Brooks keen to improve little things ahead of Raiders clash



  • Wests Tigers halfback Luke Brooks said his side’s recent run of form isn’t cause for concern, with an adjustment to the little things required ahead of Saturday’s trip to the nation’s capital.

    With just two wins from their past seven games, Wests Tigers have slipped outside the top eight and now sit two points back from the eighth-placed Panthers ahead of two tough road trips in the next fortnight to Canberra and then Newcastle.

    But the reigning Dally M Halfback of the Year said there was no need for panic just yet, stating that it was the little things his side needed to improve on most.

    “I think it’s just the little things in the game at the moment,” Brooks said.

    "They’re the things that are costing us and becoming big things.

    "We’ve got to get on top of it. We’re still a good chance to make the finals and we’ve got to concentrate on playing good football.

    “It all starts again this week against Canberra but we’ll definitely be up for it.”

    Celebrating #Benji300

    Having come off second best when the two sides met earlier this year, Brooks noted that he’d seen some strong improvements in attack in the weeks since that game and highlighted that continued adjustments were taking his side forward.

    “Again, it was the little things that cost us in that one,” Brooks reflected.

    "We were having a play off and they ended up scoring some tries off the back of it.

    “We’ll need to fix that all up but since our last meet, our attack has been a lot better. I thought on the weekend that our attack was pretty good; it was just our ball handling and too many errors that were what cost us in the end.”

    Despite the tough run of form, Wests Tigers remain just one win outside the top eight heading in to the final two months of the season, with Brooks emphasising that his side still had a great chance to get the job done in these crucial games.

    “You need to win every game — simple as that," he said.

    "If you start winning games you start building belief and momentum that can help kick start the second half of the season.

    “Similarly to the team, my form has been up and down and I know I can play a lot better than what I have been.

    “It’s something I keep working hard at training to get me there.”

    Match: Raiders v Wests Tigers
    ROUND 18 - SATURDAY 20TH JULY



  • This all sounds about right 😐



  • I’m not concerned at all

    We’ve won 7 from 16 …surely winning 7 from our next 8 is simples



  • If they couldn’t get up for Benji’s 300th they have no chance against Raiders in ACT… I thinks it is time to blood some younger players to see if we have a Diamond in the rough.



  • Getting a bit sick and tired of Brooks saying he needs to improve or do this or do that. Been a few years and every few months these bits come out. Just play the bloody game and let your footy do the talking.



  • The ultimate fluff guide …
    Brooks …blah blah blah .



  • To me it’s a concern, that wests tigers have not played finals since 2011, surely that should be motivation enough for the entire season.



  • Groundhog day



  • Blah blah blah



  • Isn’t cause for concern? He has to be joking? Gees no wonder we are not making progress.



  • Is repeatesly kicking essy balls in the air to Blake Ferguson, a ‘little thing’?



  • I guess rome wasnt built in a day… but yeah… at least rome made progress each day



  • @innsaneink said in Brooks keen to improve little things ahead of Raiders clash:

    Groundhog day

    You are not wrong, and while we are at it lets give Robbie and Benji another year for not making the 8 again, this is the same crap every year, heads need to roll.
    But no we will just trot out the same team every week and miss the 8 again, there is always next year, the WestsTigers mantra



  • @westTAHger said in Brooks keen to improve little things ahead of Raiders clash:

    To me it’s a concern, that wests tigers have not played finals since 2011, surely that should be motivation enough for the entire season.

    yep definitely this points needs to be stressed over and over again
    titans have declared it’s do or die for them- same needs to be the case for us with madge too…



  • I think that Brooks needs to panic, or at least wake up.


Log in to reply
 

Recent Topics