Match Discussion: Round 5 vs Storm @ Mt Smart Stadium

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Who will win? Round 5: Wests Tigers v Storm

Poll closed Apr 7, 2018.
  1. Wests Tigers 13+

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  2. Wests Tigers 1-12

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  3. Draw after Golden Point

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  4. Melbourne Storm 1-12

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  5. Melbourne Storm 13+

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  1. Tigerm

    Tigerm Juniors

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    I don't think anyone here considered we would thrash them, just a bit hard to get excited when you are playing the bottom sides, like them and the eels.
     
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  2. benched tiger

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    And we all know what Parramatta fans are doing...awaiting the arrival of the latest wooden spoon catalogue so they can add to there collection...lol
     
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  3. Clifferd

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    While Parra are battling to avoid the spoon & we’ll be contending for the premiership

    I like the sound of that tbh
     
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  4. Ron's_Mate

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    Reports today that the footy whisperer is now hanging around the Parra players. Can things get any worse for them?
     
  5. Clifferd

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    I only caught the last 20 mins, even 10-4 down I was reasonably confident we’d snatch it
     
  6. The Charlatan

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    Por que no los dos?

    Room can be found for all four, none of them can or should miss out.
     
  7. The Charlatan

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    Liddle will have to start next week, Godinet is not FG standard.

    Reynolds in the 14 to ease the load on Liddle and add another runner into the mix.
     
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  8. The Charlatan

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    Haha meanwhile Pawwa fans will show up just the throw hex nuts and coins at their players.
     
  9. Tiger05

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    Someone has to miss out. I think Chee-Kam has to be in the team. We need a hooker/utility on the bench, ET is a definite starter and that leaves 4 spots for 5 players.

    Maybe MCK gets dropped in favour of Aloiai but Aloiai had a great game playing up the middle rather than playing on the edge. On the edge Aloiai has been pretty poor whereas Chee-Kam has been great.

    I honestly would drop one of Twal or Eisenhuth even though they've been great.
     
  10. Clifferd

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    No way you drop Twal or the Huth, they lay the platform for our team whilst Packerlino are off the park. Very important to our front row rotation

    Chee Kam would be the unlucky one for me, because Taylor is simply too good to leave out. But I wouldn’t be disheartened if I was MCK as he’ll have plenty of chances in the future
     
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  11. tiger102

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    What about this for our bench.
    14. Aloiai
    15. Chee- Kam
    16.Twal
    17. Braden Robson ( as our hooker/utility )

    I know we have to upgrade his contract, we do have three spots to fill.
     
  12. magpie_man

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    Why not start Liddle and move ET into dummy-half when he needs a spell?

    9. Liddle
    13. Taylor

    14. Eisenhuth
    15. Chee-Kam
    16. Twal
    17. Aloiai
     
  13. Clifferd

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    Reynolds will be back next week too remember. He’ll probs be there abouts

    1. Lolohea
    2. Thompson
    3. Marsters
    4. Naiquama
    5. Nofoluama/MWZ
    6. Reynolds
    7. Brooks
    8. Einsenhuth
    9. Liddle
    10. Matulino
    11. Lawrence
    12. Rochow
    13. Taylor

    14. Marshall
    15. Twal
    16. Aloiai
    17. Chee Kam

    Reynolds to replace Liddle after 20-25 mins and Marshall to come into the halves

    Is what I feel might happen
     
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    I just finished watching the replay as I couldn’t get to a TV yesterday and I had to say how did we win this but after letting it sink I would say:

    * Defence - Brilliant, stunning, we really frustrated the life out Melbourne

    * Brooks - Running game was fantastic. Tested the opposition every time he took the line on

    * Field goal - An area that we have traditionally struggled in the last 5 years has suddenly become on of our strengths as evident yesterday and against the Broncos. It was pleasing to hear Marshall comment that they have been practising and have a strategy

    * Packer and Matalino - Front rowers who hit the line and hit hard in defence warm my heart, unlike some of the powder puffs we have had to endure in the past like Chris Patterson and that bloke who just went to the dogs...

    On the flip side:

    * We desperately need an organiser in the halves. Marshall and Brooks are both fantastic runners of the ball. Neither, in my opinion, are great organisers in attack and this is partly the reason our attack is dysfunctional. Hopefully Reynolds can plug the gap here

    * I’m not sold on MWZ however he holds his position in the defensive line. If Noffa can learn, and learn quickly not to rush in off of his wing, he should get his spot back by seasons end

    * Tui - I like the guy, I think he has a lot of talent though he does come across a bit lazy. I’m not sure if fullback is his go tbh but he is needed for his goal kicking so I don’t know if he should get the bullet just yet. Possibly an opportunity for Noffa to play fullback but not sure
     
  15. Vic Mackey

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    I’d hold Reynolds back a week even after he is 100% fit. The last 12 months have been a real issue for him with his hamstrings. They are a horrible reoccurring injury, he is 29 next week and we’ve got him for the next 4 years.

    Godinet has to go. I’d look at starting ET at 9 for the first 25 then have Liddle come on for a prop, push Aloiai up and ET to 13.

    Sadly looks like Packers out for a bit

    8. Eisenhuth
    9. Taylor
    10. Matulino
    11. Lawrence
    12. Rochow
    13. Aloiai

    14. Twal
    15. MCK
    16. Grant/Sue
    17. Liddle
     
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  16. Tigerm

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    Just watched the replay.
    I thought Brooks was good in attack, considering the opposition. Marshal didn't play to previous standards, I think Reynolds will help here.
    MWZ was credited with most runs and run meters for the backs in this game. I just can't find an argument to replace any one (except Godinet, he is not the 9 answer) ATM.
    Looks like Packer will be out, so some changes will be required.
    I thought Tui's last play (catching the ball with a foot in goal) won us the game. He will never be a "Teddy" will he:)
     
  17. Das Hassler

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    The decisions around Benj..Reynolds etc won't be tbe biggest facing Ivan this year. ....Brooks v Nathan will end up being his toughest by season's end
     
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    Nathan Cleary followed by daylight.

    If Brooks continues to improve & plays consistently well then u’d have 7- Nathan & 6- Brooks.Its possible in 2 yrs that we could b shopping Reynolds around.
     
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  19. The Charlatan

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    Sorry mate I don't agree. Packer and Mats have to be there, ET is starting lock, Twal and Hazelwood on the bench. Aloiai has to be there for his impact and we'll likely carry Reynolds on the bench when he is ready to go (I don't believe Benji will be moved.)

    MCK is the odd man out, and it's a good headache to have.
     
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  20. The Charlatan

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    Brooks has been been steadily on the improve the last two or three games, he is really coming on in attack. Defensively he is rock solid for a half.
     
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