Rd18: Parra v Manly LIVE GAME DAY thread 21/7/19

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  1. Mr Pmatta

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    We have not improved against full strength teams, only depleted ones, which in turn gives false hope!!!
     
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  3. Barry O'Speedwagon

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    False hope is better than no hope. I think.
     
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    welcome to the hood mate. What did you think?

    Should have popped in to Hitchcock park to watch the mighty Avalon Bulldogs towel up the Merrylands Rams.
     
  5. strider

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    so you got 7 out of 8

    Mr 87.5%% .... gee, not much better than 85%
     
  6. Happy MEel

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    Today’s game is the exact reason I would throw the bank at Jake T. He instantly fixes our middle defence and also improves our attack. We’re saving money in other key positions and IMO the reason should be to bring in someone of Jake’s quality in a position we desperately need to improve.
     
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    I miss all the whining about the thread splitting.
     
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    Lovely area. Relative bought a place there. Had a great day. Nice part of the world.
     
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    Only problem is we will have to throw the bank at both brothers then the other 2
     
  10. Mr Pmatta

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  11. hindy111

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    Did Gary cash out?
     
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    Smart move. Now I can see how you where able to afford that fancy chook pen.
     
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    Last year our attack was the issue, we lost many close games. This year our defence has turned to shit but our attack improved. Until something is done about our defensive structures, I’m not entirely sure one player can transform us.

    The amount of times we had no marker today was mind blowing. We need changes ASAP.
     
  14. Happy MEel

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    I reckon it can. Jake’s ruck defence is second to none. his presence alone in the middle would transform our pack. Junior, Nrown, Jake T., Utoikamanu and 2017 Alvaro or Kaufusi is an excellent middle rotation. We have strike throughout our backline in Fergo, Sivo, Blake and hopefully Jennings. We have an immensely talented yet erratic half in Moses and a future superstar (IMO) in Drown. Throw in effort players in Gutho and Mahoney and we have the makings of a premiership threat.
     
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    I picked 100% this week.
     
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    I reckon Schneider will be the man long term. Mahoney passes and tackles. He is tough but his creativity at this point is no more then M.Keating.
     
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    Well I have turned $20 into $1040. It was a great weekend of sports betting.
     
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    The problem was Manly barely had to use their own bench. Their middle forwards made so few tackles they nearly all played the entire first half.
     
  19. Delboy

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    Some very obvious things to address.

    We have had a defence coach for 2 years with no improvement in defensive structure or ruck control, should not be there next year.
    Need help for Junior in attack charges , Evans is not really doing it although he is better than last year. Good teams have 2/3 props of Junior Paulo standard, recruitment a necessity to help juniors coming through. Manly showed how it's done, 2/3 beasts running hard, quick play the balls, shifts and gaining good field position at the end of sets.
    Lane is OK, neither Tep or Mau offer what we need, Nikore needs to show some improvement and add sting to his defence.
    Backs are generally good, could do with another experienced back up half ( not Will Smith)

    Looks like the HOF knows where needs are , shows why he was originally interested in Gurgess. If moves are not made to address the forwards, then things will continue and we will sit around 6 to 10 with the current line up.
     
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    If Schenider turns out better than Mahoney then fantastic. Mahoney’s doing a job at the moment and I think his attack will improve.
     
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