I agree with most of Goulds comments,probably for the first time.
I really hope this dosen"t affect the team mentally early next year.
You know,just like we fans feel gutted the players may feel early next year that gee,here we go again ,we have to do all the hard work & put in every week just to hopefully get a chance like we blew last year.I hope not!
Certainly Sheens has some work to do and we need an injection of fresh players with a little new enthusiasm.
Well chosen words Benji, just a pity you guys just threw that game away, it still hurts as the thing that was lacking this season is putting the opposition to the sword like you did in '05, gee - it would be great if the team can focus for the full 80 minutes - we’ll be unbeatable ! Good luck in 2012.Go the Tiges!
…I was disappointed for one reason and one reason alone. At fulltime before the players walked off that field exhausted and hurting they needed to thank their supporters go over and give them a clap or a wave, they may have found that they were not alone and their loyal supporters would have embraced them in a time of need and would have given us all a little bit more closure, the captain needs to ensure that happens…
A sad way to go out of the finals but not a way to show passion and spirit to the supporters
I totally agree '05. There were kids crying in the supporters bays that would have loved a wave from their heroes. I imagine there were plenty of season ticket holders that have been to every Sydney game in the stands that I think deserved a quick wave.
So talking about players dealing with the loss, would it have been too much to ask that they didn’t turn their backs on the supporters bays and just wander off? All it would have taken was even a quick wave to thank their peeps! They would have got a lot of support and perhaps that may have lessened their pain?
I’ve read comments from senior players and they mostly talk about their team mates, with only scant mention of their fans. On the other hand I’ve noticed over the years that Lockyer for instance always makes a big deal of thanking fans at every opportunity.
I chanted over the Haka. I thought it ws totally inappropriate to perform it OUR home game, and wanted to show MY team support at OUR home ground.
I agree with Suzie.It was our home game and whoever was responsible for letting any Kiwi in for TIN dollars if they showed a New Zealand passport had to kidding themselves.What about my mate who took himself and three kids under 10 and paid 175.00 to get in .RENT A CROWD .Probably would not have worried me if we won ,lol.
The best way to defend a lead is to extend it and I don’t understand how a team (not only us as any team in the NRL has done it at some point) can go in at half time or any point of the game and think “we’ve got this” and pack it in before the final whistle.
It’s easier to defend a lead of 40 than a lead of 12.
Exactly. This is why we need a halfback that knows how to steer the team around, one that has a good feel for the game and has the guts to over rule benji and kick it down field when we are leading by 2 with 4 minutes to go rather then run it on the last. Not a superstar halfback but one that will make the right decisions when it counts. I think Luke walshs kicking game would suit us perfectly.
Agree with it all. However If we wanna pinpoint whose fault that final play was I’d blame farah. He is captain and should know what benji is like and Shouldve shot it to the corner himself.
That been said we were beaten before it and were lucky to hang on until then.
We need Lui and Farah to step up in this situations as benji plays instinctively for better or worse
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i too thought this of farah, especially as he had done this exact thing during our run to the finals. i.e he took control of the game in the dying minutes and kicked out of dummy half for field position, even when it looked like there were oppurtunities for benji to run it.