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Post by bp tiger » Sat 04 Aug, 2018 11:07 am

going forward, if the tigers want to be a force we need to have cleary at 1/2 and brooks at 5/8 they could be there for the next 5-8 years. throw in mybe at the back and a improving liddle at hooker thats a good spine.


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Post by Nucky Thompson » Sat 04 Aug, 2018 11:09 am

Moh wrote:
Fri 03 Aug, 2018 10:02 pm
Think it helped tonight that Farah didn't overplay his hand.

I'm loving his defence, and it's clearly giving him confidence in his game all 'round.
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Would of rathered he did not pass the ball to the side line on the second tackle.
Only saw this once, but was it not also partly Nofo being too deep?
Pass was not on. 3rd tackle. Bad game management on that play.

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Post by Swordy » Sat 04 Aug, 2018 11:13 am

Ive always been keen to see how he goes this year next to an experienced helper and with a better team, something he has never had and most other halfbacks do.

It caught me by surprise but the moment he kicked the field goal sealed it for me that he has started to think about the game as a whole. Dont know who had the idea, but Benji was off and someone must have come up with it. And he hit it sweetly.

Im giving him the credit for it. He's 23, a long way from an old halfback and a few years away yet from having good experience. Most of the good ones are mid to late 20s before they really go bang. I think he is on track.
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Post by TigerSJ » Sat 04 Aug, 2018 12:08 pm

Brooks was great again last night. Sure he's had a couple of ordinary games but it has been when the rest were awful as well - thus making it difficult to play well as a half. Any follower of the game knows if the forwards aren't going forward and winning the ruck it becomes tough for the halves. I also think that the many changes at 9 and 6 throughout this season, and the last few years, haven't helped him to know and play his role in the team. He has looked better with Benji, and now Farah as well, sharing some of the management so that he is free to have a run and play what he sees.
Can't fault his effort and desire in any game this season.
I hope that we get Nathan and re-sign Brooks.

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Post by joelw2002 » Sat 04 Aug, 2018 12:16 pm

Ok so

6. Brooks
7. Cleary

Reynolds can get a release to the Super League.
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Post by Love the WestsTigers » Sat 04 Aug, 2018 12:19 pm

He injected himself at the right time and created good moments out of it

well done Luke !

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Post by stevied » Sat 04 Aug, 2018 1:13 pm

I've said it before but I am so impressed with his defence. It's Andrew Johns like!

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Post by GNR4LIFE » Sat 04 Aug, 2018 1:17 pm

stevied wrote:
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I've said it before but I am so impressed with his defence. It's Andrew Johns like!
I was thinking the exact same thing. I can’t think of a better defensive halfback in the game atm.

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Post by TIGER » Sat 04 Aug, 2018 2:11 pm

I agree that his defense has improved but.

He's second in missed tackles in the NRL.

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Post by Masterton » Sat 04 Aug, 2018 2:37 pm

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It seems the biggest question mark over Brooks at the moment is his consistency.
Well below is the Top 5 in the Dally M's for this year, going into Round 21.

Ponga 21
Maloney 20
RTS 20
Smith 20
Brooks 19

So he's not going too bad.
He's probably jumped to the lead right now.
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Post by Cultured Bogan » Sat 04 Aug, 2018 2:44 pm

Funny how when the forwards aim up he tends to be more effective.

Showed game management tonight as well.
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Post by jirskyr » Sat 04 Aug, 2018 2:49 pm

Nucky Thompson wrote:
Sat 04 Aug, 2018 11:09 am
Moh wrote:
Fri 03 Aug, 2018 10:02 pm
Think it helped tonight that Farah didn't overplay his hand.

I'm loving his defence, and it's clearly giving him confidence in his game all 'round.
Nucky Thompson wrote:
Fri 03 Aug, 2018 9:35 pm
Would of rathered he did not pass the ball to the side line on the second tackle.
Only saw this once, but was it not also partly Nofo being too deep?
Pass was not on. 3rd tackle. Bad game management on that play.
I also felt Farah held the ball too long a few times. That's his old overplaying style at times - does a good job of drawing the markers, but sometimes gives Brooks late ball.

One time Brooks gave Farah a filthy for a late pass that killed the play.

Between Farah and Benji there were a few shockers that gave the Knights a lift - Benji's intercept and 3rd tackle grubber, Farah pass past Nofo and dropsy on their line.

