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Obscene Assassin

First Grade
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He's been trialled in the edges, and wasn't too good.

He is high involvement, which is conducive to playing in the middle.

I think it's like Matterson. He's okay-good on the edge but his style in the middle is perfect. Can't wait to see what the 2 of them can do with the short passes around the ruck to Jnr and Reg. Junior's try vs Canberra was a perfect set-up the tackle before and then execution for the try.
 

Incorrect

Coach
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Yeah tbh when ever I'm watching a game and the boys run out in the white I instantly get down. Remember those white and yellow stripped ones from I think it was 2013. I don't think we won a single game in that outfit.
To be fair, did we win a game in any colour jersey in 2013??!!
 

Poupou Escobar

Post Whore
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resources..... it really is the best way to explain everything wrong this club ahahah
It’s not about right or wrong but about general competitiveness. Particularly in the areas of hiring and retaining the best people. In the case of getting the best people you can’t buy with money (e.g. elected officials or wealthy fans willing to provide TPAs) they should also be considered resources. Other non-monetary resources are geographic location, a large supporter base, and access to public infrastructure.

The Eels are fairly well resourced in those latter two areas, but not in any of the others.
 

Eelementary

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I think it's like Matterson. He's okay-good on the edge but his style in the middle is perfect. Can't wait to see what the 2 of them can do with the short passes around the ruck to Jnr and Reg. Junior's try vs Canberra was a perfect set-up the tackle before and then execution for the try.

Absolutely.

It will be interesting to see how we go - both Hopgood, and Matterson, are too good in the middle to not play there.

But I think Matterson can play well on the edge, and his elite defence will be a huge plus out there.
 

Twizzle

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Absolutely.

It will be interesting to see how we go - both Hopgood, and Matterson, are too good in the middle to not play there.

But I think Matterson can play well on the edge, and his elite defence will be a huge plus out there.

He is pretty versatile, I reckon he was forced to play middle last season cuz Brown gut nuked, I like him under Mitch's high balls on the edge
 

Twizzle

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Staff member
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Yeah tbh when ever I'm watching a game and the boys run out in the white I instantly get down.

Very superstitious,
Writing's on the wall,
Very superstitious,
Ladders bout' to fall,
Thirteen month old baby,
Broke the lookin' glass
Seven years of bad luck,
The good things in your past
When you believe in things
That you don't understand,
Then you suffer,
Superstition aint the way
 
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The numbers Matto was putting up last year I just don't see how you could move him back. Reg, Junior, Hopgood, Matterson is a great middle rotation.
I feel as we haven’t seen anywhere near the best of Matterson yet. He can be so much better. Don’t know if it’s the coaching but he’s a lot more to offer as a play maker. Feel as though he’s been coached to be a battering ram at Parra. He’s the closest thing we’ve had since Jason Smith with his skill set and he’s been under utilised.
 
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