100% - Metcalfs job is to let SJ be the dominant half and chime in occasionally. He was disruptive.3. AFB - Now one of the most crucial players in our team, was on fire yet again
2. DWZ - Was inspired in the second half and kept us in it
1. CNK - Safe as ever while putting in as usual a truckload of work
Now it's easy to get carried away with the DMs, but neither Pompey or Montoya did a whole lot wrong most of the night other than their respective cock ups. Ale's head shot along with the knock on makes me less forgiving.
Ford is overplaying his hand and was all over the shop.
Metcalf was strange, didn't want to bring SJ into the game and kept scooting off for darts himself.
Needs more game time, but Volkman, TMM and Walker all sit above.
Agreed on Lussick I thought he was great. He has noticeably upped his physicality in defense which has been great to see. The tackle he got the HIA probably needed a ball and all shot but give him credit for solid contact.3 - AFB. If only he had a decent propping partner. Thank God Barnett is close.
2- DWZ. Yep, a couple of mistakes but he really threw everything at it tonight and tried to lead by example,
1 - CNK. Ditto.
HM Lussick (did a great job till the injury), Sirro (slotted in really well), Rocco (handled his opposite), Harris (just cos every week)
DM Ale, Pompey, Bunty and whatever dickheads ran on the field. If you ever entertained the thought of another game in your home town , forget it. You made your town look like a pack of primitives.
01. Pompey (Besides that last play it was a solid game from Adam unsure why people still hate on this guy. Not one mention of his good parts just that last try mess)
I gave DWZ the 3 points but at the same time I agree with you 100% about the tries we missed. I think in the wash up of Pompeys indiscretion it has been forgotten that in the first 27 minutes we crossed for 4 genuine try scoring opportunities which means a completely different game and most likely a warriors win.I fully get why you would give DWZ points but on the other hand I couldn't possibly give a winger points for scoring 2 out of 5 times when he has the ball over the line. 4 of those he absolutely should have scored. I know they're 50/50 moments but those moments (DWZ not being the only culprit of course) were the difference between a narrow loss and 20-point win, irrespective of how flat we seemed to be.
You've been kicking men (Pompey, Vatuvei) when they're down and out You must be well liked in your circle.I think Pompey has been good overall this year, but whatever good he did in the lead up to that moment was entirely undone by the needlessness and bone-headed stupidity of that grab of the jersey. Absolutely bloody stupid and if it weren't for that, we'd be talking about how we escaped, despite being awfully flat on the night and not the better team...which is something that good teams can do.
There are a couple of things that you can't whitewash-
1- importing class a drugs
2- that play from Pompey
But you seem keen to try to do both.