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Utility.

Discussion in 'Rugby League Forum' started by Stevo, Aug 20, 2014.

  1. Stevo

    Stevo Well-Known Member

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    So with the departure of Glenn Stewart to the bunnies at the end of this season what do you lot of Ironstines suppose will happen with the bench?

    Buhrer has earned his starting spot in my opinion so does Jayden Hodges get a crack at the utility role preparing him for the departure of Matt Ballin or do we go with 4 bigger forwards and no actual utility?
     
  2. HappilyManly

    HappilyManly MWTS Premium Member 2017 Tipping Competitor

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    Surely it will be JLJ - he can play in the halves, forwards and is a goal kicker. :)

    In fact, we have no backup goal kicker to Killer as Matai's limbs are taped on before each game :(
     
  3. The Who

    The Who Well-Known Member

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    This Ironstine is lucky to focus on the match on Friday so trying to think about next season, especially with the 'implosion' tipped by the media in the off season, is a futile exercise.
     
  4. Duff

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    Maybe Chase Blair.
    He's big enough to be a forward, fast enough to be a back.
    Buhrer, Lyon & Hiku can cover the halves.
    This leaves Gutho as the top ranked cover for any backline injuries. I'd actually like to see Gutho in the team now, there's just nowhere to put him if everyone's fit. He may be the spark we need.
     
  5. Stevo

    Stevo Well-Known Member

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    DCE

    Look, I know you're trying really hard to be funny here but for once I am trying to conduct a serious conversation with serious people. No clowns allowed buddy! lol
     
  6. HappilyManly

    HappilyManly MWTS Premium Member 2017 Tipping Competitor

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    DCE :huh:

    Sid has been carrying a groin injury all year. Was forced to kick with his left leg to save the right one for the GF :angel:
     
  7. Stevo

    Stevo Well-Known Member

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    A whole off season should fix that.
     
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    • Chip and Chase

      Chip and Chase True Supporter Staff Member Administrator Premium Member 2017 Tipping Competitor

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      Not since the days of the Stranger have we carried an extra dummy half on the bench. Our utility tends to be a backrower that can cover centre, ie Fuhrer or T-Red basically. I don't expect that will change next year unless the game itself changes with new rules or interpretations. Buhrer can cover hooker if Ballin is injured.

      I expect that side will be

      Backs as per this year with Blair and Morrissey as outside back depth. JLJ as halves depth.

      BJ
      Ballin
      Starling
      Choc
      Horo/T-Red
      Buhrer

      Lui
      T-Red/Horo
      JSL
      One of Hasson/Andrews/Sao/Turbo/other soon to be announced signing
       
    • Stevo

      Stevo Well-Known Member

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      I doubt he will get picked for Australia.
       
    • Stevo

      Stevo Well-Known Member

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      I said utility, not dummy half/hooker.

      Buhrer has played the Mr fix it role for a few seasons now.
       
    • manlyfan76

      manlyfan76 Parra Trolls are the best. Premium Member 2017 Tipping Competitor

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      agree DCE to be back up kicker next year.
      as for bench utility I dont see the need for one with Lyon Symonds and Buhrer all on the field to cover center, halves and hooker between them. We just need forwards on the bench or rotate players like Symonds and Burher on the bench.
      If it was imprtant 2V would be doing it now in my opinion.
       
    • Bradza

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      We'd better make Hoppa jnr jnr or Liam Knight the bench utility or they will go elsewhere...............................
       
    • Chip and Chase

      Chip and Chase True Supporter Staff Member Administrator Premium Member 2017 Tipping Competitor

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      When you mentioned Hodges that's what I assumed. I don't see Hodges as being able to offer any other value other than 9. He's too small for back row and I don't see him covering any backline positions TBH. JLJ has more chance in that department, at least he can cover some backline spots and would probably make an alright fist of 9, not sure on the defensive workload though.
       
    • mickqld

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      Blake Leary could come onto the bench. Also if Chee Kam has an injury free off season then he has to grab a spot or it could be bye bye.
       
    • Stevo

      Stevo Well-Known Member

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      I've said it before and i'll say it again. Chee Kam will not play FG at this club.
       
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      • Fro

        Fro Well-Known Member

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        can you say that again?
         
      • Dan

        Dan Administrator Staff Member Administrator 2017 Tipping Competitor 2016 Tipping Competitor

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        I'll put my hand up as Mr fixit. I can do carpentry, plumbing, painting, plastering and most handyman activities as well as being fairly handy with computers too.
         
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        • wedgetail eagle

          wedgetail eagle Well-Known Member Premium Member

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          Every man & his dog will love the new Utility.
          ;)
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          • pjayz

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            Surely Sao or Jake T will play next year - both can play back row and front row.
             

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