Today i realised how important McKinnon is

Post Reply
towntiger
Member
Member
Posts: 232
Joined: Sat 07 Nov, 2009 9:04 am

Today i realised how important McKinnon is

Post by towntiger » Sun 25 Jul, 2010 7:26 pm

I don't think it is any coincedence that with the arrival of Wade McKinnon we were winning games, albeit close ones.

McKinnon's support play is 1st class, in fact world class. Today we had no support play at all. There were a couple of times when we had punched the line and the guy had a look only for no support play.

This will be even more important when Gareth Ellis is back. Wade and Gareth compliment each other perfectly and are both sorely missed. This is why i actually would be happy to put McKinnon down in the key signing category that Sheens has promised (some may disagree).

Today also showed that Brown has something to offer in that he can defend, has pace and has ability. He must replace Fitzhenry.

I hope next week it looks like:

1. McKinnon
2. Tuqiri
3. Ayshford
4. Lawrence (give him more ball!!!!!!!)
5. Brown
6. Marshall
7. Lui
8. Gibbs
9. Farah
10. Galloway
11. Ellis
12. Fulton
13. Heighington

14. Moors
15. Fifita
16. Dwyer
17. Payten


User avatar
tiger05
Member
Member
Posts: 1649
Joined: Sun 12 Jul, 2009 9:02 pm

Post by tiger05 » Sun 25 Jul, 2010 7:38 pm

Towntiger - I think you are overrating McKinnon a little bit but you have a good point.

That team is the team that should be choosen on a regular basis.

towntiger
Member
Member
Posts: 232
Joined: Sat 07 Nov, 2009 9:04 am

Post by towntiger » Sun 25 Jul, 2010 7:41 pm

tiger05 wrote:Towntiger - I think you are overrating McKinnon a little bit but you have a good point.

That team is the team that should be choosen on a regular basis.
I'm not saying his whole game is 1st/world class but his support play definately is.

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

Post by hybrid_tiger » Sun 25 Jul, 2010 7:43 pm

There was one stage in the second half when Lui ran at the line and there was NOBODY within 10 metres of him.

I agree with this thread, McKinnon is vital.

User avatar
851
Member
Member
Posts: 6003
Joined: Sun 12 Jul, 2009 6:38 pm

Post by 851 » Sun 25 Jul, 2010 7:45 pm

Fitzy was ordinary again,Brown showed some heart,his cover tackle a perfect example,Skando offers not much,they both need to to go west,Ellis,Ryan,Mckinnon and Moors are way better,but sheens knows best. :x
Go hard or go home


User avatar
tigergirlz
Member
Member
Posts: 2627
Joined: Sat 11 Jul, 2009 10:09 pm

Post by tigergirlz » Sun 25 Jul, 2010 10:17 pm

Ellis is THE BIG loss ATM, but my heart sank when McKinnon was ruled out. He is so strong and reliable out the back, and looks for opportunities in attack.

Torbizlo
Member
Member
Posts: 348
Joined: Mon 20 Jul, 2009 12:40 am

Post by Torbizlo » Sun 25 Jul, 2010 11:14 pm

he is a great supporting full-back. if only he has a bit more pace.
also, that line-up you have is great and the bench is brilliant. with a bench like that we probably would have had a better chance vs manly.
fitzy MUST go. skano tries hard but he is past his best. we are playing with effectively 15 players with these 2 in the team.

User avatar
Balmain Tiger
Member
Member
Posts: 1299
Joined: Tue 08 Sep, 2009 7:41 pm
Location: Inner West

Post by Balmain Tiger » Sun 25 Jul, 2010 11:24 pm

great supporting fullback and positions himself well.
Image

User avatar
Cultured Bogan
Member
Member
Posts: 17506
Joined: Tue 15 Sep, 2009 11:20 pm
Location: Blue Mountains

Post by Cultured Bogan » Sun 25 Jul, 2010 11:45 pm

We were missing the extra dimension in our attack. McKinnon is the type to trouble the defense by sniffing around the playmakers.
Just because it's soap doesn't mean it's clean.

Cuando llegue el día, y estoy parado a las puertas del cielo, será Dios pidiendo mi perdón...

angeman
Member
Member
Posts: 477
Joined: Mon 13 Jul, 2009 7:14 am

Post by angeman » Mon 26 Jul, 2010 8:13 am

i think mckinnon also adds value when we are defending. when you are at the game you can see him screaming to our defensive line and telling people where to be and what to look for. he goes a long way to organising our defense and it is no coincidence we leaked a helluva lot more without him there...

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

Post by scarcev » Mon 26 Jul, 2010 11:13 am

I dont know that McKinnon is that good (although I do rate him) I just think our fullback alternatives in Fitzy and Brown are that far away from NRL standard (especially in attack) its not funny.

User avatar
Juro
Member
Member
Posts: 2659
Joined: Mon 13 Jul, 2009 9:15 am

Post by Juro » Mon 26 Jul, 2010 11:41 am

McKinnon would have definitely helped us yesterday, in both attack and defence.
I've been a member since 2012. We last played finals football in 2011. Just saying...

fergiefurr
Member
Member
Posts: 2863
Joined: Tue 14 Jul, 2009 1:18 pm

Post by fergiefurr » Mon 26 Jul, 2010 11:52 am

it wasnt just that mckinnon was rules out, it was who replaced him....

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

Post by triserratops » Mon 26 Jul, 2010 11:55 am

fergiefurr wrote:it wasnt just that mckinnon was rules out, it was who replaced him....
That line deserves a standing ovation!!!!!!!! :wahoo: :wahoo: :wahoo: :wahoo: :wahoo: :wahoo: :wahoo: :wahoo: :wahoo: :wahoo: :wahoo: :wahoo: :wahoo: :wahoo: :wahoo: :wahoo: :wahoo: :wahoo: :wahoo: :wahoo:
Image
STAND BACK OR SOMEONE WILL
GET HURT! YOU'VE BEEN WARNED!

User avatar
Mad Tiger
Member
Member
Posts: 219
Joined: Mon 13 Jul, 2009 7:50 am

Post by Mad Tiger » Mon 26 Jul, 2010 12:59 pm

I had to have a laugh at 2gb's commentary and a comment from Blocker about Mckinnon and Fitzy...

Was in reference to his kick returns and how McKinnon always comes back hard and takes on the defence, and the Blocker said yeah and this other guy (Reference to Fitzy) just curls up in a little ball...

So looks like even he can see he's got nothing...

User avatar
851
Member
Member
Posts: 6003
Joined: Sun 12 Jul, 2009 6:38 pm

Post by 851 » Mon 26 Jul, 2010 1:13 pm

Mad Tiger wrote:I had to have a laugh at 2gb's commentary and a comment from Blocker about Mckinnon and Fitzy...

Was in reference to his kick returns and how McKinnon always comes back hard and takes on the defence, and the Blocker said yeah and this other guy (Reference to Fitzy) just curls up in a little ball...

So looks like even he can see he's got nothing...
Nearly everyone,except Sheens and some FWO idiots already know this.
Go hard or go home

nyx

Post by nyx » Mon 26 Jul, 2010 2:43 pm

What was wrong with McKinnon?

I missed the start of the game

Post Reply