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Rd6: Eels v Raiders GAME DAY thread @ Cbus Stadium 17/4/21

Discussion in 'Parramatta Eels' started by TheParraboy, Apr 17, 2021.

  1. TheRam

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    I don't think our effort has been an issue for a few years now, other then the occasional blimp here and there. But composure and decision making has been a massive problem and still can be when things go awry. Some think of this as ‘mental strength’ under fatigue. One must have a clear and purposeful mind under duress and rise above adversity.

    I tend to think of this as ‘mental strength’.
     
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    Agreed mate. Moses in particular as one of the leaders of our team needs to continue to improve in this area. Thankfully, he's less of a sooky bitch these days but he still isn't there yet.
     
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    Yes the Broncos have a great pack too, but are not experienced enough at this point and are lacking a real experience/quality dummy half.

    The Panthers are up there, but I think we have their measure slightly, but the obviously have the better halves. That is why we need to be at our very best to beat them.
     
  4. Gary Gutful

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    I agree. They are in front of our halves by at least a chin.
     
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  5. TheRam

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    ...to balance their balls on.
     
  6. Gary Gutful

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    I wonder how the team will go next time someone applies the blowtorch? Hopefully better than I did when it happened at Bones on Bones.
     
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    f**k of merkin. You wasted our time
     
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    I think you pulled the pin to soon mate. Like I told you at the time you were trying to juggle to many balls at once while fending off aggressive penetrative players from all directions. It was always going to get very messy for a novice. You bit off more then you could chew and almost drowned in the middle there.

    Luckily Hindy stepped in and subbed to save your ass. He showed everyone how a real pro can handle such an onslaught that night with such easy and proficiency. What a legend and the reason there are so many pictures of him adorning the walls at BnB in action.
     
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    There's something wrong with you merkins.
     
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    I thought we were comparing Waqa Blake with Eric Grothe, Jnr....
     
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    I thought we were comparing Waqa Blake with Eric Grothe, Jnr....
     
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    I'm not sure if you've seen too many Raiders games this season, but Croker has been MIA all year...
     
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    Anyone think if Fergo leaves as seems likely at the end of the season we look to move Waqa to the wing? He’s got the speed, height and power to play well there, and less defensive responsibility
     
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    Waqa Blake isn't a rugby league player, he's an athlete.

    He has alot of athletic ability, but he plays with zero rugby league nous.
     
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    Hope so.
     
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    Dads been telling me this since I was 10. Reckons it comes from mums side. All a little touched in the head.
     
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    f**k of merkin dont judge
     
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    Even better if he played for the tigers
     
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    Outstanding performance last night. We really controlled the game and our forwards go on top of Canberra which is never easy to do. Moses was superb, his kicking game was really threatening to the Canberra backs and the Rapana mistake summed it. And that try he set up for Lane was brilliant.

    I wasnt too confident going into the game, especially after losing to the Dragons and Canberra came off a loss however after Manly beating the Titans, Tigers and Broncos almost causing an upset, I just had a slight feeling we would turn up.

    We've proven we can be up for these sort of games. Usually playing in places like Canberra, Melbourne and even Brookvale, they look so uncomfortable, but what a turnaround from last year. With performances like that, they'll certainly be up there. I'm proud of the boys.

    What a great weekend!!!.
     
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