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The Wrap: It's 'About Schmidt' as Ireland plan and execute perfectly

Yep, not me either. Insecurity, I’m not sure why you would think that.
Loved the game, the Irish were awesome. I will say IMO so were the AB’s. Both sides made minor errors, neither side score from them. Couple of unlucky bounces for both. It had everything but points.
I do think it will good for AB’s dropping that one, as Geoff said, they will look closely at what happened and try to improve on it. Personally I can’t see how much improvement there will be given the human factor. I really can’t see with the defence of both sides how there were going to be many more points.
But as Connor has indicated, we should be doing more with the Refs. Maybe i’ll drop Barnsy ome Oysters before the next game, it may help….

The Wrap: It's 'About Schmidt' as Ireland plan and execute perfectly

Yep Shane, this is the problem most are talking about.
You can’t compare the decisions made by Read and the ones Hopper makes.
The rational Hopper expressed was probably spot on the stupidity of it was probably 80% Foley kicked the points against probably a generous 35-40% chance where going to secure the ball from a lineout and use it in a set move/play. They might have been better off tapping it…..

Lost: Wallabies’ game management nous

Mitch you and Stu have nailed it.
The Hookers are part of the problem, sure, but only part.
It always makes me laugh when we here, “the lineout was a bit off this week” or “yes we will fix that up for next week”. Let me tell you lacey shorts, rope on a soap backs, there are more moving parts than a skip 1 scissors routine or alike. Mitch you obliviously have good insight into the Tah’s and training seasons do you think this is consistent through the Australian system. What I mean is the willingness to go the extra mile and only individually but collectively. As you say Hoppers intent was there but not really getting a result as timing the throw with accuracy, along with, the timing of the jump, timing of the lift, with the support of the lift, blocking and then the release or drive are all equally part of lineout success. By the way who calls the lineout and who is the second caller, as someone said above some very poor calls were made later in the game, I don’t think Hopper can be blamed for that.

Lost: Wallabies’ game management nous

Guys take breath. There is a lot of looking back history going on. It’s not really relevant now is it. Don’t make a kiwi or an Ausy bashing. Macqueen would be good pick regardless of his record 100 years ago. If you guys think shag is rubbish good on ya’s that is your opinion but I think we can all agree that your current coach is a disaster.

Heads must roll as Cheika's Wallabies lose against Wales with stupid play

It could likely be one of those situations where money doesn’t talk. Who would have ever said that

Heads must roll as Cheika's Wallabies lose against Wales with stupid play

Oh forgot I never mention Retallick anywhere, not sure where you got that from, but hey the your opinion.

Seven talking points from Wallabies v Wales

I would think I’m probably not the typical guy when comes to the tight 5, but I see your Statistical point. 14 carries is a fair, yep pretty good, 19 – 20 Meters for those 14 carries, well there is not a lot of line bending there.
I mean have look at Snyman who was a reserve, so with a lot less game time had 3 carries for 10 Meters and made 4 tackles or Barrett also a reserve and less game time had 3 runs for 12 meters and 6 tackles. Stats only fill in half the picture for me. I like to watch the context of the game and judge it and the players on its/their merits. Stat’s can be misleading in the case of everyone around you are off. I do accept that everyone reads the game differently, do you, from your comments above it would seem that other guys comments must wrong because differ.
I would like to say though I’m not bagging you or Mitch, you guys and probably plenty of other see something in him that I don’t at present and I’m not saying he should be there either, I’m saying that I reserve praise until I think they deserve it. That’s the good thing about an opinion, its yours…..

Seven talking points from Wallabies v Wales

Yep I think that is right, I remember the HooHa about Henry getting the gig when Mitchel was dumped after not bring home the Cup.

Heads must roll as Cheika's Wallabies lose against Wales with stupid play

A lot of what you say Hoy I agree with, Wallabies have all sorts of dramas playing what in front them and adjusting. For me the are now they are very much like the French, you never now what we will get on there day.

Heads must roll as Cheika's Wallabies lose against Wales with stupid play

“Wear an eye”

Heads must roll as Cheika's Wallabies lose against Wales with stupid play

Sorry I haven’t been back, I feel of my chair when I read your explanation. Haven’t learnt anything from here today. Ooooooops falling again.

Heads must roll as Cheika's Wallabies lose against Wales with stupid play

When you say not even close, who is above him. You could be right but tell us who has better record. Its all about learning something new ever day for me.

