SATIRE Kev was out of time...but now has a bit more

theshed

theshed

Just a Game
Aug 28, 2010
Threads
49
11,485
25,148
Tesi is still likely to be out back up fullback so still need to develop him.

Turpin in the 17 is a confusing decision but if he is, he's better starting to take the sting out of the defence. Then let Billy come on to take advantage

Lee has done a decent job but offered us nothing that Mariner hasn't.
I think Mariner has done himself proud but Ezra keep getting isolated in ways that weren’t happening when Lee was there
 
N

nopatience101

NRL Player
Mar 4, 2008
Threads
11
2,688
3,844
I think Mariner has done himself proud but Ezra keep getting isolated in ways that weren’t happening when Lee was there
It’s a combination, it takes time, but that’s why you don’t do it at the business end of the season.

I think Capewell’s defence has been pretty poor since origin too.
 
Mr Fourex

Mr Fourex

State of Origin Captain
Apr 9, 2012
Threads
49
8,284
7,202
Hetherington only averaging 27mins over the last 3 weeks?
Thats gotta stop......

Is anyone seeing something I'm not RE Kobe...?

He's our modern day Peter Ryan or Trevor Gillmeister.
Has to be in the starting 13 IMO........
 
Mr Fourex

Mr Fourex

State of Origin Captain
Apr 9, 2012
Threads
49
8,284
7,202
I think Mariner has done himself proud but Ezra keep getting isolated in ways that weren’t happening when Lee was there
Emotion Reaction GIF
 
McHunt

McHunt

State of Origin Captain
Aug 25, 2018
Threads
690
10,836
20,004
I think Mariner has done himself proud but Ezra keep getting isolated in ways that weren’t happening when Lee was there
I reckon he looks as ready for first grade, if not more, than Herbie, Selwyn, Xavier and Tesi did on debut. But it's not a great time to blood a rookie and even worse for him that his debut has coincided with two woeful team performances.

I would probably bring back Lee until Herbie is well and truly fit, which is hopefully only two or three weeks away. Unlike fullback, that position has not improved in the incumbent's absence. We've missed his defence.
 
theshed

theshed

Just a Game
Aug 28, 2010
Threads
49
11,485
25,148
I reckon he looks as ready for first grade, if not more, than Herbie, Selwyn, Xavier and Tesi did on debut. But it's not a great time to blood a rookie and even worse for him that his debut has coincided with two woeful team performances.

I would probably bring back Lee until Herbie is well and truly fit, which is hopefully only two or three weeks away. Unlike fullback, that position has not improved in the incumbent's absence. We've missed his defence.
Yeah really interesting what happens with Oates, Cobbo, Mariner, Staggs, Herbie, Walsh, (Niu) next year. Maybe Ikin wanted to see Mariner get a run before committing long term.

I guess the logical conclusion is to slowly blood Mariner and resign to losing Herbie after next year
 
McHunt

McHunt

State of Origin Captain
Aug 25, 2018
Threads
690
10,836
20,004
Yeah really interesting what happens with Oates, Cobbo, Mariner, Staggs, Herbie, Walsh, (Niu) next year. Maybe Ikin wanted to see Mariner get a run before committing long term.

I guess the logical conclusion is to slowly blood Mariner and resign to losing Herbie after next year
That's a tough one. From the small amount I've seen he probably has what it takes to leapfrog Herbie, but not this year, that's for sure. I guess it depends how serious Herbie was about playing fullback, and whether he gets his nose out of joint when Walsh arrives.

On the plus side, I think we can build a very decent back 5 out of Cobbo, Oates, Walsh, Staggs, Farnworth, Mariner and Niu. We're spoiled for options in every position other than hooker and utility.
 
theshed

theshed

Just a Game
Aug 28, 2010
Threads
49
11,485
25,148
That's a tough one. From the small amount I've seen he probably has what it takes to leapfrog Herbie, but not this year, that's for sure. I guess it depends how serious Herbie was about playing fullback, and whether he gets his nose out of joint when Walsh arrives.

