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Re: Matt's Match-ups 2019

Post by The Rickman » April 16, 2019, 5:39 pm

simo wrote:
April 16, 2019, 5:25 pm
The Rickman wrote:
April 16, 2019, 4:11 pm
Keghead wrote:
April 16, 2019, 3:47 pm
The Rickman wrote:
April 15, 2019, 3:19 pm
Personally, I'd like to see keghead's matchups, where he then abuses anyone who disagrees with him putting Wighton first every week
Ahh here go the Backstreet Boys again,it just makes my point more valid.

It's like some sort of feminist attack where you all chuckle and giggle with each other all dizzy headed with the small amount of power that 5 of you generate together.
Just out of curiosity, who are the five of us??

Pretty keen to hear who's in my newest clique! Looks like GE, TR and Woodgers are members of this one!
Pig, nick, tr, wood and dubby
That's a good bunch.
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Re: Matt's Match-ups 2019

Post by Northern Raider » April 16, 2019, 5:50 pm

simo wrote:
April 16, 2019, 5:25 pm
The Rickman wrote:
April 16, 2019, 4:11 pm
Keghead wrote:
April 16, 2019, 3:47 pm
The Rickman wrote:
April 15, 2019, 3:19 pm
Personally, I'd like to see keghead's matchups, where he then abuses anyone who disagrees with him putting Wighton first every week
Ahh here go the Backstreet Boys again,it just makes my point more valid.

It's like some sort of feminist attack where you all chuckle and giggle with each other all dizzy headed with the small amount of power that 5 of you generate together.
Just out of curiosity, who are the five of us??

Pretty keen to hear who's in my newest clique! Looks like GE, TR and Woodgers are members of this one!
Pig, nick, tr, wood and dubby
Which is which?

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Re: Matt's Match-ups 2019

Post by -PJ- » April 16, 2019, 5:53 pm

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Re: Matt's Match-ups 2019

Post by simo » April 16, 2019, 7:33 pm

The Rickman wrote:
April 16, 2019, 5:39 pm
simo wrote:
April 16, 2019, 5:25 pm
The Rickman wrote:
April 16, 2019, 4:11 pm
Keghead wrote:
April 16, 2019, 3:47 pm
The Rickman wrote:
April 15, 2019, 3:19 pm
Personally, I'd like to see keghead's matchups, where he then abuses anyone who disagrees with him putting Wighton first every week
Ahh here go the Backstreet Boys again,it just makes my point more valid.

It's like some sort of feminist attack where you all chuckle and giggle with each other all dizzy headed with the small amount of power that 5 of you generate together.
Just out of curiosity, who are the five of us??

Pretty keen to hear who's in my newest clique! Looks like GE, TR and Woodgers are members of this one!
Pig, nick, tr, wood and dubby
That's a good bunch.
Its not
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Re: Matt's Match-ups 2019

Post by PigRickman » April 16, 2019, 7:50 pm

Northern Raider wrote:
April 16, 2019, 5:50 pm
simo wrote:
April 16, 2019, 5:25 pm
The Rickman wrote:
April 16, 2019, 4:11 pm
Keghead wrote:
April 16, 2019, 3:47 pm
The Rickman wrote:
April 15, 2019, 3:19 pm
Personally, I'd like to see keghead's matchups, where he then abuses anyone who disagrees with him putting Wighton first every week
Ahh here go the Backstreet Boys again,it just makes my point more valid.

It's like some sort of feminist attack where you all chuckle and giggle with each other all dizzy headed with the small amount of power that 5 of you generate together.
Just out of curiosity, who are the five of us??

Pretty keen to hear who's in my newest clique! Looks like GE, TR and Woodgers are members of this one!
Pig, nick, tr, wood and dubby
Which is which?

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Re: Matt's Match-ups 2019

Post by hrundi89 » April 16, 2019, 8:03 pm

simo wrote:
April 16, 2019, 5:25 pm
The Rickman wrote:
April 16, 2019, 4:11 pm
Keghead wrote:
April 16, 2019, 3:47 pm
The Rickman wrote:
April 15, 2019, 3:19 pm
Personally, I'd like to see keghead's matchups, where he then abuses anyone who disagrees with him putting Wighton first every week
Ahh here go the Backstreet Boys again,it just makes my point more valid.

