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Any danger outside the top 4

Discussion in 'Rugby League Forum' started by MK Eagle, Sep 12, 2013.

  1. MK Eagle

    MK Eagle Well-Known Member

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    *Sharks have a good, aggressive & versatile pack but lack the outside backs to be genuine contenders.
    *Newcastle are the least likely offering little compared to the other 7 teams.
    *Dogs can cause trouble to any on their day but are a shadow of 2012 & hard to see the 40% improvement needed.
    *Nth Qld have the most strike power of these 4 on the back of JT & Bowen & the best front rower pairing in the game, just SO inconsistent....

    Sharks the only side who can threaten due to the foward pack, but will be found out by the top 4 in the outside backs imo.
     
  2. The Who

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    I tend to agree. Newcastle is the only side without a credible chance to win the GF.
    While the 'Boys have a great team on paper they have yet to prove they can win in Sydney.
    Cronulla are very solid and workmanlike and can spring an upset, but not three in a row.
    Dogs have the firepower and the biggest pack in history but this year they don't seem to have the heart.
    I'm sticking to a Manly V Melbourne grand final rematch, which should really piss off the media, the NRL and supporters of every other club.
     
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    • Lord Eagleton

      Lord Eagleton Well-Known Member

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      I think its fair to put a line through the Dogs completely. With their team disharmony it would be a miracle to see them go all the way to the GF. Simply cant happen with a fractured team.

      Cowboys could be the only ones to get it together. Like you said, their inconsistency might be their downfall. Its all between the ears for them. If they are switched on, they may do better than some expect.
       
    • bones

      bones Bones Knows

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      None of the bottom four will make it to week 3.
       
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      • Killer03

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        Agree, but my concern is if we lose this weekend and then play the Sharks in Week 2. Yes we will win, but their forwards will bash us, and make Week 3 very difficult.
         
      • simon64

        simon64 Well-Known Member Premium Member

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        I'd say that's a pretty fair assessment bones. Barring major injuries to the top 4 sides of course.
         
      • Terry-Randal

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        The Dogs will create havoc they are getting closer and closer to last years form and have nearly all their roster available. I think they are saving their best till last. Cowboys are ok but the sharks are too dumb to be a threat and The knights have too many injuries including Gidley.
         
      • MissKate

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        You're all wrong, the refs will win by a country mile
         
      • bones

        bones Bones Knows

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        Lose this weekend and Manly could play the Cowboys next week and a win in that could mean a trip to Melbourne in week 3. Cowboys in sydney then Melbourne in Melbourne. Dejavu.
         
      • Clint

        Clint . Premium Member 2017 Tipping Competitor

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        Parra should collect some silverware...albeit wooden..
         
      • The Who

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        When Ricky was appointed that Spagnolo goose described it as: "The most significant since the great Jack Gibson . . ."
        Surely that quote must get the wooden spoon for the dumbest of the season.
         
      • Shoe1

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        I can't see any of the bottom 4 winning 4 games from here, but any of them could be dangerous in an individual game.
         
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        • Las Vegas Blvd

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          If the dogs could smoke oldcastle - then plenty of sides will be lookin over their shoulder , especially us - but its a big if .
           
        • StuBoot

          StuBoot Well-Known Member 2017 Tipping Competitor

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          Knights have 8 players with GF experience and know that Bennett ball works.
          Cowboys have JT, Origin experience and the Bowen farewell tour.
          Sharks may lack in the outside backs but Carney and Gordon are class and their forwards speak for themselves.
          The Dogs are last years GF losers.

          The answer is... a pineapple.
           
        • bones

          bones Bones Knows

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          Such as tennis or golf?
           
        • Brookvale

          Brookvale Well-Known Member

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          If the 2013 Premier is from the bottom 4, some betting company (sportsbet??) is offering $100K to the charity of that teams choice.

          Quiet frankly, it wont happen.
           
        • Shoe1

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          frankly I can't see any tennis players among them
           

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