Marshall blames himself for Souths shocker

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Marshall blames himself for Souths shocker

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Benji Marshall has taken full responsibility for Wests Tigers' shock 29-18 loss to South Sydney on Saturday night, admitting his decision-making has let the NRL side down this season.

Marshall believes his occasionally erratic playmaking style has let his team down dearly on occasions and vowed to turn it around against Penrith at Campbelltown Stadium on Saturday.

The Tigers were awful in the opening 40 minutes against the Rabbitohs and entered the break down 27-0 and effectively out of the contest - prompting a halftime spray from coach Tim Sheens.

"Obviously the first half on the weekend wasn't fun for any of us," Marshall said on Tuesday.

"A lot of the decisions I make in our side has an effect on how the team goes and I just felt like there's been times this season where the decisions weren't good enough.

"I'm willing to accept the blame for what happened on the weekend and I need to be one of the ones to step up and lead.

"I'm a senior player now and hopefully turn the fortunes of our games around."

Marshall's teammate Chris Heighington said the five-eighth has nothing to worry about and has in fact been the Tigers' most consistent performer all season - and put the blame for their inconsistency on the club's forward pack.

"To be honest, he's been firing nearly game for us ... early on at the start of the year he was our best by far," he said.

"Us forwards have probably got to do a better job for him. He's done his job, everyone else has to do theirs.

"One thing we've got to find here is consistency.

"We're talking about it and hopefully we can sort that out over the next couple of weeks."

Marshall said it was crucial to bounce back quickly and produce a promising result against the Panthers.

"None of us are very happy about (the South Sydney loss) and we want to make amends for that," he added.

"This week we need to really turn it around and make sure we prepare 100 per cent and are ready to go."

Marshall also said he expected skipper Robbie Farah and prop Keith Galloway to react to their omissions from the NSW State of Origin squad with big games against Penrith.

"Well if it doesn't (spur them on), they shouldn't be playing the game," Marshall said.

"Because I know how much it hurt Robbie and Keith not to be in that side.

"But it's up to them to turn it around (and) we need to support them."

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Post by king sirro » Tue 17 May, 2011 7:04 pm

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Post by DREW76 » Tue 17 May, 2011 7:17 pm

Oh go love him!

Theres no "i" in team Benji


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Post by tig_prmz » Tue 17 May, 2011 8:00 pm

Benji is wrong.
Heighington is right.
Forwards were awful.
My Round 1 Team 2018

1. lolo 2. noffa 3. suli 4. milne 5. fonua
6. reynolds 7. brooks
8. packer 9. ET 10. Twal
11. McQuen 12. Lawrence 13. Eiso
14. Matulino 15. McIllwrick 16. Sue 17. Aloiai
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Post by innsaneink » Tue 17 May, 2011 8:03 pm

What a crick of shot


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Post by crouching_tiger » Tue 17 May, 2011 8:15 pm

DREW76 wrote:Oh go love him!

Theres no "i" in team Benji


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QUOTE WestsTigers:"Fitzhenry is a very experienced player and will assist in providing leadership to the younger players in the Wests Tigers squad"

QUOTE Tim Sheens:"We owe our fans an apology for that today"

QUOTE Stephen Humphreys:"it was important to secure Fifita for a longer period"

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Post by crouching_tiger » Tue 17 May, 2011 8:25 pm

Fantastic article!!
Very easy these days to point fingers and pass the blame.
Our boy Marshall has grown into a man, and is leading by example.
As i stated in another thread, team consistency will only prevail when Benji learns to find consistency in his game as one of the senior players.
We salute you Benji!! :sign:
QUOTE WestsTigers:"Fitzhenry is a very experienced player and will assist in providing leadership to the younger players in the Wests Tigers squad"

QUOTE Tim Sheens:"We owe our fans an apology for that today"

QUOTE Stephen Humphreys:"it was important to secure Fifita for a longer period"

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Post by happy tiger » Tue 17 May, 2011 8:55 pm

Heighington's right ,and if these forwards can't work and hunt as a pack you can kiss 2011 goodbye

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Post by willow » Tue 17 May, 2011 10:41 pm

crouching_tiger wrote:Fantastic article!!
Very easy these days to point fingers and pass the blame.
Our boy Marshall has grown into a man, and is leading by example.
As i stated in another thread, team consistency will only prevail when Benji learns to find consistency in his game as one of the senior players.
We salute you Benji!! :sign:
Only problem is he wasn't the only one who went AWOL in the first half. If the forwards had of managed to gain some sort of dominance around the ruck instead of running backwards it would have been a different story.

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Post by Tiger Watto » Wed 18 May, 2011 6:13 am

Yeah yeah, we've heard it all before Benji... It's about time you realised your a 5/8 and not the messiah. You got your golden boot for 2 reasons. Firstly, no other player stood out in 2010 because of injury or the players around them, but more importantly, you provided quality over quantity.

What's measured is controlled and less is sometimes more...

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Post by weststigerman » Wed 18 May, 2011 6:35 am

Good to see Benji taking responsibility. He was one of the main reasons why we were so bad in the first half. The forwards were missing tackles everywhere, while he was making matters worse by kicking on the 3rd tackle and at other times not getting to a kick on the 5th.

He picked his game up in the second half and I'm sure he'll be back to his best this week.

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Post by AmericanHistoryX » Wed 18 May, 2011 10:29 am

if he's back to his best this week what about the week after - im sick of promises after a bad loss - just want consistancy - is that too much too ask? probably
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Post by Mrs T » Wed 18 May, 2011 11:53 am

Tiger Watto wrote:Yeah yeah, we've heard it all before Benji... It's about time you realised your a 5/8 and not the messiah. You got your golden boot for 2 reasons. Firstly, no other player stood out in 2010 because of injury or the players around them, but more importantly, you provided quality over quantity.

What's measured is controlled and less is sometimes more...

(And spend less time managing other players affairs... Your boyfriend is making you look stupid!)


Who's his boyfriend?????????? :?

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Post by sober_siddhi » Wed 18 May, 2011 12:05 pm

Yet another hard-hitting puff piece by Joey Barton... ;)

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Post by Cultured Bogan » Wed 18 May, 2011 12:37 pm

innsaneink wrote:What a crick of shot
I see what you did there.
#penaltyTigers

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Post by innsaneink » Wed 18 May, 2011 5:54 pm

Cultured Bogan wrote:
innsaneink wrote:What a crick of shot
I see what you did there.
Good....eh?

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Post by tig_prmz » Wed 18 May, 2011 8:07 pm

I dont get it?
My Round 1 Team 2018

1. lolo 2. noffa 3. suli 4. milne 5. fonua
6. reynolds 7. brooks
8. packer 9. ET 10. Twal
11. McQuen 12. Lawrence 13. Eiso
14. Matulino 15. McIllwrick 16. Sue 17. Aloiai
18. Marsters 19. Benji 20. Grant 21. K Naiqama
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Post by Geo. » Wed 18 May, 2011 8:15 pm

tig_prmz wrote:I dont get it?
ummm...swap the 'i' from crick and the 'o' from shot...

and ink sums up the article perfectly...
Wests Tigers don't need a Coach.. The playing group has taken over..

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