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Re: Ryan Matterson

Post by The Patriot » Thu 06 Sep, 2018 6:40 pm

2041 wrote:
Thu 06 Sep, 2018 6:28 pm
The Patriot wrote:
Thu 06 Sep, 2018 5:37 pm
jirskyr wrote:
Thu 06 Sep, 2018 9:41 am
The Patriot wrote:
Thu 06 Sep, 2018 9:23 am



I honestly dont think its Crichton pushing him out. My money is on Taupau or TPJ.

Roosters just playing smart as they know he has had some concussion issues and is risk if he cops it again. Its a very Amercian sports way of doing business
I would think being behind Boyd, Radley, Liu and likely Crichton, battling weekly with Aubusson, Butcher and Collins is reason enough to want to cement a permanent FG spot elsewhere, without needing another forward to tip you over the edge.

He was given permission to talk to other clubs.

The Roosters pulled the pin!

Im saying Taupau or TPJ is the reason the Roosters have let him go. That and the concussion risk.
Good player unwanted by his current club = perfect signing.

Let's be honest, we can second guess any signing. If they're young, they're unproven. If they're old, they're past it. If their current club is prepared to release them, they're useless. If their current club fights to keep them, they're probably only going to move for overs. If we're in competition with a lot of other clubs, we're probably going to have to pay too much. If we're not in competition with a lot of other clubs, the player is probably useless.
And you Sir have just recorded the post of the month.

This is exactly what happens on here.
Its an opinion!


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Post by Donald Trump » Thu 06 Sep, 2018 6:40 pm

Another infamous ball playing back rower. God I hate that term
Let's make the Tigers great again!

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Post by Sco77y » Thu 06 Sep, 2018 7:01 pm

The Patriot wrote:
Thu 06 Sep, 2018 6:40 pm
2041 wrote:
Thu 06 Sep, 2018 6:28 pm
The Patriot wrote:
Thu 06 Sep, 2018 5:37 pm
jirskyr wrote:
Thu 06 Sep, 2018 9:41 am

I would think being behind Boyd, Radley, Liu and likely Crichton, battling weekly with Aubusson, Butcher and Collins is reason enough to want to cement a permanent FG spot elsewhere, without needing another forward to tip you over the edge.

He was given permission to talk to other clubs.

The Roosters pulled the pin!

Im saying Taupau or TPJ is the reason the Roosters have let him go. That and the concussion risk.
Good player unwanted by his current club = perfect signing.

Let's be honest, we can second guess any signing. If they're young, they're unproven. If they're old, they're past it. If their current club is prepared to release them, they're useless. If their current club fights to keep them, they're probably only going to move for overs. If we're in competition with a lot of other clubs, we're probably going to have to pay too much. If we're not in competition with a lot of other clubs, the player is probably useless.
And you Sir have just recorded the post of the month.

This is exactly what happens on here.
Totally, we will never sign a good player :lol:

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Post by GNR4LIFE » Thu 06 Sep, 2018 7:05 pm

Nothing will be official till the Roosters season finishes imo. The club will respect the fact he’s playing finals, and won’t want to distract him.

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Post by WT2K » Thu 06 Sep, 2018 7:12 pm

GNR4LIFE wrote:
Thu 06 Sep, 2018 7:05 pm
Nothing will be official till the Roosters season finishes imo. The club will respect the fact he’s playing finals, and won’t want to distract him.
Yep, few more weeks until it'll be made official by both clubs.
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Post by Cheffo » Thu 06 Sep, 2018 7:59 pm

2041 wrote:
Thu 06 Sep, 2018 6:28 pm
The Patriot wrote:
Thu 06 Sep, 2018 5:37 pm
jirskyr wrote:
Thu 06 Sep, 2018 9:41 am
The Patriot wrote:
Thu 06 Sep, 2018 9:23 am



I honestly dont think its Crichton pushing him out. My money is on Taupau or TPJ.

Roosters just playing smart as they know he has had some concussion issues and is risk if he cops it again. Its a very Amercian sports way of doing business
I would think being behind Boyd, Radley, Liu and likely Crichton, battling weekly with Aubusson, Butcher and Collins is reason enough to want to cement a permanent FG spot elsewhere, without needing another forward to tip you over the edge.

He was given permission to talk to other clubs.

The Roosters pulled the pin!

Im saying Taupau or TPJ is the reason the Roosters have let him go. That and the concussion risk.
Good player unwanted by his current club = perfect signing.

Let's be honest, we can second guess any signing. If they're young, they're unproven. If they're old, they're past it. If their current club is prepared to release them, they're useless. If their current club fights to keep them, they're probably only going to move for overs. If we're in competition with a lot of other clubs, we're probably going to have to pay too much. If we're not in competition with a lot of other clubs, the player is probably useless.
Brilliant summation of the moaners who frequent this space.

