2017 Week 1 Finals games (Non Parra)

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  1. Bazal

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    What's that got to do with anything? It's not about how many metres he makes, it's about how he consistently puts himself in positions he shouldn't be involved in as a player.

    He's a great bash and barge middle forward. He's also woeful at just about anything else and seems to think that he's a match winner who should be heavily involved in the opposing red zone....news flash, he is not and he should not be.

    He's also a drug cheat

    The run in question was either sheer, unadulterated idiocy (quite likely given it was Gallen) or total arrogance (just as likely given it was Gallen). He and hos coach sat there and blamed the refs for a correct call, he was reaching for the line and the defenders had every right to put their hands on the ball. If he had got the f**k out of the way and let Maloney take the shot there's no issue, but that isn't the Gallen way. That's the point, it's nothing to do with his output.
     
  2. Poupou Escobar

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    With the defence sweating on the field goal kicker it's a decent play to use him as a decoy and go for the try. Nobody's to say the field goal would have gone over (statistically we know it probably wouldn't) and nobody's to say there was no chance of a try (though again, it probably wouldn't). A quick play-the-ball after Gallen's run though was a big chance of drawing a penalty. Unfortunately he lost the ball.

    I thought we were shafted against the Storm (not in any particular 'moment' but just receiving only one penalty in that second half) but I thought the Sharks were shafted worse than us. Not that I mind - I wanted the Cowboys to win.
     
  3. Bazal

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    What's a higher percentage play? Gallen trying to barge over or Maloney, set almost perfectly and too far for the defence to reach him, kicking the field goal?

    It was a dumb play.
     
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    Agreed. Maloney isn't missing a field goal from 12 metres out. Thanks Gals ya merkin.
     
  5. strider

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    Sharks definitely got some dud calls ... though not as many as flanagan is claiming
     
  6. Bazal

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    Flanagan deserves a fine, but I also think Todd Greenberg's statement today was a joke.

    The truth, realistically, is in the middle IMO. We do blame referees too often, but they are also quite poor at the moment and you should be allowed to comment on that. And referees should be accountable for their mistakes.

    Greenberg sounded like a cross school principal trying to overawe his students.
     
  7. Poupou Escobar

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    From 12 metres out he'd have defenders all up in his bidness.
     
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    So you agree the run was dumb then? :p
     
  9. Poupou Escobar

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    It was already too close for a field goal. The run at least had surprise value.
     
  10. strider

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    Can you tell us the exact distance that is best for a field goal ... to the nearest millimetre please
     
  11. Bazal

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    Personally I preferred exactly 26.849m out, and 4.272m to the left of the uprights.
     
  12. Poupou Escobar

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    I only know feet and inches.
     
  13. strider

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    You're so old school
     
  14. Bazal

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    Could be worse, he could only know cubits.
     
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    Gallen misses by an inch.
    No field goal is easy.
    Sharks had some lucky calls early in game.
    Both tries come of odd calls
     
  16. T.S Quint

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    Gallen's run was a dumb one.
    But not as dumb as Fifita's run at the end of the game.

    Haha what a moron.
     
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