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Toddy Payten

Post by TigerDave81 » Sun 14 Aug, 2011 1:16 pm

I don't wanna disrespect Todd, but i honestly feel his struggling big time, and offering nothing to the team at the moment. Slow, no big runs in the forwards and when he comes on the team look disjointed. Does anyone else agree?

I'm guessing fifita has done something to be out of the team for so long, but come finals he will offer way more then what Todd is ATM.


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Post by GNR4LIFE » Sun 14 Aug, 2011 1:18 pm

as much as i love the guy,he shouldn't be there.But as long as he's fit,he'll be there every week

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Post by tigerlogic » Sun 14 Aug, 2011 1:52 pm

I love having payten in the team.. Despite th fact he does appear broken ATM.. The reason we create much of the space out wide is because of payten keeping th attack direct, he goes to the line and has a very good pass on him out the back to Benji.
Tigers use a lot of tip on plays in the forwards which gets opposition defense condensing in the middle, but when payten passes out the back (using the lead forward as an option runner), it creates space for that left edge.
Love having toddy in the team and think our attack is more sharp as a result


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Post by AmericanHistoryX » Sun 14 Aug, 2011 2:50 pm

you need paytens brain in the semis - period.
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Post by Flippedy » Sun 14 Aug, 2011 6:21 pm

His professionalism and calming influence on the younger forwards cannot be underestimated.
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Post by Centaur » Sun 14 Aug, 2011 6:26 pm

He is not really doing much on the field, and it is getting annoying - however I can't say he is costing us at the moment.

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Post by galea#11 » Sun 14 Aug, 2011 8:03 pm

i agree he isnt what he was , but i do like having him in the 17 and think his experience in the semis will be great , Fifita is no where near an unfit Payten did any of u seee fifita in state cup against Norths ? he made junior moors look like a star .

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Post by Muffstar » Sun 14 Aug, 2011 10:25 pm

I have to say I did not even notice him against Penrith - was not until I watched a replay and saw his name on the screen when he came on as an interchange that I knew he came onto the field.

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Post by alien » Mon 15 Aug, 2011 12:54 am

i would rather bike pants on the interchange instead of a back. he wouldnt need to play too many minutes if we had 4 forwards on the interchange

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Post by WestsSupporter » Mon 15 Aug, 2011 1:59 am

i forgot this guy even existed until i saw this topic. what does he actually do during games? i don't even know what position he is. he's been virtually non-existent lately.
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Post by cunno » Mon 15 Aug, 2011 7:26 am

He will pick up in the coming weeks and be valuable come semis time.

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Post by Cultured Bogan » Mon 15 Aug, 2011 7:59 am

AmericanHistoryX wrote:you need paytens brain in the semis - period.
I agree. He will be invaluable in the semis, and I reckon he will grow a leg.
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Post by alexaki » Mon 15 Aug, 2011 8:41 am

We can "afford" to carry him till the semis...so we should...I reckon he will play out of his skin come the semis!

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Post by hybrid_tiger » Mon 15 Aug, 2011 9:54 am

I'm all for trying to get him up for the semis, but to not touch the ball a single time in a match is just unthinkable.

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Post by happy tiger » Mon 15 Aug, 2011 10:01 am

alexaki wrote:We can "afford" to carry him till the semis...so we should...I reckon he will play out of his skin come the semis!
He could become a liability in the semis . Maybe play him for BRET for a coouple of weeks and see how he goes If he starts to show his old form and skills we can bring him back up then
But Hybrid's right , to not get a touch all night isn't good
If we got 2 injuries in the forwards and we needed him to play some serious minutes we'd be stuffed I'd reckon

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Post by Snake » Mon 15 Aug, 2011 10:01 am

If Todd is injury free and all that is needed is some game time he will be invaluable for our finals campaign .Getting older takes longer to get match fitness will see his best around finals time .

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Post by dazza65 » Mon 15 Aug, 2011 10:32 am

As long as he is physically fit yes - he has a great footy brain and definitely adds to the team. Injury hasn't helped this year, but i do remember seeing something last year saying our winning percentages with Todd in the team were better than any other player!!
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Post by everett » Mon 15 Aug, 2011 10:36 am

I would like to see him start so he gets so match fitness in his legs.

Brillant player and adds so much to our team with his experience and knowledge.

Our defence is better with Payten, Gibbs and Fulton in the team.

Let's hope we send Payten and Gibbs out with a premiership.
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