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How would the 2014 squad be doing now???

Discussion in 'Rugby League Forum' started by NYEagle, Jun 13, 2016.

  1. NYEagle

    NYEagle Well-Known Member

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    Just out of interest. Back in July 2014 Manly were running 1st with a bullet and were the pride of the NRL.

    Had Manly kept this exact squad and gone with it in until 2016, at their current ages, where would Manly be on the competition table?.

    Interested in your analyses.

    NYEagle
     
  2. maxta

    maxta Well-Known Member 2016 Tipping Competitor

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    Read thread incorrectly - ignore all the below which I will leave for entertainment & payouts only....

    Top 4 definately
    Maybe 1st or 2nd & a realistic challenge to Nth Qld.
    In finals probably win it with defence as Sharks done tonight...key difference, Manly would score 4-5 tries unlike Sharks who were gritty , but really only managed an intercept try that cost Cows a 14 - 0 lead.
     
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  3. Technical Coach

    Technical Coach Well-Known Member

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    The team would just be struggling to be in the 8, injury riddled, not being able to absorb the power game and tank by season end.

    The only positive is the extra ball playing options would keep the games more entertaining with reminders of our past golden era.

    The lack of power plays were putting extra pressure on our halves and back-line to create reliable consistent go forward through more risky lateral spreads and our attacking output would be suffering from a lack of central penetration to create a conducive environment for our back-line moves to shine.

    The early stages of the Souths semi of 2013 made it obvious where Manly were heading.
     
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  4. MadMarcus

    MadMarcus Local Lunatic 2016 Tipping Competitor

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    Let's see....

    Negatives first...

    Foran, Hiku, Matai, Lawrence, Ballin all out for the season, Lyon and DCE both out for a few weeks, Snake out of form.

    But that's probably cancelled out by the fact we would have Hasson.

    I'd say we'd be running first or second.
     
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  5. Chip and Chase

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

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    Well we'd have no Choc, no Foran, no Ballin, and no Hiku for a start. Add no Killer, no Matai, no BJ and no DCE and I'd say they'd be on struggle street just like the current team.
     
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  6. SeaEagleRock8

    SeaEagleRock8 Sea Eagle Lach Staff Member Premium Member 2016 Tipping Competitor

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    We'd go crap.
    From our Round 18 team that thrashed the Tigers in July 2014, Hiku, Foran, Lyon, Matai, DCE, Ballin, and Lawrence are all unavailable injured.
    King is retired.
    Horo, Symonds, JSL, Hasson, and Lui are either trotting around in Europe or playing reserve grade.
    Brett Stewart is a shadow of his top form, while Starling Buhrer and Tafua are probably not at 2014 level either.
     
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    Turbo Well-Known Member

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