Heads must roll as Cheika's Wallabies lose against Wales with stupid play

Hi Connor
To be fair a lot of what you post has reason about, your hardened Wallaby fan and NSW I think and that’s great. But when you say overreaction that is a massive comment. In what sport, business or anything in reality would such a poor record be acceptable or as you say an overreaction when people want heads to roll as a result .

Heads must roll as Cheika's Wallabies lose against Wales with stupid play

Yep, I’m pretty sure Ryan talking about the most successful coach (off games coached) of the most successful team probably ever.

Heads must roll as Cheika's Wallabies lose against Wales with stupid play

Desire, well pointed out. The 3 guys you mentioned would be fantastic for the Wallabies, but do they have the desire. The way Deans was sacked and the way AR is run would put most top candidates off, I would imagine. Cotter for me though, I’m pretty sure Schmidt will be targeting the AB’s spot.

Heads must roll as Cheika's Wallabies lose against Wales with stupid play

O’Keeffe, O’Keeffe, O’Keeffe.
“Cheika didn’t lose possession over the line like Samu Kerevi did in the fourth minute, nor did Cheika knock on like Hooper, Israel Folau, Kurtley Beale, Will Genia, and Adam Coleman when the Wallabies were in try-scoring positions.”
Would O’Keeffe got a mention if the boys didn’t stuff up and scored. Rush defence is always going to scrutinized but us the arm chair Ref’s and normally judged with the one eye open, but at least you’ve judged it evenly and gone the Ref. I think he went ok and both teams adjusted accordantly.

The Wallabies played terrible rugby against Wales

Yep, had fair bit to do with the tight 5 over the years.
Probably miss understood what you meant about stood up. I normally wouldn’t mention players in that sense other than if they were stand outs. For me Coleman did nothing other than what he is employed to do and pretty much all the rest of your lisYep, had fair bit to do with the tight 5 over the years.
Probably miss understood what you meant about stood up. I normally wouldn’t mention players in that sense other than if they were stand outs. For me Coleman did nothing other than what he is employed to do and pretty much all the rest of your list. As for Coleman who I mentioned has been over rated IMO, ever since he’s gone to Melbourne. In my view he was only sitting around average in Perth, but showing potential as he was and is still young and needing maturity. He has been talked about being a hardman, an enforcer of you will, which I’m yet to see how someone has made that assumption. For me calling out people that are really doing their job and not much more, is part of the reason we see the squad as it is. Let’s not forget the dropped ball on attack after a view phases. As for Latu, yep played ok, standout, well he didn’t give away crucial penalties. The locks have been part of the Wallabies scrumming problems this year. Cheika has building around Coleman and is the common denominator through this period. As for what I want, yep, nothing like a big bopper on a charge, 10 meters is fine for me, which normally becomes 50 meters in the sheds. But to make or bend the advantage is not worthy of mention for me. In this era, if you put your hand to carry, it is expected.
t. As for Coleman who I mentioned has been over rated IMO, ever since he’s gone to Melbourne. In my view he was only sitting around average in Perth, but showing potential as he was and is still young and needing maturity. He has been talked about being a hardman, an enforcer of you will, which I’m yet to see how someone has made that assumption. For me calling out people that are really doing there job and not much more, is part of the reason we see the squad as it is. Lets not forget the dropped ball on attack after a view phases. As for Latu, yep played ok, standout, well he didn’t give away crucial penalty’s. The locks have been part off the Wallabies scrumming problems this year. Cheika has building around Coleman and is the common denominator through this period. As for what I want, yep, nothing like a big bopper on a charge, 10 meters is fine for me, which normally becomes 50 meters in the sheds. But to make or bend the advantage is not worthy of mention for me. In this era, if you put your hand to carry, it is expected.

Seven talking points from Wallabies v Wales

Jerram
I have often thought the same thing. Surely there must be a charter that the unions can remove the board with a vote of no conference. But that will not happen without a solution or a successive plan. Yes it’s a shit of a situation for the boys over here.

Wallabies frustration continues with loss to Wales

Would have been nice if there was more actual rugby then. Not sure what you call this weeks attempt

Seven talking points from Wallabies v Wales

I presume the Botha part of that is the hard tough man I heard about. He may well be but until he shows it it just talk and fast becoming white noise. Hope your right though the wallabies need an enforcer but they need to show it to be respected.

Wallabies frustration continues with loss to Wales

It’s tough to read comments like that

Seven talking points from Wallabies v Wales

Not sure what he was going to spark when either running sideways or pathetic midfield kicking that had absolutely no purpose.

Seven talking points from Wallabies v Wales

Dennis is that you????

Seven talking points from Wallabies v Wales

Yep the RA the gift that just keeps giving

Seven talking points from Wallabies v Wales