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Discussion in 'Cronulla Sutherland Sharks' started by millersnose, Sep 19, 2015.

  1. millersnose

    millersnose Post Whore

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    looking at the other teams left in the finals it is quite apparent their halves pairings are all way above ours in talent
    as is all their tactical kicking games
    all of them have better defence
    all of them have better attack
    all of them have a better squad over all

    whatever happens today it has been quite an achievement to crawl off the bottom and compete and beat most of the best sides within 12 months

    win loose or draw in the context of the last 12 months this has been a great season for the sharks
     
  2. carcharias

    carcharias Immortal

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    Actually that is wrong ...well in terms of robbo
    I posted a link to some stats yesterday
    Robbo best defence
    Least errors
    Most passes
    Played the most games 25

    That is against all other number 7's still in it.
     
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  3. millersnose

    millersnose Post Whore

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    cronk
    Thurston
    Maloney
    etc

    robbo for all his undoubtably fine attributes is nowhere near these players
     
  4. carcharias

    carcharias Immortal

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    Yep
    Wonder who out of the 3 has the most wins against the other 3 this season
    Robbo is on 4 from 6 ?
     
  5. Birdee_Num_Num

    Birdee_Num_Num Bench

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    blinkers are well and truly on in here with regard to Robbo

    he could win Daly m half back of the year and hed still be a shit half back

    do we all seriously believe we finished in the lofty position we did without a half back?

    considering bird platued heavy in the back of the season

    come onnnn
     
  6. The Masked Avenger

    The Masked Avenger Juniors

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    Robbo is Robbo.
    He's what we have, he's a tough mother who tackles anything that moves.
    On ya Robbo, smack that grinning idiot from north of the border and keep doing what you do.
     
  7. carcharias

    carcharias Immortal

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    Btw
    I'm just being a smart arse and fully expect either Thurston or Cronk to hand Robbos arse to him shortly.
    The stats are encouraging...?
    Actually Thurston didn't play 1 of those games
     
  8. Card Shark

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    If we lose today, it's been a good season. Win & it's a great season.

    I think our squad is way underestimated - we have a very well balanced team.
     
  9. Birdee_Num_Num

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    think you need a few emoticons to convey sentiment

    Heres a few :crazy::sarcasm::roll:
     
  10. carcharias

    carcharias Immortal

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    Ha
    Don't do smilies
    Gay shit :)
     
  11. shaggs

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    Look Shane perry was no origin or rep player but he won a competition. Robbo is there to direct traffic and guide us around the park.

    Sure we would all like a half with more speed and a little more spark, but he is what we have and I think flanno has set a plan that plays to robbos "strengths". We know he doesn't have a good long kick but his shirt kicks are adequate. Whilst Ennius plays and the young guys add the spark we are a chance.

    If we lose it won't be because of robbo. It will because of poor kick defence and trying to grind a win through Gallen and the forwards.
     
  12. Birdee_Num_Num

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    :lol:
     
  13. Inferno

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    Saying we have no right to be there is a massive overstatement.

    Most of the teams still playing finals football are better than us in those areas, but most are not streets ahead in most areas.

    Our attack was the 7th best in the league as was our defence.

    We easily have one of the very best forward packs in the competition and this year our hooker has been if not the best hooker in the game, then in the top 2 or 3.

    On paper our squad I think matches up well with just about every other side in the competition.

    Internationals (almost all of which are recent)
    Gallen
    Lewis
    Toops
    Beale
    Fifita

    SOO
    Gordon
    Ennis

    If you count city/country and internationals for Samoa/Tonga etc I'd say most of the rest of the top 17 have featured there as well.

    Certainly the big difference between us and the other teams still around are our halves and by extension our kicking game, but we definitely bridge the gap in other areas.
     
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    We smash teams into submission. That's why we are where we are, and the coaching staff, conditioners and trainers all deserve credit.
     
  15. Madsharkie

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    I thought those stats were interesting. Couldn't help but wonder whether 'most passes' meant 'least runs'...?
    :sarcasm: (emoticon for carch)
     
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    Well, we are there so lets f**king win the merkin!
     
  17. Craigshark

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    Exactly my thoughts.. We're there. No excuses now. We've beaten the Cowboys twice this year. Time to do it again.
     
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    And Jeff Robson has finals experience, too. He's a very under-rated player.
     
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    Just win baby.
     

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