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  1. Suitman

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    Wow.
     
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  2. IFR33K

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    I’m sure some will see the positives in those stats.
     
  3. Eelogical

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    Give him some credit, mate. Balmain was most likely a hell of a place to grow up in way back in My Name's McGooley times.
     
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  4. Eelogical

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    Well, he wasn't first in the 'missed tackles" category.
     
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  5. IFR33K

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    I think the team was exhausted by the end of the season. Playing middles for 50 and 60 minutes straight may of played a part.
     
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    Yeah, I reckon Reg was f**ked by the end of the season. No wonder he was iffy about playing Origin
     
  7. yy_cheng

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    Alot of our players lost form when they signed new contracts
     
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    Yep, Lane and Mahoney case in point. Though Rheed got it back towards the back end of the season
     
  9. Poupou Escobar

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    As much as any small player with speed and footwork. I think Papenhuyzen is a good comparison, though the main difference is he has a very good work rate. I'm not sure French has the motor.
     
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  10. Eelogical

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    I'm convinced it did. Great 1-13, but our bench options killed us.
     
  11. Eelogical

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    Scrawling the letter X could be quite exhausting.
     
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    Didnt seem to be a problem for the panthers
     
  13. Poupou Escobar

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    A team's defensive success and failure is closely linked to its ability to control the ball. We seem to get into the grind and then inexplicably start throwing risky passes, like we can't handle controlling the ball but not scoring. The good sides are all patient. Penrith shat themselves against us in the first game for exactly that reason. By the time the second game came around they knew what to do. Cleary and Koroisau kept it together. Luai only gets the ball when something's on. Edwards isn't even a playmaker. He's just a support runner. Our spine needs to get smarter that way.

    Edit: he's not a support rubber
     
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    Well we had a suitable edge forward to cover him while also being down on quality middles. Niukore missed quite a few games late in the season.
     
  15. Incorrect

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    100%
     
  16. Poupou Escobar

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    They both throw plenty of offloads in their hit ups. Hardly 'battering rams'.
     
  17. Eelogical

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    I reckon we work harder for our wins than most other teams. We tend to go about it the hard way.
     
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    Never a truer word spoken... Been this way for years...
     
  19. Obscene Assassin

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    Not only offloads but passes before the line too, Lane has passed many times, set Sivo up for a try with a nice cut-out pass.

    In fact we used to have a set play where our second-rower was the ball player. On the blind side, second-rower at first receiver, half sweeping around. If the defensive centre came in the ball would go to the half, if the defensive centre stayed out the attacking centre would get the ball. Was a nice little play, hard to defend from memory we'd usually get a line break from it at the worst, often eventuated in a try
     
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    we aren’t the panthers. How else can you explain the loss of form?
     

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