EYE-BALL’s Snoop-Poop on – 2012 State of Origin Preview – Game 1
2012 State of Origin Preview – Game 1
|The State of Origin Game 1 on Wednesday is eagerly awaited on a several fronts. Ricky Stuart has made a number of changes to the 2011 side – 9 in total on the run on team. That is too many to rate creditability when the NSW Team was looking to create stability and a team nucleus to build upon.
Stuart panicked over last years result as he usually does. Anyway this Game 1 match up with ratings and comments appears below.
Qld score 131.5 against NSW at 96.5 – that makes QLD certainties. The Coach will also add to the QLD advantage.
The only hope NSW have is if the tactics used by the Sharks when they beat the Storm before they all went into camp has a format that NSW use. For mine Cronk, Smith and Slater had an off day – but the Sharkies outplayed Melbourne and proves that these three can be shut down.
Against the rest of the QLD team – NSW are outmatched across the park. Last series Uate came looking for the ball and his reputation grew – this season he has not been as eager in Club games to do the hard yards on kick returns. Be interesting to see if he back’s up last seasons ranking as the best NSW player.
Farrah – you have to be kidding – pedestrian at best and only has a good game one out of five – at least Innis was in the QLD’s face something Farrah will try but will give away penalties as a result. This is a true gladiator contest and there is nowhere to hide. They are all true professionals and as soon as NSW go the niggle and biff you know their mindset is that the believe they are already beaten.
This current QLD domination is the reason SOO went to its current format – this is a much bigger issue – NSW are just not producing the football talent QLD is at the moment. Judging be the inner Sydney clubs junior pool resources and the drain to AFL in the western suburbs – that is not gonna change anytime soon.
This SOO concept is still the best State on State competition anywhere in the World. If NSW fail yet again to make it a contest – there are serious warnings for the code.
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