I think Tui to centre and Vaega on the wing. Its not perfect, but anything is better than having Harper on the field.Getting the Schu back will solve our first problem we had with Johns , problem 2 we definitely need to replace Harper with anyone else probably weekes who I think will be as good as Koula at centre.
I also think the Souths game had an impact to many of our players performance this week unfortunately it was another long tough 90 minute game which may have a domino impact to next weeks game against Penrith - so now is the time when good coaching comes in to lift this team and make the right (BEST) player changes
Lets Go Manly
Jake nearly 30??
God life goes quick as you get older.
Yeah, agree, better to have these problems now rather than after the SOO period, this to me is when the comp really gets down and dirty. Lots of up's and downs still to come for everybody, it's all about how you manage the season in the end.I think we also need to appreciate that the start of this years comp has, for the most part, been very unpredictable. Excluding the 2 teams at either end of the table, the bulk of the teams are playing similar footy. The reality is, it's hard yakka winning each weekend, no matter who is playing. It's bloody hard to keep the level of intensity needed every week and if one team is slightly down when the other is up, then the unexpected will happen. That's not to say we don't have some player/position issues to resolve. But injuries as usual, are causing us some probs. But that's also the case for some other teams. If we can get away with minimum 50% wins from the next 6 games, we'll probably find we're still in good shape coz I think most teams will have there ups and downs. The standard of footy so far has been pretty good and hence the comp is bunched together. Once the inevitable injuries and form drops start to set in, the table might start to stretch a bit. One thing for sure tho, we need to get our players and positions sorted soon so that we can do the best we can to NOT become one of those teams that starts getting left behind.
Something we did not do in 2022 Perspective ....Anyways, the resolve to fight back from 12 down to lead before that brain snap was gutsy and something we don't do in 2022, but the test this week Vs Penrith at Penrith is what I'm keen to see, hopefully with a fresh, angry, hungry Manly side.
Hey Bozo, good to see you back.Something we did not do in 2022 Perspective ....
In 2022 we made comebacks that were capable of winning against bottom of the 8 teams
This season our fight back comeback against the bottom of the 8 team the troubled Knights we could only manage a draw in our very celebrated Mudgee home game that we were rightly favourites to win and we defied the odds for all the wrongs reasons
I hope Seibold can give us fans a good reason to smile against the Powerful Premier Panthers
Hey Sexy Maxy , always good to hear your passionate Manly viewsHey Bozo, good to see you back.
I agree to an extent with your post, however I feel the human body has plenty to do with it and that Souths game for anyone who understands the recovery of a finals type game played a week earlier would get a big part of why the lethargic efforts at time were on display.
My best example would be the other team involved in that game (Souths) were Very flat and probably the most obvious example, was Cam Murray who imo is the most energetic player in the NRL was struggling and looked sluggish, so no suprise to see our players doing it tough also.
So with this being the case I feel the fightback was gutsy and something that we would not have done in 2022....like everyone else not happy with a draw, but it's important to put things in perspective and take into consideration the fatigue and players carrying knocks from the war a week earlier.
Yo Bozo, as mentioned earlier great to see you back - I was gunna send out the Silveratils search party my friend.Hey Sexy Maxy , always good to hear your passionate Manly views
I am a trainer and I train with finals intensity 6 days a week and I have one day off and go to church to repent for my sins So I Understand about body burn out
After only 4 games this season and a bye break we are far from being burnt out and we should be more resilient than that
The tough premiership winning team perspective ...
This is what tough Manly Premiership winning teams are made of my good friend Maxta
The grand final replay was Manly's sixth game in 24 days with several Sea Eagles players having painful injections to get onto the field. Second-rower Terry Randall had a total of six injections - four in a shoulder and two in a groin.
THE MORAL OF THE STORY
EXCUSES NEVER WIN PREMIERSHIPS !!!
We had a bad game, but its the same usual suspects that have bad games apart from Olakautu who had a rare outing of sort.Geez everyone calm down.
We had a bad game. It happens. We played poorly, yet we still managed a draw against Newcastle who played pretty well. It's not great, but the sky hasn't fallen just yet.