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Post by bp tiger » Tue 20 Sep, 2011 4:36 pm

Forced my self to watch the game again and one thing i noticed was, how many tackles Ellis fell off or missed i have not seen him miss that many tackles in a whole season. This is not a knocking of Ellis as he is a great player but i think he must be carring a bad injury. Did any one else notice this.

Please do not turn this blog into a knock Ellis segment" please", i just mention it as i was surprised at what i seen.


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Post by tiger91 » Tue 20 Sep, 2011 4:40 pm

He had been carrying a groin injury for the latter part of the season, which is why he sat the Eels game in rd24.

Perhaps he was feeling the effects more than normal when playing on Friday night?


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Post by sameulcon » Tue 20 Sep, 2011 4:48 pm

I noticed he hurt either his shoulder or high on his chest early in the 1st half. And he looked considerably slower on Friday night. Obviously struggling with his ongoing groin injury. Is he going to play in the tri nations or is having surgery? Was still one of our best. One of my favourites is Gareth.

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Post by Goose » Tue 20 Sep, 2011 4:55 pm

i noticed that, like you reluctant to be too critical of a player who has been so good to us for so long.

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Post by helmesy » Tue 20 Sep, 2011 4:56 pm

He's been awesome again in 2011 but you are right a few times out there on Friday night he was "off" his usual game.

Will be better for a break!


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Post by Demonborger » Tue 20 Sep, 2011 5:06 pm

Wasn't just the game vs the Warriors, he was falling off tackles in the games against the Gold Coast and the Sharks also. His injuries must've affected him more than he let on.

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Post by barra » Tue 20 Sep, 2011 5:27 pm

NRL stats have him missing 4 tackles for the game (also 4 for the Titans and Sharks games), which has been about average for Gareth this year. So either his defence was not as good this year as it seemed to be last year, or maybe we are just noticing his misses more?

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Post by Balmainboydug » Tue 20 Sep, 2011 5:35 pm

Sternum injury , got knocked again Friday but with Bryce gone we needed him to keep going.

Top player but injuries can affect performance , watch Locky just fall off em this week.

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Post by Furious1 » Tue 20 Sep, 2011 5:43 pm

Balmainboydug wrote:Sternum injury , got knocked again Friday but with Bryce gone we needed him to keep going.

Top player but injuries can affect performance , watch Locky just fall off em this week.
Exactly. Sheens said after the game on ABC Ellis copped a bad knock to sternum in the 1st half.

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Post by Demonborger » Tue 20 Sep, 2011 8:44 pm

That'd make sense, he was doing too much arm grabbing instead of put his body behind the tackle which reconciles with that. While the stats might say he only missed 4 tackles in the Titans and Sharks games he was still imo arm grabbing and giving away plenty of meters - i wonder if Ellis had been nursing that sternum injury for some time and vs the Warriors had the injury flare up again???

Hopefully he'll fully recover over the off season and come out firing next year.

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Post by happy tiger » Tue 20 Sep, 2011 9:04 pm

Did any result in tries ??
I think Lui misses one for the second try and another that lead to a big break which lost us field position

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Post by claws » Tue 20 Sep, 2011 9:42 pm

happy tiger wrote:Did any result in tries ??
I think Lui misses one for the second try and another that lead to a big break which lost us field position
Take it easy Happy, Mateo broke through Heighno(I think) first. You couldn't get any odds for Lui stopping Mateo that close to the try line. In fact, I don't think a big forward, one on one that close to the line would stop him.

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Post by tiger91 » Tue 20 Sep, 2011 10:38 pm

And with the way that Mateo carries the ball, even if he were to be stopped just before the try line, he would be offloading to someone who would be across the line for the try.


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Post by Eddie » Tue 20 Sep, 2011 11:50 pm

He was visibly wincing in the back-play once or twice. Was clearly hampered by injury.

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Post by barra » Wed 21 Sep, 2011 9:20 am

Yeah a sternum injury would certainly affect tackling ability! So would a groin/adductor issue, which could slow lateral movement and also result in using more arm than shoulder in some tackles.

Get well Gareth we want you firing on all cylinders next season!

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Post by bp tiger » Wed 21 Sep, 2011 12:00 pm

Glad people cleared that up, as i said at the start he is a great player and does not deserve any bagging, it was just so unlike him. Get better and have a good rest, a truly great player.

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Post by Centaur » Wed 21 Sep, 2011 12:54 pm

happy tiger wrote:Did any result in tries ??
I think Lui misses one for the second try and another that lead to a big break which lost us field position
Barely the point of this thread.

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Post by innsaneink » Wed 09 Nov, 2011 12:46 pm

Just posting here to be rid of that creepy, schizoish ''make it stop'' thread title.

Ellis....boy we'll miss him when he goes

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