Rd5: Parramatta v Canberra LIVE GAME DAY thread April 14th 2019

Discussion in 'Parramatta Eels' started by TheParraboy, Apr 14, 2019.

  1. Poupou Escobar

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    Marcus Perenara was always the better referee of the two.
     
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  2. Gazzamatta

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    Even Cameron Smith is a less biased referree than that pri*k.
     
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    Our Defense was good but gee Canberra have 0 in attack..
     
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  4. strider

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    I dunno about that ... BJ and Rapana have been a strong outside attack for years. Hodgson is one of the best dummy halves in the NRL and they have several hard running back rowers
     
  5. TheParraboy

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    This match was similar in the first 20-25 min to the dogs game

    Despite dogs having all the ball we continually repelled them despite them scoring 2 tries
    Once we scored we rose a leg, got in a groove and blew them over

    That non forward pass try not given would have deflated Canberra and we would have been ahead 6-0 with a serious momentum shift

    It is what it is, hope we regroup and continue our solid defence, it will win more games than lose if we get our share of 50/50 calls and the odd bit of luck...
     
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  6. Gazzamatta

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    No doubt but good sides deal with adversity far better which is exactly what BA keeps saying. Our game V The Chooks we were very much the stronger team yet The Chooks hung in and ran over the top of us. Hopefully that attitude develops in our Eels for the entire 80.
     
  7. Eelogical

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    Perenara......sounds like a species of gill-bearing aquatic craniates or an Italian secondi.
     
  8. Eelementary

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    I think it appeared that way because of our defence.

    Unfortunately, we were too tired, and kept making too many errors, to make a game of it.

    But Canberra was made to look average by our stoic defense imo.
     
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  9. Eelementary

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    But we aren't really a good side yet; we are an average side.
     
  10. Gazzamatta

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    Yup but can we make the step up? Bloody hope so.
     
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  11. Eelogical

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    Realistically, not yet.
     
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  12. Eelementary

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    We will, mate - definitely.

    But it will take a season or two, imo.

    But we are definitely heading in the right direction.
     
  13. Gazzamatta

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    Thats debatable im afraid. Hard to predict future performance when 14 plus your coach might not be around.
     
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  14. Eelogical

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    When we beat the Raiders in Canberra and the Cows in Titsville in the same season then I will agree with you.
     
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  15. Eelementary

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    I think it puts us in a great position - clear some dead wood, promote some youngsters, and sign some fresh meat.
     
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  16. Gazzamatta

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    All this talk of clubs chasing James Roberts. Are they crazy. 500k plus. Makes Guthos 700k sound reasonable.
     
  17. Eelementary

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    Tbh, I will contend that we were blatantly robbed in Canberra on Sunday night.

    After repelling attack, after attack, after attack, after attack, we score what should have been one of the tries of the season, but Perenara [predictably] robbed us.

    I think, at that juncture in the game, that that try would have seen us spurred on. We were an absolute rock in defense, and I truly believe that try would have opened the flood gates, as it were.
     
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    Not sure how anyone could say we were the stronger side against the Roosters.

    They were clearly the much fitter, more well-drilled side. They looked like the premiers they are, when they were challenged they rode it out, didn't panic, and allowed their superior ability and most importantly big-game fitness to tell at the back of the game.

    We looked like upstarts trying to dethrone the king. High energy, but pretty headless at times, not really adjusting to the game situation and not match fit enough to stay in the contest at that level with the big boys.

    But old mate has me ignored I think, so whatever
     
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  19. Gazzamatta

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    Fishwyk and Titsville. Is this why the boys have other things on their minds?
     
  20. Eelementary

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    Roosters were the better side. I totally agree. Too fit, too strong, too fast, too composed.

    But I'm very impressed at how we took it to them.
     

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