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Benchmark ballyhoo

Discussion in 'Rugby League Forum' started by SeaEagleRock8, Aug 5, 2012.

  1. SeaEagleRock8

    SeaEagleRock8 Sea Eagle Lach Staff Member Premium Member 2016 Tipping Competitor

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    This concept is somewhat of a poisoned chalice so far as NRL teams go, judging by recent premierships. From the Tigers in 2005 through to last year, only about twice has the dominant team through the regular rounds actually gone on to win the comp.

    One of those was the Cheats in 2007, and the other was Illawarra who led throughout before winning in 2010 (having led also in 2009 before bombing out).

    The Dogs can be the benchmarks this year, or even Souths or Melbourne if they like. It only means they will be feeling a great weight of expectation in the finals. The ultimate winner will be the team that times their run to perfection… and Manly are very well placed to make a late run.
     
  2. SeaEagleRock8

    SeaEagleRock8 Sea Eagle Lach Staff Member Premium Member 2016 Tipping Competitor

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    This concept is somewhat of a poisoned chalice so far as NRL teams go, judging by recent premierships. From the Tigers in 2005 through to last year, only about twice has the dominant team through the regular rounds actually gone on to win the comp.

    One of those was the Cheats in 2007, and the other was Illawarra who led throughout before winning in 2010 (having led also in 2009 before bombing out).

    The Dogs can be the benchmarks this year, or even Souths or Melbourne if they like. It only means they will be feeling a great weight of expectation in the finals. The ultimate winner will be the team that times their run to perfection… and Manly are very well placed to make a late run.
     
  3. The Who

    The Who Well-Known Member

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    True. It takes just one win to become premiers.
    Of course, you have to get to the GF first!
     
  4. The Who

    The Who Well-Known Member

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    True. It takes just one win to become premiers.
    Of course, you have to get to the GF first!
     
  5. SeaEagleRock8

    SeaEagleRock8 Sea Eagle Lach Staff Member Premium Member 2016 Tipping Competitor

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    It's funny, no-one ever claims to be the benchmark, they always say someone else is the benchmark.
     
  6. SeaEagleRock8

    SeaEagleRock8 Sea Eagle Lach Staff Member Premium Member 2016 Tipping Competitor

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    It's funny, no-one ever claims to be the benchmark, they always say someone else is the benchmark.
     
  7. globaleagle

    globaleagle Où est mon chapeau Premium Member 2016 Tipping Competitor

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    I left a mark on a bench once.


    Oh c'mon, someone was gunna type it.
     
  8. globaleagle

    globaleagle Où est mon chapeau Premium Member 2016 Tipping Competitor

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    I left a mark on a bench once.


    Oh c'mon, someone was gunna type it.
     
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  9. Eagles2nv

    Eagles2nv New Team, New Beginnings 2016 Tipping Competitor

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    I never buy into the 'benchmark' rubbish.

    Rugby league is so unpredictable. This season is highlighting that more than ever.

    At the end of the day, irrespective if you finish 1st or 8th, the team if you win all your finals games, you win the comp.

    Go Manly B2B
     
  10. Eagles2nv

    Eagles2nv New Team, New Beginnings 2016 Tipping Competitor

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    I never buy into the 'benchmark' rubbish.

    Rugby league is so unpredictable. This season is highlighting that more than ever.

    At the end of the day, irrespective if you finish 1st or 8th, the team if you win all your finals games, you win the comp.

    Go Manly B2B
     

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