Discussion in 'Parramatta Eels' started by Eelementary, Mar 18, 2019.
His service was not all that great and he looked gassed for much of the game.
The 9 that played 6 looked a better player TBH.
His bolt from dummy half for Gutho's first try was class. Gutho probably called it but he knew exactly what to do.
We have our Mahoney does this mean Laney is our Hightower???
Amazing game last night, 50 tackles according to Fox commentary team. How does a kid his size manage that ?
His work rate is extremely high and he plays with passion and enthusiasm and it shows.
Mahoney is a gun.
Love the bloke.
The little merkin can play 80 minutes. I agree he can start to drop off tackles after about 60 mins but I like having 4 big men on the bench. The additional middle should be able to take on the heavy lifting in D around that 60min mark so Mahoney can lessen his work rate and focus on attack.
agree .... but I worry about him as an 80 minute player for large parts of an entire season .... i think it would be bad player management to expect him to play 80 all season
Their pack kept running at him?
Very promising young dummy half.
I am glad he made 50 tackles because it is a very important part of a dummy half's game. Hopefully we can get that up to 70 over the next few weeks and by the end of the year his arm can fall off.
Hopefully not his wanking arm.
A big part of the fatigue is from pushing across in defence and picking yourself up off the ground after making the tackle. Smaller players are better at this. Obviously if they're too small they won't cope with all the collisions, but there's a reason the blokes who top the tackle count are generally smaller. Even Jrbojevic is smaller than most middle forwards.
well that Provan/Summons trophy is real heavy to lift for a little fella ...
Anyone can play 80 minutes. The question is whether you want/need them to. It all comes down to their importance in attack and whether you can cover their reduced work rate or increased missed/ineffective tackles.
Agreed. And he actually defended better in the second half, despite Cronulla having 57% of the ball. He's obviously very determined.
Valid points. The evolution of defence is interesting.
It's all leading up to Skynet, and we know what that means.
Don't anybody run this script: skynet.js
Sometimes it's hard to know what the right thing is.
I know sometimes people are critical of me for making big calls but let me tell you right now - Reed Mahoney will be a future immortal.
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