Discussion in 'St George Illawarra Dragons' started by Fire, Sep 23, 2018.
How fast is the ISP side going to be
Chill Pill required..all that swearing and stuff.
And you are on the forum cause you love it.
Took your advice and read the article for 30 seconds this time, in order starting with the potential to move to wing bit. Sorry....same conclusion and interpretation.
Mary is an idiot if he does not get 1st crack at centre and if he plays there he will dour his game down to simplify it. Has done it before with others and will do it again out of conservatism.
We all know how a centre should play including Lomax...thanks for the insight but as he stated in conclusion is where he said Mary wants to stop me thinking too much, trying too hard and simplifies it..just get a quick play the ball. That tells me enough....you interpret it your way.....your right and choice.
All I can say is:
If Dufty is not there, we need two very quick wingers on the field.
If Aitken is at right centre, Lomax won't see much ball.
If Aitken is at right centre, Lomax will look as silly at Nightingale did in defence.
As the reincarnation of Lovechild, Aitken will be right centre until the cows come home - unless of course he pulls a hammy off the bone.
Lol & FMD
Nah give me Dufty FB, Field on wing, Lomax & Widdop centres ( Silverman next year) & Norman/Hunt halves & we’ll break the club’s try scoring record.
Incorporate all the attacking weapons.
I really don’t see any conundrum in the above - otherwise we’re losing Field & Dufty.
The roadblock has always been Aitken (Mary’s personally fasttracked captain’s pick as a youngster)& Lafai (Hasler’s hospital pass to Mary). FFS
Who cares, finding the ground and trying for a quick play the ball is essential. Whether lomax plays wing or centre hes taking early runs. Looking at lomax run sometimes he seems to be too upright at times anyway so its worth concentrating on trying to find the ground so he doesnt get dominated. Im sure he will still do what he does when attacking anyway.
Thanks Nostradamus. If I had a dollar for anyone that said "But if I'm wrong" I'd be one wealthy chick. No offence intended, but you did say in an earlier post that you had no problem with pumping up the tyres of another player. Nothing wrong with Fittler, who made his entry to Origin at 18, to encourage someone he considers something special. Perhaps he sees similarities between himself and the young Lomax. Who knows mate.
well drag you must have been a whiz at multiplication at school...........
Haha. This happens often with no rhyme or reason OD.
My point only was I never heard Lomax verbally pumping himself up looking to play origin for this or next year which is your quote..Would not surprise me a reporter may have miss quoted in a written article..or find me...where he said..verbally
But of course there is nothing wrong with pumping up a player.or encouragement..as long as some of the fringe or new NRL players selected in the emerging blues squad do not let it go to their head... as some do and their game suffers.
Lomax certainly has the potential no doubt... but still a way to go.
Fittler made origin at 18? cause he was one out of the box..did not need an emerging Blue camp!..did it on the playing field in 1st grade at a young age.
Not too many Fittlers out there at 18 ready to play Origin..Kayln Ponga probably is one out of the box player and backs up his hype on field.
Problem with the emerging camp is that a large lot invited to the camp..never emerge.
Fittler had it all at a young age, size, strength, speed, step , skill
Fantasy cash cow watch: Zac Lomax
Lone Scout NRL Fantasy guru
Tue 12 Feb 2019, 08:01 AM
A junior rep star, who was handed a contract extension last year, Zac Lomax made four appearances for the Dragons in 2018 but is set for a starting berth in the backs from round one this season.
With a low starting price and loads of potential, expect Lomax to be one of the most in-demand Fantasy players of 2019.
Lomax looks set to start on the wing this year following the departures of Jason Nightingale, Nene Macdonald and Kurt Mann.
He impressed in three games at centre at the end of the 2018, including two finals appearances for the Dragons. Those matches were actually his best in Fantasy terms – worth 39 and 37 points – but in the regular season he only played two matches with scores of -2 (in five minutes) and 29.
That means he starts close to base price, with a break even around 15, despite already proving he can score in the high 30s.
Five key matchups of the Dragons' 2019 draw
Securing a full-time starting spot in the Dragons backline is Lomax's first challenge.
He's a specialist centre but will struggle to unseat experienced campaigners Euan Aitken and Tim Lafai, and there's no certainty that he'll make a spot on the wing his own – even with Nightingale and Macdonald gone.
He could face competition from another makeshift wing candidate in Matt Dufty, who is set to be bumped out of the Dragons fullback role but Gareth Widdop with Corey Norman slotting into the halves.
Even if Lomax does grab a wing spot, it's a tough place to earn big Fantasy scores unless he can rack up a lot of tackle breaks – and he only made three tackle breaks in his four appearances last season (with all three coming in a single match against the Broncos).
To buy or not to buy?
If he's a confirmed starter for round one Lomax's price and potential probably makes him too hard to pass up, and if he can get hold of a spot in the centres – either through form or injury to Aitken or Lafai – then he could be a genuine steal.
Before last season started, I was calling for Lomax to be selected at right centre ahead of Aitken. I also said that he would have been better for the experience this year, if he had played centre from the beginning of last year. Now here we are again and it is looking like Aitken will be picked at right centre again and Lomax will probably be picked outside Aitken. He won't be getting much opportunities playing outside Aitken.
I too have been a supporter of Lomax for a long time. I agree with you that if selected on the right wing outside Aitken, he will get very little opportunity to show his talent and most likely will get negative coverage given Aitken's poor defensive reads and inability to set up his winger.
I honestly believe Lomax would be better playing at centre or fullback in ISP than standing outside Aitken in first grade. Everyone should note that even Macdonald looked poor standing outside Aitken last season.
I agree 100%
Think they are grooming him for the #1 jersey come 2020
Tend to agree ( however I still like Dufty , mainly because he is fast )
Now all we need is two centres and two wingers
Hopefully Pearson makes it
When Aitken repeats his bad reads in defence and shows is still not able to set up his winger, he will get dropped because Mary is under pressure to win games, unless:
Mary is extended before round 1 and so is no longer accountable.
Aitken is injured and so there is no demonstrated issues.
Lomax spits the dummy and requests a realease to play with the Roosters.
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