I love Utai

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Re: I love Utai

Post by glebe_tiger » Fri 08 Apr, 2011 10:42 pm

he's been playing out of his skin since coming onboard, it doesnt matter which wingers we had in the squad waiting to comeback, he'd be my first pick.


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Post by Swanny » Fri 08 Apr, 2011 10:51 pm

Agreed

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Post by supercoach » Fri 08 Apr, 2011 10:59 pm

I bagged the signing and thought it was a crazy move, From a defensive move he has been brilliant,his hard yardage has been great off our line similar to TNT but his attacking awareness or should I say positioning is still way off. A few time Benji conjured some magic up down his side and he did not read it. But hey its early days and so far the bargain buy of the season, thanks Folkeys

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Post by Novocastrian Tiger » Fri 08 Apr, 2011 11:03 pm

The POCKET ROCKET was awesome tonight. I would keep him in my team as he always goes hard and makes good metres in attack.
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Post by Geo. » Fri 08 Apr, 2011 11:10 pm

UTAI UTAI UTAI...was sung loud and proud in bay 13 tonight...

fantastic again Matty UTAI
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Post by Moh » Fri 08 Apr, 2011 11:51 pm

I have never eaten more words.

He has been OUTSTANDING. What he does for the team in our own half is just too good. Made some really good decisions in defense too.

Loving it.

Bye bye Beau?

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Post by TbarTiger » Fri 08 Apr, 2011 11:52 pm

Leroy The Tigers Fan wrote:Like most of the forum members I couldn't understand the signing of Matt Utai and like a heap of other members since I have been proven wrong, old Rabbs on the TV commentary got it right when Mitch Brown scored, it was the lead up from Utai with the great chase that set it up.
Said it before, when all the injured players are back it's going to be great competition for a starting spot.
Couldn't agree more!! And I am so glad he has proven me wrong!! Sometimes it is really good to be wrong!! Go Utai!! Lovin his work at the moment!!

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Post by happy tiger » Fri 08 Apr, 2011 11:53 pm

Played well again . If he could get faster play the balls he would be even more effective

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Post by tiger05 » Fri 08 Apr, 2011 11:57 pm

He has been extremely good.

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Post by Cultured Bogan » Sat 09 Apr, 2011 12:09 am

I'm glad I said I'd let him play a couple if games before questioning his signing. His swinging arm back in 06 left me with a poor opinion of him. He is an honest player who toils for his metres and his girth and stature make him incredibly hard to bring down.
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Post by jas83 » Sat 09 Apr, 2011 12:13 am

I love his runs. He has been a good pick up this year. I do still worry that teams will target him more with high kicks and grubber kicks behind him. But has been a pleasure surprise and hope he continues his form

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Post by TIGER » Sat 09 Apr, 2011 12:25 am

Glad someone else picked up on it yes his attack and the bollocking runs that get us on the front foot have been fantastic but it's his defence that is also impressing me, he seems to be reading it well and making good decisions mostly staying out but also being able to hold the attack up long enough for his inside man to get across and shut it down.

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Post by The Phantom » Sat 09 Apr, 2011 7:47 am

mikey wrote:This guy has proven to be a great buy. I was one of the doubting Thomases but WOW he is doing well. His chase on the kick from Marshall was fantastic.
Yes , I,m now a follower. Could end up being BUY of the year.

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Post by Cultured Bogan » Sat 09 Apr, 2011 8:00 am

Not to mention diffused a good high kick, oughta give him a little more confidence when challenging the high ball.
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Post by innsaneink » Sat 09 Apr, 2011 8:09 am

So good to have someone that knows what he's doing out there...no hesitation, no pirhouettes, dohnuts, hopping or skipping
Happy to say there was me and I think Yoss, just about the only two prepared to give him a chance - time to toot my own trumpet
His maturity as a couple have mentioned is also very evident, compared to his Dogs days....I say thats just a natural evolution with his surroundings today - staff/teammates - to his dogs days

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Post by tigergirlz » Sat 09 Apr, 2011 8:17 am

Just finished eating my hat.
That kick/chase effort that led to Brown's try was sensational.
He is really dragging in defenders when he runs, just like Tuiaki did.
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Post by Vicious » Sat 09 Apr, 2011 8:44 am

Buy of the season.

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Post by tigerbenji » Sat 09 Apr, 2011 9:03 am

Great to see utai playing well, holds his form & he stays in first grade, also with daniella out for the season they should move brown in to daniellas position.

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