We have played very poorly at Leichhardt this year. You could see after about 10 minutes we were going to lose this match. Absolutely no energy, no composure, and almost trying to hard. It looked exactly the same during the GCT games.
No doubt there was an incredible atmosphere last night and really should have had the opposite effect on the players. Makes me think that they may not be managing the nerves/energy/build up/sense of occasion very well. Very strange, as in previous years it seems to have motivated the players.
Pretty unconvincing really.
Seemed very upset reading the statement and looked far more comfortable answering ad hoc questions about the game. Absolutely no indication that he wants to be here - seems more about maintaining his integrity etc. Don’t have a lot of faith but time will tell I suppose.
I was a little concerned but all good after Pascoe words to fairgax. He was unquivocal. Nothing more he can unless Cleary requwsts a release. If he does, Pascoe has indicate this woll bw refused. If Cleary tries to coach penrith we seek an injunction. Wont get that far.
Surely the board know how important this is to the clubs fans, and surely they stick to their guns on it. Just cannot afford to let IC go. Even if he doesnt want to coach us. Even if that will affect how we perform, they simply cannot let him go for any price. The fans need to see the board fight and refuse to be pushed around.
Not sure that lack of go forwards was our problem yesterday and tend to think the stats are a little bit misleading.
We had absolutely no ball for the first 60 minutes of the game. When we finally got the ball we were moving it laterally instead of trying to go through the middle.