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Manly completely written off

Discussion in 'Rugby League Forum' started by NYEagle, Sep 12, 2010.

  1. NYEagle

    NYEagle Well-Known Member

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    It's fascinating.

    Never have I seen a team so completely written off before kickoff.

    You've got Manly fans betting on other team grand final combos, seasoned posters completely comfortable with a Manly pasting, commentators talking about next weeks "Canberra vs Tigers" game as if they are already warming up.

    Personally, I don't want to talk about anything but todays game.

    At the end of the day, its 13 vs 13. Manly will wheel out 13 blokes at kickoff who have played this game for at least a decade and a half. 13 blokes who have played for over a decade and a half for this moment.

    Just looking at the wild swing in the Roosters game. Anything can happen. Thats the beauty about the game later today. Des has to remind them they are here as footy players and even though the Saints team might be a little bigger, a little faster, a little more skilled, they are still playing the same game. A tackle around the legs brings them down, six tackles of secure ball grants you a solid kick downfield. They are vulnerable to the same things, injuries, bad calls, amd bad decisions as the Manly players.

    At the end of the day, I would say to the team. Go out there and just keep your heads high and play every minute. Forget about the score, whether up or down, just concentrate on the fact that you are all footy players and this is 13 on 13.

    If you get the ball in the opposition 40, don't die wondering, go for it.

    NYEagle
     
  2. WAMF

    WAMF Well-Known Member

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    You can only judge by previous form displayed. Ours has been terrible of late.
    The good news though is that form fluctuates and it's about time we hit our straps.
     
  3. missing_something

    missing_something Active Member

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    I give them enough of a chance that I put some money on them
     
  4. Moondog

    Moondog Grey-beard loon Premium Member 2016 Tipping Competitor

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    All the pressure will be on St George today with the expectation of an easy win.Hopefully that will work in our favour.
     
  5. eagles2win

    eagles2win Well-Known Member

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    We live underneath the radar
     
  6. Berkeley_Eagle

    Berkeley_Eagle Current Status: 24/7 Manly Fan 2016 Tipping Competitor

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    Jamie Coward to have a shocker
     
  7. BOZO

    BOZO Well-Known Member 2016 Tipping Competitor

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    Thats great news the pressure is on the chockers . GO THE SEA EAGLES
     
  8. Fluffy

    Fluffy Well-Known Member

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    Tigers recieved a bunch of injuries in the roosters game and finished it just how we will start this game.

    Thast why we are written off.
     
  9. BOZO

    BOZO Well-Known Member 2016 Tipping Competitor

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    As long as the players believe in themselves and dont write them selves off we are in there with a chance , after all we are playing the chokers.
     
  10. Frank

    Frank Well-Known Member 2016 Tipping Competitor

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    Personally, I think we are specials.
     
  11. Ryan

    Ryan Well-Known Member

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    Rightly so. We don't stand a chance in hell. Whatever good stugff you people are smoking......aaaaaaah.....forget about it.
     
  12. Volley

    Volley Well-Known Member

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    Every now and again I get a feeling that we could be in for something special today. Then the head kicks in, I weigh everything up and unfortunately all I see is a Dragons win by around 30.
     
  13. Kiwi Eagle

    Kiwi Eagle Moderator Staff Member 2016 Tipping Competitor

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    Ryan, please don't do it mate, you writing us off just offers me that little bit of excitement
     
  14. BOZO

    BOZO Well-Known Member 2016 Tipping Competitor

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    Plenty of underdogs that were written off caused an upset and have bitten the non believers in the ass.  ;D ;D ;D. GO THE MIGHTY SEA EAGLES ;D ;D ;D
     
  15. fLIP

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    Having nothing to lose does strange things to people.

    The one team I wanted to play in the finals this year was St George. They dont have the choke tag for nothing. I just didn't anticipate such a weakened roster when we got there.

    Dont get me wrong, I think we will lose. Im still right in behind them though hoping they show up and ruffle some feathers, however, I think of all things today is going to be one of the great days this season to watch our team play.

    You've got a bunch of guys in there that don't often get a crack at first grade, having a shot in a final. They will put in 110% whether its good enough or not and that would be a the way i want this season to end.

    Id rather a flogging but a passionate showing from our blokes than the same old 40 minutes then fade from the regualar 13.
     
  16. Ryan

    Ryan Well-Known Member

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    The NYC game is about to start, and they are discussing how the Roosters recruiters have had it over us these past 12 months.

    Interesting stuff.
     
  17. fLIP

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    The Roosters are cheating the cap for sure.

    Next season with their line up? The sooner players are valued by an independant panel and then payed whatever you want the better.
     
  18. MadMarcus

    MadMarcus Local Lunatic 2016 Tipping Competitor

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    I feel like this as well.

    A funny thing though - the closer we get to kick off the more the heart is starting to overrule the head... 
     
  19. Ryan

    Ryan Well-Known Member

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    They DO have Melbourne Storm recruitment officer of the last 1/2 a decade. Is anyone surprised they are now able to "find" cap space like Melbourne used to?
     
  20. Kiwi Eagle

    Kiwi Eagle Moderator Staff Member 2016 Tipping Competitor

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    Apparently a couple of days after signing with the roosters jwh turned up to training in a brand new ford worth 50k
     

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