First Grade Live Game Thread.

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Re: First Grade Live Game Thread.

Post by Fraze23 » Mon 14 Mar, 2011 8:45 pm

Looked like not one of the players wanted to be out there tonight.
Farah and Marshall included.
Not hitting panic stations but not impressed either


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Post by jezz » Mon 14 Mar, 2011 8:46 pm

Whilst the dogs have played well and the tigs have been well below their best, the refs have been quite biased IMHO. Not calling forward passes, not blowing a penalty for ruck infelicities committed by the dogs, what seemed like a bloody big 10mtrs when tigs are defending. Def not our night. Hopefully sheens gets stuck up them during the week.
And here's hoping to god we don't get bloody suttor again

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Post by hybrid_tiger » Mon 14 Mar, 2011 8:46 pm

How can a team be so flat in round one?

We had nothing tonight.

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Post by Golden » Mon 14 Mar, 2011 8:47 pm

it looks like we will be fighting for 8th spot, and finally i tip the tigers in round 1 and they lose, knew they couldn't hand the mentality of the media

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Post by MacDougall » Mon 14 Mar, 2011 8:47 pm

Glad we lost after the way we played because winning that game wouldn't have made them stand up. Last year we bounced back from bad losses well so I expect them to be epicly good for the next few week to be honest.


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Post by shiretiger » Mon 14 Mar, 2011 8:48 pm

We need a goal kicker
Moltzen to 1
How can you beat 2 forward pass tries?
Utai offers nothing

Very ordinary start to the season

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Post by tiger tigers » Mon 14 Mar, 2011 8:49 pm

jezz wrote:Whilst the dogs have played well and the tigs have been well below their best, the refs have been quite biased IMHO. Not calling forward passes, not blowing a penalty for ruck infelicities committed by the dogs, what seemed like a bloody big 10mtrs when tigs are defending. Def not our night. Hopefully sheens gets stuck up them during the week.
And here's hoping to god we don't get bloody suttor again
give it up JEZZ ... we just let a pretty average side beat us easily ......we were jogging the ball up ......

what game do some people watch ??????????

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Post by BeeJay » Mon 14 Mar, 2011 8:49 pm

Dissapointing.. but it's only round 1.. plenty of time to bounce back

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Post by innsaneink » Mon 14 Mar, 2011 8:51 pm

jezz wrote:Whilst the dogs have played well and the tigs have been well below their best, the refs have been quite biased IMHO. Not calling forward passes, not blowing a penalty for ruck infelicities committed by the dogs, what seemed like a bloody big 10mtrs when tigs are defending. Def not our night. Hopefully sheens gets stuck up them during the week.
And here's hoping to god we don't get bloody suttor again
Thats pathetic making BS excuse for professional sportsmen...we were crap pure and simple, dogs wanted it more...we didnt look intersted....same mistakes that weve seen year after year after year happening in Rd 1....some people never learn do you sheens?

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Post by Black Orange White » Mon 14 Mar, 2011 8:52 pm

If we lose to the Warriors, things need to be asked. No one will accept it.

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Post by smeghead » Mon 14 Mar, 2011 8:54 pm

Just overall poor execution and a poor game plan this evening I think.

Risking an underdone Ellis was probably a poor move but retrospect is a wonderful thing in that regard.

Farah had a distinct lack of involvement and I think he has been the big loser in the "give Lui more responsibility" push that Sheens seems to have been on. He really lacked any option at the play the ball and was really one dimensional.

Our lack of real ball runners was a big issue. We looked to be going through the motions of a pre set game plan even when the option wasn't there to take. We were very shallow in the forwards and we seem to have moved from Heighno working back to the ruck to every one of our forwards following this routine and tonight was not the night for it.

The use of the interchange bench was terrible from my POV. Woods proved his worth against the Roosters in a game situation but still we had the same old story of a 3 man prop rotation for 60 odd minutes. Fifita was under utilised and we missed Gibbs in a very big way. Someone to take those ugly hitups and work the ruck in defence.

Goal kicking was interesting but we will see how that plays out.

Finally Moltzen is an absolute waste on the bench. To pull off your fullback in the game that it was and the fact that McKinnon was doing well was not a good move. Let the guy get some time and confidence in State Cup if he isn't a starter. I thought Utai offered more than any back bar Lawrence tonight

All of this said it is round 1 and next week we face a similar side to the Dogs in the Warriors.

Tolman was epic tonight for the Dogs though
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Post by Eye Of Wests Tigers » Mon 14 Mar, 2011 8:55 pm

It's round one.. will everyone just relax a little bit, not like we're already out of the finals?

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Post by jezz » Mon 14 Mar, 2011 8:55 pm

Give it a rest, read my opening line guys, dogs played well, tigers below par. And yes refs didn't help. You lot need to learn how to get over it.

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Post by Cultured Bogan » Mon 14 Mar, 2011 8:57 pm

At least Morris popped his PCL... Justice is served.

Utai was hardly the start of our problems, he saved a try and put hard metres back infield. Our long kicking game was absolutely rotten, every kick just about found Barba's chest.

Benji, lift your head son! It isn't going to go away until its dealt with. Worry about footy until then!

BB, Moltzen is a terrible fullback. Should not have been out there unless Lui failed to fire.

We played terribly and the Dogs were good, and they only took it at the death, poor ball security stopped them from totally belting us. Having said that, we will bounce back.
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Post by tiger tigers » Mon 14 Mar, 2011 8:59 pm

im well and truly over it jezz......im not the one looking for poor excuses .....we played like we didnt want to win ....

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Post by JRD » Mon 14 Mar, 2011 9:02 pm

Balmain Bug wrote:Bloody Sheens;

Plays injured players

Brings Moltzen on with ten minutes to go

Gives Fifita limited game time

YOU ARE WRONG SHEENS
As per usual you blame sheens when we lose good to see you havent woken up over the off season :blah :blah

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Post by thinkbig » Mon 14 Mar, 2011 9:05 pm

tiger tigers wrote:
jezz wrote:Whilst the dogs have played well and the tigs have been well below their best, the refs have been quite biased IMHO. Not calling forward passes, not blowing a penalty for ruck infelicities committed by the dogs, what seemed like a bloody big 10mtrs when tigs are defending. Def not our night. Hopefully sheens gets stuck up them during the week.
And here's hoping to god we don't get bloody suttor again
give it up JEZZ ... we just let a pretty average side beat us easily ......we were jogging the ball up ......

what game do some people watch ??????????
Agree..No excuses we were just really ordinary tonight.. Not one forward went forward.. we were SOFT!!!

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Post by bigdamo » Mon 14 Mar, 2011 9:05 pm

well just crap did not look interested stop the hype crap about winning the comp were no better than souths the refs were not the reason not the reason tonight mr sheens and the players owe us an apology

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