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@twentyforty said in Get to know Reece Hoffman!:

@JoshColeman99 said in Get to know Reece Hoffman!:

He did as I expected. A little shaky under the high ball but seeing as he’s a centre not a winger I expected as much. Mbye let him down a lot in defence and you could clearly see they had not worked together much at all.

Kids got potential but for now we need Talau back ASAP. Let’s not forget he wasn’t supposed to even be playing first grade until 2022 minimum.

I would like to see Talau return to replace Chee Kam. Leaving Hoffman on the flank.

Hope neither are there

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@Blacknwhite said in Get to know Reece Hoffman!:

@jirskyr said in Get to know Reece Hoffman!:

I’d have to go back and watch the tape but I thought Hoffman made a number of bad decisions and I don’t think those were necessarily Mbye’s fault.

Or to put it another way, Mbye defended fine the past few weeks with different wingers, but tonight our LHD got destroyed, and the difference was the new kid and Brooks missing more tackles than usual.

Last week it was the RHD being exploited.

But I don’t see any specific reason to crucify Mbye, which is a favoured past-time on here, slightly ahead of lambasting Brooks. Hoffman isn’t a winger clearly, and he went in of his own accord many times. The winger either goes in with his centre or stays out, but Hoffman did neither, kept getting caught in-between.

Not going to lash the kid, first game, but I don’t see this being Mbye’s fault.

Or to put it another way, Nofo for years has been savaged about running too far in from wing and taking nobody / turning like a bus, but Mbye gets blamed for Hoffman doing the same thing? They attacked Hoffman all night and waited for him to make his defensive play every time they went to their right.

I think his only fault was that he rushed up out of sync with Moses.

Reynolds would play to the line at Brooks, once he engaged Brooks it was a simple 3 on 2. Mbye rushed Latrell like clockwork, Hoffman was off the pace and ended up in no mans land every time. South identified the pattern in play and exploited it repeatedly. Sadly our defensive system wasnt as sharp and never adjusted. Our 2nd row should have punnished him everytime he had the ball and slid to suit once Mitchell lined up on their right edge.

At best Hoffman could have hit the centre every time… he was hung out to dry.

He didnt fall apart mentally, and that was good to see.

If your centre goes …you go …that simple

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@Geo said in Brooks.... what is he good for??:

@happy_tiger said in Brooks.... what is he good for??:

@mike said in Brooks.... what is he good for??:

@Geo said in Brooks.... what is he good for??:

@Tiger5150 said in Brooks.... what is he good for??:

@Tigersmurf said in Brooks.... what is he good for??:

@Tiger5150 said in Brooks.... what is he good for??:

Im a Brooks fan, but tonight he was poor. But he wasnt on his own, REynolds, Mbye, Hoffman, MCK, Clarke, all poor

Wow I think you are being harsh on Hoffman. They sent a lot of traffic and kicks his way. He defused all bombs and scored a good try. If his centre had of helped him a little in defence then they may have been able to withstand some of the attack down that side.

If Hoffman wasnt 10m out of position all night, Mbye wouldnt have had to rush up to try to stop the play. Its ok to give your opponent 10m of sideline if you are blinding fast, otherwise, if the 5/8 gets the winger the ball, its a try every time. Mbye was trying to cut it off each time

I don’t think that was the case Hoffman’s spacing seemed fine to me on most occasions the whole left edge malfunctioned last night …that starts further in…had Hoffman held his wing there would have been a 15m gap between himself and Mbye for a centre to stroll through…

I don’t think the whole side communicated well enough …they were all on a different page…some rushing up some attempting to slide all at the same time…it’s on them all added to that the trend for the Fullback to defend in the line…rather than sweeping up the mess

Roberts TRY was the most disappointing …you could see it coming and Brooks still had a chance to stop it but fell off the tackle badly on the touchline …which has been unlike him…

The problem definitely starts closer to the ruck. The outside backs are often left defending 2 on 3, with the opposition having the overlap. Do that consistently and the opposition will score points on the edge consistently as well.

The more defence you need to make the more errors you will make …defence wasn’t great …but considering how much it had to make in the areas it was

Brooks kicking game was largely to blame …even if you only make your own 40 the main kicker should be able to get s deep kick in occasionally so you can apply defensive pressure and get your side back in the game that way

We were totally dominated with field position for 60 minutes …embarrassing

4 Times Latrell was stopped inside the 20 from Brooks kicks in the 1st 50mins…Grant and Reynolds also put so very poor kicks in that time…

We just let them out to easily with a 6-0 penalty count and 4 restarts and the bumbling the ball we we did get it…

Is he not our key kicker …and would you not target Gagai

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@mike said in Brooks.... what is he good for??:

@Geo said in Brooks.... what is he good for??:

@Tiger5150 said in Brooks.... what is he good for??:

@Tigersmurf said in Brooks.... what is he good for??:

@Tiger5150 said in Brooks.... what is he good for??:

Im a Brooks fan, but tonight he was poor. But he wasnt on his own, REynolds, Mbye, Hoffman, MCK, Clarke, all poor

Wow I think you are being harsh on Hoffman. They sent a lot of traffic and kicks his way. He defused all bombs and scored a good try. If his centre had of helped him a little in defence then they may have been able to withstand some of the attack down that side.