It's like some sort of feminist attack where you all chuckle and giggle with each other all dizzy headed with the small amount of power that 5 of you generate together.
Just out of curiosity, who are the five of us??

Pretty keen to hear who's in my newest clique! Looks like GE, TR and Woodgers are members of this one!
Pig, nick, tr, wood and dubby
:cry:
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Re: Matt's Match-ups 2019

Post by Archer » April 16, 2019, 8:10 pm

If I'm left out of another clique I swear to god I'm going to the cowboys forum, whatever its called (cowpeople.com?). I'm not sure I'm comfortable with this success business as it is, it won't take much to push me over.

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Re: Matt's Match-ups 2019

Post by T_R » April 16, 2019, 8:11 pm

No friggin' WAY Im in a clique with those clowns
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Re: Matt's Match-ups 2019

Post by PigRickman » April 16, 2019, 8:13 pm

T_R wrote:
April 16, 2019, 8:11 pm
No friggin' WAY Im in a clique with those clowns
Shut up, Kevin.
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Re: Matt's Match-ups 2019

Post by dubby » April 16, 2019, 9:22 pm

T_R wrote:No friggin' WAY Im in a clique with those clowns
Wait, I'm in a boy band?



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Re: Matt's Match-ups 2019

Post by PigRickman » April 16, 2019, 9:24 pm

dubby wrote:
April 16, 2019, 9:22 pm
T_R wrote:No friggin' WAY Im in a clique with those clowns
Wait, I'm in a boy band?



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Edrick Lee 5. Jordan Rapana
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Re: Matt's Match-ups 2019

Post by reptar » April 16, 2019, 9:50 pm

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Re: Matt's Match-ups 2019

Post by The Rickman » April 17, 2019, 9:38 am

T_R wrote:
April 16, 2019, 8:11 pm
No friggin' WAY Im in a clique with those clowns
It's not the first time you've been accused of this either, pal.

It's about time you started having your own opinions and not just piling on the popular ones, methinks
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Re: Matt's Match-ups 2019

Post by Matt » April 17, 2019, 11:38 am

Matt’s Match-ups Rd 6: Raiders V Broncos

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The pressure is on at Red Hill, the Bronco’s greats are turning on their team.
While in the Capitol, we hit them, and they see green. Ask Blake Ferguson. I'm hoping for plenty of green Easter Eggs this Sunday...

Broncos V Raiders

Darius Boyd © 1. Charnze Nicoll-Klokstad
Corey Oates 2. Nick Cotric
Kotoni Staggs 3. Jarrod Croker ©
Jack Bird 4. Joseph Leilua
Jamayne Isaako 5. Jordan Rapana
Anthony Milford 6. Jack Wighton
Kodi Nikorima 7. Sam Williams
Payne Haas 8. Josh Papalii
Andrew McCullough 9. Josh Hodgson ©
Joe Ofahengaue 10. Dunamis Lui
Alex Glenn 11. John Bateman
Matt Gillett 12. Elliott Whitehead
David Fifita 13. Ryan Sutton

Interchange
Gehamat Shibasaki 14. Siliva Havili
Jaydn Su’A 15. Hudson Young
Thomas Flegler 16. Sia Soliola
Patrick Carrigan 17. JJ Collins

Extended Bench
Shaun Fensom 18. Aidan Sezer
Patrick Mago 19. Corey Horsbough
James Roberts 20. Jack Murchie
Richard Kennar 21. Bailey Simonsson

(Bolded players are the winners of the skin. The extended bench is excluded.)

Match-ups:

Fullbacks:
How good is Charnze Nicoll-Klokstad? This guy is fearless and faultless. We have found a tough young Kiwi, and diamond in the rough. Darius Boyd has been a shadow of himself in 2019. He has looked lazy and disinterested at times. Easy skin, so sorry Rickman, I know I promised Darius for you.

Wingers:
Corey Oates can certainly provide a clanger, equal top of the errors leading into Round 6, however in 2019 he is equal second on the try scorers list and averaging a tick under 160m a game. Nick Cotric is starting to look like the boom rookie of a couple of years ago, but there is still a little room for improvement.

