General Mateo Again Overlooked By Origin Selectors

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Vodafone Warriors back rower Feleti Mateo (pictured) has again been bypassed by the New South Wales selectors for June 13's State of Origin II against Queensland in Sydney. Photo: Photosport.

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Fazz

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Apr 12, 2012
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Lol he's been absolutely shit. The invisible man. He wasn't overlooked, they just couldn't find any vision of him playing from the last few weeks to justify inclusion.
 

smc

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May 19, 2012
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Those experts tipping him to make the side obviously haven't seen a warriors game this season play this season.
 

Pozza

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May 19, 2012
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Been very disappointing this year F Martel . Sort of in the Inu class. Got a shitload of talent but we don't see enough of it on a consistent basis. I'm an ex pat living in Sydney and wondering what the league public in NZ thinks of Blueys coaching/ selections this year, now we're at the halfway mark of the season
 

Inruin

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May 19, 2012
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Been very disappointing this year F Martel . Sort of in the Inu class. Got a shitload of talent but we don't see enough of it on a consistent basis. I'm an ex pat living in Sydney and wondering what the league public in NZ thinks of Blueys coaching/ selections this year, now we're at the halfway mark of the season
shit. had a lot of hope for this season with bluey. has gone down hill rapidly from there
 

facefacts

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Apr 26, 2012
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He has the third most running meters for a forward, only 15 meters behind Packer, and has equal top off-loads for the team....i seem to remember him copping all sorts
of criticism last year for throwing off-loads that weren't on, this year he is far more controlled....he may not get that miracle off-load once per game he used too, but he's
not giving away the same number of errors either. Currently thats exactly the play we need from him, there are enough errors coming from the rest of the team.
 

¿N. ig-mah¿

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May 1, 2012
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He has the third most running meters for a forward, only 15 meters behind Packer, and has equal top off-loads for the team....i seem to remember him copping all sorts
of criticism last year for throwing off-loads that weren't on, this year he is far more controlled....he may not get that miracle off-load once per game he used too, but he's
not giving away the same number of errors either. Currently thats exactly the play we need from him, there are enough errors coming from the rest of the team.
But it doesn't really make him a great selection. He is offering very little. We need something different right now. Perhaps a few lucky offloads could be a catalyst for something.
 

OMG

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May 18, 2012
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But it doesn't really make him a great selection. He is offering very little. We need something different right now. Perhaps a few lucky offloads could be a catalyst for something.
He is in at 1st receiver far too often and when he is there more often than not he is taking a ridiculous hit up, he reminds me of a rookie not too sure how to get other players to do what he wants them to.
 

Kaizen

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May 15, 2012
290
Agree he barely deserves to hold his place in the Warriors let alone make origin. Do these guys even watch our games.
 

smac19

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May 18, 2012
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He is in at 1st receiver far too often and when he is there more often than not he is taking a ridiculous hit up, he reminds me of a rookie not too sure how to get other players to do what he wants them to.
exactly..just dumb s**t 2 be there in the 1st place...he should be copying glen stewart & terrorizing out wide 2 set up Konrad

his defence is kaka too...him & Brown were playing f****n jockeys yesterday...dont jump on his back, bloody tackle him
 

Inruin

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He is in at 1st receiver far too often and when he is there more often than not he is taking a ridiculous hit up, he reminds me of a rookie not too sure how to get other players to do what he wants them to.
so what has changed from last year where i thought he was fairly imppressive despite the odd lose carry or dumb attempt at offload. he has a real presence in a game if he wants to use it/is allowed to use it. again i think some consistancy in where he is picked and played and define his role and he will be back
 

OMG

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May 18, 2012
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so what has changed from last year where i thought he was fairly imppressive despite the odd lose carry or dumb attempt at offload. he has a real presence in a game if he wants to use it/is allowed to use it. again i think some consistancy in where he is picked and played and define his role and he will be back
I agree with that, he is trying to be involved but just seems to be at the wrong time and not organising himself around his halves.
 

Kaizen

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May 15, 2012
290
Didn't Ivan state last season that he wanted Martel to play as a ball runner and defensive secondrower when he came over from Parra last year?
 

OMG

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May 18, 2012
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Didn't Ivan state last season that he wanted Martel to play as a ball runner and defensive secondrower when he came over from Parra last year?
For Me he is overdoing the defence and injecting himself at the wrong moments and also seems to be over calling both halves. A few of his hit ups yesterday you could see Props ready to go and he gets in flat and wastes a hit up. I know he was playing standoff for a while but boy he has a terrible pass.