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Re: Luke Brooks

Post by supercoach » Mon 06 Aug, 2018 7:59 pm

Brooks and Lawrence have been our standout players this year. You can’t compare say Cronk with Brooks because the quality of the rosters that they are involved with.

I think Benji can take some of the kudos, because he seems to step up and back off at appropriate times. AnywayI just can’t see how anyone could bag Brooks on his 2018 form


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Post by 851 » Mon 06 Aug, 2018 8:44 pm

Tiger Steve wrote:
Sun 05 Aug, 2018 10:39 am
Telltails wrote:
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Brooks had a far superior game to Ash Taylor and Ben Hunt this weekend who both play behind arguably far superior packs. While he has still room for improvement the signs are there that give him something decent to play behind and he will deliver.
Taylor and Hunt are myths. Can’t see what all the fuss is about - especially Taylor. Rarely takes the ball to the line
Taylor has the most try assists in the NRL :shock:
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Post by 851 » Mon 06 Aug, 2018 8:46 pm

bigsiro wrote:
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So, you have looked at the ladder, considered each team and halfback and you think Brooks is better only than Reynolds Cleary and Hunt??
Really? Not Cronk? Really? Not Shaun Johnson? Not Cherry Evans? Not even Thurston (on one leg)?
Really?
And you say WE have no idea.

This is precisely the kind of defense a Brooks supporter puts forward.
Reminds me of a South Park song about Josef Shmidt supporters.
It's funny cause it's true, Brooks has been better this year, especially in defence, but to say he is better than all the others, that's a stretch
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Post by Tiger Steve » Mon 06 Aug, 2018 8:54 pm

851 wrote:
Mon 06 Aug, 2018 8:44 pm
Tiger Steve wrote:
Sun 05 Aug, 2018 10:39 am
Telltails wrote:
Sun 05 Aug, 2018 12:13 am
Brooks had a far superior game to Ash Taylor and Ben Hunt this weekend who both play behind arguably far superior packs. While he has still room for improvement the signs are there that give him something decent to play behind and he will deliver.
Taylor and Hunt are myths. Can’t see what all the fuss is about - especially Taylor. Rarely takes the ball to the line
Taylor has the most try assists in the NRL :shock:
I hate stats!
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Post by 851 » Mon 06 Aug, 2018 9:01 pm

Tiger Steve wrote:
Mon 06 Aug, 2018 8:54 pm
851 wrote:
Mon 06 Aug, 2018 8:44 pm
Tiger Steve wrote:
Sun 05 Aug, 2018 10:39 am
Telltails wrote:
Sun 05 Aug, 2018 12:13 am
Brooks had a far superior game to Ash Taylor and Ben Hunt this weekend who both play behind arguably far superior packs. While he has still room for improvement the signs are there that give him something decent to play behind and he will deliver.
Taylor and Hunt are myths. Can’t see what all the fuss is about - especially Taylor. Rarely takes the ball to the line
Taylor has the most try assists in the NRL :shock:
I hate stats!
Me too, but I hear all the Brooks has the most forced line drop outs this year, if you are going to run with that then the try assists stat will trump it everytime, I don't really rate Taylor, but you can't have one with out the other.
I am not saying you said this, but I have seen it a stack of times pumping up Brooks tyres, I like Brooks, but I still maintain we waited far to long, so now we have to keep him as he is showing good signs and we have invested to heavily to not hang on to him
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Post by hobbo » Mon 06 Aug, 2018 9:03 pm

851 wrote:
Mon 06 Aug, 2018 9:01 pm
Tiger Steve wrote:
Mon 06 Aug, 2018 8:54 pm
851 wrote:
Mon 06 Aug, 2018 8:44 pm
Tiger Steve wrote:
Sun 05 Aug, 2018 10:39 am


Taylor and Hunt are myths. Can’t see what all the fuss is about - especially Taylor. Rarely takes the ball to the line
Taylor has the most try assists in the NRL :shock:
I hate stats!
Me too, but I hear all the Brooks has the most forced line drop outs this year, if you are going to run with that then the try assists stat will trump it everytime, I don't really rate Taylor, but you can't have one with out the other.
I am not saying you said this, but I have seen it a stack of times pumping up Brooks tyres, I like Brooks, but I still maintain we waited far to long, so now we have to keep him as he is showing good signs and we have invested to heavily to not hang on to him
Brooks is a slow learner but he’s getting their .....slowly !
We need mongrel ..
No more plodders !

