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The Tip Sheet – 2022 Ep 74: Instant Reaction, Eels Overwhelm Storm & Book Blockbuster With Penrith

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The Parramatta Eels stamped their papers into the Top 4 with a punishing display of physical dominance over the Melbourne Storm. The 22-14 victory flips the table between the two teams and continues Parramatta’s impressive run into the finals.

Sixties and Forty20 are live from Jacks Bar & Grill to breakdown a huge win for the Blue & Gold. From the incredible efforts of the starting middles to the heroics of Maika Sivo on the left wing – the boys dissect it all.

Up next are massive games for both the NSW Cup and NRLW before all eyes turn to Penrith and the blockbuster that looms next week!

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38 thoughts on “The Tip Sheet – 2022 Ep 74: Instant Reaction, Eels Overwhelm Storm & Book Blockbuster With Penrith

  1. Milo

    Very good boys – well done and shame Neville couldn’t make it. Hope he is ok.
    A good win and what was needed. Yes we made the last 4 mins look avg and they will sort this.
    I firmly believe they will win next week. Something tells me we will do it, we just need to hold our nerve and play our game.
    We also need to ensure the refs are not conned by Penrith.
    I think if our forwards can dominant again we will be ok. My concern tbh is the bench….i think we may need four fwds in a semi.

      1. Milo

        60’s have you seen the flight costs??? I could also be looking for another wife if i did this, but she would understand one day!!

  2. Anonymous

    Awesome regular season in retrospect – yes we lost to the bottom team twice, and were Jekylish and Hydish too often enough on week to week form; but fair dues, the lads have knuckled down at a time when it has counted the most. The thought of a top 4 finish four weeks ago? I would have told myself ‘you’re drreamin …’. Very happy!

    Didn’t love how they put the cue in the rack with about 10 minutes to go. I always think finishing strong gives a psychological head start for the following week. Also didn’t think a short drop-out at 20-0 up was smart strategically – but small gripes on a monumental and fantastic night.

    Go Eels!

    1. sixties

      So much to enjoy. I called out in despair with that dropout so I absolutely agree with that. But it was just such a dominant display.

  3. pete

    Great podcast guys.
    Top 4 so good!!
    Storm the cheats!!
    The Ruck and play the ball speed. A tale of two sets of rules. AK just penalised Parra for nothing.
    RCG was awesome and Juniors best game since Origin with 20 carries+200m.
    Sivo is a beast with and without the ball. He’s been great under the high ball.
    Moses smashed Bromwich! Moses is a leader!
    Well played Parra!!

  4. BDon

    Tks men, great win. The last 5 and 2 momentum killing errors, we are narrowing down our box of horrors, perfection will never happen in RL but winning at this time of year needs good habits and a splash of luck.
    Dylan and Marata were pinged for tackle indiscretions that you see 100 times each week, make that 200. There was no slowing down, Dylan was ensuring a secure tackle and Marata released the player within fair time but bodies were a bit tangled. The Storm’s technique holds players longer 50% of the time. Watch how many times Harry Grant pushes the player back down as he gets up, and Felice Kaufusi does his best to look like a turtle slumped on top of blokes.
    And Paul Gallen, give me a break, trying to compare Moses to JWH and NAS. Any punter could see Moses locked himself onto Bromwich and never one centimetre furthered his body weight and head into the jaw region. Couldn’t be said for some of those other 2 blokes’ actions.

    1. MickB

      Totally agree with all this. I couldn’t understand the Dyl ‘flop’ penalty. Happens multiple times a set in every game.

      Melbourne were pretty poor on the whole. Poor discipline, silly errors. But our boys only let them play as well as they did.

      I’ve been a bit of a critic of Paulo all year, but geez, that has to be close to the best game a forward has put in all year across all teams. He was immense. Reg also superb. But the forwards were fantastic across the board. Even Kafusi and Maka were great in their stints. Lane clearly had a target on him, but was still strong.

      The backs were doing great work out of the back field and taking early carries. The only people that were a bit quiet – Opacic, and Waqa was a bit clumsy. But that’s all just nit picking.

      Great game.

      1. HamSammich

        The Dylan/Reed flop penalty, the exact same thing happened on the first tackle to Gutherson. Nothing said. Melbourne get every leg up possible and yet still can’t beat us

        1. Anonymous

          Yep, Nofoaluma, did exactly the same, stopped him, regripped with the front on hug and bore was a carbon copy but OK this time.

