Where does Jason Taylor go with our great hooker policy now?!



  • This year Taylor has had a clear plan at hooker….

    1. First we will try Little John who did a good job combining with Cherrington with Farah and Halatau out due to injury.

    2. Then we bring Halatau straight back and start at 9 next game and drop Drink water who did a good job.

    3. Then we will ease Farah back in from the bench and play a total of 3 hookers against Parramatta. A truly bizzarre tactic in a 8-0 loss.

    4. Then we will go with Robbie and Robbie alone for a good month or so with Halatau occasionally coming on to give him a break…

    5. Now maybe my memory is foggy here but im pretty sure in one game along the line we play LOVETT at strting number 9 out of the blue??? Can someone refresh my memory on whether this happened or not??

    6. Then Robbie and Cherry are judged no good and can not be trusted to start or be in the team at all.

    7. So we go with Ballin off the bench after a year out with a knee injury and Halatau starts. Ballin lasts just 2 games on his dodgy knee.

    8. Robbie gets “rested” when fit to back up from State of Origin we decide in our wisdom to play our best forward ET there against Easts in the rain?? Resulting in a thumping loss.

    9. That does not work so we go with Halatau starting and Farah on the bench and we have a good win against Souths.

    10.Farah cops another head knock in Origin and is very quickly ruled out.

    11. Liddle who has recently been re-signed as the “future” flies with the team for the Storm game, but doesnt get a game with our main 2 hookers injured.

    12. Then to mix things up we go with ET starting at hooker for our next game instead of Halatau who did a good job starting in a 10-0 lead against Souths?? No Cherrington or Liddle anywhere.

    13. Mean while Jason Taylor is desperate to force Farah out , yet wont play Liddle or Cherrington with him out???

    And our most effective ball player has now played in 2 lop sided losses as a makeshift hooker.

    You know it makes sense.



  • Crap coach …say no more .



  • I’d say he picks Farah and Halatua when available and fit.
    Top thread!!



  • In all fairness the secondary problem with Ballin was unexpected these things happen …I will not judge Taylor on this one alone.



  • AS bad as his Lovett re Riff debarcle.



  • @gallagher:

    I’d say he picks Farah and Halatua when available and fit.
    Top thread!!

    I’d say that is so obvious that I’m surprised we’re discussing it.



  • @Eddie:

    This year Taylor has had a clear plan at hooker….

    First we will try Drink water who did a good job with Cherrington with Farah and Halatau out.

    Then we bring Halatau back and start at 9 and drop Drink water who did a good job.

    Then we will ease Farah back in from the bench and play a total of 3 hookers against Parramatta

    Then we will go with Robbie and Robbie alone for a good month or so.

    Then Robbie and Cherry are judged no good.

    So we go with Ballin as the starter who manages 2 games before succumbing to his dodgy knee.

    Robbie gets “rested” when fit ti play and we play our best forward ET there against Easts in the rain??

    That does not work so we go with Halatau starting and Farah on the bench and we have a good win against Souths

    Farah cops another head knock in Origin and is very quickly ruled out.

    Liddle who has recently been re-signed as the “future” flies with the team for the Storm game, but doesnt get a game with our main 2 hookers injured.

    Then to mix things up we go with ET starting at hooker for our next game instead of Halatau who did a good job starting in a 10-0 lead against Souths?? No Cherrington or Liddle anywhere.

    Mean while Jason Taylor is desperate to force Farah out , yet wont play Liddle or Cherrington with him out???

    And our most effective ball player has now played in 2 lop sided losses as a makeshift hooker.

    You know it makes sense.

    Tim Sheens would agree with it



  • Yeah I agree it’s confusing and not consistent. I have a feeling that JT may not consider hooker as overly important (unlike someone like Sheens).

    His selections of Dene and ET indicate to me that he views it as an essentially defensive role that should simply pass off the ground quickly to the halves. I suspect this may be his problem with RF who likes to engage the markers and run from Dummy half.



  • @coopy:

    Yeah I agree it’s confusing and not consistent. I have a feeling that JT may not consider hooker as overly important (unlike someone like Sheens).

    His selections of Dene and ET indicate to me that he views it as an essentially defensive role that should simply pass off the ground quickly to the halves. I suspect this may be his problem with RF who likes to engage the markers and run from Dummy half.

    I suspect he has no idea what he is doing, most sides have one real hooker, the rest two, we are going down a different path. :crazy



  • Also interesting of note to see, once again, assistant coach Craig Sandercock doing all the talking at half time and JT standing there like a lost little boy.
    Sack JT now. Pretender.



  • @851:

    @coopy:

    Yeah I agree it’s confusing and not consistent. I have a feeling that JT may not consider hooker as overly important (unlike someone like Sheens).

    His selections of Dene and ET indicate to me that he views it as an essentially defensive role that should simply pass off the ground quickly to the halves. I suspect this may be his problem with RF who likes to engage the markers and run from Dummy half.

    I suspect he has no idea what he is doing, most sides have one real hooker, the rest two, we are going down a different path. :crazy

    X2



  • @jadtiger:

    @Eddie:

    This year Taylor has had a clear plan at hooker….

    First we will try Drink water who did a good job with Cherrington with Farah and Halatau out.

    Then we bring Halatau back and start at 9 and drop Drink water who did a good job.

    Then we will ease Farah back in from the bench and play a total of 3 hookers against Parramatta

    Then we will go with Robbie and Robbie alone for a good month or so.

    Then Robbie and Cherry are judged no good.

    So we go with Ballin as the starter who manages 2 games before succumbing to his dodgy knee.

    Robbie gets “rested” when fit ti play and we play our best forward ET there against Easts in the rain??

    That does not work so we go with Halatau starting and Farah on the bench and we have a good win against Souths

    Farah cops another head knock in Origin and is very quickly ruled out.

    Liddle who has recently been re-signed as the “future” flies with the team for the Storm game, but doesnt get a game with our main 2 hookers injured.

    Then to mix things up we go with ET starting at hooker for our next game instead of Halatau who did a good job starting in a 10-0 lead against Souths?? No Cherrington or Liddle anywhere.

    Mean while Jason Taylor is desperate to force Farah out , yet wont play Liddle or Cherrington with him out???

    And our most effective ball player has now played in 2 lop sided losses as a makeshift hooker.

    You know it makes sense.

    Tim Sheens would agree with it

    Just another day at the Asylum.



  • What happened to Jack Littlejohn he is easily better than Halatau or ET @ Hooker.
    He played well against the Warriors round 1.


  • Banned

    Bloke has no idea, rather painful watching it unfold.



  • @TigerWoods:

    @851:

    @coopy:

    Yeah I agree it’s confusing and not consistent. I have a feeling that JT may not consider hooker as overly important (unlike someone like Sheens).

    His selections of Dene and ET indicate to me that he views it as an essentially defensive role that should simply pass off the ground quickly to the halves. I suspect this may be his problem with RF who likes to engage the markers and run from Dummy half.

    I suspect he has no idea what he is doing, most sides have one real hooker, the rest two, we are going down a different path. :crazy

    X2

    Terry Lamb was a better coach than the Scarecrow .
    At least he had a game plan … Even if was the hoppa incidents 😆


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