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Finals thread

Discussion in 'Rugby League Forum' started by Mark from Brisbane, Sep 9, 2016.

  1. Mark from Brisbane

    Mark from Brisbane Living the dream Premium Member

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    Yep I know we aren't in them, and as such many will say " who cares" but we are still RL fans at the end of the day and there's some reasonable match ups this weekend, so does anyone want to speculate as to the results.

    Broncos v Titans

    In my opinion , Donkeys in a canter ( do Donkeys canter ???)

    Raiders v Sharks

    Now they are at full strength I'll go for the Raiders, besides I'd love to see the Sharkies trophy cabinet bare for another year.

    Bulldogs v Panthers

    I have the Choccy Soldiers winning this one, Dogs have been terrible for 6 weeks and the Panthers have a strong and willing young side, and I think they'll at least go to week 2.

    Storm v Cowboys

    The hardest to pick, but Storm at home is a huge advantage and the Boys have been a little fragile away from home in recent times.

    Based on that, Titans and Bulldogs would be eliminated, with Storm / Raiders getting a week off.

    Thoughts everyone????
     
  2. BOZO

    BOZO Well-Known Member 2016 Tipping Competitor

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    Not that I really give a rats but just for you Mark my feathered friend .

    On the day the Titans could cause an upset

    The Sharks will leave Cronulla beach and choke in Canberra

    The Dogs will have another Dog day and lose against the Panthers

    The Storm to have a home edge advantage
     
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  3. maxta

    maxta Well-Known Member 2016 Tipping Competitor

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    Had me at Hello mark - till game 4....though I 100% agree that is a damn hard call....
    I think Cows as still feel they have more to offer & as brilliant as the Storm defence is - I think Cows have the Ammo to break it down .....(If Refs don't allow Storm tacklers stupid latitude) - then its the other way.
    Just feel in the modern game, its hard for the Defensive styled structured teams, to hold off these unstructured attacking teams.
    These being Canberra, Cows & Penrith who attack from Anywhere.
    With Manly gone, thats also the 3 teams I will cheer on & back, way more exciting to watch than the others so hope they keep the flair in finals & reap the rewards against the defensive, boring sides....
     
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  4. Kevinward777

    Kevinward777 Well-Known Member

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    I think you've got it pretty spot on Mark. The Panthers could really surprise and do some serious damage if they manage to stay on form and roll the Dogs.
     
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  5. Budgewoi Eagle

    Budgewoi Eagle In for the long haul. Premium Member 2016 Tipping Competitor

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    Broncos
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    Panthers
     
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  6. Clint

    Clint . Premium Member 2016 Tipping Competitor

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    Titans
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  7. Killer03

    Killer03 Well-Known Member

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    I'm going for the Titans upset. I think Hayne is set to explode.

    Raiders to pants the Sharks (who will lose next week and go out in straight sets).

    Panthers have too many points, and too many young guys who will chance their arm. Panthers by 12+

    Storm/Cows. I think whoever wins may actually win comfortably, but it could be either. It's being built up as this GF preview (which it probably will be) but I can see one of them winning by 10+. I think the home town advantage is too much. Storm to win.
     
  8. Fluffy

    Fluffy Well-Known Member

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    if the cows win that will leave egg on a few peoples faces
     
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  9. Chip and Chase

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

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    If the Cowboys get the same latitude with the 10m as the Broncos did against the Storm a couple of weeks ago then you can see how to rattle them by pressuring Cronk.

    Dogs have limped into finals with distemper, so I can't see them progressing.

    I hope for everyone's sanity that the Hayne Plane gets grounded this weekend. I can only imagine the fapfest if this clown goes on a run through the semis. I suspect Broncos will be too good for their little brothers anyway.

    Sharks v Raiders....well could go either way. I'd like the Sharks to keep their hopes up for another week or two before having it all cruelly snatched away at the 11th hour. Also not keen on listening to Ricky's dribble for any longer than I have to.
     
  10. COMMANDER

    COMMANDER IF YOU DO NOT TRY YOU CAN NOT FAIL 2016 Tipping Competitor

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    The term I like about tonights game is "elimination". Hopefully that will be the Bongos.
     
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  11. Pablo

    Pablo Well-Known Member Premium Member 2016 Tipping Competitor

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    Not sure why but I'm actually looking forward to watching the finals.
    I think it's because the feeling of dread I've been feeling before each round is finally gone.

    Storm
    Raiders
    Broncos
    Dogs.......panthers might choke
     
  12. pjayz

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    Broncos
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    Storm (originally thought Cowboys, but where are some of their heads at when you get charged for egging cars on the eve of footy finals)
    Panthers
     
  13. TerryRandall

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    Titans
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  14. Mark from Brisbane

    Mark from Brisbane Living the dream Premium Member

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    That would fair dinkum make my year!!!!!!!
     
  15. COMMANDER

    COMMANDER IF YOU DO NOT TRY YOU CAN NOT FAIL 2016 Tipping Competitor

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    Mate I think it was 2010 and we finished 5th, warriors (8th) beat Storm (1st) and we were one of the lowest ranked losers under the old setup, gone in week one.
     
  16. NYEagle

    NYEagle Well-Known Member

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    Mate I'll impart some of my insight free of charge for you.
    Game 1
    I believe in miracles and I'd love to see the dongles out, so GC for this one.
    Game 2
    Faders to run rings around the empty cabinet, and keep it that way despite a signature late game fade.
    Game 3
    Go Dessie go Dessie go Dessie, plus, want the team that gave us Lewis Brown, Korisau, and Cartwright to be chomping popcorn next week just like those losers.
    Game 4
    Townsville turbos to edge out the stormtroopers but this will be the grand final too.
    Peace out,
    NYEagle
     
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  17. damiennp90

    damiennp90 Well-Known Member

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    2 Broncos tries. 2 very lucky decisions.

    Gees they get a great leg up by the refs.
     
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  18. double hoops

    double hoops Well-Known Member 2016 Tipping Competitor

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    Bloody Broncos bias.
     
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  19. TerryRandall

    TerryRandall Well-Known Member

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    Refs are doing their best to keep the Broncos in this. We are now using the bunker to overrule on a very 50/50 knock on call which leads to the Broncos second try.
     
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  20. Mark from Brisbane

    Mark from Brisbane Living the dream Premium Member

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    I hate the Bronco's, no I mean it I REALLY hate the Bronco's

    Those living south of the border cannot comprehend what it's like up here

    How say you @COMMANDER
     
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