POST GAME Round 18 - Broncos vs Bulldogs

Huge

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Besides the major stuff ups he had very little impact on the game and looked a little lost. I get he’s out of position, but people are able to call it as we see it, we all don’t have to bow down to the ‘God’ Turpin, we can call him out when he had a bad game like Thursday’s and the Eels and the Roosters.
Yep. I'm one who thought he went reasonably well and I'm calling it as I see it. He hasn't had a 'bad' game yet. He's either been between excellent and average . Your god quip is shit.
 

McHunt

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Huh? He missed the tackle to stop a bigger bloke from scoring a try but what else did he do wrong? I thought a 6 was fair, certainly not a 4! Playing against monsters whilst only weighing 80 kilos is no picnic I'm sure. A score of 3/4/5 indicates a poor game while I think 6 is an average game which is what I thought he had.
I agree. I wouldn't give him less than Macca. I also thought Segy injected some much needed life into the attack when he came on. Turps made a couple of errors, sure. But so does everyone when they're busting their guts, out of position, and forced into a higher workload by a hooker who makes us constantly defend.

Turpin also played a full 80 minutes and made the same number of tackles as Flegler and one fewer than Glenn. He didn't have a great game, but he had an okay one.

That said, he's barely NRL standard at halfback and shouldn't be starting there.
 

Huge

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I agree. I wouldn't give him less than Macca. I also thought Segy injected some much needed life into the attack when he came on. Turps made a couple of errors, sure. But so does everyone when they're busting their guts, out of position, and forced into a higher workload by a hooker who makes us constantly defend.

Turpin also played a full 80 minutes and made the same number of tackles as Flegler and one fewer than Glenn. He didn't have a great game, but he had an okay one.

That said, he's barely NRL standard at halfback and shouldn't be starting there.
About time someone looked at his performance with a even balance. Average was my take.
 

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Besides the major stuff ups he had very little impact on the game and looked a little lost. I get he’s out of position, but people are able to call it as we see it, we all don’t have to bow down to the ‘God’ Turpin, we can call him out when he had a bad game like Thursday’s and the Eels and the Roosters.
This is so salty........we get that you're disappointed about the way things have panned out re: McCullough, but accept you were wrong. McCullough is a spud. The sooner he is out of the team, the greater our chances are as a team for success

Turpin has held his own in 3 different positions over the last several weeks.....he excelled at hooker. His game being rated last week as a 3, was a joke. The **** will be a legend. Maybe not Wally or Locky "legend type"......but certainly Berrigan or Plath like.

McCullough will be Peter Wallace type......
 
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broncsgoat

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This is so salty........we get that you're disappointed about the way things have panned out re: McCullough, but accept you were wrong. McCullough is a spud. The sooner he is out of the team, the greater our chances are as a team for success

Turpin has held his own in 3 different positions over the last several weeks.....he excelled at hooker. His game being rated last week as a 3, was a joke. The **** will be a legend. Maybe not Wally or Locky "legend type"......but certainly Berrigan or Plath like.

McCullough will be Peter Wallace type......
Turpin can’t even keep McCullough out of the 9 jersey, they Turpin fandom on this board is fucking over the top
 

Mister Wright

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This is so salty........we get that you're disappointed about the way things have panned out re: McCullough, but accept you were wrong. McCullough is a spud. The sooner he is out of the team, the greater our chances are as a team for success

Turpin has held his own in 3 different positions over the last several weeks.....he excelled at hooker. His game being rated last week as a 3, was a joke. The **** will be a legend. Maybe not Wally or Locky "legend type"......but certainly Berrigan or Plath like.

McCullough will be Peter Wallace type......
Say what? I’ve made no secret that I’m a McCullough fan, but I’m also a huge fan of Turpin. I just like to look objectively at players’ performances and call it as I see it. I know it’s hard to fathom that a Broncos’ fan can like players competing for the same position.
 

Mister Wright

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Yep. I'm one who thought he went reasonably well and I'm calling it as I see it. He hasn't had a 'bad' game yet. He's either been between excellent and average . Your god quip is shit.
Haha! How is the ‘God’ quip shit? It was in reference to the thread that was started - “Turpin is God.” And if you think his game wasn’t ‘bad’ against the Eels - you din’t look at players’ performances objectively.
 

