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Re: West Tigers -2018 Centres

Unread post by Tigerdon » Fri 10 Nov, 2017 6:05 pm

Tacky wrote:
Fri 10 Nov, 2017 5:38 pm
:idea:
2. Nofoaluma
3. Marsters
4. Suli
5. Milne
I don’t mind that at all. Milne for me is a centre who has the pace to play on the wing. A little like Ferguson
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Unread post by Tigerdon » Mon 20 Nov, 2017 4:29 pm

The longer the RLWC has gone on the more I want to see him Taane Milne in a WTs jumper.
I thought Marsters did a good job at centre in his rookie season. The WTs coaches must see him as a centre (either SC or NRL) as he now looks lighter in the pre season training. I thought Suli and Marsters could both go to another level in 2018. Whoever missed out will be unlucky.
Jason Taylor and Kev both started at the WTs in 2015. Kev started on the wing then Taylor shifted him to centre. To be fair to Taylor we didn't have the depth in the team as we do now. However after see him play Wing at the back end of 2018, when Cleary brought Marsters into 1st grade & at fullback in the RLWC, it's clear Kev isn't as good at centre as he is at fullback or wing.
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Unread post by bathursttiger » Mon 20 Nov, 2017 8:08 pm

goldcoast tiger wrote:
Mon 06 Nov, 2017 5:08 am
bigsiro wrote:
Thu 19 Oct, 2017 10:34 am
I like the look of Milne.
Suli has been average.
Naiqama is a defensive liability.
Marsters is an unknown who looked good in the youth grades cos of his bulk.
Having compared to the rest of the teams, our centres, though full of potential, right now are completely unproven and defensively questionable. On paper we will arguably possess the worst centre pairing in the comp.
Even though most won't agree about Suli, I'm still to see what all the hype is about, I know he's still a kid, and he started Last season well, butHe seemed to drop off quite a bit pretty quickly.

I'm not saying he won't be a world beater, but you can only go on what he's doing on the field now, and average describes that pretty well
Most of the early part of the season he was deprived of the football, Ivan needs to devise some plays around getting him more involved and some good early ball.

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Unread post by happy tiger » Mon 20 Nov, 2017 10:30 pm

Suli and Marsters in the centres , Milne on bench Round 1

That way you get a forwards injury you can move Marsters into the forwards and you got a back replacement

Losing centres in the modern game puts you on the back foot big time , especially in defence

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Unread post by Nelson » Mon 20 Nov, 2017 11:39 pm

happy tiger wrote:
Mon 20 Nov, 2017 10:30 pm
Suli and Marsters in the centres , Milne on bench Round 1

That way you get a forwards injury you can move Marsters into the forwards and you got a back replacement

Losing centres in the modern game puts you on the back foot big time , especially in defence
...and if there is no injury in the forwards you are wasting a bench spot. Better to have Milne in the centres and Marsters on the bench covering injury in the backs and, if he is not needed to cover the backs, learning the role of an impact 2nd rower with a 30 odd minute stint.


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Unread post by happy tiger » Tue 21 Nov, 2017 12:09 am

Nelson wrote:
Mon 20 Nov, 2017 11:39 pm
happy tiger wrote:
Mon 20 Nov, 2017 10:30 pm
Suli and Marsters in the centres , Milne on bench Round 1

That way you get a forwards injury you can move Marsters into the forwards and you got a back replacement

Losing centres in the modern game puts you on the back foot big time , especially in defence
...and if there is no injury in the forwards you are wasting a bench spot. Better to have Milne in the centres and Marsters on the bench covering injury in the backs and, if he is not needed to cover the backs, learning the role of an impact 2nd rower with a 30 odd minute stint.
No reason he can't spend 15 minutes in the back row each week

I personally think Marsters offers more in the centres at this stage of his career , Brooks needs big targets out wide in the red zone than can create chance and break the line


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Unread post by Pawsandclaws » Tue 21 Nov, 2017 6:32 am

bathursttiger wrote:
Mon 20 Nov, 2017 8:08 pm
goldcoast tiger wrote:
Mon 06 Nov, 2017 5:08 am
bigsiro wrote:
Thu 19 Oct, 2017 10:34 am
I like the look of Milne.
Suli has been average.
Naiqama is a defensive liability.
Marsters is an unknown who looked good in the youth grades cos of his bulk.
Having compared to the rest of the teams, our centres, though full of potential, right now are completely unproven and defensively questionable. On paper we will arguably possess the worst centre pairing in the comp.
Even though most won't agree about Suli, I'm still to see what all the hype is about, I know he's still a kid, and he started Last season well, butHe seemed to drop off quite a bit pretty quickly.

