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News: Season a failure

Discussion in 'Rugby League Forum' started by ManlyBacker, Sep 14, 2010.

  1. ManlyBacker

    ManlyBacker Winging it Staff Member

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    <p>MANLY prop Brent Kite has described the Sea Eagles’ season a failure following their brave exit from the NRL premiership.</p>


    <a href="http://www.silvertails.net/news/5156-season-a-failure.html">Read the full article</a>
     
  2. SeaEagleRock8

    SeaEagleRock8 Sea Eagle Lach Staff Member Premium Member 2016 Tipping Competitor

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    Have to agree with that, we had pretty high ambitions this year and fell well short.
     
  3. Dan

    Dan Administrator Staff Member Administrator 2016 Tipping Competitor

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    I dont agree.

    I always thought we would finish 6 - 8th and that is how it panned out
     
  4. Townsville Eagle

    Townsville Eagle Active Member

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    Without injuries and t full strengt we are easily a top 4 side. It is very disappointing but injuries are part of the game. Just not happy with the suspensions.
     
  5. NYEagle

    NYEagle Well-Known Member

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    This team close to full strength and with better understanding of the rules would have ran 2nd or 3rd and made the grand final. I have no doubt about that.

    So it is obviously disappointing.

    But I think after the roosters debacle I had made peace with myself that they were on the outer this year.
     
  6. jbb/james

    jbb/james Well-Known Member

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    I dont think it really matters what we think. As a player group , you have to believe you can win the comp. Anything else is like souths really. So for the players and remember this is an article quoting a player, they feel they have failed as there goal would have been to win it.
     
  7. mosto

    mosto Well-Known Member Premium Member

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    I agree Dan. While I'm as gutted as anyone to not make more of an impact, you've got to look at the reality. At the start of the season I thought untried halves combo, lack of forward depth, and Snake recovering from serious injury and court case over his head. I was hoping for top four but realistically thought 5 or 6. However, if you told me then we'd lose Snake and Wolfy for the season, Choc would play most of the season on one leg, lose Matai and Gift to suspension at a crucial time and be on the end of some atrocious ref decisions, I would have said we will struggle to make the finals. The problem I see is we still have these problems. Snake knees still a concern even if he's available to play after the court case and we still have a lack of forward depth. I can still only see 5-6 at best for next year.
     
  8. Fluffy

    Fluffy Well-Known Member

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    Top 8 with rookie halves is a good return.

    Next year i expect a 5 - 8 finish again then to start pushing up the table in 2012
     
  9. Rambo1987

    Rambo1987 Well-Known Member

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    I agree with the comments but what annoys me more is hearing people saying the Rabbits had a good season and didnt make the 8 but Manly failed this season. The Rabbits have spent so much money on their roster and would be more like us in 2006 and should make the 8. They failed and have failed for their second year. In all reality if they are being compared to us in the rebuilding stage they should win the premiership next year.

    Also their fans see this as a good year and again they have failed and because they see it as improvement = they will never become a force. 
     
  10. Seaeagle63

    Seaeagle63 Active Member

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    The Rabbitohs are looking at it as the Glass half full and not half empty.

    I too am disappointed with our finish this season especially after losing the first 2 games the way we did.  Add to that some major refereeing blunders then we did finish top 4.  With the injuries we now have we probably still would of been knocked out in the 1st or 2nd week of the finals.

    What we as fans need to do now is look forward not backward into 2011.  Forget about 2010 and just move forward and start afresh.
     
  11. Darren

    Darren Well-Known Member

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    Souths had 12-13 injuries well into the season, my mate tells me they never had their full strength pack nearly all year. We fell apart at the end of the season.
     
  12. The Who

    The Who Well-Known Member

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    We really finished 9th, it's just that Melbourne's wins were not counted.
    I think we had a disappointing season knowing how well we did sometimes compete, such as the two wins against Melbourne (the only team to achieve this), and the impressive first clash against Illawarra.
    In other matches we had blindingly-good first halves, and shocking second halves.
    There's no doubt that, at full strength (on paper) we could have won the comp. But I've yet to hear a reason for all our second half-blow-outs, other than we weren't fit enough. If that is the case then our on-field failure can be sheeted home to off-field reasons.
     
  13. SeaEagleRock8

    SeaEagleRock8 Sea Eagle Lach Staff Member Premium Member 2016 Tipping Competitor

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    Yet to hear a reason? It has been suggested here many times that inexperience in key positions would obviously be a factor in our inability to close out some games in which we'd been in the box seat. Pretty darn obvious I would have thought.
     
  14. Kiwi Eagle

    Kiwi Eagle Moderator Staff Member 2016 Tipping Competitor

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    I see this line on here from time to time, and it really annoys me

    There is a bloody good reason Melbourne finished 16th. We made the top 8 fair and square
     
  15. The Who

    The Who Well-Known Member

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    Yet to hear a reason? It has been suggested here many times that inexperience in key positions would obviously be a factor in our inability to close out some games in which we'd been in the box seat. Pretty darn obvious I would have thought.

    Right. Now I understand. It was all Hodkinson's fault. So that's why he played every match.
    Problem solved. He's off to the Dogs.
    No, wait on, DCE is even less inexperienced. So by your reckoning it's obvious we are stuffed again next season.
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  16. The Eagle

    The Eagle Well-Known Member

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    It was but not from most of the players (not going to say who,you all know) however the injuries killed us,i can forgive the suspensions,even Matai's
     
  17. SeaEagleRock8

    SeaEagleRock8 Sea Eagle Lach Staff Member Premium Member 2016 Tipping Competitor

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    Barry I don’t think we are obviously stuffed next year at all.
    If we happened to lose both Foran and Lyon, and had to go with another 2 brand new halves, then yes we’d probably struggle in a similar fashion.
    Otherwise, Foran has gained a lot of valuable experience this year, so even if we go with DCE we should be better off than this year on the score of halves experience.
     

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