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Can we Beat the Slime At Parra next Friday?

Discussion in 'Rugby League Forum' started by Canteen Worker, Apr 12, 2008.

  1. Canteen Worker

    Canteen Worker Well-Known Member 2016 Tipping Competitor

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    Last year this game was one of our best wins. We are not setting the world on fire. Nor are they.

    We are likely to be without Watmough (ankle ligaments) and Lyon (Hip). Our attack is stereotyped and easy to predict.

    What hope do we have?
     
  2. willstyles

    willstyles Active Member

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    Depending on injuries, I actually think we can win this.

    Parra have very ordinary halves as well, their most creative players aren't traditional positions (Mateo, Inu, Hayne etc).

    They've shown very little form this year. Bad losses to the Cows and Warriors. (not so much against the Titans, who are playing good footy).

    They got home against a Dogs side that self-destructed and they dodged a bullet in extra-time against the Knights, but aside from that they've shown very little that is positive.

    Nor have we, to be fair, but I think our forwards are doing a decent job. Choc's injury looked bad and it takes a lot to get him off the field, but I'll back us to win if both he and Lyon play.

    If one or two of them are out then Parra will be deserved favourites but I'd still give us a good chance at a win. It is a game that both teams really need to win. Both 2 wins from 5 and another loss leaves a team at risk of falling behind the pack, even if it is early days.
     
  3. Ryan

    Ryan Well-Known Member

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    Nope - Parra by 10
     
  4. DSM5

    DSM5 Well-Known Member 2016 Tipping Competitor

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    We can win this.  For some strange reason Parra's defense up the middle is poor so that should be where Perry, Princess and the rest should be directed.  Their halves are as crap as ours but our defense is actually quite sound around the ruck.  Bell is a weakness and if Lyon doesn't play there might be problems out wide.  I predict he will.  A cork is not life threate ing.  However none of their backs are in form so that might even it out.  Stewart holds the key.  If he's up to his attacking best then we'll win.   
     
  5. PONTIAN SEA EAGLE

    PONTIAN SEA EAGLE Well-Known Member

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    Surely we won't be under the pump like the 1st 20mts against melb parra don't have that we'll have more room in attack this time to suite us we'll win.
     
  6. Berkeley_Eagle

    Berkeley_Eagle Current Status: 24/7 Manly Fan 2016 Tipping Competitor

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    I'm more concerned about Watmough not playing
     
  7. ManlyBacker

    ManlyBacker Winging it Staff Member

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    Choc was a standout and will definitely be missed. It comes down to team heart. Another game on the road and a true test of 80 min commitment and a killer instinct. We should win this one, even minus Choc and Lyon, but I have a nagging doubt about where we will get the points.
     
  8. Canteen Worker

    Canteen Worker Well-Known Member 2016 Tipping Competitor

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    Realistically I would have to back against us. We have had one good performance this year and whilst the defence has been good, our attack has not. We have only won at Parra once in the last 10 years or so.
     
  9. Kiwi Eagle

    Kiwi Eagle Moderator Staff Member 2016 Tipping Competitor

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    And that once was last year CW

    I am feeling ok about the game for some reason

    I heard before Tim Smith is returning to Qld for the rest of the season to sort himself out, don't know if that helps us or not, will move Mateo into the halves
     
  10. Dan

    Dan Administrator Staff Member Administrator 2016 Tipping Competitor

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    with our injuries, no we are gone
     
  11. Nutzcraw

    Nutzcraw Active Member

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    Finch and Mateo combination is ten fold better than Smith and Finch. I'm more worried now that I read Smith may be out.
     
  12. Jatz Crackers

    Jatz Crackers Moderator Staff Member

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    Balancing the equation further is Perry & Choc look set to be OK and Riddell is a good chance for a no show.

    We can win this one. Just hope we dont revert to Lyon in the 6.
     
  13. Ryan

    Ryan Well-Known Member

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    Awesome - where did you hear about Choc and Lyon mate?
     
  14. The Wheel

    The Wheel Well-Known Member

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    Losing Tim Smith we no doubt assist Parra greatly
     
  15. Jatz Crackers

    Jatz Crackers Moderator Staff Member

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    A birdie and a friend.

    Both injuroies are not serious stuff.
     
  16. Ryan

    Ryan Well-Known Member

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    Cool...but like Wheel said, Finch and Mateo is a much tougher prospect than Smith / Finch.
     
  17. SilentBob

    SilentBob Well-Known Member

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    Manly by 12, defence will be too good.
     
  18. Jatz Crackers

    Jatz Crackers Moderator Staff Member

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    Scans on Choc were worse than originally thought  :'(

    + other injuries, I might have to go with dans sentiments on this one
     
  19. deadlyeagle

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    You were talking about the birdie and your Friend right?  :)

    Most likly Team:

    6.Menzies
    7.Orford
    8.King
    9.Ballin
    10.Perry
    11.Kite
    12.Stewart
    13.Williamson

    Cuthbo, Hall, Bryant, Le Strange = Afamasaga Ommitted

    this is not my preferred team but it is just going on Des's Trend, Menzies always goes to 5/8 williamson goes to Lock, Perry Starts, Prop Kite to 2nd Row.

    Cuthbo IMO does have greater impact from the bench but as for Bryant.......cough
     
  20. Jatz Crackers

    Jatz Crackers Moderator Staff Member

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    You were talking about the birdie and your Friend right?  :)

    Most likly Team:

    6.Menzies
    7.Orford
    8.King
    9.Ballin
    10.Perry
    11.Kite
    12.Stewart
    13.Williamson

    Cuthbo, Hall, Bryant, Le Strange = Afamasaga Ommitted

    this is not my preferred team but it is just going on Des's Trend, Menzies always goes to 5/8 williamson goes to Lock, Perry Starts, Prop Kite to 2nd Row.

    Cuthbo IMO does have greater impact from the bench but as for Bryant.......cough
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    Yep. My info was wrong.

    The changes to the run on side from what is posted today as the team will be interesting, and say a lot about wether Des can handle making positional changes to suit the day.
     

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