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Should have said, I loved his chase on the Souths intercept that was a great effort. That and the dummy half efforts were two great pieces of effort play.
 

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He did more than expected. He definitely wasn't passive. He was running in support. Taking the line on. He was even playing dummy half more than he should but our dummy half wasn't where he should be.
He touched the ball 34 times, most halves in a game would be 50.

It's not a slight on him, it's what I have observed over five games now and the numbers back it up. It's something for him to develop.
 

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He touched the ball 34 times, most halves in a game would be 50.

It's not a slight on him, it's what I have observed over five games now and the numbers back it up. It's something for him to develop.
I'm guessing the low touches were a focus from the coaching staff to play everything through Milf, given it was Dearden's first game, but with Knik going do you envision a change in our halves play for a more traditional first and second receiver rather than the split halves??

I've noticed Milf coming to the right a bit more, but he does still line up on that blindside far too much for me given he's the number one man.

Would be interesting to hear your thoughts on what Seibold is looking to implement or may look to implement going forward with these two seemingly being the long term halves or at least the halves for the next 2 years
 
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He touched the ball 34 times, most halves in a game would be 50.

It's not a slight on him, it's what I have observed over five games now and the numbers back it up. It's something for him to develop.
Just out of curiosity, how many times did Milford touch the ball?
 

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Its almost as if the team didn't trust Dearden. He barely touched it in the opening 5 minutes. As a halfback on debut, he should of got his hands on the ball straight away, but we just kept going left to Milford.
 
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Its almost as if the team didn't trust him. He barely touched it in the opening 5 minutes. As a halfback on debut, he should of got his hands on the ball straight away, but we just kept going left to Milford.
He kinda grew into the game which is normal for an 18yo on debut. Towards the end he was trying to take charge by barking orders,getting into dh, getting his hands on the ball multiple times in a set.

He wasn't amazing but he looked like he fit the part and will only get better.
 

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He kinda grew into the game which is normal for an 18yo on debut. Towards the end he was trying to take charge by barking orders,getting into dh, getting his hands on the ball multiple times in a set.

He wasn't amazing but he looked like he fit the part and will only get better.
I was disappointed that a lot of the times he got the ball, everyone else was out of position and not pushing up in support. He would look around and there was no one to pass too. Just lazy from the rest of the team.
 

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I was disappointed that a lot of the times he got the ball, everyone else was out of position and not pushing up in support. He would look around and there was no one to pass too. Just lazy from the rest of the team.
Agreed, I commented on that in the thread last night. But perhaps with a bit more time he'll gain the authority to start giving orders and having his team mates respect him.
 

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At one point from dummy half I think there was nobody except Boyd to pass it to, whose body language was screaming not to pass it to him. So Dearden passed it to him anyway and made him take a run.
 

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I just hope Milford doesn't continue to act like the halfback and lets Dearden take over that responsibility.
 

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At one point from dummy half I think there was nobody except Boyd to pass it to, whose body language was screaming not to pass it to him. So Dearden passed it to him anyway and made him take a run.
I think in that instance Oates was coming in for the second hit up but for whatever reason Dearden didn't pass it to him and instead went to Boyd who was behind the ruck with zero intent to run.

Not sure why Dearden didn't go to Oates as him running on the second is our MO, maybe he saw him too late and didn't want to throw it forward or throw him a hospital
 

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I think in that instance Oates was coming in for the second hit up but for whatever reason Dearden didn't pass it to him and instead went to Boyd who was behind the ruck with zero intent to run.

Not sure why Dearden didn't go to Oates as him running on the second is our MO, maybe he saw him too late and didn't want to throw it forward or throw him a hospital
I was saying it as a positive thing, I think it's a good sign he's shovelling it off to our captain and making him do something.
 

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I was saying it as a positive thing, I think it's a good sign he's shovelling it off to our captain and making him do something.
Yeah I thought the same thing at the time... it was like have a f.cking run

Was just clarifying that there was actually a player there ready to run it... as the same instance has been posted a few times already.
 
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It is also quite likely the team had no idea what he was going to do. That is fair enough, they’ve been training with KNik at 7 and would barely know what Dearden likes to do.
 

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Boyd injured and absolutely flogged out of the game before that anyway. Falcons pressure was tremendous. They hurried his kicks, they ran at him- just a horrible day.

Paix see above slightly better at 48-0 and not 72-4 but still not a single positive.
 

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Boyd injured and absolutely flogged out of the game before that anyway. Falcons pressure was tremendous. They hurried his kicks, they ran at him- just a horrible day.

Paix see above slightly better at 48-0 and not 72-4 but still not a single positive.
Are we talking about Todd Murphy yet?
 

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