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What's wrong with our attack?

Discussion in 'Parramatta Eels' started by lucablight, Jul 23, 2017.

  1. lucablight

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    Is anyone else a bit puzzled by the teams inability to score points? It seems to have been that way for the past couple of seasons now and I can't really figure out why. As of round 20 there are only 3 teams that have scored less points than us (i.e the knights, tigers and Bulldogs). I recall our opening game against Manly where we had basically all the ball the entire first half (ended 60-40 our way in the end) and we made more than 500m yet still only won by 8 points.

    A lot of the time we attack the opposition 20m zone we look lost, disjointed and impotent. The Tigers have the second worst defence in the NRL and we still struggled to crack them today when close to their line. I can't put it down to a roster problem because we have a lot of great attacking weapons other teams would kill for in Gutherson, French, Radradra, Jennings, Moses, Norman and it would have to be close to one of the best backlines in the comp.

    I would hazard a guess and say we haven't looked like a great attacking team since Hayne and Sandow were in the side (even last year we were grinding out wins). I'm glad we've been winning but our lack of attack could really hurt us because our for and against is by far the worst in the top 8 and we could potentially miss out on a top 4 spot or even worse a finals berth because of it. So anyone have any theories as to why we struggle so much in attack despite having so many gun players in the backline?
     
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  2. Bazal

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    Big forwards mate. Everything can be fixed by big forwards.

    I had a bit of a skin cancer, went out and signed up a couple of big forwards and it cleared it right up.
     
  3. I'm a loser baby...

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    And we improved our F/A today ffs!!
     
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  4. I'm a loser baby...

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    But yeah, the team and Moses will be better with more time together.
     
  5. rapture

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    We might not score as many points as you like, but we don't struggle to score tries.

    We've only scored less than two tries in a game twice this year. Against the Sharks and a full strength Cowboys.
     
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    We looked far more dangerous on the halfway line than anywhere else today.
     
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  7. Noise

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    I reckon we've been that way for a few seasons now
     
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    We looked a bit lost in the opposition 20 - except that one try to Semi which was sweet as

    I think teams know we are gonna try go wide around em
     
  9. rapture

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    We create an overlap on our edges after a quick play the ball in our own half so well.
     
  10. lucablight

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    This is factually incorrect. We are ranked 13th in tries scored with 55. Only the Knights, Bulldogs and Tigers have scored less.
     
  11. Gronk

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    WWBWWBW
     
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  12. Bazal

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    And we beat the bye both times so that's 7 straight wins! We're f**ken flying!
     
  13. Noise

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    No it's: LWBWWBW

    Didn't we:

    lose against cowboys
    win against dragons
    bye
    win against dogs
    win against storm
    bye
    win against tigers
     
  14. Bazal

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    Wait so we've only won 6 in a row?

    f**ken loosers!
     
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  15. rapture

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    I don't think averaging 18.5 points per game means we struggle to score points.

    More experience, and a pre-season together, will help our spine create more opportunities next year.
     
  16. Noise

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    When 13 teams are averaging more points then I think it does.

    But I don't give a shit if we are winning
     
  17. Gronk

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    Ok then, its WWLWBWWBW
     
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    I am not sure if anything is wrong with our attack, but what is wrong with paragraphs?

    In all honesty, Arthur summed it up before the game in an interview. He said we have had a lot of injuries ( believe he said our injury issues were underrated) and we may have had 6 different spine combinations. However Moses is getting better and so is the team as a whole.

    Hopefully we hit our peak in the finals.
     
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    And here I was thinking it was LGBT.
     
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    This is the first thing that needs fixing.
     

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