TOPIC: Finals

pollyanna Finals 1 month 3 weeks ago #85

pollyanna
That's great news - we can put a dozen of those free burgers in the back of the ute for our next GF road trip. Surely we'll have another shot at it in less than ten years.
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Drubbing Finals 1 month 3 weeks ago #86

Drubbing
Maccas is junk food. You have to go to Hungry Jacks to get a quality feed.

Ask Kennedy, he's so convinced it's a health food, he'll advertise it.
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Raglan Matt Finals 1 month 3 weeks ago #87

Raglan Matt
DBTS, Lyon wants him as an essential part of his rugby scrum game plan. He was surplus to requirements at the Tigers, because they play a more attacking game.

Yeti, after a look at the stats to confirm my observation of the game, I think Darcy was the influential big man on the ground. Not the fastest, sure, but the stats don't lie.
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Docker by the Sea Finals 1 month 3 weeks ago #88

Docker by the Sea
I also checked the stats and was surprised it appears he was better than I thought. They would also indicate that Lobb spent less time in the ruck than many would’ve thought.
Stats can lie, if you were to look at the stats you could make a case for things are quite a bit better this year, than previous years. I could equally use those same stats to say that they are no better.
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Detox Finals 1 month 3 weeks ago #89

Detox
Stats don't lie but you can always cherry pick the ones that prove your point
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Raglan Matt Finals 1 month 3 weeks ago #90

Raglan Matt
Well, Detox, I just cherrypicked Darcy's stats v the other 4 ruckmen out there, and to me he stacked up pretty well. It does not appear that Aliir played as a ruckman if you look at the stats.
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The_Yeti Finals 1 month 3 weeks ago #91

The_Yeti
RM,

Darcy had a big impact no doubt but I would still put Lobb as having the biggest influence for a big man. I'd also be looking at Aliir Aliir. He faded in and out due to illness but had a big impact and was the main reason Sydney had periods of dominance
Egurls Suck!
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Snail Finals 1 month 3 weeks ago #92

Snail
Getting this bus back on track......Finals? Polys Big Macs have a better chance than our mob.....I mean they've been put together with a plan.....they'll last forever with 993 mg of salt ( Poly's just consumed 164% of his daily allowance ) and they've got that special sauce thingy which sounds way more impressive than " outside noise".
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Raglan Matt Finals 1 month 3 weeks ago #93

Raglan Matt
Yeti, I thought Lobb's influence was as a forward, and Aliir did not , I think, play as a ruckman. McClean(I think it was) was their ruckman, Aliir played more as a ruck-rover. I jumped into this debate because some were slurring Darcy's credentials and performance as a ruckman and based my argument on the respective players ruckwork.
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The_Yeti Finals 1 month 3 weeks ago #94

The_Yeti
Yeah RM, I thought that Lobb was the most influential big man for his work in the ruck AND as a forward. I had similar thoughts about Aliir Aliir as he was very effective (when not ill) both in the ruck and around the ground.

If you're looking at Darcy's ruckwork in isolation then I would say he was probably the most effective of all the talls in the ruckman's role
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