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Re: Brooks

Post by Love the WestsTigers » Mon 16 May, 2016 12:30 pm

Maybe Hunt can coat-hanger Brooks in training so he can have a week off to allow JLJ or Drinkwater to showcase their skill


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Post by maxxy86 » Mon 16 May, 2016 12:51 pm

I think we should resort to playing Lawrence at 6 Moses/Rankin at 7 and play Littlejohn off the bench....he could also share the dummy half role with balin or cherrington or shift into halves if need be.
Well its nearly time to have a 'CRACK'....Go you :sign:

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Post by The Tooth » Mon 16 May, 2016 1:23 pm

The Bulldogs defence was tremendous and our forwards couldn't lay the best platform, but his kicking game was woeful. Was screaming for Moses to take some control while we were still only a couple of tries down. Moses got some opportunities but way too late and was looking for the miracle play.

How much of this is Taylor's coaching? - wanting Brooks to be the main play maker.

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Post by goldcoast tiger » Tue 17 May, 2016 4:52 am

GNR4LIFE wrote:His price tag is plunging by the week.
Unfortunately neither price is dropping for us :rant

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Post by goldcoast tiger » Tue 17 May, 2016 5:01 am

Eddie wrote:At a strong club he would have 12 months in NSW to either make or break his career.

Here he is running around on 600K with no pressure to perform and an option in his favour.
Aaaarrrrr, it's good to be a Wests Tigers supporter, such a groundbreaking club.
Find two average halves , don't give them any real assistance, then when they show that neither of them is capable of producing more than one or two good games per season. Throw the bank at them. Despite the fact that no other club doesn't want a bar of them.
Jeez we must be laughed at by every club in the League, including Newcastle, as were certainly their bunny


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Post by NT Tiger » Tue 17 May, 2016 6:19 am

Potential. The doggies loved it.
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Post by Russell » Tue 17 May, 2016 8:03 am

everett wrote:Widnes (Super League)
Actually Leigh Centurions.

It is Buchanan that has gone to Widnes.

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Post by Newtown » Tue 17 May, 2016 9:02 am

The Tooth wrote:The Bulldogs defence was tremendous and our forwards couldn't lay the best platform, but his kicking game was woeful. Was screaming for Moses to take some control while we were still only a couple of tries down. Moses got some opportunities but way too late and was looking for the miracle play.

How much of this is Taylor's coaching? - wanting Brooks to be the main play maker.
Brooks' current main problem is his lack of confidence which stems from being thrown into first grade without sufficient experience to hone his skills against the bigger men. A few weeks in State Cup would do Brooks the world of good and he will come back from it to first grade a very much better player for the experience. Jason Taylor is actually being very counter productive to Brooks' development by insisting that he plays first grade week in and week out irrespective of his form.

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Post by Tigermama » Tue 17 May, 2016 12:39 pm

Our halves never seem to take a game by the throat and own it. Not with decent teams anyway. Brooks needs to be more vocal and communicate clearly on the field. Half the time his plays go astray, because his team mates seem to have no idea what he's going to do.
Like others said, i too would like to see them combine a lot more.

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Post by Love the WestsTigers » Tue 17 May, 2016 12:53 pm

That pass from dummy half that he spilt and made a mess of pretty much summed up the day he was having on sunday

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Post by maxxy86 » Tue 17 May, 2016 3:00 pm

Love the WestsTigers wrote:That pass from dummy half that he spilt and made a mess of pretty much summed up the day he was having on sunday
And that was the set that he kicked the 40/20....Rocks n diamonds play within minutes
Well its nearly time to have a 'CRACK'....Go you :sign:

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Post by Love the WestsTigers » Tue 17 May, 2016 3:06 pm

maxxy86 wrote:
Love the WestsTigers wrote:That pass from dummy half that he spilt and made a mess of pretty much summed up the day he was having on sunday
And that was the set that he kicked the 40/20....Rocks n diamonds play within minutes

Very much so mate
Real shame

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Post by bigsiro » Tue 17 May, 2016 3:06 pm

Brooks has shown sparks but his greatness still lies is in potential only.

We have been waiting patiently (and sometimes not so patiently) for him to show signs of maturity but for a veteran of 50 games his deficiencies still far outweigh his positives. Except for maybe two games the guy has arguably been a liability; a burden in defense near impossible to shoulder and substandard in attack to boot.

The halfback is perhaps the most important position and it is frankly unacceptable for a guy wearing the 7 to perform so badly week in week out; to have such an average kicking game; to completely ignore defensive responsibility but most importantly to exert so little control in attack. A 7 is supposed to stamp authority on a game, instead he gets stamped on.

It says a lot about our team that we tolerate such garbage.
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Post by Newtown » Tue 17 May, 2016 3:14 pm

bigsiro wrote:Brooks has shown sparks but his greatness still lies is in potential only.

We have been waiting patiently (and sometimes not so patiently) for him to show signs of maturity but for a veteran of 50 games his deficiencies still far outweigh his positives. Except for maybe two games the guy has arguably been a liability; a burden in defense near impossible to shoulder and substandard in attack to boot.

The halfback is perhaps the most important position and it is frankly unacceptable for a guy wearing the 7 to perform so badly week in week out; to have such an average kicking game; to completely ignore defensive responsibility but most importantly to exert so little control in attack. A 7 is supposed to stamp authority on a game, instead he gets stamped on.

It says a lot about our team that we tolerate such garbage.
I think that it says a lot more about our coach. He is certainly very, very tolerant.

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Post by Tigermama » Tue 17 May, 2016 10:14 pm

maxxy86 wrote:
Love the WestsTigers wrote:That pass from dummy half that he spilt and made a mess of pretty much summed up the day he was having on sunday
And that was the set that he kicked the 40/20....Rocks n diamonds play within minutes
Spot on Maxxy. Wish he just stick with the diamonds...

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Post by WestsSupporter » Tue 17 May, 2016 11:02 pm

I was watching a James Tedesco highlights video on YouTube yesterday.
Luke Brooks featured in half of that package.
Had me wondering has he turned crap or was he always doing special plays mixed with crap in between?
Extremely frustrated fan. Try not to let my negativity get to you.

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Post by Milky » Tue 17 May, 2016 11:21 pm

WestsSupporter wrote:I was watching a James Tedesco highlights video on YouTube yesterday.
Luke Brooks featured in half of that package.
Had me wondering has he turned crap or was he always doing special plays mixed with crap in between?
They were both playing so well under Potter, both were great for eachother.

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Post by Tigerdon » Wed 18 May, 2016 8:45 am

I'd like to see Brooks come off the bench around the 30 min mark. Play a good defensive player at 5/8 and Moses at 7 for the first half an hour.
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