@LaurenBerry01: I was so impressed by the game, especially our first 40-60 minutes. There was no hanging my head and no anger, I left the stadium proud of our effort and growth. Had this game been played in Round 8 or so the result would have been very different. Kev has the safest pair of hands under a high ball we’ve seen in a long time. I trust Teddy too of course, but he was targeted and shut down a lot so I know he has better in him. Marty played well but I agree with JT, he needs to mature into a player who can harness his aggression.
@OneEyedTiger_: We competed, and despite a terrible completion rate had every chance to steal a victory in the final 20. Why we didn’t target Walker in the second half is beyond me. Woods, Galloway and Marty have worked up a great combination – we made good yards when they were all on the park. But like last week we lacked the same impact at other times. Buck, Hala and Ava are solid workers, not impact players. I thought Lodge could be the guy to step up, but a training injury put pay to that. We are still missing one big-bopper. Sad to think that Simon Dwyer could be reaching his peak about now.
@NotTimSheens: Effort was great, execution was grose. JT is rebuilding structures on both sides of the ball and it was always going to be a process. We’re ahead of where I expected to be after Round 3 and the likes of Sue, Taupau and Big Kev killed it once again. Like @LaurenBerry01 alluded to, you could tell Inglis took this one personally – he wanted to show Tedesco who was boss and who was the best fullback in the NRL. It reminded me of Michael Jordan going at a young Kobe Bryant back in the day, with MJ taking his game up a level to put the young bloke in his place.
@BatPete: Our last tackle options were absolute garbage and have been all year. We are rolling down the field no matter which forwards are on, but doing nothing with the ball on the last tackle. I’d like to see more repeat sets and have Brooks looking up and kicking to his field. Moses really needs to shine against the Bulldogs to warrant his first grade jumper. It might actually do him well to drop him to NSW Cup so he can get a bit of confidence back and work from there. Lodge is the piece of the puzzle that is really missing from our forward pack. We definitely lose something when he’s not on our bench.
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