timmings01 wrote: ↑Sun 11 Jun, 2017 10:17 pmSo where did that go?tigermac88 wrote: ↑Sun 11 Jun, 2017 9:23 pmTo be fair we beat the cowboys with guts and determination and good scramble defence
Yeh not sure where it went, we show glimpses of it for periods in a game but just not consistently for 80 minutes
We lost our halves! We cannot be expected to play the same as we did when we had Moses and Brooks leading the team around. We are using Reserve grade halves and coming up with Reserve grade performances. The halfback we are using cannot pass, kick or run the footy...that makes him pretty predictable and useless. Only got signed because he was mates with Taylor.
The defensive system has changed. We're still garbage, but they're definitely defending in a different system - more slide and less up and in. ET's role has changed - he's defending wider a fair bit. Suli was immediately shifted into the centres and Kev back to the wing.Tiger Watto wrote: ↑Mon 12 Jun, 2017 8:25 amSorry Boonboon, but I'm the first to admit we dont have the cattle. Its been obvious for 3-4 years. We are not questioning results on the scoreboard or effort by the kids, we are questioning there has been little to no change in our game plan or tactics from Cleary.Boonboon2 wrote: ↑Mon 12 Jun, 2017 7:12 amPeople are crazy we don't have the cattle. We didn't have the cattle at the start of 2017 and yesterdays squad was missing 7 players who were going to be in our top 17 at the 1st training session for the season.
Even with those players we were going to struggle to make the 8 this year without them or decent replacements we would struggle to win a game the fact Cleary has us getting close to Dragons last week and in the game for 50 minutes against the Roosters is a miracle. Look who we replaced those 7 with and where they were
Suli - 18 yr old Holden Cup player
Chee-Kam - Reserve Grade back rower
Lolohea- Warriors Reserve Grade winger
LittleJohn- HB for the NSW cup team coming last
McIlwrick - 5 yrs as a NSW cup player before this yr
JJ Felise - NSW CUp prop in the team coming last
Masters - 20 yro old rookie playing reserve grade
If anyone thinks we should even be competitive without some amazing committment from the players and some great coaching is kidding themselves.
The effort from the lads has been great the last 2 weeks but we don't have the cattle.
Impossible to read the attack as we haven't had proper halves playing for many weeks, not to mention the other players missing.