1. This site uses cookies. By continuing to use this site, you are agreeing to our use of cookies. Learn More.

Are Melbourne lucky and over rated so far?

Discussion in 'Rugby League Forum' started by cf2 is back, Jul 20, 2011.

  1. cf2 is back

    cf2 is back Active Member

    207
    48
    Ratings:
    +49 / 0
    Melb v top 5 team so far:
    Manly - home WIN; no away yet
    Saints - no game yet!
    Bris - no home yet; away WIN (but origin affected)
    Cows - no home yet; away LOSS
    TOTAL: Played 3 matches against top 5 teams for 2-1; and of top 3 rivals played Manly at home and no Saints

    Manly v top 5 team so far:
    Melb - no home yet; away LOSS
    Saints - no home; away LOSS
    Bris - home WIN (at Suncorp!); no away yet
    Cows - home WIN ; away LOSS (the rip off one)
    TOTAL: Played 5 matches against top 5 teams for 2-3; and of top 3 rivals played Melb away and Saints away

    On those stats are Melb really a true no 1 team or are they just having a very soft draw to date?

    Time will tell of course.
     
  2. The Eagle

    The Eagle Well-Known Member

    5,841
    480
    Ratings:
    +480 / 0
    They have hardly left bleak city
     
  3. Ralphie

    Ralphie Well-Known Member Premium Member 2016 Tipping Competitor

    3,648
    489
    Bredbo
    Ratings:
    +2,093 / 231
    They have had a dream run this year all the way through and it's pretty soft all the way in.
     
  4. Rambo1987

    Rambo1987 Well-Known Member

    1,681
    145
    Ratings:
    +212 / 2
    Still in front of us and you have to give it to them so far - hate saying that.
     
  5. lsz

    lsz Well-Known Member Staff Member 2016 Tipping Competitor

    6,618
    1,732
    Ratings:
    +3,647 / 66
    Smith

    Slater

    Cronk

    No myths around with those 3
     
  6. Jatz Crackers

    Jatz Crackers Moderator Staff Member

    9,128
    1,149
    Ratings:
    +1,242 / 7
    They simply deserve to be smashed by us in the finals.
     
  7. The Eagle

    The Eagle Well-Known Member

    5,841
    480
    Ratings:
    +480 / 0
    Slater is a myth
     
    • Like Like x 2
  8. lsz

    lsz Well-Known Member Staff Member 2016 Tipping Competitor

    6,618
    1,732
    Ratings:
    +3,647 / 66
    I am not saying he is a nice person or not a grub but you are letting hatred blind you if you think he is a myth

    Also I think the comp is pretty weak overall - the top 5 can grind out results against all the "lower" teams.

    Melbourne, with those 3, have enough to roll over most teams
     
  9. torana355

    torana355 Well-Known Member Premium Member

    5,024
    790
    Ratings:
    +1,491 / 27
    I thought they were pretenders a month ago but im afraid they are the real deal. That said, Stgeorge have showed against us and the Sharks just how perfect they can play in the first 40 mins of a game, imo they are the side to beat with the Scum, us and Broncos all fighting for the second spot in the GF.
     
  10. bazeagle

    bazeagle Well-Known Member

    802
    166
    Ratings:
    +258 / 37
    I believe Melbourne are by a long way the strongest team after us in the NRL this year. As others have pointed out Smith, Cronk & Slater are classy. Plus their pack isn't all that bad. Add to that the siege mentality Bellamy will be drilling them about being done over last year etc etc etc.
    Plus motivation to beat us.
    Interesting days & games ahead.
     
  11. Ralphie

    Ralphie Well-Known Member Premium Member 2016 Tipping Competitor

    3,648
    489
    Bredbo
    Ratings:
    +2,093 / 231
    I don't agree that it's a 4 team race. 5th to 8th will be pretty strong this year. I reckon they will be Nth Qld, Kiwis, Tigpies & Penriff. If those teams get their full strength team on the park at the right time any of them are capable of an upset and a run.
     
  12. The Eagle

    The Eagle Well-Known Member

    5,841
    480
    Ratings:
    +480 / 0
    No im saying Slater is just as good as Inglis
     
  13. WAMF

    WAMF Well-Known Member

    3,201
    389
    Perth
    Ratings:
    +408 / 0
    I hope they make the GF so I can swap my ticket for a business class air fare to Europe.
     
  14. SeaEagleRock8

    SeaEagleRock8 Sea Eagle Lach Staff Member Premium Member 2016 Tipping Competitor

    12,593
    3,521
    Ratings:
    +6,792 / 122
    The main players Storm lost from last year are Finch, Inglis, Hoffman, Tolman, and White. They kept 3 of the big 4, but that is still quite a big hole to fill.

    The fact Bellamy has done it with players like Jaiman Lowe and Woolnough is weird really. Maybe he coaches by join-the-dots or something, and granted they wrestle like hell in every tackle, but frankly (in the absence of a major steroid scandal) I find his success startling. And very very annoying.
     
  15. cf2 is back

    cf2 is back Active Member

    207
    48
    Ratings:
    +49 / 0
    Melb might have all that seige stuff going - but they can't be called the strongest team behind us when they haven't played Saints.

    As I pointed out the top 3 stats are:
    Melb - Manly home win, Saints not played - played 1 of top 3
    Manly - Melb away loss, Saints away loss - played 2 of top 3
    Saints - Manly home win, Saints not played - played 1 of top 3
     
  16. bazeagle

    bazeagle Well-Known Member

    802
    166
    Ratings:
    +258 / 37
    Well stats aren't everything. The mental/motivation/revenge factor in elite sport is massive and very hard to measure in a statistical way.
    I know they're current premiers, but I don't rate Saints this year. Bet they won't make the GF.
     
  17. stoodamire

    stoodamire Active Member

    518
    99
    Ratings:
    +151 / 0
    We haven't beaten the Storm nor the Dragons.

    We lost to Nth Qld when they fielded a full strength squad.

    We beat Nth Qld minus Thurston and Scott.

    We beat Broncos minus Lockyer and Thaiday.

    Nothing to write home about neither.

    Same could be said about us.
     
  18. The Eagle

    The Eagle Well-Known Member

    5,841
    480
    Ratings:
    +480 / 0
    Stoolsample,we got rorted against NQL,We got rorted against the storm (King penalised for running) and we were off on execution when we played the faggons,The boncos without Lockyer are actually more of a threat,they dont have to carry some retiring hag around the park and Thaiday is good for tackling after 2 of his best chums start tackling
     
  19. codewana

    codewana Active Member

    947
    58
    Ratings:
    +58 / 0
    Eagle, I think you're seeing this through maroon coloured glasses. if we're throwing stats around, we have to look at them honestly or there's no point (if there is a point at all).
     
  20. stoodamire

    stoodamire Active Member

    518
    99
    Ratings:
    +151 / 0
    Yeah righto pelican
     

Share This Page