Your team vs Eels

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Post by underdog » Mon 23 Apr, 2018 11:03 am

1. Corey Thompson
2. Mahe Fonua
3. Esan Marsters
4. Kev Naiqama
5. Malakai Watene-Zelezniak
6. Benji Marshall
7. Luke Brooks
8. Alex Twal
9. Jacob Liddle (if ok)
10. Ben Matulino
11. Chris Lawrence (if ok)
12. Robbie Rochow
13. Elijah Taylor

14. Tyson Gamble
15. Josh Aloiai
16. Matt Eisenhuth
17. MCK

18. Mckillrick cover for Liddle
19. McQueen Cover for Lawrence

Heavy machinery outside - two potential weapons in fonua and masters on the same side - or swap MWZ and Fonua for more balance.

Gamble to get blooded.
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Post by prattenparkchild » Mon 23 Apr, 2018 11:23 am

underdog wrote:
Mon 23 Apr, 2018 11:03 am
1. Corey Thompson
2. Mahe Fonua
3. Esan Marsters
4. Kev Naiqama
5. Malakai Watene-Zelezniak
6. Benji Marshall
7. Luke Brooks
8. Alex Twal
9. Jacob Liddle (if ok)
10. Ben Matulino
11. Chris Lawrence (if ok)
12. Robbie Rochow
13. Elijah Taylor

14. Tyson Gamble
15. Josh Aloiai
16. Matt Eisenhuth
17. MCK

18. Mckillrick cover for Liddle
19. McQueen Cover for Lawrence

Heavy machinery outside - two potential weapons in fonua and masters on the same side - or swap MWZ and Fonua for more balance.

Gamble to get blooded.
Looks a pretty good side to me. I think Fonua deserves his chance and Gamble too onto the interchange bench. McQueen should be getting match fit now and start to press the existing 2nd rowers for a shot- mainly Lawrence.

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Post by mattypicks » Mon 23 Apr, 2018 11:28 am

A lot of people who were on the Nofa bandwagon look to have quickly jumped off it by the looks of many teams.

I would give Nofa another chance even though his defence was abysmal on that wing.
Coaches always said to me as a winger - "If the try is scored inside you then its the centres fault. When its outside you, its your fault as the winger".

It may be time for MKZ to get a rest and Thompson pushes over to the left wing because we need that X-Factor Tui brings.

1. Tui
2. Nofa
3. Marsters
4. Naiqama
5. Thompson
6. Benji
7. Brooks
8. Eisenhuth
9. Liddle
10. Matulino
11. Lawrence
12. Rochow
13. Godinet
15. Aloiai
16. Twal
17. Chee-Kam

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Post by Tiger Steve » Mon 23 Apr, 2018 11:32 am

prattenparkchild wrote:
Mon 23 Apr, 2018 11:23 am
underdog wrote:
Mon 23 Apr, 2018 11:03 am
1. Corey Thompson
2. Mahe Fonua
3. Esan Marsters
4. Kev Naiqama
5. Malakai Watene-Zelezniak
6. Benji Marshall
7. Luke Brooks
8. Alex Twal
9. Jacob Liddle (if ok)
10. Ben Matulino
11. Chris Lawrence (if ok)
12. Robbie Rochow
13. Elijah Taylor

14. Tyson Gamble
15. Josh Aloiai
16. Matt Eisenhuth
17. MCK

18. Mckillrick cover for Liddle
19. McQueen Cover for Lawrence

Heavy machinery outside - two potential weapons in fonua and masters on the same side - or swap MWZ and Fonua for more balance.

Gamble to get blooded.
Looks a pretty good side to me. I think Fonua deserves his chance and Gamble too onto the interchange bench. McQueen should be getting match fit now and start to press the existing 2nd rowers for a shot- mainly Lawrence.
Yeah cause Lawrence has done nothing this year has he :bash
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Post by prattenparkchild » Mon 23 Apr, 2018 11:47 am

No, because Lawrence has the greater potential to suffer from niggling injuries. He is a great clubman and player. Similarly Rochow too will be under pressure if we have a good player (McQueen) match fit and waiting in the wings.


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Post by magpiecol » Mon 23 Apr, 2018 12:07 pm

Nofo should not be in anyone's side. Nor should Josh A, or the Huth. We need someone who is quick between the ears and knows how to close out a game. Sadly we don't seem have anybody.

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Post by colmcd » Mon 23 Apr, 2018 12:13 pm

magpiecol wrote:
Mon 23 Apr, 2018 12:07 pm
Nofo should not be in anyone's side.
OK I see where you are coming from...
magpiecol wrote:
Mon 23 Apr, 2018 12:07 pm
Nor should Josh A, or the Huth. We need someone who is quick between the ears and knows how to close out a game. Sadly we don't seem have anybody.
... Right. Have you checked the NRL ladder? Josh A and Huth need improvement but we loose one game and realise our defense still needs more work. ..... We don't go firing all our forwards at once!

