build confidence. Moses, for example, is much more confident in defence with the players around him (although still a very ordinary defender 1-1).
I think Brooks will have a great year next year, just needs to be confident in what he is doing and also improve his kicking game.

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Unread post by stevied » Sun 03 Sep, 2017 10:16 pm

I thought he was okay tonight and would, overall get a six and a half out of ten from me. Out last tackle options are still weak and he has to take some responsibility for that.

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Unread post by Tiger Tim » Sun 03 Sep, 2017 10:18 pm

Chipofftheoldblock wrote:
Sun 03 Sep, 2017 10:07 pm
Thought Brooks was good tonight. He is better and more confident when he runs the ball and straightens the attack up.
I reckon he could be really dangerous near the line with that acceleration and step which would see him score more tries. I also thought his defence was really good tonight. He is not rushing out anymore which was his biggest issue and now is holding his line and waiting for his inside man to cover. Brooks can defend when he is concentrating but more times than not he was rushing up on no one or just over-reading the attack.
Having a strong inside defender will always build confidence. Moses, for example, is much more confident in defence with the players around him (although still a very ordinary defender 1-1).
I think Brooks will have a great year next year, just needs to be confident in what he is doing and also improve his kicking game.
I agree. When he demanded the ball the Tigers looked dangerous which he could do a little bit more in my opinion. That chip kick for Naiqama was great, be nice if he could add the floating bomb to his arsenal in the off season. With a little more self belief he can get better and better which is something Benji will be able to help with. Benji will impart his experience on him, i can really see next year being a break out season for Brooks.

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Unread post by Dan Blanco » Sun 03 Sep, 2017 10:22 pm

Much like my fellow commentators, I felt Luke played well tonight. Particularly in defence, he showed starch - and the two driving tackles on bunty afoa on the short sides particularly.

Should be 1 heck of an off season under Ivan.

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