Shocking

Discussion in 'Vodafone Warriors' started by Warrioraholic_old, Jul 20, 2008.

  1. Warrioraholic_old
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    Grant Rovellis 5th tackle play and in play kicking was shocking! he has a great passing game but he gets sacked time after time, he is the worst halfback in the nrl and has to go. The rest of the team tried so hard to get to thier kicks only to have grant fumble. Sorry to rant but this game I wanted Grant to stand up but even after being droped and benched he hasnt changed his ways, he failed big time. Our other little men went great, Hohia, Fein and Hendo
     
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    Yeah, basically every one of his kicks went straight down the throat of one of their back 3. Kick to Kirk was nice and the ball to Fai out wide was excellent. Still don't have a huge amount of confidence on 5th and last.
     
  3. raypower_old
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    You serious? I hadn't noticed.
     
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    I'm not a fan of Rovelli either (at the momnet) but there are signs of improvement , even if slowly. I agree last tackle kicks straight to fullbacks and wingers are annoying as are mid feild bombs on the 3rd tackle but these issues should be able to be rectified. He seems a bit rushed....possibly due to positioning when receiving the ball on tackle 5? Like I say should be easily fixed....heres hoping.

    The issue I think all baggers of Rovelli, myself included have to come to terms with is the fact that he is here to stay and we can only hope he keeps on improving.

    He did a nice kick/chip with the Kirk try.
     
  5. Skinny_Ravs82
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    Well as I said once, put yourself in his positiion see if you could do any better
     
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    And as all of us replied, that's one of the stupidest arguments anyone could ever make.

    That is just a ridiculous statement.

    Noone on here has ever said, or even implied (seriously), that they could do any better.

    Nor would they, it's a moot point, null and void.
     
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    I want a Fien 7/ Witt 6 combo with Ravs to the bench, I think that would take the pressure off Ravs that makes him rush & I think our halves would be stronger.
     
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    what?? im not signed by the warriors..
     
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    i would love too have a go, but i would get smashed!!
     
  10. Kid-Dynamite_old
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    Yea, I agree, there were a few kicks going down the fullback's Brent Crisps throat!
    But I got to SBW's comments on the footy show, "You can't take the negatives out of everything"

    Rovelli showed an improvers effort last night, and if he can improve his kicking game and do a bit of work, his passing is fine, and so is his vision, so if he does a bit of work on his kicking, I think he'll look like a decent enough NRL halfback!
    So no, I don't think he will, and I don't think he deserves to be dropped. You don't give a guy a chance, then when he's improving and playing some of his best he has all year (lets be honest) That'd destroy him!?


    I heard he had the highest defensive workload as well!
     
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    He set up two very good tries last night remember, and his Try Assists must be going up seeing as he had two last week, and two again last night from what I saw.

    I still think that Ivan has it screwed up with Ropati coming off the bench.
     
  12. edguy_old
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    lets face it . he wouldnt be starting halfback in any other nrl club in the comp right?
    end of story....
    and he wont be our starting halfback next year .thank god.
     
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    I think it's fair to say that almost all of of are sick of the 'signs of improvement' theory. He's been showing signs of improvement for three seasons. Can you name me any other half back in the history of rugby league thats been carried for so long while he shows signs of improvement?
     
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    He was kinda so bad before that anything is an improvement.
     
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    Last tackle options were pretty bad and against someone like the Storm if we kick straight to Slater he'll eat us for dinner.

    On another note I was disappointed with the performances from Rapira and especially Tuimavave. They don't look like the future at the moment aye.
     
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    I can`t wait to see what our halves combo will be next year. I think Rovelli has copped so much that he probably wouldn`t mind going somewhere else. I just have a feeling if we axe him, that`ll be the end of his professional rugby league career.
     
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    Sam Rapira 67m [6 runs] Over 10m per run thats pretty good.

    Evarn Tuimavave 59m [7] Not too bad..

    Pretty good with limited oppurtunities in my opinion.
     
  18. Joe 90_old
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    Rovelli showed he goes better at the 2nd receiver position. Both tries he set up (the long ball to Fai, and the kick for kirk?) we're with fien at ist receiver allowing Ravs more space and time to pick and choose his options.


    Ivan stuffed up moving Fien to hooker to replace Henderson, and bringing Ropati on to the 5/8 spot, which we all know he aint. Ravs became the ist receiver/go to guy by default, and true to form, he struggles in that role. No coincidence our attack started to lose shape and structure when this happened.

    If a Fien/Rovelli combo is the way Ivan's heading, then i think it needs to be for the entire match. I'd prefer a specialist hooker like Pawley bought onto the bench to give Henderson a rest, as bringing Ropati on just changes that halves dynamic for the worse, and like others, i just dont see him offering too much from the bench.......imo.
     
  19. Warrioraholic_old
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    Spot on man, I reakon Rovelli would make a great six, with the instruction never kick the ball for space and never be in a position to recieve the ball on the 5th, for the rest of his game I cant fault him and he plays great, but those areas are to important to get wrong for a halfback.

    I was extremely impressed woth the effort and games from Mannering Wiki and Hohia
     
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    It wont be the end of his career, somebody will want him, hes got the talent otherwise he would not have got this far, people need to lay of him abit, not take the negatives and look at the positives. He played pretty well last year.

    Arana Taumata who people here were raving about in the lead up to this game had an absolute shocker, He cant kick, he wasnt involved in the last tackle options for the dogs, dropped the bvall after the dogs got a try. About the only time i heard the commentators mention him was when he threw the gridion ball. Rovelli outplayed him.