We absolutely dominated territory and possession in that second half. As soon as it comes to scores level we fall to bits.
Even the Fox commentators were asking why Lolohea was on the bench. Manu was not up to standard although he did run 157 metres. To be fair to Cappy and the backs we lost it in the forwards again. Stats don't lie. Even if we beat Canberra next week I can't see this team going anywhere with such a weak forward pack.That's two losses now that can DIRECTLY be attributed to massive coaching errors after our team, the usual peahearts, tried their absolute guts out. Dead fucking man walking regardless of result this season. McShit has shown that he's not NRL standard with utterly baffling handling of Lolohea and the bench all season.
That coach chose Manu on the wing though who is always a risk of making a mistake. Ken has been good on that wing and Fusitua or Tui could've played the other side. Manu could've got up to speed in reserve grade this week. His hitups are no better than Kens and certainly slower. Are there any other 30 year old, 115kg plus wingers in NRL?We had plenty of opportunities to win that game. Its not coaching unless you blame Cappy for Manu handing Manly possession easily 3 times early on. The start was what killed us
McFadden and his use of the bench F**ks the team over again. He deadset forgot about Lolohea , until fox sports showed him sitting on the bench.
Seriously if not making the top 8 means McFadden gets the sack then I hope the team doesn't.