Matto said in WT Keeps List:
> I want to see Matterson die in a Tigers jersey
Maguire needs to address why Cleary could get the best out of Brooks but he appears to be unable to do it?
If Seizer and Hastings are serious options as our half I would question the path we are being taken down after the Joey Leilua and Jennings acquisitions.
This is a good point. Unless we solve the issue of why our halves are performing so poorly under the current coach and structure, it really won’t matter who we sign.
Could start with giving them some go forward with the pack. No halves could perform well behind our current pack. They lift for one week and then go missing for three. There is a serious lack of physicality in our boys.
They’ve been killed the last two weeks but prior to that we’ve had multiple games this year where our pack has held their own. Even in games where we’ve won the battle in the middle, our halves have been ordinary. That’s why Maguire has played a million combos - nothing is working.
That’s what I mean Avo we can’t seem to handle the weekly grind and our go forward has not been a problem just this year it was the same under Cleary - because it use to drive me nuts. Our halves are on a hiding to nothing who ever they are until we get some big mobile bodies who can get us our of our own half without relying on Nofo taking up two of the hit ups. Might be wrong but our success rate for scoring is pretty good in the oppositions zone we just don’t get there often enough.
It would help if our halves kicking games were up to a decent standard. Those 2 early 7 tackle sets that Benji conceded by kicking it dead were deplorable. At worst the opposition would scoop it up 1 mtr out and we’d pressure them with defence. Kicking it dead is the worst possible result.
As it was, the forwards had to scramble and back peddle 80m a couple of times which took the legs out of them. No energy left to attack with ball in hand and it kind of snowballed from there.
Same with our bombs & attacking kicks from around halfway. Hardly any hit the turf or were directed away from the FB. Those extra 3-5 seconds when the ball is bouncing cuts the FB’s run back mtrs considerably.
Doesn’t seem to be much of a plan with the kicking game apart from hoping the back 3 drop a bomb every now and then
Continually kicking the ball dead and not finding the grass off our kicks is killing us. The big fellas can only do so much work until they’re buggered and it’s been months of it now.
Yeah it’s garbage time when it comes to our 5th tackle options.
Can’t remember the last time they mixed it up during a game. Something different like an early chip & chase to get the FB spooked so he creeps up a bit then follow it up with a few long ones towards the corners. Keep them guessing and out of rhythm.
As it stands they know exactly what’s coming by simply watching last weeks tape
Last year brooks and Benji were finding repeat sets constantly especially brooks. This year they just can’t get it right! No idea what’s happened.
Refereeing and rule changes.
Considering this is a merged Packer/Matter son thread, I’d like to point out that the NRLSHOP is doing us a big dirty with their current product offerings.
Treacherous to say the least…
I thought that was a blow-up tackling rig, get Mitchell Pearce to start rocketing clearing kicks into his noggin’…
Seriously couldn’t resist
Apologise. Are you American?
He’s just a Queenslander, almost the same thing but without the guns.
And your Mexicans …
No, wrong again, that’s Victorians
Actually, it’s Americans…
Because “in my opinion” the player he was before the dislocation was destined for a long career playing State Of Origin and for Australia however after the injury he never got back to being that player again. Still a quality player just lost that bit of magic.
THE magic will be evident tonight
Maguire is not the problem it is the players he inherited. The juniors not playing this year has not helped. Need to get rid of overpaid players and say good bye to Lawrence and Marshall season end. I would be blooding players like Madden now with eye on 2021. Give Dylan Smith a go at full back or new signing AJ. Still hurting from Cleary legacy.
He re-signed Benji and Lawrence. In fact he signed or re-signed >70% of the team. Why did he do these signings or re-signings if they’re no good?
The cornerstone of long term success lies in the team’s continuity. In fact that could be said for any organisation. Madge is making all the right moves imho. The club cannot be successful if it continues to treat players like it treated Farah. Long term servants at the club need to be sent off with dignity, respect and gratitude in the hope that young players strive to emulate their success. These old players need to be around the club as a reminder. Madge got Blocker to have a word of encouragement with Blore before his debut. This is part of the cultural shift I find very pleasing. Madge has taken on a huge job , having to walk in with his fireman’s hat for a while.
Very wise words, 2040
Those that keep on carrying on about Madge signing 15 of 17 that played last night, still don’t get it.
Yes he resigned them, but the crucial point is, the contracts of Reynolds, Mbye and Packer are not his doing, and that is what’s stuffing up our roster.
He lost to a warriors team who were relying on other teams discarded players to actually field a team.
Would the result had been different had not Mbye Reynolds and Packer been in the squad who he didn’t sign/re-sign or extend …I guess is the question then…
Not sure …just see it as an excuse to fail…
This’ an incredibly stupid comment from you, Geo. lol… football brains? Nowhere to be seen