Coaches Corner - Wests Tigers & Eels

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Steve Turner and Matt Elliott look at why the Eels are struggling and why the Tigers are flying after two rounds

https://www.weststigers.com.au/news/2018/03/21/matt-eliott-breaks-down-wests-tigers-on-field-attitude/

Interesting stats they discussed…makes you think we’ve been the beneficiaries of some poor attack from our opposition as they’re still searching for combinations. Ivan was right that we’ve picked a good time to play the best sides.

I like when Matty Elliott talks tactics, got a great analytical brain for the game.

Good scrambling defence
I’m happy with that as long as we keep showing up
Its a trait of Jonathan Thustons
He never gives up and always seems to make that last ditch effort that wins them games

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I like when Matty Elliott talks tactics, got a great analytical brain for the game.

CB Robbie Rochow was Grandstand Sunday week ago and Elliott had massive raps on Rochow as a future NRL coach

Love listening to him talking rugby league , for me he is the Ian Chappell of the NRL a true visionary of the game moving forward

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Good scrambling defence
I’m happy with that as long as we keep showing up
Its a trait of Jonathan Thustons
He never gives up and always seems to make that last ditch effort that wins them games

JT reads the game better than anyone else I have seen play, and had a heart as big as phar laps.

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I like when Matty Elliott talks tactics, got a great analytical brain for the game.

CB Robbie Rochow was Grandstand Sunday week ago and Elliott had massive raps on Rochow as a future NRL coach

Love listening to him talking rugby league , for me he is the Ian Chappell of the NRL a true visionary of the game moving forward

Except he’s not a total Wanker like Chappelli.

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I like when Matty Elliott talks tactics, got a great analytical brain for the game.

CB Robbie Rochow was Grandstand Sunday week ago and Elliott had massive raps on Rochow as a future NRL coach

Love listening to him talking rugby league , for me he is the Ian Chappell of the NRL a true visionary of the game moving forward

Except he’s not a total Wanker like Chappelli.

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I like when Matty Elliott talks tactics, got a great analytical brain for the game.

CB Robbie Rochow was Grandstand Sunday week ago and Elliott had massive raps on Rochow as a future NRL coach

Love listening to him talking rugby league , for me he is the Ian Chappell of the NRL a true visionary of the game moving forward

Except he’s not a total Wanker like Chappelli.

That wasn’t the point though

For me this will be the big question though , when true fatigue starts to set in around Rd 8/9/10 how will we cope ??

Maybe short spells for players won’t hurt , we do have some depth , resting blokes like Taylor , Matulino ,Packer , The Twuth , Rowdy for a Round out of every six might be beneficial down the track and give the blokes in ISP some extra motivation that they are close

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I like when Matty Elliott talks tactics, got a great analytical brain for the game.

CB Robbie Rochow was Grandstand Sunday week ago and Elliott had massive raps on Rochow as a future NRL coach

Love listening to him talking rugby league , for me he is the Ian Chappell of the NRL a true visionary of the game moving forward

Except he’s not a total Wanker like Chappelli.

That wasn’t the point though

For me this will be the big question though , when true fatigue starts to set in around Rd 8/9/10 how will we cope ??

Maybe short spells for players won’t hurt , we do have some depth , resting blokes like Taylor , Matulino ,Packer , The Twuth , Rowdy for a Round out of every six might be beneficial down the track and give the blokes in ISP some extra motivation that they are close

Good idea - especially if it is given thought of who you can rest against what team.

Best suggestion for a long time on here.

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Good scrambling defence
I’m happy with that as long as we keep showing up
Its a trait of Jonathan Thustons
He never gives up and always seems to make that last ditch effort that wins them games

JT reads the game better than anyone else I have seen play, and had a heart as big as phar laps.

Im guessing by the 64 in your name sheer, that youve seen Sterlo play.
Do you think JT reads the game better than he did…there was none better at this than Sterlo imo

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Good scrambling defence
I’m happy with that as long as we keep showing up
Its a trait of Jonathan Thustons
He never gives up and always seems to make that last ditch effort that wins them games

JT reads the game better than anyone else I have seen play, and had a heart as big as phar laps.

Im guessing by the 64 in your name sheer, that youve seen Sterlo play.
Do you think JT reads the game better than he did…there was none better at this than Sterlo imo

Paul Kent brought up a real good point yesterday

The players from the 80’s dealt with limited replacements and therefore natural attrition tired forwards out who the made defensive errors due to fatigue

A bloke like Johnathan Thurston has done everything he has in the game against fresh forwards , week in week out and gets targeted every week like Cam Smith

I’m a huge fan of players like Sterling ,Lewis and Kenny , but when you weigh up with what the current halves deal with having to create against 110 kgs monsters who don’t blow a candle out its hard to make a case for the 80’s players

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CB Robbie Rochow was Grandstand Sunday week ago and Elliott had massive raps on Rochow as a future NRL coach

Love listening to him talking rugby league , for me he is the Ian Chappell of the NRL a true visionary of the game moving forward

Except he’s not a total Wanker like Chappelli.

That wasn’t the point though

For me this will be the big question though , when true fatigue starts to set in around Rd 8/9/10 how will we cope ??

Maybe short spells for players won’t hurt , we do have some depth , resting blokes like Taylor , Matulino ,Packer , The Twuth , Rowdy for a Round out of every six might be beneficial down the track and give the blokes in ISP some extra motivation that they are close

Good idea - especially if it is given thought of who you can rest against what team.

Best suggestion for a long time on here.

Interesting. I posted that idea a couple of weeks ago and the answer. Was I an Aussie cricket selelector.

With our forward depth in Grant, Sue, Felise and Sirronen we wouldn’t lose much if any one of them replaced any one of our currrent pack as the difference between them is relatively small. If the ISP team forwards keeps performing then the risk is even lower and they would be motivated by knowing that they will get their chance if they maintain a high standard.

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Except he’s not a total Wanker like Chappelli.

That wasn’t the point though

For me this will be the big question though , when true fatigue starts to set in around Rd 8/9/10 how will we cope ??

Maybe short spells for players won’t hurt , we do have some depth , resting blokes like Taylor , Matulino ,Packer , The Twuth , Rowdy for a Round out of every six might be beneficial down the track and give the blokes in ISP some extra motivation that they are close

Good idea - especially if it is given thought of who you can rest against what team.

Best suggestion for a long time on here.

Interesting. I posted that idea a couple of weeks ago and the answer. Was I an Aussie cricket selelector.

With our forward depth in Grant, Sue, Felise and Sirronen we wouldn’t lose much if any one of them replaced any one of our currrent pack as the difference between them is relatively small. If the ISP team forwards keeps performing then the risk is even lower and they would be motivated by knowing that they will get their chance if they maintain a high standard.

Don’t listen to Geo and Hobbo = Forrest Gump

and I forgot McQeen when he gets match fit

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