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The Tip Sheet – 2022 Ep 38: Instant Reaction, Big Men Dominate The Roosters

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The Tip Sheet is live from Jacks Bar & Grill as the Parramatta Eels bounce back from the shock loss to Canterbury with a high quality victory over the Sydney Roosters.

Sixties and Forty20 analyse the 26-16 win, breaking down a fluent and flowing first half and a grittier and tougher second half. On a night where the forwards were the difference, the boys discuss who was the best. Junior Paulo took the official man of the match gong whereas Sixties leaned to Reagan Campbell-Gillard and Forty20 to Shaun Lane.

The win lifts the Eels back into a share of 4th place on the ladder but there is still plenty of work to be done in the coming weeks and months.

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Anonymous

Glad to see they found their ‘nuts’ so quickly. See how long it lasts when a team puts it to them.

John Eel

Gee your hard to please Anon. It was a forward pass and a lucky bounce away from a total demolition

sixties

Spot on John. All of us were angered by last week and were rightly critical. This game deserved praise so we give it.

Parra Pete

I thought people over-read the loss to Canterbury last week. The ‘fans’ looked at the position of the Dogs on the ladder – the possible loss of picking the in tipping comps – but overlooked at the actual way the game played out. Sure, the Eels were thrashed on the scoreboard by the team coming last, but as I wrote last week, the Eels left at least five tries out on the paddock, and conceded AT LEAST two to arse incidents…two intercepts. It was a wake-up call FOR SURE, but wasn’t the end of the season, and a reason for… Read more »

Spark

It was great to see that they went back to their straight through the middle angles. I do have concerns though. It was a frenetic high risk off loading strategy that worked for us last night but could have easily just ended up in tears. They will win more games than they lose using this uptempo play but in a final/ GF there is no way that they will play like that. That’s the dilemma. Parra just have to adopt it as ‘Parra footy’ and do it all the time. You can see in the 2nd half they stopped playing… Read more »

sixties

Spark, I was pleased with our footy in both halves. We played the offloads because we put the Roosters on the back foot and the opportunities were there. I’m not sure if you were at the game, but the Chooks laid all over us in the tackles in the second half and didn’t get pulled up once for ruck infringements. We played with patience and didn’t get frustrated by the lack of calls. It was very good to see.

Spark

Agree – I was just spitballing. It’s a very high risk strategy to off load like we did. I think it really suits our game ! As for the ruck interpretation.. please don’t ruin my weekend 😂

sixties

If support players are in position and are ready for the offload, it’s a beautiful thing. A pet hate of mine is players looking for the offload but nobody supporting them.

Poppa

60’s Phil Jauncey sports shrink made the difference of “point of execution” this is the simple answer to the issue of why we were better. The focus on execution was on, the good sides do it all the time. If Parra before they go out have a single minded focus on this then they will put teams to bed like Panthers and Storm currently do. Of course Roosters came up with the tactic in the second half, wisely we didn’t force the off load when it wasn’t on. We were vulnerable to the dogs because we were predictable, they new… Read more »

John Eel

The Try that Sivo scored was a thing of beauty.

To me what made it such a great try was that every player looking for an off load found someone backing up looking for a pass.

On every occasion the pass was crisp, well handled and finished to a tee by Sivo. They were all clearly aware that it needed to go left.

I thought the outstanding off load was Matto. I don’t know how he got it away.

sixties

It was a great pick up from him too. What about the quick hands by Dylan.

John Eel

Yes I forgot to add that in, good pickup. I was getting a bit carried away.

In fact the speed of the Dylan pass ensured Sivo had the overlap.

Shaun

A week is a long time in rugba leeg. After a week of gloom and grumblings about players, coaches and recruitment come Sunday morning we are luxuriating in the after glow of a great win and the resigning of Matto. It was such a good game and while the second half could not match the first, the patience the team showed was commendable. The standard has been set. If they can meet it from now on they will be hard to stop. And great points about how sections of the NRL media are really nothing more than sporting gossip columnists… Read more »

John Eel

Shaun I hope you weren’t referring to the wonderful Buzz Rothfield when talking about “sporting gossip columnists “

Shaun

Heaven forbid! No, our course not! I mean what made you think that I could be referring to him other than everything I wrote in that paragraph.

sixties

“Luxuriating in the afterglow.“ – might borrow that for an upcoming pod.

Shaun

Go for it. I hope there is a lot more luxuriating for us Eels fans for the rest of the season.

sixties

👌 👌 👌

John Eel

People should never underestimate the value of a longer playing contract.

When players are off to the bank manager to get a loan for the next house or Ferrari. The bank manager is going to be a lot more accommodating with a longer contract than a shorter one.

I know that is being Captain Obvious but worth mentioning. I think that the length of the contract would have played a big part in Ryan Matterson’s decision.

sixties

It has played a part in players leaving so it has to be equally influential in them staying.

John Eel

I have just watched the Tupianua try again, about 6 times. Walker was carrying the ball to the try line.

He did not turn the body, then threw the ball away from his body, a short ball to Tuipianua.

By pure physics that had to be forward. By the eye test it was a mile forward. I know those short balls are sometimes hard to pickup but that was a bad miss.

sixties

Everything about it was a bad miss. As you said, given the player movement and positioning, even a legal flat ball would have looked forward and resulted in a forward pass call 9 times out of 10. In this instance, it was thrown forward and because it looked atrociously so, it’s hard to believe it wasn’t called.

Trapped in the 1970’s

What was your thought on the Verills’ (I think it was) “evasive action” call Sixties?

BDon

And Suuali playing the ball incorrectly,but the ref calling Mahoney as obstructing. Bunker cleared Mahoney but apparently unable to call Suuali. Suuali’s infringement obstructed Mahoney from getting to marker, surely it should have been assessed as one incident and the cause penalised.

sixties

It was the most blatant example of not getting to your feet that you’d ever see. The officiating was bog average (to be kind).

sixties

Don’t get me started! We blew up deluxe!

Milo

Great podcast fellas. Well done. I enjoyed the listen and information around N Brown and co. Well done it does make sense in terms of the hysteria from some in the media.
Parra just need to do what they do best – and that’s to follow the coaches plans.
Interesting you mentioned 60’s about the retention and approx. costs of the rest of the players. I hope they factored in Penisini and D Brown…..as they will be no doubt marked by other clubs. If we keep both we will be in a good spot in a few years to come.

sixties

That’s the thing. These blokes will be upgraded so the coin will be spread thin amongst the rest.

John Eel

In this situation you have two avenues to fill out your roster. Journeyman with experience or untried junior superstars. Last year the Roosters came undone injuries to older players but had Walker stand up,

Milo

Hey John, how about a blend of both…journeymen to some extent with some NRL exp. and some juniors. I think with Hopgood and the Knights prop, both have some NRL experience, and i assume we may have another one or so to add. It will be good to see how Rodwell goes

John Eel

That works Milo. In fact both the Roosters and Storm do exactly that.

I have seen comments about the Eels not being able to recruit big name players like the Storm.

In line with that discussion about 6 months back the DT published a list of all Bellamy’s recruits since joining the Storm. They all come with NRL experience. There were no big name recruits in the list.

They do exactly as you suggest, players with good NRL experience and juniors with big potential.

Anonymous

Think they followed coaches instructions this week so maybe blame for dogs game should be laid where it belonged and thats not the coaching staff !

Milo

Anon, I would agree with you here, leadership on the field….and all being held accountable.

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