          1. Joe Vass

            Just as I warned the other day in’Bumpers Up’, Klein is a poor referee. I have been watching him closely for years. He finds penalties that aren’t there and at critical times. He was the bunker referee that cost the Tigers the game in Townsville again looking for something again that wasn’t there and fell for Kyle Feldt’s con. My fear is that one of his howlers will decide a finals game.

      2. Chris K

        The inconsistency was rife – but Melbourne base their game off spoiling, and I think the Bellamy media factor intimidates the refs into giving inconsistent ‘square-up’ penalties to the opposition so the ledger doesn’t look too one-sided.

        How about that soft Munster ‘high-tackle’ on the upper chest that Klein was right in front of and inexplicably called, versus the swinging arm in the falling tackle on Penisini (if I recall rightly) in the second half when he was falling. Not intentional and accidental, but there was contact and usually high = high, regardless of the intent.

        1. John Eel

          Well said Chris K. There were a number of instances of square ups.

          There were instances of loitering in the tackle that did not draw a reaction from the referee.

          There is a reason our play the ball speeds are so high. Teams get away with loitering in the tackle.

          1. sixties

            We don’t wrestle or hold down like these teams. Overall we have managed to finish as the least penalised team. But that came from our good discipline.

      3. sixties

        The thing about Lane is that try to go high to wrap him up but he just powers ahead with leg drive. He’s in rare form.

    2. sixties

      So true BDon. The difference was evident in the play the ball speeds. They wrestle and hold down in defence. Walk off the mark in attack!

  5. Johnno

    Great game, loved the result, Parra played really well. One thing was the late fade out, Ice was gassed and we need to manage our bench better, substitutions aside, its more about timing, recognising tired player signs , before they actually are exhausted. A Late fade out in the semis, after all our great work to get there, could very well cost us dearly. All in all great result, fantastic effort, go parra

  6. Spark

    The Eels were absolutely fantastic. Yes some may say they clocked off at the 75th minute but that was just pure fatigue. Ice was responsible for two tries but he was completely gone. Perhaps in hindsight they should have bought him off early ?
    The only criticism I have is the absolutely insane short drop out at the 65th minute. Surely at that time of the match you go for territory? We didn’t need the points and the only outcome would have been a Storm ball on our line for 6 tackles ?
    Insane from the captain – still can’t get over it. Definitely the turning point in the match.
    Hopefully in the review they will recognise this. I would hate to see this play in a final match which may cost us a place.
    Overall, well done. The team was magnificent.

    1. Longfin Eel

      I think the players had their minds on next week towards the end of that game. Junior almost said as much after the game. I’m wondering if we’ll go with 4 forwards on the bench next week to try to alleviate some of the fatigue that will surely set in over the next few weeks.

    2. sixties

      In the context of such a terrific win, it’s difficult to find fault with anything. But I am on board about that short dropout Spark. I was yelling go long.

  7. Parra Pete

    A comprehensive win. Left AT LEAST four tries out there…Marata, Penisini first half, Lane and Brown second half. A coaching effort timed to the minute. Well done Brad and staff..

  8. Chris Stone

    Mate I am so proud to be an Eels fan. Good has triumphed over pure evil. Look out Penriff we coming for ya. Penisini try in the second half was a movie like moment. Old Kings boy from Parra just up the road from the stadium scores a crucial try in front of his home fans.. that try sealed it for me. that was heroic.. im forgetting about the dropped one in the first half because he made up for it.

    1. Chris K

      I reckon he made up for his dropped ball near the try line by halftime stopping the unstoppable try in the corner. The second half try was just icing.

  9. Shaun

    While not a finals game it did seem like some revenge for 2017, 2019 and 2020. Mitch was impressive in getting smashed himself but keeping his nerve and getting revenge with THAT tackle on Bromwich.

    Sivo was magnificent. Apart from his attack being back to his best, his defence has improved significantly. His confidence is sky high. And he knew that Gutho had something on. Timed his run perfectly.

    Being at the ground Junior was my MOM. His running game was tremendous and the best game from him in a long time.

    A few weeks makes a difference doesn’t it. BA did say at the beginning of the season he wanted the team to peak for the finals. Time to enjoy the ride. Considering the season and the draw Parra had, a top four finish is a great effort. Bring on the Panthers!

    Enjoy the ride to October folks!

  10. Dazboy70

    Another great listen boys. Hope Neville is ok.

    I agree with your 3, 2 and 1, mine would be
    3 Junior
    2 RCG
    1 Gutho but could’ve gone to a coulpe if others

    Bring on the Panthers next week

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