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Opinion Nick Meaney on the Wing?

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  1. Dognacious

    Dognacious Super Moderator Staff Member Premium Member Gilded

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    He hasnt done enough to have anywhere to run to yet. DWZ is a more developed FB and what we need. Meaney can play elsewhere and be backup FB. Hes not nearly as good as DWZ at this stage.
     
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  2. UndeadShadowMan

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    Okunbor should have his spot can break tackles
     
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  3. kaluah8123

    kaluah8123 Forum Regular

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    Meaney has no future with us at fullback when there is a DWZ. Case closed.
    I like Meaney as a fullback but what DWZ does behind the line in defence with his organising Meaney doesn’t have. They are totally different players with ball in hand, both different skill sets but Meaney is not our fullback option anymore.
     
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  4. KLil

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    Meaney is only in the team now for his goalkicking... Harper is a centre and can throw them over. Chance to blood the kid and shift Monty to the wing because its struggle street with Meaney on a wing.
     
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    Wakeham is better goal kicker...but I guess he won't be there when Foz is back.
     
  6. KLil

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    Yeah thought about that but was just saying on another thread how good it would be to see Foran with Wakeham. I just hate the fact we cant swing left to right properly because Coggar cant pass left to right. Would be good to see 2 halves that can do it all for a change.
     
  7. finchie

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    It’s a no from me
    Foran can kick goals but without Meaney I don’t know who else kicks goals
    Or bring in Holland
     
  8. Blue&whiteAxe

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    Meaney is only in the team because Pay feels guilty. No other reason. Clear as day.
     
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  9. Mr Invisible

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    When fit..
    Lewis into the centres and Monty on the wing.
     
  10. repolski

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    I thought Meaney had a decent game against Newcastle. He is slowly finding his feet in that position. It doesn’t help having a shit for brains centre like Montoya beside him. Meaney is our goal kicker too. So he will be very hard to drop. I believe in him.
     
  11. KLil

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    Everytime Meaney ran the ball he put us on the backfoot.... HE cannot be in the team... Its dead set killing us.
     
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  12. KLil

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    Can bring in Holland onto the wing who can kick goals
    Can bring in Harper into centre who can kick goals
    Can drop Coggar for Wakeham who can kick goals

    We have options..
     
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  13. BDPScarface

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    I don't know why, but I keep comparing Meaney to Luke Burt when he debuted in the NRL. Burt was "ragdolled" frequently, but eventually overcame that. So did Haz actually.
     
  14. Delta

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    We really need Okunbor back. Such a big disparity when running the ball up after a kick return.
     
  15. Where's Pea?

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    Feel sorry for the bloke tbh. He does possess some talent but man does he get pushed around. It's probs not doing his confidence any good either.
     
  16. BG73

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    Yeah agree with most posts, he’s not the fullback we need (DWZ step forward) and he’s not a modern winger (Reimis, plus ?). I also think he lacks confidence, maybe struggling with the move of clubs, hence Pay preserving and trying to build his confidence. But as Nasheed said in earlier post we have a lot of average players of his caliber and something has to give. I’d like to see him improve and prove me wrong but with every game I see him being collateral damage
     
  17. Mr Invisible

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    Meaney goes forward 2m and back 5m.

    It's like people say he's similar weight to other players, yet he plays like his bones are full of helium.

    Needs to get some agro into him, rather than hitting the line like a cloud.

    Needs to be dropped and told to dominate in NSW Cup to win his spot back.

    Bring up Katoa or "Questionably dick fingered" Okunbor.
     
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  18. Dogsville

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    I like Meaney , seems a nice kid, but he just cant break the line. He is of no value running the ball out from inside our own 20. But agree he needs to make way for someone who is better at that position
     
  19. Bluebody

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    I am concerned for Meany - his body frame seems too small, his post contact metres are few and far between. He either needs to run better lines, back up like a Lamb or he is going to find himself back in reserve grade with greater odds to get back into FG. He has potential, speed and courage. But his instinct to find gaps, create gaps is too low to make him cement a FG spot.
     
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    Hasler has a philosophy of picking his best 17 at the start of the season and sticking with it as much as possible.
    Hasler has never chopped & changed his team.
    His coaching record speaks for itself.
     

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