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Posted: Fri May 26, 2023 8:27 am
A lot on here are calling Powell and ONIEL well for the next game our coaches should try Cust at nine with Forber as interchange we still look clunky at our pivot area
Posted: Fri May 26, 2023 8:32 am
Posted: Fri May 26, 2023 9:14 am
Why not be more constructive
Posted: Fri May 26, 2023 9:16 am
It's not going to happen. Is that constructive enough?
Posted: Fri May 26, 2023 9:22 am
Didn’t go last night but watched on sky and Powell and O’Neill looked to have a good game.
Posted: Fri May 26, 2023 10:39 am
by the pieman
i'm not a Powell knocker, but one thing i picked up last night listening to radio manc is the influence Parcell has on HKR
I dont think i have ever heard commentators say that Powell is controlling / dominating the game, and as a player that probably touches the ball more than any other, they should be able to influence or control a game
Posted: Fri May 26, 2023 10:42 am
by Southern Softy
Hookers like Parcell (also Dwyer/Clark etc.) relish playing against Powell. They know at regular intervals he is likely to be caught on the wrong side of the PTB and leave a hole or just lose concentration and they can run right through it. It's been happening for years and it doesn't seem likely to change.
Posted: Fri May 26, 2023 11:29 am
It’s a known fact that we are missing an attacking threat from the PTB.
Powell doesn’t offer that, never has
Posted: Fri May 26, 2023 12:17 pm
It’s pointless comparing Parcell and Powell because clearly they’re being asked to do totally different jobs but what I will say is that Parcell is class. Leeds dumping him a couple of years back sums up their recruitment and retention this last few years. He is so much better than anything they’ve had at hooker since then.
Posted: Fri May 26, 2023 12:28 pm
I’m a bit concerned O’Neill seems to have taken a step back but I think being brought on at 60-65mins is a bit pointless
Personally I don’t see why we don’t swap them and start o’neill with powell coming on later
O’Neill is clearly the quicker player so to me it makes more sense to have him on when everyone else is fresh the bring your slow player once people are fatigued towards half time and end of game
I remember when we were at what I consider our best under Madge and we would crush teams in the first 20mins of each half then control the latter 20