If Hoffman wasnt 10m out of position all night, Mbye wouldnt have had to rush up to try to stop the play. Its ok to give your opponent 10m of sideline if you are blinding fast, otherwise, if the 5/8 gets the winger the ball, its a try every time. Mbye was trying to cut it off each time

I don’t think that was the case Hoffman’s spacing seemed fine to me on most occasions the whole left edge malfunctioned last night …that starts further in…had Hoffman held his wing there would have been a 15m gap between himself and Mbye for a centre to stroll through…

I don’t think the whole side communicated well enough …they were all on a different page…some rushing up some attempting to slide all at the same time…it’s on them all added to that the trend for the Fullback to defend in the line…rather than sweeping up the mess

Roberts TRY was the most disappointing …you could see it coming and Brooks still had a chance to stop it but fell off the tackle badly on the touchline …which has been unlike him…

The problem definitely starts closer to the ruck. The outside backs are often left defending 2 on 3, with the opposition having the overlap. Do that consistently and the opposition will score points on the edge consistently as well.

The more defence you need to make the more errors you will make …defence wasn’t great …but considering how much it had to make in the areas it was

Brooks kicking game was largely to blame …even if you only make your own 40 the main kicker should be able to get s deep kick in occasionally so you can apply defensive pressure and get your side back in the game that way

We were totally dominated with field position for 60 minutes …embarrassing

Why we weren’t kicking to Souths weakness in their kick return Gagai just astounds me

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Why he got dragged last night …when we finally got ball in a position his skills could be utilized he wasn’t there

And then we blew a great chance with the slow feed from dummy half …

Madge …Madge …Madge

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Does it matter …what suspension LM gets won’t affect our season

Joeys error of judgement does

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@Geo said in Brooks.... what is he good for??:

@Tiger5150 said in Brooks.... what is he good for??:

@Tigersmurf said in Brooks.... what is he good for??:

@Tiger5150 said in Brooks.... what is he good for??:

Im a Brooks fan, but tonight he was poor. But he wasnt on his own, REynolds, Mbye, Hoffman, MCK, Clarke, all poor

Wow I think you are being harsh on Hoffman. They sent a lot of traffic and kicks his way. He defused all bombs and scored a good try. If his centre had of helped him a little in defence then they may have been able to withstand some of the attack down that side.

If Hoffman wasnt 10m out of position all night, Mbye wouldnt have had to rush up to try to stop the play. Its ok to give your opponent 10m of sideline if you are blinding fast, otherwise, if the 5/8 gets the winger the ball, its a try every time. Mbye was trying to cut it off each time

I don’t think that was the case Hoffman’s spacing seemed fine to me on most occasions the whole left edge malfunctioned last night …that starts further in…had Hoffman held his wing there would have been a 15m gap between himself and Mbye for a centre to stroll through…

I don’t think the whole side communicated well enough …they were all on a different page…some rushing up some attempting to slide all at the same time…it’s on them all added to that the trend for the Fullback to defend in the line…rather than sweeping up the mess

Roberts TRY was the most disappointing …you could see it coming and Brooks still had a chance to stop it but fell off the tackle badly on the touchline …which has been unlike him…

Last try was the worst easily

How do you rate Brooks game last night

Kicking game F

Game organization E minus

Defence C

Running game D minus

That was unacceptable last night
…not getting one tackle in our opposition 20 for 40 minutes …Brooks and the forwards have to own that

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@hobbo1 said in Brooks.... what is he good for??:

@Newton said in Brooks.... what is he good for??:

@Tigerbuck63 said in Brooks.... what is he good for??:

@jadtiger said in Brooks.... what is he good for??:

Brooks played well his defence was solid all night.Some people just like to criticise him and Nof because they can

why don’t you forum members that continue to knock Brooks go and support another team. He was not the reason we lost the game our forwards could not go forward and as per some forum members have alluded to we should be paying 2 props for go forward, I blame Madge for this loss not selecting a forward pack that could not make yards, shows however we are still a thereabouts team.

Why dont you forum members that think Brooks is on par with Joey Johns give an example of anything he adds to the team. Anything. The Tigers will never make the finals with this pretender at 7. Ive got 6 years of proof to back that up.

Someone needs to spike Brooks’s drink bottle with some pingers
Or take the kid to the brothel …one worst

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@Geo said in Get to know Reece Hoffman!:

@happy_tiger said in Get to know Reece Hoffman!:

@TheDaBoss said in Get to know Reece Hoffman!:

@happy_tiger said in Get to know Reece Hoffman!:

He was sub par …lacks pace …why persevere …what positives did he really offer

Unhappy chappy tonight mate

Why waste time when someone has no attributes that make him look remotely like he will succeed at this level …it’s a professional sport …would the Top sides pick him …simply put NO

Tell me one thing he did that gave you hope for his career at the WTs

Lets give him as many games as Nathan Milone then judge…

Hoffman never gave up did enough smart things like coming in from the touchline …he’s a kid who hasn’t played an NRL game or any footy in 8 months let alone on the wing and fast enough ti find the TRYLINE on debut

Let’s learn from those mistakes hey …

Hoffman wouldn’t make it near a top squad…let’s aim higher …stay away from mediocrity

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@TheDaBoss said in Get to know Reece Hoffman!:

@happy_tiger said in Get to know Reece Hoffman!:

He was sub par …lacks pace …why persevere …what positives did he really offer

Unhappy chappy tonight mate

Why waste time when someone has no attributes that make him look remotely like he will succeed at this level …it’s a professional sport …would the Top sides pick him …simply put NO

Tell me one thing he did that gave you hope for his career at the WTs

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He was sub par …lacks pace …why persevere …what positives did he really offer

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Souths rolled us up the guts …but don’t they have a crap forward pack now

Our attack was non existant 1st half …we didn’t get into the opposition 20 in the 1st half …not once …

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We could still have Thompson playing …weren’t we trading him for someone better …
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Talau won’t be back having suffered 3 hammy injuries in 3 weeks