Hodkinson vs the league

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  1. 88Knight4life

    88Knight4life Matthew Johns

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    Again righto..

    Do u know what ( every chance ) means mate?
     
  2. not_perverse

    not_perverse Con Mika

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    I must be flat out hallucinating every time I watch NRL football and time after time teams get repeat sets if they fail to score points. We often have to defend 4 or 5 sets on our line in a row before we let a try in. Honestly, you are kidding yourself. Stop, take a breath and have a think about what you are saying. You're talking like rolling a ball into the in goal is actually a risky play, or some high-end elite skill. It's actually not a fantastically difficult skill, park footy players get this right more often than not - hence why it's a baseline expectation of any NRL half.
    You absolutely can single out any player in our team that provides absolutely nothing with the opportunities presented to them. When they're on big coin and our captain - doubly so. It's not even just that he doesn't take a single opportunity that he gets - he actively avoids opportunities instead of seeking them out.
     
  3. Kurriboy

    Kurriboy Chris Joynt

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    Of course. The team in D, has kept us in the game, giving us every chance to get the job done.

    I don't know if your trying to be literal. I'm sure you get my meaning.

    We have lost most games this year by close scores. We have had chances in those games and have blown them. Hodkinson is not entirely to blame, but he is playing a crucial attacking role, and his inaction in attack pushes his responsibilities on to others, so you then have a novice 5/8, and forwards taking his role one.

    It's not like I am sitting here saying geez, Why doesnt J or D saifiti set up more tries and get good kicks away on the 5th. Or say, that Hodkinson could really do more rucking the ball out from our own line, he needs to bend the line more.

    He is our captain and halfback ffs, and does nothing that he is actually hired to do, as a half.
     
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    Joshhh OnARampageFuelledByGod

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    Foran would instantly come in, start running direct & rolling the ball into the in goal no troubles. To an extent, I think the forwards are affecting Hokko, when they were going good in the first few rounds Hokko was running the ball & getting more involved with more space. That's fallen away as the forwards can't even crack the half century now. But there is no excusing him not being able to attempt repeat sets when we have gotten into the opp 20. He is protecting his knee so that's why he passes it elsewhere but for 600k we can't carry that, Lamb is nowhere near good enough yet to take up the slack either. If his knee is gone, we shouldn't be paying him & he should retire.
     
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    Billy Danny 'Bedsy' Buderus

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    I've been wondering all year if Mooney has a plan for this Josh Ralph kid he signed.
    He is a halfback - a bit older than Cogger and a bit younger than Lamb.
    He played for Qld at under 15 and under 18 level - matched up against Cogger I think.
    Last year he played 12 games for the Titans under 20s and scored 13 tries.
    He was injured in the pre season and needed a shoulder reconstruction.
    He played his first game back yesterday and scored a try in our NYC win.

    You don't usually see a kid turning 20 signed for NYC unless he is seen as a future senior player.
     
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  6. not_perverse

    not_perverse Con Mika

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    I'd say at the very least he would be trying to generation some competition for spots. If he's in that age group, he may well be there to keep Lamb and Cogger honest.
     
  7. Ethan

    Ethan Clint Newton

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    88s a funny man he likes to keep everyone on there toe's
     
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    member 2299 Danny 'Bedsy' Buderus

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    Nah Ethan he likes to compare himself to King Canute.

    Turn the tide back with a spoon!
     
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    88Knight4life Matthew Johns

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    Aww u guys are sweet.... lol
     
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    member 2299 Danny 'Bedsy' Buderus

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    Keep spooning bucko, keep spooning............

    Surely you MUST have one or two big wooden spoons?
     
  11. 88Knight4life

    88Knight4life Matthew Johns

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    Hahaha not since U11's mate :D
     

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