The Good The Bad and The Ugly

The Good
Austin- Our best tonight by far always tries he’s hardest and tonight was no different.
Nofoaluma - Ran hard all night and picked up two tries (despite only getting 4 points).
Taupau - Despite dropping the ball twice, fantastic as always, great impact and even better linebreak.
Moses - Safe at the back. Good ball to nofa for nofa’s 2nd try. Gives his all for a little bloke.
The Bad
Blair - No impact whatsoever. Gave Manly the ball cheaply a few times.
Brooks - Quiet. Not his usual self.
Farah - Origin going to his head a bit. Lots of poor passes out of dummy half.
The Ugly
Hayne - May as well have worn a Manly Jersey.
Horo- That crusher tackle on Moses was awful to watch the kid could of been seriously Injured He should get atleast 5 weeks for that.
Lawrence- He’s Usual game set up 1 try for us and 2 for Manly and made 101 Errors including he’s usual knock on.
Lulia-Wow he is no where near first grade level he doesn’t no how to defend and can’t set up a try if he’s life depended on it,he is to slow to be a good attacker…Too slow for a Centre and too small for a back-rower…

the good: gavet’s smile

It was all ugly tonight for me.

@tig_prmz:

the good: gavet’s smile

Problem is he was smiling after giving away a dumb penalty.

the good:
Our first 6 games
4 wins 2 losses
everyone singing Potters praises

The bad:
Our last 11 games
3 wins 8 losses
The knives are coming out for Potter

I reckon if you just give Nofoaluma the ball inside ten metres he’ll score. Vastly under-utilised this year.

I thought Lawrence was okay tonight. Looked to have some form of pace return and hit the line hard with his runs. Seemed hard to tackle tonight and massive improvement on the last two weeks.

@alexaki:

the good:
Our first 6 games
4 wins 2 losses
everyone singing Potters praises

The bad:
Our last 11 games
3 wins 8 losses
The knives are coming out for Potter

Unfortunately the bad far outweighs the good. Will the bad continue it’s downward spiral for the rest of the season? I think the only person who can begin to reverse the spiral is Potter. If he finally reacts and gets as angry as the fans have been for the past few weeks all the better for the team.

We have had our injury problems as usual, but you get to this stage of the season and have a real lack of cohesion and team work reflects badly on our coaching staff. Tonight in patches and individually they did some really good things, but so often they just looked like a group of players put together for a one off game.Their is plenty of effort, but they have nothing in the way of attack.


Their season like so many others is now dead, okay of course they can still make the eight, but it will not happen, once the momentum swings it takes weeks to turn things around and it has been MONTHS since we last looked like a quality team.

I dont know what is the answer, but if it was my call I would be cleaning out a few senior players and looking for a new coach, we need a positive approach, not this dour road we are going down now

Lawrence had a top game…

Lawrence good, i thought Sirro was far more involved, Nofo, Tapau and Austin good.

Upshot was our combinations need more work and we had too many players underdone. The cattle are there,the polish is lacking.

The Diabolical
Our ball handling, 11 errors, on top of that we had several other drop balls which we were fortunate enough to get penalties for. When you drop as much ball as we did tonight against quality opposition you get toweled up and that’s what happened.

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