Round 20 - Broncos vs Storm - Post Match Discussion

Mr Fourex

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If we are going to go with just one front rower on the bench, we might as well just go with Kennedy. I think I made it pretty clear that I didn't rate him before we even signed him, but damn if he isn't better than Wallace or Hala.

I'd drop Thaiday on the bench too, he plays in the middle anyway, and it might get him to pull his finger out.
Actually I moved Kennedy and forgot to put him back in. :redface:

Yeah...he slots in front of Wallace.
 
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Thanks for that, broncos fan win, lose or try broncos for life ... hurts to lose.. I'll be happy to make the 8:)
 
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CaptainHook

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I don't think some of you guys actually watch the game ... just wait for score updates so you can come on here and whinge and stick the boot in.

In the first 20 mins to night we had 16% possession 16 ****ing percent. in that time the Storm were gifted a try from one of the worst video ref decisions i have seen in a long time (and thats saying something considering the refs have NFI).

when you have to do that much tackling it takes most of the energy out of you. so when you do get the ball, you don't have the energy to get up the field or really do anything with the ball.

they tried their guts out tonight. but were robbed on several occasions and were never really able to come back from that lack of possession in the first half.

oh and if you guys think Bennett wont make similar selection calls, think again. his second act as our new coach will be to re-sign Stagg. (his first being signing Boyd)
You forgot to mention it was our errors that put us under all that pressure. As for the dig at Boyd, I can only hope that he is on his way to Red Hill. Unlike Barba, he has had more than one good year and is not just coasting by on potential.
 

CaptainHook

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Half the forum was jumping up and down claiming we were a top 4 team because we beat the Warriors.
You forgot the win against Manly...half the forum were crowing that was really indicative of what to expect at the business end of the season. . .
 

Mr Fourex

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You forgot to mention it was our errors that put us under all that pressure. As for the dig at Boyd, I can only hope that he is on his way to Red Hill. Unlike Barba, he has had more than one good year and is not just coasting by on potential.
**** Boyd !!

I'm actually liking Barba in the 6 ....he's defending much better than I thought he would and with the ball in his hands, he looks like given more time there, he could start to find holes in opposing defence lines.
 

Nashy

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Press Conference Broncos v Storm

Hear from coach Anthony Griffin and captain Corey Parker after their side's 30 - 8 loss to the Storm.

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rnabokov

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We don't use our backs nearly enough, good results mostly when we do. For our pack, there is no real mileage up the middle. Their job is to hold it defensively, and get the ball moving in attack.

Offloading was not good. I liked what Barba did and it looks to me he is only going to get better.

I thought Macca's service was poor - too slow.

The game next week will be the real test of the Broncos mettle. It's how you come back that counts.
 

CaptainHook

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Hunt seems very hot and cold. He's awesome when he's on fire. Hard to watch when he's cold
Yeah, it's a concern. I hope we re-sign him but I don't want to be paying overs for him. Him deciding to test his worth on the open market might work out to the club's advantage. He could still turn out to be a one year wonder.
 

GCBRONCO

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Things don't seem so bad now, just got a call from a friend from work, his mum has had a heart attack, hope she will be ok, brings back memories of what happened to my father a few years ago at a Titans game.
 

Big Pete

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Brisbane started poorly before they even touched the ball and never recovered.

Hunt had a shocking game. Definitely the worst of any half I've seen this season and while I wouldn't say he cost Brisbane single handily he really let the team down tonight.

How could you, after that defensive resolve the Broncos showed early to keep Melbourne to 6 after all that territory and possession only to throw the ball away, right away?

Abysmal but he and the rest of the team will learn from that.

Won't waste my time going through it, but just a poor night out as a team Brisbane and they'll need to get their butts into gear.

On the positive side, was pleased with Barba's work in defence, Copley showed some good signs with the ball although he will need to pass it more and that Hoffman try-saving tackle was the best I've seen.

I also got to watch one of my Rugby League idols run round, too bad he wears the #9 for a different team.

As dreadful as the performance was, still enjoy going out to the game, although I just about fell asleep after the Hoffman try.
 

cjmcevoy

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Rito, here goes.
First time thread poster, long time broncs fan (talking gene miles era). First, **** the coach facet. Played low grade footy for 8-9 yrs n really, come game time, it's up to the players on the field.
2nd, how long has it been for u supporters out there that u had that undeniable belief that no matter what, ur team could win from almost any situation?
I guess I'm not talking about Broncs scoring 3 tries in last 8 mins of a game but more so that given apparent insurmountable odds, my team that I dearly love would have that character, that harmony, that desire to accomplish the extraordinary for not me, not u, but for their fellow teammates n the pride that they all should feel wearing the Broncos jersey.
Wow, long sentence.
I guess I'm trying to get to the heart of what I believe makes my team the team I know it can be n should be.
U hear these tossers on the TV or radio saying a team lacks commitment n they're not working for each other. Their full of shit most times but lately, with the Broncs, we're proving them right.
I wish that b4 games the players n coaching staff would sometimes take the time to have a look at the emblem in their jersey/clothing n recognise the history that it represents, the emotion that it should provoke, the FUCKING FIRE it should instill in them n play footy the way they can n must to make us fans proud.
I know I'm ranting but the worst, gut-wrenching feeling I ever had was seeing the look of disappointment in my team's supporters when I came off the field knowing I could of done more.
We're not done yet but until we find that inner fire, that determination to succeed or collapse from exhaustion then we will only b making up the numbers.
Thanks for ur time reading this.

A down but not out DIE HARD fan
 

I bleed Maroon

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Welp, Griffin did all the clubs work for it in selling his dismissal tonight. Just an utter brain dead **** of a coach. I am too angry to say anything else. Just awful display in front of our home crowd and the referees were shit too, just to top it off.
 

rnabokov

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Brisbane started poorly before they even touched the ball and never recovered.

Hunt had a shocking game. Definitely the worst of any half I've seen this season and while I wouldn't say he cost Brisbane single handily he really let the team down tonight.

How could you, after that defensive resolve the Broncos showed early to keep Melbourne to 6 after all that territory and possession only to throw the ball away, right away?

Abysmal but he and the rest of the team will learn from that.

Won't waste my time going through it, but just a poor night out as a team Brisbane and they'll need to get their butts into gear.

On the positive side, was pleased with Barba's work in defence, Copley showed some good signs with the ball although he will need to pass it more and that Hoffman try-saving tackle was the best I've seen.

I also got to watch one of my Rugby League idols run round, too bad he wears the #9 for a different team.

As dreadful as the performance was, still enjoy going out to the game, although I just about fell asleep after the Hoffman try.

The question is why those negatives after what was a pretty good performance the week before.

I wonder what is going on in the the players' minds that can explain such a below par performance so soon after a pretty good one.

It baffles me, and again, next week will show what this team is made of, if it has any heart.
 

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