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Post by Geo. » Tue 13 Mar, 2018 6:58 pm

willow wrote:
Tue 13 Mar, 2018 6:55 pm
wt00 wrote:
Tue 13 Mar, 2018 6:49 pm
Big test this week. Think we can match their forwards. Will need to limit their back 3 and as Geo said, smash smith.
When was the last time Cam Smith got hammered? I cannot ever remember seeing him get belted.

There is a 1st time for everything...

Wether it stops him or not...who cares..smash him anyway..
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Post by Mac tiger » Tue 13 Mar, 2018 6:58 pm

Storm have struggled against us in the last few outings. I don't think they like teams that play unconventional - hopefully I van has a few tricks up his sleeve.

Unfortunately we won't win the penalty count this week because Cammy is refereeing.

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Post by WT2K » Tue 13 Mar, 2018 6:59 pm

Geo. wrote:
Tue 13 Mar, 2018 6:58 pm
willow wrote:
Tue 13 Mar, 2018 6:55 pm
wt00 wrote:
Tue 13 Mar, 2018 6:49 pm
Big test this week. Think we can match their forwards. Will need to limit their back 3 and as Geo said, smash smith.
When was the last time Cam Smith got hammered? I cannot ever remember seeing him get belted.

There is a 1st time for everything...

Wether it stops him or not...who cares..smash him anyway..
Yep, this.
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Post by hobbo » Tue 13 Mar, 2018 6:59 pm

willow wrote:
Tue 13 Mar, 2018 6:55 pm
wt00 wrote:
Tue 13 Mar, 2018 6:49 pm
Big test this week. Think we can match their forwards. Will need to limit their back 3 and as Geo said, smash smith.
When was the last time Cam Smith got hammered? I cannot ever remember seeing him get belted.
Players can't touch referees mate :bash
We need mongrel ..
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Post by WT2K » Tue 13 Mar, 2018 7:07 pm

hobbo wrote:
Tue 13 Mar, 2018 6:59 pm
willow wrote:
Tue 13 Mar, 2018 6:55 pm
wt00 wrote:
Tue 13 Mar, 2018 6:49 pm
Big test this week. Think we can match their forwards. Will need to limit their back 3 and as Geo said, smash smith.
When was the last time Cam Smith got hammered? I cannot ever remember seeing him get belted.
Players can't touch referees mate :bash
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Post by WestsBenTigers » Tue 13 Mar, 2018 7:14 pm

willow wrote:
Tue 13 Mar, 2018 6:55 pm
wt00 wrote:
Tue 13 Mar, 2018 6:49 pm
Big test this week. Think we can match their forwards. Will need to limit their back 3 and as Geo said, smash smith.
When was the last time Cam Smith got hammered? I cannot ever remember seeing him get belted.
https://wwos.nine.com.au/2018/02/19/13/ ... rm-s-smith

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Post by Tigerdon » Tue 13 Mar, 2018 9:23 pm

Very average side the Storms are trotting out. Almost embarrassing. If we take out Billy they will have to play a prop at fullback. We've got this.
The bookmakers are practically giving away money. If the Tigers win by 20 it about 60 to 1.
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Post by sheer64 » Tue 13 Mar, 2018 9:32 pm

The only way to beat that side is 100% completion, great kicking and pay the refs!

Comon football gods let us go back to back against the favs!
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Post by Fibros » Tue 13 Mar, 2018 9:45 pm

Think our markers need to be on their game against Storm. Lots of pressure from marker and slow the play down as good as Smith will. Give them no time.

Hound the ref after every little dirty play Smith gets away with. Even hound him before kick off.
We will smash em 50+ get on.

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Post by GNR4LIFE » Tue 13 Mar, 2018 9:48 pm

People focus way too much on Smith’s actions. I’d be surprised if opposing teams even give it a second thought when preparing for the Storm.

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Post by Fibros » Tue 13 Mar, 2018 9:58 pm

Smith is a game winner and has probably won more games then anyone before him. His actions play a big part in that.
We will smash em 50+ get on.

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Post by Geo. » Tue 13 Mar, 2018 10:28 pm

Fibros wrote:
Tue 13 Mar, 2018 9:45 pm
Think our markers need to be on their game against Storm. Lots of pressure from marker and slow the play down as good as Smith will. Give them no time.

Hound the ref after every little dirty play Smith gets away with. Even hound him before kick off.
And Smash him..
Ivan's Laws

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2. The Star of the Team is the Team
3. Be the player your teammates want to play with..

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Post by Cairnstigers » Tue 13 Mar, 2018 10:41 pm

Everyone who gets tackled by Smith should give him an elbow to the back of the head
He got away with it so why can't we
We can use his very case as our defence in we need to front the judiciary

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Post by will1999 » Tue 13 Mar, 2018 10:45 pm

we are $5.75 now thought people would at least give us a chance

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Post by happy tiger » Wed 14 Mar, 2018 12:29 am

jirskyr wrote:
Tue 13 Mar, 2018 5:04 pm
What a horrible side.

In all seriousness though we can't expect them to make many mistakes, so we need to keep our completion rate high like last week in order to compete.
Yes our ISP team would give them a run for their money

Smith , Munster , Croft , 2 x Bromwich's , Kaufusi, Finucane , Chambers , Vunivali' and JAC looked real tired

(Using Jedi Mind Power on Bellyache ) I should rest all the above players v the WT's :pray: :pray: :pray: :pray:

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Post by jirskyr » Wed 14 Mar, 2018 12:51 pm

Interesting thing about the Storm, as others have noted, how they really do not play as well against sides like us, something about our lack of reliance on pure go-forward and the unpredictable nature of our attack.

Storm love and destroy structured / big sides who amble up the middle, don't throw the footy around.

Since 2007 we've played Melbourne 16 times, won only 6 (62.5% win rate for Melbourne) which isn't great, but bearing in mind Melbourne won 67% of their games in that period, better than average.

But the real take-home for me is in that period we have always been quite competitive:
2pt loss, 18 pt win, 12 pt loss, 10 pt win, 2 pt loss, 12 pt win, 8 pt loss, 4 pt win, 20 pt loss, 14 pt loss, 18 pt win, 22 pt loss, 18 pt win, 1 pt loss, 9 pt loss, 8 pt loss.

So 2 losses by 20 points but 8 losses by 14 pts or less. Then, surprisingly, 3/6 wins were by 18 points.

Also since 2001 we've only been more than 12 points behind at half-time twice (29 matches), one was the 64-0 drubbin in 2001 and the other in 2016 when we were down 26-0 but rallied to lose 29-20.

Last interesting fact - we've lead Melbourne at HT on 12 occasions (out of 29) and only lost 3 of those (2 of those in the last 3 matches).

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Post by Clearyweareone » Wed 14 Mar, 2018 1:16 pm

Very good side and class all over.

They will looking at putting Slater over for a try.

I trust Ivan has a plan in mind and ab lib footy is the way to go.

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Post by TigerSJ » Wed 14 Mar, 2018 1:24 pm

Like any team the Storm struggle to defend offloads and broken play - which by nature is unpredictable. They are very structured in D so it is difficult to catch them out unless you absolutely role through their middle and have them back peddling with fast ptb's, and that's a tough assignment for 80 mins.
One thing to watch is the marker defence - JAC and Vunivali will have a go through that area so we need to tighten that up as it has often been a problem for the Tiges.
In the past I have noticed that they can get frustrated in games when they are being suffocated in attack and this leads to mistakes. Hopefully the fact that it's early in the season might help us again here.

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