I'm not saying he won't be a world beater, but you can only go on what he's doing on the field now, and average describes that pretty well
Most of the early part of the season he was deprived of the football, Ivan needs to devise some plays around getting him more involved and some good early ball.
Tedesco leaving is the best outcome so Suli gets decent early ball in space. Being run out of room while Tedesco crabs across field or not getting the ball at all because he wouldn't pass is not great.

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Unread post by TigerSkins » Tue 21 Nov, 2017 10:45 am

I would like to see our back 5 like this:

1. Lolohea
2. Nofoaluma
3. Suli
4. Milne
5. Fonua / MWZ / Naiqama / Thompson (these four battle it our for this position)

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Unread post by Tigerdon » Tue 21 Nov, 2017 10:48 am

happy tiger wrote:
Tue 21 Nov, 2017 12:09 am
Nelson wrote:
Mon 20 Nov, 2017 11:39 pm
happy tiger wrote:
Mon 20 Nov, 2017 10:30 pm
Suli and Marsters in the centres , Milne on bench Round 1

That way you get a forwards injury you can move Marsters into the forwards and you got a back replacement

Losing centres in the modern game puts you on the back foot big time , especially in defence
...and if there is no injury in the forwards you are wasting a bench spot. Better to have Milne in the centres and Marsters on the bench covering injury in the backs and, if he is not needed to cover the backs, learning the role of an impact 2nd rower with a 30 odd minute stint.
No reason he can't spend 15 minutes in the back row each week

I personally think Marsters offers more in the centres at this stage of his career , Brooks needs big targets out wide in the red zone than can create chance and break the line


We are going to need every point we can buy this season
Yep Marsters is a big boy with good footwork and Brooks could use him on his outside. However Milne isn't exactly small either (6ft/100 kg's).
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Unread post by TigerSkins » Tue 21 Nov, 2017 11:23 am

Marsters will be more suited as a back rower with good foot work. At this stage I would have Marsters as our super sub / utility palyer on the bench as he can play either in the back or forwards.

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Unread post by Geo. » Tue 21 Nov, 2017 11:31 am

Strange Cleary specifically set Marsters the task of trimming down pre pre season...which he did came back lighter ...
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Unread post by Tiger Watto » Tue 21 Nov, 2017 11:56 am

happy tiger wrote:
Tue 21 Nov, 2017 12:09 am

Brooks needs big targets out wide in the red zone than can create chance and break the line
He needs 2 big targets either side of the ruck to show his value... This is why Aloiai needs to play inside Marsters/Milne & McQueen inside Suli. [sorry Rowdy]

Realistically, Cleary needs to open the door to 'every' position in the starting team and settle on his combination for 5-6 weeks to see if it works. We cant be going into 2018 with anyone guaranteed a starting spot!
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Unread post by Nelson » Tue 21 Nov, 2017 7:19 pm

Geo. wrote:
Tue 21 Nov, 2017 11:31 am
Strange Cleary specifically set Marsters the task of trimming down pre pre season...which he did came back lighter ...
I don't think the puppy fat was going to be much use in any position he's likely to be playing...

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Unread post by WestsBenTigers » Tue 21 Nov, 2017 8:25 pm

Tiger Watto wrote:
Tue 21 Nov, 2017 11:56 am
happy tiger wrote:
Tue 21 Nov, 2017 12:09 am

Brooks needs big targets out wide in the red zone than can create chance and break the line
He needs 2 big targets either side of the ruck to show his value... This is why Aloiai needs to play inside Marsters/Milne & McQueen inside Suli. [sorry Rowdy]

Realistically, Cleary needs to open the door to 'every' position in the starting team and settle on his combination for 5-6 weeks to see if it works. We cant be going into 2018 with anyone guaranteed a starting spot!
Right Side: Aloiai, Reynolds, Milne, Nofoaluma!!!!!!!

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Unread post by TigerSkins » Tue 21 Nov, 2017 8:56 pm

If thats the case then left side is: McQueen, Brooks, Suli, Fonua !!!!!! ;-)

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Unread post by maxxy86 » Sun 26 Nov, 2017 6:14 am

Wasn't it stated last season that Suli is a better on the right side than the left? I know one thing for sure Marsters should be in the 17.
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Unread post by Pyjamaztehboss » Sun 26 Nov, 2017 3:18 pm

Geo. wrote:
Tue 21 Nov, 2017 11:31 am
Strange Cleary specifically set Marsters the task of trimming down pre pre season...which he did came back lighter ...
I see him as a similar player to peachey from the panthers
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Unread post by GNR4LIFE » Sun 26 Nov, 2017 3:27 pm

WTArmy wrote:
Mon 06 Nov, 2017 7:43 pm
I Think it might be like this:

1. Lolohea
2. Nofoaluma
3. Milne
4. Suli
5. Fonua
Odds on, assuming they are all fit. Not really a fan of Marsters in the centres, especially when we are pretty weak in the back row. I wouldn't mind seeing Benji play in the centres at some point.

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