New game plan needed



  • Our game style this year has been mostly ineffective. We have an over reliance on second man plays in good ball position. Et as a ball playing lock doesn’t engage anyone is slow and allows defences to easily adjust.

    While et has been a good addition and has helped tighten up the middle, his involvement in attack is being overplayed. It needs a total rethink. We need to be playing at the line and at speed to engage defenders and create space for our outside men.

    Teddy and our backrowers/centres should be turned back through the middle and any shifts should be off quick play the balls to suli.

    Lateral, structured football is dead and is now suicide for us, witness the last two months of football. Our impotent attack has been as much to blame as our defence.



  • We have so many issues. Can you even focus on attack when we make heaps of mistakes, our defence is terrible and our go forward is pretty poor.

    I think we need to fix heaps of things and then see how our attack stacks up.



  • Mate we played better when we wentbthrough the middle. Teddy sniffing around the ruck ptovided plenty of opportunities. Then attack through theedges with suli, nofo etcm



  • I think we should score more tries.



  • We’ve played most of the season with at least one of our first choice halves either injured or acting up. Thus it’s no real surprise that the attack has been pretty garbage.
    I’m keen to see Brooks and Lolohea get a decent run of games together.



  • Let’s face it as much as we’ve all gone off Woods, without his offloads creating second phase play we have zero in attack.



  • We need 3 Props on the park playing in the middle for the majority of a match just to get us on an even footing with most teams… If we can achieve this, maybe our edges will be more effective/devastating?



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    I think we should score more tries.

    Maybe make sure the opposition score less tries.



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    I think we should score more tries.

    Maybe make sure the opposition score less tries.

    Or both



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    I think we should score more tries.

    Maybe make sure the opposition score less tries.

    Or both

    Or maybe hire a decent referee



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    I think we should score more tries.

    Maybe make sure the opposition score less tries.

    Or both

    Or maybe hire a decent referee

    lol… I think its pretty clear we have plenty of short comings before we need to blame referees.



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    Maybe make sure the opposition score less tries.

    Or both

    Or maybe hire a decent referee

    lol… I think its pretty clear we have plenty of short comings before we need to blame referees.

    A good referee will always help


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    I would be going with the give it to Tedesco for this game the opposition may let him stroll over for a few meat pies…



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    Maybe make sure the opposition score less tries.

    Or both

    Or maybe hire a decent referee

    lol… I think its pretty clear we have plenty of short comings before we need to blame referees.

    If by saying “hire” he means bribe, then I think he’s onto something!



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    Our game style this year has been mostly ineffective. We have an over reliance on second man plays in good ball position. Et as a ball playing lock doesn’t engage anyone is slow and allows defences to easily adjust.

    While et has been a good addition and has helped tighten up the middle, his involvement in attack is being overplayed. It needs a total rethink. We need to be playing at the line and at speed to engage defenders and create space for our outside men.

    Teddy and our backrowers/centres should be turned back through the middle and any shifts should be off quick play the balls to suli.

    Lateral, structured football is dead and is now suicide for us, witness the last two months of football. Our impotent attack has been as much to blame as our defence.

    I think you are hitting on something here. Yet I remember watching a Tigers game and the announcers said “everyone is playing like Melbourne now. There are only 4 styles in the comp and that’s why I love watching the tigers. Tigers, Warriors [someone else, Canberra or Manly maybe] and everyone else copying the Storm”.

    Tim Sheens had his faults, many faults… but he was entertaining and original. We have embraced Potter and Taylor and it has not worked… but I had this feeling with the both of them that they would play a different style of football to everyone else.

    Do we want to try and wressle our way to a premiership or do we want our own style. We need to be competitive but I don’t want us to be a clone.



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