Discussion in 'Parramatta Eels' started by Avenger, Apr 8, 2018.
I was drinking this:
Didnt we want to (if we could) off load guys like Moses, MJ and a couple of others?.
Id say if Moses found a home else where before Norman we would still have Corey
I dont think our performances are just down to BA. Moreso the team of assistants and trainers we now have, its a team effort not to mention we have recruited well which is down to our retention and recruitment staff.
BA used to do just about all of these tasks on his own. We seem to have found a good formula atm.
Great post Twiz. He used to be a control freak from what I’ve heard.
I’m joking, everyone needs some assistance.
A fit Gutho plus Fergo, Sivo and Paulo helps as well.
AFL players are fit.
Our guys looked unfit because they were doing all the defending. Of course merkins were searching for answers so some of them fixated on AFL merkin as the scapegoat. But he wasn’t responsible for the team’s lack of cohesion and corresponding loss of possession.
And we might not have the unity we have now. Some of the boys love him but my mail is quite a few of them think he’s a f**kwit. That makes him a divisive figure.
I’m not going to scapegoat AFL guy but we did look unfit last year.
We might have had less ball in some games last year but there are far less penalties this year and therefore fatigue is a greater factor. I have much more confidence in our ability to defend for large periods of the game this year.
Exactly. How many of the coaches at the top clubs have to do all that shit on their own?
I think BA is a good coach, but he had way too much on his plate before.
Now, he has a team of assistants to take some pressure off him, and we are seeing the benefits.
Fitness for AFL and Fitness for Rugby League are two different types of fitness.
AFL is more endurance and running, League is more short sharp dynamic power, a run / hit up, a tackle. So I am not doubting they were trained and fit, I am saying they weren't fit for purpose.
Who exactly looked unfit last year? Evans was obviously disrupted by the World Cup injury, and Jennings said he wasn't as careful with his diet as he should've been. But Alvaro was definitely fitter last year, and Mannah and Moeroa were both playing longer minutes.
Well the premiers had a pack about as big as ours, and their lighter pack allowed them to have the best defence. They made up for their lack of punch with big wingers and a great kicking game. This year the Raiders have gone the same way, swapping Paulo and Boyd for some skinny Poms and finally defending well in the middle.
BA was on tripple M this arvo.
Usual stuff. Nothing new.
The review right now is the biggest difference to me. 2017 we had coaches, 2018 we had people doing 2 jobs, 2019 we have coaches again........simple math!
A lot of people were critical of the review because BA kept his job.
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