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Discussion in 'Penrith Panthers' started by Fangs, Feb 22, 2018.
Brad Izzard was a genuine game breaker on his day.
Whenever there was a Penrith scrum feed 10 metres out from the opposition’s try line, the Alexander/Izzard combination almost always guaranteed a try!
Ay lad I got them all. Keep getting pulled from YouTube because copyright. If there's any interest I'll upload them to a different video site. There's like 20 games or so. Including the grand finals and Priddis's speech
"And what we're most surprised about is that Martin Lang can pass"
Eeez. Hicks, Wests tigers in their inaugural year vs Penrith @ Penrith. After trailing 32-8 with about 20 minutes to go, Penrith score 4 consecutive tries in about 15 min and this is the conversion to take the lead
Someone else already answered rip
State Bank Replay
Brad Izzard totally owned Kevin Walters in that game
Zak Hardaker's solitary NRL try.
Can someone make a gif of Mark Geyer's hits and runs so we can spam them to that NRL memes idiot on Facebook?
Big T on a roll
Latu with a screamer.
I was there and remember that. Chris Hicks then kicked the goal for us to win.
When you look at how good the passing was to set up that try, and the speed it allowed Big T to build up, and compare it to our current team - I don't think we could string together those passes with our current squad.
We haven't had a truly competent (attacking) coach since Lang. Mind you Elliot's Panthers (stacked with talent) could really rack up the points when in the mood but they were wildly inconsistent and defence was lacking.
Lang had a simple philosophy if you saw a chance take it don't worry if you make a mistake. I would rather you take a chance than miss one.
A lot of the points in our relatively successful years under Elliott (basically just 2010) came from kicks. Short kicking was the one thing Walsh could do very well, while Coote, Gordon and a few others were great at following them up. I feel like teams were much poorer at defending bombs generally in 2010, and I think our success forced teams to become more sophisticated at defending them. I remember noticing teams being much better at setting up block plays from bombs in 2011. Gordon ascending to a higher form was obviously pretty massive.
That year was such a wasted opportunity. The Dragons were good, but Melbourne were wiped out and we were a every bit as good as any of the teams in the next tier. Flash hit the post on a sideline conversion that would have sent us to extra time against the Raiders. Instead of vaulting straight to week 3 we had to back up against the Roosters at Allianz without Pritchard and Waterhouse before losing Lewis, Cooper and Jennings in the first half. Not to mention the entire season of Purtell, god imagine if we'd never signed him.
Is Lang still around?
We racked up some points under Ivan a few times too.
Round 4 2012 - 39 points on Eels
Round 7 2013 - 44 points on Eels
Round 10 2013 - 62 points on Warriors
Round 17 2013 - 40 points on Titans
Round 12 2014 - 38 points on Eels
Round 13 2014 - 36 points on Titans
Round 18 2014 - 35 points on Broncos
Round 2 2015 - 40 points on Titans
Some of these were surrounded by games with tiny margins aswell. The 39 points on Eels in 2012 was followed by a couole of games with no tries at all in a 5 game losing streak.
With the likes of Walsh, Burns, John, Soward and Wallace in the halves through these wins.
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