Euan Aitken

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  1. getsmarty

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    Andrew Johns..."Our right edge has leaked more tries than any other team in the comp " Aitken needs to improve his defense.
     
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  2. LINESPEED

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    Euan playing well tonight so far.

    He’s walked the walk as best he can

    Oh to have long range tryscorers - Jimmy’s quick
     
  3. Saints Forever

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    Euan has had a great half in attack and defence.

    Cross fingers his second half is as good as his first half.
     
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  4. getsmarty

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    Thought Aitken played well...lucky for him Isaako dropped the ball cold with the line open after he beat Aitken..
     
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  5. j0nesy

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    I think Aitken cops a bit too much criticism. Has some work to do on defence. But he’s not the worst. Had a good game tonight. Anyway there’s a more than capable backup in Lomax. I’d actually consider playing Lomax at centre and Aitken on the wing ahead of Ravalawa.
     
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  6. Life's Good

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    Credit where it’s due, Aitken rose to the challenge tonight he didn’t give Bird much room at all.
     
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  7. gitano

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    Aitken best right centre at the club end of
     
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    He had a good game tonight
    The little ankle tap stopped him from scoring a blinder
     
  9. Life's Good

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    Best right centre at the club.... tonight:wink:
     
  10. Crush

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    Credit where its due here. I'm sure all the keyboard warriors were all ready to pull the trigger on Aitken after his comments during the week if he had a bad game. But he didn't. He played well.
    So did Lafai for that matter (who I often bag). His footwork is excellent when he tries.
     
  11. Number of the Beath

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    It's good to see him recapture some of the form that had him pegged as an Origin prospect last year, before things went belly-up.
     
  12. jeffdragon

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    Unfortunately Ravalawa wasn't positioned properly a few times when aiken made a break.
     
  13. BennyV

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    Plodkin
     
  14. hazzbeen

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    Thats your opinion , one good game out of how many ? gitano , mate he is a great runner with ball in hand , strong and has some pace , but not a guy that can set up his winger ..... He reminds me a lot of Duges , and as he gets older and starts to lose speed he will struggle without anything else . Lafia is a guy that is not super fast as a center but has an off load , here and there that makes up for lack of pace ..... Any way he had a great game last night and lets hope he continues to deliver ......
     
  15. hazzbeen

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    Lafai has been good so far in the 3 games ....
     
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    I'll second that................ although l'm still not a Lafai fan.
    Aitken played very well indeed.
     
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    AiTkEn BeSt RiGhT cEnTrE aT tHe ClUb
     
  18. Forster Dragon

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    Aitken should be stuck on the bench as a replacement forward and advised to tackle everything that moves and when in possession just tuck the ball under the arm and run straight lines.
    The guys defence out wide is diabolical and he just cannot pass the ball to a support.
    If this is the best centre we have we are in strife.
    This kid Lomax will eat him if ever given the chance by our moron coaching staff.
     
  19. hazzbeen

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    Yep use him as a lock , dosnt have to read to much in defence , just head on tackles , tuck the ball under his arm dosnt have to worry about passing .... been thinking the same thing if he has to be in the team ......
     
  20. dragon thomo

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    Your Right Forster Dragon, I also believe Aitken would be best on the bench. He runs the ball like a back tower. He runs good lines and would be better off defensively in the middle.
     

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