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  1. Haynzy

    Haynzy First Grade

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    Joey was saying a while ago that it takes years for young halfback to really learn their trade. Mitch changed his game a bit this year, trying to learn when to run and when to organise, sometimes it worked and sometimes it didn't. What you hope for is that he learns from the experience and it rounds out his game as he matures. Cleary is the same and I don't think there's that much between them. Game management takes time to learn and I reckon Moses has a better temperament for it than Cleary. He's a bit more chirpy and willing to rip into his forwards and he's waaaay more skillful.
     
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  2. lingard

    lingard First Grade

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    We need a right centre to replace Waqa Blake, too.
     
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  3. Barry O'Speedwagon

    Barry O'Speedwagon Coach

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    The fact that our fans have a screw loose as well doesn't really matter. He didn't execute it perfectly, but if it landed it's a certain try to Penrith. Sometimes those passes come off, sometimes they don't. It's not as if there was no potential reward for the risk.
     
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  4. 84 Baby

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    Luai and Korisau were definitely missing as well but between them they probably aren’t paid as much as Chinry so he well and truly has to line up and cop it on his enormous chin
     
  5. yy_cheng

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    I reckon kitcows errors also cost them
     
  6. strider

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    is he from a hobby farm?
     
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  7. lingard

    lingard First Grade

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    Those kit cows don't deliver as much milk as a real one. But they're definitely cheaper. I've got a kit cat.
     
  8. lingard

    lingard First Grade

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    So who else are we gunna buy? We need two centres, coupla props and a winger.
     
  9. Avenger

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    Bevan French
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    That’s the stuff being bandied around. I’ve heard nothing other than stuff I’ve read here or speculation in the media.

    I’d go after a new coach and sign him for 2022 when they become available. I’m not sold on Paul Green. It’s either Wayne Bennett, Trent Robinson or even Shane Flanagan.

    That way a peaceful resolution can be had by all and BA can earn a well deserved severance package.
     
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  10. Gronk

    Gronk Moderator Staff Member

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    I'm not adverse in trading up with a coach, but is there such a thing as a peaceful transition ? Other than a coach announcing his retirement and his replacement being appointed early, is there a scenario where a club have made the switch without dramas ?
     
  11. Avenger

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    Yes. Brian Smith. We told him we wouldn’t be renewing. He never got sacked. We signed Hagan for 2007. Smith started in 2006 only to quit and JT took over as a caretaker coach.

    Kearney also quit as did Ricky. Anderson was the only one that was sacked and it shits me when I read that we sack coaches. We actually don’t.
     
  12. Matty Bhoy

    Matty Bhoy Juniors

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    That pass was never, ever coming off. It was the wrong option from the get go. Penrith not only showed little composure in attack, they showed little in defence. Cheap penalties (Vicious Fish) allowed Melb to mount continual scoreboard pressure. The result... 25 m Harbour Bridge passes on tackle 3.
     
  13. 84 Baby

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    Listening to Smith and Bellamy last night, I reckon there’s an option to really lean into BA, although it probably wouldn’t work in Sydney. Scum sound like a cult with the way they talk and explains a lot of why they make crap players look good and players that leave usually go to poo. Also why Bellamy failed at Origin (I reckon he’d have succeeded if he was at the equally cultish QLD Origin)
     
  14. Poupou Escobar

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    A key stat for how difficult it was for playmakers last night was how few metres everyone was making. Two good defensive teams and suddenly nobody is 'standing up against the good teams'. The whole point of good teams is that they're difficult to play against, and so they make their opposition look ordinary.
     
  15. Avenger

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    Thank you, Captain Obvious.
     
  16. Poupou Escobar

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    It's not that they don't happen, just that there are fewer opportunities. Papenhuyzen got smashed a dozen times last night but he still kept turning up, so he was able to take the opportunity when it presented. Gutherson does likewise, though he is bigger and slower. So he gets manhandled less often but also needs bigger gaps to get through untouched.
     
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    Smith to Robinson was smooth.
     
  18. emjaycee

    emjaycee First Grade

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    Not that strange.
     
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  19. Poupou Escobar

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    If it was that obvious we wouldn't have dopes whinging about why our playmakers look worse against good defensive sides. Take it up with them. #DownhillSkiier
     
  20. Gronk

    Gronk Moderator Staff Member

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    I only watched it for the brunette older sister.

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