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Post by Tiger Steve » Mon 06 Aug, 2018 9:07 pm

851 wrote:
Mon 06 Aug, 2018 9:01 pm
Tiger Steve wrote:
Mon 06 Aug, 2018 8:54 pm
851 wrote:
Mon 06 Aug, 2018 8:44 pm
Tiger Steve wrote:
Sun 05 Aug, 2018 10:39 am


Taylor and Hunt are myths. Can’t see what all the fuss is about - especially Taylor. Rarely takes the ball to the line
Taylor has the most try assists in the NRL :shock:
I hate stats!
Me too, but I hear all the Brooks has the most forced line drop outs this year, if you are going to run with that then the try assists stat will trump it everytime, I don't really rate Taylor, but you can't have one with out the other.
I am not saying you said this, but I have seen it a stack of times pumping up Brooks tyres, I like Brooks, but I still maintain we waited far to long, so now we have to keep him as he is showing good signs and we have invested to heavily to not hang on to him
Fair point.

I’m a Brooks fan - unashamedly. I think he has made massive gains.

I just watch the games. The stats comment was partly a joke but partly true. I watch Taylor and he never seems to take control of a game. He always seems to just direct traffic.

But the stats say many try assists. I wonder how many come from that chip kick to his winger? - he is pretty accurate there
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Post by Geo. » Mon 06 Aug, 2018 9:11 pm

The repeat set stats are brought up in response to Brooks has a crap short kicking game ..when clearly he doesn't this year but whatever..
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Post by Pawsandclaws » Mon 06 Aug, 2018 9:12 pm

hobbo wrote:
Mon 06 Aug, 2018 9:03 pm
851 wrote:
Mon 06 Aug, 2018 9:01 pm
Tiger Steve wrote:
Mon 06 Aug, 2018 8:54 pm
851 wrote:
Mon 06 Aug, 2018 8:44 pm

Taylor has the most try assists in the NRL :shock:
I hate stats!
Me too, but I hear all the Brooks has the most forced line drop outs this year, if you are going to run with that then the try assists stat will trump it everytime, I don't really rate Taylor, but you can't have one with out the other.
I am not saying you said this, but I have seen it a stack of times pumping up Brooks tyres, I like Brooks, but I still maintain we waited far to long, so now we have to keep him as he is showing good signs and we have invested to heavily to not hang on to him
Brooks is a slow learner but he’s getting their .....slowly !
I see it differently, This is the first coach Brooks has had (in the NRL) who has the ability and knowledge to improve his game.

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Post by hobbo » Mon 06 Aug, 2018 9:14 pm

Geo. wrote:
Mon 06 Aug, 2018 9:11 pm
The repeat set stats are brought up in response to Brooks has a crap short kicking game ..when clearly he doesn't this year but whatever..
Short kicking game was crap against the dogs
We need mongrel ..
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Post by Tiger Steve » Mon 06 Aug, 2018 9:14 pm

So ..... Brooks to Penrith too???
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Post by Geo. » Mon 06 Aug, 2018 9:14 pm

hobbo wrote:
Mon 06 Aug, 2018 9:14 pm
Geo. wrote:
Mon 06 Aug, 2018 9:11 pm
The repeat set stats are brought up in response to Brooks has a crap short kicking game ..when clearly he doesn't this year but whatever..
Short kicking game was crap against the dogs
Oh my... :brick:
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Post by hobbo » Mon 06 Aug, 2018 9:16 pm

Geo. wrote:
Mon 06 Aug, 2018 9:14 pm
hobbo wrote:
Mon 06 Aug, 2018 9:14 pm
Geo. wrote:
Mon 06 Aug, 2018 9:11 pm
The repeat set stats are brought up in response to Brooks has a crap short kicking game ..when clearly he doesn't this year but whatever..
Short kicking game was crap against the dogs
Oh my... :brick:
It was !

