.Yeah, it was ridiculous watching that section of the game play out and looked like something Cammy would be orchestrating. If they want to fix that part of the game, you should have the miked up touch judge giving the warning and allowing quick taps to force the issue.Swordy wrote: ↑Sat 19 May, 2018 9:56 amSpud, it was poor, but i will say this. The penalties were essentially back to back and all they did was allow penrith to reset and stifled any rhythm we could try and get. At one stage, no joke, the game stopped for at least a minute when we were attacking on their line, when Ben Cummings calls time off, calls over James Maloney from the other side of the field. Maloney slowly as slowly (as you would) dribbles over the 40m to get there, only to be told " Thats 3 penalties now, the next one, sailing close to danger. Tell your guys". Maloney turns around and dribbled back the 40m. He did not say a word to his players and the ref did not restart the game until he was in his customary defensive wing position again. I'm not joking when I say you could have lined up for a pie and beer and been back in your seat and missed nothing.Spud Murphy wrote: ↑Sat 19 May, 2018 9:18 amI didn't see the game, but didnt we get 8 or 9 penalties to their 2 in the first half? As well as them being down a man for 10 minutes. Why the hell could we not get into the game with that advantage? That's ridiculous really.weststigers wrote: ↑Fri 18 May, 2018 10:32 amWe never really got into that game.
After the Merrin sin bin, it was all Penrith until half-time. We were absorbing the pressure well and got it to a point where we were going set for set.
After half-time, we were murdered with penalties and a sin-bin. By the time we absorbed all that pressure, and with the clock running down, we had to try and play catch up. Unfortunately, the passes weren't sticking and the Penrith defence was well organised.
It was a carbon copy of the Melbourne game. The difference is, even though we copped heaps of penalties, Melbourne kept dropping the ball which kept us in the game. Penrith didn't drop the ball in the second half (if they did, it was 10m from our line) and we had no penalties to get us out of our end.
It was just one of those nights where penalties, dropped ball and the other team holding onto the ball and making their tackles suffocated us out of the game.
We did well to hang in there like we did.
And then 3 penalties later when Merrin finally does get marched, he argues, dribbles around, and then funeral marches of the field at the worlds slowest pace.
This whole thing was a cluster **** and busted any chance of an advantage.
Sure, we should have captialised, but the penalty count and string of penalties did penrith every favour and us none!
Slow as a wet week and I have never seen him pass the ball.Earl wrote: ↑Sun 20 May, 2018 10:31 am