Agree with you on it's importance. We need to win at least 9 (because of current +/-) out of our remaining 16 games to be in with a sniff. Considering we have to play the Panthers twice & the Storm again, if we lose today there's not too much room for error thereafter
Yeah. That's right. We lost games we should have won in first 2 rounds. If we had had a couple more pre-season games I believe we would have won those. When you lose against weaker teams it means you have to win more top 4 level games. It's so crucial to thrash the bottom teams.
I think that's the biggest threat. We generally do ok at containing players Ike Talakai. But our edges are scary. It's funny how people used to blame Manu and Ken's slowness for our edge defence issues. But we have much quicker, more agile wingers now and it's arguably worse? Can't wait for Montoya's return. Hope Pompey smartens up on his defensive tactics.
One of the games I hate the most.... lost count of the times we were robbed .. officials better put the unconscious bias to bed and be fair and ref honestly...
Yet Janfin for me hope 2days the day for payback.... Let's Gone....
Mark up on Talkai to stop the wing (which has been their big scores). Possibly Shaun Johnson to target with the kick.
Shut the halves down as usual.
The simply do not drop the ball with no pressure and have Lodge under leash so no cheap 4 penalties.
Do that, and our halves have shown plenty of times this year they go 24 points in them minimum.
We lose because we gift posession and position and eventually our goal line D folds.
If Browny has managed to correct those major (u13 like) errors, we should have this. But I thought that vs Roosters which was not our doing.
We have them on paper, just catch the passes and put the ball over the line, finish the sets and we got too much game management in Shaun Johnson to not control the game.
The flip side, we continue to not complete sets this round and we lose. Its a guessing game. Its mental, Brown needs to have had sport psychology in there and he needs to make sure the likes of Berry and Villiami feel like they deserve to be out there.