PRE-GAME Round 14 - Eels vs Broncos

Alec

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Eels are another mystery side. They have a lot of inexperience like us, so you never know if they'll come out firing, or they'll come out looking like they don't want to be there.
 

theshed

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it does make you wonder that reports a few weeks ago was that Isaako would be dropped to play fullback in ISC. If that wasn’t early warnings signs that Seibold doesn’t have much faith in Boyd then I’m not sure what is. I wonder what our team looks like if Bird stays fit and Isaako gets a month of fullback experience under his belt.

I still think after last week Boyd needs to **** off out of fb. Either play wing or centre for the rest of the year than hang them up.
 

Harry Sack

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it does make you wonder that reports a few weeks ago was that Isaako would be dropped to play fullback in ISC. If that wasn’t early warnings signs that Seibold doesn’t have much faith in Boyd then I’m not sure what is. I wonder what our team looks like if Bird stays fit and Isaako gets a month of fullback experience under his belt.

I still think after last week Boyd needs to **** off out of fb. Either play wing or centre for the rest of the year than hang them up.
Anyone know if that ended up happening? I don't remember any of the regular ISC followers in here posting up how he went.
 

Gaz

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If SOS goes ok as I expect him too, why not put him in the 6 when Tom comes back with Milf going back to 1 where he was killing it at the Raiders. Always think Milf doesn’t look happy at 6. Herbie could come in for Isaako until he lifts. Herbie has speed and kicked 8 out of 8 fortnight back.
 

BroncsFan

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If SOS goes ok as I expect him too, why not put him in the 6 when Tom comes back with Milf going back to 1 where he was killing it at the Raiders. Always think Milf doesn’t look happy at 6. Herbie could come in for Isaako until he lifts. Herbie has speed and kicked 8 out of 8 fortnight back.
If that is the plan Milf will need a whole preseason to get back to being a 1. As his body shape isn't suited to the position anymore.

I wouldn't say that Milf is unhappy at 6... I think he's probably revelling in the challenge. His kicking game has improved and he's starting to take ownership inside the opposition 20.

He just hasn't had a preseason the last 2 years and hasn't really had a good halfback partner.

Milf has to improve and expand his game if he's going to be anything in this league and I think some of this running through the middle close to the line is a good sign of that. His kicking game has been great this year especially his short kicking. He just needs some support from the spine.

Having a 1 who's only effective on the sweep and a 9 (Macca) offering zero through the middle really puts the entire attacking emphasis back onto him.

The issue last week was losing Dearden after 6 mins... there literally couldn't have been a worse injury occur, except for Milf himself.

Dearden was starting to get more involved as evidenced by the warriors game. It's likely over the bye they worked hard on the halves partnership. Suddenly Dearden goes down, which brings the Molasses onto the field and moves Turps to 7.

Based on that we lose our spark out of 9, our manager out of 7 and put all the emphasis back onto Milf.

I think the move of Macca into 9 was the most logical at the time (Macca can play 80, Turps played 7 in his juniors and could be a risk to play out 80), but I think at halftime when we were looking lacklustre Macca should've been moved to 7 and act as the man to get them around the field and support the kicking game, Turps providing spark through the middle and Milf to look for opportunities to attack with the burden of getting the team around removed.
 

pagey

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If SOS goes ok as I expect him too, why not put him in the 6 when Tom comes back with Milf going back to 1 where he was killing it at the Raiders. Always think Milf doesn’t look happy at 6. Herbie could come in for Isaako until he lifts. Herbie has speed and kicked 8 out of 8 fortnight back.
Milf isn't a 1
 

PNG Broncos fan88

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Milf isn't a 1
Lockyer was a half in his junior days, and killed it once thrown in the deep end at the back.

A talented half can cover that position, I think Milford can and should. He did it before for Canberra when their regular fullback was out injured, he blitzed the comp then and we took notice. What's to say he won't do it again instead of being dumbed down as a serviceable 5/8?
 

PNG Broncos fan88

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If SOS goes ok as I expect him too, why not put him in the 6 when Tom comes back with Milf going back to 1 where he was killing it at the Raiders. Always think Milf doesn’t look happy at 6. Herbie could come in for Isaako until he lifts. Herbie has speed and kicked 8 out of 8 fortnight back.
I also hope we stop the predictable right to left backline shifts where Milford gets nailed every time he catches the ball. Mix it up by either one or both halves roam both sides and not be bogged down on one edge. I hope SOS is the more dominant of the two, he could do a Turpin and be hard to keep out of the 17 from here.
 
Then we have different books, because my says that being moved on means to be told you have no job

Niko was told he had a job, it's just not the job he wanted
Yes we do because mine also says if you are told you have no job then you are sacked not just moved on.
Being moved means you are effectively told that there is still a job for you but it’s not what you would prefer and you should look elsewhere.
 

pagey

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That shows me a quick , fleet footed unknown with a nice highlights reel.
Takes alot more to be a fullback these days , and Ricky stuart even stated he was a half back then. Milf isn't close to being that quick these days.
 

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