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Old 05-24-2012, 06:46 AM   #371 (permalink)
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I see no reason to change the team at all, I just think we needed to put the ball in Carney's hands a bit more when we were on the attack. He floats across the ruck brilliantly, gets into a groove during the game getting the other team used to his routine and he waits to catch defenders out when they move up and try to make a big play. If he doesn't get he ball frequently enough then he can't get into that groove and it showed last night in my opinion. He never looked comfortable or threatening with his kicks either. Not sure if it was nerves or what but I expect him to play MUCH better in game 2.

I've cooled down a lot about the call and hearing Bill Harrigan's explanation of it makes me see it more as a 50/50 call and we were just unlucky enough to get the wrong end of it.

The issue I have with it is that I feel like the result of the game was directly the result of the refereeing and not the teams just playing football. These guys are the best players in the world and they are passionate as fuck. Just let them play and unless something ridiculous happens there is no need to step in and make calls like the one they did on Bird which can and did completely change the momentum of the game.

Jennings send-off was another 50/50 call which I would of been fine with if the QLD'er who couldn't handle a bit of old school rough housing from Bird and started the blue got sent off too. I would of been fine with Jennings not being sent off, but if he was going to be sent off then they should of sent the other bloke off too. Especially considering it was about 6-7 on 2 and punches WERE BEING THROWN when Jennings got to the group.

Ricky's strategy of avoiding media to take the referees/ARL/medias influence out of the game is the right one, we proved last night we were the better team on the night and we are capable of beating them. Combine that with playing the games in real NRL towns makes me think this will be a good following two games. Especially if the fans turn out in force in Sydney which after the video ref decision last night I think is entirely likely.

I agree that Watmough should be in the team though. He can replace someone I don't care but he should be in the team.
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Old 05-24-2012, 07:08 AM   #372 (permalink)
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Bill Harragan's explanation was garbage.

"It was a try. Robbie Farah puts his leg out to prevent the try from being scored. When the ball was dislodged it came off Inglis’ forearm and that’s a rebound and not a knock-on."

um, rebound isn't a knock on? what? are you trying to tell me that its a charge down or something? He's a muppet. However he did say Scott should've been binned and Bird's tackle was legal. Both decisions led to Queensland tries. Absolute farce and those involved should be stood down from Origin 2. Its beyond a joke.
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They should and likely will be stood down. I'm not sure why Harrigan felt he had to defend the decision. I see where they are coming from with their explanation but I don't have to agree with it at all. But like you said two tries came off the back of bad decisions, decisions that hopefully won't be made for the remaining two games. I still have faith.

Besides it will make for a better story when we come back from 1-0 down and bad reffing to win 2-1 and take it away from them in their own state.
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pearce and carney should both be gone neither are origin halves pearce has had that many chances, the best combination we have possible is bird and wallace in the halves maybe mullen if you want to play bird at second row and gallen has to play lock we need more size.
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pearce and carney should both be gone neither are origin halves pearce has had that many chances, the best combination we have possible is bird and wallace in the halves maybe mullen if you want to play bird at second row and gallen has to play lock we need more size.
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Bird hasn't played in the halves in years and he completely lacks the skill to play 5/8th, Carney is the best 5/8th in the state by far. Mullen is garbage. If you want to drop anyone it should be Luke Lewis and Creagh. Watmough and Aaron Woods into the side. Also now that Williams has been ruled out for 6 weeks we have to make a change to the backline, i wonder if Stuart will be begging Watmough to come in.
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Suck shit Newcastle. Titans were very good in patches and a lazy final 15 minutes put the Knights closer than they deserved to be.

Dragons fans acting like beating the Eels was a great win are laughable - very fortunate to win that game, and fucking hell the Saints are shit this year. I hope they miss the finals.
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Eels should've won that game. They've got the spoon on lock.

Reds/Brumbies game was shit, thank fuck that bloke missed the pen at the end though. Reds keeping my bet alive.

Newcastle are woeful, Titans looked good. Sezer has improved them heaps.
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Wallace is fucking trash and I'd take Pearce ahead him 100 times out of 100. An absolute hack who failed big time when he did play for NSW (and fucked Campese's performance as a result).
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No idea why Creagh gets picked, when there's several in front of him form wise - Hoffman, Hinchcliffe, Sims, Watmough, Houston, Mateo, Galloway, Woods, Fensom, Learoyd-Lahrs, for starters. An absolute hack who always goes missing in big games.

Merrin has been phenomenal for the Saints and deserves his selection. We need a hardened, dedicated runner who can match it with the big guns, and he's that person.

Our pack might be small, but it's mobile. Queensland only have size in Petero, Scott and that cunt Hannant, whilst we are equipped with Tamou, Gallen & Merrin. The backrow of Bird, G.Stewart & Lewis offer us a lot more than Thaiday, Myles & Harrison. The Maroons big threat off the bench, Taylor, is negated by T-Rex, who before the suspension was the most damaging backrower in the competition, and made mince meat out of the Poms, Kiwis and Welsh last year in the 4 nations.

For mine, the forward battle is mouth watering and pretty even. QLD have the advantage at hooker, with Smith being above Farah, and the rest of the world. The halves, well Cronk shits all over Pearce, but Carney and Thurston is even money. Fullback is intriguing, as Stewart has been great when he's bothered this year, and Slater is just the same old damaging self. Tate and Boyd on the wings for QLD doesn't phase me as Boyd has been absolute gash at the Knights, and Tate is prone to the odd ball drop or 5. Uate should dominate his battle, but Hayne may struggle and be a defensive weakness if he goes searching for the ball. The centres, well, that's a great battle looming between Morris & Inglis, as well as Hodges & Jennings. In regards to Jennings/Hayne, I'm hoping they replicate what Inglis did 2 years ago (play like shit for club side, cop shit from media/fans, play like a beast in game 1 of origin).

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Fucking Tigers, they really are pissing me off this season. We have a great side, but cannot play 80 minutes to save ourselves - deplorable opening half, some razzle dazzle saving of our asses to start the 2nd, and just holding on enough at the end. Sure, we're back to 5-5 and in the 8, but we need to improve quite a lot if we're going to challenge for the top 8 at the end of the season. Thankfully Ellis & Heighington aren't far away from a return, which should make our pack stronger, but we need to settle on a fucking halves combo for the remainder of the season (Marshall/Humble suits me) and leave Lawrence in the centres where he belongs - he is not a 5/8 and I wish Sheens would stop trying to force it.
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so you're going to defend Creagh's selection and again try and spew bullshit that Myles & Harrison are good players? Obvious lack of rugby league knowledge is obvious. Defensive stats =/= talent.
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