The elephant in the room

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The elephant in the room

Post by Tiger_heart » Tue 12 Mar, 2013 12:41 pm

Benji. There, I have said it. Time to consider his worth to this team. And let's not say "on just 1 game.." - he has not been the boy wonder for some years, now.


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Post by TIGER » Tue 12 Mar, 2013 12:51 pm

Been saying it for 5 years people are slowly catching on that all Benji is is a great touch footy player.

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Post by brk53y » Tue 12 Mar, 2013 12:53 pm

Yeah sadly I tend to agree. No where near the player he was in 2010

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Post by everett » Tue 12 Mar, 2013 1:00 pm

X 3.

Would love to resign Farah and let Marshall go and with the money freed up buy some big aggressive forwards.

We have enough talent to play 5/8 without a big ego and turn style defence.
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Post by Tigerpete » Tue 12 Mar, 2013 1:05 pm

There's no doubts he hasn't kicked on in the past 3 seasons. His form has just stayed at the same place. However statistically speaking, he's still one of the best in the league. His errors/decision making let him down and this is an area I assume he would've improved on in the past 3 season but hasn't. Still though, after all that, he's still one of the games best play makers. Is our expectation on him simply too much??

Not so sure i'd be letting him go. However if it came down to Benji or Robbie. Robbie stays hands down.


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Post by TIGER » Tue 12 Mar, 2013 1:09 pm

Easily the most over rated player in the game. Extremely skillful but just not a complete RL player. Shouldn't be mentioned in the same breath as Thurston or Lockyer or even Cronk but he is because his mug is on the TV with his buddies who are judges of the game but can't tell the truth. They sugar coat their comments about him by saying " I think your form hasn't been what it has been in previous years and you'll be the first to admit that" and he replies with the same old answer of "yeah it hasn't but I've been working on my game in the offseason training hard I feel I've got a lot of improvement left in me and you haven't seen the best of me yet" Then the next day in the paper you read the headline "Benji says best is yet to come"
But we all know it hasn't and won't, change the record Benji.

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Post by shapmar » Tue 12 Mar, 2013 6:13 pm

He's under too much pressure.... Wen prince was steerin him round he was devistating cause he had room to move, wasnt kicking or making all the decisions and wasnt being handed the ball EVERY SINGLE PLAY to pull out some magic. The team doesn't perform and just expect him to save the day... Last night was the 2nd worst game I've witnessed. Only the 52-4 or wat ever it was a few yrs back v sths @ scg was more shameful. Based on that performance there shod be MANY players on notice, potter's got his work cut out for him.

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Post by alexaki » Tue 12 Mar, 2013 6:13 pm

The game has become too structured for Adlib players like benji

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Post by mtd » Tue 12 Mar, 2013 7:14 pm

Been saying for a while now he'd be better served in the centres.

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Post by TIGER » Tue 12 Mar, 2013 7:51 pm

Pressure please!!!!! Stop making excuses for him, every player is under pressure every half is under pressure why is he under more than anyone else? No one expects him to perform miracles in fact its quite the opposite. Name one other player that consistently chooses wrong options and kicks worse than him, even if you can name one he'd be on half the money.
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Post by Fraze23 » Tue 12 Mar, 2013 8:05 pm

Leading try and line break assister in the competition in 2012. Yep the guys done nothing.

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Post by Guest » Tue 12 Mar, 2013 8:34 pm

Tigerpete wrote:There's no doubts he hasn't kicked on in the past 3 seasons. His form has just stayed at the same place. However statistically speaking, he's still one of the best in the league. His errors/decision making let him down and this is an area I assume he would've improved on in the past 3 season but hasn't. Still though, after all that, he's still one of the games best play makers. Is our expectation on him simply too much??

Not so sure i'd be letting him go. However if it came down to Benji or Robbie. Robbie stays hands down.
Only because he gets given and holds the ball the most of all players.

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Post by Guest » Tue 12 Mar, 2013 8:37 pm

alexaki wrote:The game has become too structured for Adlib players like benji

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AGREE, thats why the game is becoming so boring.... In less than a decade The A league soccer will be australia no.1 sports

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Post by Guest » Tue 12 Mar, 2013 8:39 pm

Fraze23 wrote:Leading try and line break assister in the competition in 2012. Yep the guys done nothing.
Big deal his playing halfback all the ball goes to him, put me in the middle of the park and ill have those stats as well!!!!

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Post by ragedmachine » Tue 12 Mar, 2013 9:27 pm

What really gets to me is the stupid grubber kick toward the right corner post on the 3rd or 4th tackle.

BENJI, THAT HAS WORKED ONLY ONCE. STOP WASTING POSSESSION.

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Post by innsaneink » Tue 12 Mar, 2013 9:36 pm

He's good against retreating defenses (remember parra - Cambo last year)

Retreating backfoot defenses are rare....well, opposition ones, ours is always retreating

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Post by clokan » Tue 12 Mar, 2013 9:48 pm

mtd wrote:Been saying for a while now he'd be better served in the centres.

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Not sure for what side.
Defensively, centre would be a tough ask for Benji

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Post by Fraze23 » Tue 12 Mar, 2013 10:07 pm

Guest wrote:
Fraze23 wrote:Leading try and line break assister in the competition in 2012. Yep the guys done nothing.
Big deal his playing halfback all the ball goes to him, put me in the middle of the park and ill have those stats as well!!!!

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That is one of the most idiotic posts I've read in a while.

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