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Post by Fibros » Thu 06 Sep, 2018 8:20 pm

WT2K wrote:
Thu 06 Sep, 2018 7:12 pm
GNR4LIFE wrote:
Thu 06 Sep, 2018 7:05 pm
Nothing will be official till the Roosters season finishes imo. The club will respect the fact he’s playing finals, and won’t want to distract him.
Yep, few more weeks until it'll be made official by both clubs.
The only problem with this signing is that it has been leaked.
We will smash em 50+ get on.

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Post by diedpretty » Thu 06 Sep, 2018 8:41 pm

851 wrote:
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TCL wrote:
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Can offload, pass, kick and run the ball.

Make a nice utility on the bench as well as play in the rotation if needed. Don't know about his HIA issues but if he can stay healthy he will be in the 17.

I think the roosters have plenty of his type in their squad and are possibly making way for someone who just runs the ball hard like a TPJ and Taupau.

Im not convinced that crichton is as good as the reviews he gets by the media, didn't impress during origin and while i haven't watched many the few i did see he wasn't special.
Crighton has been back to last years form the last month, he is a good one.
Not worth what the chooks would be paying him.

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Post by TYGA » Thu 06 Sep, 2018 8:44 pm

Going off a bit early but some good highlights.


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Post by stevied » Thu 06 Sep, 2018 8:55 pm

I must admit I couldn't recall anything spectacular about him but the highlight package shows that he definitely has a good skill set. We just hope that he comes with his A game and doesn't become another disappointment.

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Post by ricksen » Thu 06 Sep, 2018 9:03 pm

If true, this is a great pickup. He was having a great year until his injury mid-season.
Will fill a massive hole on the right edge.

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Post by 2041 » Thu 06 Sep, 2018 9:40 pm

Cheffo wrote:
Thu 06 Sep, 2018 7:59 pm
2041 wrote:
Thu 06 Sep, 2018 6:28 pm
The Patriot wrote:
Thu 06 Sep, 2018 5:37 pm
jirskyr wrote:
Thu 06 Sep, 2018 9:41 am

I would think being behind Boyd, Radley, Liu and likely Crichton, battling weekly with Aubusson, Butcher and Collins is reason enough to want to cement a permanent FG spot elsewhere, without needing another forward to tip you over the edge.

He was given permission to talk to other clubs.

The Roosters pulled the pin!

Im saying Taupau or TPJ is the reason the Roosters have let him go. That and the concussion risk.
Good player unwanted by his current club = perfect signing.

Let's be honest, we can second guess any signing. If they're young, they're unproven. If they're old, they're past it. If their current club is prepared to release them, they're useless. If their current club fights to keep them, they're probably only going to move for overs. If we're in competition with a lot of other clubs, we're probably going to have to pay too much. If we're not in competition with a lot of other clubs, the player is probably useless.
Brilliant summation of the moaners who frequent this space.
Don't get me wrong, I understand why people moan. We haven't made finals for seven years and for most of them we haven't been close - in some ways it's tempting just to throw a blanket over all our signings by saying "the Tigers have signed this guy so he's probably crap, overpaid or both".

I just don't see much point in some of the criticism that gets thrown out. Signings aren't bad because the player concerned is too young (Ponga), not playing regular first grade (Paul Vaughan) or personally problematic (James Roberts). Nor should the Tigers be rushing out to throw money at every "established first grader" on the market (Ben Hunt). I just don't think our fans have a lot of faith in the Tigers making the right calls.

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Post by vlad » Thu 06 Sep, 2018 10:01 pm

Donald Trump wrote:
Thu 06 Sep, 2018 6:40 pm
Another infamous ball playing back rower. God I hate that term
thats good because RM is much more than that ...

https://www.nrl.com/news/2018/04/23/sta ... g-machine/

Stat Attack: The Roosters' new tackling machine

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Mon 23 Apr 2018, 12:49 PM

Roosters second-rower Ryan Matterson's monster defensive effort against the Bulldogs on Thursday night signalled the arrival of a new defensive workhorse, with his 65 tackles easily the biggest one-game defensive effort this year by a player not wearing a No.9 on his back.

While the Roosters' 6-0 win didn't reach the soaring heights of some of the thrilling matches in the rest of round seven, Trent Robinson's squad's backs-to-the-wall tackling effort was hugely impressive in its own right as they soaked up a mountain of pressure on their own line, eventually being forced to make more than 100 tackles more than their opponents (440-336).

Matterson's match-high 65 tackles was easily the most tackles made in a game this year by someone other than a hooker and just one short of the 66 managed by Manly's Api Koroisau in round one (in a golden point game) and Parramatta's Kaysa Pritchard against Canberra in round six.

Next best for a non-hooker was the 57 by Russell Packer in a round-three golden point loss against Brisbane, in which his minutes were hugely inflated by not just extra time but a stack of injuries and HIAs elsewhere in the team. Next best after that so far is 53, by Packer's Wests Tigers teammate Elijah Taylor.

Manly's Jake Trbojevic is the only non-hooker to have made more than Matterson's 289 total tackles this year but if Matterson's past three weeks are any gauge he will easily climb from his current spot of seventh-most tackles by any player this season as the weeks progress.

