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Posted by Juan Cornetto on Sat Jul 14, 2018 8:27 am
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He says awful tonight. Always running sideways. Yet to see him break a tackle when coming from receiving a kick. Better in attack than Golding but weaker in defense


Walker should not have been MOM or anywhere near it last night in perhaps his worst display so far. But he is flavour of the month for many commentators who view him through the 'Kings New Clothes' spectacles.

He is a talent and a great prospect but his overall performances is not living up to the superstar mantra. His defense is not as good as Golding's who makes fewer errors and more tackles and has better positional sense. Last night his effort to defend Wakefield's first try was woeful and he was out of position when Moon slipped for an other of their tries. He also spilled the ball several times in the game but that can happen to anyone especially at fullback. However for a player who has good attacking skills he has not been fulfilling his promise.

In the 16 matches he has played in this year he has only made a total of 4 clean breaks and 35 tackle busts and when returning kicks he has got an all too predictable sidestep as he goes into contact which is easily dealt with so he has now got into the habit of crabbing sideways looking for a gap. He is a brave lad but I fear for his safety as his kick return sidestep attracts too many head high tackles.

As he develops physically he will become more effective on his kick returns but may lose some pace. In the meantime, and with Moon so ineffective, I would like to see him get an extended run at stand off where his speed and sidestep could provide the missing spark our attack so desperately needs.
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Posted by leedscat on Sat Jul 14, 2018 8:27 am
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Just rewatched it, it was never a try but some thimgs go for you some things don’t

And neither was leeds 3rd try
Posted by Super cas on Sat Jul 14, 2018 9:46 am
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And neither was leeds 3rd try

100% true. The Loiners are choosing to ignore that one.
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Posted by Exeter Rhino on Sat Jul 14, 2018 9:46 am
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Easily Dwyer's best performance but lets not kid ourselves most of his previous outings have been poor where Golding as a reserve fullback off the bench had outplayed him.


Disagree with your assessment of Dwyer - he's looked good every time I've seen him on Sky.

Also disagree on Walker. I don't think there's much to choose between him and Golding defensively. Walker could make a good stand-off but not sure now is the right time to experiment. Walker has certainly shown more than Golding in past performances on attack, and he is also younger.
Posted by Gotcha on Sat Jul 14, 2018 9:57 am
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Thought Jack was pretty poor last night to be honest. However, how anyone with half a brain cell can see Golding as the same level is just ridiculous. Golding is absolutely nowhere near as good defensively, forget attack, defensively. He is constantly caught out position wise, and constantly having the team dropping out. We don’t have that same issue with Walker, even though he wasn’t up to usual last night.

I thought Golding had been making a damn good job of impact hooker previously, but last night the side really suffered with his Introduction, although I thought the lad gave good enthusiasm.
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Posted by christopher on Sat Jul 14, 2018 10:12 am
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[quote="leedscat"]And neither was leeds 3rd try[/quote]

Why?

On Walker he wasn’t mom but he was nowhere near as bad as some are making out, people cant cry out for youngsters to be given a go and then moan when they make a few errors
Posted by DHM on Sat Jul 14, 2018 11:30 am
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Just rewatched it, it was never a try but some thimgs go for you some things don’t


What's the point of a video ref. Clearly knocked on then didn't ground the ball anyway - no matter how many times it was reviewed - yet the on field decision of an unsighted ref carried more weight. I'm sick of this on field decision rubbish. It's a try or it's not a try. If the on field official has to have it reviewed then he clearly is guessing to begin with.

It's also worth noting that the two points that drew them level came after Walker had the ball punched out of his arms and should have been a Leeds penalty. But of course if Ferres hadn't given away yet another dumb penalty that wouldn't have mattered.
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christopher wrote:
Why?

On Walker he wasn’t mom but he was nowhere near as bad as some are making out, people cant cry out for youngsters to be given a go and then moan when they make a few errors


Enthusiastic and committed. And the only Leeds player who actually reacted when the drop goal hit the post. Loads of energy as well. He will go well - still only 18, bags of pace and the right attitude. Made mistakes but he looks the sort who will learn from them.
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Under-powered bench and zilch in our attacking armoury. A Herculean effort gets us a draw at home v Wakey. We need some better players, simple as.


No width in our attack at all second half, all bunched in the middle. Typical of a team with no confidence.
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Posted by Neruda on Sat Jul 14, 2018 11:53 am
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DHM wrote:
No width in our attack at all second half, all bunched in the middle. Typical of a team with no confidence.

i mean, it dd chuck it down at half time and into the second half too
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