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Kickoff: 7:30pm, Saturday 26 March
Venue: Campbelltown Stadium
Telecast: FOX Sports 2
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Re: Benji

Post by cunno » Sat 26 Mar, 2011 11:23 pm

Geo. wrote:Take a bow Benji......

Credit to the forwards who laid the platform...
well said.


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Post by happy tiger » Sat 26 Mar, 2011 11:25 pm

The more I think about the way he is playing and controlling games the more I think he will soon be at the Wally Lewis level . The big thing will be when we play Dragons and the likes see if he can be as controlling against them

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Post by tigergirlz » Sat 26 Mar, 2011 11:27 pm

His passing game was on fire.....he will be tested next week, however, with no Lawrence and Tuqiri.

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Post by stryker » Sat 26 Mar, 2011 11:32 pm

Superb performance from the Benj tonight, wasnt great in round 1, but still had 2 try assists and one of his own, last week more, this week heaps.

He has pretty much been responsible for every try this year.

Great game.

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Post by willow » Sun 27 Mar, 2011 12:13 am

3 try assists, 5 from 8 with the boot, a lovely 40/20 and he still didn't really take the line on in attack himself, he's just got the best vision and is 2 steps ahead of everyone else out there. He'll bag 3 Dally M points for sure after tonight's performance.


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Post by citizen cub » Sun 27 Mar, 2011 8:47 am

Impressive, that's for sure. And to think the guy still has a lingering court case to deal with, makes his recent performances more impressive. Like last week, he may have been the difference between the two sides.

With ball in hand, he attracts so many defenders because of his unpredictability. Look at the first try, drew 2 defenders handed it off to Lawrence who did the rest.

What about his ball to Utai? There are only a handful of players in the competition who could have done that and he's one of them.
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Post by tiger05 » Sun 27 Mar, 2011 10:02 am

happy tiger wrote:The more I think about the way he is playing and controlling games the more I think he will soon be at the Wally Lewis level . The big thing will be when we play Dragons and the likes see if he can be as controlling against them
If he plays this well all season and then wins games ala Wally he may be one of the best players ever. It is a big ask but I think he can do it.

I remember Andrew Johns took a while before he won games ala Lewis.

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Post by happy tiger » Sun 27 Mar, 2011 10:42 am

tiger05 wrote:
happy tiger wrote:The more I think about the way he is playing and controlling games the more I think he will soon be at the Wally Lewis level . The big thing will be when we play Dragons and the likes see if he can be as controlling against them
If he plays this well all season and then wins games ala Wally he may be one of the best players ever. It is a big ask but I think he can do it.

I remember Andrew Johns took a while before he won games ala Lewis.
Yeah its more how he sees things way ahead of other players like Lewis he is 2 plays ahead of every one else on the field

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Post by ragedmachine » Mon 28 Mar, 2011 11:05 am

Memorizing performance.

I was talking about this to my wife during the game (we are both touch players) - that I don't understand why other clubs don't follow what the Tigers have done and developed a touch footy player in Benji Marshall. What he did on Saturday night was touch footy 101, his running game, quick plays, stepping, catching opposition offside and passing is all what touch is all about.

....Though I'm glad other clubs haven't caught on :smirk:

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Post by Yossarian » Mon 28 Mar, 2011 11:10 am

innsaneink wrote:He passed Joel Caine tonite, is now 2nd on all time goal scoring for Wests Tigers behind Hodgo
Joel was a sideline specialist! Often missed the easy kicks though.

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Post by Juro » Mon 28 Mar, 2011 4:48 pm

Marshall kicked 5/8 this week (what position does he play again?). Croker had another kicking nightmare against us, kicking only 2/5.
I've been a member since 2012. We last played finals football in 2011. Just saying...

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Post by Balmain Bug » Mon 28 Mar, 2011 5:39 pm

Worlds best 5/8 in the history of the game.

Can anyone believe he was being played at 7 at one time with a view of him being permanently there !?!?!


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Post by Hodori » Tue 29 Mar, 2011 4:18 pm

Easily the no.1 player in the game .
Makes a brutal game look beautiful!

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Post by Icon » Tue 29 Mar, 2011 4:51 pm

Someone should do a baner:

Benji - makes a brutal game look beautiful

i like it

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