Contract not renewed ... harris in ... but i would pay a mill a season to have jason .. (the raging bull T here).. he puts the fear of god into defensive stuctureswait what? The hoffs gonskis, are you talking about his contract expiring at the end of the year, or has he hurt himself or something?
they look all the same with the lights off....hence I'm more of a body man than a face man....Not sure......those are some big glasses and a pretty fuzzy photo......she could have a dog like face for all we know up close......good from far, far from good maybe......
Very surprised he is in the team. First Newcastle try was due to him not being aggressive enough and attacking/holding the ball (bad for an ex-fullback). When Roger Tuivasa-Sheck made the break he kicked on first tackle for Christ sake, any smart player would have got tackled, quick play the ball and we would have had a massive overlap and probably would have scored. He doesn't do many solid hit ups and defensively his reads and tackles are poor. I say drop him and let him go. One lucky run against the roosters last year to set up the Roger Tuivasa-Sheck winner seems to keep him in the team all the time. Ayshford/Allwood for mind with Fusitua on wing.am i the only one that is suprised lolohea is in the team ?
I'm with you., and a good summary as to why.I think we can win this weekend.
I watched the game again tonight and to headline or summarise, we had a very nervous team at home with new combos under an expectation to win and do so handsomely, up against a team with zero pressure or expectation.
Then, when we had the backs to the wall we got a roll on and slapped up 20 in 15.
Another nervous start to the second half and then the real issue of the second half 'collapse' occurred, we lost Luke and Mannering and were exploited through the middle.
Then, when it looked like the last 5yrs all over again, they mustered something to come from behind -again - and actually win it.
They did so without Foran (or Leuluai depending on your perspective), Vatuvei (who was better than Ken by some way yesterday), Big Ben, an unfit Bodene then Luke and Mannering.
Not to mention all the pressure that came with our off season hype and first Mt Smart game since 2009 (which we won) compared to the expectation free result for the Knights away.
Frankly, considering that lot, I'm somewhat placated if not satisfied and even a little impressed.
Knights were hardly shocking.
I think with a second home game, no travel and coming up against a team we are not expected to beat, we may have a few surprises for them.
The key will be the forwards and especially the Hooker. We need straight running forwards and I'd be swapping Gavet in for I Papps and ensure we have two fit Hookers rotating throughout.
Warriors by 10pts, 28-18.
I'm with you., and a good summary as to why.
Just cannot believe the we've no chance mentality. For me the Storm were boring-az last weekend and lacked any creativity apart from what they'd been brain-washed into doing.
Friday night and a decent crowd, nerves out of the way. Optimistic that Simon and Luke will be there and a change to Manu. Anything is possible and a top 4 slot on the line...wait?? what?? We can do this!
I hate to be the first person of the year to bring up travel as we are usually accused of using that as an excuse. But here goes.The other thing that worries me is the five day turnaround hoodoo. I dont think any team has ever beaten those odds...
He made a mistake not having a dummy half to replace Luke. That was the biggest problem IMO. Bodene wasn't fit enough for that job.