Tom

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Macca is just lucky we have injuries in the halves. If he sucks at his specialist position then he would be twice as bad in the halves. Turpin can play anywhere, if everyone is fit there is no spot for McBollocks, or probably benchy at best. Turpin and Seggy are both light years ahead of him.
 

broncsgoat

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Macca is just lucky we have injuries in the halves. If he sucks at his specialist position then he would be twice as bad in the halves. Turpin can play anywhere, if everyone is fit there is no spot for McBollocks, or probably benchy at best. Turpin and Seggy are both light years ahead of him.
When we get healthy again McCullough will be the 9 and Turpin will be on the bench. I’m not a big mcc fan but I think people on here are just so desperate to see the back of him they’re grossly over valuing Turpin.
 

Tom

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When we get healthy again McCullough will be the 9 and Turpin will be on the bench. I’m not a big mcc fan but I think people on here are just so desperate to see the back of him they’re grossly over valuing Turpin.
Maybe in the short term. He's being phased out and rightly so. If we have no injuries in the halves there's a good chance the process is already done.
 

Dazza 92

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Turpin can’t even keep McCullough out of the 9 jersey, they Turpin fandom on this board is fucking over the top
Our best performances from a number 9 this year have been when Turps played there, closely followed by some of Seggys cameos...

Macca "should" have been made to earn his spot back but once fit came straight back in....you cannot in all conscious put that on Turps....literally nothing else he could have done to hold onto that spot but made no difference once Macca was back..

Look at the difference in results once that change was made...

Case closed...move along...
 

broncsgoat

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Our best performances from a number 9 this year have been when Turps played there, closely followed by some of Seggys cameos...

Macca "should" have been made to earn his spot back but once fit came straight back in....you cannot in all conscious put that on Turps....literally nothing else he could have done to hold onto that spot but made no difference once Macca was back..

Look at the difference in results once that change was made...

Case closed...move along...
I mean we havent lost in 3 weeks and macca has been the 9 in all of them.

I'm not advocating for McC but I think everyone just needs to chill on the turps a little.
 

theshed

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I I think Turps is an awesome player but he’s young and often out of position. Mistakes are inevitable.

I think people are confusing the reason why we are such a big fan of Turps. It’s not because he’s flawless, it’s because many times this season and especially during the lower periods, he was one of the only players out there who looked like he wanted to win. He has a great attitude on the field. He’s intense in everything he does. It’s great to watch.
 
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Turps is a fukin warrior and he is more talented than Macca. I honestly don't even understood how anybody can compare these two players....including Seibold.

The heart and passion Turps shows in his footy far outweighs the odd mistake he is currently making.
 

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He’s intense in everything he does. It’s great to watch.
The last tackle against the Bulldogs sums up what I love about Turpin. The siren is about to go and he was still racing in to put on the hit and shoved the blokes head into the ground for good measure. Once the siren sounded he was shaking the guy's hand, just a real competitor 'till the end.
 

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I don’t get how people are being so critical of Turpin’s performance against the Dogs, but for those that are, a few things to consider:

- he hasn’t even played 15 NRL games, so is still very much a rookie;
- further to the above, he’s playing out of position, but not only that, in a very demanding and critical position (it’s not like he is an edge backrower being asked to play centre or lock);
- he doesn’t have a recognised 6 beside him;
- he also has a bloke playing 1 who, as good as he can be there, hasn’t played there in a long time so is still rusty himself.

Honestly, what do people expect from him? You can’t simply manufacture a 7 in a few weeks. The best example I can think of is Cronk, and it took years for him to hone his skills.

With the above in mind, I personally think he’s exceeded expectations and has been the breath of fresh air, with respect to his tenacity and winners attitude at least, this team desperately needed.

I also concede he isn’t a halfback, but boy, not for a lack of giving it his absolute all.

Just imagine how good they could be if some of the more talented players across the NRL had his determination!
 

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