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For and Against....

Discussion in 'Rugby League Forum' started by torana355, Jun 2, 2012.

  1. torana355

    torana355 Well-Known Member Premium Member

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    Our poor F/A is about to come back to bite us, the Tigers will be in front of us on the ladder after today with the way they are playing. We need to put a few teams away to fix our F/A up.
     
  2. Pittwater Legend

    Pittwater Legend Well-Known Member

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    Yeah I really didn't think the Tigers would catch us on the ladder at all after their abysmal start.

    It looks like it'll take at least 13 wins to make the finals this season.
     
  3. torana355

    torana355 Well-Known Member Premium Member

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    Yeah the very close comp means F/A is going to be important this year. Look at the amount of teams on 16 points!! Hopefully we belt the Storm in two weeks time and get that F/A looking more respectable.
     
  4. Ralphie

    Ralphie Well-Known Member Premium Member 2016 Tipping Competitor

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    Forget for and against, mark my words, the losses to Parra, GC & the Riff WILL cost us a top 4 spot, which = Season Over.

    We are playing now for the pride of make the top 8 as defending premiers, just as we did in 2009.

    This season is an absolute repeat of 2009.
     
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  5. SP_Eagle

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    Im all for scoring points and very much against letting the opposition score them, now u know where i stand :p
     
  6. Brookvale

    Brookvale Well-Known Member

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    If we keep winning the for and against will accumulate and the number of wins will get us in the top 2.
     
  7. Top End Eagle

    Top End Eagle Well-Known Member

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    I'm guessing you're a 'glass half empty' kind of guy Ralphie.
     
  8. torana355

    torana355 Well-Known Member Premium Member

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    You do realize we are in 3rd atm, yeah i know we will be in about 5th at the end of the round but with Foz back we have a good chance of getting into the top 4.
     
  9. Ralphie

    Ralphie Well-Known Member Premium Member 2016 Tipping Competitor

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    I'm a realist, and the signs are there. I will of course be screaming my heart out week in week out regardless.

    I was confident in 2008, and in 2009 the signs were there early and the yo yo form was there for all to see and couldn't be broken. I was again confident in 2010, but late injuries & suspensions cruelled us. Had we had our full strength team in the 2010 finals we would have won easily. Wasn't confident last year, but once the Kiwis beat the scum, I knew we were certainties.

    This year looks, feels and is just like 2009.

    If you want me to be blindly optimistic every year, then you'll be disappointed. I try and analyse our strengths and weaknesses and make an assessment without my maroon & white glasses on. I sincerely hope I'm wrong.
     
  10. mickqld

    mickqld Sack Greenslime 2016 Tipping Competitor

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    Not sure that an honest assessment can be made of us until we stop playing with min. 4 players out every goddamn week. Give us a few weeks with a full squad and then a better assessment can be made. Haven't written us off completely yet but our attitude must improve significantly as well as our defense and error rates. Giving away too many silly penalties at crucial times.
     
  11. Top End Eagle

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    I think we have a better squad than 09. And I thought we could win the comp last year after we touched the Broncos up mid season. I think once we have a full compliment on deck we will string some together. Foran has been sorely missed and once we have a left edge firing not just a right the points will come.

    You don't rack up for and against differential by blowing a couple of teams away any more. It only happens once in a blue moon. After origin we will start to build and those ten and twelve point consistent wins will accumulate.

    Which teams in the comp would you say are better than us?

    We will own the storm by lifting for them and shutting down their three pronged attack. After that win I think people will sit up and pay attention

    The lowly teams usually fair better against premiers if recent history is any guide. Premiers lift for the big contests as we have against DRagons ROosters Warriors and Broncos this year.
     
  12. torana355

    torana355 Well-Known Member Premium Member

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    At our best there is no team in the comp better then us, we have the Storm well covered, the Dogs were no contest for us, we beat the Broncos without Foran and Trex, we beat the Tigers at the start of the season, The Warriors had their chance in last years GF, im actually most worried about the Wabbits, i think they can win the comp this year.
     
  13. mickqld

    mickqld Sack Greenslime 2016 Tipping Competitor

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    Rabbits are perennial losers. 40 yrs since their last GF they don't have the halves to take them to the GF.
     
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  14. Rex

    Rex Well-Known Member

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    Yep. That's exactly what every 'glass half empty' kind of guy says.
     
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  15. Volley

    Volley Well-Known Member

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    Apart from our star fullback being out for the season and facing sexual assault charges. Yeah, mirror image.
     
  16. MadMarcus

    MadMarcus Local Lunatic 2016 Tipping Competitor

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    All that matters is that we have all our players on the field at the end of the season. If that happens we will be contenders.
     
  17. Ralphie

    Ralphie Well-Known Member Premium Member 2016 Tipping Competitor

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    The problem is Mick, that just like 2009 I have serious doubts we will get our full strength team on the paddock this year. It certainly won't be happening in the next six weeks and every game I hold my breath for a new injury and or suspension.
     
  18. Top End Eagle

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    If that's being a realist I am happy not to be one.

    We also have a different coach to 2009 and a pair of star young halves who play exceptionally well together rather than an aging 7 who crabs across the field and crowds everyone else into touch and tries too hard and can't kick more than thirty metres and a nineteen year old five eighth who has played a handful of top grade games.
     
  19. Ralphie

    Ralphie Well-Known Member Premium Member 2016 Tipping Competitor

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    Well I hope you're right and I'm wrong :D but I doubt it :s
     
  20. niccipops

    niccipops un echidna spillo mia bevanda Premium Member 2016 Tipping Competitor

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    You're right TEE. Anyone with their glass half empty should transfer their liquid into shot glasses. You'll have about four full glasses and start seeing the potential of our team once we get our top squad back on the field.
     

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