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

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  1. TheRam

    TheRam First Grade

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    This is what I have alluded to in a previous post. His passing is all out. Even in other situations like when simply passing to spread the ball out wide, he almost hesitates fractionally before deciding who or where to throw to and by doing so negates our advantage.

    But like I said, he is very young and he is now basically learning his trade in 1st grade. A very hard thing to do for most ball players, so we need to cut him some slack for the next couple of years. But he does show some signs of brilliance here and there, which is what you want to see. Hopefully as time goes on good consistency will develop in his overall game.
     
  2. 84 Baby

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    I don’t even reckon it’s experience but game time. He had long lay off, but he didn’t appear to have those problems in the opening rounds.
    And going back to his non pass in Manly game after he made the break, I reckon that was right call. Gutho was shadowed by Taufua
     
  3. TheRam

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    Maybe, but whatever it is his timing is out.
     
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    He passed at the right time. Ponga always positions himself to go hard after the ball receiver rather than the ball carrier, Hayne used to do it later in 2013/2014 too. It works when the ball is passed but if Dyl had dummied and gone himself he scores I reckon. We've also got to remember that Ponga is faster than Guth, especially if he's holding the ball.

    We scored that set anyway so does it really matter?
     
  5. 84 Baby

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    It’s kind of better. Many a time in the past after flubbing a break like that, we’d come away with no points. We steadied and scored. Admittedly off a kick, but it was well worked and Ponga was absolutely gassed from the chase then having to go from one side to the other (I’m hopeful that we recognised that and that he was out of position for kick).

    Rewatching it, Ponga basically showed Brown the sideline but so he could spin easily to chase inside. In hindsight, Brown should have stepped inside, which would have put Ponga off balance or made him commit
     
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    Gazzamatta First Grade

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    It dont matter at all OA. I love that hes not erratic. Be it game time etc, the Kid just needs to develop coordination with his team mates. Im very excited about his development next year. Im a huge fan. He won me with his defence. On Saturday night sitting behind the defensive line it was great just watching him go about his defence. I was also very impressed with Waqa's defence. Once hes match fit I reckon we stole a beauty there. Im loving our recruitment. More of the same please.
     
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  7. parrathruandthru

    parrathruandthru Juniors

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    Yeah first round just before half time Ponga stopped a try by going for the intercept Dylbags obviously read the tip sheet.
    He also was more towards the centre of the field last week against Normie and Normie hedged his bets and expected Dyl to pass inside so he was balanced in that direction.
    I have seen Dylan use the move on Normie at training several times when in the clear and he always beats the fullback. He burnt Bevan French a couple of times
     
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  8. Poupou Escobar

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    And he's good mates with Nathan Brown:
     
  9. Tooooks

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    I probably didn’t explain myself very well. Yes, us long term fans will stick with the club no matter what. We’ve all stuck with them through the worst.

    I was talking more about how easily some of us sometimes just assume our guys will roll over under a bit of adversity (eg after the Knights scored two quick ones) because we’ve all been disappointed so many times before. I know I need to show more faith in them in that situation rather than just automatically think “here we go again.”

    If that makes sense (probably not. Been a long day).
     
  10. TheRam

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    Why? They need to earn that faith. There's quite a ways to go yet before many of us can confidently have that faith. Remember the Eels have been a joke of a team for many years now. Even earlier in this very season they capitulated meekly on a few occasions.
     
  11. Tooooks

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    Fair call mate. Hoping we can keep building on that.
     
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