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Emosi Koloto

Sinfield's form in last few games

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Pressure releasing bombs? A bomb is an attacking kick and these are generally aimed at a player to put the pressure on them, I'm now convinced you don't watch the games.

A bomb is a high kick. He was putting these straight into a static McDonnell with tonnes of space around him. He didn't even nearly turn him around. The hang time is what releases the pressure as players have time to chase it up and if you find space (which there was often plenty), even more time. But since this didn't happen, because Sinfield apparently wasn't kicking down McDonnell's throat all the time, I'll let you off ;)

Where have I said Sinfields form is good? It isn't at the moment it's down on his usually high standards. Doesn't mean he should be written off on the basis of four mid season games, I don't do knee jerkery

But why should Danny Brough be written off because he has the off poor game? It's the only argument I've ever heard against him.

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But why should Danny Brough be written off because he has the off poor game? It's the only argument I've ever heard against him.

I've not written him off he is a good player in good form but I would say Sinfield has performed at the business end of the season far more times than Brough so writing Sinfield off in the middle of the season seems hasty to me.

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I honestly believe that if Macnamara picks a Chase/Sinfield combo we have lost before we start. If he goes Widdop and Brough then we have a chance. It is as simple as that for me

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They had them three in 2005 I know that but I don't think Smith and Thurston were at the level they are now in 2005.

I think you'll find a couple of players by the names of Andrew Johns and Brad Fittler fielded by NSW over their 2003, 2004, 2005 winning streak. Watch Game II and III from 2005 for Johns masterclasses. Game 1 from 2003 for exceptional Lockyer play from fullback and Johns magic counterattack.

We have Tomkins who is the biggest attacking threat we have had in decades. Wingers who IMO are better than their Aussie opposition. In the centres Watkins is a huge threat which if given the time and space he can get past his opposition of any class. I'll admit we are lacking a bit in our other centre. Forwards we pretty much match them. We've matched them for years. Where haven't we matched them? In the halves.

On the wing, Hall is proven, but no one else would even make either Origin team. Watkins may yet prove formidable, but has not even faced the highest class. God help him if his introduction is against Inglis.

Forwards have definitely not matched Australia for years, it's been a well perpetrated myth. If it had, Sinfield's international performances would be held in higher regard. However, the English pack, save for hooker, does now look like a match for the Aussies. We shall see if they deliver on glaring potential or whether the recurring handling issues of key names prove costly at the highest level.

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I've not written him off he is a good player in good form but I would say Sinfield has performed at the business end of the season far more times than Brough so writing Sinfield off in the middle of the season seems hasty to me.

Brough has hardly had the opportunities that Sinfield has had though, has he?

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Actually, isn't Brough the best 6 in the country, not 7? Just saying ;)

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When does Daniel Holdsworth become English?

Just like Chase, Never!

But he still eclipsed Sinfield last night.

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I think you'll find a couple of players by the names of Andrew Johns and Brad Fittler fielded by NSW over their 2003, 2004, 2005 winning streak. Watch Game II and III from 2005 for Johns masterclasses. Game 1 from 2003 for exceptional Lockyer play from fullback and Johns magic counterattack.

On the wing, Hall is proven, but no one else would even make either Origin team. Watkins may yet prove formidable, but has not even faced the highest class. God help him if his introduction is against Inglis.

Forwards have definitely not matched Australia for years, it's been a well perpetrated myth. If it had, Sinfield's international performances would be held in higher regard. However, the English pack, save for hooker, does now look like a match for the Aussies. We shall see if they deliver on glaring potential or whether the recurring handling issues of key names prove costly at the highest level.

So they beat them because they had better halves? That pretty much backs up my point.

Hall has been outclassed by the last two wingers he has played in Charnley and Lineham. I've seen nothing to suggest that they arnt better than other Aussie wingers. The 'they wouldn't make origin' probably isn't true and is bases on the everything in the NRL is twice as good as SL which a lot of Australians believe.

We have matched them but the half backs just take over. England are forwards more often than not are being forced to bring it out from inside their own 10m line due to Aus pin point kicking whilst Englands kicking meant that Aus start their sets from the 30m line. If Englands forwards gain 40m from a set then kick it straight to the Aus full back and he runs it to the 30m line. Aus then make 40m and force a repeat set due to finishing the set inside the opposition's half who's are better? They all made the same yardage. But in the stats it'll say that the Australian side made more metres due to the metres they made on the kick return.

We will see how Watkins goes against Aus. He is capable of carving the Aussie defence open I'm sure. But we will have to see.

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So they beat them because they had better halves? That pretty much backs up my point.

Hall has been outclassed by the last two wingers he has played in Charnley and Lineham. I've seen nothing to suggest that they arnt better than other Aussie wingers. The 'they wouldn't make origin' probably isn't true and is bases on the everything in the NRL is twice as good as SL which a lot of Australians believe.

We have matched them but the half backs just take over. England are forwards more often than not are being forced to bring it out from inside their own 10m line due to Aus pin point kicking whilst Englands kicking meant that Aus start their sets from the 30m line. If Englands forwards gain 40m from a set then kick it straight to the Aus full back and he runs it to the 30m line. Aus then make 40m and force a repeat set due to finishing the set inside the opposition's half who's are better? They all made the same yardage. But in the stats it'll say that the Australian side made more metres due to the metres they made on the kick return.

