RD 19: Parramatta Eels v Souths at Pirtek stadium 7.40pm 18/7/14

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  1. Haynetrain

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    Jarryd Hayne said they didn't have the talent of other teams,sounds like something Ricky Stuart would say,thanks for the memories Hayne,good luck were ever you end up brah.God bless.
     
  2. eel01s

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    The big turning point for mine was the period when Ben Smith made a break (shock!) and nobody was backing up. Followed up by the new no-try Toutai.

    Also had Hayne and Sandow taken out with of course no penalty given.

    But gee our last tackle options are hopeless. Sandow and Norman really need to lift their games and at least look organised.

    Tepai Moeroa the best Eel on the park for mine. What a future for this kid.
     
  3. phantom eel

    phantom eel First Grade

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    Can't believe Ben Smith made a line break!

    I bet he couldn't believe it either - hope Ben has the game recorded, it could be his last ever line break in first grade.
     
  4. phantom eel

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    Like others, I feel it all went downhill after we made our first substitutions. We just don't have the squad depth (with current injuries etc) to compete for the full 80mins against quality teams.

    Our opponents in coming weeks (Titans, The ASADASharks, Raiders) aren't of the same quality, and so maybe even with some forwards out we might be able compete and get some wins under our belts again? I think we're stuck with Joseph Paulo this year playing that role after the first 20 mins - wouldn't it be great to have someone more consistent/talented to come on and do this in future seasons?
     
  5. natheel

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    Absolutely agree that'd why I'm not too worried at the moment.
     
  6. natheel

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    Unlike sticky he wasn't just saying that. He was saying our young guys are playing above their potential and he's correct especially with the players we have out at the moment.
     
  7. Zombie Fitzy

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    Likely because no-one was expecting him to make a break. Smith had not idea what to do once in the clear himself.
     
  8. mrpwnd

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    Case in point, that's your fault.
    Noone is asking you or anyone else to support a team that has offered mediocrity on and off the field since 2010, and to be honest nothing from the team has suggested it'll be improving on that in the immediate future.
     
  9. Poupou Escobar

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    Sure will. Next year we're top eight for sure. 2016 we're top four.
     
  10. Maroubra Eel

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    If we are playing above our potential we are potentially really shit.
     
  11. yy_cheng

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    he was looking for grothe jnr
     
  12. The Engineers Room

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    The disappointing thing about the Ben Smith clean break was that going to the line and delivering the short pass was not attempted again the whole game. We found the key to unlock the defense but they kept it in the back pocket. Moeroa's try was a similar thing, a hard runner off a short pass on the fringe. Why do they seem to abandon what works?
     
  13. Mr Pmatta

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    Ahh what exactly is my fault? Either way I think ur funny:lol:
     
  14. EelsFan05

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    I don't think that is entirely correct. I saw at least a half dozen short passes hitting the decoy throughout the game. It seemed like a concerted effort to hit the short option as opposed to the last few weeks where our decoy sweeping plays have seen our outside backs almost always ending up near the sideline.
     
  15. Chipmunk

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    Again, it will all depends on how many games The Plane is on the field for.
     
  16. Poupou Escobar

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    And Peats and every other merkin.

    Hayne hasn't missed many games this year and we're currently bottom four.
     
  17. ParraSteve

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    I thought Gower was our best forward in his first stint, not quite sure why it took him so long to get back on the field as he only came back on with 15 to go from memory.

    Souths won the play the ball, we just didnt wrestle enough and slow it down. It seemed whenever we got a half break our play the ball was so slow it nullified any attack afterwards
     
  18. oldmancraigy

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    Sorry mate, but that didn't happen.

    You must've had a few too many, dozed off, and been dreaming of something that happened 10 years ago.
     
  19. eel01s

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    Nobody looked more shocked than big bad Benny!
     

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