The 2018 Dally M Rookie of the Year, Jamayne Issako, is certainly having second year syndrome. To be honest, it’s just a reflection on his team as a whole. Jordan Rapana looks very close to hitting full flight. His involvement was very high against the Eels, he made a couple of key plays to get out of the in goal, and that metre eater is back.

Centres:
Jarrod Croker is on fire in 2019. Like the rest of the Raiders, it’s stemming from strong defence. However, he picked Paulo’s pocket on Sunday night and nearly raced the 90m to score. Kotoni Staggs’ trial form was exceptional and was probably unlucky not to get a start in Round 1. In his first game deputising for the injured James Roberts he was very good, however, last week he was a non-factor. Staggs has great potential, but still has plenty to learn.

Joseph Leiliua is in great form. Like Rapana his involvement was high against the Eels, his strength in the tackle evident, and he is still one of the best support runners in the game. Jack Bird was on fire early in 2019, but in consecutive weeks he has bombed tries, dropping the ball over the line. His trademark cross field searching run is the thing to watch for. I believe his preference to run in field, will assist the Raiders’ defensive structure.

Halves:
Jack Wighton continues to improve at five-eighth. His bomb is proving a bit of a weapon, but his defence is better, and stinging; I’m sure Blake Ferguson can attest. I think his running game is starting to build too. He does need to find a way to cut the bad error in his game though, as there are still two or three a game at the moment, and a reason why he is equal top in errors with Oates. I feel a little sorry, just a really little bit, for Anthony Milford, as his confidence and stats would look far better if Jack Bird could ground the ball. A lot has been said about his pay cheque to performance ratio in recent weeks, and it’s justified. It’s strange to see the ‘game management’ issues not being in a sentence about the Raiders’ halves.

Sam ‘field goal’ Williams has been backed by Ricky Stuart to again hold his spot. Ricky said in the press conference after the Eels game that the halves’ role was for Wighton and Williams to lose, and that Aidan Sezer would have to bide his time. It’s also worth noting that Williams is holding his own in the defensive line in 2019. Kodi Nikorima, like his halves partner, is under enormous pressure to hold his spot. I read a tweet the other day that said coach Siebold is giving his halves until Round 8 to prove themselves, with Nikorima likely to become the utility should the Broncos performances not improve.

Prop:
I’ve been getting some stick about underrating Josh Papalii, or perhaps overrating his opponents in recent weeks, however, Papalii was fantastic against the Eels. He laid the platform through the middle and was rewarded with a try. Matthew Lodge is out with a throat injury, so Payne Haas has moved from lock to prop this week. Payne Haas had a massive first game back from suspension, he was arguably the best player on the ground in a losing side last week, but you can’t win a skin with one week of form.

Dunamus Lui continues to play his role. He runs hard, makes his tackles, and doesn’t make mistakes. Joe Ofahengaue has had to take on a larger and more senior role this season with the retirement of Sam Thaiday and the loses of Korbin Sims to the Dragons and Josh McGuire to the Cowboys. He is doing his bit, matching Josh Papalii’s output, averaging 125m and 26 tackles a game.

Sia Soliola’s impact off the bench has been fantastic. Sia only knows one way, that to run hard and straight, and provide some extra starch in defence. Thomas Flegler is doing a reasonable job in his rookie year but has looked a little out of his depth in my opinion.

JJ Collins, formerly known as JJ Felise, gets a Raiders debut this week. He faces a Round 5 debutant in Patrick Carrigan. I will go strictly by my rules this week, after fan outrage, and give the one gamer the skin.

Hooker/utility:
Andrew McCullough might be the incumbent Queensland Origin hooker, but right now something doesn’t quite seem to be right. The team is not gelling, and his game isn’t to create. Josh Hodgson overplayed his hand against the Eels, but his leadership and control has gone a long way to the Raiders being 4-1.

I said it last week, but Siliva Havili has been doing a job for the Raiders as a middle forward. His speed and impact on the game against the Eels was massive. Had he not picked up a knee injury, I think the Raiders roll through the Eels a little earlier. Gehamat Shibasaki has been named to play his third game of NRL, but his first for this year. It’s worth noting he was also named for Norths this week, so there’s a good chance James Roberts plays, and Staggs becomes the utility.

