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Manly v Dogs: who else has thought...

Discussion in 'Rugby League Forum' started by captainskin, Mar 18, 2012.

  1. captainskin

    captainskin Active Member

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    who else has thought that we may face each other off in the 2012 GF? I know there are other teams like Melbourne and Saints which are looking impressive at given times, but wouldn't it be destiny if this was the main game at the end of the year... and again, no one predicted it.:rolleyes:
     
  2. eagles2win

    eagles2win Well-Known Member

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    Dogs have the forwards but not the backs to challenge for the title.

    Tolman and Graham go all day
     
  3. Joey

    Joey Active Member

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    They won't even make the 8 let alone the GF.
     
  4. eagles2win

    eagles2win Well-Known Member

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    They'll make the eight but will be cannon fodder for who ever plays them
     
  5. niccipops

    niccipops un echidna spillo mia bevanda Premium Member 2017 Tipping Competitor

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    It's early days and anything can happen.
    I wouldn't get too excited about anybody's form including ours at this stage.
    Remember we were 0 from 4 in 2009 and finished 5th only to be beaten in the playoffs by the cheats and upset results.
    Souths have been at the top of ladder early in a few seasons.
    Time will tell.
    For now I think it's anybodies game except for maybe the slimeys but then look what they did in '09.
    It's an exciting comp.
    Hope the doggies start to slide next week, leading to them being absolutely trampled in round 8.
    As for the doggies v Manly in the GF, that thought is too horrible to comtemplate atm.
    Go Manly:D
     
  6. Joey

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    Yeah your right they will make it, for me it was more about hoping they don't make the 8 than anything else......this winning form they are in can't last forever, this is the NRL after all where any team can win on any given day.
     
  7. torana355

    torana355 Well-Known Member Premium Member

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    I think many here are underestimating the dogs. I think they are the real deal.
     
  8. niccipops

    niccipops un echidna spillo mia bevanda Premium Member 2017 Tipping Competitor

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    It would be nuts to underestimate any team that wins 3 games in a row.
     
  9. bob dylan

    bob dylan Well-Known Member Premium Member 2017 Tipping Competitor

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    If you believe in the vital positions of 1 6 7 & 9 being the key indicators to premiership success you can put the pen thru the Dogs and Tigers, and probably Broncos.

    There is a long way to go but the top three sides from last year appear to be the strength again. Roosters or Cowboys could be bolters.
     
  10. wizball1973

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    Dogs at Belmore might be harder than I thought. I can't remember wanting to smash a team more than the early 90s Raiders.

    I'm hoping for Battle of Brookvale II in which we end their season.
     
  11. The Who

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    Didn't the Dogs win their early matches last season?
     
  12. eagles2win

    eagles2win Well-Known Member

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    Good thing the NRL team doesn't play at Belmore anymore
     
  13. Terry-Randal

    Terry-Randal Active Member

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    After three rounds Dezie has the dogs in top condition. They will be there come september. They look fit calm composed and solid . on current form we may lose in rnd 8.
     
  14. wizball1973

    wizball1973 Active Member

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    you know what I mean goose
     
  15. torana355

    torana355 Well-Known Member Premium Member

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    That is what i was thinking, they have some very potent second phase play going on with decent defense too. If they are still playing like that in round 8 we may be in trouble lol.
     
  16. Chip and Chase

    Chip and Chase True Supporter Staff Member Administrator Premium Member 2017 Tipping Competitor

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    Round 8 is shaping up as a possible top of the table clash. I'm still not convinced that they have the halves to be a serious premiership threat, but they are travelling better than most are giving them credit for.
     
  17. SeaEagleRock8

    SeaEagleRock8 Sea Eagle Lach Staff Member Premium Member 2017 Tipping Competitor

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    I hope their 5/8, whatever his name is, gets a few man of match awards.
     
  18. Frogz

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    Benifit of the doubt and the dogs lose.....dont get carried away...
     
  19. niccipops

    niccipops un echidna spillo mia bevanda Premium Member 2017 Tipping Competitor

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    As a supporter of Manly for over 30 years I can honestly say I have never been concerned about how the bulldogs or any other team are performing except on game day against Manly.
    The last couple of weeks I've found myself extremely ticked off that the doggies have won.
    Obvious post-Des emotional hangover but it's ridiculous.
    Time for me to go back to only concentrating on Manly and their week by week opposition. :idea:
    Go Manly! Stuff the bulldogs.
     
  20. Av8r

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    I want revenge for 1995
     

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