The Sydney media like to run articles about the Storm cheating tactics around finals time every year, and the Storm whine bout it every year.I'm of the opinion this would have been a good move IF Ivan had waited to shoot his shot until we played the Storm. By doing it before an essentially meaningless non knock out game he now looks like a whinger.
The Storm do three things very well which need attention:
1) Move off the mark every play the ball.
2) Fumble the ball when they are given a six again to get a penalty
3) Give away deliberate six agains (we do it too but not as bad) in a way that is almost a professional foul. Against Manly the ref called held on Turbo and a Storm player came in two seconds late to hit him again. Hit a relaxed played and ruined Manly's set for the cost of a mere tackle.
Instead Ivan bitched in week 1 so now his whinging will be ignored.
TPJ must play big minutes. His off-loads along with Yeo's, creates 2nd phase play that the Storm don't enjoy. They play so well when you throw structure at them.
Exactly, and the Storm took the bait, line and sinker. A nerve was hit though.
1000% right. Melbourne are going to come out the blocks and try to blast us out of the game in the first 30 mins.Our current price to win this match is $3.30. That's one chance in 3.3 or precisely 30%. With bookmaker margin, our true chance is probably about 32 or 33 in 100. So if this game is played 100 times, we win 32 of them. Certainly much better than 0. We need to play a style of game that results in one of those 32 games. Absolute ball security is the key. We must cherish possession. Storm love to punish errors. We must also watch the edge of the ruck carefully. This is where Brandon Smith and Harry Grant like to run and with Pap backing them up it's over in the blink of an eye.
If we can get a good start they'll start to have doubts. In the back end I think our hard preparation and their lack of tough football can find them out. they will be hoping for the sort of game they had against Manly, where the second half was just going through the motions. We cannot let them have it.
Achieved more than Parra in the last 2 yearsAfter the loss on Sunday the last 2yrs are going feel so empty
cause what have yous really achieved ? Nothing
storm have already beaten your winning streak from last year
only thing you could brag about is the ref and bunker helped you cheat a cheap victory against the Eels ( the only side in the comp that have the storms number 2-0 would of been 3-0 against them this week )