Backrow:
John Bateman had a quite game by his standards, and still pumped out 121m with seven tackle busts and 27 tackles. Another backrow opponent I feel sorry for, Alex Glenn, has probably been the Broncos’ best in 2019. The experienced backrower has been strong defensively and has sniffed out a try.

Elliott Whitehead had his best game a fortnight ago, but against the Eels he was just as fierce defensively. He was better running the ball this week and sniffed out a sneaky try. I think he was a little unlucky not to feature on people’s best on grounds last weekend. Matt Gillett also got on the score sheet last week, however, he left the field for an HIA and didn’t return. Like his backrow partner, he has been defensively strong. However, he has basically been a tackle bot in 2019, which is a poor use of his abilities, even if it’s probably what the team needs.

Ryan Sutton has been a bit of an unsung hero in the last few weeks. His go forward has been especially important. He has raked up nearly 300m and over 100tackles in three weeks. This sort of output is fantastic. David Fifita is being criminally under used by Siebold. This guy could be Angus Crichton 2017 if he would just play him for 80 minutes on the edge. He has shown in short stints that he has exceptional ability. With a small personnel reshuffle, he could fit Alex Glenn, Matthew Gillett and Fifita in the starting backrow.

Hudson Young had to play a few more minutes against the Eels with Joseph Tapine getting injured. I think he has potential, but as yet I haven’t seen anything to say he has a long career ahead of him. I haven’t been hugely impressed with Jaydn Su’a this year. I don’t think he has really stepped up since debuting in, would you believe, 2016? That said, given he is getting better minutes, and therefore more game involvement, it’s no surprise his production is better, and you have to give him the skin.

Result
The tally is Broncos 4 and Raiders 13. I don’t think I can remember ever seeing a skin ratio like this versus the Broncos, nor do I remember a time where the Broncos were on the receiving side of alternate results; Raiders 4-1 vs 1-4. Despite all the rocket talk aimed at the Broncos, I’m feeling confident in the Raiders newly discovered ‘shield wall’. I don’t see this as a blow out, with the Raiders attack not yet clicking though.

Result: Raiders to continue their winning ways at home (by 6-12).

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Re: Matt's Match-ups 2019

Post by The Rickman » April 17, 2019, 11:46 am

Corey Oates over Nick Cotric?? I stopped reading then. I'm sure the matchups got better after that point, but I just don't want to know.
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Re: Matt's Match-ups 2019

Post by Northern Raider » April 17, 2019, 12:32 pm

The Rickman wrote:
April 17, 2019, 11:46 am
Corey Oates over Nick Cotric?? I stopped reading then. I'm sure the matchups got better after that point, but I just don't want to know.
OK, I'm defending Matt here......





.....now I've come to terms with that statement I'll continue. Cotric has been decent this year but below the standard we've come to expect from him. He's not really having much impact on games so far. Of course that may be a result of team strategy as much as anything. Oates is well ahead of him on a lot of key stats for outside backs such as tries, line breaks, takcle breaks, running metres etc.

Don't get me wrong, I'd rather have Cotric in my side than Oates but season to date Oates has to be given the nod in this skin.

P.S. please don't tell Matt I defended him. ;)
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Re: Matt's Match-ups 2019

Post by zim » April 17, 2019, 1:35 pm

Nice work Matt. Fifita isn't being used as an 80min player as he doesn't have 1st grade fitness yet. They should still be trying to get more out of him though.
Seibold's bench use is generally pretty poor.

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Re: Matt's Match-ups 2019

Post by Matt » April 17, 2019, 3:00 pm

Northern Raider wrote:
April 17, 2019, 12:32 pm
The Rickman wrote:
April 17, 2019, 11:46 am
Corey Oates over Nick Cotric?? I stopped reading then. I'm sure the matchups got better after that point, but I just don't want to know.
OK, I'm defending Matt here......





.....now I've come to terms with that statement I'll continue. Cotric has been decent this year but below the standard we've come to expect from him. He's not really having much impact on games so far. Of course that may be a result of team strategy as much as anything. Oates is well ahead of him on a lot of key stats for outside backs such as tries, line breaks, takcle breaks, running metres etc.

