Discussion in 'Wests Tigers' started by madunit, Apr 8, 2017.
Is there any suggestion Souffs are considering letting Farah go?
Word going round on social media that Mbye might even be at concord today
1. Mybe 1.8m or 5' 9
2. Thompson 1.79 or 5' 8
3 Fonua 1.79 or 5' 8
Where's Matt Utai?
1.8m is 5’11
I think I will remember this conversion for ever. TBH I was agreeing with Vic.LOL
That’s 5.90 feet mate
1.8 meters is 5 feet & 11 inches, which is how it’s actually measured
Got ya there!
yes he did, my bad.
So we lost a Moses Imbo and gained a Moses Mbye
So our backs just grew 2 inches. Excellent.
You make some good points here.
One of our problems is that we rely too much on dummy half running and one out hit-ups
Not sure teams can afford to carry a spare dummy half these days, particularly if a winger or outside back is injured (like what happened to Nofoaluma yesterday) I think that Liddle can play 80 mins and that his conditioning won't improve unless he is made to play that long.
Tui is so far short of first grade standard its beyond a joke. In an era where fitness is being tracked and fat levels monitored, it beggars belief that he'd be allowed anywhere near first grade.
ET is limited because there is no ball playing being coached at all, just one out running. ET was great last year because he was ball playing. They need to let him ball play more because our front rowers are not running hard enough to get us quick play the balls.
Clearly Cleary is emphasizing defensive coaching and the result is boring attacking play
Every time I go over the official forum I shake my head and leave immediately. There are actually fans over there who want Mbye to play hooker...I can’t even....
Agree with pretty much everything uou say here. Just chuck Liddle in for 80, sink or swim. Ivan was saying how Josh needed easing back in. Well he played the last 40 straight and in the 80th minute was the guy who rushed out of the line and cause STT to make the mistake. With the amount of stoppages in the game these days 80 mins wouldn’t be that hard. Even if he is at 50% it would be better then the shit ET dishes up.
I’m over Tui, he looked ok last year but this year he’s been trash. Maybe he just isn’t a fullback, but at least try. That bomb where he got falconed was pathetic.
I said to my mate on Sunday ‘no one wants to admit it, but ET shouldn’t be in our full strength 17.’ I absolutely love the guy and don’t think he’s a bad player but I just don’t see where he fits in with this structure we’re playing.
You're right Vic, ET tries his guts out and tackles as good as any but he offers nothing in attack no matter where he plays. IC targeted CHN but at the last minute he chose to stay at the Panther. IC knows it, we all know it, we need hard running second rowers/lock.
We need a f**king hooker asap
Agree on ET. He is too small to play lock, and Lawrence, Chee Kam and Aloiai offer far more as edge backrowers, especially in attack.
I've been thinking the same thing. He is a good footy player but in the modern NRL he is a liability for a good team.
I'm not sure about ET. When he is good he really adds a lot to the team. He is one of those players that doesn't make many mistakes, is defensively solid and can add a bit to our attack.
I think the issue is where do you play him ? At lock he is great at cleaning up and he can ball play. On the edge I don't think he is as good but if he was given the right edge role would we have a guy defending extremely well and adding little bits to our attack.
I think ET at dummy half sounds a great idea as well. You get a big pack and a hooker who can defend well. The problem is that he stifles our attack and it's not worth it because when he is there it's basically really hard to score points especially if the opposition don't go to pieces.
I think Ivan needs to move ET from hooker and suck it up with Reynolds and Liddle in that role or bring in McIlwrick. McIlwrick though is also pretty shit. I saw him miss an easy tackle last time I watched them play and he doesn't offer much in attack.
Something needs to happen though or our season is gone.
Hooker is our weakest position and it's not even close.
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