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by riders of the storm
Mon Oct 03, 2022 8:03 pm
Forum: Melbourne Storm
Topic: Keeping Nicho
Replies: 33
Views: 1747

Re: Keeping Nicho

Bullucked wrote: Mon Oct 03, 2022 7:41 pm
Shuttlesworth99 wrote: Thu Sep 29, 2022 9:29 pm It makes the Munster signature so much more important considering this is the guy we have let go
Did we back the right horse?
You could be asking the same question in two or three years time if someone snatches up Jonah Pezet.

I think the right call was made.
by riders of the storm
Sun Sep 18, 2022 12:55 pm
Forum: Melbourne Storm
Topic: Official thread and signing news
Replies: 4176
Views: 580988

Re: Official thread and signing news

Ennis said following Cronulla’s loss last night that the Storm should look into signing Andrew Fifita.

I think I can already guess what everyone’s reaction to that idea on here will be…
by riders of the storm
Sun Sep 18, 2022 12:53 pm
Forum: Melbourne Storm
Topic: Weidler Article on the Brandon Smith Departure in the Age
Replies: 6
Views: 234

Re: Weidler Article on the Brandon Smith Departure in the Age

I’m not really a fan of Weidler either (I’ve met him too while I was working in sports media a few years back during one of the Storm’s GFs) but I think he might be kind of on the ball here. I’m not sure the Roosters is going to be the best move for him given the media attention around the team and ...
by riders of the storm
Sun Sep 11, 2022 5:10 pm
Forum: Melbourne Storm
Topic: 2023 Best Line Up
Replies: 15
Views: 346

Re: 2023 Best Line Up

Ryan Papenhuyzen, Nick Meaney, Reimis Smith, Justin Olam, Xavier Coates, Cameron Munster, Jahrome Hughes (cc), Tui Kamikamica, Harry Grant, Christian Welch (cc), Elisea Katoa, Tariq Sims, Nelson Asofa-Solomona.

Bench: Tyrann Wishart, Jack Howarth, Tepai Moeroa, Josh King.
by riders of the storm
Sun Sep 04, 2022 12:01 pm
Forum: Melbourne Storm
Topic: Official thread and signing news
Replies: 4176
Views: 580988

Re: Official thread and signing news

As near as I can tell, we have 2 spots for middle forwards available for next year, I wonder if we'd chase someone like Petterson -Robati from the warriors who previously killed it in our juniors and has been close to fg multiple times but not quite cracked it I see Eli Katoa started at lock for th...
by riders of the storm
Thu Sep 01, 2022 9:33 pm
Forum: Melbourne Storm
Topic: Storm vs Eels
Replies: 80
Views: 1006

Re: Storm vs Eels

Things that don’t work: Jesse Bromwich’s dumb little step he does before contact.

Cameron Munster’s short line drop-outs.

Extremely annoying.
by riders of the storm
Thu Sep 01, 2022 2:24 pm
Forum: Melbourne Storm
Topic: Storm vs Eels
Replies: 80
Views: 1006

Re: Storm vs Eels

I’m really wondering if Bellamy considers a change of tactic here and changes out Meaney to the bench to start an extra forward - potentially either Lewis or Smith at five-eighth. Could supply a counter to the Eels who will no doubt be trying to do what the Roosters did in pounding our guys though t...
by riders of the storm
Sat Aug 27, 2022 1:05 pm
Forum: Melbourne Storm
Topic: Storm vs Roosters
Replies: 75
Views: 1519

Re: Storm vs Roosters

There are a few things to take out of that game. Firstly, the team really needs to figure out how to overcome coffin kicking tactics. For anyone who doesn’t know what coffin kicking is - it’s when you bomb to the opposition wings and pin them in the corner. They don’t have space to counter attack an...
by riders of the storm
Fri Aug 26, 2022 8:57 pm
Forum: Melbourne Storm
Topic: Storm vs Roosters
Replies: 75
Views: 1519

Re: Storm vs Roosters

Pretty underwhelming performance so far but the fact the guys have made 100 more tackles, have only had 38 per cent possession and are only down by six is pretty wild.
by riders of the storm
Sun Aug 14, 2022 11:52 am
Forum: Melbourne Storm
Topic: Official thread and signing news
Replies: 4176
Views: 580988

Re: Official thread and signing news

I said it when he was first loaned here, I’d be surprised if he doesn’t try to stick around next season. You would think we would kick the tyres on that idea as well. Unfortunately, I think he has to go back, otherwise the whole loan thing becomes jeopardised in future. That said, if he goes back a...
by riders of the storm
Fri Aug 12, 2022 11:46 am
Forum: Melbourne Storm
Topic: Panthers v Storm
Replies: 44
Views: 930

Re: Panthers v Storm

This is probably a weird observation but did anyone feel like that was the first time in a very long time that we saw the Storm actually play like the Storm? Had very little ball, seemed to be behind physically but tackled well, made excellent decisions defensively and made the most of very limited ...
by riders of the storm
Thu Aug 11, 2022 4:11 pm
Forum: Melbourne Storm
Topic: Panthers v Storm
Replies: 44
Views: 930

Re: Panthers v Storm

I think the guys can jag a win here but man, they need to stick with their tackling. I went through the stats from all the games since that weird loss to Manly and the team is averaging something like 40 odd missed tackles a game. Before this period it was at about maybe 20-30 per game. Win this one...
by riders of the storm
Sat Aug 06, 2022 8:18 am
Forum: Melbourne Storm
Topic: Storm v Titans
Replies: 68
Views: 1286

Re: Storm v Titans

Said it last week, but gee Munster looks to be loving playing fullback and enjoying the time and space playing there gives him. Do we experiment with paps at 5/8 during the off season? It’s a pretty wild thing but if you were to assess him as a five-eighth or a fullback against every other player i...
by riders of the storm
Tue Jul 26, 2022 3:12 pm
Forum: Melbourne Storm
Topic: RD 19 Rabbitohs vs Storm
Replies: 59
Views: 1487

Re: RD 19 Rabbitohs vs Storm

I’m not sure if this is a weird take but does anyone else think the club is really badly missing Dale Finucane? He was part of the leadership circle, seasoned, successful and during the origin period last year really put in some stellar performances. It seems like his battle-hardened approach to foo...
by riders of the storm
Tue Jul 19, 2022 10:38 am
Forum: Melbourne Storm
Topic: Round 18 Storm v Raiders
Replies: 87
Views: 1555

Re: Round 18 Storm v Raiders

Bad thing for Paps with his size is he's always in and around bodies. This new knee one is just unfortunate but earlier in the game where he kicked the ball out to save a try scoring opportunity he was a millisecond away from breaking his leg. Not really sure what the club can do with him outside o...