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Post by smeghead » Sun 06 May, 2012 9:52 am

bbobb wrote:I am just wondering if there is anymore to the Humble story. It just seemed rather strange to drop a half-back from the previous two week's performance. In both games we scored over 30 points (so the attack has been working) and while Parramatta stormed back with five tries, I don't seem to remember Humble being partiularly at fault defensively.

Given Humble got nada game time - is there any suggestion of an off field incident (not rumour mongering just trying to understand the decision).

Nothing off field.

The writing was on the wall from last weeks post match.

Whenever Sheens says something about a positional grouping you can guarantee it will be a performing fringe player punted. Last week he said he was going to have words with our playmakers about the capitulation it was always going to be Humble who copped it in the neck.

In the same way that you can expect to hear something about our ruck defence being slow in a few weeks and Bell ends up in the reggies. It is classic Sheens
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Post by saundo55 » Sun 06 May, 2012 9:57 am

If Humble is not going to be half then Miller does
Tithe moves last night were woeful


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Post by happy tiger » Sun 06 May, 2012 9:58 am

Shubert wrote:Lawerance can't pass a long ball,,sorry seen enougth of young Miller to know he is not up to 1st Grade and doubt he ever will be. Young Siro if healthy could have a future??
Don't start the Curtis Sironen at 7 again You can't be a tall half back It is either against natural selection or criminal law

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Post by Defiant » Sun 06 May, 2012 10:59 am

I thought Miller had a good game last up . Was targeted and didnt let us down.

Then his *injured* but turns out in u20's.

I wanted Miller ther round 1 right or wrong.

imo it was Sheens positional changes last night that nearly cost us.

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Post by Blackandwhite » Sun 06 May, 2012 11:16 am

bbobb wrote:I am just wondering if there is anymore to the Humble story. It just seemed rather strange to drop a half-back from the previous two week's performance. In both games we scored over 30 points (so the attack has been working) and while Parramatta stormed back with five tries, I don't seem to remember Humble being partiularly at fault defensively.

Given Humble got nada game time - is there any suggestion of an off field incident (not rumour mongering just trying to understand the decision).

NO

Shubert wrote: Young Siro if healthy could have a future??
Sirro is playing NSW cup next week, Looks like Sheens is looking to give him a run in the top team at some stage this year.


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Post by barrytiger » Sun 06 May, 2012 8:11 pm

Shubert wrote:Lawerance can't pass a long ball,,sorry seen enougth of young Miller to know he is not up to 1st Grade and doubt he ever will be. Young Siro if healthy could have a future??
What about Marc Russel

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Post by alexaki » Sun 06 May, 2012 8:27 pm

How about Marshall at 1 playing a ball playing fullbacks role like hodgo did
Sirro at #6 and Humble #7...could work!

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Post by 1974semifinal » Sun 06 May, 2012 8:30 pm

Sirro is playing NSW cup next week, Looks like Sheens is looking to give him a run in the top team at some stage this year.[/quote]

On Sheens past efforts young Sironen will get one ..1 ! game ..and unless he is spectacular will go straight back. ..I could waffle about this for an hour because of Sheens previous efforts...remember he tries Benji at half a few years ago BUT had to change bacause it just did not work. But he hated having to say he was wrong..and even after they took him out of half Royce Simmons said ..he will always be a half...thats why he cant coach.

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Post by smeghead » Sun 06 May, 2012 8:33 pm

Struggling to see where Sirro will fit into the NSW Cup squad. Bench maybe. The halves are playing well
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Post by Alf Duguid » Sun 06 May, 2012 9:00 pm

He has only come back from injury. Is State Cup a wise move at this stage?

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Post by shano » Sun 06 May, 2012 9:11 pm

We were so lucky to beat Titans.

We desperately need a General to direct the play. Benji is one of the World's best when it comes to running the ball, but he shouldn't be catching and passing one off the ruck or kicking. Even the commentors on radio and fox are saying Tigers are the worst team in the comp for last tackle options. We are so unorganised. I know Benji is trying his best with his kicking game as well, but wouldn't it be great to have a real half back to take that extra responsilibity of directing the first few hit ups, leaving Benji to weave his magic? Benji hardly runs the ball to the line himself or shown his incredible step off both feet. His talent is being completely wasted!!!

