I love Utai

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Re: I love Utai

Post by westTAHger » Sun 10 Apr, 2011 1:46 pm

looks like he is enjoying himself and forming a good pairing with Blake Ayshford.
congrats to Matt Utai.
like the way he runs hard.
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Post by fainty » Sun 10 Apr, 2011 2:25 pm

love the way he runs hard, he is an extra forward out there, and my early concerns about his defensive reads have improved.

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Post by Cultured Bogan » Sun 10 Apr, 2011 2:26 pm

underdog wrote:
innsaneink wrote:So good to have someone that knows what he's doing out there...no hesitation, no pirhouettes, dohnuts, hopping or skipping
Happy to say there was me and I think Yoss, just about the only two prepared to give him a chance - time to toot my own trumpet
His maturity as a couple have mentioned is also very evident, compared to his Dogs days....I say thats just a natural evolution with his surroundings today - staff/teammates - to his dogs days
**raises his hand**

Add me to that trumpet list. :mrgreen:

Trust in Folkes, Trust in Sheens. They wouldn't let a mug into our team....

:geek: ***waits for obvious example of the contrary***
Someone made a 50/50 call and got it right :roll:

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Post by innsaneink » Sun 10 Apr, 2011 6:52 pm

Aww CB, We just gave him a chance where most wrote him off before he got that chance
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Post by The Phantom » Mon 11 Apr, 2011 9:57 am

Good to see Utai getting the praise he deserves.He is playing outstanding football.


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Post by Winnipeg » Mon 11 Apr, 2011 10:50 am

Mitch Brown played real well against Souths too.

We're lucky some of these guys are stepping up with so many injuries

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Post by ragedmachine » Mon 11 Apr, 2011 11:17 am

It was only last year I was playing oztag against Matt Utai in the local comp lol...shows how far he has taken his game in a short amount of time

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Post by alexaki » Mon 11 Apr, 2011 11:19 am

ragedmachine wrote:It was only last year I was playing oztag against Matt Utai in the local comp lol...shows how far he has taken his game in a short amount of time
Bet you are glad it wasn't tackle!

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Post by barra » Mon 11 Apr, 2011 11:24 am

Although I resisted being negative about Utai I honestly didn't think signing him was a good move - so I am happy to help the many others eat this huge humble pie.
Considering the injury list we would be in all sorts out wide without him - but he has become more than that to the team. And I agree with the many comments about his tough running, I hope it inspires his team mates because it has been something we have lacked in the past.
When the going gets tough Matt gets going - and more power to him!

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Post by dacoots_tiger » Mon 11 Apr, 2011 6:58 pm

I'm singing from the same Hymn book here. He really impressed me on Friday night. Almost man of the match material in my opinion.

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Post by southerntiger » Mon 11 Apr, 2011 10:42 pm

Barra

I was in the same boat. Didnt like the idea but was willing to give him a go. Was sold by half time against the dogs. Makes the odd mistake but so doed Lote.

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Post by underdog » Mon 11 Apr, 2011 10:53 pm

Cultured Bogan wrote:
underdog wrote:
innsaneink wrote:So good to have someone that knows what he's doing out there...no hesitation, no pirhouettes, dohnuts, hopping or skipping
Happy to say there was me and I think Yoss, just about the only two prepared to give him a chance - time to toot my own trumpet
His maturity as a couple have mentioned is also very evident, compared to his Dogs days....I say thats just a natural evolution with his surroundings today - staff/teammates - to his dogs days
**raises his hand**

Add me to that trumpet list. :mrgreen:

Trust in Folkes, Trust in Sheens. They wouldn't let a mug into our team....

:geek: ***waits for obvious example of the contrary***
Someone made a 50/50 call and got it right :roll:

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Post by Cysquatch » Tue 12 Apr, 2011 12:15 am

innsaneink wrote:Aww CB, We just gave him a chance where most wrote him off before he got that chance
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Post by DonnyBrasco » Tue 12 Apr, 2011 9:50 am

Put me on the Utai Bandwagon, I was a naysayer before He played a game, but wow has he performed.
If he goes back to the bench when others return it will be a joke, he has been one of the most consistant performers for us this year, and his supercoach scores prove it ;)
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Post by you know who » Thu 14 Apr, 2011 4:30 pm

He maybe lucky enough to get picked for the NZers against Australia in the Anzac Day Test on the Gold Coast now that Sam Perrett from the chooks is out injured now, what do you think??? What other oposition doe she have other than Bronx Goodwin from the Bulldogs, and Mana Vatuvei from the Warriors is out as well.

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