Need a helmet ?
We need mongrel ..
No more plodders !

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Post by Geo. » Mon 06 Aug, 2018 9:17 pm

hobbo wrote:
Mon 06 Aug, 2018 9:16 pm
Geo. wrote:
Mon 06 Aug, 2018 9:14 pm
hobbo wrote:
Mon 06 Aug, 2018 9:14 pm
Geo. wrote:
Mon 06 Aug, 2018 9:11 pm
The repeat set stats are brought up in response to Brooks has a crap short kicking game ..when clearly he doesn't this year but whatever..
Short kicking game was crap against the dogs
Oh my... :brick:
It was !

Need a helmet ?
Yes and Yes..
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Post by 851 » Mon 06 Aug, 2018 9:18 pm

hobbo wrote:
Mon 06 Aug, 2018 9:16 pm
Geo. wrote:
Mon 06 Aug, 2018 9:14 pm
hobbo wrote:
Mon 06 Aug, 2018 9:14 pm
Geo. wrote:
Mon 06 Aug, 2018 9:11 pm
The repeat set stats are brought up in response to Brooks has a crap short kicking game ..when clearly he doesn't this year but whatever..
Short kicking game was crap against the dogs
Oh my... :brick:
It was !

Need a helmet ?
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Post by hobbo » Mon 06 Aug, 2018 9:21 pm

851 wrote:
Mon 06 Aug, 2018 9:18 pm
hobbo wrote:
Mon 06 Aug, 2018 9:16 pm
Geo. wrote:
Mon 06 Aug, 2018 9:14 pm
hobbo wrote:
Mon 06 Aug, 2018 9:14 pm


Short kicking game was crap against the dogs
Oh my... :brick:
It was !

Need a helmet ?
Love your work, always there trying to help out someone in need
He keeps bashing his Head against a brick wall...
:lol:

God knows why ?
:roll
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Post by diedpretty » Mon 06 Aug, 2018 9:25 pm

Tiger Steve wrote:
Mon 06 Aug, 2018 9:14 pm
So ..... Brooks to Penrith too???
:roll

I knew once we started spruiking how we would have the future SOO halves something would go wrong.

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Post by notarealtiger » Mon 06 Aug, 2018 10:10 pm

bigsiro wrote:
Mon 06 Aug, 2018 7:30 pm
So, you have looked at the ladder, considered each team and halfback and you think Brooks is better only than Reynolds Cleary and Hunt??
Really? Not Cronk? Really? Not Shaun Johnson? Not Cherry Evans? Not even Thurston (on one leg)?
Really?
And you say WE have no idea.

This is precisely the kind of defense a Brooks supporter puts forward.
Reminds me of a South Park song about Josef Shmidt supporters.
My fault, I really only looked at teams higher than us on the ladder. You're clearly not weighing the relative strength of teams properly.

Cronk has looked only ok in a star studded side. Thurston has had an off year in a forward pack with Jason Taumalolo. Johnson has been good when he's been on field, but Luke and RTS have really carried their side. DCE is just a much better halfback full stop, but I didn't consider him because despite his greatness his side is languishing at the bottom. And they have a better team than us.

How good do you think Brooks would be going behind forwards like Marty Taupau (remember 2014), Jake Turbo, JT13?

I'm not saying he's the answer but he's playing better than at least half the halfbacks in the league in a side with some average forwards. I really don't know who you could realistically replace him with and expect better results from without paying top dollar.

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