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Discussion in 'Rugby League Forum' started by davohan123, Aug 28, 2016.

  1. davohan123

    davohan123 Well-Known Member Premium Member 2016 Tipping Competitor

    +986 / 56
    I really do hope we at least fight for the bottom part of the top 8.

    I don't see TB lasting if we are in the same position this time next year.

    A very disheartening 2016, I hope a lot of people take stock over the off season and realise the damage their own personal agendas / political games they are playing is destroying this club at its core and has to stop.

    I will never give on this club I love , these poor seasons really make you appreciate the good times.

    I see us probably 7-8th in 2017
    2018 not much better
    2019 I see us fighting for a top 4 spot
    2020-2025 is our next premiership window in my eyes.
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  2. Andrew..

    Andrew.. Well-Known Member 2016 Tipping Competitor

    +1,904 / 27
    I'm a staunch Toovey supporter but Barrett has had to put up with one of the worse injury plagued seasons I can remember. Granted he's made a few puzzling team selections but he seems to be learning on the run.

    We haven't won many games of late but I've been pretty happy with how the teams been competing in the latter part of the season, so that's a major positive as far as I'm concerned.

    With the emergence of some promising young forwards and hopefully one or two astute purchases, I can't see why we won't be trading blows with the heavyweights next year.

    Least ways that's the dream I've chosen to get me through the off season !
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  3. manlyfan76

    manlyfan76 Parra Trolls are the best. Premium Member 2016 Tipping Competitor

    Anywhere but Parramatta
    +5,352 / 111
    Im no more confident for next year than i am for this year;

    Another new halves pairing.
    Brett stewart playing fullback and never being close to 100%
    Myles being worse and older than this year ( wont play origin)
    No Jamie Lyon
    Plus all the other new combinations we will have.

    I will be suprised if we make the eight next year.
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  4. Mark from Brisbane

    Mark from Brisbane Living the dream Premium Member

    +12,750 / 258
    Pleased you are on board with my 5 year plan!!
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  5. Bearfax

    Bearfax Well-Known Member

    +2,660 / 75
    Unless we cop an injury wipe out like we had this year, I can see Manly getting into the lower end of the 8 in 2017. 2018 I can see them up around 4-5. By 2019 I believe we'll be a major contestant for the title. But that all depends on us holding onto the players we've got and coming through such as DCE, Walker, TT, Jake T, Buhrer, Parcell, Taupau, Fonoa-Blake, Lussick, Knight, Parker, J and A Hopoate, T. Wright, plus some additions
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  6. Turbo

    Turbo Well-Known Member

    +1,568 / 497
    2017 is when our new era starts. Lyon and Stewart will be gone and Matai is highly likely to retire means our new leaders will have to stand up. Firstly our coach Barrett is in many ways an unknown, if you think he is crap have a look what he has had to deal with. He has been forced into some selections which have been poor e.g. Dylan Walker. If you think he is good look at his team structures which have been pretty poor. I'm on the fence with Barrett but if he gets a good year with injuries and a good draw we will be a top 8 force. If we keep Trbojevic, Green, Cherry-Evans and Parcell on the field for the majority of the year we will make the 8. If those 4 get injuries a lot we will experience another 2016 season. Let's look at things that have been positive from our 2016 season that will go on into 2017.
    -Jake Trbojevic and Jamie Buhrer have become our new co captains
    -DCE has developed good combos with key players Buhrer and Tom
    -Tom has become a superstar and will be the future star of the comp
    -We have a great pack with Lussick, Taupau, Buhrer, Trbojevic, Fonua-Blake all in form and it's starting to take shape with Meehan, J Hopoate and Knight coming through meaning we have one of the best packs in the league with possible additions of Gillett and Asofa-Solomona
    -Everyone now has a full year together knowing each other's strengths and plays
    We have many more but they are the main ones which will have a 2017 impact we will be top 8 as long as our spine stays together cause that is one of the best spines in the NRL. Here's our possible team line up and squad where it is at now.

    1: T Trbojevic
    2: J Taufua
    3: D Walker
    6: B Green
    7: D Cherry-Evans
    8: J Trbojevic (c)
    9: M Parcell
    10: D Lussick
    11: M Taupau
    13: J Buhrer (c)

    14: A Koroisau
    15: A Fonua-Blake
    16: N Myles

    Fullback- T Wright
    Wing- M Wright
    Centre- B Williame, B Parker
    Five-Eight- C Cullen, N Hynes
    Halfback- P Godinet
    Prop- L Knight, W Meehan
    Second Row- L Brown, N Green, F Winterstein, B Bainbridge
    Lock- J Hopoate

    That's our squad without any of our rumoured signings as yet, if you add Gillett, Roberts, Asofa-Solomona and possibly Uate it's a top 8 team and if we can get less injuries and a good draw we will possibly be top 6. We just need to buy some quality backs preferably a centre, winger and some back ups in the backline, a back rower maybe another prop and we will be set. A new goal kicker would also be nice and we will have heaps of cash with Lyon, Stewart, Matai and all the dead wood leaving we should have some good cash to spend but no waste, Roberts is a must if not 2017 than 18.
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  7. Woodsie

    Woodsie played strong, done good.