Matterson's impressive 92.9% effective rate is almost identical to Trbojevic's (93%) and only Bronco Andrew McCullough (313 tackles at 96.3%), Eel Daniel Alvaro (277 at 93.9%) and Storm skipper Cam Smith (276 at 94.2%) make a similar volume of tackles to Matterson at an equal or better effective rate.

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Post by happy tiger » Thu 06 Sep, 2018 10:10 pm

Cheffo wrote:
Thu 06 Sep, 2018 7:59 pm
2041 wrote:
Thu 06 Sep, 2018 6:28 pm
The Patriot wrote:
Thu 06 Sep, 2018 5:37 pm
jirskyr wrote:
Thu 06 Sep, 2018 9:41 am

I would think being behind Boyd, Radley, Liu and likely Crichton, battling weekly with Aubusson, Butcher and Collins is reason enough to want to cement a permanent FG spot elsewhere, without needing another forward to tip you over the edge.

He was given permission to talk to other clubs.

The Roosters pulled the pin!

Im saying Taupau or TPJ is the reason the Roosters have let him go. That and the concussion risk.
Good player unwanted by his current club = perfect signing.

Let's be honest, we can second guess any signing. If they're young, they're unproven. If they're old, they're past it. If their current club is prepared to release them, they're useless. If their current club fights to keep them, they're probably only going to move for overs. If we're in competition with a lot of other clubs, we're probably going to have to pay too much. If we're not in competition with a lot of other clubs, the player is probably useless.
Brilliant summation of the moaners who frequent this space.
I must admit the concussion issues are mildly concerning , but barring that the boy can play

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Post by beachtiger » Thu 06 Sep, 2018 10:16 pm

Firstly I’m pretty excited about Matterson, from the limited amount that I’ve seen of him in games he looks like a quality first grader.

However looking at the highlights above he does remind me a little of Sironen, a five eight trapped in a second rowers body. He obviously has real ball playing ability due to coming through the ranks in the halves I just hope he has realised his future is in the back row.

If he does use those ball playing skills and combines it with being a strong, hole hitting forward I think we have a real gem on our hands... providing we actually sign him.

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Post by sideline eye » Thu 06 Sep, 2018 10:44 pm

happy tiger wrote:
Thu 06 Sep, 2018 10:10 pm
Cheffo wrote:
Thu 06 Sep, 2018 7:59 pm
2041 wrote:
Thu 06 Sep, 2018 6:28 pm
The Patriot wrote:
Thu 06 Sep, 2018 5:37 pm



He was given permission to talk to other clubs.

The Roosters pulled the pin!

Im saying Taupau or TPJ is the reason the Roosters have let him go. That and the concussion risk.
Good player unwanted by his current club = perfect signing.

Let's be honest, we can second guess any signing. If they're young, they're unproven. If they're old, they're past it. If their current club is prepared to release them, they're useless. If their current club fights to keep them, they're probably only going to move for overs. If we're in competition with a lot of other clubs, we're probably going to have to pay too much. If we're not in competition with a lot of other clubs, the player is probably useless.
Brilliant summation of the moaners who frequent this space.
I must admit the concussion issues are mildly concerning , but barring that the boy can play
We just need to get the opposition to stop hitting him on the head, then.

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Post by happy tiger » Thu 06 Sep, 2018 11:19 pm

sideline eye wrote:
Thu 06 Sep, 2018 10:44 pm
happy tiger wrote:
Thu 06 Sep, 2018 10:10 pm
Cheffo wrote:
Thu 06 Sep, 2018 7:59 pm
2041 wrote:
Thu 06 Sep, 2018 6:28 pm


Good player unwanted by his current club = perfect signing.

Let's be honest, we can second guess any signing. If they're young, they're unproven. If they're old, they're past it. If their current club is prepared to release them, they're useless. If their current club fights to keep them, they're probably only going to move for overs. If we're in competition with a lot of other clubs, we're probably going to have to pay too much. If we're not in competition with a lot of other clubs, the player is probably useless.
Brilliant summation of the moaners who frequent this space.
I must admit the concussion issues are mildly concerning , but barring that the boy can play
We just need to get the opposition to stop hitting him on the head, then.
We will just need to use of manners "Please can you not hit our best signing around the chops " :pray:

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Post by TigerTiger » Fri 07 Sep, 2018 1:23 am

happy tiger wrote:
Thu 06 Sep, 2018 11:19 pm
sideline eye wrote:
Thu 06 Sep, 2018 10:44 pm
happy tiger wrote:
Thu 06 Sep, 2018 10:10 pm
Cheffo wrote:
Thu 06 Sep, 2018 7:59 pm

Brilliant summation of the moaners who frequent this space.
I must admit the concussion issues are mildly concerning , but barring that the boy can play
We just need to get the opposition to stop hitting him on the head, then.
We will just need to use of manners "Please can you not hit our best signing around the chops " :pray:
Teddy used to get smacked in the head every game. He went alright. Do they still bash him now he's a Rorter? I do admit I haven't seen much of him in those colours.
A one eyed supporter, mostly :crazy, always :sign:

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