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Post by GNR4LIFE » Sat 21 Jul, 2018 8:35 pm

Something is up with young Alex I think. Dropped last week, and left on the bench till the 50 minute mark tonight. Only came on when ET went for a HIA. Idk seems a bit suss.


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Post by Demps » Sat 21 Jul, 2018 8:37 pm

I think they were saving him for that last stint for a reason.

Nothing fishy.. Never know tho.
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Post by formerguest » Sat 21 Jul, 2018 9:40 pm

Whilst he seems to have been going well and I thought so too, looking back, he is often the common denominator of the periods in which WT have lost matches.

The general difference of those appearances, compared with the middle periods when he was paired with Mats, or the last couple of weeks from Suaso is glaring on my recollection.

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Post by Ken Y » Sat 21 Jul, 2018 9:44 pm

GNR4LIFE wrote:
Sat 21 Jul, 2018 8:35 pm
Something is up with young Alex I think. Dropped last week, and left on the bench till the 50 minute mark tonight. Only came on when ET went for a HIA. Idk seems a bit suss.
We ran out of legs last week and nearly lost it in the end. Was just a tactical move to keep him fresh for the back end of the game.

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Post by Geo. » Sat 21 Jul, 2018 9:46 pm

I would say the HIA's had more of an impact on the interchanges tonight...

Chee-Kam going off early resulting in Garner coming on early would have changed the Garner himself replaced by Aloiai..

Wouldn't read much into it..Twal did his job..
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Post by Chicken Faced Killa » Sat 21 Jul, 2018 9:57 pm

Yep interchanges were all over the place tonight. What did we have 4 HIAs? Can’t keep to a plan with that going on.

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Post by supercoach » Sat 21 Jul, 2018 10:03 pm

Anyone has any goss on why he was dropped last week. It could not be form, he has been strong all year

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Post by Kerry Cogger » Sat 21 Jul, 2018 11:11 pm

supercoach wrote:
Sat 21 Jul, 2018 10:03 pm
Anyone has any goss on why he was dropped last week. It could not be form, he has been strong all year
Who knows.He has been good.Hopefully his attitude off the field is mirroring his on field attitude.

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Post by happy tiger » Sat 21 Jul, 2018 11:15 pm

Geo. wrote:
Sat 21 Jul, 2018 9:46 pm
I would say the HIA's had more of an impact on the interchanges tonight...

Chee-Kam going off early resulting in Garner coming on early would have changed the Garner himself replaced by Aloiai..

Wouldn't read much into it..Twal did his job..
Geo could be right

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Post by WT2K » Sat 21 Jul, 2018 11:22 pm

Was a bit confused by him still on the bench but as others have mentioned, the planned interchanges went out the widow with all the guys going for hia's.
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Post by yeti » Sun 22 Jul, 2018 9:47 am

I reckon another few kilos on his frame over the off season will see Alex provide a lot more impact. Good solid player though.

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Post by Love the WestsTigers » Sun 22 Jul, 2018 9:51 am

Lets hope not...
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Post by Pawsandclaws » Sun 22 Jul, 2018 10:23 am

supercoach wrote:
Sat 21 Jul, 2018 10:03 pm
Anyone has any goss on why he was dropped last week. It could not be form, he has been strong all year
No inside goss at all but a suggestion that he has played mostly off the bench and to get full match fitness and also to freshen him up (many forget it is his first full year in the NRL in a very demanding position) he played a full ISP game.

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Post by swag tiger » Sun 22 Jul, 2018 10:39 am

Geo. wrote:
Sat 21 Jul, 2018 9:46 pm
I would say the HIA's had more of an impact on the interchanges tonight...

Chee-Kam going off early resulting in Garner coming on early would have changed the Garner himself replaced by Aloiai..

Wouldn't read much into it..Twal did his job..
Didn't stop Chee-Kam from getting over 100 meters.
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Post by formerguest » Sun 22 Jul, 2018 11:59 am

swag tiger wrote:
Sun 22 Jul, 2018 10:39 am
Geo. wrote:
Sat 21 Jul, 2018 9:46 pm
I would say the HIA's had more of an impact on the interchanges tonight...

Chee-Kam going off early resulting in Garner coming on early would have changed the Garner himself replaced by Aloiai..

Wouldn't read much into it..Twal did his job..
Didn't stop Chee-Kam from getting over 100 meters.
He went well, but the break helped him produce at a high level. It looked like we milked that HIA interchange, with a rather sprightly looking MCK not wanting a bar of it.

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Post by 2041 » Sun 22 Jul, 2018 12:24 pm

Pawsandclaws wrote:
Sun 22 Jul, 2018 10:23 am
supercoach wrote:
Sat 21 Jul, 2018 10:03 pm
Anyone has any goss on why he was dropped last week. It could not be form, he has been strong all year
No inside goss at all but a suggestion that he has played mostly off the bench and to get full match fitness and also to freshen him up (many forget it is his first full year in the NRL in a very demanding position) he played a full ISP game.
Yeah my guess is that he's just tired. Clearly has been pretty open about planning to use the whole squad and with Matulino and Packer both having missed time through injury I imagine Twal has played more than is ideal for a young prop.

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Post by Geo. » Sun 22 Jul, 2018 12:38 pm

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happy tiger wrote:
Sat 21 Jul, 2018 11:15 pm
Geo. wrote:
Sat 21 Jul, 2018 9:46 pm
I would say the HIA's had more of an impact on the interchanges tonight...

Chee-Kam going off early resulting in Garner coming on early would have changed the Garner himself replaced by Aloiai..

Wouldn't read much into it..Twal did his job..
Geo is always right
Fixed your post for accuracy
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Post by Tweed Tiger » Sun 22 Jul, 2018 12:40 pm

2041 wrote:
Sun 22 Jul, 2018 12:24 pm
Pawsandclaws wrote:
Sun 22 Jul, 2018 10:23 am
supercoach wrote:
Sat 21 Jul, 2018 10:03 pm
Anyone has any goss on why he was dropped last week. It could not be form, he has been strong all year
No inside goss at all but a suggestion that he has played mostly off the bench and to get full match fitness and also to freshen him up (many forget it is his first full year in the NRL in a very demanding position) he played a full ISP game.
Yeah my guess is that he's just tired. Clearly has been pretty open about planning to use the whole squad and with Matulino and Packer both having missed time through injury I imagine Twal has played more than is ideal for a young prop.
Cleary said in an interview before the game that multiple players playing in their first full season have been asked to play a lot of football this year and are still getting used to managing themselves for a full season. Some had to play 15 rounds in a row before we got our bye which is a tough ask for a veteran player as you would usually have a bye much earlier in seasons gone.

We have faded out of a few games late in the 2nd half when our interchange was affected by multiple HIA's or injuries. I know when I saw a fresh Twal running out on the field in the 2nd half I was very confident that we would get the win.

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