Round 23 - Storm vs Roosters

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Re: Round 23 - Storm vs Roosters

Postby RobbieRoss » Sat Aug 12, 2017 6:31 pm

Well that was a pulsating half, as befits a top-of-the-table clash! Huge atmosphere here. I was freaking out when the Fox scored, only to have the person next to me pointing to Sutton blowing a penalty 90 metres away. The lads did really well to regroup.

The boring bits were watching Sutton and Cordner engage in a private conversation, presumably about the Korean Peninsula crisis ; and the game being stopped for 5 minutes for Ferguson's life-threatening injury.

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Re: Round 23 - Storm vs Roosters

Postby yourhero » Sat Aug 12, 2017 6:59 pm

Vunivalu - What the absolute f*ck was that!!???

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Re: Round 23 - Storm vs Roosters

Postby blazza18 » Sat Aug 12, 2017 7:28 pm

Suli is just an idiot. Can't comprehend why he'd do something so stupid.

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Re: Round 23 - Storm vs Roosters

Postby yourhero » Sat Aug 12, 2017 7:31 pm

I don't think we deserved that win. The Roosters defence was much better than ours, especially in the middle. Their line speed was outstanding, they got numbers in tackles, wrestled us to our backs and ensured we had probably the slowest play the balls all season (for us).

Our attack was average. Didn't look likely to break them open pretty much all night.

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Re: Round 23 - Storm vs Roosters

Postby blazza18 » Sat Aug 12, 2017 7:35 pm

Did Cronk do anything good tonight?

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Re: Round 23 - Storm vs Roosters

Postby Mattpoet » Sat Aug 12, 2017 7:52 pm

Yep, missed the field goal to lead to Stimson's try.

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Re: Round 23 - Storm vs Roosters

Postby Deadpool » Sat Aug 12, 2017 8:24 pm

We weren't real good tonight but still managed to beat the 2nd place Roosters, who imo played their best game in a long time

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Re: Round 23 - Storm vs Roosters

Postby Ice » Sat Aug 12, 2017 8:40 pm

Deadpool wrote:We weren't real good tonight but still managed to beat the 2nd place Roosters, who imo played their best game in a long time


Spot on. The simple fact is we still beat the second placed Roosters who I thought were brilliant in defence and threw everything at us yet we still won even though we weren't at our best.

The usual suspects will whinge about that as per usual but I've always said I'd much rather win ugly than lose pretty every day if the week. Sure we've got things to work on but we're now 3 games clear on top of the ladder and most importantly locked up top spot and a second chance with 2 home finals do all in all it was a good night

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Re: Round 23 - Storm vs Roosters

Postby Bullucked » Sat Aug 12, 2017 9:14 pm

blazza18 wrote:Suli is just an idiot. Can't comprehend why he'd do something so stupid.


I reckon they got inside his head and this was how he reacted.

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Re: Round 23 - Storm vs Roosters

Postby Mattpoet » Sat Aug 12, 2017 9:22 pm

If there aren't several Roosters reported tonight then I give up!

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Re: Round 23 - Storm vs Roosters

Postby Bullucked » Sat Aug 12, 2017 10:28 pm

Mattpoet wrote:If there aren't several Roosters reported tonight then I give up!


Give up now.

Also, how were we penalised for obstruction when we hadn't even advanced the ball past the original infraction (knock on)? :shock2: :? I'm sure I saw a play on Thursday night in the Bulldogs game where one side took the ball ten metres past the original infraction, play broke down and the refs brought the ball back for the penalty citing 'no advantage', and sensibly so.

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Re: Round 23 - Storm vs Roosters

Postby nacho » Sat Aug 12, 2017 11:12 pm

Maclean - a few decent runs getting us out of trouble, seeing a lot that we will miss next year.

NAS - as active as I've ever seen him, only slight errors but he played one of his best.

Hughes - I'm loving him more each time I see him, I really want him to lock down a position full time and dominate.

Stimson - makes me forget we are even missing Tohu. That position is in good hands for the next few years with him around

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Re: Round 23 - Storm vs Roosters

Postby Scooter » Sun Aug 13, 2017 8:38 am

I like it how the Roosters are complaining about the penalty try. Whilst I agree that he wasn't certain to score so I don't think it was a penalty try. But what the Roosters are not saying is if it wasn't a penalty try it was a penalty and a sin bin.

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Re: Round 23 - Storm vs Roosters

Postby blazza18 » Sun Aug 13, 2017 8:43 am

I have absolutely no problem with it being called a penalty try and I think officials should look to call penalty tries more if the situation calls for it.

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Re: Round 23 - Storm vs Roosters

Postby Scooter » Sun Aug 13, 2017 9:14 am

I would argue that a team being down a man for 10 minutes is a bigger punishment than a penalty try.


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