Rd16: Eels v Dragons LIVE game day thread 28/6/18

Discussion in 'Parramatta Eels' started by TheParraboy, Jun 28, 2018.

  1. Bandwagon

    Bandwagon Moderator Staff Member

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    The problem was it was Will Smith, and he just has those moments in his game, too many of them. Always has had, which is why he's a backup

    I agree as a tactic the option was on, but I disagree that it was a good option for Smith to take it. He's not the guy you want making clutch plays,
     
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    f**king oath merkin!!!

    Maybe we can blame the members like you do you scapegoating merkin!!!
     
  3. Barry O'Speedwagon

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    I thought they said that you make your own bed and then you have to luck in it?
     
  4. hineyrulz

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    Under no pressure???

    Lol
     
  5. hineyrulz

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    You nailed it!!
     
  6. TheParraboy

    TheParraboy Moderator Staff Member

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    None whatsoever

    They had a leg up after going to 14-18 They were not expecting that kick, they were gunning for hit ups, there was no one back no one running at Smith

    He just kicked it badly.

    Did L. Mitchell cost the roosters the game by missing a kick in front ?

    Smith didn’t cost us this game
     
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  7. hineyrulz

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    We were up by 10 when he came on, two huge errors by him swung the game away from us. He did have some help(Jennings and Taka) but it’s fair to say without his two errors we win the game comfortably.


    And of course there was pressure, less than 5 mins to go in a tight game?? To say there was no pressure is BS.
     
  8. Poupou Escobar

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    f**k those merkins.
     
  9. Poupou Escobar

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    There were no defenders rushing him. That's what is meant by no pressure.
     
  10. Gronk

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    FMD this thread is a broken record.

    They are the worst team in the history of the NRL !

    Well actually we went toe-to-toe with the comp leaders and were the better team.

    Sack everyone !

    Yeah we do need some changes for sure.

    Apologist. Sack them all now !

    Well some are contracted bro.

    LOL you pissants are the reason why this club is f**ked !
     
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  11. Eelogical

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    Sure he cost us the game. He kicks like a boomer.
     
  12. The EELiminator

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    but on tackle 5 he wouldn't have been the one taking the kick assuming there was one if the defence was too tight on their line i'd be happy to turn it over 5-10m out rather than risk giving away a seven tackle set
     
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  13. Poupou Escobar

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    Whoever took the kick would have been under pressure though ffs
     
  14. I'm a loser baby...

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    Don't a lot of 40/20 attempts fail to find touch, let alone succeed?
     
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    This one found touch, but even a long kick that didn't find touch would've been a great result. Unless MacDonald got there first, palmed French into the stands (because Mennings couldn't be arsed chasing) and raced 100 metres for a try.
     
  16. I'm a loser baby...

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    I know it found touch but still. Taking an extra 20 metres and 20 seconds off the clock leaves you with a better chance of finding touch in a good position because of the angle. You don't have the possibility of getting the ball back but from where we were I don't like those odds. And we'd already demonstrated the plan, which was to kick for the corners and run the time down. Smith's choice to kick was a deviation.
     
  17. strider

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    So you are suggesting it was risky and we might have been better served keeping possession as long as we could at that point of the game .... good point - i see where you are coming from
     
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    No I agree with Sterlo that the kick carried just the right amount of risk. Unfortunately like any other play it did carry risk and in this case the black swan event struck.
     
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    Nail you.
     
  20. hineyrulz

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    You wish!!
     
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