Fonua requires surgery

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Re: Fonua requires surgery

Post by Balmainian » Mon 18 Jun, 2018 1:48 pm

Maybe time to blood some young blokes....If possible.

My depleted team for the Titans clash would have to look something like this.
Mbye
Thompson
Marsters
Lawrence
Naqaima
Reynolds
Brooks
Mataluino
Liddle
Eisenhuth
Rochow
Taylor
Aloiai

Marshall
Twal
Packer
Cheekam

Please don't shoot me down its just an early assessment of availability and realistic outcomes.
I think packer could use break he seems to become less effective every week, I'm not bagging Russel i just think he could come on and give that injection of agression we sometimes lose throughout a half.

Also i think Marshall should be on the bench and just be ready to come in to any role that's not firing for us, i feel Marshall plays his best when he's not playing 80.
Anyway cant get much worse than the last month of footy so lets hope the tide turns somewhat and the boys can start to give us something to cheer about.


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Post by tonza » Mon 18 Jun, 2018 2:18 pm

Balmainian wrote:
Mon 18 Jun, 2018 1:48 pm
Maybe time to blood some young blokes....If possible.

My depleted team for the Titans clash would have to look something like this.
Mbye
Thompson
Marsters
Lawrence
Naqaima
Reynolds
Brooks
Mataluino
Liddle
Eisenhuth
Rochow
Taylor
Aloiai

Marshall
Twal
Packer
Cheekam

Please don't shoot me down its just an early assessment of availability and realistic outcomes.
I think packer could use break he seems to become less effective every week, I'm not bagging Russel i just think he could come on and give that injection of agression we sometimes lose throughout a half.

Also i think Marshall should be on the bench and just be ready to come in to any role that's not firing for us, i feel Marshall plays his best when he's not playing 80.
Anyway cant get much worse than the last month of footy so lets hope the tide turns somewhat and the boys can start to give us something to cheer about.
Lawrence far too slow for centre and would be a waste not having him in the second row where he is playing his best football in years.

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Post by jirskyr » Mon 18 Jun, 2018 2:50 pm

hugh1954 wrote:
Mon 18 Jun, 2018 12:28 pm
Would love someone who can score tries like Anthony Don.
Funny thing about Anthony Don, he looks uncoordinated but can play alright, and as you say, find the line.

We have blokes who look ok but are actually uncoordinated.

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Post by avocadoontoast » Mon 18 Jun, 2018 2:53 pm

jirskyr wrote:
Mon 18 Jun, 2018 11:29 am
Can I please give a special mention to MWZ yesterday, for perhaps the most uncoordinated special-needs handicapped play I've seen from a Tiger all season.

Brooks with a horrendous bomb, granted, but MWZ turns his back, fumbles the ball backwards, STEPS ON IT, rolls his ankle, the Raiders pick it up, he dives to effect a tackle (missed by the way) and takes out Fonua, breaking his arm.

Very very special ability that, to both stuff up and put a line through one of our better attacking players, all in one effort. I called it straight away, Fonua broken arm, soon as he got up holding it. Thanks Malakai you class A Tardo.
I'm struggling to think of a winger worse than MWZ currently playing in the NRL.

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Post by innsaneink » Mon 18 Jun, 2018 2:54 pm

Hahaha yeah Ond is quite unco yet very capable

Bad luck Mahe been good watching him play...


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Post by Demps » Mon 18 Jun, 2018 2:55 pm

Fonua isn't as well rounded as a player as you'd like I reckon.

MWZ is OK but rusty as.
Need more height in the back line imo.
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Post by Balmain Boy » Mon 18 Jun, 2018 3:12 pm

This should actually help us change our game plan and get more forwards involved in our sets instead of being so reliant on our backs

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Post by Harvey » Mon 18 Jun, 2018 3:15 pm

Balmain Boy wrote:
Mon 18 Jun, 2018 3:12 pm
This should actually help us change our game plan and get more forwards involved in our sets instead of being so reliant on our backs
That should have happened when we had Tui, Thompson & Kev as our back 3, but the forward did not step up. They generally can't take the early hit-ups, they are still walking back onside with their hands on hips up to about tackle 4.

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Post by hobbo » Mon 18 Jun, 2018 3:38 pm

jirskyr wrote:
Mon 18 Jun, 2018 2:50 pm
hugh1954 wrote:
Mon 18 Jun, 2018 12:28 pm
Would love someone who can score tries like Anthony Don.
Funny thing about Anthony Don, he looks uncoordinated but can play alright, and as you say, find the line.

We have blokes who look ok but are actually uncoordinated.
Haha ..so true !
We need mongrel ..
No more plodders !

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Post by TIGER » Mon 18 Jun, 2018 3:43 pm

Put Gamble in his spot, he's a runner anyway so just give him early ball and let him run or setup his winger, something Fonua can't do.

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Post by tonza » Mon 18 Jun, 2018 4:07 pm

TIGER wrote:
Mon 18 Jun, 2018 3:43 pm
Put Gamble in his spot, he's a runner anyway so just give him early ball and let him run or setup his winger, something Fonua can't do.
Worth a thought.

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Post by Harvey » Mon 18 Jun, 2018 4:09 pm

TIGER wrote:
Mon 18 Jun, 2018 3:43 pm
Put Gamble in his spot, he's a runner anyway so just give him early ball and let him run or setup his winger, something Fonua can't do.
Might work, particularly if this was NFL where you could replace him whenever we need to defend.

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Post by Madge » Mon 18 Jun, 2018 4:13 pm

TIGER wrote:
Mon 18 Jun, 2018 3:43 pm
Put Gamble in his spot, he's a runner anyway so just give him early ball and let him run or setup his winger, something Fonua can't do.
Played the rest of the game at centre when Fonua went down

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Post by TIGERPOWER » Mon 18 Jun, 2018 9:28 pm

Love the poster on here who thinks the tigers haven’t had injuries this year. We just can’t get a break can we.

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Post by GNR4LIFE » Mon 18 Jun, 2018 9:30 pm

Poor guy. Could be anything if he knocks the dumb mistakes out of his game.

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Post by happy tiger » Mon 18 Jun, 2018 9:34 pm

Yeah hope the surgery is a success

He is going to be missed

Suppose that's makes Naiqama the new stand in beast

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Post by Chicken Faced Killa » Mon 18 Jun, 2018 9:39 pm

We are going to struggle for backs, barely have anyone we can call up. Tui might have to come onto the wing.

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Post by GNR4LIFE » Mon 18 Jun, 2018 9:42 pm

Chicken Faced Killa wrote:
Mon 18 Jun, 2018 9:39 pm
We are going to struggle for backs, barely have anyone we can call up. Tui might have to come onto the wing.
Not necessarily

1. Mbye
2. Thompson
3. Kev
4. Marsters
5. MWZ/Noffa

Would be nice if that early season mentality of giving up limbs for the opportunity made a comeback.

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