POST GAME Round 20 - Broncos vs Storm

Super Freak

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Correct me if I'm wrong but it sounds like there was a period of about 20 minutes where it was an arm wrestle?

This is one of the problems. We play the way Storm want us to play. We play right into their hands and they break us down. They do it to every side that do that.
 

Kimlo

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We are a long way off challenging sides like the Storm/Roosters ...
We beat the Roosters and beat them well. It wasn't some lucky win, we just straight up outplayed them.

Not to say we're even close to them as a quality team but it does say we have the playing squad that CAN compete with top teams with the right attitude and strategy.

I never thought we'd get anything but trampled this week, it was purely a joking post half hoping a miracle comes true, I would bet most saying we would beat Melbourne were not actually serious.
 

Aldo

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I know it gets said after every game with these pricks but it's pretty hard to get close to the Storm when they get away with fucking murder out there. Some of those forward passes that eventually led to tries were fucking laughable. Melbourne seemed to get on top when the refs put the whistle away. Up until then, I thought we were hanging in pretty well despite constancy shooting ourselves in the foot. Anyway, Melbourne can suck on my left nut the fucking cheats.
 

eazy-duzzit

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We're never going to go far until we fix our defence, which seems to have regressed every year since 2015. The worst part is the line speed, the boys run up a couple of metres and then wait. Hard to win the tackle when you're giving the runner all the momentum.

Also, we would've lost either way with that effort, but good God these referees are hot garbage. It's actually amazing how they've been turning a blind eye to the Storm's tactics the past 10+ years
 

T-rent

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Need to find a 6 and put Dearden into 7. We got beaten before the game started. Mentally not strong enough
 
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Super Freak

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We're never going to go far until we fix our defence, which seems to have regressed every year since 2015. The worst part is the line speed, the boys run up a couple of metres and then wait. Hard to win the tackle when you're giving the runner all the momentum.
To be fair we did the exact same thing in 2015.

Line speed is overrated. Defence is all about attitude and the will to put in the effort. If you have that, it doesn't matter if you just sit there and wait for the opposition, you will build a pretty solid defence.
 

KnToad

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Not ok with that effort, particular in defense. We just stood back and watched them all night and then in attack we just did the standard 4 one out hit ups, then a slow ass shift, then an ordinary kick.

Not good enough, coach included.
Sums it up for me. I made a comment earlier that I watch them start backing off whenever a team comes at us at speed on the edges and all that does is give them more space and speed to run over and through us. The defensive line needs to move up in unison to cut down the opposition time and space not the exact opposite.
 

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