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Post by Nucky Thompson » Sat 04 Aug, 2018 3:19 pm

jirskyr wrote:
Sat 04 Aug, 2018 2:49 pm
Nucky Thompson wrote:
Sat 04 Aug, 2018 11:09 am
Moh wrote:
Fri 03 Aug, 2018 10:02 pm
Think it helped tonight that Farah didn't overplay his hand.

I'm loving his defence, and it's clearly giving him confidence in his game all 'round.
Nucky Thompson wrote:
Fri 03 Aug, 2018 9:35 pm
Would of rathered he did not pass the ball to the side line on the second tackle.
Only saw this once, but was it not also partly Nofo being too deep?
Pass was not on. 3rd tackle. Bad game management on that play.
I also felt Farah held the ball too long a few times. That's his old overplaying style at times - does a good job of drawing the markers, but sometimes gives Brooks late ball.

One time Brooks gave Farah a filthy for a late pass that killed the play.

Between Farah and Benji there were a few shockers that gave the Knights a lift - Benji's intercept and 3rd tackle grubber, Farah pass past Nofo and dropsy on their line.
Yep and mbye dropped off second half and struggled to get involved.

The dropped bomb and guerra tackle were bad. Benj and rob are the only ones that seem to be able to get him involved with the inside pass. He is not effective in the back line at the moment.

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Post by Nucky Thompson » Sat 04 Aug, 2018 3:20 pm

Cultured Bogan wrote:
Sat 04 Aug, 2018 2:44 pm
Funny how when the forwards aim up he tends to be more effective.

Showed game management tonight as well.

Forward stats were not too pretty.

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Post by TIGER » Sat 04 Aug, 2018 3:59 pm

Nucky Thompson wrote:
Sat 04 Aug, 2018 3:20 pm
Cultured Bogan wrote:
Sat 04 Aug, 2018 2:44 pm
Funny how when the forwards aim up he tends to be more effective.

Showed game management tonight as well.

Forward stats were not too pretty.
Can you post the forwards stats.
Interested in how well Packerlino went.

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Post by Love the WestsTigers » Sat 04 Aug, 2018 4:17 pm

Heres the game stats
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Post by Nucky Thompson » Sat 04 Aug, 2018 4:21 pm

TIGER wrote:
Sat 04 Aug, 2018 3:59 pm
Nucky Thompson wrote:
Sat 04 Aug, 2018 3:20 pm
Cultured Bogan wrote:
Sat 04 Aug, 2018 2:44 pm
Funny how when the forwards aim up he tends to be more effective.

Showed game management tonight as well.

Forward stats were not too pretty.
Can you post the forwards stats.
Interested in how well Packerlino went.
https://www.foxsports.com.au/nrl/nrl-pr ... 2102/stats

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Post by colmcd » Sat 04 Aug, 2018 5:07 pm

jirskyr wrote:
Sat 04 Aug, 2018 2:49 pm
Nucky Thompson wrote:
Sat 04 Aug, 2018 11:09 am
Moh wrote:
Fri 03 Aug, 2018 10:02 pm
Think it helped tonight that Farah didn't overplay his hand.

I'm loving his defence, and it's clearly giving him confidence in his game all 'round.
Nucky Thompson wrote:
Fri 03 Aug, 2018 9:35 pm
Would of rathered he did not pass the ball to the side line on the second tackle.
Only saw this once, but was it not also partly Nofo being too deep?
Pass was not on. 3rd tackle. Bad game management on that play.
I also felt Farah held the ball too long a few times. That's his old overplaying style at times - does a good job of drawing the markers, but sometimes gives Brooks late ball.

One time Brooks gave Farah a filthy for a late pass that killed the play.

Between Farah and Benji there were a few shockers that gave the Knights a lift - Benji's intercept and 3rd tackle grubber, Farah pass past Nofo and dropsy on their line.
I hope Benji and Farah stay next year. As depth Benji is great. Farah is a fantastic Hooker and in my view he gives us our best chance at beating Melbourne.

That being said, Cleary you need to get these boys playing right! Benji when under Bennett played well because he was focused and playing his position well was awesome. However he just plays far too reckless at the moment to be useful. Farah likewise hogs the ball and overplays his hand way too much. Damn it we know the problem, coach the guys better!

If they can't change, then I hope they agree to finish it together this year. I do love both of them, they made the tigers a fantastic team to watch. But if they keep playing for us in everything except reserve depth then we need them playing right.

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