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Round 2: Eels v Bulldogs @ ANZ

alchemist

alchemist

i am sure we can make an exception... they do have Willie Tonga after all 
bandwagon

bandwagon

You see you can respond without insults, but in answer, I'm happy with any win.

Might I point out, we were missing Maitua for most of the game, Sio also didn't play, nor did Kelly ( which put Roberts backi into 5/8 ) Which goes a ways to explaining our poor attack in the second half.

Do you consider our losses had no influence on the game? 
Marcus1979

Marcus1979

:lol: Those feral chooks will eat anything :lol: 
TS_Quint

TS_Quint

Hayne was playing injured. Was hobbling along for most of the game.
Maitua was off for the whole second half.
Our five-eighth in Kelly didn't play at all.
We had two debutants in this game.
We had to contend with having Ben Roberts in the side.

You can paint it any way you want, but even with your big name players missing you were still playing last year's wooden spooners who were hit by injury before and during this game and still only won by 4 points. 
Hasler

Hasler

Don't clutch at straws, the duds you had missing would be lucky to make our reserve grade squad and I'm not joking either. 
Hasler

Hasler

Let's analyse what you said logically....Maitua didn't play for most of the game....seriously, so what? Lussick took out finucane and Eastwood didn't play for the majority of the second half from memory. Kelly is an unproven nobody, SIO! wtf who the fark is SIO, ur mentioning a winger??? see what I mean....you're comparing that rabble to 4 genuine superstars, whatever..you will finish in the bottom 3 like it or not, believe it or not. 
Hasler

Hasler

This is what I mean. If you minnows had won then it would be "we beat the minor premiers", you lose and you say "but we were the wooden spooners". Anyway those of you who talked yourselves up LOLLLL. This was your chance boys and girls, after round 20 it will be six in a row. Then next year Izzy will finally be here at the dogs and the streak will extend to 8 maybe even 9 if you guys finish 8th. What a side Barba, Brown, Morris, Folau, Perret, Reynolds, Williams, Graham, Coward, Kasiano, Pritchard, Williams, Eastwood...plus Jackson, Finucane, Klemmer and halatau .....UNBEATABLE. Sweet dreams sooks. WE WON. 
Marcus1979

Marcus1979

Can you provide quotes on these people talking themselves up? 
polisheel

polisheel

Are you willing to concede (for the 2nd week in a row) that Sandow went pretty well? ;-) 
TS_Quint

TS_Quint

Yes.
He kicking game was good tonight and he took the line on well...just couldn't break through though.
Did a great job in setting up Blair's first try.
Unfortunately he was alone out there in the second half. Roberts tried his arse off, but just couldn't get anything to work for him. Paulo also tried but didn't seem to know his role out there. And of course Hayne was playing wounded. I really believe if he wasn't injured then that pass would have been on target. 
Eelace

Eelace

That pass hits the mark and we win. Simple. 
Hasler

Hasler

you know you're in for a long year when you start with the if's....you want me to list our if's lol 
Hasler

Hasler

Andrew, slip and bandwagon....geez scroll through and you'll read their comments you illiterate moron. R u gonna comment on everything I post? fmd not only r u annoying but you actually think you're making sense, how many times do I have to hammer you before yu realise you aren't on my level. 
crow

crow

Hasler, love reading your rants, keep up the good work!!!! 
bandwagon

bandwagon

Are these the posts you refer to to?

Funny, I can't see a lot of "talking us up" there, but as Crow said, keep up the good work. 
polisheel

polisheel

Yeah, even though the execution was poor in the second half & they all looked a bit lost when we were attacking their line (the dogs defended well too), it's pleasing to see everyone having a go...same couldn't always be said last year! 
Eels

Eels

I never stated that the Eels were world beaters. That is a straw man.

Regardless, you couldn't get around the young and inexperienced defence in the 2nd half. You're elated that you beat the wooden spooners by 4. What an achievement!

If you were playing the Storm you wouldn't have faired as well. 
knitey

knitey

I enjoyed the game, thought the Eels were a huge improvement on last season, the defence was solid, I feel that they need a bit more variation in attack, especially in the oppositions 20.

Sandows little show and go became a bit predictable in the second half, and Paulo did too much cross field running.

I f Hayne hadn't been injured I imagine the attack would have been more successful, all up a good solid performance from the Eels, and it will be good to see how they go against some of the other top teams, Rabbits, Storm etc. 
slip

slip

A Bulldogs win must make Hasler upset! :lol:

In the end, I'm happy Parra toughed it out even though they lost. They have a young team that played some good footy. 
eelboy

eelboy

Are you really Campbell Newman? IE A little squirt with delusions of grandeur relating to your own intellect - where as in reality your just a nasty little twerp?...just wondering... 
zepha75

zepha75

:lol: 
crow

crow

the Eels need to tighten up there defense close to the goal line but it is overall a massive improvement on last season.

Also there offense is a huge improvement on last season but it is still a work in progress. They did look pretty lost in the second half against the dogs.

Overall I am pretty happy with the massive improvement all around and as a young team things will only get better over time. Exciting times ahead for the Eels. 
bandwagon

bandwagon

I'm thinking the way the ruck is being adjudicated this year will suit us, we have never been particularly strong in the wrestle dept. and we are looking fairly fit.

Our pack is looking pretty mobile, combine that with the faster ruck speed and we are making decent meters through the middle. Just got to sort out our attack within the oppositions 20, that will come. 
TS_Quint

TS_Quint

Yep, can't saw many bad things about our forward pack after the first two games. Ben Smith is looking pretty slow in attack but his defence is still solid - that's about it. 
TS_Quint

TS_Quint

I think it shows just how bad the last few seasons have been when a four-point loss to the Bulldogs has met with mostly upbeat and positive comments. 

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