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No rev-up required: Papalii is done with slow starts

Post by greeneyed » February 11, 2019, 10:18 am

No rev-up required: Canberra Raiders forward Josh Papalii is done with slow starts

No more Mr Casual Guy. Josh Papalii wants a crisp, brisk start to his 2019 Telstra Premiership season.

"It would be nice to get a good start to my season," Papalii said. "The last two to three years I seem to start slowly. It's not until I get a rocket up my **** that I start to realise I'm not playing as decent footy as I think I am.

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Re: No rev-up required: Papalii is done with slow starts

Post by LimeGreenMachine » February 11, 2019, 10:57 am

"You never know with Sticky [coach Ricky Stuart] – I might end up on the wing."

No truer statement this off season

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Re: No rev-up required: Papalii is done with slow starts

Post by Coastalraider » February 11, 2019, 1:33 pm

LimeGreenMachine wrote:
February 11, 2019, 10:57 am
"You never know with Sticky [coach Ricky Stuart] – I might end up on the wing."

No truer statement this off season
Very true. He always seems to have something no one saw coming. Sezer as hooker, Cotric starting winger, Allwood at centre....

I’ve always thought the ‘competition for spots’ thing is a bit of a joke.
Id much rather have a clear owner of a position like Hodges, than getting a couple of mediocre players and saying ‘best man wins’.

Papa should have been told on day 1 of preseason, ‘you are the leader of this pack. We pay you the most, you are the most talented, and we expect you to lead and be the best forward in the Park at all times.’

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Re: No rev-up required: Papalii is done with slow starts

Post by Peter » February 11, 2019, 6:05 pm

Coastalraider wrote:
February 11, 2019, 1:33 pm
LimeGreenMachine wrote:
February 11, 2019, 10:57 am
"You never know with Sticky [coach Ricky Stuart] – I might end up on the wing."

No truer statement this off season
Very true. He always seems to have something no one saw coming. Sezer as hooker, Cotric starting winger, Allwood at centre....

I’ve always thought the ‘competition for spots’ thing is a bit of a joke.
Id much rather have a clear owner of a position like Hodges, than getting a couple of mediocre players and saying ‘best man wins’.

Papa should have been told on day 1 of preseason, ‘you are the leader of this pack. We pay you the most, you are the most talented, and we expect you to lead and be the best forward in the Park at all times.’
To be fair to the coach, I’m fairly certain he would have had this conversation with Papa during off season. They are just keeping things hush hush with the media. Of course the players know what’s going on.

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Post by Sid » February 11, 2019, 7:31 pm

I would like to see bevan French one on one try to stop a steamrolling papa from 5m away from the try line
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Post by Lui_Bon » February 11, 2019, 10:05 pm

"I didn't really go into that camp really focused, or really hungry to play footy," he told NRL.com this week.

Do I need to add anything?
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Re: No rev-up required: Papalii is done with slow starts

Post by Matt » February 12, 2019, 10:38 am

LimeGreenMachine wrote:
February 11, 2019, 10:57 am
"You never know with Sticky [coach Ricky Stuart] – I might end up on the wing."

No truer statement this off season
:roflmao :roflmao :roflmao

Well, Sia show boated on the wing last yr... or was it the yr before?

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Post by BJ » February 12, 2019, 12:57 pm

Sid wrote:I would like to see bevan French one on one try to stop a steamrolling papa from 5m away from the try line
Easy! Just place a Big Mac one metre from the try line.

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Re: No rev-up required: Papalii is done with slow starts

Post by Bay 67 » February 12, 2019, 4:14 pm

Maybe this is the secret to ending our 70 minute fadeouts: Every try scored in the last ten minutes is a free Maccas Meal; Every try conceded equals one day of fasting.
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Post by Matt » February 12, 2019, 5:53 pm

Bay 67 wrote:
February 12, 2019, 4:14 pm
Maybe this is the secret to ending our 70 minute fadeouts: Every try scored in the last ten minutes is a free Maccas Meal; Every try conceded equals one day of fasting.
:thumbsup

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Post by LastRaider » February 16, 2019, 12:00 pm

Coastalraider wrote:
LimeGreenMachine wrote:
February 11, 2019, 10:57 am
"You never know with Sticky [coach Ricky Stuart] – I might end up on the wing."

No truer statement this off season
Very true. He always seems to have something no one saw coming. Sezer as hooker, Cotric starting winger, Allwood at centre....

I’ve always thought the ‘competition for spots’ thing is a bit of a joke.
Id much rather have a clear owner of a position like Hodges, than getting a couple of mediocre players and saying ‘best man wins’.

Papa should have been told on day 1 of preseason, ‘you are the leader of this pack. We pay you the most, you are the most talented, and we expect you to lead and be the best forward in the Park at all times.’
Croker to the wing, Bateman starting centre


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Post by Seiffert82 » February 16, 2019, 2:05 pm

Never gets old.

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Post by Bay 67 » February 17, 2019, 6:51 am

I do hope someone is going to make Canberra Stadium a fortress again. Points if they reference the Viking Trelleborg fortress: https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Viking_ring_fortress
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