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How are we favourites for this game?

Discussion in 'Rugby League Forum' started by Dan, Apr 24, 2012.

  1. Dan

    Dan Administrator Staff Member Administrator 2016 Tipping Competitor

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    Can anyone fathom on current form, why we are listed as favourites for this game?

    Centrebet has us just ahead paying $1.73 with Bulldogs on $2.15

    Centrebet match odds for this game

    Honestly I am shocked at that, we haven't been playing well enough to beat them, particular with our injuries and suspensions and the fact Hasler knows all of our players, their faults and strengths and most of our patters.

    As much as I would like to see a win here, I just can't see it happening.

    It's going to be a loud and hostile crowd too.

    Dan
     
  2. Jatz Crackers

    Jatz Crackers Moderator Staff Member

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    On paper odds only. (even before teams announced)

    The Des v Toovs factor is an important one that doesnt seem to being factored in at all. As you say Des knows everything about all our players. He has a history of tactical coaching with no better example than Bellamy/Storm.

    Could be seeing the radar effect at work again ? lol.
     
  3. clontaago

    clontaago Well-Known Member

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    With all players back on deck i'd have us as slight favourites.
     
  4. Stiffi

    Stiffi Active Member 2016 Tipping Competitor 2015 Tipping Competitor

    Obviously the bookies think we will win & we will have our 3 big guns back - Simple really
     
  5. Dan

    Dan Administrator Staff Member Administrator 2016 Tipping Competitor

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    3 big rusty guns though
     
  6. Ron E. Gibbs

    Ron E. Gibbs Well-Known Member

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    I tend to agree with Dan: even if we get our "big guns" back, we just don't have the runs on the board. Apart from rounds one and two, we've been terrible, and I'm sure all the talk about who's going and who's staying is destabilising the playing group - they may be professional footy players but they're also mates, so it's bound to have an effect. They're probably all as depressed and preoccupied as we are:)
     
  7. clontaago

    clontaago Well-Known Member

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    Bulldogs are inconsistent just like us.

    They smashed the Dragons, struggled against the Titans, beat the Warriors over here (Warriors were diabolical) and scraped home against the Panthers, they were beaten by the Knights and the Rabbits and the Storm (who were also well off their game that day)

    So the teams they have beaten are running 6th, 9th, 14th and 15th.

    They've lost to 1st, 10th and 12th
     
  8. Mark from Brisbane

    Mark from Brisbane Living the dream Premium Member

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    I have never, and will never bet against my team BUT at these odds you'd have to put some money on the Dogs purely from a betting perspective.

    I would love to see us win BUT in all honesty we'll be pushing **** up hill to do so!!
     
  9. Dan

    Dan Administrator Staff Member Administrator 2016 Tipping Competitor

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    Its a close thing, if it blows out to $3.50 I would be real tempted.
     
  10. HappilyManly

    HappilyManly MWTS Premium Member 2016 Tipping Competitor

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    Watched a few Dog games this year and apart from the Barba add lib factor, most Teams had them easy.

    Just need to Focus on holding the ball this week :)

    Manly by 24 :p
     
  11. clontaago

    clontaago Well-Known Member

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    If it blows out to $3.50 I'll run naked through the corso!
     
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  12. manlysister

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    Yeah I was scratching my head on this one too
     
  13. Dan

    Dan Administrator Staff Member Administrator 2016 Tipping Competitor

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    urrgh meant $2.50
     
  14. BOZO

    BOZO Well-Known Member 2016 Tipping Competitor

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    The 3 big guns are super stars mate they wont be rusty they will come out and shine on friday night . These 3 big guns will blow the dogs away .
     
  15. torana355

    torana355 Well-Known Member Premium Member

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    I think its an even money bet if we get all our players back based on form, if we were in form we would be heavy favorites. I think the Dogs will win this and then we all know what will be announced after the game...
     
  16. Mark from Brisbane

    Mark from Brisbane Living the dream Premium Member

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    It will be all about "attitude"...if we come with the "Penrith attitude" then we'll be in this one up to our short and curly's but if we come with the "Titans attitude", Barba and co will blow us away.

    One thing is for sure, the players on both sides will want this win (for obvious reasons)...it's just who turns up on the night!!
     
  17. Jonesyv2

    Jonesyv2 Active Member

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    You're right mark if one team doesn't show up it will a forfeit.
     
  18. BOZO

    BOZO Well-Known Member 2016 Tipping Competitor

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    What is form ?? One week a team wins by 50 and the next they lose by 50 . We are a better team and thats why we are favourites . We are expected to lift to our potential for this game . Who the **** are the dogs ?? What have thay done this year to be afraid of ??? Last year after 7 rounds the dogs were on 10 points on the ladder this year they are on 8 with Hasler . Have confidence in our team . We are the Premiers they are the poodles
     
  19. Dan

    Dan Administrator Staff Member Administrator 2016 Tipping Competitor

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    I personally don't think the players care about the Hasler saga as much as we think they do.
     
  20. BOZO

    BOZO Well-Known Member 2016 Tipping Competitor

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    I thnk the players will want to show des that although he is a good coach he would not have won a title without them . Our players will be pumped up . They have a point to prove to des and his dogs.
     

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