We will see how Watkins goes against Aus. He is capable of carving the Aussie defence open I'm sure. But we will have to see.

I agree with much of this especially the point that Australia have had a far superior tactical kicking game for decades.

Australia have plenty of great tactical kickers seeded throughout the teams they put out. Just in the current team they have three of the best around in Smith, Thurston and Cronk as well as others capable of kicking if needed.

 

They are also usually a better run team with more nous and a strategy that they stick to.

If there becomes a point where they have to adjust and adapt and they switch gears and game plan in a smooth transition, this come down to the Coaching and to some extent the experience that is forged in SOO games.

 

Tactical Kicking, good chase.

Top Shelf Halves linking the grunt to the pacemen

Good Coaching (throughout their careers)

Combine these three things with a burning self belief and you are already more than half way to winning when you walk out on to the paddock.

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I've never been more convinced you don't actually watch the games.

Sinfield was shocking yesterday. The number of times McDonnell barely had to move to take his "pressure relieving" bombs was ridiculous for someone who is supposed to have this as a strength. McDonnell had a field day.

His kicking game is getting worse. It was erratic against Wigan at times (costing them a try before HT). It was completely dominated by Huddersfield's opposite number the other week, and save the first 20 minutes, he was virtually invisible against a very poor Saints outfit.

Sinfield's form is awful at the moment. This has been something used to beat Danny Brough down. We now know that it's fair to both. Currently, Brough has the better skill set. Sinfield's only redeeming feature is he's a great captain of a champion side. There are plenty of people that can fill that role for England.

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I've never been more convinced you don't actually watch the games.

Sinfield was shocking yesterday. The number of times McDonnell barely had to move to take his "pressure relieving" bombs was ridiculous for someone who is supposed to have this as a strength. McDonnell had a field day.

His kicking game is getting worse. It was erratic against Wigan at times (costing them a try before HT). It was completely dominated by Huddersfield's opposite number the other week, and save the first 20 minutes, he was virtually invisible against a very poor Saints outfit.

Sinfield's form is awful at the moment. This has been something used to beat Danny Brough down. We now know that it's fair to both. Currently, Brough has the better skill set. Sinfield's only redeeming feature is he's a great captain of a champion side. There are plenty of people that can fill that role for England.

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When does Daniel Holdsworth become English?

is that the player that joe mellor played off the park last season????

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Sinfield has always struck me has a school prefect figure. A teacher's/coach's dream. Unfortunately he has never been good enough to play in the halves or big enough for 13. There has only ever been a place for him in a side at 9 but there are many better options around.

He's making the unique step of transferring his international form to club level. Brough must be gutted

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Lets face it he's rubbish and away's has been,not even fairly good either

 

Against Australia, is Sinfield going to have this luxury of being near the goal line every time?

If he can't get to get us out of danger (which recent form is suggesting he's losing that ability at an alarming rate), then he's not really that good to us, is he? He's slow as well. He's a fairly good organiser but not quick enough to take advantage of that.

I'm being more and more convinced every week that Brough is definitely the answer, not Sinfield.

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Lets face it he's rubbish and away's has been,not even fairly good either

Against Australia, is Sinfield going to have this luxury of being near the goal line every time?

If he can't get to get us out of danger (which recent form is suggesting he's losing that ability at an alarming rate), then he's not really that good to us, is he? He's slow as well. He's a fairly good organiser but not quick enough to take advantage of that.

I'm being more and more convinced every week that Brough is definitely the answer, not Sinfield.

Your first point renders your others a bit irrelevant, he's clearly not rubbish is he, you must have an agenda, you may not rate him and you may not have picked him, doesn't make him rubbish does it.

3 gf winning coaches and 3 gb/England coaches also disagree with you, I'll take their opinion over yours any day of the week

Brough is not the answer he's Scottish we'll this week anywat

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Your first point renders your others a bit irrelevant, he's clearly not rubbish is he, you must have an agenda, you may not rate him and you may not have picked him, doesn't make him rubbish does it.

3 gf winning coaches and 3 gb/England coaches also disagree with you, I'll take their opinion over yours any day of the week

Brough is not the answer he's Scottish we'll this week anywat

Once again, quit with the agenda stuff, you make yourself look incredibly arrogant.

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Once again, quit with the agenda stuff, you make yourself look incredibly arrogant.

Do you think saying 'Sinfield is clearly rubbish and always has been' sound like a guy with a well thought out reasoned argument?

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Hey you If you read all my post's you will see I agree with you.On this post I was having a dig at the little green men which is the reason they don't like Sinfield.If Sinfield Is so lacking in ability have there been any the player in the last 10 year's who have been as poor?Criticism is one thing ,but this kind of assassination is very WAARD of the mark

Your first point renders your others a bit irrelevant, he's clearly not rubbish is he, you must have an agenda, you may not rate him and you may not have picked him, doesn't make him rubbish does it.


3 gf winning coaches and 3 gb/England coaches also disagree with you, I'll take their opinion over yours any day of the week

Brough is not the answer he's Scottish we'll this week anywat

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Hey you If you read all my post's you will see I agree with you.On this post I was having a dig at the little green men which is the reason they don't like Sinfield.If Sinfield Is so lacking in ability have there been any the player in the last 10 year's who have been as poor?Criticism is one thing ,but this kind of assassination is very WAARD of the mark

I apologise then I didn't pick up on the tone of your post.

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