Purple Heart
Mmmmmmmmm.

Well I wasn't quite expecting that result. Have to hold the thought that it is very, very, early days, and hope it is all part of the masterplan that Ross and his cohorts have concocted to lull every other team into a false sense of security.

What more can we say?
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Goby
I can understand structures falling away because of the new key players needing some time to have it drilled into them over a season, or the skills needing to be refined because after all this is a rebuild. What I don't accept is what I saw from some of the players who just didn't look like they were fit enough and didn't give anywhere near the effort which should be a non-negotiable at all times. Doesn't matter if they are training, a preseason game or during a season. 

Fitness and effort will be the basis of any rebuild and if guys are not going to get themselves up for that then we have problems. 

The whole backline was shocking. I dont think there was near enough effort from guys like Spurr, Ibbo and Dawson who should be the rocks down there. Hamling had a big task and very little help I thought. I wouldn't judge him on this one performance. 

You could go through a whole list of guys who were horrid. Mundy, Sheridan, Suban, Sutcliffe and Taberner. Just not good enough.



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Goby
Oh and for pity sake please nobody make the excuse that it was just a preseason match. I think after the dismal 2016 season everyone deserves to watch the team put in a decent effort.  Besides if it is just a preseason meaningless game, it seems some of the players didn't get that message, because the effort some put in was clearly head and shoulders about some others. 
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gtar58
They looked a fair way off what is required , i would not blame the backs too much , As there was no pressure whatsoever on the ball carrier , They had time to pinpoint their passes into the forward line , In complete contrast our forwards had the ball sat on their head the very few times it did get down there , It is going to be a very long season if that is what they are going to dish up
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