NSW Center Director Stephen Cristton on Wednesday night blamed the Blues’ 22-12 defeat at the Suncorp Stadium for the blue-collar culprit.
Crychton was only playing his third home game before stepping out of Game 1 before starting the rest of the series at Cotton Stages.
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Despite the star’s ability to break the deadlock – including last year’s big-time attempt to hijack the Panthers Premier League winner – Crickton did not set the world on fire in his first series.
Crychton led the way in 95m11, scoring 21 goals and forcing the game to end.
Although he is far from the worst players on the field, key mistakes cost the Blues.
Criston’s first attempt was struck in the middle of the match by Valentine Holmes, who was blamed for a mental illness that eventually led to Marion.
The Blues took a 12-10 lead in the second half and Ben Hunt made a 40/20 Maron attack.
The Blues had the maroon but just right.
Criston, who took his first run off the blue line, unwittingly forced Mary to clear the ball and leave the Blues.
“That’s a weak pass, that’s a shock,” Bright Anastasia said in the Fox League.
“Here in NSW they are copying, they are afraid of pressure on every big stage.
“They’re killing themselves.”
But with a knife in Creekton’s heart, he pushed six of the maroon back into the Blues’ 20m.
The Maroons strangled the Blues from there, barely giving NSW a sniff, snatching a Nathan Cleary chip out of the air and running to publish the match and series until the bright moment.
However, Crickton believed that it was his fault that the Blues were so expensive.
Asked what he learned from the game, Crychton told Nine News: “Don’t put a burden on yourself.”
“It’s just a lot of mistakes that really killed us,” Crickton said. “We can learn a lot from the next game.
Critchton, who was pushed further into the corridor, added:
“Especially in those big games you learn a lot and you get a lot out of such a big loss. It’s a great way to learn for myself and the other boys.”
After the game, many blue players apologized, but there were many fans who were ready to take the blame.
“Send Crichton to HIA,” sports journalist Bernie Koine tweeted. What was FFS thinking !! “
He also wrote about Brad Fitler’s choices: “Let’s take a closer look. There was no reason for Whiton not to leave. Talaki and Creekton are not the starting point. Not using Burton’s bombs late in the game is a logical challenge for Standard Kicks.
WWOS ‘Murray Conallin wrote of the Blues star as “a player with QLD players”.