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@TonyTiger said in Harry Grant:

@PabloX said in Harry Grant:

I’d be happy to offer Harry the captaincy next year if he were to stay. Could even be a carrot to keep him.

I know yesterday he said he was going back to the storm, but what else was he going to say.

I have no idea how this plays out, I’m pretty sure Harry doesn’t either, but for obvious reasons I want him to stay.

Harry’s still wet behind the ears - Captain? Maybe Under 19s … we’re sounding really desperate, if Harry’s returning to the Storm then big deal, Liddle has been highly rated by us before Harry came along… I also rate Liddle and let’s put some money into the missing link: SPEED

I hope Liddle gets some game time this year so we can see a direct comparison?

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@851 said in Signing Suggestions & Rumours:

@twentyforty said in Signing Suggestions & Rumours:

@Speed2burn said in Signing Suggestions & Rumours:

Adam Blair is available, bring the GOAT back

Since he left Storm , every club he moves to has a downturn.

I am in the minority but I like Blair, he hardly ever gets hurt, puts plenty of pressure on the halves and plays 80 minutes most weeks, he gets a lot of unfair criticism in my opinion, but I wouldn’t bring him back

He didn’t do a lot at WT after signing on big money, but sure the club should share some of that criticism because he’s not Robinson Caruso.

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@Speed2burn said in Signing Suggestions & Rumours:

Adam Blair is available, bring the GOAT back

Since he left Storm , every club he moves to has a downturn.

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@JoshColeman99 said in Signing Suggestions & Rumours:

@pawsandclaws1 said in Signing Suggestions & Rumours:

@JoshColeman99 said in Signing Suggestions & Rumours:

@patwalker said in Signing Suggestions & Rumours:

A lot of people saying Meaney is too small, he is taller and heavier than Papenhyzen, I don’t get it

Very few players can make it at that size. How many other fullbacks or wingers are Pap’s size and are top shelf players.

They are both bigger than Brett Hodgson and i seem to remember him being fair to average…
Its not the size of the dog in the fight! Wingers def need some height but fullbacks comparatively rarely contest highballs so its less of an issue.

Was a different game back then. We are in the era of giant players even in the back line

We have giant already, unfortunately nearly all are snails. We need genuine pace.

Definitely need pace on the wings

Let’s not forget, the greatest try scorer in the history of our game was 173cm , 78kg. He also held the world professional sprint record.
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According to an ABC report, the Victorian Government knew about the inadequate hotel quarantine activities as early as March 28, and did nothing but call for an inquiry.

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@formerguest said in Coronavirus Outbreak:

Took a break from the medal search this morning to take my ticking more and more of the boxes by the day son and myself to get tested for the virus at the Wyong hospital Covid 19 clinic. Whilst in the line, one of a pair of guys in front was on the phone and talking about being there because he had been at the Crossroads hotel and developed a cough and sore throat.

A little while later when sitting awaiting the pre test interview, the guy adjacent to us also answered that he had been to the Crossroads, which is now one of their standard questions, though he was asymptomatic. I made a comment about having heard both of them during my interview and whilst not given numbers, was told that there had already been a “hell of a lot” through both yesterday and this morning.

Showed directly to me just how easily it could spread across regions, with many here in the northern Central Coast getting testing after visiting an indoor venue such as this pub in South West Sydney.

Good point Former. Many of those getting tested would have a reason to do so, I imagine.

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@Tcat said in Official - Wests Tigers Sign Stefano Utoikamanu:

@twentyforty said in Official - Wests Tigers Sign Stefano Utoikamanu:

“He is still a very young and well respected playing member of our squad. It’s a good thing on behalf of the club that we’re not taking that personally.

"We want to give him an opportunity. He’s a kid that has come through our system and it’s a good example for the rest of the kids coming through - if you’re good enough you’ll get a chance. If you train hard, you’re a better chance.”

Empty words, unless supported by action.

Taking what personally?

Precisely!
I assume Stefano’s reasons for wanting to leave ?

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“He is still a very young and well respected playing member of our squad. It’s a good thing on behalf of the club that we’re not taking that personally.

"We want to give him an opportunity. He’s a kid that has come through our system and it’s a good example for the rest of the kids coming through - if you’re good enough you’ll get a chance. If you train hard, you’re a better chance.”

Empty words, unless supported by action.

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@Tiger5150 said in Let's look at some tape - LHS defence:

@TYGA said in Let's look at some tape - LHS defence:

The line needs to move together either stay on your man and if one comes in they all jam in and stop the ball runner. They all came in and the winger stayed out. That’s the problem. It starts on the inside Leilua, Brooks, Moses then Hoffman.

I disagree with you here Tyga. IMO Hoffman never stayed out, he always came in but didnt get either his winger or the centre. In fact on the last try (Roberts) the centre caught the ball outside of Hoffman (our winger). I think it was his fault (as a 19yo rookie) but others think it was Mybye’s ( I dont) BUT if I was Hoffman and they had already scored two easy tries with the winger in untouched, I would have made a point of staying out on my winger and at least make the centre score inside me.

I’ve always been of the belief that wingers should stay on their opposite number, because of the reason you’ve eluded to. This hasn’t been the case since wingers have been urged to get more involved with the play. To Hoffman’s credit he didn’t do what Nofa often does when faced with a 2 on 1, ie run through the line hoping for an interception. Ok, sure it has come off for him a couple of times but mostly not. Hoffman , not being familiar with Mbye, Brooks, Luchy and Doueihi (who was unsighted) did hesitate, but that’s definitely fixable and not a reason to send him to CC.

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@jirskyr said in Let's look at some tape - LHS defence:

So I put the first try mostly on Brooks, second mostly on Mbye, 3rd mostly on Hoffman, 4th mostly on Brooks.

Unfortunately in Try 2 and Try 4, Hoffman makes a secondary bad decision that essentially reinforces the primary mistake. This is evidenced by the fact that Gagai strolls over untouched, which should never be the case, there should always be some kind of pressuring cover even if you have been exposed by a wrap play.

Very good analysis jirskyr.