On the plus side, I think we can build a very decent back 5 out of Cobbo, Oates, Walsh, Staggs, Farnworth, Mariner and Niu. We're spoiled for options in every position other than hooker and utility.
Can’t tell when your fishing but Herbie is the most inform (prior to injury) of our entire backline. Odd one to pinpoint but I know you’ve got your views on him
 
McHunt

McHunt

State of Origin Captain
Aug 25, 2018
Threads
690
10,836
20,004
Can’t tell when your fishing but Herbie is the most inform (prior to injury) of our entire backline. Odd one to pinpoint but I know you’ve got your views on him
You must've misread that. I "pinpointed" Herbie because he and Deine play the same position. Herbie will slot straight back there when he returns from injury. I can forsee Deine overtaking him in talent some time in the future, but he's certainly not in that position now. Like I said, Herbie is safe where he is.
 
theshed

theshed

Just a Game
Aug 28, 2010
Threads
49
11,485
25,148
You must've misread that. I "pinpointed" Herbie because he and Deine play the same position.
Fair. But you could shuffle Staggs, Cobbo, and Mariner into any order and put forward. A decent argument
 
Manofoneway

Manofoneway

BRL Player
May 22, 2022
Threads
1
94
294
Really the team choice wasn't really why we lost. Tesi niu has had two shit games after 3 or 4 good ones. You can't blame kevy for sticking with him after TMM is coming back from injury. Turpin was solid against Parramatta and paix was god awful against the tigers. I actually thought turpin was the only one that turned up defensively for the first 20 minutes last might. The team selection bitching seems to come from the nancyboy bedwetters that have no idea. It's pnly natural after a massive surge in form this year that there's a correction or complacency. We have a young squad that other teams don't have and in the next 3 years Kevy is going to have us genuine contenders.
 
Jason Simmons

Jason Simmons

NRL Captain
Apr 18, 2013
Threads
8
4,301
5,924
Let's talk about these "poor" selections of Kevvie's.

the only really questionable decision from the Roosters game was bringing Turpin back into the 17 at the expense of Paix.

of the other ones I see mentioned regularly:

Tesi over TMM - well TMM has literally only just recovered from injured ribs. I can understand Kevvie wanting to give him a run in the QLD Cup first, not to mention protecting him from the second grubbiest team in the league.

Gamble - appears to be injured. hasn't been in our extended team list and i don't think he has been playing QCup

Riki - Been one of our best over the last month, deserves his spot.

Flegler starting - 50/50 call. He's been good for us in either role, although i prefer him off the bench as i think he offers us better impact that the other options
TMM has been 18th man 2 weeks in a row, suggesting he is fine to play.

Kevvie wants him to play cup this week, but not last week? He was 18th man and ready to play if needed…
 
007

007

NRL Player
Sep 22, 2016
Threads
3
2,782
4,224
TMM has been 18th man 2 weeks in a row, suggesting he is fine to play.

Kevvie wants him to play cup this week, but not last week? He was 18th man and ready to play if needed…
My issue is exactly that. Kev has dropped the ball on this, i wonder if the squad knows it too
 
john1420

john1420

It's Bronco Time
Aug 27, 2008
Threads
8
2,434
3,134
Posts slamming Kev for not picking TMM and instead picking Tesi (and that type of thing) really have to calm down. I'm not defending Tesi though. Basically every one of us here can see we are a better team with TMM at the back. Does anybody really, I mean really, think KW can't see this too?
Reality is we have no clue what goes on behind closed doors, and what is behind some team selections that we deem strange. There are reasons, we just don't know them.
It might be KW has seen the Knights game a week or 2 away, and thought, yeah give him a bit of extra time off to make sure he is 100% and then bring him back into a game we will win. Will be good for his confidence, and we can build off that to a strong run home. Who knows? Could be anything. But I cannot believe that a career league player/coach can't see what us average Joe's can see.
 

Latest posts

Tipping Ladder

  • tommy
    117.00 pts

    tommy

    • Correct picks
      117 out of 160
  • ivanhungryjak
    116.00 pts

    ivanhungryjak

    • Correct picks
      116 out of 160
  • Waynesaurus
    116.00 pts

    Waynesaurus

    • Correct picks
      116 out of 160
  • RolledOates
    114.00 pts

    RolledOates

    • Correct picks
      114 out of 160
  • Alec
    112.00 pts

    Alec

    • Correct picks
      112 out of 160

Forum statistics

Threads
19,474
Messages
1,251,120
Members
1,672
Latest member
DabigDog

Members online

  • GCBRONCO
  • Organix
  • Allo
Team P W L PD Pts
20 18 2 314 38
20 15 5 222 32
20 14 6 113 30
20 13 7 195 28
20 13 7 54 28
20 12 8 108 26
20 12 8 51 26
20 11 9 107 24
20 10 10 -33 22
20 9 11 -8 20
20 9 11 -130 20
20 6 14 -117 14
20 6 14 -234 14
20 5 15 -237 12
20 4 16 -189 10
20 3 17 -216 8
Top
  AdBlock Message
Please consider adding BHQ to your Adblock Whitelist. We do our best to make sure it doesn't affect your experience on the website, and the funds help us pay server and software costs.