PRE-GAME [Round 22, 2021] Broncos vs Roosters


13 Aug 2021 08:05 PM

Suncorp Stadium



# Player Player #
1 F.Niu J.Tedesco 1
2 C.Oates D.Tupou 2
3 S.Cobbo A.Keighran 3
5 X.Coates J.Manu 4
6 T.Gamble D.Copley 5
7 A.Kelly D.Hutchison 6
8 T.Flegler S.Walker 7
9 D.Levi I.Liu 8
10 P.Haas S.Verrills 9
11 A.Glenn S.Taukeiaho 10
12 J.Riki N.Butcher 11
13 K.Hetherington S.Tupouniua 12
14 X.Willison V.Radley 13
15 R.Kennedy L.Lam 14
17 T.Robati E.Butcher 15
18 C.Paix F.Baker 16
19 A.Milford N.Whyte 17
21 D.Mead B.Abbey 20

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nopatience101

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Let go of the season mate it's done
I don't care what stage of the season it is, if you are going to make changes it should be for a reason other than just making changes. All year this has been going on and we finally get some stability in the side & the defence starting to gel and kevvie goes & tinkerers with it yet again! All year it's been one step forward & two steps back because the coach thinks the answer to every problem is to change the side instead of actually coaching it.
 

theshed

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I don't think anyone can really complain about this side.

This is quite literally our best side available.
I agree regarding the halves, forwards and bench but I really don’t know what Kev is doing with that backline.

Our right side defence had been one of the worst in the comp and the last 4 weeks it has considerably improved to the point that it was now easily the best defensive aspect of the team.

Arthurs comes in and does a decent job of covering Staggs and plays a position (right centre) he is used to.

Coates hasn’t played any footy so he hasn’t earned the spot back - Isaako has just apparently lost it. Mead is apparently below even Coates in the pecking order despite being solid in all of his performances on the wing and his wealth of experience.

Arthurs dropped and Farnworth moved to right centre - for Cobbo.

After coming out and saying the end of the year is apparently about stability Kev completely shuffles the backline and now 7 players in the team have a man next to them who they have never played with before.

Coates hasn’t played footy in over a month
Farnworth has rarely if every played right centre
Cobbo hasn’t played centre in years

Lunacy as always - just when I was just starting to think Kev had turned a corner. If we don’t get completely exposed by Manu, Teddy, and Walker I’ll change my avatar to Kevin.
 

Sproj

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Is Arthars injured? Pretty funny we apparently want to re-sign him for another two years but won't give him more than 1 game at a time before dropping him. Unless of course he's injured.
 

theshed

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Is Arthars injured? Pretty funny we apparently want to re-sign him for another two years but won't give him more than 1 game at a time before dropping him. Unless of course he's injured.
Mead got re-signed and can’t get a run
Kelly has been offered a contract and had to wait for Croft to force Kev’s hand.

That’s what I don’t get. Why re-sign so many players that can’t even get a run in this environment. Bottom of the table endless shuffling but still don’t warrant a look in, yet let’s re-sign them
 

Johnny92

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I thought Issako has been really strong in recent weeks since moving to the wing.
Kelly for Croft was always going to happen but you couldn't drop Croft after a winning performance against the cowboys.
Arthurs goes unnoticed in the team which is a good thing because he's not fucking up all the time.. comes in and is reliable and does his job, don't see why he always is the first to be punted.
I do like Cobbo coming in to get more game time under his belt but after some of Nuis efforts last week i would of gave Nui the week off and had cobbo or herbie at fullback.
 

winslow_wong

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Mead got re-signed and can’t get a run
Kelly has been offered a contract and had to wait for Croft to force Kev’s hand.

That’s what I don’t get. Why re-sign so many players that can’t even get a run in this environment. Bottom of the table endless shuffling but still don’t warrant a look in, yet let’s re-sign them
Turpin also got re-signed didn’t he? Might never see him again either 😅
 

pagey

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I don't care what stage of the season it is, if you are going to make changes it should be for a reason other than just making changes. All year this has been going on and we finally get some stability in the side & the defence starting to gel and kevvie goes & tinkerers with it yet again! All year it's been one step forward & two steps back because the coach thinks the answer to every problem is to change the side instead of actually coaching it.
Ok Wayne
 

pagey

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I agree regarding the halves, forwards and bench but I really don’t know what Kev is doing with that backline.

Our right side defence had been one of the worst in the comp and the last 4 weeks it has considerably improved to the point that it was now easily the best defensive aspect of the team.

Arthurs comes in and does a decent job of covering Staggs and plays a position (right centre) he is used to.

Coates hasn’t played any footy so he hasn’t earned the spot back - Isaako has just apparently lost it. Mead is apparently below even Coates in the pecking order despite being solid in all of his performances on the wing and his wealth of experience.

Arthurs dropped and Farnworth moved to right centre - for Cobbo.

After coming out and saying the end of the year is apparently about stability Kev completely shuffles the backline and now 7 players in the team have a man next to them who they have never played with before.

Coates hasn’t played footy in over a month
Farnworth has rarely if every played right centre
Cobbo hasn’t played centre in years

Lunacy as always - just when I was just starting to think Kev had turned a corner. If we don’t get completely exposed by Manu, Teddy, and Walker I’ll change my avatar to Kevin.
People have been calling for xobbo to be injected to look towards the future, **** me .
Cobbo hasn't played centre in years.....
Farnworth hasn't played right center but hey bet you'd be fucking over the moon if he was put to fullback right... a position he has rarely if ever played.
Never fucking happy except when criticizing.
 

theshed

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People have been calling for xobbo to be injected to look towards the future, **** me .
Cobbo hasn't played centre in years.....
Farnworth hasn't played right center but hey bet you'd be fucking over the moon if he was put to fullback right... a position he has rarely if ever played.
Never fucking happy except when criticizing.
I haven’t been calling for Cobbo, in fact I’ve been complimenting Kev’s pick and stick and only wanted Croft dropped for Kelly but even admitted it was hard to be too harsh on Kev because we won 2/5 with Croft in the team.
I also haven’t suggested Farnworth play fullback but have admitted it wouldn’t be much worse than current options.

Why would you be impressed with a major backline shake up after our best month of football in 2 years?
 

pagey

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I haven’t been calling for Cobbo.
I also haven’t suggested Farnworth play fullback but have admitted it wouldn’t be much worse than current options.

Why would you be impressed with a major backline shake up after our best month of football in 2 years?
Said people were calling for Cobbo, I really like it! the spine is pretty much the same bar injuries and the forward pack .
 

theshed

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Said people were calling for Cobbo, I really like it! the spine is pretty much the same bar injuries and the forward pack .

Your post read like I’m just being negative for the sake of it and haven’t given Kev credit when it was warranted. Like the last few weeks when he was on a good run.

I guess we’ll find out on Friday night, an entire backline shake up minus Oates with 3 19 year olds might be a stroke of genius.
 

broncsgoat

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Croft dropped ✅
Kelly back ✅
Isaako dropped ✅
Good bench ✅
Forwards as good as possible ✅
Coates back ❌
Mead late swap for Coates? ❓
Copley released to play against us ❌
Copley is odds on to get injured making a regulation tackle
 

BroncosFever

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Don't mind Cobbo in the centres given who his opposite number is, looks like a good matchup to make his debut in that position.

Kevvie obviously wants a strike player in the centres
 
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