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What's killing our go-forward

Discussion in 'Rugby League Forum' started by 1978, Jun 2, 2015.

  1. 1978

    1978 Active Member

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    There are lots of obvious reasons for our poor go-forward this season compared to previous years: few Monster props, an ageing pack, to many small backrowers etc.

    I'll add another factor: Ballin passes too deep to our forwards. His passes to DCE etc are mostly great; deep and just in front of our play-makers . But he does the same to our props when they charge on the ball.

    Watch the Cowboys game closely. Their big men received the ball at pace from Granville almost right at the advantage line. That, and their size, saw them roll down the field with too much ease.

    Getting the ball a foot or two behind Ballin gives the opposition too much time to rush up and bend us back. We need harder, straighter running and flat balls being received right at the advantage line.
     
  2. Shoe1

    Shoe1 Well-Known Member

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    We didn't get the memo that forward passes from dummy half are now encouraged.

    But seriously, I do get your point.
     
  3. SeaEagleRock8

    SeaEagleRock8 Sea Eagle Lach Staff Member Premium Member 2017 Tipping Competitor

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    Lawrence and Starling might have helped in that area, they did OK last year.
     
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    • Clay

      Clay Well-Known Member

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      Finally has been Confirmed, stood by him and defend him even when he had signed with the Titans and when some "fans" had a go at him. True supporters could see his greatness and it's been said before about the limited time to make money from their careers.
      Some idiots on here Use to say foran made him look good. Well when he wins us a premiership and foran is injured as the eels win another spoon the egg will truly be on your fickle face
       
    • Ben

      Ben Well-Known Member

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      Its not up to Ballin where the forwards receive the ball, its up to the forwards to time their run better to receive a flatter pass.
      I agree with what you are saying that to the forwards the pass is too deep but its on the forwards to fix that not Ballin.
      Thats one of the differences between an all Aus front row and ours.
       
    • Clay

      Clay Well-Known Member

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      Finally has been Confirmed, stood by him and defend him even when he had signed with the Titans and when some "fans" had a go at him. True supporters could see his greatness and it's been said before about the limited time to make money from their careers.
      Some idiots on here Use to say foran made him look good. Well when he wins us a premiership and foran is injured as the eels win another spoon the egg will truly be on your fickle face
       
    • Fluffy

      Fluffy Well-Known Member

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      Not sure what you are on about, they only got us to equal first
       
    • Menzies11

      Menzies11 Well-Known Member

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      Quietly now or Brad Arthur will be on the phone to them before you know it. Is there any update on there returns??
       
    • maxta

      maxta Well-Known Member 2017 Tipping Competitor

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      Agree with the point about lack of go forward but the truth is - its up to the runners to time their run better....imagine Ballin getting picked off by the markers waiting for his runners to be at the advantage line - then we would really complain.
      Missing plenty of troops is the true call - most other teams have the better go forward players, like we would at full strength & them missing their best 2 front rowers- especially a front row of Scott & Tamou.
      1 good thing has been young Jake - has got an opportunity & been a sensation holding his own against the big names
       
    • fLIP

      fLIP UFO Hunter

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      Every game coming off our line you see this order.

      Tafua hitup
      Hiku dummy half run
      Matai hitup
      One of the forwards hit up.
      Kick

      We make 30 meters because backs are doing the hard yards and we find ourselves back on the line after the defensive set.

      I'm unsure if this is a coached tactic or not but I'd like to see a few of the forwards put their hand up the tough runs more often. I think what's lacking so far is commitment from a select few forwards. More effort required.
       
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      • Beer buzzard

        Beer buzzard Only tipsy on gamedays

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        Replace the Hiku dummy half crab dance, momentum might have a chance.
         
      • TokyoEagle

        TokyoEagle Well-Known Member

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        Did you take a wrong turn somewhere, this is not the Daly Cherrygraph.
         
      • TokyoEagle

        TokyoEagle Well-Known Member

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        In reply to the go forward, we are being outplayed in the wrestle and not getting quick enough ball. Once it starts, it is very hard to change the momentum. The referees inconsistency isn't helping either, they are riding us like monkeys and letting the opposition get away with murder.
         

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