POST GAME Round 10 - Broncos vs Roosters

Jedhead

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Ash to me just seems to have lost his enthusiasm for the game. I reckon he knows he should have moved clubs and is regretting it now. I still think there is a very good halfback there, but i also doubt he is going to achieve what he is capable of.
I hope he watched Friday night's game and realised that money can't buy you everything. He would have seen the camaraderie, the big crowd atmosphere, the result and how young Tommy's name is being lauded and then ran out to a few thousand at the Gold Coast and thought WTF! That could have been me.

I do hope the boys who never took the money like Tommy, and Patty really kick on and become superstars. It might, as someone else said, make others coming through the system look at Ash's situation and think twice before grabbing the bucks. In fact his situation may have already influenced those two to a degree.
 
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Alec

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I don't think the Titans necessarily ruined him. I mean, you'd have to put at least 50% of the blame (and more probably more tbh) on himself, he just hasn't developed well. There are halves who looked better in worse sides than the Titans.
 
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I don't think the Titans necessarily ruined him. I mean, you'd have to put at least 50% of the blame (and more probably more tbh) on himself, he just hasn't developed well. There are halves who looked better in worse sides than the Titans.
I remember I got hammered on here a few years back by broncos fans for suggesting Ash Taylor will never reach the heights people are saying he will, and it will be even less likely due to him choosing to stay at the titans.
He has NO RUNNING GAME, his kicking game is massively over rated, and his defence is nikorima-like... But he's a great organiser they said... Well, he has a good forward pack in front of him and he still can't "organise" a bloody win. Losing with a 16 point lead is the exact opposite of what a organising half back is meant for. That is a perfect situation for him to take control and "organise" a win, and he has chocked like that dozens of times. Has to be the most over rated player of the last 10 years.
My guess is he will have another "is he starting to realise his potential" year every year his contract is up. No heart otherwise, believed his own hype big time
 
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roo-ted

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Turpin........Seg has never really consistently shown he is up for the no.9 jersey. A great impact player......but not the main guy.
Neither of them have really, but I do agree with you.
The most promising thing with Turpin is that he’s young and not stuck in his ways. With Seb’s history of developing hookers and with the style of game Turpin plays it will marriage up perfectly. It’s crazy to think of how good he could be in a year or 2, that’s the main reason I’m not keen for Macca to come back. It would just waste time that could be better use in developing Turpin
 

john1420

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All of those players that were signed long term simply did their EXPECTED job against the roosters. And one of those was missing!

Please enlighten us about intellectual dishonesty, I'm sure it will be rivetimg reading...
And BTW, our 2 origin centres weren't out. 1 ex origin Centre was out due to an acl injury (is that meant to be a pro or con against the coaching?), and the other was dropped due to a poor attitude that has was not knocked out by the last coach...
Which means we had 2 origin quality centres out.......not difficult to understand is it?

I'm confused as to how you're confused
 

McHunt

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Yeah but it was great when they questioned him about the physicality.

"Loved it. I love it".

This kid enjoys being amongst it, he's not going to shy away from getting hit at the line, and he's not going to act like a diva when things don't go his way. Really good signs from him.
He'll be having nightmares about this. Tough kid.

 
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Which means we had 2 origin quality centres out.......not difficult to understand is it?

I'm confused as to how you're confused
Out.... Dropped... Out... Dropped.... Out... Dropped.... 2 different words, with 2 different meanings... Not hard to understand... I'm confused with how you're confused?
 

Super Freak

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I have to say, it's rare that Cronk stuffs this up.

This should have been a Roosters try, but for some reason Cronk decides to grubber instead of just simply passing it. I think our defence was putting a lot of pressure on him and as a result, his decision making was a bit off.

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Finbar

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I have to say, it's rare that Cronk stuffs this up.
I agree. Milf bombed a try as well when he chose the short ball to Haas which he didn't hold on to. Surely that ball was meant to go out the back to Dearden who would have had a good opportunity to put someone over, or just through the hands to Isaako. We were stacked, 4 on 2!
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john1420

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Out.... Dropped... Out... Dropped.... Out... Dropped.... 2 different words, with 2 different meanings... Not hard to understand... I'm confused with how you're confused?
Fair go mate, the entire conversation is about quality players missing from the team

It clearly doesn't matter why they are missing; injured, dropped for screwing the coaches wife, couldn't catch a plane because of rain - none of it matters, they are just players missing from the team

C'mon, surely you can see that?
 

pagey

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I agree. Milf bombed a try as well when he chose the short ball to Haas which he didn't hold on to. Surely that ball was meant to go out the back to Dearden who would have had a good opportunity to put someone over, or just through the hands to Isaako. We were stacked, 4 on 2!
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Wasn't that the play Oates came in looking for the short ball , the same play Oates scored of the other week?
 

Renegade

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Except he didn't go for the legs

He hit Cronk in he hip, clean tackle, great play

Bullshit call from the ref
I think it's a low % play when they're already kicking from deep. It's not a great play if you give away a penalty and march them 30m up the field.

I simply don't think it was needed, especially as we know they're cracking down on hitting kickers when they're in the air.
 

Finbar

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Wasn't that the play Oates came in looking for the short ball , the same play Oates scored of the other week?
Could be the same play, though Oates seemed a bit too late on this one. Still a great setup and I'm sure with more time together the backline will click.

To get one over the Roosters with a backline consisting of an 18 year old second-gamer and rookie Shibasaki as well as Kotoni Staggs, who has only very recently cemented his spot, is quite the feat. Our usual half-back had been shipped off to NZ less than 2 weeks earlier, our star centre injured for the season and our other star centre out of favour with the coach.

What a win against all odds!
 

pagey

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I think it's a low % play when they're already kicking from deep. It's not a great play if you give away a penalty and march them 30m up the field.

I simply don't think it was needed, especially as we know they're cracking down on hitting kickers when they're in the air.
Isn't it obvious that they have been told to do this, lodge and Tpj have already been pinned for doing similar things. I think seibold wants his forwards to target teams halves, but it's a fine line imo .
I also thought it wasn't a penalty, cronk the sook just reacted like a wanker.
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Could be the same play, though Oates seemed a bit too late on this one. Still a great setup and I'm sure with more time together the backline will click.

To get one over the Roosters with a backline consisting of an 18 year old second-gamer and rookie Shibasaki as well as Kotoni Staggs, who has only very recently cemented his spot, is quite the feat. Our usual half-back had been shipped off to NZ less than 2 weeks earlier, our star centre injured for the season and our other star centre out of favour with the coach.

What a win against all odds!
Yeah you're right, Oates didn't time it well that's why milf went to haas who was meant to be a decoy.
 
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