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Barba - Pritchard - Idris

Discussion in 'Rugby League Forum' started by MK Eagle, Jun 3, 2011.

  1. MK Eagle

    MK Eagle Well-Known Member

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    The Dogs have some firepower but these 3 represent the only REAL danger imo. I hope Choc gets his shoulder into Barba & sends him into the grandstand landing on those well mannered mut supporters. Any thoughts on other players who can cause headaches on Sat night??
     
  2. Blake

    Blake Active Member

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    Ennis could get under watmough or Matai's skin and force a couple of errors or penalties against us.
     
  3. Wolfpack

    Wolfpack Well-Known Member

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    I guess that the real benefit there for us that Barba & to a lesser extend Idris are defensive liabilities. They'll probably score some points on is unless they have an off night but hopefully the boys can take advantage of them on attack.

    I can see Foran shredding Idris a few times
    & wouldn't be surprised if Snake chimes in a few times to make Barba look stupid.

    Pritchard is a good player & will cause anyone problems on his day. We have a physical scrambling defence though so hopefully the line will bend but never break under him.

    Ennis is the key to the Dogs though, if we can cramp his game up we stand a good chance of walking it in.
     
  4. Captain of the Gate

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    I hope Watmough doesn't touch Idris early. Idris gets fired up when he gets hit or get ball early in a game. We need Idris to be left alone and not get much ball for the first 15 and he will go to sleep and forget to wake up.
    Barba is a massive threat in broken play, but our live has been good this year so can only hope that sticks.
    My prediction is Pritchard will run at DCE, it would be my game plan if I were coaching the Dogs. That being said Kevin Moore is a rubbish coach.
     
  5. Chip and Chase

    Chip and Chase True Supporter Staff Member Administrator Premium Member 2016 Tipping Competitor

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    I think Frank had a pretty good game last week from memory therefore he is due to go missing now for 2 or 3 weeks. Barba is dangerous sniffing around the middle of the ruck, much like Slater, looking for tired forwards. The middle 3rd will have to work extra hard. I think we can definitely win this game if we play like we did last week, high intensity, hit to hurt defence. The Dogs of old used to love that sort of thing, these days they are soft in the middle and will want to go curl up in their kennels once you put it to them. Pressure Hodkinson's kicking game and Snake should see plenty of kick return metres.
     
  6. Mark from Brisbane

    Mark from Brisbane Living the dream Premium Member

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    This game worries me.....after the highs of last week can they remain "up"....only time will tell!
     
  7. Ralphie

    Ralphie Well-Known Member Premium Member 2016 Tipping Competitor

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    Mate, Hodkinson has been suspended for 2 weeks, where have you been for the past few days?
     
  8. eggson

    eggson Well-Known Member

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    I see Ennis really going after the kickers and giving it to Matai. We ignore him and we go a long way to winning.

    Pritchard, and Barba the ones to break through if we drop off any time and Idris to put on/attempt some big hits on, well, anyone.

    Should be a good game!
     
  9. Chip and Chase

    Chip and Chase True Supporter Staff Member Administrator Premium Member 2016 Tipping Competitor

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    Yeh just read that. I've been without internet for a couple of days. Probably would have preferred if he played, at least you know he isn't going to overly threaten with ball in hand. This young guy is a bit of an unknown quantity.

    By the way does anyone know whatever happened to Aaron Groome, didn't he go to the Dogs (literally AND figuratively). There were some very astute judges on here and MWSE that really rated that kid, I would have thought this was the perfect opportunity for that bite on the bum that was coming our way for letting him go.
     
  10. Kiwi Eagle

    Kiwi Eagle Moderator Staff Member 2016 Tipping Competitor

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    Pritchard has been killing us the past few years, massive threat
     
  11. Wolfpack

    Wolfpack Well-Known Member

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    Last I heard Groome was playing for Salford in England. Not sure if he's still there.
     
  12. Mybludog

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    We'll win this one and the next against the Girls.

    I think it'd probably be good to drop the game against the Queens
     
  13. Stevo

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    That's the second time you've said that and it's the second time you've sounded stupid![hr]
    Why the hell would you want to drop a game? What? And give them our measure when it comes finals time? Piss off! I'd prefer to be 1st come finals time and riding on the high that their mid season defeat would give us! We all know Des won't let the boys drop off.
     
  14. quinny

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    Hey, while they are super players-the time is right for our boys to really stake a claim for the title. I am expecting Dessie's first real game plan "to WIN" of the season. Des would have pencilled this one in as a must win, and considering our great depth at the moment, it is put in-take out. Our boys will be primed to put a HUGE dent in the Dogs campaign, and derail their pretence as "contenders" which they are no. Manly v St George GF....there is nobody else capable!
     
  15. Rex

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    Groome is playing for the Asquith Magpies
     
  16. Jono

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    I'll put this question to you all: do we have to lose a game? Just like the Brisbane Roar in the A-League. Why is it impossible in people's minds for a team to win a huge string of games and win the title?

    Undefeated into the next bye could lead us on a 10 - 15 game winning streak before we meet the dogs, Storm and Broncos at the end.[hr]
    Disagree. Melbourne and the Warriors are the other contenders in my opinion as well. Everyone else are behind the 8 ball at the moment. Broncs, Dogs and Cowgirls will be there but not in the GF. That will leave 1 spot left for the finals and that could go to anyone.
     
  17. MK Eagle

    MK Eagle Well-Known Member

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    Though the Tigers are down on form beware of that ab-lib unconventional attack that creates headaches. Keep in mind they all but beat Rooters in the final till they tried to play defensive & protect a lead(not their strength) & imo may well have beat St Illawarra who Rorters competed with until they said "at least we got here-good enough"
     
  18. Brookie

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    stewart - watmough - lyon/matai
    ****s all over
    barba - pritchard - idris

    we'll be right
     
  19. Brookvale

    Brookvale Well-Known Member

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    yep their trio can be dangerous, but 50% of the game is defence.

    the question is can they handle us?
     
  20. Jono

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    obviously not ;)
     

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