Brooks given keys to Tigers' NRL kingdom

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Post by willow » Fri 16 Feb, 2018 4:27 pm

rex2ce wrote:
Fri 16 Feb, 2018 2:20 pm
I notice from some of the training pics I have seen and especially from the Cairns ones, that Brooks looks lighter than last year, maybe training better
Word on the street is that he is a lot fitter than last year.


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Post by The Patriot » Fri 16 Feb, 2018 7:59 pm

I like Luke Brooks.

This season he finally has everything a half back at a decent club has.
Its an opinion!

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Post by Tigerdon » Fri 16 Feb, 2018 8:30 pm

The Patriot wrote:
Fri 16 Feb, 2018 7:59 pm
I like Luke Brooks.

This season he finally has everything a half back at a decent club has.
I think most people on here like Brooks as well. We just haven't seen the best of him. Just little glimpses. Hopefully this year, with a genuine 5/8 next to him and a decent forward pack, the right preseason training, we see his best.
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Post by The Patriot » Fri 16 Feb, 2018 8:38 pm

Tigerdon wrote:
Fri 16 Feb, 2018 8:30 pm
The Patriot wrote:
Fri 16 Feb, 2018 7:59 pm
I like Luke Brooks.

This season he finally has everything a half back at a decent club has.
I think most people on here like Brooks as well. We just haven't seen the best of him. Just little glimpses. Hopefully this year, with a genuine 5/8 next to him and a decent forward pack, the right preseason training, we see his best.

The decent forward pack should be the thing. That and a more traditional half back role.

I think he'lll run more this year. Take on the line.
Its an opinion!

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Post by cqtiger » Fri 16 Feb, 2018 9:26 pm

The Patriot wrote:
Fri 16 Feb, 2018 8:38 pm
Tigerdon wrote:
Fri 16 Feb, 2018 8:30 pm
The Patriot wrote:
Fri 16 Feb, 2018 7:59 pm
I like Luke Brooks.

This season he finally has everything a half back at a decent club has.
I think most people on here like Brooks as well. We just haven't seen the best of him. Just little glimpses. Hopefully this year, with a genuine 5/8 next to him and a decent forward pack, the right preseason training, we see his best.

The decent forward pack should be the thing. That and a more traditional half back role.

I think he'lll run more this year. Take on the line.
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Post by TIGER » Fri 16 Feb, 2018 9:38 pm

From what I've seen of Brody Croft (which is one game) he's a better 7 than Brooks already.

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Post by gallagher » Fri 16 Feb, 2018 9:50 pm

The Patriot wrote:
Fri 16 Feb, 2018 8:38 pm
Tigerdon wrote:
Fri 16 Feb, 2018 8:30 pm
The Patriot wrote:
Fri 16 Feb, 2018 7:59 pm
I like Luke Brooks.

This season he finally has everything a half back at a decent club has.
I think most people on here like Brooks as well. We just haven't seen the best of him. Just little glimpses. Hopefully this year, with a genuine 5/8 next to him and a decent forward pack, the right preseason training, we see his best.

The decent forward pack should be the thing. That and a more traditional half back role.

I think he'lll run more this year. Take on the line.
I think he literally needs to be told that he news to take the line on x amount of times a game. Give him a measurable goal until it becomes second nature.

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Post by Russell » Fri 16 Feb, 2018 10:19 pm

TIGER wrote:
Fri 16 Feb, 2018 9:38 pm
From what I've seen of Brody Croft (which is one game) he's a better 7 than Brooks already.
Brooks would be a better 7 if he was playing for Melbourne as well.

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Post by The Patriot » Fri 16 Feb, 2018 11:07 pm

gallagher wrote:
Fri 16 Feb, 2018 9:50 pm
The Patriot wrote:
Fri 16 Feb, 2018 8:38 pm
Tigerdon wrote:
Fri 16 Feb, 2018 8:30 pm
The Patriot wrote:
Fri 16 Feb, 2018 7:59 pm
I like Luke Brooks.

This season he finally has everything a half back at a decent club has.
I think most people on here like Brooks as well. We just haven't seen the best of him. Just little glimpses. Hopefully this year, with a genuine 5/8 next to him and a decent forward pack, the right preseason training, we see his best.

The decent forward pack should be the thing. That and a more traditional half back role.

I think he'lll run more this year. Take on the line.
I think he literally needs to be told that he news to take the line on x amount of times a game. Give him a measurable goal until it becomes second nature.
See this is where i stick up for him.

It is already in his nature.

The previous coach wanted him to sit on one side of the field and set up out the back balls for Tedesco.

This coach wants him to play both sides and take control. Its the classic case of coaching to the players strength.
Its an opinion!

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Post by innsaneink » Fri 16 Feb, 2018 11:13 pm

gallagher wrote:
Fri 16 Feb, 2018 9:50 pm
The Patriot wrote:
Fri 16 Feb, 2018 8:38 pm
Tigerdon wrote:
Fri 16 Feb, 2018 8:30 pm
The Patriot wrote:
Fri 16 Feb, 2018 7:59 pm
I like Luke Brooks.

