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Finals footy: as things stand now

Discussion in 'Rugby League Forum' started by simon_eagle, Aug 18, 2012.

  1. simon_eagle

    simon_eagle Well-Known Member

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    If I have read correctly, we could end up playing both the Bulldogs and the Storm (or Rabbitohs) just to make the GF.

    Assuming the top 5 finishes like this:

    1 Bulldogs
    2 Storm
    3 Rabbits
    4 Sea Eagles
    5 Cowboys

    Our first match would be against the Bulldogs, and assuming we lose that match, we will then meet the winner of 5 or 8 which would be the Cowboys.

    If victorious in that game, we would then play the Storm in the preliminary final - assuming, of course that the Storm win their first finals game against the 3rd place team (Rabbits).

    If the Rabbits beat the Storm in the 2-3 game, then we will then surely play them in the prelim final.



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    However, if we beat the Bulldogs in week one, we go straight to the prelim final and will play -- most probably -- the Rabbits. A much easier task.

    http://www.heraldsun.com.au/sport/nrl/the-nrls-new-finals-system-rewards-top-four-teams/story-e6frfgbo-1226449573782
     
  2. manlyfan76

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

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  3. Clint

    Clint . Premium Member 2016 Tipping Competitor

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    Hi Simon,

    with all due respect, the first part of your post is superfluous to our needs.
    We will beat the Bulldogs in week 1. ;)
     
  4. Brookvale

    Brookvale Well-Known Member

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    I think we will play and beat the purple cheats in melbin
     
  5. ALinda

    ALinda Well-Known Member 2016 Tipping Competitor

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    So to Simon and anyone else, who would we prefer to play in the 1st week - the Dogs at ANZ or the Storm at AAMI?

    I'm inclined to think the Dogs.
     
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  6. mickqld

    mickqld Sack Greenslime 2016 Tipping Competitor

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    We play to our full potential we will beat either of them anywhere anytime.
     
  7. susan

    susan Well-Known Member

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    Storm are very ordinary atm,dogs have won 12 in a row.no contest.

    give me the scum anytime.yesterday they fell in against a team who has lost 6 in a row via a knock on,a bomb and a deflection.This after losing 5 in a row,beating a spoon contender at home and limping over the line with the pinkies help at home against titans.they are waiting to be put to the sword and we will do it.
     
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  8. Ralphie

    Ralphie Well-Known Member Premium Member 2016 Tipping Competitor

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    I agree 100%
     
  9. HappilyManly

    HappilyManly MWTS Premium Member 2016 Tipping Competitor

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    Manly have a chance to finish in second spot, but the for-against could see us held to third.

    So its looking more like another interstate trip for the Manly Boys and the MWTS.

    We haven't beaten the Scum at AAMI yet, so its another Manly first that I am looking forward to:angel:

    BTW Does anyone know what days the Finals will be played? Would make the cost of the flights at least cheaper.

    1 v 4 -??
    2 v 3 -
    5 v 8 -
    6 v 7 -
     
  10. ads

    ads Well-Known Member

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    We want to play the Dogs so we can actually make it to the game. We will beat whoever we play.
     
  11. Supernintendo Chalmers

    Supernintendo Chalmers Well-Known Member

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    melbourne game goes to Etihad stadium for finals doesn't it? or have they changed that to make life even easier for the cheats.
     
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  12. mmmdl

    mmmdl Active Member

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    Pretty sure it's:
    1v4 - Friday
    5v8 - Sat
    6v7 - Sat
    2v3 - Sun

    So it'll either be Fri or Sun.

    Personally I think the Dogs in Sydney is the much preferred option.

    Get to stay home, sleep in their own beds but, much more importantly, the fans can get to the game and support the boys. What support would be get in Melbourne?
     
  13. ALinda

    ALinda Well-Known Member 2016 Tipping Competitor

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    That's exactly why I'd prefer to play the Dogs - much more vocal support here than in Melbourne......and we get to be there.
     
  14. simon_eagle

    simon_eagle Well-Known Member

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    Storm at AAMI. No question.

    Having said that, at full strength we can and should be anybody.
     
  15. simon_eagle

    simon_eagle Well-Known Member

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    Storm at AAMI. No question.

    Having said that, at full strength we can and should be anybody.
     
  16. mmmdl

    mmmdl Active Member

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    can I ask why?

    Our record there is atrocious - 1/6. Equal worst number of wins there of any team with Canberra and the Titans.
     
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  17. mmmdl

    mmmdl Active Member

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    can I ask why?

    Our record there is atrocious - 1/6. Equal worst number of wins there of any team with Canberra and the Titans.
     
  18. susan

    susan Well-Known Member

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    Playing the storm puts us on the other side of draw to the dogs so the hasler dogs v the mighty eagles gf we all want would be very likely.
     
  19. susan

    susan Well-Known Member

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    Playing the storm puts us on the other side of draw to the dogs so the hasler dogs v the mighty eagles gf we all want would be very likely.
     
  20. Ron E. Gibbs

    Ron E. Gibbs Well-Known Member

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    Except I don't want the Dogs anywhere near the grand final:)
     

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