Another heartbreaking loss from a game we should’ve won!.
You can blame Jennings, you can blame Douhei, but IMO the blame lays squarely with Madge for this loss.
Look at how Arthur has instilled mongrel in the Eels, they compete for EVERYTHING!, they scratch and claw their way to win EVERYTHING they are involved in!. They do not accept second best…That attitude is down to the Coach. They even bash each other up in opposing sessions. Our Boys are satisfied just to take the field and cross the stripe, they are content to just play They showed no urgency to get that short kickoff…reminded me of the 2011 semi final scrum play where we just froze!.. Our Coach swaps out our most competitive player in Thompson for Jennings, who is content to play in second gear. Our Coach swaps out our most mongrel bench player in Musgrove for pillow top Clark, he then promotes Seytharth who is clearly not ready for NRL; we then have Lawrence…our bench has NO impact, NO X factor…That is all down to the Coach…So Madge, its time you owned up and took a bullet for a loss…Our most competitive player is leaving, so what are our options for the wing…Oh well here comes 9th again!.