Rd18: Parra v Penrith GAME DAY thread (11/9/20)

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  1. I'm a loser baby...

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    Maybe a Broncos win today would be a good thing so they aren't worried about the spoon. Because fifth would suck. Although it might hasten BA's departure.
     
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    F^*k you’re negative
     
  3. Noise

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    If we lose our next two our shit for and against means we probably finish 6th or 7th.
     
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    He has taken a back seat to Drown this year. I posted the stats to prove it. Drown is handling the ball far more often on non-kick plays. Whether this is because it suits their talents better or because of Moses' injury we don't know. But Moses has definitely been playing 'five-eighth' all year. He now just sits on the right edge, only coming into the middle to kick.

    Obviously now that Drown is out Moses is playing halfback, as you'd expect from any team that loses their primary playmaker. The secondary playmaker takes over.
     
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    You're the merkin making excuses by blaming it all on the coach. You think sacking the coach will fix everything you f**ken dope.
     
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    lol, it’s never anyone’s fault. Not the clubs. Coaches or players. Must be the Universes. Do you ever tire of just posting absolute BS for the sake of it???
     
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    Its where we belong if you listen to the Nut people. The Squad wasn’t must chop anyway lol. And if there the case the 7 year coach and the people responsible should get rissoled anyway.
     
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    13th in the NRL for post-contact metres per game despite being only the 34th for number of runs. He is a phenomenal front rower. If we had a smarter spine he wouldn't be stuck running at four defenders on every carry.

    Fish-Harris is 4th in the NRL for runs per game but only 11th for post-contact metres. That means far fewer post-contact metres per carry.
     
  9. lucablight

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    So I would say our spine is talented enough given the right circumstances.
     
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    Because we didn't have the smarts in our spine to move the ball to where the defence was thin. Penrith got 3+ defenders into every tackle. That's great effort but it was up to our spine to move the ball to where there were fewer defenders.

    When we compressed Penrith shifted the ball to the edges. When they compressed we kept going up the middle. No wonder we made no metres. Halves aren't just for setting up tries and linebreaks. They also should decide who gets to run the ball and where.
     
  11. Gary Gutful

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    Have a look at where everyone tipped them at the start of the season and you'll realise you've made a dick statement.

    It's in the prediction thread that you are too much of a softcock to ever participate in.
     
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    PCM per game:
    76.4 To'o (4th in NRL)
    65.1 Mansour (19th)
    61.1 Ferguson (24th)

    But compare this to runs per game:
    19.1 Mansour (13th)
    17.5 Ferguson (27th)
    16.6 To'o (35th)

    Looking at PCM per run we see:
    4.6 To'o
    3.5 Ferguson
    3.4 Mansour

    Ferguson is at least as good as Mansour. To'o is the equal fourth best (with Taukeiaho) in the NRL.
    Just going off the players from both teams who are in the top 50 for both categories. I've included the NRL's top three for comparison:

    PCM/carry:
    4.8 Fonua-Blake
    4.8 Haas
    4.7 Taumalolo
    4.6 To'o
    4.2 Campbell-Gillard
    4.1 Gennings (the bloke on loan to the Warriors)
    3.9 Paulo
    3.7 Tamou
    3.5 Nrown
    3.5 Ferguson
    3.4 Fisher-Harris
    3.4 Mansour
    3.4 Yeo
    2.9 Edwards
    2.7 Gutherson

    Sivo isn't in the top 50 in the NRL for post-contact metres but he is 37th for runs.

    Yeah I'm off Sivo. He is a shadow of the player he was last year.
     
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    We have two easy games as well.
     
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    I tipped us to come 6th. I think it would be a fair finish for this squad. We're already sixth for points differential.
     
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    Like if we had all the ball? The thing is kicking game (and especially options) is a big part of winning possession.
     
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    This years squad is better than last years thanks to the addition of RCG and Matterson. Also our spine is more experienced.
     
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    If we're smart we will just take a no-contest to the charge and exhaust all the carry over points. It's not as if his 20 minutes of plugging a hole whilst an NRL player has a rest can't be done by 3 or 4 others in the squad.
     
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    I was talking about the year in general not just this game. I agree that having Mahoney and Brown out was always going to make it difficult to come away with the win last night.
     
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    Well I respectfully disagree albeit without having a real good look at it. I thought Gutho was in a good position to dig back in and create something.
     
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    Gutherson was going no where. It was shit by Moses to crab sideways and cramp them for space and still throw the pass but also shit by Gutho to not be paying attention.
     
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