Lawrence is not a play maker IMO. He is a fantastic runner of the ball and also solid defensive centre. Might even do extremely well at fullback, but not at number 6 or 7. We desperately need a specialist half back to actively pass, kick and actually run to the line - no one else is doing this!

The subject heading is 100% correct - Our kingdom for a half back.

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Post by badger » Sun 06 May, 2012 9:31 pm

I thought Humble was comming along well at 1/2 and couldnt see anything he has done warrenting being dropped to the bench. If Sheens wanted to try new combinations surely he could have brought in Miller or someone else rather than upseting the entire back line. I get the feeling there may be more to this than we are hearing about, maybe an injury or something of that nature.

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Post by alexaki » Sun 06 May, 2012 10:08 pm

I'd put sirro at lock... Heignington is past it and bell is a handy bench player at best. Either that or bmm at lock!


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Post by bigsiro » Sun 06 May, 2012 10:43 pm

shano wrote:We were so lucky to beat Titans.

We desperately need a General to direct the play. Benji is one of the World's best when it comes to running the ball, but he shouldn't be catching and passing one off the ruck or kicking. Even the commentors on radio and fox are saying Tigers are the worst team in the comp for last tackle options. We are so unorganised. I know Benji is trying his best with his kicking game as well, but wouldn't it be great to have a real half back to take that extra responsilibity of directing the first few hit ups, leaving Benji to weave his magic? Benji hardly runs the ball to the line himself or shown his incredible step off both feet. His talent is being completely wasted!!!

Lawrence is not a play maker IMO. He is a fantastic runner of the ball and also solid defensive centre. Might even do extremely well at fullback, but not at number 6 or 7. We desperately need a specialist half back to actively pass, kick and actually run to the line - no one else is doing this!

The subject heading is 100% correct - Our kingdom for a half back.
Totally Agree. Even an SG or NYC team start with a recognized 7.
Bar Benji or Robbie I'd sell just about everyone to get a class halfback. Once Lote, Heighno and Ellis leave we will have some good coin for a quality half.
If Sheens wants to deflect criticism he could do so by finding a half. We haven't had one since Prince - 5 years ago! WE NEED A HALFBACK IMMEDIATELY!!
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Post by Twodogs » Mon 07 May, 2012 11:46 pm

bigsiro wrote:
shano wrote:We were so lucky to beat Titans.

We desperately need a General to direct the play. Benji is one of the World's best when it comes to running the ball, but he shouldn't be catching and passing one off the ruck or kicking. Even the commentors on radio and fox are saying Tigers are the worst team in the comp for last tackle options. We are so unorganised. I know Benji is trying his best with his kicking game as well, but wouldn't it be great to have a real half back to take that extra responsilibity of directing the first few hit ups, leaving Benji to weave his magic? Benji hardly runs the ball to the line himself or shown his incredible step off both feet. His talent is being completely wasted!!!

Lawrence is not a play maker IMO. He is a fantastic runner of the ball and also solid defensive centre. Might even do extremely well at fullback, but not at number 6 or 7. We desperately need a specialist half back to actively pass, kick and actually run to the line - no one else is doing this!

The subject heading is 100% correct - Our kingdom for a half back.
Totally Agree. Even an SG or NYC team start with a recognized 7.
Bar Benji or Robbie I'd sell just about everyone to get a class halfback. Once Lote, Heighno and Ellis leave we will have some good coin for a quality half.
If Sheens wants to deflect criticism he could do so by finding a half. We haven't had one since Prince - 5 years ago! WE NEED A HALFBACK IMMEDIATELY!!
Oh, but we've bought another FIVE EIGHTH!! Thats okay though, our thoroughbred champion will be a pacer for the other nags! He should be set free to run riot in wide open spaces where mere mortals get to clutch at empty space. Sheens is so far past it it's not funny.


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