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Most Open Comp Since 2003

Discussion in 'Rugby League Forum' started by Crusher_Cleal, Jun 10, 2014.

  1. Crusher_Cleal

    Crusher_Cleal Well-Known Member

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    And that's not just because Penrith are doing well again. Doesn't feel like there is a clear-cut favourite this year, unlike previous years, where Roosters/Storm/Manly, etc have been strong fancies. My biggest worry again is the Roosters, they are finding form again and certainly have the talent to go back-to-back. I think, injuries depending, we have a great chance to snatch another title again. It all comes down to health for mine, getting DCE, Stewarts, etc, right come finals. That's all that matters.
     
  2. manlyfan76

    manlyfan76 Parra Trolls are the best. Premium Member 2016 Tipping Competitor

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    A lot has to do with all the rule changes or re-interpretations that are in the game now.
    But yer it's there for the taking this year.
     
  3. RiverEagle

    RiverEagle New Member

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    Absolutely.

    At the halfway mark and you couldn't say with any confidence, just how things will pan out now.

    Of course we hope it is ours for the taking - and injuries will be the biggest hurdle. But you could fashion an argument right now for Souffs, the Rorters, Dogs, the Scum and even the Riff (and Parra for the real dreamers around).

    I'll stick with my tip of Us v Dogs that last day (for what my tip's worth).
     
  4. Kiwi Eagle

    Kiwi Eagle Moderator Staff Member 2016 Tipping Competitor

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    Personally I think if we play to anywhere near our potential late in the season and if we are injury free in the key spots we stroll in with this comp

    Couple of big ifs above though
     
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  5. EagleFromMay1967

    EagleFromMay1967 In bed before the room got dark.

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    Would love to see a GF where the teams have never met in a GF before.
    Of course, this should feature the Mighty Manly Sea Eagles :exclamation:
    so an
    MWSE V Riff or an
    MWSE V Cowboys or Titans or BrizBain GF. Sick of the same old same old.
     
  6. Eagles2nv

    Eagles2nv New Team, New Beginnings 2016 Tipping Competitor

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    Yeah i was thinking the exact same thing this morning. 2003 the riff won the comp, hmmm interesting.

    The top 3 are on 18 points then the next 5 are on 16. You lose a game and you can drop to 9th.

    I think the dogs are going to hurt from SOO. Roosters will benefit. Towards the back of the season, SOO and injuries will sort out a few clubs.

    Agree, if we can get through injury free, we are a good chance this year.

    For and Against this year is crucial.
     
  7. EagleRock40

    EagleRock40 Well-Known Member

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    Before the season I predicted Manly v Roosters, and Ive seen nothing to change my mind. There has been the big improvers Penrith, Parra and Tigers but none of those 3 teams will be able to win 3 or 4 tough finals matches in succession. Injuries always play their part, but we have proven we can win games with 1 or more of our stars out.
     
  8. MWSE

    MWSE Well-Known Member

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    Roosters have been lucky coming up against depleted Dogs and Storm sides to run them into some form.
     
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  9. HappilyManly

    HappilyManly MWTS Premium Member 2016 Tipping Competitor

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    Eight Teams are on equal points if you allocate the BYE

    Manly's differential is pathetic and shows up the second half lapses this year :s
     
  10. Kiwi Eagle

    Kiwi Eagle Moderator Staff Member 2016 Tipping Competitor

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    Pathetic ? It is 52, in the top half dozen or so
     
  11. Supernintendo Chalmers

    Supernintendo Chalmers Well-Known Member

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    This upcoming Sharks game after the bye is pretty important, a real chance to fix that for and against and keep us at the top of this crowded pack at the top of the table. Fresh legs and the goal should be to put em to the sword for 80 mins. Relentless attack. Knowing our luck it'll be the one time the sharks decide to turn up, we'll fall asleep and win by 1.
     
  12. Mal Cochrane

    Mal Cochrane I'm not really Mal Cochrane...

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    no point in allocating the points for the bye today, and saying they are even, because half the teams that do play that weekend will also get 2 points for a win.
     
  13. Shoe1

    Shoe1 Well-Known Member

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    Why 2 points for the bye? Why not zero points? Why not 10? That would be awesome.
     
  14. Alan

    Alan Well-Known Member

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    Hate even comps. Much happier if Manly were 8 points clear.
     
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  15. voicefromthehill

    voicefromthehill Well-Known Member Premium Member

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    Was probably looking for a statement to match the chosen emoticon.
     
  16. HappilyManly

    HappilyManly MWTS Premium Member 2016 Tipping Competitor

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    Rorters +97, Rabbids +96 and Broncos +88 will jump us when they get their BYE points, as they are on 16 and we are on 18 match points. :s

    So it is pathetic to go from 3rd to 7th due to our lack of effort in defence :dodgy:

    The NRL Ladder is looking shakey for Manly in June :cool:
     
  17. SeaEagleRock8

    SeaEagleRock8 Sea Eagle Lach Staff Member Premium Member 2016 Tipping Competitor

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    But last time that happened we didn't even win the comp?!


    Also lucky because they kept almost their entire premiership team from last year.
    And didn't have to go to England for the Club challenge.
    And didn't have to send any stars to get injured in the 9s.
    And had their halves spared from the Origin bash-up.
    Pretty lucky all round!

    If we don't win I'd rather an outsider, just so long as it's not Chooks, Dogs, Storm or Souths. :D
     
  18. voicefromthehill

    voicefromthehill Well-Known Member Premium Member

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    So you are penciling us for a loss at the same time?

    Your logic is looking a little shakey in June
     
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  19. manlyfan76

    manlyfan76 Parra Trolls are the best. Premium Member 2016 Tipping Competitor

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    We probably have the toughest draw of any other team once we dispose of the sharks it's all uphill.
    Round 15 - Cronulla-Sutherland Sharks
    Round 16 - Sydney Roosters
    Round 17 - Canterbury-Bankstown Bulldogs
    Round 18 - Wests Tigers
    Round 19 - St George-Illawarra Dragons
    Round 20 - Warriors
    Round 21 - Brisbane Broncos
    Round 22 - South Sydney
    Round 23 - Gold Coast Titans
    Round 24 - Parramatta Eels
    Round 25 - Penrith Panthers
    Round 26 - North Queensland
    By the last four rounds we face four teams that will all be desperate for the two points leading into the finals.
     
  20. voicefromthehill

    voicefromthehill Well-Known Member Premium Member

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    Also curious about all these second half lapses you speak of, which are the second half lapses you are talking about?
     

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