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Re: Round 23 - Storm vs Roosters

Posted: Fri Aug 11, 2017 9:17 am
by blazza18
Real bummer of a way for Tohu to finish up here. Hopefully he can get right for a playoff push.

Re: Round 23 - Storm vs Roosters

Posted: Fri Aug 11, 2017 10:24 am
by yourhero
blazza18 wrote:Real bummer of a way for Tohu to finish up here. Hopefully he can get right for a playoff push.


Very much so. He has been consistent and durable since debuting, but this year has just been horrible for him (injury wise).

Tohu Harris - Games Played
2017 - 8
2016 - 27
2015 - 26
2014 - 25

Re: Round 23 - Storm vs Roosters

Posted: Fri Aug 11, 2017 10:33 am
by steaming stormer
Welch is definitely in our best 17 if fit... I still believe and have for a couple of years, when Cam goes, Jesse is the logical next choice as captain, but age dependent, Welch will be a future captain. He's Kearns like in his workrate and no frills approach

Re: Round 23 - Storm vs Roosters

Posted: Fri Aug 11, 2017 11:51 am
by yourhero
Welch is a work in progress and the injury was poor timing as 2017 would have been a development year/big learning curve... His tackling effectiveness needs improvement, as does his work rate when out on the field but was coming along nicely. I wasn't impressed when he first came into first grade but he was definitely growing on me the more he played.

Before injury, Welch's offloading had become almost an art-form. Hit the line, turn sideways, sneaky underarm offload to Cam = dangerous second phase play.

Re: Round 23 - Storm vs Roosters

Posted: Fri Aug 11, 2017 5:40 pm
by Deadpool
Brodie Croft comes into the halves. Interesting. I wonder if he will actually play. I would love for him to get the chance to play a game beside Cronk before he leaves, just so he can get that experience

Re: Round 23 - Storm vs Roosters

Posted: Fri Aug 11, 2017 5:43 pm
by blazza18
Interesting. Think Hughes will play.

Re: Round 23 - Storm vs Roosters

Posted: Fri Aug 11, 2017 6:08 pm
by yourhero
Awesome. Jacks is a decent defender, but I'm looking forward to Crofty's passing game on the left hand side. Or Hughes' running game...

Re: Round 23 - Storm vs Roosters

Posted: Fri Aug 11, 2017 7:00 pm
by Mattpoet
Would love to see either play but think it would be better long term if Croft does

Re: Round 23 - Storm vs Roosters

Posted: Fri Aug 11, 2017 8:03 pm
by Chip
blazza18 wrote:Real bummer of a way for Tohu to finish up here. Hopefully he can get right for a playoff push.


Thanks Blazza & Yourhero...
I'm sure he'll give his all for this to happen...

Re: Round 23 - Storm vs Roosters

Posted: Sat Aug 12, 2017 4:34 pm
by Deadpool
Damn it. I wanted Brodie Croft to play

Re: Round 23 - Storm vs Roosters

Posted: Sat Aug 12, 2017 4:36 pm
by blazza18
Running 5/8th it is.

Re: Round 23 - Storm vs Roosters

Posted: Sat Aug 12, 2017 4:53 pm
by yourhero
I'm happy with that. Hughes has been sensational in his opportunities this year (albeit in a different position). Hopefully he doesn't overplay his hand, concentrates on running first and has a blinder... again.

Re: Round 23 - Storm vs Roosters

Posted: Sat Aug 12, 2017 5:02 pm
by yourhero
Side note, NAS starting again... Must be impressing Bellyache. Has started every week since round 20.

Re: Round 23 - Storm vs Roosters

Posted: Sat Aug 12, 2017 5:26 pm
by blazza18
Was quite shocked at how very little Jacks has brought offensively this season. Been solid defensively but I wonder if Bellamy wants someone more threatening with the ball.

Re: Round 23 - Storm vs Roosters

Posted: Sat Aug 12, 2017 6:25 pm
by yourhero
With that many penalties and that much field position, we should be up by more. Looking a bit impotent in attack, not helped by the extremely slow play the balls.

That penalty for obstruction was a joke...