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Re: Leeds ratings
Post Sat Feb 09, 2019 12:03 pm
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jonh wrote:
Locky was outstanding again tonight.

I’m not sure why our own fans don’t see it let alone opposition fans.

Watch what happens for the 30 minutes he isn’t on the field tonight.

Williams was great, but he was great because our Captain generates time and space for him in the middle.

I haven't seen the TV coverage yet so not sure if it comes across on there but for anyone at the match the real standout is just how much organising he does off the ball. I think this plays a big part in explaining why we seem to drop off so markedly when he's spelled (although we clearly miss his on the ball contributions too!)

I'm guessing that's, in part, why he's under appreciated by certain people. Maybe they think TV gives the whole picture and, quite simply, it doesn't. If you replaced 'own fans' with 'armchair fans' in your post above perhaps it would go some way to explaining it.
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Post Sat Feb 09, 2019 12:15 pm
Posted by ShortArse on Sat Feb 09, 2019 12:15 pm
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that's something that Sam used to do a lot as well. Having lost him and with Lockers in the '1 injury away from retirement' phase of his career, who is going to step into that role when he is rested this season; and in the long term?

is Sammut that man for this term?
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Re: Leeds ratings
Post Sat Feb 09, 2019 12:37 pm
Posted by Phuzzy on Sat Feb 09, 2019 12:37 pm
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ShortArse wrote:
that's something that Sam used to do a lot as well. Having lost him and with Lockers in the '1 injury away from retirement' phase of his career, who is going to step into that role when he is rested this season; and in the long term?

is Sammut that man for this term?

He did do a lot of organising in the preseason games and we looked the better for it so hopefully he will rise to the challenge. That said, he needs to cement his place in the team and we haven't seen how he'll go at SL level yet so I think we need someone else to step up too. Last season that was Sam, as you say. Maybe Hardaker once he's settled?
Re: Leeds ratings
Post Sat Feb 09, 2019 12:45 pm
Posted by apollosghost on Sat Feb 09, 2019 12:45 pm
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Plain to see they're trying to play a more expansive game and I'm all for it but defensively we're looking a bit soft. Too much arm grabbing going on for my liking.
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Post Sat Feb 09, 2019 1:25 pm
Posted by NickyKiss on Sat Feb 09, 2019 1:25 pm
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Jukesays wrote:
Usually I'm not too far off your own opinions
Still made good yards coming away from his line last night and although I agree he has the odd drop in him from a high ball pint of view I don't agree with any of the other criticisms.


My only two points really are one that he’s not particularly good under a high ball at either end and two his handling isn’t great, which leads to him snatching at some chances. I think it’s all totally accurate. His natural ball handling skills are by far the weakest aspect of his game and it’s something that will probably see him stay as a good superleague winger rather then progressing to international level (somewhere I felt he probably could get to in his first season).

The lad is unbelievably fit and works so hard. He seems a really likeable guy but he’s got some basic weaknesses that I struggle to ignore. Ultimately our best two wingers are sat in the stands.
Re: Leeds ratings
Post Sat Feb 09, 2019 1:27 pm
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apollosghost wrote:
Plain to see they're trying to play a more expansive game and I'm all for it but defensively we're looking a bit soft. Too much arm grabbing going on for my liking.


Never seen as much snatching, even from defensive rocks like Tommy Leuluai.
Re: Leeds ratings
Post Sat Feb 09, 2019 2:00 pm
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Just had a look at Lockers stats. 29 tackles (second highest), 112 metres (3rd highest) and a try assist!
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Post Sat Feb 09, 2019 2:19 pm
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I think we're still sub-2018, and say it again: if anyone is genuinely worried that Shaun Edwards won't come if Lammy wins everything, their fears must be reducing by the week.

Early days yet, of course, and we are certainly better than Leeds. They weren't even at the races in the 2nd half yesterday. With the exception of a brief purple patch late on, they got bossed and dominated by a side that wasn't even on form.

But yeah, too many handling errors by Wigan and too many missed tackles. Better teams will make us pay.
Re: Leeds ratings
Post Sat Feb 09, 2019 2:54 pm
Posted by JonnyBroad on Sat Feb 09, 2019 2:54 pm
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JWarriors wrote:
I thought Davies was poor. Although both wingers got no service.

And Clubb did a good job pressuring the halves from marker.


props are there to carry the ball forward and make tackles. maybe if clubb stopped closing the kicker down and hitting them after they have kicked it then he might be able to play for more than 5 minutes a time. I think his place is very much under pressure, I have been a clubb fan but with these new restrictions he needs to play more minutes.
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Post Sat Feb 09, 2019 4:29 pm
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