Iafeta_old

Guest
I think Ivan's been around long to know if he needs some advice or assistance, Skinny and I are only a Private Message away. That's got to be reassuring to the coach.
 

Jesbass_old

Guest
I think Ivan's been around long to know if he needs some advice or assistance, Skinny and I are only a Private Message away. That's got to be reassuring to the coach.

So it's official! How did NU take the news? :D
 

Iafeta_old

Guest
I'd never take your filly away from you, mate. You're half the man I'll ever be so I think it's best I just step aside and let you ride it like the old frail stallion you are. Ride it tonto.
 

Jesbass_old

Guest
I'd never take your filly away from you, mate. You're half the man I'll ever be so I think it's best I just step aside and let you ride it like the old frail stallion you are. Ride it tonto.

Um, thanks, Silver... :lalala:
 

Skinny_Ravs82

Guest
Oh dear...oh dear!!! Where's my footy boys when I need them....:p
 

Northern_Union

Guest
Open letter to Ivan Cleary.

Ivan Cleary, for weeks you have persisted with your selection of Grant Rovelli. Rovelli in his defence has improved his general play to about NRL standards. However, you continue to select Rovelli as a general play kicker, to be honest Grants kicking in general play has been appalling and the team, our Warriors, have been winning despite Rovelli's general play kicking.

You have relagated Michael Witt to the Vulcans, not only was Witt in better form than Rovelli generally but is a far better general play kicker also. Witt offers organization in attack and creative play when the forwards are going forward. Michael Witt also has a career kicking percentage of 90%, easily the best in the NRL.

You have persisted with Grant Rovelli at 7 and left Lance Hohaia to carry out the kicking duties. Hoahaia has a career kicking percentage of around 65%, some 25% lower than Witts.

Tonight Ivan you left Witt out of the squade again and Hohaia was given the kicking duties again. Lance missed a relatively simple kick at goal and Souths won by 2 points.

You Ivan Cleary, with your bizarre selections, have cost the match tonight. You need to have a look at yourself tonight and ask yourself if your selecting the best available side for the Vodafone Warriors or are you selecting for political and face saving reasons?
 

insulinboi_old

Guest
Witt will be in next week and Rovelli out. there is absolutely NO humanly possible reason for Rovelli to be in at the expense of Witt who is a better player, and goal kicker. Seriously.... soooo pissed off right now. that was our chance for the 8 and it has been severly hampered. GRRRRRR
 

attila_the_gorilla

Guest
Ok I`m officially on the `cut Rovelli` bandwagon. Witt can`t be any worse, at least in attack.
 

EnterFien_old

Guest
Tonight it shows the difference between having a halfback and not having a halfback.
Rovelli has a good week then a number of quite weeks. Take a look at Sandow tonight, he had a quite game but still did enough to get him team home.
We could do alot worse then bring in Isaac John?
 

Captain Mannering_old

Guest
I agree

It is a simple equation, Even if Witt does nothing in attqack he does more than Rovelli cause he can kick goals. That would have probably got us home. Sorry Grant I am sure you are a champion player but its not working with the warriors we ned to step it up and you aint got it. :yawn:
 

IanS_old

Guest
Ervarn dropped the ball with the line open. He cost us the game too.
 

Northern_Union

Guest
Your missing the point gents. Ivan Cleary is not selecting the best team possible. Thats why we lost the game tonight.
 

insulinboi_old

Guest
How the hell can you beat the storm, the benchmark, then lose to the rabbitohs for gods sake? AND after already having a humiliating loss to them once this year? I just don't get it.
 

attila_the_gorilla

Guest
Tonight it shows the difference between having a halfback and not having a halfback.
Rovelli has a good week then a number of quite weeks. Take a look at Sandow tonight, he had a quite game but still did enough to get him team home.

What Sandow does is he`s nice a crisp, very accurate passer and always thinks ahead. Doesn`t stall the attack, keeps it flowing. When he sees a high-percentage opportunity, he goes for it. It`s all in the mind.

However, it`s also true that not many of our players are helping our halves by running holes or asking for the ball. All we are doing is just hit-ups, wrestling and a bit of razzle-dazzle out wide. But zero hole running.
 

KeepingTheFaith_old

Guest
I believe the point NU is making is this - If Rovelli isn't there and we have even a barely adequate half pairing we're well ahead by the time Evarn drops the ball. We could've had the Rabbits done and dusted by halftime.

Our kicking game was beyond atrocious and every time the defence got up quick we'd panic and put in kicks. How many useless kicks did we put up when we weren't even on the last tackle?
 

playdaball_old

Guest
Tonight it shows the difference between having a halfback and not having a halfback.
Rovelli has a good week then a number of quite weeks. Take a look at Sandow tonight, he had a quite game but still did enough to get him team home.


AGREE 110%
 

IanS_old

Guest
I agree the kicking game was crap, but individuals cost us at a time when we could have been well in front.
 

Northern_Union

Guest
And if we'd had a kicking game and those two points that Lance missed tonight Ian we'd be talking about scrapping a win not our coaches bizarre selections.
 

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