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Trial game: Eels v Dragons Thurs 18/2/2021 ->@ 5:30pm<- AEST

Discussion in 'Parramatta Eels' started by TheParraboy, Feb 11, 2021.

  1. blue bags

    blue bags First Grade

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    dragons played there best i read:D
     
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    You absolute juice boy.
     
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    No extension for Hindmarshisgod2. He’s been replaced by Hindmarshisgod3.
     
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    "Terrible"? I thought he showed he is a natural playmaker, like a young Thurston only taller and without the speed. When he fills out he could be a genuine first grader.
     
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    He showed a turn of speed when he ran down the break on the left there, just looked a little slow off the mark.

    His defence work was pretty good too, didn't shirk the work when he was dragged into second marker a few times near the middle, and generally had decent first up contact. That's a solid foundation to have at 18.
     
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    Yea that was my opinion too. Could play but just slow.
     
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    I agree, he did jack shit when he wasn't on the pitch
     
  8. hindy111

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    Put a line through him.
    You need quick halves imo who can bust the line.

    Who are the guys not far off first grade
     
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    Slowest halfback since Sterlo, who was prolly our slowest eva and he was really shit

    Sandow had tons of speed and he was just one of the greatest

    So yeh, speed is everything
     
  10. hindy111

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    Sounds like we will have a stronger 17 then last year but a few Injuries and our depth won't be as good?
     
  11. hindy111

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    In the 80s.... 5MTR rule.
    All the good halves now are f ast and can break the line.
     
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    Nathan Cleary isn't exactly Usain Bolt's love child...
     
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    bullshit

    we dont even know if he is slow, you are comparing an 18 yo to mature aged players in the Drags squad

    he scored a long range try in the schoolboys final last year, so he seemed to have enough speed when comparing him to his peers

    but carry on
     
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    I suspect with jakes heigjt, when he fills out he will be a sizable lad .... Might not be a half forever. You dont see alot of big halves. Matto was a half in his juniors.
     
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    Worse players to emulate, tbh.

    Anasta played Origin, and won a Premiership.
     
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    Yeah I’m confused

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    I thought Jake Arthur was great.

    Did not over play his hand, did not shy away from the tough stuff & showed a lot potential in terms of his decision making and passing game.

    JA is still a fair way from being a regular first grader but there is definitely a lot to like about the young fella.
     
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    Is Rankin the forgotten player for the bench utility spot (with Smith, Stone, Lussick and Roaches), if BA goes down that path?

    Could Rankin fill in at hooker? Plus provides cover for the backs.

    Didn’t get the opportunity to push his case last year.

    Good to have competition for the spot.
     
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    He is a bit away from FG and like most kids will probably get a few biff n bash injuries along the way.

    Moses is off contract for 2022 already and has a player option for 2022. My guess is that we'd want Moses to hang around for a while yet, but we' not want to give him the 4 year extension that he'd be after.

    There's a few big decisions for the recruitment team to make shortly.
     
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    He is certainly fast enough and has a good step with nice acceleration also.
    I have not watched Arthur. I am not the one claiming he is slow or how slow. But if he is then I doubt he would cut it.
     
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