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Brad Arthur

Discussion in 'Rugby League Forum' started by wombatgc, Apr 12, 2014.

  1. wombatgc

    wombatgc Well-Known Member Premium Member 2017 Tipping Competitor

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    Wow, got the Eels to hang tough with rock solid defence against the Roosters. Anyone that can teach Sandow to make more tackles than he misses is a defensive genius.
     
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    • Fluffy

      Fluffy Well-Known Member

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      They were always going to improve under him, I think over the next 2 - 3 years as he gets to mould his team they will become a force.

      May even see a manly parra GF
       
    • torana355

      torana355 Well-Known Member Premium Member

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      I agree, Arthur is showing why he was so highly regarded at Manly. Alot of credit also has to go to Peats, its amazing what a decent number 9 can do to a team.
       
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      • Killer03

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        I tipped the Eels to win tonight (much to the dismay of my Roosters wife, father in law, brother in law etc) and they are looking a lot better. There is a lot of steel in the Eels currently. Brad Arthur (it is early days) but take a quick bow, well done.

        Now the Roosters......what is going on there? They are just disjointed and really looking like they just think someone is going to come up with the magic play every week. The flogging they gave the Eels earlier in the year and the get of out jail win over the Broncs unfortunately made them feel invulnerable and papered over quite a few cracks.

        Again early days, but they really need to get a move on if they want to be a force in the premiership.
         
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        • Ron E. Gibbs

          Ron E. Gibbs Well-Known Member

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          ^ This.
           
        • HappilyManly

          HappilyManly MWTS Premium Member 2017 Tipping Competitor

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          I'm really happy for them, the way they hung in and defended their line put Manly's Leichhardt effort into an even starker light :cool:

          Hoppa is still yet to fire, but I bet that he is a calming influence on Sandow, who always had the talent but never the attitude. :angel:
           
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          • sheridanstand78

            sheridanstand78 Well-Known Member

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            Get this straight, I am far from happy when ever the whinging worms win games.

            Brad Arthur has given them belief and they are now winning games as a result.

            Their fans are such glory hunters though, ditch them when they are ****e and are all over them now.
             
          • Darren

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            Our glory hunting fans only go to grand finals. Never see them the rest of the year.
             
          • Masked Eagle

            Masked Eagle Well-Known Member

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            They won the penalty count 8-4. I wonder how much they paid the refs?
             
          • mickqld

            mickqld Sack Greenslime 2017 Tipping Competitor

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            Was Trent whinging over the penalty count again or was it only our game that cost them. Roosters are showing their true ability....average. They only got over the line last year due to shame Hayne.
             
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            • RiverEagle

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              Robinson was spinning it as them being '' so close '' to winning (these past 3 rounds) and TRYING to defend Baloney's performances...

              The Rorters were off, but the Squeels def on again and it's no surprise that Arthur is largely responsible.

              It's a promising start, but will be interesting to see if they can sustain it deeper into the grind of a season.

              Also had the passing thought that MAYBE Brad Arthur returns to coach Manly, if and when Tooves calls time on his gig at the helm...

              Probly a long-shot, but not a bad idea......He seems a coach players like to play for.
               
            • Alan

              Alan Well-Known Member

              His true genius appears to be having stopped Haine from doing 10 dumb things per game.

              Less no look passes to row 10, no kick out on the full, better positional play etc
               
            • Shoe1

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              Better to bring Ivan home I reckon.
               
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              • RiverEagle

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                You know @Shoe1, I hadn't thought about Ivan...but from all reports he's well regarded and wouldn't be a bad option, too.
                 
              • Shoe1

                Shoe1 Well-Known Member

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                Yeah I remember he didn't want to go to norths but had to because of ridge. A beacon hill boy. We lost him and he had a great long career at other clubs. Commutes to penrith from collaroy.
                 
              • RiverEagle

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                We do like to keep things in-house too. Ivan being an old boy of sorts.

                Was wondering about Brad Arthur's background too, if anyone knows more of his history.
                 
              • wombatgc

                wombatgc Well-Known Member Premium Member 2017 Tipping Competitor

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                Playing like Parra (Blues) fans have always hoped he can...consistently. Those two SBW tries he stopped were just that freaky stuff only he could of pulled off.
                Watched the Eels presser, because honestly, I didn't even know what Brad Arthur looked like. I can see why the Manly players spoke highly of him. Looks and sounds a no-nonsense sort of bloke.(Check the glare he gives a cpl journos who seem to be taking a bit too long getting set-up!:s)
                 
              • eagles2win

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                RE Arthur Parra boy so got his dream job
                 
              • RiverEagle

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                Thanks @eagles2win.

                I heard he also won a title with the Scum's 20's.
                 

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