    +4,783 / 100
    This Winterstein could be a late bloomer.
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  8. Simonmyers11

    Simonmyers11 Well-Known Member

    +2,037 / 97
    Im hoping so if matai cant get back. Rather him and walker than Williame
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  9. Bearfax

    Bearfax Well-Known Member

    +2,660 / 75
    Winterstein is no spring chicken Woodsie. One would have thought his late blooming should have started a few years back. He'll be 30 later this year. He'd only played 5 games in the NRL before joining Manly, having been something of a journeyman around the SuperLeague traps for many years. I wonder if Manly's recruitment thought they were getting his cousin who plays wing for the Cowboys. Now that kid knows how to reach the try line.
  10. strone33

    strone33 Well-Known Member

    +373 / 29
    We will never make the 8 as long as super coach Barrett is in charge
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  11. bob dylan

    bob dylan Well-Known Member Premium Member 2016 Tipping Competitor

    +4,404 / 130
    I agree but with less injuries I think we can sneak into the 8.

    I actually think our roster is every bit as good as the Dogs or the Raiders.

    The fact that Roosters and Bunnies will both win more games next year, Parra have won a lot more games than us means if we dont improve we will be spoon contenders.
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  12. The Who

    The Who Well-Known Member

    Mona Vale
    +4,841 / 103
    I think we'll have another shocker in 2017.
    At least in 2015 we were given hope when our Under 20s reached the Grand Final, and we still had three champions in first grade. This season has been a disaster in all grades. What's to look forward to? Our three champions will be gone, or over the hill, and we'll have Mr Plod being picked simply because we paid too much money for him.
    My only hope is that there is some talent out Blacktown way because we now are one of the worst clubs in the premiership.
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  13. Ryan

    Ryan Well-Known Member

    +6,116 / 287
    I think I'd be pretty close if I assume we'll lose all three grades (again) next week. That has our club sitting like this to finish the season:

    SG Ball: 9 rounds, 1 win
    NYC: 26 rounds, 3 wins
    NSW Cup: 26 rounds, 6 wins
    1st Grade: 26 rounds, 8 wins

    As a club:
    87 rounds, 18 wins or a 20% win rate.
    EDIT: Haven't taken into consideration byes, so it's not actually that bad.
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  14. Mark from Brisbane

    Mark from Brisbane Living the dream Premium Member

    +12,750 / 258
    Why are we even discussing this now when the make up of our team is as yet unknown.

    Let's say ( and agree a big IF) if we signed Gillettt / Solomona it would change our thoughts overnight.

    Let's have this discussion in January.
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  15. niccipops

    niccipops un echidna spillo mia bevanda Premium Member 2016 Tipping Competitor

    +5,521 / 50
    Late September 2017
    Captain Jake T. holds up the Premiership trophy after beating the donkeys 51-nil.
    2018 - All the other coaches start buying the same hair gel as Trent. Bennett gets a Barrett wig to help his coaching.
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  16. Wombat64

    Wombat64 Well-Known Member 2016 Tipping Competitor

    Church Point
    +1,373 / 37
    Why? Nothing else to do but think and ponder what could and might have been .......
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  17. Mark from Brisbane

    Mark from Brisbane Living the dream Premium Member

    +12,750 / 258
    Ok, I'll grant you that one.....lol
  18. Batty

    Batty Active Member

    +391 / 51

    A good stat I read is that we ranked 6th for run metres in the comp this year.
    This put us infront of packs like the Broncs, raiders, tigers etc. quite impressive really.

    With our injection of youth in the forward pack for 2017 hopefully we can improve again.

    The fact we finished 6th for run metres really highlights how we are obviously struggling in the backline. If we can improve there - we'll climb the ladder.

    Bring on 2017
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  19. Ben

    Ben Well-Known Member

    +494 / 47
    It's actually a really simple fix called Green. Having a specialist 5/8 will turn our whole team around
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  20. Batty

    Batty Active Member

    +391 / 51
    Agreed. But he hasn't signed yet and he's not a long term fix. He's 30. They'll need to look to youth soon. Cullen maybe....?

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