not sure what to say about the game but perhaps clunky? or even disjointed? or maybe even cruising?
we got the chocolates but only after we sort of woke up in the second half
a couple of takeaways which seem to be a common theme of late, we again missed Kenny badly
Cogger is no 9 and Luke whilst ok he is miles behind Kenny and hope he is ok
even Nathan had a much quieter game although Luai was a little better
I guess it easy for our playing group to begin to turn their attention to the finals but just feel a little uneasy about a few of our recent performances, we just don’t seem to be putting it all together for 80 minutes
Make no mistake there are passages of brilliance like the Edwards try last night but we just seem not to be putting it all together for the full 80 minutes which is a scary thought in itself, because when we do it will be impossible for any other team to keep up…
Like last night we were just idling and going through the motions, they put 2 cheeky tries on us and all of a sudden we go wham, bam and its 40 - 14
I am not sure Ivan will be happy with any of their tries especially the first one but it also highlights how we don’t panic and stick to the process.
I hope Kenny is ok and comes back soon as we will definitely need him for the finals although i suspect Ivan may rotate and rest players as he has done in the lead up to the finals.
Hope all the boys pull up well and begin to prepare for an Eels side who are playing for nothing except pride. I think they will really try to pull off a victory against us as some sort of gesture to say they are a good side. Arthurs will be using lets knock them off motivation but gees they look terrible.
I see it only as a danger game for us from an injury point of view.
I guess we all see things differently. One of the things that has worked for IC is sticking to a plan even though so many have different opinions on what the best options are.
Many wanted Kenny as far away from our team as possible for a long time, including up until maybe well into this season. Many were calling for Luke to start from the very start of the season. IC had a plan & it has worked OK - Kenny to start (which started when Api was still here) & Luke to come off bench. He has stuck to this, and with Kenny out he has had others fill the starting role & Luke to still come off the bench. I think he has worked & IC is not likely to change now.
Anyway, I think we are working towards the finals well & will give it a big shot. I said many months ago that only bad luck or bad officiating, or both, could stop us & I don’t see that a lot has changed. I know that we will give our best & everything has been geared to having us in the best position come week 1.
Proud of the whole club, the way we go about it and the results achieved.
They allow it at Henson Park too. Not sure about other venues. It’s great when I take my young nephews, might try to get a ball for them to take if we are going this week.
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