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Discussion in 'Rugby League Forum' started by sue ridgepipe, May 16, 2006.

  1. sue ridgepipe

    sue ridgepipe Active Member

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    realistically last week was our first bad performance since round 1-injuries and rep comittments,although not an excuse,did not help.

    this comp is very even my friends.unlike many sides we have the bye up our sleeve AND 2 games against the rabbits in hand (and a tough section of the draw almost over )

    we are reasonably well placed IMO.hold off on the razor blades please.
     
  2. Garts

    Garts Well-Known Member

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    exactly. people are saying another loss and we start to fall back from the pack. reality is the other sides up there with us will also have a loss soon so we will still be in touch.

    still plenty of time in the season, and I am actually glad we have not peaked yet. We want to be hitting our straps at the end of the season not now!!!!
     
  3. The Wheel

    The Wheel Well-Known Member

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    We were always going to loose on the weekend - 32 is a lot better than 52
     
  4. PEPSI

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    You mention that we have 2 games against the rabbits still to go as if that is 2 sure wins.

    I cannot forget the last time we played them at the Staduim last year and they smashed us.

    It was one of the worst feelings watching Curtis and Deadwood being trampled by the souths pack and then getting laughed at by moron souths supporters on the way out of the ground.
     
  6. sue ridgepipe

    sue ridgepipe Active Member

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    Nothing is sure I agree but we have 2 games where we will start 1.10 to win and playing souths twice is definitely better than palying anyone else twice.
     
  7. byso

    byso Well-Known Member

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    Sue will you be putting your hard earned on Manly to win this weekend?
     
  8. sue ridgepipe

    sue ridgepipe Active Member

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    yes actually.

    but surely if you want to bag des you must come up with something better than saying the storm has average players.
     
  9. byso

    byso Well-Known Member

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    The Storms player roster compares to ours. imo

    But we should have more depth. It's obvious to me that Bellamy is a better coach therefore more consistent results.

    Sue, do you believe that Dessie is the right chap to win us a GF?
     
  10. Matabele

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    I'd rather be in our position than that of the Eels.

    Fact of the matter is, this year the second half of our draw is, on paper, easier than the first. Penrith look average too and we have 2 games against them to come. Last year it was the opposite - a soft start and a hard finish.

    Our byes are perfectly placed this year. Last year our byes arrested our momentum. This year they give us respite just when we need it - in the origin period and just before the final month of finals deciding games.

    I think we can assume we'll see the following back on the paddock following our bye:

    BK
    Brett Stewart
    Minogue

    That will starch us up. I reckon we should give Ballin a run at hooker or back row as he hits hard in defence and is sharp with ball in hands. He's more than a stop-gap. Let Cutbo play up front rather than idiots like Deadwood and Curtis.
     
  11. earl

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    Anyone know how long Brett Stewart is out for???
     
  12. Canteen Worker

    Canteen Worker Well-Known Member 2016 Tipping Competitor

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    Talk is that he would be out for 4 to 5 weeks. That means back after the bye all going well!!! Fingers crossed.
     
  13. Fluffy

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    i like many think we will have a few players back after the bye, possibly all 4.
     
  14. PEPSI

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    will need them, hopefully buy then a few top clubs may get some Origen jitters with players out/injured
     
  15. sue ridgepipe

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    byso

    i dont think des will get us a pemiership this year -for the simple reason our roster isnt quite good enough.we are a top six side and just short of the mark in a couple of areas-depth and strikepower on the bench..outside our top 17 we have virtually nothing to offer.cuthbertson doesnt impress me,glen stewart lacks size and that really only leaves only ballin as an unknown quantity.our replacements this week really show this weakness up.

    if we dont finish top six and get a chance at 2 semis the season will be dissapointing.i dont think winning the comp is realistic.
     
  16. byso

    byso Well-Known Member

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    Who purchases the players?
    Do you think Dessie is the coach that will EVER win us the comp. Or will we be expecting the same excuse year after year.

    "Not enough depth and strikepower" A very valid reason. But does Des have the pull power to bring more quality players without paying overs?
     
  17. Matabele

    Matabele Well-Known Member

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    His pulling power is evidently better than McCrae's.
     
  18. byso

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    Well we didn't get Joe Williams so maybe it isn't.
     
  19. sue ridgepipe

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    his pulling power will definitely be tested with bk and maybe beaver leaving.
     
  20. Fluffy

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    just saw this weeks team line up - lost any grip i had
     

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