Skando

LukeH
Member
Member
Posts: 350
Joined: Thu 01 Jul, 2010 3:12 pm

Skando

Post by LukeH » Tue 20 Jul, 2010 8:23 am

While not offering a massive ability to turn the game last night, I thought he was really solid. Didn't miss tackles and made some good hard yards when we needed. Not exceptional, but a good showing for someone who bleeds our colours.


User avatar
hybrid_tiger
Member
Member
Posts: 4564
Joined: Sat 11 Jul, 2009 10:49 am
Location: Latchem Robinson Stand

Post by hybrid_tiger » Tue 20 Jul, 2010 8:25 am

He was dominated in every tackle.

We have better, younger options.

scarcev
Member
Member
Posts: 68
Joined: Mon 10 Aug, 2009 7:13 pm

Post by scarcev » Tue 20 Jul, 2010 8:27 am

hybrid_tiger wrote:He was dominated in every tackle.

We have better, younger options.
I dont agree with your first statement, that is rubbish. I agree with your second one though.

User avatar
hybrid_tiger
Member
Member
Posts: 4564
Joined: Sat 11 Jul, 2009 10:49 am
Location: Latchem Robinson Stand

Post by hybrid_tiger » Tue 20 Jul, 2010 8:30 am

I must have been watching a different game because as soon as he hit the line he dropped everytime from what I saw.

I love him but his time is up and some of you need to take the black and white glasses off.

User avatar
triserratops
Member
Member
Posts: 492
Joined: Fri 12 Feb, 2010 1:01 pm

Post by triserratops » Tue 20 Jul, 2010 8:31 am

I would prefer Moors but im not Mr Sheens. Skando did play well but week in week out I believe his performances will slide.
Match fitness would be an issue. Skando is all heart.....and you've gotta give that to him. Im an old maggie so to see the last strand of Original Black and White always makes me smile. But "I really think that it is time to hang the boots up! Skando is the last of the men to have donned either Wests or Balmain colours before the Merger. Champion!
WESTS TIGERS Premiership bound!
Image
STAND BACK OR SOMEONE WILL
GET HURT! YOU'VE BEEN WARNED!


User avatar
TIGER
Member
Member
Posts: 3471
Joined: Tue 14 Jul, 2009 10:40 am

Post by TIGER » Tue 20 Jul, 2010 8:36 am

He got smashed several times.

User avatar
tigerdre
Member
Member
Posts: 811
Joined: Mon 13 Jul, 2009 9:49 am

Post by tigerdre » Tue 20 Jul, 2010 8:58 am

God bless him & he is a cult hero & all that but he does not deserve to be in 1st grade simple as that
Moors would have made much more of an impact

User avatar
barra
Member
Member
Posts: 2319
Joined: Tue 14 Jul, 2009 12:54 pm
Location: Sth Coast

Post by barra » Tue 20 Jul, 2010 9:23 am

Hopefully there has been method to this coaching madness and the two young fellas (Moors and Fafita) will return with some more rip and bust about them over the next few big games.

If that happens then Skando was used correctly and in the right game.

User avatar
senexx
Member
Member
Posts: 1238
Joined: Sun 12 Jul, 2009 12:39 pm
Contact:

Post by senexx » Tue 20 Jul, 2010 10:32 am

hybrid_tiger wrote:He was dominated in every tackle.

We have better, younger options.
He wasn't there for his go forward.
Courage in my Blood
And Stripes across My Heart
- senex tigris

ctmagpie

Post by ctmagpie » Tue 20 Jul, 2010 11:56 am

have been lurking for years on this forum and its predecessesor. thought i should say something on this. with all due respect John Skandalis lifted that side every minute he was on the field. get used to it he will be there until grand final day

are u guys sure you watched the same game i did?????

User avatar
Staks
Member
Member
Posts: 1000
Joined: Fri 10 Jul, 2009 9:55 pm

Post by Staks » Tue 20 Jul, 2010 1:19 pm

I thought he was poking out the other side of the defence on most of his runs. Did the job the coach asked of him and plugged a hole around the ruck. The erratic nature of Moors and Fifita at times is one reason for the Skandalis selection - Sheens was looking for a no thrills safety option. If Galloway is out this week I think Skandalis will get another run.
Wests Tigers -- YOU'LL NEVER WALK ALONE -- Wests since 1908

Wests - the only team name to feature in every NSWRL/ARL/NRL season since 1908

User avatar
Icon
Member
Member
Posts: 728
Joined: Mon 13 Jul, 2009 10:38 am

Post by Icon » Tue 20 Jul, 2010 2:02 pm

ctmagpie wrote:have been lurking for years on this forum and its predecessesor. thought i should say something on this. with all due respect John Skandalis lifted that side every minute he was on the field. get used to it he will be there until grand final day

are u guys sure you watched the same game i did?????
Geez, take the blinkers off

He did what he was asked to do without standing out in any way. But the point is that we have better options.

User avatar
coop
Member
Member
Posts: 78
Joined: Sun 23 May, 2010 12:00 am

Post by coop » Tue 20 Jul, 2010 2:08 pm

18 tackles, no misses, 9 run at 7.5, in 33 minutes.

Did they score a point while he was on?

I thought the team seemed to settle when he went on.

Which may have been the point in the first place ...

southerntiger
Member
Member
Posts: 4392
Joined: Sun 12 Jul, 2009 6:24 pm
Location: Sydney

Post by southerntiger » Tue 20 Jul, 2010 2:53 pm

For a long time I didnt rate Skando as highly as some on here but I thought he went pretty good last night. To me, he seemed to bend the line more than both Gibbs and Payto. Not a bad effort from the old fella. I could make room for him in my squad. Dump Flanagan and Fitzy off the bench and replace them with Moors and Fifita. So Skando, Dwyer, Fifita, Moors - that is a bench I would take any day.

Snake
Member
Member
Posts: 5104
Joined: Mon 13 Jul, 2009 5:37 pm

Post by Snake » Tue 20 Jul, 2010 2:53 pm

Calm down guys he is being brought up to speed in case a couple of props go down..I would of prefered Moors last night but I can see what is going on good move to have a ready replacement shame the coach does not use this re a 1/2.

User avatar
innsaneink
Member
Member
Posts: 28952
Joined: Fri 10 Jul, 2009 9:49 pm
Location: ...ahead of you....

Post by innsaneink » Tue 20 Jul, 2010 4:00 pm

hybrid_tiger wrote:I must have been watching a different game because as soon as he hit the line he dropped everytime from what I saw.

I love him but his time is up and some of you need to take the black and white glasses off.
No need to turn this into a magpies balmain thing HT..... I thought you were past that.

He didnt let us down, thats what most that WERENT bagging his selection was saying.
As Snake says...he's a bit insurance, and a cool old head among a very very green bench of forwards with NO semis experience

User avatar
Geo.
Member
Member
Posts: 29196
Joined: Fri 10 Jul, 2009 10:55 pm
Location: Perugia Italy..

Post by Geo. » Tue 20 Jul, 2010 4:14 pm

Gibbs, Fulton, Payten, Farah, Heighington and Ellis have all won Premierships.......

Wouldn't say short on Expirience....Opportunity sure....
Ivan's Laws

1. You are either on the Bus or you are off..
2. The Star of the Team is the Team
3. Be the player your teammates want to play with..

ron burgandy
Member
Member
Posts: 1711
Joined: Thu 04 Feb, 2010 4:24 pm

Post by ron burgandy » Tue 20 Jul, 2010 5:14 pm

he wanna be doin more then that last night to warrant his selection...what did he have 4 hit ups? total waste.....

Post Reply