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News Question mark over Tevita Pangai Junior after star is benched for long periods during Bulldogs' 16-6 loss to Knights

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We were worried Barrett wouldn't be the coach to get the best out of TPJ. We were right. 3 interchanges in 48 minutes for your star forward signing is bizarre.

TPJ looks as unfit, lazy and disinterested as ever. But a week or two earlier he looked destructive and locked in and capable of playing big minutes...

It's clear he and the rest of the team have tuned Baz out. This is why Baz needs to go ASAP. The players have given up..
 
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Listen TPJ has been great all season but these countless losses is playing apart in his game for sure. He was terrible but 3 wasted interchanges by Baz is stupid.
 

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He looked gassed that is probably why they are all so unfit and off the pace of every other team it’s not even funny, when your conditioning coach looks like the hamburglar it’s no wonder
 

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Barrett's comment that TPJ looked tired - like to know the real reason he looked more disinterested and lazy. Thompson and Jackson looked just as tired but reasonably interested yet they stayed on
 

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The bloke is a cat, needs to be moved on. His indifferent mental state and penalties aren't worth his pay packet. FAIL!
 

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Something is not right, we’re gassed in every game, yet a team like Sharks go round competing with 11 men.

To me it’s TBaz being too chummy with his team and rewarding mediocrity - he needed to assert himself on the team and set high expectations, but all he does is mentally allow the team to accept what they are doing is “enough”..you can’t go into a presser saying “they’re trying” after each loss… that’s an under 7s speech. These guys are grown men & well paid professionals athletes - they should have been torn a new one.

Bellamy looks like he’s having a heart seizure when he’s addressing his team and it’s probably for one small thing that wasn’t perfect.
Well they are playing like an under 7 team with the brains to match. Somethings very smelly in the back streets of Belmore......The team must be very unhappy with Baz or his coaching staff.
 

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TPJ is a selfish child. This will be a TRex signing 2.0.
Not at all. Hes already been better for us than Trex ever was. And there are plenty of things it could be like illness, injury, personal issues etc, why assume its an attitude issue with TPJ?
 

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Not at all. Hes already been better for us than Trex ever was. And there are plenty of things it could be like illness, injury, personal issues etc, why assume its an attitude issue with TPJ?
the little things he has done all this season. Chip and chases. Striking out when in possession. The trial stuff against the sharks. To me he looks like a solo ship in a team sport. I could be wrong. More time will tell as the season unfolds.
 

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Not at all. Hes already been better for us than Trex ever was. And there are plenty of things it could be like illness, injury, personal issues etc, why assume its an attitude issue with TPJ?
This!

He didn't choose to sit on the bench.

I'm going with injury/sickness and the fraud played him anyways to try to save his job for another week.
 

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Take TPJ out of our pack and we will become even softer. No intimidation factor at all. The **** is a prop just let him play in the middle.
 

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Wouldn't surprise if Bennett has been poking around in the shadows and TPJ angles for a release. Prefer the club can capitalise on his talent though.
 

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I’ve watched him live a few times and as devastating as he can be his conditioning is shocking. Edge forwards shouldn’t be replaced after 20 mins.. especially when he wasn’t doing a helluva lot.
 

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We were worried Barrett wouldn't be the coach to get the best out of TPJ. We were right. 3 interchanges in 48 minutes for your star forward signing is bizarre.

TPJ looks as unfit, lazy and disinterested as ever. But a week or two earlier he looked destructive and locked in and capable of playing big minutes...

It's clear he and the rest of the team have tuned Baz out. This is why Baz needs to go ASAP. The players have given up..
TPJ needs to be reunited with Skeletor. The only other coaches that may get the best out of him would be Bellyache and Robinson… I thought he was average at Penrith so Cleary didn’t really move the dial either… but here he looks angry and lazy. He’s not a leader, he’s the type of player that needs others to lead and do the hard yards, he’ll compliment that with a couple of barnstorming runs, maybe some offloads, that’s it.

He’s still overhyped from the one game he put over JT… if this bloke thinks he’s an Origin level player, he’s dreaming, for now…we all know he’s capable, but only he can make that choice.
 
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