Official Wenty Magpies Thread III

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  1. Poupou Escobar

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    How fit was he likely to be on his first game back? See, it's not one thing or the other. You have to account for all the factors. It's not 'shifting the goalposts'. The fact is he had broken bones at the start of pre-season, he hurt his ribs in round three and his ankle somewhere before round seven. It is round 15 and he has only appeared in seven games (four NRL and three ISP). He's missed a lot of football this year on top of having an injury-disrupted pre-season. These are all factors and need to be considered holistically.
     
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    His stats show that hecontributed SFA to the Roosters wins, he was barely a cog in the wheel and they were happy to let him go even though they were light on in middle forwards.

    I’m a dishonest f**kwit and a waste of time??? Oh the irony you know it all POS.

    Come back when you are ever right about anything.
     
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  3. Happy MEel

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    Fair enough. Although I’d answer your first question with ‘fit enough to make our top 17’ based on what I assume he is getting paid (I’d say $350-$400k). Vave has played 2 games since Evans has been available for just over 20 minutes per game so that could be argued as a minimum effort he would need to get through. I understand the point about trying to get his minutes up in Wenty but he can work on that over the coming offseason if it’s required. If it was solely fitness keeping him at Wenty then I’d be disappointed that BA has assessed Vave to be in better condition than Evans...even with his time off.
     
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    As you say, playing twenty minutes a week isn't going to help him. It's not helping Vave either but I suspect Arthur isn't too concerned about his development.
     
  5. Happy MEel

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    You reckon BA gave up on this season after Rd 11? That’s the only reason he’d focus on Evan’s development over putting the strongest team on the park...unless he thinks Vave’s 20mins per game would help the team more than Kane’s.
     
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    I think for only 20 minutes they are worth about the same. If rugby league matches only went for 20 minutes Vave would be in the mix for Origin. His problem certainly isn't his effectiveness in limited minutes.
     
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    I dont know what is worse. Pou arguing evans is overlooked cos he is not fit ... or you merkins endlessly arguing with him about it
     
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    Why else would he be overlooked? He's not some kid new to first grade. He is an established first grader. I'm sure the coach watched him play prior to this year.
     
  9. emjaycee

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    Maybe its not about fitness but style.

    Vave did have longer to work on his running mechanics afterall.
     
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    Once again you’re the voice of reason MJC
     
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    I doubt it. A guy told me once that Evans is a dynamic runner
     
  12. Happy MEel

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    Well he is...in much the same way a baby giraffe is a dynamic runner
    [​IMG]
     
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    Not much of a dynamic stopper though
     
  14. Barry O'Speedwagon

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    So, after last week's Wenty game, when I explained that we were playing all of our edge players on the left edge, leaving our right edge vulnerable, and that it might be a dress rehearsal for FG.....you guys thought I was kidding......

     
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    Id say BA gave him a few areas he wanted to meet and he hasn't so he is not getting picked.
     
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    We probably would've been better having most of our right edge being left right out last night.
     
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    Don't drag me into this ffs
     
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