POST GAME Round 10 - Broncos vs Roosters

McHunt

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I have a feeling McCullough will be given a shot at 50 minutes with Segs coming off the bench. If he doesn't perform he will be dropped and sign elsewhere next year.
Seibold would have to be thick as shit to not be able to see the massive lead weight removed from the team's neck that coincided with Macca's injury. We can't afford to blow another game just for the sake of stroking Macca's ****.
 

Cult3

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Seibold would have to be thick as shit to not be able to see the massive lead weight removed from the team's neck that coincided with Macca's injury. We can't afford to blow another game just for the sake of stroking Macca's ****.
He's 100% earned a shot with a replacement on the bench. I was going to say that I'm not sure how you can't see the reason we are winning is by holding onto the ball and not a few faster dummy half runs, but then I remembered who I was replying to. Never mind.
 

McHunt

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Utterly convinced you can't formulate a relevant argument without attempting to derail the thread with an insult. This isn't LeagueUnlimited, you have to try stay on topic on here. Unless you're McHunt, who is always on topic. But only if the topic is McCullough.
Yep, definitely Macca's mum.
 

Renegade

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He's 100% earned a shot with a replacement on the bench. I was going to say that I'm not sure how you can't see the reason we are winning is by holding onto the ball and not a few faster dummy half runs, but then I remembered who I was replying to. Never mind.
it is true Macca has been at his best when he's had a replacement breathing down his neck, whether that is complacency or him playing better when not under fatigue - i'm not sure.

But thus far, we have proven that we don't need Macca moving forward. The supposed defensive load that he carries, which is his strong point, has not been missed with everyone else stepping up.

He may be a senior member of the side, but he is not the future and we have gotten by fine thus far without him. if it continues, i see no reason to change a winning formula.
 

McHunt

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it is true Macca has been at his best when he's had a replacement breathing down his neck, whether that is complacency or him playing better when not under fatigue - i'm not sure.
In my opinion - and others have echoed it - Macca has been at his all time best this season during a period of unprecedented failure. I don't recall Macca playing any better than he did against Souths, for example, which was one of our most humiliating drubbings. He's already "lifted."

Switching hooker has had an immediate and profound effect on the team, as it did last year during Macca's absence. We just convincingly matched and beat the leading team in the comp. There's no question of whether the new hookers can handle "big games." They killed it.

Some see Turpin as a temporary fix, while an increasingly growing group notably myself, think we're seeing the start of something really special. If not, we have Segeyaro, who we already know is something special.

We have gone from an embarrassment to an embarrassment of riches in the dummy half position.
 

roo-ted

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Some see Turpin as a temporary fix, while an increasingly growing group notably myself, think we're seeing the start of something really special. If not, we have Segeyaro, who we already know is something special.
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I’ve been a fan of his since last year. Going forward it’s hard to see how anyone could deny that he’s the future. Good service, speed, brutal contact in defence and a decent dummy half run. He does need to consistently preform week in week out, but the more he plays at NRL level the more other clubs will take notice, especially if he gets put back to Q Cup. If we could offload Macca we could secure him long term at a fraction of the price
 
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Super Freak

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I'm willing to give Macca another go with a competent hooker breathing down his neck.

My preference would be Turpin with Segeyaro on the bench. However, whenever Macca has had that competition for his spot, he has improved. I'm willing to give him a shot for a few games and see how he goes with Segeyaro on the bench.

We've seen in 2015 that it works. But if he doesn't improve, then he should go.

And the reality is, Macca will come back into the side when he's back from injury. It's inevitable. We have a young side, we have several players with 10 games or less of experience.
 

Tom

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However, whenever Macca has had that competition for his spot,
For mine, this is one of the main reasons he has to go. To only give a shit about your spot when there is healthy competition is a disgusting piss-poor attitude and one I don't want in my team. It might have flown under Bennett but we are moving on from that. Still, I agree he will probably get a shot when healthy. Hopefully it's 2 games max. Our other options will get deals elsewhere if he becomes a mainstay just because.
 

Super Freak

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For mine, this is one of the main reasons he has to go. To only give a shit about your spot when there is healthy competition is a disgusting piss-poor attitude and one I don't want in my team. It might have flown under Bennett but we are moving on from that. Still, I agree he will probably get a shot when healthy. Hopefully it's 2 games max. Our other options will get deals elsewhere if he becomes a mainstay just because.
I agree with you there.

It's one of the reasons why I wanted Bennett gone. Players got a little too comfortable under him. Now players are being put on notice under Seibold. Hopefully Macca is one of those.
 

McHunt

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I'm willing to give Macca another go with a competent hooker breathing down his neck.

My preference would be Turpin with Segeyaro on the bench. However, whenever Macca has had that competition for his spot, he has improved. I'm willing to give him a shot for a few games and see how he goes with Segeyaro on the bench.

We've seen in 2015 that it works. But if he doesn't improve, then he should go.

And the reality is, Macca will come back into the side when he's back from injury. It's inevitable. We have a young side, we have several players with 10 games or less of experience.
You seem to have a very low opinion of Seibold, if you've resigned yourself to this fate. We're maybe only two weeks from the eight if we continue on this trajectory. We'll know next week if the win against the Roosters was a fluke. If we can put 20+ on the Warriors, I think we can start talking about the title. There's my prediction, along with a hedge.
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Still, I agree he will probably get a shot when healthy. Hopefully it's 2 games max.
What will you think of Seibold if he reinstates Macca? He showed some grit in getting rid of Kodi. I didn't see that coming - or like it at the time - but it was the right decision. I'm giving him the benefit of the doubt now.
 
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Super Freak

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You seem to have a very low opinion of Seibold, if you've resigned yourself to this fate. We're maybe only two weeks from eight if we continue on this trajectory. We'll know next week if the win against the Roosters was a fluke. If we can put 20+ on the Warriors, I think we can start talking about the title. There's my prediction, along with a hedge.
I've just watched enough Rugby League over the years to know that with such a young and inexperienced team, the coaches will almost always favour experience and give those guys a chance to show why they should be in the side.
 

broncsgoat

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What a dumb comment. I like both of them. Like I said, we suddenly have an embarrassment of riches in the hooking department. Turpin will be doing well if he can keep Segeyaro on the bench.
Embarrassment of riches is a bit over the top.
 

McHunt

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I've just watched enough Rugby League over the years to know that with such a young and inexperienced team, the coaches will almost always favour experience and give those guys a chance to show why they should be in the side.
True. But he booted Farah, and he was a much better hooker than Macca.
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Embarrassment of riches is a bit over the top.
Hardly. Segeyaro on the bench. Macca, the incumbent Origin hooker, back in the QLD Cup. That's depth in my book.
 
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