Rd21: Parra v Knights LIVE GAME DAY thread 10/8/19

Discussion in 'Parramatta Eels' started by TheParraboy, Aug 10, 2019.

  1. Eelementary

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    Aside from that knock-on early on, Taka was very good, I thought.

    And I agree with you - for all his errors he can make, and his sometimes lazy defence, I really like the guy. He brings something not many players can bring - genuine skill.

    And his catch off Klemmer's kick was a huge play.
     
  2. Gary Gutful

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    Quality win. When the Knights scored two tries early in the second half I thought we'd shit the bed.
     
  3. Suitman

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    f**king useless, and getting worse.
    It's no wonder he gets so little game time.
     
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    Judging from his comments I think @hineyrulz is in danger of shitting the bad at some stage this evening
     
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  5. Eelementary

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    I, too, will be spilling bodily fluids in the bed later...
     
  6. Gronk

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    True. Evans back and he must miss out. Oregan would have more energy.
     
  7. Eelementary

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    I tossed and turned as to whether I should have posted that, tbh...
     
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  8. Gronk

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    I thought Marata was powerful tonight.
     
  9. Bazal

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    Well you're a married man now so the former is relevant....

    :p
     
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  10. Gary Gutful

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    Just another night at the Hiney house.
     
  11. Eelementary

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    I agree - he was a real powerhouse.

    I honestly thought we would miss Evans' power and aggression - and then Marata came off the bench, and dominated the Knights' pack.

    It was a great sight to witness!
     
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    And the Bed as well???


    Whoops too late :neutral_face:
     
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  13. Bazal

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    Captaining cricket has taught me the importance in a full game of small moments.

    There was a run after their second try where we were looking a bit shell shocked, and Marata just came out of the gloom almost and charged on to the ball like a clydesdale. It's only one run but after that we had a big set in defence and broke their momentum.
     
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    Technically it is a shoulder charge, but I think the issue is that nearly everybody agrees there's nothing wrong with it. The problem with the shoulder charge rule is that in most cases the shoulder charge isn't dangerous, and often used by a defender trying to protect himself from a big collision. Plus there's already a rule to protect players who cop a shoulder to the head. That merkin smashed by Kane Evans last week was hit in the head by Evans' chest!
     
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    Lol

    I told you I was working on the inebriation...
     
  16. Eelementary

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    I think it was a great tackle - and I'm a firm believer that he, as a last line of defence, should have the right to do it to prevent a try (as long as he doesn't connect with the head, which he didn't).

    But shoulder charges were banned, and the on-field ref picked up on it - but the Bunker refused to make the right calls imo.

    I think Ponga's tackle was fantastic - but by the laws of the modern game, it was a penalty, and even a possible binning.
     
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    The best bit was when we let them take the lead just to practice our comebacking.
     
  18. Eelementary

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    I totally agree - he was huge tonight. He runs so freaking hard!
     
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    Then we smoked those fools.
     
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