Realistic team list round 1 2018

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Re: Realistic team list round 1 2018

Post by Fade To Black » Tue 20 Feb, 2018 7:17 am

I would disagree that Austin and TMM are better players than Moses (as much as I abhorr the little weasel) and Brooks. Hope you are right about Gamble though and he eventually finds a spot in our best 17.


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Post by Tigerdon » Tue 20 Feb, 2018 7:35 am

I loved the look of Gamble out there. The size, the step, the energy ect. Even watching him on the side line before he'd got onto the field he was pacing up and down spinning the ball busting to get out there. When he did come on the cowboys were shot they were running backwards and had given away numerous penalties. He looked good but I think anyone coming on at that stage at 5/8 would have looked good.
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Post by Geo. » Tue 20 Feb, 2018 7:55 am

I'll be calling for the Coaches head if Gamble is not there by Rd 2..

And if he picks Naiqama in the centres he's lost me for good..
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Post by jadtiger » Tue 20 Feb, 2018 8:45 am

The Old Fox wrote:
Tue 20 Feb, 2018 6:28 am
Russell wrote:
Mon 19 Feb, 2018 5:23 pm
Why is everyone prepared to play people out of their best positions to accommodate players that probably are not as good as them in t he first place.

E.g. Lolo to centre (which he isn't) so Gamble can play Full back?

Reynolds to DH (which he isn't) so Gamble can play 5/8.

Brooks to DH (which he isn't) so Gamble can play half (which he isn't).

What Gamble needs to do is get it together in ISP - if he does (meanwhile we see what the NRL guys are doing) then look at who he replaces if they are not going well.

What is the rush (on one lousy trial against an uncommitted Cowboys)?
Cleary won't throw Gamble into the team until round 6 or 7 unless there's an injury..we have a very tough early draw he'll give him a little bit of time to settle in, however...You get the feeling Gamble has a bit of class that 40/20 that missed by inches was near genius he will cement himself into a first grade team sooner or later.. I just hope we don't lose him like we lost Blake Austin and Tea Martin both of these guys were better than Moses and Brooks and we made a huge mistake letting them go..Brooks has 7 rounds to stop making the mistakes he has been consistently making on tackle 5..if he can't Cleary should drop him end of story.
Completely agree that Gamble should not be rushed into FG.Let him earn his spot by playing in reggies, if he is good enough and players in front of him are not performing that is a different matter.One TRIAL against a team that was not performing should not give you precedence.

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Post by maxxy86 » Tue 20 Feb, 2018 8:49 am

Russell wrote:
Mon 19 Feb, 2018 5:23 pm
Why is everyone prepared to play people out of their best positions to accommodate players that probably are not as good as them in t he first place.

E.g. Lolo to centre (which he isn't) so Gamble can play Full back?

Reynolds to DH (which he isn't) so Gamble can play 5/8.

Brooks to DH (which he isn't) so Gamble can play half (which he isn't).

What Gamble needs to do is get it together in ISP - if he does (meanwhile we see what the NRL guys are doing) then look at who he replaces if they are not going well.

What is the rush (on one lousy trial against an uncommitted Cowboys)?
Totally understand you Russell but one thing that resonates in my mind from last season. That being Marsters and Eisenhuth we’re ready come rd 1 I reckon but didn’t start until mid / late season. However I still do think Gamble needs some time in reserves. I honestly think he’s a fullback but I’m happy to have Lolohea at the back for now.
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Post by Tiger Watto » Tue 20 Feb, 2018 8:52 am

Geo. wrote:
Tue 20 Feb, 2018 7:55 am
I'll be calling for the Coaches head if Gamble is not there by Rd 2..

And if he picks Naiqama in the centres he's lost me for good..
Dont be ridiculous... The Marina Go & Justin Pascoe made it clear last year the bar Cleary must exceed is 33% win ratio by the end of Round 3.

He will only be sacked if he doesnt meet this target!
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Post by Tigerdon » Tue 20 Feb, 2018 8:56 am

maxxy86 wrote:
Tue 20 Feb, 2018 8:49 am
Russell wrote:
Mon 19 Feb, 2018 5:23 pm
Why is everyone prepared to play people out of their best positions to accommodate players that probably are not as good as them in t he first place.

E.g. Lolo to centre (which he isn't) so Gamble can play Full back?

Reynolds to DH (which he isn't) so Gamble can play 5/8.

Brooks to DH (which he isn't) so Gamble can play half (which he isn't).

What Gamble needs to do is get it together in ISP - if he does (meanwhile we see what the NRL guys are doing) then look at who he replaces if they are not going well.

What is the rush (on one lousy trial against an uncommitted Cowboys)?
Totally understand you Russell but one thing that resonates in my mind from last season. That being Marsters and Eisenhuth we’re ready come rd 1 I reckon but didn’t start until mid / late season. However I still do think Gamble needs some time in reserves. I honestly think he’s a fullback but I’m happy to have Lolohea at the back for now.
Has we have one of the weaker spines in the comp , it’s good to have pressure coming from Reggie’s .
Thompson, Gamble, Benji could potentially all play some NRL games this year if we have injuries in the halves or fullback.
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Post by Geo. » Tue 20 Feb, 2018 8:58 am

Tiger Watto wrote:
Tue 20 Feb, 2018 8:52 am
Geo. wrote:
Tue 20 Feb, 2018 7:55 am
I'll be calling for the Coaches head if Gamble is not there by Rd 2..

