Slater was awesome today.Had to be Maloney out of position and doing nothing wrong back there. I know against the storm he usually kicks to the sideline to negate Slater in open play. We didn't do that today, maybe because he wasn't there and it cost us. Slater made huge metres on us and we couldn't tackle him.
edit: just looked he made 214m, Manu made the second most at 187m
tell us if you were at the game
I always have more respect for the opinions of people who saw 100% of the contest
I think it depends, some things you can see better live - somethings better on TV. Defensive reads, cover defense after the opposition gets a line break, good kick chases, etc, are all things better judged when you can see the whole field.Alright, i'll bite. Unless you have perfect seats you will always get the better overall view of the game on television, particularly with MySky available for replays.
Brain dead decision from Bluey,have to wonder what game he was watching...his use of his bench is puzzlingMara for me. Everything went to shit when he went off. The forwards had no direction and lost their punch. The flow on effect is the back had little room to move in. When the dude did get back on it was too little too late, Mara would have had to pull out a Issac Luke 'Rambo' like performance to drag this game out of the fire. The late changes may have come because of the injuries and the bench being short. Still you cant leave a guy like that off the field, especially when you see the team go to mud after you pulled him off.
it not about how you talk to the refs thats important, its how you lift your players and i dont think hes doing that enough, his individual efforts are inspirational but not everyone follows example, some guys need a yell in the ears to get going, not enough of that from him for mineread in the other thread mannering copping some flak as a captain. what a load of rubbish. mannering WAS in the refs face on a few occasions..