Ponga Appreciation Thread.

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  1. Old dog

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    If he does play, and I doubt, he will play a lot different, less handling of ball due to many big time players but he can more pick his runs knowing the team aren't solely depending on him. Of course the opposition will be very strong across the park, will, would, be interesting
     
  2. Dave_

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    Apparently not playing unless Gagai is ruled out with his dislocated finger. Morgan playing Fullback with Milfdud on the bench.
     
  3. Burwood

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    Happy, but disappointed. No chance of him getting injured, but would have loved to see how he went thrown in the deep end. Have no doubts he would have stood out.
     
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  4. Old dog

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    He will be SOO fullback soon enough, if not this year definately next
     
  5. NoSchitSherlock

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    I reckon he'll be in this year. Dunno how to react since it's been ages since we had a decent Qld rep player.
    He'd need decent time training to get combinations or an understanding of how he plays going.
     
  6. Burwood

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    Gagai?
     
  7. Old dog

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    MOM/Series
     
  8. Yosh

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    I think that was his point
     
  9. NoSchitSherlock

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    Ponga.
    More so possibly after the defeat but their backs did well. Off the bench would be the go.
    I'm wondering how Ponga would go with the pace and brute force of SOO but his finesse would compensate.
     
  10. Yosh

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    We allowed to list stuff like this? Not mine but let us bask in the glory that is Ponga. More highlights in half a season than we've had from the team the three seasons before.

    Also, how good is Fitzy? We need to get him the ball at least three times as much as he had last game.
     
  11. Yosh

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    Sorry to double post but just found out that it was Ponga who broke Gagai's finger. This man can do no wrong.
     
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    Another good highlight reel, ridiculous for just half a season
     
  13. Burwood

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    Still hard to believe the kid is ours.
     
  14. alexwilliams_66692007

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    Still hurts watching that try against the Titans.. We should have won after that amazing try
     
  15. Mr Angry

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    Is Bob Fulton a consulting selector for QLD now?

    No Ponga is just stupid selection. Very NSW like selecting.

    FMD easily top 5 player of the year, but not good enough to beat Milford...

    FMD twice on Sunday.
     
  16. Burwood

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    I can sort of understand Ponga missing out on the bench spot in game 1, but how they could pick anybody over him at fullback is beyond me. The second Slater was injured, Ponga should have been a straight replacement- not shifting Morgan into the position and bringing Milford onto the bench.
     
  17. Coby

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    It makes perfect sense to me. Put someone in who has trained with the team. Dont throw a rookie in underdone.
     
  18. Burwood

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    It’s not like Milford has plenty of experience with the team- 2/3rds of it has changed since he was dropped after game 1 last year, including a completely different spine.

    The selectors have no worries playing down the benefit of selecting Ponga in the 17, but don’t have any problem giving excuses as to why he can’t be selected. Apparently selectors think it’s too much on Ponga to back up on a Wednesday after playing on the Saturday before? :confused:
     
  19. Coby

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    Milford didnt start at fullback either. If it was a centre spot that opened up then a rookie wouldnt be such an issue. Asking him to come in and direct them in defence? Slightly different.
     
  20. Dave_

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    Please get some good f**king players around this kid...
     

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