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11/05/14 - Bradford Bulls v St Helens KO 3pm


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#21 Amber Avenger

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Posted 11 May 2014 - 04:27 PM

Normal service resumed. We started kind of OK,holding up well on the line. Kind of typical then that Saints's breakthrough 2nd try was a spectacular 60meter effort. After that it became so easy for them and they never really got out of 2nd gear. We never seriously threatened the line either. Knew it would be back to reality this weekend shame it was such a poor effort. 


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#22 Saintslass

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Posted 11 May 2014 - 04:50 PM

Saints won 50-0. Can't ask for more than that.

 

Next weekend's clash with Warrington is nicely set up after their impressive win on Friday.

No complaints on that one.  Just so long as they keep their heads and remember that we were playing a team low on players, confidence and pretty much everything else.  I hope they have learned not to believe their own hype after their fall from grace on Good Friday!

 

Pity we have had to lose Swift and Greenwood to injury.  They are two good players.


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#23 Wolford6

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Posted 11 May 2014 - 05:01 PM

Luke Walsh dictated that game from start to finish, and walked off with clean knees. Our players just stood back and watched him kill us.

 

We were still playing one out rugby when we were thirty points down and never once even attempted a short kick off.

We lost by fifty points and our fullback got Man of the Match.

 

 

There's no disguising it; the Bulls performance was stone cold incompetent.


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#24 hindle xiii

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Posted 11 May 2014 - 07:06 PM

We made Lance Hohaia look like Benji ##### Marshall.

 

No size, no threat, no idea, no chance.

 

Bradford are down.


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#25 Saintslass

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Posted 11 May 2014 - 07:23 PM

We made Lance Hohaia look like Benji ##### Marshall.

 

Lance Hohaia is a good player.  He's been treated badly by successive coaches without opportunity to cement a place in the team for over 2 years now.  But he has real skill and lightening pace.  If he was just allowed by Tinkerman Brown to develop his partnership with Walsh he could be a pretty nifty six.



#26 hindle xiii

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Posted 11 May 2014 - 07:46 PM

Lance Hohaia is a good player.  He's been treated badly by successive coaches without opportunity to cement a place in the team for over 2 years now.  But he has real skill and lightening pace.  If he was just allowed by Tinkerman Brown to develop his partnership with Walsh he could be a pretty nifty six.

I can't see it myself. He is better than Addy though.


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#27 LordCharles

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Posted 11 May 2014 - 10:01 PM

In Hohaia you are talking about a World Cup winner that has throughout his career played at the very highest level and stood out on many an occasion in many a big game..........give the lad some credit.

#28 Saintslass

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Posted 11 May 2014 - 10:55 PM

In Hohaia you are talking about a World Cup winner that has throughout his career played at the very highest level and stood out on many an occasion in many a big game..........give the lad some credit.

For some reason it seems fashionable to bag Hohaia.

 

Apparently he played very well today.  I didn't go and so can't give an opinion.  But he appears to play particularly well alongside Walsh which may suggest that all he really needed in order to show his skills was a proper seven to play alongside, something we haven't had in years.



#29 JonNgog

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Posted 11 May 2014 - 10:59 PM

Lass is right about Hohaia... having seen him over his 2.5 years at Saints , when his confidence is high he is a classy player to have, but he has been thrown in and out of the team and in and out of different positions (including in his debut season when he was trying to settle to a new country and league) that he has rarely had the chance to gain such confidence, and being made a scapegoat for a Saints side that was lacking in several areas just compounded it. The guy deserves a chance.



#30 Konkrete

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Posted 11 May 2014 - 11:04 PM

Monumental amount of errors meant no field position all game. Saints were too fast with two NRL star halfbacks taking us apart.

We can't catch, we're so slow off our line it's unbelievable, we can't find touch on kicks, we pass the ball to the opposition, we kick out on the full off the kick off and we're all over the place in defence. On top of that we've got centres playing at second row and prop today plus wingers at full back and loose forwards at stand-off and the stand-off at half. In an already small squad we've got 8 first team players missing.

It's a right bloody mess on and off the field. We need a miracle.
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#31 Bulliac

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Posted 12 May 2014 - 10:15 AM

The game was lost when the team was announced, to be honest. Just two props, no scrum half, an emergency full back and a winger in the second row for much of the game, with our minuscule squad a Bull's win was never in the offing. It's very difficult to blame backs for hurried mistakes when the forwards just aren't there aren't there.

 

That said, Saints played well and thoroughly deserved the points - different class, end of.


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