The Corey Oates Issue.

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I think hes possibly carrying an injury and the current halves and fullback combination is not working.

His runs early in sets are fantastic and bring good meters. Its not his fault the ball isn't getting out wide to him or in a position for him to chase the ball. Give him a break, he cant make kicks from the halves and or get backline sets going himself when on the wing.
 
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Mustafur

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Not worth the Money imo, from next year onwards replace him with Coates put the money towards a decent 6 or 7 to work with Dearden.

He made sense when Milford was there, but he takes too much cap imo for our game plan given our forward pack now.
 
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Tom

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Just teach him to catch so we can actually use his height for something.
 

Rookie Alan

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Further to this, I challenge ANYBODY to perform at their best when they’ve just had their first child...
Funny, my baby girl makes me a better man, father, husband, I’m more than comfortably saying “ challenge accepted! “
 

Rookie Alan

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Yep it's crazy. Oates was the wonderkind last year. He gets injured, plays through with a form soump and instead of being rewarded for his courage he is touted as not worth keeping. Come on guys, don't be such bitches. Oatesy epitomises the kind of man the NRL needs. Someone kids can look up to that always has a cool head, never gets in fights and is always smiling and holds great interviews. We can offer him unders and the TPAs will take care of the rest. But we still need to pay him what he deserves.
What’s really funny is if there’s a consistent standard of what fans want?
All the good words you put in for Oates can be used on Boyd too, and he’s a mentally stronger man with his background, but we still criticize him.
You can’t use off-field show to defend your performance on the field! Which I thought everyone would easily get it.
Nobody here accuse Oates of being a bad guy, but most of us just don’t like his performance for the past month.
 

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Funny, my baby girl makes me a better man, father, husband, I’m more than comfortably saying “ challenge accepted! “
it may make you better, but are you saying you weren't exhausted, when she was a new born, with the interrupted sleep etc ... and your not a professional sportsman which would zap his energy even more
 

Foordy

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Nobody here accuse Oates of being a bad guy, but most of us just don’t like his performance for the past month.
and his performances that were lower than the lofty heights expected of him for ONE MONTH, is enough for you to throw the guy on the scrap heap ...
 

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Funny, my baby girl makes me a better man, father, husband, I’m more than comfortably saying “ challenge accepted! “
I’m talking about the first 6 months of no sleep impacting your performance at work.

It would take a pretty shit human for their child not to make them a better person.
 

The True King

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Reminds me abit of Gagai over the last few years. He's a world beater when the spotlight is on him but if he's disinterested he's genuinely shit. In terms of consistency he wouldn't be in the top 5 wingers in the comp.

I don't think he's currently (or ever been) worth the kind of money that he's demanding. Although it would be a loss if he left, I think we could replace him.
 

ostin86

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Oates has been far too good for us to throw him on the trash heap after one average season. If we can keep him and Fifita than Oates re-signing is a must.

I'm Hoping Coates and Herbie stick around because it looks like our 2,4 and 5 positions are locked up for the forseeable future.
 

Tom

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lol Can't these pro athletes plan for their child to come in cricket season?
 

soup

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lol Can't these pro athletes plan for their child to come in cricket season?
Wish it was that easy! We tried for years and then it all happened when we gave up trying. A good argument followed by a couple of bottles of wine and pow! Twice now. I blame wine.
 
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Having Boyd at fullback was the best thing for Oates.

It might not have been what was best for the side, but it was what was best for Oates. Milford just doesn't know how to use the left side as well as Boyd.

Until that changes, Oates will continue to be quiet.
 

Nashy

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how quickly Broncos fans turn on a player
Other side of that. How quickly Broncos fans are prepared to put up with player who has sucked at his job all year, because he was good last year, and he seems like a nice guy.

He has played like shit for most of the year. He doesn't deserve any form of praise. He deserves to be dropped, to remind him that to play in first grade, you have to play like a first grader.
 
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Nashy

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Having Boyd at fullback was the best thing for Oates.

It might not have been what was best for the side, but it was what was best for Oates. Milford just doesn't know how to use the left side as well as Boyd.

Until that changes, Oates will continue to be quiet.
What about the bombs he doesn't jump for, or the balls he fumbles because he can't collect from the grass, or that like the other winger, he's always in the middle of the field playing second row. Boyd not passing to him is only one part of it. He's not performed in most areas he's expected to.

Maybe Boyd doesn't go that way because he knows the guy is struggling, he might actually find the other side of the field a better option, because Oates isn't there.
 

McHunt

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Oates is our leading try scorer by a large margin. He's scored more than Ponga, for example. Doesn't get the ball enough, in my opinion. But how could he expect to with the clownshow he's had inside him?
 
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