Are our Eels relentless enough to win it. l.

  1.  In my years of watching footy the relentless teams with defensive intensity ,the continual roll of a wave in attack for the full 80 minutes are generally the overall winners of competitions. Week in week out it has to be produced. The grunt work  is necessary  to unleash the stars.  In your face defence for 80, zip and run from dummy half. Everybody backing up a half break. Our great Eels sides had it,  the Storm and Roosters have shown it the last 20 years . We have the players ,we have the coaching staff , do we have the desire to get it done.   

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  • Defensively we perhaps can match the top teams. However, not much in attack in the last few years gives me little confidence. 

    • I'm hopeful Mary and Innis can change that. 

    • Bob Smith, the same was said about our teams before the run in the 80's.... you have to start somewhere if your attack is going to improve.....I can/could give you a myriad of reasons why our attack will be much better this year..... but you have heard it all before or you have already made up your mind...

      I would/could argue last year that our defense was worse than our attack and both for the same reasons! 

    • Watch out Bobby , Poppa will be along to mansplain to you that our spine is A1 and mentioning our lack of creativity in attack puts you in the obsessively bias category with me . 

      We must all agree that our playmaking is brilliant and any attacking deficiencies have now been " learnt " and amended through our rookie 45 year old half and fullback .  I made the error of pointing out that if Moses had a James Maloney type player a few years back to play alongside he wouldn't be learning anything in 2021 and would've actually been teaching guys like Brown .  Not kosher apparently as Moses and Brown are not the same race , Moses can only lead other Lebs . 

      • LOL Wiz, talk about facts and don't let them spoil the story.....

        Of course your right and I had no real reason to change Bobby's confidence.

        If I sit back for another 30 years I will eventually be right (don't panic I will be dead and I expect a post humous apology)

        In the interim if we did knock off the comp this year, I have a suspicion that it would not be good enough.

        You are a smarter man than me Wiz and I will gratefully serve under you in the training room and not say a word.

        I look forward to your next lecture about outplacing Moses, Brown and Gutherson.....imagine the players that will come to the club just to play under Jake Arthur's attack and organisation skill.

        I really love the optimism about having Josh Hodgson in the side as it is a guaranteed Premiership!

  • We are a very good side but our intensity matches that of BAs.
    Very blasé, minimal passion and doesn't seem like he demands excellence from his players...

    • You must be kidding Frank, BA has been criticised a lot, but surely you can't criticise him for being blase and lacking passion. He may be measured in his responses to questions but don't let that fool you.

      • Well he certainly isn't as passionate as the majority of succesful coaches who have won a comp, that's for sure.

        Id like to see him show a bit of passion for once - that kind of shit rubs off on players and it helps improve his reputation amongst the fans.

        • I don't know about that Frank, he may no act like a Bellamy or Hasler in the coaches box or manipulate the media like Robbo in press conferences with a cry and dummy spit about the refs but he doesn't lack passion for mine.

          The one thing I'd like to see is him question the bad descisions, but not like Robbo, he looks like a spoilt kid that had his ice cream stolen.

           

        • Seriously Frank, Gibbo showed the passion of a blind frog with leprosy,  the players still did the job.

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