Sure, sometimes you need a cleanout. ... NOT NOW.

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Post by underdog » Mon 23 Apr, 2018 12:14 pm

To be fair I put coverage for Lawrence, not on his form, but on the injury prospects - IMHO on form he should be one of the first in the side.

I'd love to put Lolohea back into the team, possibly in lieu of Gamble, but he needs to show some match fitness and spark.
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Post by Russell » Mon 23 Apr, 2018 12:18 pm

prattenparkchild wrote:
Mon 23 Apr, 2018 11:47 am
No, because Lawrence has the greater potential to suffer from niggling injuries. He is a great clubman and player. Similarly Rochow too will be under pressure if we have a good player (McQueen) match fit and waiting in the wings.
Get serious - Lawrence has been up there as one of our best players this season.

Put pressure on him - that is a laugh :lol: Put some pressure on a few that are not performing.

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Post by jrtiger » Mon 23 Apr, 2018 12:20 pm

Honestly not sure who you pick this week. People are picking Fonua to replace Nofo despite the fact that he doesn't play on the right. Tui isn't banging the door down in reggies and is a shadow of the player he was last season. Gamble won't be the utility, and while McIlwrick should be there over Godinet, it's obvious IC sees something in him.

Sue needs to go. The effort showed when Pearce cut us up was pathetic. Watch him slide in an attempt to show he had a crack.

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Post by prattenparkchild » Mon 23 Apr, 2018 1:27 pm

Im still enjoying listening to my team play, whoever is in/out. I just want them to be able to compete and put in an honest effort. This year has been great for that- other years not so much. We dont get the NRL games up here in Indonesia on sports cable channels and video feeds with highlights are often blocked for some reason, so I rely and enjoy things like the live match updates here. Im just offering my 2 cents worth.

Whatever Cleary does I'll go with. He seems to have a good handle on the squad and knows what he is doing with the players.
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Post by Tacky » Mon 23 Apr, 2018 1:28 pm

Tigers mail: Elijah Taylor copped a head knock on the weekend but is expected to be right to play on Sunday. Jacob Liddle is in doubt with a sternum issue, while Chris Lawrence is poised to return after missing last week with a hamstring issue.
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Post by TigerSJ » Mon 23 Apr, 2018 2:06 pm

Just my opinion but... All those calling for Tui and stating his "X Factor" as the reason, have not been watching the same games as me. Similarly those wanting to put Noffa or Gamble to fullback. I am not saying Noffa has been faultless but him on the wing and Thomson at fullback is the best option until Fonua shows that he can step up in certain areas of his game.
Looking to make changes to the back 3 after that game against the Knights is premature. My view was that game was lost for a whole host of other reasons.
What needs to be addressed for the Eels game is what do we do without Liddle as it looks to me like he won't play. My view is MM is a better choice than Godinet in the starting lineup. I'd rest him with Taylor coming into D/H for a short spell so that we can have 4 forwards on the bench.
I was disappointed in Sue's effort in the Knights game - he took a step back in form in my view and I wonder if McQueen would step up if he got a run.

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Post by will1999 » Mon 23 Apr, 2018 2:50 pm

are the team lists announced today

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Post by Seantice » Mon 23 Apr, 2018 3:24 pm

As long as Godinet isnt there I will be happy.

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Post by Sco77y » Mon 23 Apr, 2018 4:14 pm

jrtiger wrote:
Mon 23 Apr, 2018 12:20 pm
Honestly not sure who you pick this week. People are picking Fonua to replace Nofo despite the fact that he doesn't play on the right. Tui isn't banging the door down in reggies and is a shadow of the player he was last season. Gamble won't be the utility, and while McIlwrick should be there over Godinet, it's obvious IC sees something in him.

Sue needs to go. The effort showed when Pearce cut us up was pathetic. Watch him slide in an attempt to show he had a crack.
Yeah regarding Sue, lazy defence. He had periods like that over the last couple of years too.. Not good enough. I was a fan of him but it seems he isn't improving in that area.

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Post by WestsBenTigers » Mon 23 Apr, 2018 4:17 pm

Tacky wrote:
Mon 23 Apr, 2018 1:28 pm
Tigers mail: Elijah Taylor copped a head knock on the weekend but is expected to be right to play on Sunday. Jacob Liddle is in doubt with a sternum issue, while Chris Lawrence is poised to return after missing last week with a hamstring issue.
If that's the case:

1. Thompson
2. Kev
3. Marsters
4. Tui
5. Fonua
6. Benji
7. Brooks
8. Twal
9. Godinet
10. Matulino
11. Lawrence
12. Rochow
13. ET

14. Gamble
15. Aloiai
16. MCK
17. Eisenhuth

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Post by willow » Mon 23 Apr, 2018 4:24 pm

Seantice wrote:
Mon 23 Apr, 2018 3:24 pm
As long as Godinet isnt there I will be happy.
Yeah I know. If Liddle misses out I'd rather play Taylor at 9. Godinet is nothing more than a speed bump.

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