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News: Finals race fail to entice by Peter Peters

Discussion in 'Rugby League Forum' started by Berkeley_Eagle, May 20, 2011.

  1. Berkeley_Eagle

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

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    THE race for the top eight in the NRL is the most lacklustre in years with six of the eight spots already locked up and reserved for St George Illawarra, Melbourne, Manly, North Queensland, Brisbane and the Warriors.The only interest will be for teams filling positions seven and eight which are token and impossible spots from which to launch a realistic title bid.



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  2. lismore_fan

    lismore_fan Well-Known Member

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    800 at the Goldie Game??
    That means there were 12 000 Titans' supporters.
    Someone has their maths wrong!
     
  3. Mark from Brisbane

    Mark from Brisbane Living the dream Premium Member

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    No way there was 12000 at the game, more like 7000 and about 800-1000 of us would be close to right
     
  4. Andy 1972

    Andy 1972 Active Member

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    Was watching the game from home and the ground looked very empty. The away team bay was pretty full though.

    Andy1972
    Manly Forever.
     
  5. Jethro

    Jethro This space is for rent Staff Member Premium Member 2016 Tipping Competitor

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    Very true.

    Here are the Sunday Roast team's Top 8 predictions:

    MG

    Warriors
    Dragons
    Storm
    Tigers
    Panthers
    Eels
    Raiders
    Titans
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    TK

    Dragons
    Tigers
    Roosters
    Titans
    Storm
    Penrith
    Warriors
    Raiders
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    Gus

    Tigers
    Raiders
    Roosters
    Dragons
    Titans
    Eels
    Storm
    Bulldogs
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    Vossy

    Dragons
    Tigers
    Roosters
    Storm
    Bulldogs
    Raiders
    Titans
    Warriors
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    [​IMG]As you can see, up until this point in the competition, they are really great tippers (not)
     
  6. Mark from Brisbane

    Mark from Brisbane Living the dream Premium Member

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    The Dogs loss last night also pushes them back a further 2 points from us, and if we beat them in a few weeks it will be even better.

    At this point the Grand Finalists will come from either St Merge, the Drizzle, the Donkeys and the mighty Sea Eagles.

    The Warriors and the Cowboys are the only other two to pose any threats...the rest "tell em their dreamin"
     
  7. eagles2win

    eagles2win Well-Known Member

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    This time of the year sorts out the contender's from the pretender's.

    Thankfully our depth seems good and our halves don't have to play rep footy this time of the year (thankfully Foz doesn't have to play for New Zealand in an Origin series yet)
     
  8. mickqld

    mickqld Sack Greenslime 2016 Tipping Competitor

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    Still too early to write off grand finalists. Look at Rorters and Parra last 2 seasons and also Raiders this time last year you wouldn't have picked these teams to do what they did the last 2 seasons at this point in the last 2 seasons.
     
  9. Dan

    Dan Administrator Staff Member Administrator 2016 Tipping Competitor

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    Raiders are really 5 games behind it's not inconcievable that we could be equal in 5 games time.

    However I agree that it is just bloody stupid that half the comp play finals and half don't. Should be final 6 or final 7. Would make much more sense
     
  10. MissKate

    MissKate Well-Known Member Premium Member

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    This shows that they do their tipping with their hearts rather than their heads - how terribly professional for so called professionals
     
  11. Masked Eagle

    Masked Eagle Well-Known Member

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    Bit rough on the experts not picking on us. From memory not too many of us had us looking this good early on and we all do have a bias. The concerns over us by most of the commentators were quite legitimate, they were:

    * No new signings of any note
    * Another Rookie halfback
    * Concerns over Stewart coming back

    All those are true. We only finished 8th last year and with the improvement to the rosters of teams outside the 8 and us not really looking at getting much better on paper it seems pretty obvious they would have tipped us not to make the finals.

    Also lets not forget the reason for alot of our improvement is due to some rookies that have surprised us. Even though not everybody doubted Buhrer, (me included), plenty had him not even in our 17 and he's been a star. We all knew Hoppa had talent but who knew he would be this good, this early. The improvement in Foran has been off the charts.

    I doubt many of us had tipped the Roosters, Titans and Raiders to be this far down the ladder as well.
     
  12. Wolfpack

    Wolfpack Well-Known Member

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    The improvement isn't completely out of sight though, most here on this forum had Manly in the eight at the end of the year. Personally I took the Dan route & said that we will finish 5th.

    Pundits who judged the team on last year were always going to have us missing the eight but when you looked at Manly's roster in-depth at the start of the year it was always clear that we were no joke.
     
  13. The Eagle

    The Eagle Well-Known Member

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    Think i went with 2nd lol
     
  14. SeaEagleRock8

    SeaEagleRock8 Sea Eagle Lach Staff Member Premium Member 2016 Tipping Competitor

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    Is this where we get to gloat about our tipping expertise? I tipped Manly 1st, and the Roosters, Tigers, Raiders, Titans, Eels and Souths to wallow in the muddied waters of their own wishful thinking.
     
  15. Masked Eagle

    Masked Eagle Well-Known Member

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    Only if you've got money on it! ;)
     
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