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Biggest threat to going back to back?

Discussion in 'Rugby League Forum' started by eagles2win, Oct 30, 2011.

  1. eagles2win

    eagles2win Well-Known Member

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    Apart from complacency who is it?

    I'm feeling the Warriors and Storm.

    The Knights will be a season away from becoming a force.

    The Tigers and Dragons will be to busy eye balling each other over Moltzen.

    The unknown factor the Qld teams.

    Souths will again finish at the staggering height of 9th
     
  2. mickqld

    mickqld Sack Greenslime 2016 Tipping Competitor

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    Biggest threat is ourselves. Bickering,in fighting, players signing elsewhere, board members thinking they are bigger than the club. The only reason we wont win next year or haven't in 2009/2010 is injuries and off field bull****. No other sides roster comes close to ours especially now with Foran/DCE halves Snake at back Ballin hooker. The best spine by far of any NRL side.
     
  3. swoop

    swoop Well-Known Member 2016 Tipping Competitor

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    IMO The Storm over-achieved and were found out during the last 5 rounds or so. I think the scum will struggle next year and end up mid field or just scraping into the 8.
     
  4. SeaEagleRock8

    SeaEagleRock8 Sea Eagle Lach Staff Member Premium Member 2016 Tipping Competitor

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    I don't think complacency is the right term but maintaining the hard mental edge and sharp focus for another long season will be a stretch.

    After climbing the mountain it is only natural that there would be some relieved, relaxed & satisfied players in our camp. Whereas what is needed is hungry, driven players.

    Our group has the talent, it has the professionalism, but it will be a huge ask.

    Des is the key, I'm certain he knows how to get them there, so he has to negotiate a very tricky year in order to have us in position when the time comes.
     
  5. Earnie the Eagle

    Earnie the Eagle Well-Known Member

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    You are right Mick, some of these people have big egos but not the intelligence to match.
     
  6. bob dylan

    bob dylan Well-Known Member Premium Member 2016 Tipping Competitor

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    Storm wont make the 8.

    If they are the major threat the NRL can get the trophy engraved now.
     
  7. mickqld

    mickqld Sack Greenslime 2016 Tipping Competitor

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    The threat will come from someone unexpected like Raiders,Parra,Penrith,Knights,Sharks.
     
  8. eagles2win

    eagles2win Well-Known Member

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    Raiders won't make the 8 while Furner's coaching them.

    If they get Justin Morgan to eventually coach the team then look out.
     
  9. Ron E. Gibbs

    Ron E. Gibbs Well-Known Member

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    God, I hope you're right, swoop. That would be great,
    As everybody else has said, the biggest threat will be board-level bull****. Although, weirdly enough, it might also be the thing that unites the players to do it all again: doing it for Dessie, giving the finger to the board. We seem to be at our best when we're kicking against the pricks, even if the pricks are our own.
     
  10. wizball1973

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    Warriors. You need to lose a GF to win a GF.

    Manly 1996.
     
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  11. MK Eagle

    MK Eagle Well-Known Member

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    Biggest enemies are injury & how the players react to another attempted media ambush waiting to happen, at any chance.
    Teams I rate to be there - Seaeagles - Warriors (watch some of their young guns challenge the top 17) - Tigers & Pups (Graham from England is a tough prop with huge workrate)
    The Seaeagles are the most complete team & now boast stars in the right positions & young guns who will lift another level in 2012. ;)
     
  12. manlyfan76

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

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    Is Dessie the good son?
     
  13. eagles2win

    eagles2win Well-Known Member

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    It's good to see that I'm not the only one to not rate Graham MKE.

    TBH I was a little devastated when we missed out on him, the bloke is a beast.
    Would love to see us pick up a Welsh forward while they were getting belted last night not one of them stop going forward and will keep doing so during the 4 Nations tourny
     
  14. Fro

    Fro Well-Known Member

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    Broncos, Daylight second. (as far as threats go)
     
  15. The Eagle

    The Eagle Well-Known Member

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    Broncos without Darryl Lockear?

    LOL they are shot ducks....Wallace is useful as tits on a bull,even if he is a nice bloke
     
  16. HappilyManly

    HappilyManly MWTS Premium Member 2016 Tipping Competitor

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    Manly are one game closer than any other Team to go B2B :).
    The Boys are all competitors and I do not believe that they are impacted by the admin problems as we are. They ultimately all move on, whilst we the Fans are forever Manly.So the existance of a standalone Manly Club is critical for Fans.

    Fatigue is my concern as we will have many chosen for Rep games.
     
  17. winnyason

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    terms of team to compete the boys across the tasman for sure young hurrell to be in 1st grade plus a few others and have gained nathan friend.
    Johnson will be better, the others maybe tigers again and storm to be there.

    Rep footy may hurt us a bit more possible trex, gifty, choc maybe even snake.
    The wingers worry me a little given wolfman injury record and Oldfield's inexperience however farrar is a class player. Darcy lussick to step up and play for city.

    Biggest threat this board and owners are killing the club, can the ownership somehow be dissolved, it is so disheartening to see the infighting please just get along
     
  18. ManlyBacker

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    Forget the boardroom, my biggest fear is the way the coaching role plays out. Divided loyalties between Des and Tooves. If Tooves backs Des and he stays and that is solid then we could do it, but it is a huge ask. The lomger the season goes with leadership questions and possibly players signing elsewhere will be testing.
     
  19. jjai

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    I hope we are doing the same training we did last pre season because 2 seasons before last we had no fitness after taking out the 2008GF, so all i want is for the boys to do the same training regime they have the past 12months. NO WEIGHTS or other b.s just aerobic stamina training..
    & 1 more thing Manly have a tendency to go half assed the following yr after winning a premiership, they think things are just going to fall into place during matches (i wont chase someone else will) ..
    They have to play like they lost the GF & want redemption ..
     
  20. The Wheel

    The Wheel Well-Known Member

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    Biggest threat is some bonehead on the board sacking Hasler before the end of 2012
     

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