LIVE Round 11 Discussion

Big Pete

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What? Since when is Mbye the utility? They have to be fucking kidding right?
Since this evening when Read and Badel broke the story.

The Maroons stocks are so low in the centres and at dummy half they have little choice. It's either pick Mbye or go with Granville or Milford, neither of whom provide any versatility.
 

Super Freak

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NRL ‘We must protect the kicker’
Nek minnit ‘Nah nothing wrong with the tackle’ apart from offside, late and high contact. JWH is a cat
Jennings was sin binned for an accidental head high on Isaah Yeo earlier in the season.

JWH doesn't even get a fucking penalty. That was worse than the Jennings incident and it was intentional but doesn't get put in the bin?
 

Big Pete

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Back to Pearce, his career highlights the fine line all 'game managers' are judged against.

A half can put in the exact same performance and if they win they're a great half and if they lose they're an 'overrated hack'. There's so little between a Cooper Cronk and a Mitchell Pearce, yet history will remember differently.
 

Huge

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Wallace played tough tonight. I know a lot here don't rate him very highly but he's still young and getting better each year. There's a lot I like about his game and yes, there's room for improvement but I'd love to have him, Haas and Lodge in my team.
 

Battler

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Since this evening when Read and Badel broke the story.

The Maroons stocks are so low in the centres and at dummy half they have little choice. It's either pick Mbye or go with Granville or Milford, neither of whom provide any versatility.
Why not just play Munster in the centres and Milford in the halves? Munster's strength is his running game and he's a strong defender, he'd be much better than Morgan in the backs. This isn't even a who's better in the 6 comparison, just what would suit the team.

Morgan + Fifi on the bench gives you cover in all positions, McGuire can also cover hooker in a worst case scenario. Also, you know QLD is in a really bad state when Hunt is apparently a walk up start given his 'performances' last year and his current form. I would deadset prefer Mahoney or Turpin at 9 than Hunt who WILL get rolled by the huge NSW middles.

If NSW don't whitewash this series they're kidding themselves.

EDIT: plus Milf has been in great form since he got a real halfback to take the slack.

Wallace played tough tonight. I know a lot here don't rate him very highly but he's still young and getting better each year. There's a lot I like about his game and yes, there's room for improvement but I'd love to have him, Haas and Lodge in my team.
I'd be absolutely ropeable if we dropped any of our forwards for him if we had him in our top 30.
 
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broncsgoat

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If TPJ's hit on Cronk was late then JWH's hit on Ponga was 2 weeks overdue. Sorry but you're wrong mate. The fact the tackle wasn't even cited shows how fucking inconsistent the refereeing is in this sport.
TPJ's wasnt late either
 

bb_gun

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I dont consider either late
Fair call dude.

My feelings are that if TPJ missed a few weeks then JWH deserves at least the same. It all ties back to my issues on consistent refereeing.

If JWH escapes unpunished, then you surely see the unfairness in the NRL?
 

Porthoz

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This really puts our win last week into perspective. Roosters obviously aren’t travelling that well if the knights can touch them up like this
Of course you couldn't wait to find a way to diminish last week's performance.

Could it be that they were spent from last week's intense game after a very short turnaround, compounded by the fact they were without both their first choice (and only) halves within a few minutes?
I know it doesn't suit the Seibold is shit narrative, but still possibly something to consider if one's not completely obtuse...
 

broncsgoat

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Fair call dude.

My feelings are that if TPJ missed a few weeks then JWH deserves at least the same. It all ties back to my issues on consistent refereeing.

If JWH escapes unpunished, then you surely see the unfairness in the NRL?
Yeah I can agree with that I guess re inconsistency. JWH may still get charged
 

soup

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Of course you couldn't wait to find a way to diminish last week's performance.

Could it be that they were spent from last week's intense game after a very short turnaround, compounded by the fact they were without both their first choice (and only) halves within a few minutes?
I know it doesn't suit the Seibold is shit narrative, but still possibly something to consider if one's not completely obtuse...
I don’t disagree, except for the short turn-around bit which a few people have said so far. It was a full 7 days. Pretty standard turn around, really.
 

Tom

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Cronk must be injured. If not it was very disrespectful to their opposition to rest him. Or maybe oldman Cronk just can't keep up anymore. He even got a 10 minute rest last game he played in.
 
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Huge

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Wasn’t high or late. He was offside though.
I'm as reasonable as it gets and it was late. He had ample time, absolutely plenty of time to either stop or at least back right off and not follow through. I'm well aware of slow motion footage and how it changes things but in real time he could have easily avoided the strong contact.
 

Huge

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Why not just play Munster in the centres and Milford in the halves? Munster's strength is his running game and he's a strong defender, he'd be much better than Morgan in the backs. This isn't even a who's better in the 6 comparison, just what would suit the team.

Morgan + Fifi on the bench gives you cover in all positions, McGuire can also cover hooker in a worst case scenario. Also, you know QLD is in a really bad state when Hunt is apparently a walk up start given his 'performances' last year and his current form. I would deadset prefer Mahoney or Turpin at 9 than Hunt who WILL get rolled by the huge NSW middles.

If NSW don't whitewash this series they're kidding themselves.

EDIT: plus Milf has been in great form since he got a real halfback to take the slack.



I'd be absolutely ropeable if we dropped any of our forwards for him if we had him in our top 30.
Just on Wallace it seems others close to the action rate him so maybe they're all wrong and you're right but I'm with them. The last few minutes of the Titans game showed him doing what Webcke always did and that was taking repeated hit ups, hard running hitups even when the game was done and dusted. Origin was just around the corner and he gave it no consideration, no thought of self preservation. I liked that.
 

bb_gun

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Hey Micky you keyboard warrior tosser,ill be in Sydney in couple of months for my son in laws baby's christening yes his father is an ex souths player unfortunately but i don't hold that against him hes a good kid as for meand my family we are the Tobin's from Randwick and we will look forward to having a chat to you, you grub about gaps and suicide give me a call and we will meet up at the Robin Hood or the Charo and have a chat about your loose mouth
Copied verbatim from the chookpen, good lord! I know I give some posters on here a hard time but y'all aren't this bad.
 

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