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Front Runners

Discussion in 'Rugby League Forum' started by COMMANDER, Apr 5, 2014.

  1. COMMANDER

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

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    Hopefully I don't put the mockers on us for tomorrow, but with the way the Roosters, Rabbits, and Storm are going I can see us being front runners this year.

    Other teams inconsistencies will mean we will lead from the front.

    The Dogs are looking good and will come into the mix for top four.

    No under the radar for us this year I think.
     
  2. panash

    panash Well-Known Member

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    RE: Will Manly handle being front runners

    Good point , however its only round 5... lets see how it pans out ( injuries ).

    i felt sick after waking up thinking its the empty stomach , but i just realised after reading your post it was the thought of scumdogs finishing top 4... ( hope you are wrong , thats a crime )
     
  3. torana355

    torana355 Well-Known Member Premium Member

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    RE: Will Manly handle being front runners

    Well if the way we play against underdogs in matches is anything to go by we may not handle it very well. We just seem to play best as underdogs.
     
  4. SeaEagleRock8

    SeaEagleRock8 Sea Eagle Lach Staff Member Premium Member 2016 Tipping Competitor

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    RE: Will Manly handle being front runners

    So long as on the ladder we don't finish under Dogs I don't care.
     
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  5. Moondog

    Moondog Grey-beard loon Premium Member 2016 Tipping Competitor

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    RE: Will Manly handle being front runners

    This has been our best start to the year in a long time. The more games we win now the less pressure at the end of the season.
    I know the finals are a long way off but it would be handy to go into those games having been able to rest players with niggling injuries in the lead up rounds knowing we are assured of a spot in the top four.
    Every two points we pick up now is like money in the bank...
     
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  6. mickqld

    mickqld Sack Greenslime 2016 Tipping Competitor

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    RE: Will Manly handle being front runners

    Too many people thinking about last years form. New season throws up new challengers. Unlike Manly who are just consistent year on year others rise and fall. The new risers will beat the sliders i.e Parra,Penrith,Tigers,Knights,Goons,Bronks are on the rise while Storm,Rorter,Rabbits,Cows,Sharks may be on the slide. Wouldn't surprise if we get done by Tigers tomorrow though as we don't carry favorites tag real well.
     
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  7. bones

    bones Bones Knows Premium Member 2016 Tipping Competitor

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    RE: Will Manly handle being front runners

    My only concern is will Manly be playing the World club challenge in the UK, or in Sydney like the Roosters did?
     
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  8. mickqld

    mickqld Sack Greenslime 2016 Tipping Competitor

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    RE: Will Manly handle being front runners

    It depends on how much Ted Greenknob wants to handicap us. So my guess is UK if we win or Aus if it's anyone else.
     
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  9. globaleagle

    globaleagle Où est mon chapeau Premium Member 2016 Tipping Competitor

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    RE: Will Manly handle being front runners

    Syria it is then.
     
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  10. seaeagles4life

    seaeagles4life Active Member

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    RE: Will Manly handle being front runners

    I know Tooves liked our draw this year. We play quite a few home games early with less Monday night games and some of the top teams we have already faced in the first four rounds.
     
  11. RiverEagle

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    RE: Will Manly handle being front runners

    I think the draw plays such a crucial role in a teams' success or failure, tho I'm not sure how you achieve absolute parity...... It seems almost impossible to make it fair all round.

    We have made a solid start and it won't take long for us to be tagged favourites if we keep winning.

    This team does seem to go better as underdogs and that concerns me too as far as tomorrow and the Tigpies goes.

    It's a little surprising with so much experience in our squad, that we don't handle favouritism better .
     
  12. COMMANDER

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

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    RE: Will Manly handle being front runners

    We will win tomorrow and be favourites.

    Get your money on tonight.
     
  13. Killer03

    Killer03 Well-Known Member

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    The next 4 games are crucial. They are 4 very winnable games, Tiges, Cows, Sharks and Raiders. If we win 3 (which is a distinct possibility) we'll be 6 from 8. And you would imagine 1st or 2nd on the table. I think given the poor start of the rabbits and roosters we'll be looking at favouritism.

    I agree with earlier comments, got to bank the games now if possible. It just takes the pressure off, and whilst the other teams bash each other up, if we have an injury or origin issues we can ride them out better.
     
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  14. The Who

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    We got an extremely tough finish to the minor premiership, playing just one of the last five matches at home.
     
  15. EagleFromMay1967

    EagleFromMay1967 In bed before the room got dark.

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    Please, no one make further posts to this thread. After this one that is. It is inviting the sort of revenge / punishment from the footy gods that will have us losing the next 4, not winning them. it smacks of the kind of arrogance that should not be seen by a first grade referee, and i'm pretty sure, that a couple of them scan these pages, from time to time.

    THATs IT, Drop it.
     
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  16. Ralphie

    Ralphie Well-Known Member Premium Member 2016 Tipping Competitor

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    Some posts in the thread, for the eliminate of doubt I say again, SOME posts in this thread are word for word what souffs fans post at the warren during March & April each year.
     

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