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Re: Oscar Thomas
Post Sun Jul 16, 2017 2:42 pm
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Anyoe who he thinks hes a confidence player isn't watching this.

4 errors. Awful awful awful. Embarrassing he's on a rugby field
Re: Oscar Thomas
Post Sun Jul 16, 2017 4:38 pm
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I don't like singling people out - but it did sound like he was beaten too easily for the last try.

Full backs are a bit like goalkeepers in soccer. If they make a mistake it results in an opposition score! So you really do need someone who is a bit more reliable than 'a confidence player'

Perhaps its time to take him out of the firing line and let Campbell play there for a few games?
Re: Oscar Thomas
Post Sun Jul 16, 2017 4:39 pm
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For those not able to attend today. The contributions by Thomas today.

Another simple missed conversion.
Concentration issue as he is a good goal kicker.

Batley kick, looking like its going out, Thomas decides to pick it up. Near the touch line he then thinks he's Stuart Spruce and decides to try run over the top of the Batley player, gets dragged in touch.
Baley scored next set

Two knock-ons early in the tackle count while on Batleys line. Some dreadful passing too!

Back in the game, attacking Batleys line with momentum with us and Thomas just hoofs it dead giving Batley 7 tackles. Guess what Batley score next set. Did it the other week against Fax too. He's a liability.

Another masterful FB defenisve effort again. This time not on Justin Carney, but Shaun Ainscough. Thomas did his usual party trick of falling on the ground before the attacker was anywhere near him. Not even a finger. At least put your body on the line and slow him down.

His body language is shocking and his head has completely gone. Shouldn't play again this season IMO he's not mentally in the right place for our situation. I'll get accused of scapegoating but im angry at what I've just witnessed.

Special shout out to Mendeika who physically is an absolute mess. His body looks broken. My gran in lead boots can run faster than him. He has an absolute inability to draw any man in. The only player he successfully tackled today was our own player.

I know people don't like blaming individuals for losing, but without those 2, we would have won. Get rid and put in an 19!!
Re: Oscar Thomas
Post Sun Jul 16, 2017 5:50 pm
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Well I will go all out and say Thomas is the worst fullback I have seen in a Bulls shirt. 'Confidence' player? When has he actually had any? 1 game in his 32 games for us? The only thing I have ever seen him do was a great try against Workington last season when he beat a man then went the length to score. He offers nothing in attack and his defence is woefully shocking. I will be fair and say he is a very good goal kicker though but at the moment I feel like that is all he is being selected for.

I mean I didn't particularly like Ryan Shaw because he couldn't tackle or catch at times but at least he offered a couple of things like goal kicking, very good support play and always seemed to score tries.
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Re: Oscar Thomas
Post Sun Jul 16, 2017 7:22 pm
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This certainly is our season of hard knocks re 'missing' performances and untimely injuries. Mostly to 11th hour signings meant to strengthen us.May be harsh, but have we got the right coach for the job? If nothing else, to improve cohesion and develop the basics in attack and defence. We are also full timers and less skilful part timers seem better coached and know their game plan more than ourselves.There is only so much you could put down to lack of experience. Prior to this regime we had pride in our youth development squad AND in that department..we still have and we are progressing almost with the status quo structure, but little improvement with the new guard re 1st team results. I accept that we have hardly had a settled team and loanees that have been recalled at unfavourable times, but the planning for this important season as been abysmal imo.
Re: Oscar Thomas
Post Sun Jul 16, 2017 11:41 pm
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Bull Mania wrote:
Special shout out to Mendeika who physically is an absolute mess. His body looks broken. My gran in lead boots can run faster than him. He has an absolute inability to draw any man in. The only player he successfully tackled today was our own player.


Are you sure you were at the game? Because that is complete and total horsesh*t. I'm no Mendeika fan by any stretch, but he repeatedly made one-on-one ball-and-all tackles at Batley. I won't disagree with him being useless in attack, but to say the only player he tackled today was his own is just completely wrong.

However I don't dispute your comments on Oscar. I was at the game today (against my better judgement) and he was bloody awful. That bit where he got dragged into touch after collecting the ball near the line was comfortably the most stupid thing I've seen in a Bulls game in years. All he had to do was run in field, instead he chose to run at the two chasers near the line. The lad is clueless.
Re: Oscar Thomas
Post Mon Jul 17, 2017 7:09 am
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His Kicking has also gone down hill
Re: Oscar Thomas
Post Mon Jul 17, 2017 10:34 am
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Should be dropped. Nuff said
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Re: Oscar Thomas
Post Mon Jul 17, 2017 11:43 am
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Whichever division we end up in, the majority of this squad aren't good enough and if they find out sooner rather than later, all the better.
Re: Oscar Thomas
Post Mon Jul 17, 2017 1:18 pm
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Hopefully we are headed for a big clearout at the end of the year.
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