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Forget The Skeleton, Forget The Spine, It's About The Team

Discussion in 'Parramatta Eels' started by TheRam, Aug 3, 2011.

  1. TheRam

    TheRam First Grade

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    Forget about all this new age nonsense of spines, skeletons, bones, cartilages, marrow, sinew or vomit...or whatever other garbage you may have heard of. I am telling you right here and now, it's all about the TEAM!!!

    In 2012, I can see a TEAM that is built around the following as being successful:


    1. Luke Burt
    2. Ken Sio
    3. Willie Tonga
    4. Esi Tonga
    5. Jacob Loko
    6. Jarryd Hayne
    7. Chris Sandow
    8. Tim Mannah
    9. Anthony Watts
    10. Fui Fui Moi Moi
    11. Nathan Hindmarsh
    12. Justin Horro
    13. Reni Maitua

    14. Ben Roberts/Ben Smith
    15. Mitchell Allgood
    16. Shane Shackleton/Pat O'Hanlon
    17. Justin Poore



    Skeleton...Oh ffs!!!

    End of story.
     
  2. SDM

    SDM First Grade

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    lol, I think posts with next years team listed are stupid. But I agree with the sentiments on spines, skeletons etc. Wanka talk.
     
  3. TheRam

    TheRam First Grade

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    I agree. The team I put named is irrelevant to the sentiment of the thread.

    I could have put Porky Pig from 1 to 17. Wouldn't have mattered.
     
  4. jimmy77au

    jimmy77au Juniors

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    Sorry...didnt realise Watts had been signed? :s
     
  5. Gronk

    Gronk Moderator Staff Member

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    Anthony Watts ? :alcho:No thanks.
     
  6. natheel

    natheel Coach

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    Watts would b a good signing if he could stay out of trouble
     
  7. TheRam

    TheRam First Grade

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    Hell Yeah!!!
     
  8. True EEL

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    The Ram,

    obviously you have never heard of a thing called sarcasm....??? ;-)

    i was simply trying to bring a bit of levity to the situation by slinging off at the use of the spine terminology by essentially saying what you are saying here....that there is a good core of players to work around for next year and that starts and ends with your front row and your halves.....so the core of the team is really the point i was trying to illustrate......just don't take things so literally

    i wasn't trying to spawn the use of some new buzzword, i'm against it too, just saying that the core of the team is bigger than the spine that people/coaches/players do talk about and that our core is looking good for next year.....i agree with you and was being a bit tongue in cheek, so maybe settle a little, its all good?? I mean we obviously also agree on most of those core positions even, based on your team and what i was proposing

    ps. Anthony Watts though....oh ffs!!! ;-)
     
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  9. Maroubra Eel

    Maroubra Eel Coach

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    So what's the core again?

    Is it your 2 props and your 6 and 7?
     
  10. yy_cheng

    yy_cheng Coach

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    is riddell coming back?
     
  11. Jason70

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    Not a bad side, dont no when Watts was signed though. Roberts on the bench looks good but please keep Ben Smith at Wenty. 3/4 line looks good.
     
  12. Poupou Escobar

    Poupou Escobar Post Whore

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    The spine refers to the 4 players who handle the ball most and who make the most decisions on the team - hooker, halves, fullback.

    The term might be stupid but the concept and its importance is undeniable, though it's not exactly new - back in the day they used to talk about the 'scrumbase combination' of 6, 7 and 8 (lock).

    Anyway, there's not really a better term than 'spine' since these four players hover around the middle third of the field. Just like a spine hovers around the middle of a rotting carcass.
     
  13. CrazyEel

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    If one kid has 12 1/4 sand piles and another has 3 3/4, and you combine them, how many sand piles do you have?
     
  14. SDM

    SDM First Grade

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    True Eel hates the term spine because he finds it discriminatory.
     
  15. TheRam

    TheRam First Grade

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    Chill dude, I was just adding sarcasm on top of your sarcasm and tongue in cheeking your tongue in cheek.

    I must say though, that I am so settled down knowing that you too are settled down. Wow how good is it that we both feel so good?
     
  16. Casper The Ghost

    Casper The Ghost First Grade

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    MAN, i'm, getting such a lift from both you guys feeling so good that i'm feeling so good too.
     
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  17. Poupou Escobar

    Poupou Escobar Post Whore

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    I think it's very cool that we all respect each others' opinions now.

    Everybody's cool here.
     
  18. The Eels Shed

    The Eels Shed Juniors

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    Everything but -

    1. Hayne
    2. Burt
    6. Roberts

    Ken Sio untried, and dont wan another horror start to 2012 while letting Hayne trying to figure out how to play 5/8....
     
  19. TheRam

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    Like a bunch of popsicles.
     
  20. TheRam

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    So true Casp, I'm getting that good o'l feeling now from you too. WOOHOOO!!!!
     

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