Round 24 Cronulla Sutherland Sharks v West Tigers, Saturday 22 August 2015 3:00pm @ Remondis

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Sat on the hill today with the family, great atmosphere. My young fellow had a ball, ran around and kicked his footy and did it again after the game on the field.

I was so cross with that silly ten minute period in the second half where we clocked off and they scored two soft tries. We do that against the top sides and they'll make fools of us.

But some of the tries we scored were scintillating. How good is Valentine Holmes? Amazing.

That try he scored early in the second half had me up on my feet and cheering wildly.
My wife commented she'd never seen me so excited. Not sure how I should have taken that. :bulgy-eyes:
 

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We scored 40 today but I felt a little disappointed. That period where the Tigers made it 24-18 concerned me heaps. I guess it being against the Tigers, it felt flat. Great crowd today though. I'm hoping we get close to 20k against Manly.
 
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I thought Moses had a decent game.

On another note, how do we get penalised for a block on Tedesco? You see 100 of them every week. Watched the 2 games after ours and saw at least 10. Pisses me off.
That's right. It was a penalty but be consistent if you're gonna start blowing penalties
 

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If Dykes is teaching Wade Graham to kick [over the dead ball line every time] he should be sacked. And we won't even talk about Robson.
 

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I thought Moses had a decent game.

On another note, how do we get penalised for a block on Tedesco? You see 100 of them every week. Watched the 2 games after ours and saw at least 10. Pisses me off.

Justin Hodges gets away with murder on this.
 

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My favourite try of the night was the last, Beales tip on to Holmes for the break was a thing of beauty
 

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I'm glad Holmes caught the tip-on though, facebook would've been out for blood at poor Beale had the love detective dropped the case.

I thought Moses played alright, he's nothing special but at least has a go. He just needs to get bigger. On the other hand Brooks will always be lazy and garbage. Holy crap though, put Tedesco in a better team and imagine what he could do.
 

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So who got official best player, Holmes,Gordon,Gallen? And is it time to give that kid Murphy a run at HB next week, and carry him in the squad through the finals?
 

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Are you simple? No matter how bad anyone thinks Robbo is, that is an insane thought
 
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I'm glad Holmes caught the tip-on though, facebook would've been out for blood at poor Beale had the love detective dropped the case.

I thought Moses played alright, he's nothing special but at least has a go. He just needs to get bigger. On the other hand Brooks will always be lazy and garbage. Holy crap though, put Tedesco in a better team and imagine what he could do.

I wish the ground announcer would get this right, they keep calling him the Love Machine.

I told my wife before the game how loud the ground speakers are and how annoying the ground announcer is. She said, " Oh, it can't be that bad." 20 minutes into the game she started to get an idea of what I meant. She said it sounded like he was trying to be like Ray Warren. When I told her it was Ray Warren's son she laughed.
 
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On another note, how do we get penalised for a block on Tedesco? You see 100 of them every week. Watched the 2 games after ours and saw at least 10. Pisses me off.

Maybe because these refs did their job with no bias and by the book shame most of the others have NFI.

That's right. It was a penalty but be consistent if you're gonna start blowing penalties

I think all the refs should be watching their display to be honest they were good, I would have them every week as far as I am concerned.
 

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I'm glad Holmes caught the tip-on though, facebook would've been out for blood at poor Beale had the love detective dropped the case.

I thought Moses played alright, he's nothing special but at least has a go. He just needs to get bigger. On the other hand Brooks will always be lazy and garbage. Holy crap though, put Tedesco in a better team and imagine what he could do.

I wish the ground announcer would get this right, they keep calling him the Love Machine.

I told my wife before the game how loud the ground speakers are and how annoying the ground announcer is. She said, " Oh, it can't be that bad." 20 minutes into the game she started to get an idea of what I meant. She said it sounded like he was trying to be like Ray Warren. When I told her it was Ray Warren's son she laughed.

I love you guys. Extra points for Sutty for mentioning the case. Maybe Holmes doesn't like being called Love Detective, I'd rather have that as a nickname than Love Machine. At least it makes sense. Anyway, it seems like half of my posts these days are about this haha
 

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Sunshine and finals prospects brings out all the **** fans (well most of them)

I never understand people that go to beer hill and sit down, it's normally girls. People not watching the game is an odd one. I love when people bring strollers to beer hill as well. It's already crowded and you bring your kid to a rowdy area.
 

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Are you simple? No matter how bad anyone thinks Robbo is, that is an insane thought

Perhaps,but from what i saw, the kid can kick and create.This kid looks like he should have been tried ages ago anyway.Its embarassing how bad our kicking is, its not that hard to perfect, but its not improving.For the record i like Robbo, but who plays half (and ideally can kick AND create) if he goes down?Even Gasnier said we cant go far in the finals with that kicking game.
 

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Bird's running game is not as effective as it was earlier in the season in which I think Flanno wanted him to focus on that from 5/8 and not be bogged down with additional kicking duties. Frankly with how bad Robbo is I would be willing to give more general play kicking and clearance kicking to Bird and see what he can do as I can't imagine it being any worse than what Robbo & Wade are dishing up lately

Need to trial this in the Parra game though, not against Manly or in the finals when it could be too late. We need to find some sort of improvement or variation and fast
 
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Bird's running game is not as effective as it was earlier in the season in which I think Flanno wanted him to focus on that from 5/8 and not be bogged down with additional kicking duties. Frankly with how bad Robbo is I would be willing to give more general play kicking and clearance kicking to Bird and see what he can do as I can't imagine it being any worse than what Robbo & Wade are dishing up lately

Need to trial this in the Parra game though, not against Manly or in the finals when it could be too late. We need to find some sort of improvement or variation and fast

Unfortunately we've had all year to get our kicking game sorted and nothing was done to address this. We may have beaten the wooden spooners yesterday despite those atrocious kicks but if we do the same in the semis and fail to get repeat sets as well, we will get slaughtered.

The only one with a decent kick to his arsenal is Ennis. I really wish we'd given Todd Murphy a run to see what he offered behind a dominant forward pack.

Now it's too late.....
 
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