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Roosters are Fresh

Discussion in 'Rugby League Forum' started by maxta, Sep 30, 2013.

  1. maxta

    maxta Well-Known Member 2017 Tipping Competitor

    Toowoomba, Queensland
    +3,178 /80
    Who cares, so were Souths.
    After limping to a courageous victory over the Sharks, just 1 week after that brutal Roosters game, Manly come back from 14 - 0 down , to run away in style.
    If anything the zest against Souths was shown by a battle hardened team, better off for the weekly slog than having a weeks rest.
    The Roosters have had a week off....an easy win over the knights....this may not be the blessing many claim it is.
    Though there's a few injuries, the momentum Manly have created by winning some tough games without the so called luxury week off, could well be an advantage come Sunday.
    As for the Roosters, the time off could actually come against them in the latter stages of a rugged game.
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    • Killer03

      Killer03 Well-Known Member

      +3,025 /31
      Rooster fans have really sat up and taken notice after Friday night. My family are Roosters fans, and I know a number, and they were all expecting to play souths in the GF.

      Previously the comments were 'I'd prefer to play Manly', now after Friday night they have realized this is one helluva team and culture they are up against in the GF and confidence levels have dropped a little from chookies fans.

      The thing that stood out to me on Friday night was that Maguire looked very nervous (hard to know if he had his mind on other things with the tragic passing of his mother) and I thought some of the players did too. There was a little of the deer caught in the headlights look about them.

      The Roosters also have limited GF experience, and very little winning GF experience. Mini and SBW...I think that's it?

      Pearce, Maloney etc have all had losing experience.

      Strap yourselves in Manly fans, Sunday is going to be a blockbuster!
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      • Lord Eagleton

        Lord Eagleton Well-Known Member

        +1,019 /29
        The Roosters certainly havent had the same path to the GF that we have had. This talk of us being fatigued is malarky. So i think our battle hardened boys will have a slight advantage over the Roosters. Purely because of the amount of relentless, intense football we have played in the last month - and the confidence/character building our come from behind victory gave us last week
      • HappilyManly

        HappilyManly MWTS Premium Member 2017 Tipping Competitor

        +13,446 /292
        Wolfie and Tommy Gun only eat fresh meat :p

        Smarts will win the game :exclamation:

        I hope that Manly kick to their athletic Wingers, then smash them into the Grandstand as soon as their chicken feet hit the grass :idea:
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        • Shoe1

          Shoe1 Well-Known Member

          +5,362 /80
          9 day turnaround is gold for us. Our blokes had so many 5 and 6 day ones all season, 9 will feel like luxury.
        • The Who

          The Who Well-Known Member

          Mona Vale
          +5,606 /117
          Where are they selling these fresh Roosters?
          I fancy some cooked chook.
        • Lord Eagleton

          Lord Eagleton Well-Known Member

          +1,019 /29
          Another thing.
          When we played them 2 weeks ago SBW was very well contained by our boys. We gave him little room to do anything. Everyones talking him up leading them to glory this year. Their whole team look to him as some kind of demi-god. If he is contained i think the rest of them will not know what to do and have quiet games. I think he will be smothered by us in defence and have a quiet game, while we win it on the back of Chezza/Foz/Jamie brilliance
        • MK Eagle

          MK Eagle Well-Known Member

          +247 /0
          Very true Maxta, I was thinking the same thing.....
          The Chooks are ready to cook.......a tasty dish with the right preperation......... marinade SBW slowly by softening up his ribs with a Watmough special, fry Maloney with a Foran crunch & make sure JWH is plucked & well done, in fact burn him with Matai smash sauce...
          As for you Maxta, get off that phone & go sell some houses!!
        • Killer03

          Killer03 Well-Known Member

          +3,025 /31
          We really need to contain JWH, if he is quiet everything else doesn't flow for the Roosters. They are used to this year having him bullocking forward, drawing in defenders, getting quick play of the balls, then Friend sets off....Pearce has a retreating defensive line.....SBW and the backrowers then start hitting holes and offloading.

          Really need Kite and Lawrence to stop him and slow him down.

          On Saturday night Pearce looked world class, as he was constantly running at a broken defensive line. I think Pearce is a good player, but like most halves if his forwards aren't pushing forward he wont have much.
        • Jatz Crackers

          Jatz Crackers Moderator Staff Member

          +1,259 /7
          Fresh out of luck !
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          • ssar

            ssar Well-Known Member

            +209 /4
            If we play well, concentrate on our game, execution, great defense and make very few mistakes, we'll take the title!


            Go Manly!
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            • dowdz

              dowdz Well-Known Member Premium Member 2017 Tipping Competitor

              +927 /7
              Fresh for the picking.
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              • Central Coast Eagle

                Central Coast Eagle Active Member

                +108 /2
                I get the impression Kite and JWH don't really like each other all that much, JWH seems to go after Kite in every match they play each other.

                I'm backing Kite to have aaa dive GF
              • SeaEagleRock8

                SeaEagleRock8 Sea Eagle Lach Staff Member Premium Member 2017 Tipping Competitor

                +7,950 /149
                Ballin and Watmough will often be getting him. Watch out for those elbows, men.
              • Brookie4eva

                Brookie4eva Well-Known Member

                +179 /1
                Or we could have ...

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                • Fluffy

                  Fluffy Well-Known Member

                  +4,684 /166
                  We have a 9 day break so the freshness will be negated a lot by that

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