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Manly vs Storm

Discussion in 'Rugby League Forum' started by torana355, Sep 15, 2012.

  1. torana355

    torana355 Well-Known Member Premium Member

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    Well the time has come to take on our old foes once again. I think we will need to improve again to beat the Scum in Melbourne, They will be fresh after having the week off but we will have a close to full strength side barring any injuries at training. Im not confident at all but i am damb hopeful of a good win. Go Manly!!!
     
  2. bob dylan

    bob dylan Well-Known Member Premium Member 2016 Tipping Competitor

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    Strangely I feel confident for no particular reason. Didn't feel this way either of the last two Fridays.
     
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  3. Lord Eagleton

    Lord Eagleton Well-Known Member

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    One thing in our favour imo -

    The Storm's game against Souths last week was hardly an adequate hit out for them. It was a stroll in the park for the Storm. Souths put up little fight and did not test them. Not the kind of tough game they would have hoped for leading into a game with Manly. This i believe will work in our favour. Hopefully the boys catch them 'off guard' a bit and they cant go with us..
     
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  4. SwornEagle

    SwornEagle Well-Known Member

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    They'll take some confidence after beating us at Brooky earlier in the year, Cam Smith had them huddled in our northern in-goal after the game harping on them, probably to remember the win later in the season.
    This is a totally different situation and we are now at near full strength. We should beat them in a close and tough one down there!
     
  5. IQofalimabean

    IQofalimabean Well-Known Member

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    Old foes, forced to do battle nothing new here. The week off in the finals has stuffed some teams in the past who have had good form. Also, i think the game against the Cowboys could only have helped the eagles.
     
  6. SeaEagleRock8

    SeaEagleRock8 Sea Eagle Lach Staff Member Premium Member 2016 Tipping Competitor

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    Yet another Friday night...
    Back on the road, the players won't be phased by this, after their late season success far from home. This match should be the ideal tune-up for the big one.
     
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  7. Moondog

    Moondog Grey-beard loon Premium Member 2016 Tipping Competitor

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    We had Matai and T-Rex missing last time we played and Gift was injured early in the match. We're a good chance to beat them this time.
     
  8. Ian Martin tragic

    Ian Martin tragic Well-Known Member

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    If we win this one we will have earnt it. Obviously hope we turn up with our A+ game and put them to bed down there in their artificial league 'home'. But also because I think we are the only team left that can beat the dogs.
     
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  9. COMMANDER

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

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    The Warriors dusted them in the same game last year.

    Very doable.
     
  10. HappilyManly

    HappilyManly MWTS Premium Member 2016 Tipping Competitor

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    The Team bonded on that WCC trip and each subsequent flight.

    Manly has won every game this year that they had to fly to:exclamation:
    Auckland,Brisbane,Perth,Townsville,Gold Coast and now Melbourne.

    They fly in on their Eagle Wings and bring back the points each mission :)

    Manly, tear the Scum up the middle and they fall like bowling pins:idea:

    Wonder if they use the oxygen therapy that the AFL Team does?
     
  11. Kiwi Eagle

    Kiwi Eagle Moderator Staff Member 2016 Tipping Competitor

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    Pretty sure I am right that Manly has never lost a Prelim final
     
  12. HappilyManly

    HappilyManly MWTS Premium Member 2016 Tipping Competitor

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    Not since 1975.

    All good for a win for the Boys.
    But they just need to all come off the field uninjured and unjudged:cool:
     
  13. Kiwi Eagle

    Kiwi Eagle Moderator Staff Member 2016 Tipping Competitor

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    The other stat I love that since 1972, only us (72,76,96,08) Dogs (80,84,88,04) and Broncs (92,00) have won the comp on Olympic year
     
  14. Clint

    Clint . Premium Member 2016 Tipping Competitor

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    Exactly. I feel exactly the same way BD.
    And, as much as I want to see the back of them, I hope we play the Bulldogs the following week.

    That would be massive.

    Imagine that, knocking off the two teams we hate the most in consecutive weeks to go B2B.
    That would be sweet!
     
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  15. SeaEagleRock8

    SeaEagleRock8 Sea Eagle Lach Staff Member Premium Member 2016 Tipping Competitor

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    Yes, in fact the celebration afterwards for both players & fans would make up for the fact our celebrations last year were 'interrupted'. One thing is certain, our blokes aren't lacking any motivation.
     
  16. torana355

    torana355 Well-Known Member Premium Member

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    Now that would be the sweetest thing of all, being able to celebrate a B2B premiership without any dramas and being able to boast beating the Scum and the Poodles to do it. Im nursing a semi just thinking about it lol
     
  17. sean1976

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    The key thing with Melbourne is not letting them wrestle you out of it. Souths really couldn't get any momentum up when they played them, such is the extent to which they have mastered the wrestle. Have a look at last night raiders souths game to see the difference a quick play the ball makes in a game. Unlike the quagmire they found themselves in with the Storm Souths made massive yards through the ruck.

    In Manly's favour, a team like Souths who have good structures but second rate backs (with the exception of Inglis) and very little flair are going to suffer mightily if they are slowed down at the play the ball. Manly on the other hand have a lot of attacking options wide of the ruck.

    If they come with their A game Manly will win this. I think that following their exit in the corresponding game last year Melbourne are going to be extremely nervous.
     
  18. Ron E. Gibbs

    Ron E. Gibbs Well-Known Member

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    Do you intend to nurse that semi for another two weeks? Try to save some blood flow for brain and respiratory functions. Don't want you unable to post:)
     
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  19. The Who

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    On the Sunday Footy Show, all four 'experts' picked Manly and Dogs (Sterlo, Fitler, Johns & Lockyer). It would be nice if they were right at least once, wouldn't it?
     
  20. mozgrame

    mozgrame Well-Known Member

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    Anyone not nursing a semi at this time of year is not a "true supporter". I'd expect female supporters to be in a state of constant dampness also.
     

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