Most important - "Tom T" or "Snake"

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maxta

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Just thinking about Tom T coming back and (hopefully) staying on the field...this would add instant confidence, points, attacking options, talk from the back (don't think dirty) ect, ect...
Takes me back to Snak Stewart in his prime, where he could be out injured (unfairly suspended) and the side fell apart, then first game back 3 tries and just a Massive lift...
It's almost like a different Manly when Tom T plays and I have no doubt will make an instant impact.
I realise it's a different era, but have Manly become as reliant on Tom T as we once did with Snake Stewart, or is it possibly even a worse case scenario of relying on 1 player ??
 

Dion Johnson

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Tom, mainly due to his physical attributes, very hard to compare as Snake would probably dominate the game more now with the way it is played.
 

40 nil

It's only a game ...
Honestly do you think if Tom played round 1 we would have won ??
No, but the team may have played marginally better. We can't expect Tom to fire immediately after being out (virtually) since Rd 6 last year. Walker, Foran & Suli were also returning to the NRL after long breaks due to injury. They should be better this week after last week's run.
 

Eagles4Life

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Tom T brings a new dimension to our attack. He's well suited to this fast paced game. Things happen when hes on the field. Unforrunately he's irreplaceable.
Appears that way (the irreplaceable bit) BUT the fact that we dont have another player to step up is our single biggest issue in terms of our dysfunctional recruitment program. As we know its an even worse situation for the nine spot, and this demonstrates exactly how bad our recruitment has been. The fact that our "replacements" for these key spine positions are average reserve graders at best, is also demonstrative of our woeful recruitment policy overtime.
 

EOL now nesting on the GC

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Honestly do you think if Tom played round 1 we would have won ??
I can tell you one thing for sure. They wouldn't have scored 40+ points. On past experience whe would have at least stopped 3 or 4 of those stupid soft tries. Been able to run the defence from the back again saving a try or 2.
Then there's the attack part. If he's on whenever he has a ball in hand defensive players back off and get worried. This always affects their confidence in return.
 

Terry Zarsoff

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That's true, but Tom is a very smart footballer & I think he would adapt first game back.
I agree. The sad thing is he may never escape these hamstring problems and you would think that ultimately it may impact upon his speed and anticipation.
 
That's true, but Tom is a very smart footballer & I think he would adapt first game back.
He wasn't very smart when he was running in the Corso..but on a serious note I agree with you 100%. He is quite clever and he will be able to take advantage and adapt to the faster pace. That's whats missing from our attack. The ability to put the opposition on the back foot. Thats what Turbo is made for.
 

40 nil

It's only a game ...
I agree. The sad thing is he may never escape these hamstring problems and you would think that ultimately it may impact upon his speed and anticipation.
Let's hope that he can overcome these problems, not only to help the Sea Eagles, but for the benefit of footie fans everywhere - he is such a great player to watch.

Recently, Roger Fabri (sprinting coach) said he had been reaching out to Turbo, but hadn't received a reply. In his opinion, the antidote for hamstring problems is lots of running (not necessarily intensive running).
 

Will on the hill

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Feels like the same importance to the team but Tom seems even more fragile, which is a big worry given his age and length of contract.
 

Highflier

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Let's hope that he can overcome these problems, not only to help the Sea Eagles, but for the benefit of footie fans everywhere - he is such a great player to watch.

Recently, Roger Fabri (sprinting coach) said he had been reaching out to Turbo, but hadn't received a reply. In his opinion, the antidote for hamstring problems is lots of running (not necessarily intensive running).
The other theory that I have heard is his hips are out of alignment and this if not fixed will result in constant issues
 

Waz13

Let’s all have a chew!
In this team Tom is miles more important than the teams Snake was in. Snake was a more complete fullback though and it remains to be seen if Tom is as successful. Tom however is a freak. I’d ask one question when fully fit and firing at their best who would you rather have in the side? Tom every day of the week for mine. He can single handedly change games against quality opposition. Please get fit Tom and stay fit.
 

StuBoot

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Then there's the attack part. If he's on whenever he has a ball in hand defensive players back off and get worried. This always affects their confidence in return.

This.
Look at the Storm v Souffs the other night,.
Storms first try - Pap pushing up inside Munster, Munster dummies to Pap and try time.
Pap didn't get the ball but the defence were on high alert expecting him to get it, hung off Munster and that's all it takes.
Do you think if Garrick or Walker or NIcho Hynes was in the same position they'd fall for Munster's dummy that easily?

Plus, defensively he's getting there, Snake was so under estimated as a defensive fullback but it's not necessarily last ditch tackles that they make, it's reading the play and telling the defence where to be - and then being there if they get through.
 

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