Benji digs deep

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Post by GNR4LIFE » Sun 11 Mar, 2018 8:26 am

What can you say? The man that left here, was not the man who returned. His ego was getting out of control when he left. Being benched by Potter hit the ego hard and was one of the catalysts for him asking for a release. A lot has happened though since. He’s married, has a son, so his priorities have changed. He was pretty average at the Dragons and was offered a pretty modest contract by the Broncos. Went there and played Qld cup most of the year. I think his time away humbled him and made him realise he still loved the club. I’m sure he’ll make me pull my hair out at times this year, but he epitomises what a great clubman should be. Something the fleas who left last year will never know anything about.


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Post by happy tiger » Sun 11 Mar, 2018 8:39 am

Fade To Black wrote:
Sat 10 Mar, 2018 8:01 pm
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Got to hand it to him, I was sure he was too stupid to learn the game... turns out Sheens was too incompetent to teach it to him.

Played like a stud. Still want to put one on his chin for that union jersey fiasco, but he showed all kinds of composure today that I didnt think he had in him. Have to tip my hat to the bloke.

80 mins of cerebral football from one Benji Marshal.... would have laughed in your face if you had ever said that to me before today... Satan is strapping on the ice skates as we speak.
Too stupid to learn the game? Won the award for best player in the world 2010-ish. He knows the game more than enough.
He knew the game but just didn't know when or what decision was best in certain situations , wish he had the same game smarts in 2011 during that semi v NZ

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Post by hobbo » Sun 11 Mar, 2018 8:41 am

happy tiger wrote:
Sun 11 Mar, 2018 8:39 am
Fade To Black wrote:
Sat 10 Mar, 2018 8:01 pm
Black'n'White wrote:
Sat 10 Mar, 2018 7:53 pm
Got to hand it to him, I was sure he was too stupid to learn the game... turns out Sheens was too incompetent to teach it to him.

Played like a stud. Still want to put one on his chin for that union jersey fiasco, but he showed all kinds of composure today that I didnt think he had in him. Have to tip my hat to the bloke.

80 mins of cerebral football from one Benji Marshal.... would have laughed in your face if you had ever said that to me before today... Satan is strapping on the ice skates as we speak.
Too stupid to learn the game? Won the award for best player in the world 2010-ish. He knows the game more than enough.
He knew the game but just didn't know when or what decision was best in certain situations , wish he had the same game smarts in 2011 during that semi v NZ
MOLTZEN stuffed that year up .
We need mongrel ..
No more plodders !

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Post by TIGER » Sun 11 Mar, 2018 10:00 am

I mentioned on the run in the live game thread that it looks like Benji's team at the moment not Brook's, and it does.

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Post by cktiger » Sun 11 Mar, 2018 10:20 am

TIGER wrote:
Sun 11 Mar, 2018 10:00 am
I mentioned on the run in the live game thread that it looks like Benji's team at the moment not Brook's, and it does.
I mentioned something similar. Benji was in control from the minute they ran on the park. Brooks can talk about himself owning the team but I don’t think he’s got it in him.


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Post by Earl » Sun 11 Mar, 2018 10:36 am

cktiger wrote:
Sun 11 Mar, 2018 10:20 am
TIGER wrote:
Sun 11 Mar, 2018 10:00 am
I mentioned on the run in the live game thread that it looks like Benji's team at the moment not Brook's, and it does.
I mentioned something similar. Benji was in control from the minute they ran on the park. Brooks can talk about himself owning the team but I don’t think he’s got it in him.
Brooks may learn how to control the team but Benji clearly is much better at this point in his career. Benji should be the organising half and Brooks the one coming up with a play every so often.

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Post by Eddie » Sun 11 Mar, 2018 12:43 pm

Was so happy for Benji the way he played yesterday.

I thought when he came here if he got a shot to start he might not look back.

Yesterday is obviously too early to judge either way as I think emotion would have played a role in his performance.

However when Reynolds is back i know who I know which halves pairing I would be leaning towards.

Bento was the dominant ball player yesterday. He controlled the tempo of the game.

yes he is not the player he is was, but he sure as hell is still a good enough half in the NRL and the signing has already proved a masterstroke as without him yesterday we wont take home 2 points.

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Post by GNR4LIFE » Sun 11 Mar, 2018 12:48 pm

The way he slowed the game down when Brooks was in the bin showed brains he did not have under Sheens. If only he could have had those brains in the Warriors final. The year under Bennett did him wonders.

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Post by Magpie69 » Sun 11 Mar, 2018 12:50 pm

Full marks to Benji, no trial games, but still stood up when it counted. He does have a few Benji moments, but he can also do things that NO-ONE else can do

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Post by criwdfluffer » Sun 11 Mar, 2018 1:28 pm

So I guess the question is....when Grubb is fit who goes.

I reckon if IC sticks to his best players get in code its Grubb and Bunji.

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Post by Earl » Sun 11 Mar, 2018 1:41 pm

criwdfluffer wrote:
Sun 11 Mar, 2018 1:28 pm
So I guess the question is....when Grubb is fit who goes.

I reckon if IC sticks to his best players get in code its Grubb and Bunji.
From what we've seen so far the best players are Benji and Brooks with Gamble third in line. Reynolds as our marquee signing is down the list.

I'm now more worried about Cleary picking the best options there rather than not having enough class in those positions.

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Post by Chevy » Sun 11 Mar, 2018 2:13 pm

I think JR may spend time at dummy half to accommodate benji and Brooks,that then drops one of the specialist hookers out of the starting 17 rather than having both.

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Post by innsaneink » Sun 11 Mar, 2018 2:25 pm

GNR4LIFE wrote:
Sun 11 Mar, 2018 12:48 pm
The way he slowed the game down when Brooks was in the bin showed brains he did not have under Sheens. If only he could have had those brains in the Warriors final. The year under Bennett did him wonders.
Yeah good point.
I was stuck getting food when brooks was binned...had forgotten we were down to 12 when benj was finding touch and slowing it

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