If only we could play smarter

king_sirro

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We must be the most talented team in history that are so dumb.

The thing that costs us so much is stupidity. Just looking at today's game, lets look at how stupid we were.

We'll start with team selection…..why would u go into a game with so many injured players? In particular two front rowers? Im happy to risk one as Galloway is so good, and he was good today even though he was hurt, but why pick another injured front rower in Skandalis when u have Schirnak and Laurie? Combine that with an injured Heighno (who is lucky to be in the side when fit) and its plain dumb.

And our decisons out on the field were terrible. Moltzen just had to use his head to save us 3 tries in the 2nd half. The first came when he was cought too flat and the Titans got a repeat set when its the last thing they should have got. Titans try. Then Tim gets the ball 2 metres out from our line and instead if hitting the deck like every fullback would, he stays too upright and gets driven back into the in goal and Titans score off the drop-out. And he was every chance to get to the ball before Rogers when Rogers scored.

Theres also the kick return where we pushed things too far and lost the ball on the first play, dumb.

Farah kicking out on the full at a crucial time when marshall had been kicking great all game...dumb.

The Farah's all or nothing play off a twenty metre restart......we were looking very dangerous on the edges and we didnt need a high risk play just to gain 30 metres. It was a bad decision.

Im not bagging these players, Farah besides 2 mistakes was very good and Moltzen has been great all year, im just trying to highlight how our mental applictaion always costs us and if we rectify it we are contenders. We have a rep for always chancing our arm, but if we just realise that a lot of the time the HIGH percentage play is whats needed we will be so much better. He have the talent to play the high percentages rather than take stupid risks.

So many things have cost us a finals birth this year, but easiest to rectify is stupidity. Learn to be patien and grind Tigers, for gods sake.

Anyway, there's a lot more to look forward to next year than there has been previously. Cant wait for 2010.
 

Tigermac

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@tiger tigers said:
farahs errors cost us the game tonight …simple as that .....

Yeah and he also scored 2 tries to get us back into the game at different times

Benji made errors
Moltzen made errors in fact everybody made errors.

It was make or break, unfortunately we brole

Dont just blame Robbie, he palyed his heart out
 

NJLM78

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Not being able to play smarter has cost us for the past few season. An inability to put sides away. Coming from behind to get to 24 all, most teams would keep going with the momentum. We don't. There are any number of games this year that if we played smarter football, we get the points.
 
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@Tigermac said:
@tiger tigers said:
farahs errors cost us the game tonight …simple as that .....

Yeah and he also scored 2 tries to get us back into the game at different times

Benji made errors
Moltzen made errors in fact everybody made errors.

It was make or break, unfortunately we brole

Dont just blame Robbie, he palyed his heart out

problem was there was about another 16 players who when their season was on the line DIDN'T play their heart out! soft, soft and even more soft. Garbage!!!
 

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Good call. The thing for me is that it all comes back to Sheens. Another example is the early kicking in tackle counts when in the opposition red-zone. I have no problems with the boys taking risks and making spectacular plays; but they have to realise that most of the time, the tough and ugly work is required.
 

mikey

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@tiger tigers said:
farahs errors cost us the game tonight …simple as that .....

Hello. He got us back into the game twice.
 

tigergirlz

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No way Robbie was to blame…..
we would have been down 30-10 (or there abouts) if he wasn't playing.
Our kicking game didn't allow for the hockey pitch like surface.
 

tiger_tigers

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yeah sorry .. farah was outstanding tonight… it was the pressure they put on him that didnt help ... 3 points to robbie ....
 

tigergirlz

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everybody's free to have their own opinion….but not everyone has the same...that's all.
 

Digeze

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To concede 36 points in a game when we are apparently playing for our season indicates we didn't deserve finals football anyway.

And the refs were actually trying to help us win the game…more teams fighting for finals spots in the last week equals more interest in the game/better ratings/better crowds. Even with their help we still butchered it.
 

NJLM78

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@Digeze said:
To concede 36 points in a game when we are apparently playing for our season indicates we didn't deserve finals football anyway.

We should be use to that. Remember 2007 when we lost to the team running last when playing for our season. I remember thinking that night would turn things around and really fire up the team for the following season. That didn't happen and it didn't happen this year either.
 

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Three things cost us and it wasn't Archer's refereeing for a change, well not as much as usual

One, the wrong scrum feed when Prince knocked it on, with an a strip on Robbie
Two, Robbie's gamble at the end of the game with the optional restart;

and we can't blame that on a doctored pitch, look what the younger side did.

Three, Benji's goalkicking.
 

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