Nightingale its time.

Discussion in 'St George Illawarra Dragons' started by John moz, May 6, 2018.

  1. dragonssamy61

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    Agree dq
    I have been told that JD is gone as well as Bennett next year.
    If no bellamy then as you have said walters.
     
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  2. RufusRex

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    so … Mann in for Nightingale …

    Mann concedes one try from a kick - just out jumped .. have seen Nighty miss these but it is still a cross against him.

    No other tries conceded in the corner .. Elliot scores from a bad miss by Frizell.

    Definitely not perfect though.

    As far as metres - Mann made 136 from 15 runs which is a touch higher than Nighty's average though you probably need a few more games to get a trend.

    Did we lose anything by not having nightingale out there … probably not.
    Was Mann amazingly better than nighty … again probably not.

    Nighty didn't play the full game and the sky didn't fall in so that is a step in the right direction … I wonder if Lomax would have been given the job if he were fit.

    Anyway - coach is finally recognising the truth of the matter which is positive.
     
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    Not sure if the Dogs are just shit slow but they didn’t really try to go around us.

    We were flimsy up the middle so I’m wondering if defensively we spread wider?

    Whatever the case, there was plenty of holes up the middle where Jackson headed all night. Those gaps weren’t there at the start of the year.
     
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  4. RufusRex

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    fatigued middles and edge forwards - who would have thought that could happen again .. I mean it wasn't as if it didn't happen in 2017 and 2016 and 2015 … sigh
     
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  5. Drag Queen

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    I've got a feeling that Bellamy is going to stay put. However, I don't want to put the Mickeylane mocker on this prediction.
     
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    Mann's missed catch for the Morris try was poor, but you're right, there's no guarantees that Nighty takes that - there's few who can leap like Morris.

    There were 2 instances, however, where Mann was able to hold the defensive line and stay on his winger and was quick enough to turn and chase the grubber behind, retrieve it AND get out of the in goal. Put 2018 Nighty in there and Dogs get a repeat set at best, try at worst.
     
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    When he did get out he knocked on in the play the ball.. the next set we defended well but then Aitken knocked on and they scored. If that was a Nighty error no one would’ve forgotten.

    Overall I do think he deserves his shot though - interesting this week his been named on the left wing, not outside Aitken
     
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  8. BennyV

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    It was Aitken who lost it in the play the ball.
    Not a top shelf game and I still think we should be focusing our efforts of Herbert or Lomax for the wing though.
     
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    Kurt Mann got out of the in goal, no way Nightingale would have been able to do that.
     
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    I'm still frustrated about Lomax's injury. The poor kid would have been running out for us last week and this week if it wasn't for that and Mann would have kept his bench spot.
     
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  11. BennyV

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    No chance. Mary won’t drop Flo entirely.
     
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    With Mann playing wing and Nighty on the bench I don’t see Lomax getting onto the bench this season. Has McIdiot penciled Mann as the replacement for Nighty next season.
     
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    Poor LINESPEED from tiring forwards?

    And the remedy for that is a 4 forward bench rotation to reduce fatigue - now that Nighty's been tapped.

    Eventually Lomax & Herbert in the backs as well - & maybe Aitken on the bench.

    Lafai is surplus
     
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    That won't happen.
    Those players are outside of the 16 being currently used. That would definitely confuse the coach.
     
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    Hard to say given Lomax is injured. The question is would Mann have played or Lomax and who would’ve been on the bench.
     
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    You think so,Not sure L plate would have done this
     
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    Kurt Mann isn't even a winger's bootlace, he will get every kick sent his way from now on and he will remind the lot of you how he went at FB. He is utility value, nothing more and the wingers position in today's game is a specialist role and not for fill ins.
     
  18. RufusRex

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    Well Nightingale doesn't score that try tonight .. Mann does …
    Still think Lomax is the better option though … stoopid boxing practice.
     
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