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Re: Utai

Post by Flippedy » Fri 09 Mar, 2012 11:14 pm

Utai is a strong and enthusiastic player, who is hard to tackle and makes good metres - he would make an ideal impact player off the bench. However, he has hands like feet, is extremely vulnerable under the high ball and has a distinct lack of speed - he should never be selected to play on the wing.

I would never wish a player any ill fortune, but perhaps his injury is a blessing in disguise for the team, as it will now force Sheens to select a real winger to take Utai's place for the next month or so - because, as we all know, it would never have happened otherwise.
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Post by shane2801 » Fri 09 Mar, 2012 11:19 pm

Select Lote. He never drops the ball
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Post by hybrid_tiger » Fri 09 Mar, 2012 11:22 pm

shane2801 wrote:Select Lote. He never drops the ball
He only dropped it when he was plagued by injury last year. I don't recall him dropping it in 2010. Or does your memory not stretch back that far?


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Post by shane2801 » Fri 09 Mar, 2012 11:45 pm

Did he play in 2010?
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Post by willow » Fri 09 Mar, 2012 11:47 pm

shane2801 wrote:Did he play in 2010?
Quit the trolling.


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Post by hybrid_tiger » Fri 09 Mar, 2012 11:54 pm

shane2801 wrote:Did he play in 2010?
Scored 18 tries if I recall correctly. But that won't tie in with your ridiculous agenda.


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Post by 851 » Fri 09 Mar, 2012 11:57 pm

Flippedy wrote:Utai is a strong and enthusiastic player, who is hard to tackle and makes good metres - he would make an ideal impact player off the bench. However, he has hands like feet, is extremely vulnerable under the high ball and has a distinct lack of speed - he should never be selected to play on the wing.

I would never wish a player any ill fortune, but perhaps his injury is a blessing in disguise for the team, as it will now force Sheens to select a real winger to take Utai's place for the next month or so - because, as we all know, it would never have happened otherwise.
Could not agree more,watching Utai reminded me of watching Fitzy at his worst,if he is not injured then he has to go any way.
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Post by AmericanHistoryX » Sat 10 Mar, 2012 12:07 am

MacDougall wrote:I loved it when he turned to retrieve the wayward Farah pass and fell off and flailed madly at the ball but his midget arms couldn't reach it. Sums him up really for me. Sure he is insanely strong but damn he has some drawbacks.
in all respect macdougal, that pass from our leader was a shocker.
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Post by MacDougall » Sat 10 Mar, 2012 12:17 am

Lol I don't disagree but literally anybody would have picked that ball up except Utai.

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Post by AmericanHistoryX » Sat 10 Mar, 2012 12:20 am

i hear ya
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Post by NEDKELLY » Sat 10 Mar, 2012 10:00 am

I don't think anyone can deny Matt Utai is tough and enthusiastic but unfortunately I agree with most that the has three major problems as a winger and they are poor reads in defence, lack of pace and lack of crossing the try-line.

If I was a selector he would only ever (if selected at all) be a bench/impact player used in the last 10 minutes of each half. Definitely time to start looking for a genuine 1st Grade Winger and I believe Utai's latest injury could actually be a catalyst to introduce some new talent?

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Post by bonstonker » Sat 10 Mar, 2012 12:03 pm

since last year i've felt he should be our no.14.

short stints of him off the leash bashing the opposition.

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Post by innsaneink » Sat 10 Mar, 2012 12:13 pm

MacDougall wrote:
innsaneink wrote:
MacDougall wrote:I loved it when he turned to retrieve the wayward Farah pass and fell off and flailed madly at the ball but his midget arms couldn't reach it. Sums him up really for me. Sure he is insanely strong but damn he has some drawbacks.
Typical of this forum a lot of the time....what you missed but found amusing was he was in the act of trying to rectify a schoolboy error one of our key playmakers, a shocking pass from Farah

But yes, he has a lot of errors in him himself.
I clearly didn't miss it. I actually mentioned it. It was a brutally shocking pass from Farah but Utai had no right not to pick that ball up. All that play needed was the Benny Hill theme.
M<y point is youre laughing at a player trying to clean up another players mess and ignoring the initial stuff up...which isnt easy with an oval shaped ball
Lol I don't disagree but literally anybody would have picked that ball up except Utai.
Yeh, anyone could clean up that mess....anyone could throw a decent dummy half pass too

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Post by 1/4 chicken,chips » Sat 10 Mar, 2012 12:16 pm

Well said ink.

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