General post match thoughts.

Robster_old

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-Rovelli constantly improves
-Famuina played great
-Solid defence and Solid Attack.
-We can win without Price.
-Warriors have to learn to shut down the skinny nippy players.

MOM- Grant Rovelli.
 

Northern_Union

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Put this into perspective, how many Roosters first choice players were playing tonight?
 

Skinny_Ravs82

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We had good spurts but still getting a little confused attacking wise in some aspects.
Ravs is geting better in organizing the directional side and all (I crakced up laughing seeing that banana kick of his) but some of the other guys sometimes get a bit lost when they go left or right.
One thing I have noticed with the Warriors; they aren't panicking as much as they have in the past. Granted doing those offloads are good, but look at where you pass. Don't assue. Martin's try was really a lucky break to the Warriors because that rooster (who was it?) basically dropped the ball cold.
 

JonB_old

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RS_Dragon said:
Put this into perspective, how many Roosters first choice players were playing tonight?

Both of there rookies scored tries can't be that bad.

Fitzgibbon let in there first try anyway, one of the best in the NRL.
 

2big2strong_old

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hmmmm, am i the only one that thinks Sione is still crap? just because he didn't cost us the game, doesn't mean he had a good game. Either my expectations are too high, or i am just being a realist. I prefer to think of myself as a realist
 

JonB_old

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I thought Sione played well, good offloads set up two tries with them, one to Manu Vatuvei and another to Rovelli, which Manu scored off.
He hit the ball with speed from depth and made a few good tackles.
Had one bad offload, that the only thing I can fault him with.
 

2big2strong_old

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JonB said:
I thought Sione played well, good offloads set up two tries with them, one to Manu Vatuvei and another to Rovelli, which Manu scored off.He hit the ball with speed from depth and made a few good tackles.
Had one bad offload, that the only thing I can fault him with.

Sorry jonb but i think you'll find that was Awen that offloaded to Rovelli.
 

JonB_old

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2black2strong said:
JonB said:
I thought Sione played well, good offloads set up two tries with them, one to Manu Vatuvei and another to Rovelli, which Manu scored off.He hit the ball with speed from depth and made a few good tackles.
Had one bad offload, that the only thing I can fault him with.

Sorry jonb but i think you'll find that was Awen that offloaded to Rovelli.

Im talking at the start of the game, it was micheal luck to sione to Rovelli when Fitzy over ran Rovelli.
 

Iafeta_old

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2black2strong said:
JonB said:
I thought Sione played well, good offloads set up two tries with them, one to Manu Vatuvei and another to Rovelli, which Manu scored off.He hit the ball with speed from depth and made a few good tackles.
Had one bad offload, that the only thing I can fault him with.

Sorry jonb but i think you'll find that was Awen that offloaded to Rovelli.

First try to Manu was Micheal Luck onto Sione Faumuina, inside pass to Rovelli who breaks and then hits Vatuvei to score in the corner.
 

jahc_old

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I'm not an expert, but it seems to me the Warriors killed the Roosters because they commit so many numbers to the tackle, play a compressed style defence, and when we got an offload away it really hurt.
 

2big2strong_old

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i think that was the first time this year i've seen us driven back so many times, the Roosters forwards were staunch. usually we always dominate the defence up front
 

Andrew_old

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jahc said:
I'm not an expert, but it seems to me the Warriors killed the Roosters because they commit so many numbers to the tackle, play a compressed style defence, and when we got an offload away it really hurt.

I'd say it was because you were playing a Premier League side to be honest.

And what's funny is you didn't get anywhere near killing them.
 

jahc_old

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Andrew said:
jahc said:
I'm not an expert, but it seems to me the Warriors killed the Roosters because they commit so many numbers to the tackle, play a compressed style defence, and when we got an offload away it really hurt.

I'd say it was because you were playing a Premier League side to be honest.

And what's funny is you didn't get anywhere near killing them.
Like I said, I'm not an expert. :)
 

Skinny_Ravs82

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Andrew said:
jahc said:
I'm not an expert, but it seems to me the Warriors killed the Roosters because they commit so many numbers to the tackle, play a compressed style defence, and when we got an offload away it really hurt.

I'd say it was because you were playing a Premier League side to be honest.

And what's funny is you didn't get anywhere near killing them.

A win's a win and that's all there is to it. What would you rather? we lose?
 

MarkW_old

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Well, it wasn't exactly the best win the Warriors have had this year, but they did the job and it would have been an uglier scoreline for the Roosters had Martin kicked all his goals.

Standouts were Rovelli - he seems to be working his way into the first choice halfback position nicely, and can only improve. Fien - again, effective at hooker. Faumuina - although he is guaranteed to throw at least one ball away during a match you can't question the effort he puts in; let's face it, we need at least one creative forward.
Luck - solid and showed he can get the odd offload out when he wants to. Webb - apart from missing that tricky bomb early on he was great. Vatuvei had a very good game - 2 tries, good kick returns from the back (Ah Van did nothing wrong either).

Cons:
I was hoping Ropati would step up against a less experienced halves combo and show why he deserves to be no.1 standoff, but he was missing for the majority of the game as far as playmaking was concerned. I had faith in his abilities to cement the position earlier this season - but I'm afraid he just dosn't cut it at 6. His defence was good and he hits the ball up well, but a first five he is not - at least by NRL standards.

Gutenbiel had a solid game also, but I still feel he slows the attack down at times. I much prefer to see him just run at the line and offload rather than trying to be a centre.

Anyway, it was a decent win and one the team and fans much needed. Well done :)
 

JonB_old

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As far as I know old Andy doesn't have a hell of alot of positive in put, he was oh so happy when the aussies won the anzac test.
 

playdaball_old

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-Ravs played well and is developing into a very good # 7.
-I do like Fien at hooker
-Manu played a real power game. I hope to see on the field more in 2006 and beyond.
-Luck played well. A good solid player week in , week out.

Let us not forget that the Roosters sided was primarily a B team but hey I'll celebrate and take the two points!
 

raypower_old

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Just got back from the game and there was no atmosphere at all. I started giving it to the crowd and they all pulled their heads in. I reckon they're one of the most fickle crowds in the NRL. That said it was freezing and the stands are being rebuilt for whatever reason.

Manu was tops wasn't he? Love seeing that boy in full flight. Although we didn't destroy the Roosters it was never a game where we were in jeopardy of losing. The thing that impressed me about the Roosters was Sowards use of the win in both halves, thos mid field bombs came down with ice, just a pity they didn't get effective chases in to support nor did they mix their game up enough.

It's one of those games that makes you happy because we didn't excel but we won comfortably.
 

Skinny_Ravs82

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I thought Josh Lewis outshone Soward by a big margin. Really I thought Soward was a bit...missing from time to time. He didn't really (but could have been a lot more dominant) stamp a mark on the game. Had one or two good kicks (well I'll give him credit for having better boms than Fien does. hehehe.) but that was about it from him I thought
 

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