2018 halves combination

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  1. Dodge23

    Dodge23 Greg Smith

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    Only going by current signings and my best guess so i definitely will be wrong on a few.

    I hope the Lamb/Watson partnership carries us forward and becomes a strong partnership.

    My only fear is having a dominant half out of them who takes control and can structure our attack as that's what good halves do.

    I don't know who mentioned it earlier but watching Cronk dictate play, telling his players what to do, who takes what run, when, where etc. Melbourne players know their role, both before the whistle (ie coaching/gameplan) and during and a lot is due to on field game management. You watch Cronulla's finals loss and see Fifita running to the sideline when a field goal is on offer and i can tell you, no Cronk directed side would do that, they'd keep the ball central to give themselves a field goal opportunity. Same reason QLD always beat us in origin, game management and on field direction

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  2. Billy

    Billy Danny 'Bedsy' Buderus

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    Watson has only been starting 5/8 for the roosters 10 times for 4 wins.
    Lamb only has 3 wins I think, and none as a 7.
    They are very young and inexperienced.
    You can't expect much.
     
  3. Beatell

    Beatell Sam Stewart

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    It’s a bit like the so called big 4 at the Tigers great hopes but yet to achieve an older head wouldn’t hurt them


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    I still have concerns about Lamb's general kicking game, it was average for a lot of last season, at times it was even bad. I'm not sure what Watson's kicking is like but if he is just a running five-eighth, then we need Lamb's boot to develop quickly otherwise we'll just have another Tyrone Roberts on our hands.
     
  5. Billy

    Billy Danny 'Bedsy' Buderus

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    Lamb has the best kicking game for a young bloke I've ever seen. He kicked for touch a lot because Brown told him to kick for touch a lot.
     
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    Battler Steve Fulmer

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    This.
    I have massive hopes for Brock Lamb, and Connor Watson is an exciting signing. But if we can add an experienced (quality) half to the mix, I think we would be mad not to. We have the most exciting, green, inexperienced and vulnerable spine in the entire comp. We need an experienced hand (and I don't feel Hodko is it).
     
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    krustykraz Brett Shore

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    6.Watson/Lamb
    7.Pearce

    Will look great behind our forward pack.
     
  8. Billy

    Billy Danny 'Bedsy' Buderus

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    Goal kicker is a major consideration. Brown mentioned that Lamb and Hodkinson are the only real options at the moment, maybe someone else can start practicing now. We will need a backup even if one of those plays.
     
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    krustykraz Brett Shore

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    We have come out of the half back circus the best I reckon, which is pretty funny.
     
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    Simon Templar Scott Seamer

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    To true that Battler- the Circus was fu for some , but made others sick.
     
  13. Billy

    Billy Danny 'Bedsy' Buderus

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    If we don’t have enough options, I think brown is going to be a fan of Jack Johns once he starts training.
    Brown seems to be a big fan of smart players who know their role, and Johns had a few games at the end of last season where he looked very smart.
     
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    I wasn't impressed with him in the World Cup, admittedly, he wasn't on the field for long.
     
  15. Beatell

    Beatell Sam Stewart

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    Agree was really hoping for him to get a heap of game time at the cup but alas not to be


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    Simon Templar Scott Seamer

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    Exactly right - an experience head would have helped them immensely
     
  17. Hughburt6

    Hughburt6 Gary Wurth

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    Tigers big 4 had Farah lol
    You need the right experienced players not just experience
     
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    The second generation of Johns boys could be anything from plod to superstars. Their ages work pretty well too in terms of timing for possible succession to Pearce after a great apprenticeship.
     
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    Wobbles Max Chapman

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    True that.

    On a side note Moylan reminds me a bit of an younger version of Farrah: selfish and not a team player when things aren't going his way.
    Glad neither of these sooks came to the Hunter.
     
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    Point taken.
     
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