Corey Norman - turnstile

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  1. Avenger

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    He has been down on form for a few weeks now. His kicking game is awful both long and short. His defence is shocking. He lacks pace. The Warriors targetted him all game. He is on at least $400K. What the f**k were we thinking ?
     
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    I don't think he lacks pace.

    But your other points are spot on. Decision making, especially on last tackles, has been his biggest weakness.
     
  3. Avenger

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    Pace off the mark he does. He has been awful for a while now.
     
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    i'm still on hte fence about him - tho I always believed we likely overpaid

    I'm quite disappointed in his defense at times .... he can tackle but is often soft ... I expect better for a guy with decent size
     
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    He has been shocking all year only hidden by the fact we have been playing some good footy..

    Kicking game is terrible.

    Defence worse in the league...

    Matterson would do a better job he has about a par kicking game but defence is around 100 times better.
     
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    Sounds stupid but I noticed his skinny little arms on the Avenger big screen tonight. Maybe that's why he can't tackle.
     
  7. T.S Quint

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    Maybe, but that's not a deciding factor in whether he is a good half or not. If he has it it's a more than handy bonus.
    He should be judged on his passing (which can be very good), kicking (which is lacklustre), decision making (which borders on horrific) and defence (which actually is horrific).
     
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    I haven't seen much of Matterson, but from what I saw today he ain't ready.

    May have just been an off day though.
     
  9. Avenger

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    Which means he is no better than the great Adam Dykes. Forget the number 7 curse the number 6 is a close second.
     
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    He ain't ready.
     
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    Was far from his best today but by the same token that is an indication of areas that need to be improved. His involvement was down and his short kicking options were by the large quite poor.

    Build him slowly towards a 2015 debut and avoid blooding him in the current active roster unless our injury crisis deepens even further to catastrophic levels.
     
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    Norman hasn't set the world on fire this year....but he's still not as bad as Dykes. :lol:
     
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    He was poor tonight but he wasn't Robinson Crusoe, there is so many passengers at this club I don't know where to start.
     
  14. Avenger

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    I do.

    I would f**k off:

    Ben Smith
    Moimoi
    Morgan
    Joseph Paulo
    Darcy Lussick
    Sandow
    Luke Kelly
    Isaac Degois
    Mitchell Allgood
    Justin Hunt
    Corey Norman


    That's 11 in our Top 25 already and that's just from the top of my head.
     
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    He was a poor defender when he played in the line at the Broncos, with a 20% plus missed tackle rate.

    He got the good money because we were wooden spooners, were currently running last and he wanted to play in the 6.

    There was a reason why the Broncos didn't want to keep him in the line...
     
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    we don't know if cory is recording all the broncos names so he can watch them yet :sarcasm:
     
  17. Green River Eel

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    Normans a dead set passenger and pretender, i said it when we signed him.
    He is a very poor 5/8, he has been very over rated this year by eels fans, he lacks basically every trait of a good 5/8 accept he has a passing game, he has poor vision, no kicking game, poor defence, poor reading of general play, zero options on the oppositions line apart from waving players behind him to make it look like he is doing something and he does it so obviously the opposition can see it and read it, he wont attack the line and has zero running game, the guys a joke, easily in the worst 5/8s in the comp, he is Adam Dykes mk11, but because eels fans are so used to mediocrity they seem to think he is great.
    He is fekking useless.
     
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    One of the worst players i have ever seen.
     
  19. ElectricEelMan

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    Dud signing.

    A great way to judge the worthiness of a signing is to gauge the fans mood of the players previous team once they learn of the signing.

    If Manly fans discover DCE had signed with the Broncos there would be a LOT of pissed off, angry fans. They may not go to the extreme of Cleveland/Miami fans when they found out about Lebron James intentions in 2010 and a few days ago, but their mood would be easily noticeable.

    At the other extreme you get how Broncos fan felt once they discovered Corey Norman signed with the Eels. They weren't angry. They weren't upset.
    They were happy.
    Not at all a good sign.
    Not at all a good signing.
     
  20. Twizzle

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    So Norman is this weeks scapegoat.
     

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