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20/05/13 - Leeds Rhinos v St Helens - KO 7.45pm (Sky Sports)


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Who will win?

  1. Voted Leeds Rhinos (8 votes [61.54%])

    Percentage of vote: 61.54%

  2. St Helens (5 votes [38.46%])

    Percentage of vote: 38.46%

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#141 Saintslass

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Posted 21 May 2013 - 12:54 PM

First half was like a friendly, the second half was like a Final Eliminator.

That's quite a good way of describing the game.



#142 terrywebbisgod

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Posted 21 May 2013 - 12:56 PM

I don't think it's annoying at all! :D

 

I disagree that Leeds went flat.  They looked pretty much consistent throughout the match.  I think what happened was that pretty much from the moment Ashe triggered the knock on from McGuire, which gave Saints a little boost, we started to believe we could make a match of it.  Then, at some unknown point, we started to believe we could win the match.  Rather than Leeds going flat I think it was Saints who sparked up.

What did change was how Leeds played,from moving the ball wide to then go to five drives and a kick.


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#143 Ant

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Posted 21 May 2013 - 01:08 PM

That'll be Sinfield exerting his "Golden Boot" class...


Stop Burrow, you stop Leeds
That's what Saints figured out.

#144 terrywebbisgod

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Posted 21 May 2013 - 01:09 PM

That'll be Sinfield exerting his "Golden Boot" class...


Stop Burrow, you stop Leeds
That's what Saints figured out.

Burrow stops himself.The biggest mistake Leeds made this season was not buying Lunt.


Edited by terrywebbisgod, 21 May 2013 - 01:09 PM.

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#145 Ant

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Posted 21 May 2013 - 01:10 PM

The other alternative is wait till McGuire remembers he is second rate now and has a tantrum.

#146 terrywebbisgod

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Posted 21 May 2013 - 01:11 PM

The other alternative is wait till McGuire remembers he is second rate now and has a tantrum.

:sclerosis:


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#147 Ant

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Posted 21 May 2013 - 01:14 PM

What? It's not like he hasn't done just that pretty much all game this season is it?

#148 terrywebbisgod

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Posted 21 May 2013 - 01:24 PM

What? It's not like he hasn't done just that pretty much all game this season is it?

McGuire, second rate,all time leading try scorer in SL,yeah,second rate. :bb:


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#149 RSN

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Posted 21 May 2013 - 01:29 PM

McGuire, second rate,all time leading try scorer in SL,yeah,second rate. :bb:


He didn't used to be second rate but he is now. He is getting frustrated that he can't play to the level he used to and now throws tantrums and does the occasional dirty play to compensate for it.

#150 terrywebbisgod

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Posted 21 May 2013 - 01:31 PM

He didn't used to be second rate but he is now. He is getting frustrated that he can't play to the level he used to and now throws tantrums and does the occasional dirty play to compensate for it.

I think second rate is a bit strong.


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#151 RSN

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Posted 21 May 2013 - 01:32 PM

I think second rate is a bit strong.


Probably so I guess, but he's not at the level he used to be and I think he knows it.

#152 terrywebbisgod

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Posted 21 May 2013 - 01:33 PM

Probably so I guess, but he's not at the level he used to be and I think he knows it.

I'm sure he does.


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#153 Saintslass

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Posted 21 May 2013 - 01:58 PM

What did change was how Leeds played,from moving the ball wide to then go to five drives and a kick.

Fair comment.  I wonder why they changed tactics like that?

 

We went from dropping the ball whenever we had a chance to hardly dropping the ball at all, which I think helped us somewhat!



#154 terrywebbisgod

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Posted 21 May 2013 - 02:42 PM

Fair comment.  I wonder why they changed tactics like that?

 

We went from dropping the ball whenever we had a chance to hardly dropping the ball at all, which I think helped us somewhat!

I think that's something most Leeds supporters would like to know.


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#155 Larry the Leit

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Posted 21 May 2013 - 02:45 PM

I think that Jamie Jones Buchanan took Leeds apart last night.  Great to see Stuart Howarth doing so well, I wasn't sorry to see him leave Wakefield as he never really shone, but he quite often looks the part up the middle when surrounded by better players in the Saints side.  I've given Nathan Brown some stick, but he seems to have seen somthing in him that Kear, Agar and Vievers didn't.



#156 terrywebbisgod

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Posted 21 May 2013 - 02:54 PM

I think that Jamie Jones Buchanan took Leeds apart last night.  Great to see Stuart Howarth doing so well, I wasn't sorry to see him leave Wakefield as he never really shone, but he quite often looks the part up the middle when surrounded by better players in the Saints side.  I've given Nathan Brown some stick, but he seems to have seen somthing in him that Kear, Agar and Vievers didn't.

How can he take his own team apart?


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#157 Larry the Leit

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Posted 21 May 2013 - 03:01 PM

How can he take his own team apart?

 

His defensive mis-reads, his ball control (or lack of).  He played as big a part in the Saints victory as any player for Saints did.  



#158 terrywebbisgod

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Posted 21 May 2013 - 03:02 PM

His defensive mis-reads, his ball control (or lack of).  He played as big a part in the Saints victory as any player for Saints did.  

Very true.


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#159 Southstander13

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Posted 21 May 2013 - 03:04 PM

How can he take his own team apart?

 

He got MoM at the the ground! Thought that was a bit odd myself but there you go!

 

He seemed to want to play stand off for the last 10 mins and kept receiving the ball on the last tackle, resulting in a completely wasted play and zero pressure applied to Saints line.



#160 bluewhite10

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Posted 21 May 2013 - 03:04 PM

Lol at leeds
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