Don't get me wrong, I'd rather have Cotric in my side than Oates but season to date Oates has to be given the nod in this skin.

P.S. please don't tell Matt I defended him. ;)
Dont worry Ill keep your secret :lol:

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Re: Matt's Match-ups 2019

Post by Northern Raider » April 17, 2019, 3:01 pm

Matt wrote:
April 17, 2019, 3:00 pm
Northern Raider wrote:
April 17, 2019, 12:32 pm
The Rickman wrote:
April 17, 2019, 11:46 am
Corey Oates over Nick Cotric?? I stopped reading then. I'm sure the matchups got better after that point, but I just don't want to know.
OK, I'm defending Matt here......





.....now I've come to terms with that statement I'll continue. Cotric has been decent this year but below the standard we've come to expect from him. He's not really having much impact on games so far. Of course that may be a result of team strategy as much as anything. Oates is well ahead of him on a lot of key stats for outside backs such as tries, line breaks, takcle breaks, running metres etc.

Don't get me wrong, I'd rather have Cotric in my side than Oates but season to date Oates has to be given the nod in this skin.

P.S. please don't tell Matt I defended him. ;)
Dont worry Ill keep your secret :lol:
Right, who blabbed. :x
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Re: Matt's Match-ups 2019

Post by Matt » April 17, 2019, 3:02 pm

zim wrote:
April 17, 2019, 1:35 pm
Nice work Matt. Fifita isn't being used as an 80min player as he doesn't have 1st grade fitness yet. They should still be trying to get more out of him though.
Seibold's bench use is generally pretty poor.
Perhaps. But he wont get better riding the pine either. Seibold has 2 game changing forwards at his disposal, 1 is currently injured/ suspended, and the other has been riding the pine. At worst, Difi should have been coming on as the 1st change and pushing Gillett or Glenn to the middle and playing 60mins on an edge. He is an edge player not a middle.

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Re: Matt's Match-ups 2019

Post by zim » April 17, 2019, 3:14 pm

You'll get no arguments from me about his poor bench use.

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Re: Matt's Match-ups 2019

Post by Lucky » April 17, 2019, 7:28 pm

3 weeks in a row not giving Cotric the skin :?

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Re: Matt's Match-ups 2019

Post by RedRaider » April 18, 2019, 1:03 pm

That could so easily have been 15-2 Matt but I know you have no get e n bias ;)

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Re: Matt's Match-ups 2019

Post by BadnMean » April 18, 2019, 1:47 pm

Lucky wrote:
April 17, 2019, 7:28 pm
3 weeks in a row not giving Cotric the skin :?
Cotric has been ok this year, but not as many moments of magic as the last couple of seasons. He's made some solid yards & the odd breakout moment in most games (an offload for a try or a break). But Oates has been tearing it up pretty much- having a Rapana at his best type year so far. I think the skins have been fair enough.

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Re: Matt's Match-ups 2019

Post by Northern Raider » April 18, 2019, 1:55 pm

BadnMean wrote:
April 18, 2019, 1:47 pm
Lucky wrote:
April 17, 2019, 7:28 pm
3 weeks in a row not giving Cotric the skin :?
Cotric has been ok this year, but not as many moments of magic as the last couple of seasons. He's made some solid yards & the odd breakout moment in most games (an offload for a try or a break). But Oates has been tearing it up pretty much- having a Rapana at his best type year so far. I think the skins have been fair enough.
Yeah, Cotric hasn't been bad. Just hasn't done anything outstanding. Especially compared to what we know he's capable of.
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Re: Matt's Match-ups 2019

Post by Dusty » April 18, 2019, 3:01 pm

Our outside backs haven’t seen as much good ball as in previous years. Our possession approach has seen to that. I can cop it if we’re winning


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Re: Matt's Match-ups 2019

Post by Northern Raider » April 18, 2019, 3:30 pm

Dusty wrote:
April 18, 2019, 3:01 pm
Our outside backs haven’t seen as much good ball as in previous years. Our possession approach has seen to that. I can cop it if we’re winning
True. Current strategy is limiting the opportunities for Cotric. Not as much affect on Rapana but good luck finding a game plan that keeps him out of the action. :lol:
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