Working over their halves

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Working over their halves

Post by softlaw » Fri 04 Jun, 2010 10:04 pm

according to nrl stats kimmorley missed 5 tackles and ennis missed 4.
between them they made 58 (35 kimmorley, 23 ennis).
(just out of interest Farah made 44 tackles of which 11 were 1 on 1 & only missed 2 and Lui made 14 missed 4)

That work they were forced to do really showed at the end where both the Dogs halves made a couple of terrible decisions which cost their team big time. A couple of the missed tackles were also very costly for them.

Good work targeting their weak links. & top work defending the middle by Robbie.

edit - sorry working over 7 & 9 not working over halves.
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Post by triserratops » Fri 04 Jun, 2010 10:07 pm

Farah was decisive Ennis was horrible out of dummy half
Kimmorley looks stale & old & Lui corrected some of his early kicking with a solid second half performance!
Marshall was quiet but hey, he can't stand out every game can he?!

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Post by Spartan117 » Fri 04 Jun, 2010 10:26 pm

Marshall isnt a wet weather guy.

I saw a major improvment in the 2nd half for Rob Lui. His balls to the great Englishman on his side are filling me with angst at having to wait through next weeks Bye to see him again.

The 6 7 and 9 give us options and are starting to really baffle other teams...
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Post by hybrid_tiger » Fri 04 Jun, 2010 10:28 pm

Farah was great tonight, not trying to overplay his hand, smart kicking, great out of dummy half, but it was his defense that really stood out.

How anyone can consider that foreheadless hack a better defender is beyond me.

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Post by triserratops » Fri 04 Jun, 2010 10:30 pm

hybrid_tiger wrote: How anyone can consider that foreheadless hack a better defender is beyond me.
Couldn't have said it any better myself! ;)
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Post by hadds75 » Fri 04 Jun, 2010 10:32 pm

softlaw wrote:according to nrl stats kimmorley missed 5 tackles and ennis missed 4.
between them they made 58 (35 kimmorley, 23 ennis).
To be honest, 23 tackles from a hooker is absolutely nothing considering its somthing Ennis is renound for.

And i think youll find Kimmorleys at least at the 25+ mark every game hes a real goer and really tries to get in there faces. So not sure if this was good tactics by us or just how it went.

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Post by tiger tigers » Sat 05 Jun, 2010 9:41 am

kimmorley is around the 25 + mark every week because he is targeted ......coaches see him as a weak link and run their big guys over the top of him....stagg saved the bacon last night making 50 plus tackles arounf the ruck area .....

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Post by smeghead » Sat 05 Jun, 2010 9:58 am

Where does Ennis hide in defence or does he just float to wherever the ball isn't?

He has the lowest tackle count of any hooker in the comp.

Upside is Farah looks to be past his elbow niggles
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Post by Geo. » Sat 05 Jun, 2010 10:03 am

smeghead wrote:Where does Ennis hide in defence or does he just float to wherever the ball isn't?

He has the lowest tackle count of any hooker in the comp.

Upside is Farah looks to be past his elbow niggles
Ennis is normally behind/beside Ryan or Stagg....have a look at their tackle counts...he switches either side of the ruck...

How many one on one tackles did Ennis make?

They ran at Farah all night....He was a ROCK

His D is back on .....controlled the ruck for the majority of the game...Great stuff Robbie
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Post by AndTheKungFoSing » Sat 05 Jun, 2010 10:07 am

Geo. wrote:Ennis is normally behind/beside Ryan or Stagg
Yeah spot on dude... I remember laughing at this with a few mates 4 or 5 rounds ago. Where ever stagg is... Ennis is. He's a cat. People talk about "big game" players... Big game players step up when their side is up against it... where was ennis? Hiding... SOO material my arse
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Post by jezz » Sat 05 Jun, 2010 10:24 am

i had a laugh last night with a mate regarding the snooz and his mates based the NSW side around a half and hooker that have won 3 games from the lsat 14!!!
need we say anymore about the hapless pair???

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Post by southerntiger » Sat 05 Jun, 2010 10:52 am

triserratops wrote:Farah was decisive Ennis was horrible out of dummy half
People must have been watching a different game to me. I gave the game to Farah over Ennis but Ennis was far from horrible. In fact, I thought his dummy half work was very good (quick, sharp passing) and was the only time that we looked vulnerable.

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Post by shifty » Sat 05 Jun, 2010 11:22 am

Ennis only missed four tackles? I so counted more than four.

Was it just me or did any1 else notice the ref's telling our players to get off the tackled player, but rarely said a word to any dogs player who made a tackle? (watched on tv)...

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Post by Juro » Mon 07 Jun, 2010 2:04 pm

I thought Ennis had a decent game (by his standards, at least). He plays low risk football, which means he doesn't make a lot of mistakes with the ball in hand. Of course, it also means he doesn't make a lot of opportunities. He did put in a few handy kicks as well.
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Post by Cultured Bogan » Mon 07 Jun, 2010 2:40 pm

southerntiger wrote:
triserratops wrote:Farah was decisive Ennis was horrible out of dummy half
People must have been watching a different game to me. I gave the game to Farah over Ennis but Ennis was far from horrible. In fact, I thought his dummy half work was very good (quick, sharp passing) and was the only time that we looked vulnerable.
Thats about all his game encompasses. Oh and the odd longe range kick.

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Post by southerntiger » Mon 07 Jun, 2010 2:41 pm

I watched the game yesterday and Ennis had a very good game. I even had him edging out Farah. I hate saying this because Ennis is the player I hate the most in the NRL.

BTW I love Robbie but people saying his defensive problems are solved obviously ignore the big miss he came up with on Morris on Friday night that should have resulted in a try. Very poor effort.

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Post by smeghead » Mon 07 Jun, 2010 2:46 pm

In all fairness ST you are disadvantaged by not watching it live.

What it doesn't show is Ennis scurrying to the fringes of the defensive line leaving Stagg & Ryan to tackle themselves to a stand still and blunting any backrow penetration the Dogs may have. It worked last year because of the impact of Eastwood but without that international player in the side he hurts his side every defensive set.
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