This season he finally has everything a half back at a decent club has.
I think most people on here like Brooks as well. We just haven't seen the best of him. Just little glimpses. Hopefully this year, with a genuine 5/8 next to him and a decent forward pack, the right preseason training, we see his best.

The decent forward pack should be the thing. That and a more traditional half back role.

I think he'lll run more this year. Take on the line.
I think he literally needs to be told that he news to take the line on x amount of times a game. Give him a measurable goal until it becomes second nature.
it doesn't work like that.
taking on the line is playing what you see.
ad.lib.
structured randomness doesnt exist

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Post by happy tiger » Fri 16 Feb, 2018 11:19 pm

innsaneink wrote:
Fri 16 Feb, 2018 11:13 pm
gallagher wrote:
Fri 16 Feb, 2018 9:50 pm
The Patriot wrote:
Fri 16 Feb, 2018 8:38 pm
Tigerdon wrote:
Fri 16 Feb, 2018 8:30 pm


I think most people on here like Brooks as well. We just haven't seen the best of him. Just little glimpses. Hopefully this year, with a genuine 5/8 next to him and a decent forward pack, the right preseason training, we see his best.

The decent forward pack should be the thing. That and a more traditional half back role.

I think he'lll run more this year. Take on the line.
I think he literally needs to be told that he news to take the line on x amount of times a game. Give him a measurable goal until it becomes second nature.
it doesn't work like that.
taking on the line is playing what you see.
ad.lib.
structured randomness doesnt exist
Yeah true Ink , you may have a planned early take on the line to try and put the defence on the back foot to create space and time for the ball runners , but if you are a running half you play what you see ...its instinctive , something may happen the play before ...injured defender , players loses his footing , interchange etc

Brooks doesn't realize how good his running game could be in my opinion , he'd have to be the quickest at the WT's over 10 metres , just doesn't back himself at speed or when we are on the front foot enough

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Post by WT2K » Fri 16 Feb, 2018 11:24 pm

Hopefully his hamstrings hold up for a full season
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Post by Mighty Tiger » Fri 16 Feb, 2018 11:58 pm

I hate these articles, wish they would just shut up and take pressure off him.

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Post by mike » Sat 17 Feb, 2018 6:11 am

Given his performances last season he shouldn’t be given the keys to anything. Talk Is cheap and it’s the performance on the field that counts. Play like a leader and you can have the keys, don’t and bye, bye.
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Post by Boonboon2 » Sat 17 Feb, 2018 6:41 am

People keep crticising his performance last year but he was in and out of the team with injury and when he csme back withput Moses abd with Clearys game plan he played really good footy from the Knights game onwards. He will have a break out season imo

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Post by Needaname » Sat 17 Feb, 2018 9:04 am

TIGER wrote:
Fri 16 Feb, 2018 9:38 pm
From what I've seen of Brody Croft (which is one game) he's a better 7 than Brooks already.
Watch closer!
Sure Brodie Croft is an exceptional young talent. But look at the ‘team’ around him and I do not mean the superstar players. Everyone of his plays (try, try assists) in that game came from players in motion. Melbourne are just an incredibly structured team.

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Post by TrueTiger » Sat 17 Feb, 2018 9:45 am

Boonboon2 wrote:
Sat 17 Feb, 2018 6:41 am
People keep crticising his performance last year but he was in and out of the team with injury and when he csme back withput Moses abd with Clearys game plan he played really good footy from the Knights game onwards. He will have a break out season imo
Boonboon2,I have stated before that Brooks has got everything in his favour this year,he has the opportunity to be a real NRL playmaker with good players in the forwards and good players along side of him..the pressure is on him to take control of this team and guide them around the park confidently....Ivan has stated that it is Lukes team...now he has to stand up and deliver or stand down...He is the only one who can verify the hype that he has been touted with,obviously he must have potential for such hype,now is the time to produce what all have been saying for years,he has had plenty of NRL experience now...I hope he does have a great year,because if he does the team will do very well this season....
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Post by gallagher » Sat 17 Feb, 2018 10:24 am

innsaneink wrote:
Fri 16 Feb, 2018 11:13 pm
gallagher wrote:
Fri 16 Feb, 2018 9:50 pm
The Patriot wrote:
Fri 16 Feb, 2018 8:38 pm
Tigerdon wrote:
Fri 16 Feb, 2018 8:30 pm


I think most people on here like Brooks as well. We just haven't seen the best of him. Just little glimpses. Hopefully this year, with a genuine 5/8 next to him and a decent forward pack, the right preseason training, we see his best.

The decent forward pack should be the thing. That and a more traditional half back role.

I think he'lll run more this year. Take on the line.
I think he literally needs to be told that he news to take the line on x amount of times a game. Give him a measurable goal until it becomes second nature.
it doesn't work like that.
taking on the line is playing what you see.
ad.lib.
structured randomness doesnt exist
I dont mean for this to be a long term tactic. Its just a strategy to force him to run again. He seems reluctant to play what's in front of him and if he's not given a measurable goal to meet he'll never take that step.
He hasn't run for years, how do you get him started again?

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