And if he picks Naiqama in the centres he's lost me for good..
Dont be ridiculous... The Marina Go & Justin Pascoe made it clear last year the bar Cleary must exceed is 33% win ratio by the end of Round 3.

He will only be sacked if he doesnt meet this target!
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Post by The Old Fox » Tue 20 Feb, 2018 9:01 am

Fade To Black wrote:
Tue 20 Feb, 2018 7:17 am
I would disagree that Austin and TMM are better players than Moses (as much as I abhorr the little weasel) and Brooks. Hope you are right about Gamble though and he eventually finds a spot in our best 17.
We can agree to disagree.... surely though you would agree that they are better defenders than Moses and Brooks?
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Post by bathursttiger » Tue 20 Feb, 2018 9:01 am

Unlike last year we seem to have backups in every position this year, it’s a good headache for Ivan.

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Post by old man tiger » Tue 20 Feb, 2018 11:12 am

Geo. wrote:
Tue 20 Feb, 2018 7:55 am
I'll be calling for the Coaches head if Gamble is not there by Rd 2..

And if he picks Naiqama in the centres he's lost me for good..
You've always been fickle. Can't even keep your man crush avatar consistent! Bring back Tapau.

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Post by old man tiger » Tue 20 Feb, 2018 11:17 am

maxxy86 wrote:
Tue 20 Feb, 2018 8:49 am
Russell wrote:
Mon 19 Feb, 2018 5:23 pm
Why is everyone prepared to play people out of their best positions to accommodate players that probably are not as good as them in t he first place.

E.g. Lolo to centre (which he isn't) so Gamble can play Full back?

Reynolds to DH (which he isn't) so Gamble can play 5/8.

Brooks to DH (which he isn't) so Gamble can play half (which he isn't).

What Gamble needs to do is get it together in ISP - if he does (meanwhile we see what the NRL guys are doing) then look at who he replaces if they are not going well.

What is the rush (on one lousy trial against an uncommitted Cowboys)?
Totally understand you Russell but one thing that resonates in my mind from last season. That being Marsters and Eisenhuth we’re ready come rd 1 I reckon but didn’t start until mid / late season. However I still do think Gamble needs some time in reserves. I honestly think he’s a fullback but I’m happy to have Lolohea at the back for now.
Good point Maxxy, especially with some of the guys we rolled out in FG last year. This year I think depth will mean some guys just have to be patient.

If you think you're going to win the comp you have to try and avoid using 30 players based on recent winners. If you are aiming to compete week in week out and sneak into the 8 then at some point you can give the gambles of the world a run. Given the hammies of our halves I reckon we might even see godinet on the bench with Benji and gamble starting at some point.

When Brooks and Reynolds get selected for NSW we will have some options (no. I'm not serious)

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Post by Geo. » Tue 20 Feb, 2018 11:29 am

old man tiger wrote:
Tue 20 Feb, 2018 11:12 am
Geo. wrote:
Tue 20 Feb, 2018 7:55 am
I'll be calling for the Coaches head if Gamble is not there by Rd 2..

And if he picks Naiqama in the centres he's lost me for good..
You've always been fickle. Can't even keep your man crush avatar consistent! Bring back Tapau.
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Post by Harvey » Tue 20 Feb, 2018 3:46 pm

bathursttiger wrote:
Mon 19 Feb, 2018 6:29 pm
Harvey wrote:
Mon 19 Feb, 2018 4:42 pm
TigerTiger wrote:
Mon 19 Feb, 2018 12:50 pm
Tacky wrote:
Mon 19 Feb, 2018 12:03 pm
HUSH, HUSH

Which half and his coach are at loggerheads over team selections?

This player wants to swap a member of their spine with a rookie as they’ve struck up quite the combination at training but the coach won’t budge.

https://www.foxsports.com.au/nrl/nrl-pr ... 66dbfc5028
Who are we thinking? To do with Moses? Robbie? Cleary Junior? Couldn't be a current Tigers player, as Brooks is our half and arguably of our spine he's on the most shaky ground of all.
My thoughts are it is either Ash Taylor, Milford, Foran or Reynolds
The way Grub played the other night I doubt it is him.
A. Reynolds, not J

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Post by WT2K » Tue 20 Feb, 2018 7:04 pm

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Post by Seantice » Tue 20 Feb, 2018 7:12 pm

wt00 wrote:
Tue 20 Feb, 2018 7:04 pm
Yes. We have options if Liddle goes off. Need a utility player on th e bench. Not a hooker.

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Post by WT2K » Tue 20 Feb, 2018 7:15 pm

Seantice wrote:
Tue 20 Feb, 2018 7:12 pm
wt00 wrote:
Tue 20 Feb, 2018 7:04 pm
Yes. We have options if Liddle goes off. Need a utility player on th e bench. Not a hooker.
Could use Benji in that role, similar to how Broncos used him off the bench.
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Post by Tigerdon » Tue 20 Feb, 2018 9:06 pm

wt00 wrote:
Tue 20 Feb, 2018 7:15 pm
Seantice wrote:
Tue 20 Feb, 2018 7:12 pm
wt00 wrote:
Tue 20 Feb, 2018 7:04 pm
Yes. We have options if Liddle goes off. Need a utility player on th e bench. Not a hooker.
Could use Benji in that role, similar to how Broncos used him off the bench.
Two props, a big backrower and a utility would be my ideal bench. No second hooker.
If every one is fit for R1 then Benji first up as the utility. If a half (Brooks or Reynolds) does a hammy or calf during the season, then the next round Benji to start in the halves and I'd slot Gamble into the bench utility role.
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