General NRL Discussion

Discussion in 'The Cesspit: Rugby League Discussion' started by Maroon_Faithful, Apr 28, 2018.

  1. Boobidy BJ Gemmell

    Brisbane had a good defensive tactic today. Try to allow as many offloads as possible and apply no pressure. It was a risky tactic, unfortunately didn't pay off today. We have the defensive players to make that tactic work like Roberts, Milford, Nikorima and even TPJ put his hand up today.
  2. Maroon_Faithful M Faithful

    It really is time for Brisbane to move into the post-Bennett era. That was one of the most disgraceful finals performances from a Brisbane outfit I’ve seen. They were up and down all year, their recruitment has been dreadful, and their experienced players are offering nothing but problems.

    If they don’t have a coach who prioritises game management and just basic aptitude at 9 and 7, then they need a coach who does.
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  3. Maroon_Faithful M Faithful

    I don’t want Hunt, McCullough or Milford anywhere near the Qld side. Their lack of awareness of situational playmaking and control is astonishing.

    That crossfield chip from Hunt on 2nd tackle was the most bizarre, and almost cowardly play from a halfback I’ve seen for a long time.
  4. Boobidy BJ Gemmell

    The biggest issue is the horrible recruitment. Bennett is still a top man manager, but he likes horrible players. His reasoning for recruiting Bird is because "he's a footballer". Well, sorry, that doesn't deserve 900k.

    The biggest issue is the halfback, Broncos need to throw a lot of money at a 7 that will compliment Milford. I think Bennett will coach next year, and when he finishes up Boyd needs to finish too. The best option would be to throw big dollars at Ivan/Nathan.
  5. Boobidy BJ Gemmell

    Johns called that play brilliant, IIRC.
  6. Maroon_Faithful M Faithful

    Yeah well that’s absurd. It’s a ridiculous play to come up when you run out of options. The guy is scared to take his medicine and he loses all perception of field position and the count when he’s cornered.
  7. Maroon_Faithful M Faithful

    Yeah I’d agree with that summary. Problem is Bennett will never relinquish control of recruitment and for that reason I’d get rid of him. He criminally underrates the hooking position and has done for years.
  8. jazman84 JM Eightyfour

    Nikorima at least tries to tackle. Some of the attempts by our forwards were laughable.

    No clue how to do a 2+ man tackle. Everyone is fighting to be the legs guy giving easy offloads.
  9. Sultan Pepper HG Emm

    Just popping in to see how much you were all crying about the Broncos.
  10. Boobidy BJ Gemmell

    The exit was expected, just a week earlier than I thought. I wasn't completely shocked, I had a sneaky wager on Dragons, they were massive overs.
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  11. Maroon_Faithful M Faithful

    I wasn't shocked that St. George won. I was absolutely shocked by the scoreline though. Conceding nearly 50 points in a final against a Dragons side in the doldrums was unbelievable.
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  12. jazman84 JM Eightyfour

    I think Bennett still has plenty to offer the game, however not as a head coach of a club side.

    I think this is highlighted in the Jack Bird signing 3 months after losing Hunt. While the Bird signing in and of itself wasn't poor; in the whole scheme of things it was.

    A side steered around the park by a 1 legged Boyd, a robot hooker, Milf and Diet Milf was a horror to behold. When looking back at the season, good plays/tries were all from individual brilliance of players, not a result of good gamesense, or structure.

    Turpin is clearly the player we should be investing in. He's signed for next season but it's becoming apparent that Benny views him as a backup rather than someone to elevate. I'd hate to lose him as he's a player a side/gameplan can be built around, just as Parcell; the last hooker we let go is (though a different breed of player). McCullough is a good player, he just doesn't have the ceiling that Turpin appears to have. With the amount of loose cunts we have defensively, and the sheer size of our pack/bench; Macca could perhaps revive the DJ-style middle defence orientated player, while providing the utility of kicking and quality backup hooking options.

    Broncos also need a legitimate organiser, even just an OK one. As Milf and Milf-Zero don't have an organizational bone in their bodies.

    That's what I'd try if I were Broncos coach anyway.
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  13. Maroon_Faithful M Faithful

    Haha ‘Diet Milf.’

    That’s quality...
  14. AVA T Delonge

    Penrith have completely fucked this last 10 minutes
  15. AVA T Delonge

    So close...
  16. Wilson SB Wilson

    Clearly your knowledge is fucking garbage. Back to Pokemon Go young one.
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  17. Toolman TR Man

    Moylan for Maloney swap works out in the end.
  18. Lukic L Popovic

    Cleary was the difference in getting the Panthers back in the game.
    The panthers have been going to Maloney in most of the games, Cleary has been taking a back seat, it was noticeable in the game. I’m not sure what the catalyst was but there was a point where he said stuff Maloney his off his game today I’m taking control of this team. Actually it may have been once May came into hooker, he was always looking to get the ball to Cleary as his first choice and then the team just started building off his energy.
    Brooks has been in a similar situation all year with Marshall.

    In my opinion, Cleary is very much a Trent Barrett, Mitchell Pearce mould.
    Brooks is more like Hunt and Townsend. But the obvious thing is they are all halfbacks and need running half’s with ball playing skill to complement.
    Having another organiser alongside them stunts their game.
  19. Toolman TR Man

    reynolds vs hunt. who's shitter?
  20. Magic AJ Parker

    That field goal attempt from Ben Hunt :D

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