08 Apr 2023 17:30
|6 / 37 (37/43%)||Incomplete / Complete Sets ( Rate% )||8 / 27 (27/35%)|
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The raiders have just shown what is needed after a flogging from Penrith.No I’m quite serious.
They’ve had two very close tough games , then play the Premiers away and get belted.
So , how they roll up their sleeves next week is a big tell on the rest of the year,
Lay down and get belted at home , season over.
I assure you , not posted “ just for likes “.
I think that first 40 minutes was the worst performance from any Manly side I've ever seen, and I've been watching them since 1967!The tone was set on Panthers first set, when they opened up the right edge to run an 80m set.
And then further enforced when we got a penalty, and Harper takes the tap,,,,and decides a pass for DCE to take the opening hit up is the best play.
An absolute shambles from the beginning.
I don't agree about Parker, I think he still needs a good stabalizing energy next to a more dynamic 3/4 like Koula. It has been alarming how much Croker has dropped off in the very one category he actually provides value (defence). He offers sweet FA else, so when his defence is off he really pulls us down. All the rest I agree with whole-heartedly.Can’t believe people are surprised. our form line was horrible. And our tam isn’t very good and our best player may as well not be playing
We best a depleted bulldogs team
Had a bye
Just beat the eels and did our best to lose it
We’re unlucky against the bunnies but still lacked the polish, professionalism and desire to win
Drew against a hopeless knights
Our captain is a huge ****ing issue and had been for years
Parker and Harper both need to go
Croker can’t even tackle anymore
Whole squad needs a massive attitude adjustment.
I agree about the shape thing, at times whoever is on his outside doesn't seem to know what the plan is, maybe there isn't one. It's a problem.I'm beginning to think that dce may not be the best person to give the side structure 'shape' (whatever that is) and general guidance throughout games.
He says himself 'he's a heads up player, plays off the cuff, etc' but I think getting caught with the ball on the 5th...running from side to side...etc just isn't good enough.
It's like the game is past him. I remember when Foz was halfback and said to Hamole...just run I'm flinging you the ball all day...that side had a pretty good day.
Dce - it's like no one knows what he is going to do and everything gets stifled or plays break down. It's ok if cliffy does it... he'd at least throw Menzies (or himself) into gaps...but we desperately need an organiser that helps build a platform, not "oh what are we going to get this time?" with a half.
I don't like (overly) bagging players but I've been seeing this for awhile. He can play footy, I just don't think he's in the right position anymore. He's too random too often.
I agree about the shape thing, at times whoever is on his outside doesn't seem to know what the plan is, maybe there isn't one. It's a problem.
More of a problem is our right defence being outnumbered so easily, Harper routinely gets blamed but a couple of times early in the game we just didn't have defenders in place. DCE is on that side and by far our most experienced player so not sure what is going on there.
On the credit side though when we finally got some possession he did set up our 2 tries with kicks, which is as many as any side has been able to score against the Panthers so far this year.