When do we call time?

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  1. Bazal

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    It absolutely played a part last season. We were one of the most penalised sides in the competition IIRC, that definitely affects your results.

    We will probably never know the full story, and this season could go to shit easily still, but I would suggest that early injuries to key players from 2017, coupled with a confidence shaking capitulation in round one, a belting in round 2, and an inability for the players to adapt to the rule changes put us behind the eight ball from the kick off.

    We went from playing a high energy brand of football and bashing teams out of the contest to using all that energy to hang on in defence. We were missing Gutherson and French, neither ever found 2017 form. We were missing Brown, who is a key in defence and attack. So when we started to fall behind early in the year it was damned hard for us to get back with two halves who didn't gel, missing the X factor French and Gutho had provided, and constantly giving away huge advantages in possession.

    Plenty of factors played a part. Some of us have been saying that for almost 12 months and copping stick left right and centre...
     
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  3. Gronk

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    French not playing has helped us hugely.
     
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    Because this season he is an ok coach. Last year, obviously he was shit.
     
  5. Gary Gutful

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    What has changed?
     
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    I couldn't agree more, and I would add the addition of big boppa Paulo to that list.
    He has been immense.
    Our go forward has been extraordinary in those first 4 tackles and we can go the length of the field in 6 tackles after taking the first tackle in our 10/20 metre zone.
    Our defense has then muscled up and put pressure on the opposition to do the same.
    Despite the missing Sharks players tonight, we done good.
     
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  7. Avenger

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    Ferguson, Sivo, Gutherson at fullback, Paulo, Lane and Evans starting to play well.
     
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    Powerhouse!!
     
  9. Gary Gutful

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    So BA is just the same coach with better performing players?

    Does that mean the players were to blame for last year's shitfest or BA was?
     
  10. Avenger

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    And the f**kwit leaving the club.
     
  11. Avenger

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    BA, for trusting the pricks..
     
  12. Gary Gutful

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    He trusted them so much that he arranged for us to have a completely different team this year.
     
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  13. Avenger

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    The new recruitment guy organised it. He’s in charge of that stuff now.
     
  14. Bazal

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    Does anyone seriously believe that stuff happens against the head coaches will?
     
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  15. Gary Gutful

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    Might as well sack BA. He has obviously had nothing to do with the improved players and improved recruitment. He only has an influence when things are shit.
     
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  16. Gary Gutful

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    Sadly, some people do.
     
  17. I'm a loser baby...

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    Can't you merkins just enjoy a good win?!
     
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  18. Avenger

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    Exactly you f**king fence sitter.
     
  19. Gary Gutful

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    Shouldn't you be fellating the universe's penis?
     
  20. Gary Gutful

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    Flippety flip flip mcflip flip flippy flip flip.
     
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