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Next Two Weeks Will Define Our Season

Discussion in 'Rugby League Forum' started by Canteen Worker, Jun 29, 2009.

  1. Canteen Worker

    Canteen Worker Well-Known Member 2016 Tipping Competitor

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    The two games against the high flying Dogs and Dragons will define our season, despite the shocking start to the year.

    We will need to be competitive and at least win one of these two games to be considered as a chance of defending our premiership. How we shape up and perform will be vital.

    We will know a lot more about our season in two weeks.
     
  2. Harmless27

    Harmless27 Active Member Premium Member 2016 Tipping Competitor

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    CW - your dead right.

    I will go out on a limb - we will beat the dogs by 20 this weekend, and the Dragqueens by 8 the following weekend.

    The steam-roller has begun Manly fans...... Ox, Choco, Gifty, Princess..... all in awesome form now.  ANd the best part of all - a FRESH, and (hopefully) FOCUSSED Brett Stewart ready to rip apart the comp in the weeks leading in to finals.  Just like Lyon last year (Injured mid-season, struggled, and then kicked home strong to get us over the line) - that is what i'm hoping for from Brett.

    And while i'm at it - a Manly Dragqueens grand final.  Manly to SMASH them too......

    BRING IT ON!
     
  3. kingyfan

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    With Idris and Hannant out we really have no excuses not to beat the dogs.  Also des knows the way to put Kimmorley off his game which is run everyone at him for 80 minutes like we did against him at shark park last year.

    The dragons will be difficult at Wollongong but after their props pussy efforts in SOO2 I don't fear them as much as our props are definately better than theirs.  Soward can also be put off his game by running forwards at him constantly.
     
  4. Ryan

    Ryan Well-Known Member

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    Imagine what people will be saying if we win both these games ! There will be a coupld of very worried coaches out there.
     
  5. DVS Matt

    DVS Matt Well-Known Member 2016 Tipping Competitor

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    I'm reasonably confident about knocking off the dogs at home. Especially withouth Hannant or Idris.

    The dogs have been good no doubt, but i reckon we can get them if we get down and dirty and tough it out
     
  6. Crusher_Cleal

    Crusher_Cleal Well-Known Member

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    Dragqueens game we're without Origin players yeah? Away from home? That will be extremely difficult. Hopefully besides Weyman, Creagh and Poore, Cooper and Morris somehow get a call-up. Haha imagine the irony if they replace Lyon and Wolf.
     
  7. Fro

    Fro Well-Known Member

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    Boyd will also be out for the St. George game.
     
  8. Dan

    Dan Administrator Staff Member Administrator 2016 Tipping Competitor

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    I think we can beat the dogs. And as long as we defend well we should do the Dragons
     
  9. DSM5

    DSM5 Well-Known Member 2016 Tipping Competitor

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    Having looked at all the dogs and dragqueens games this season I am confident we'll beat both.  Kimmorly and Ryan are the keys to the Dogs and we have the guys to hammer both of them.  I was concerned about the Raiders big forwards but we handled them easily so the dogs don't really concern me.  Kimmorly has to be harrassed when thinking of kicking.  He can be put off his game ala Sharks last year.  Similarly the Queens.  Put their halves out of business and they're an ordinary side.  Our forwards stood up last game and I feel very confident that they will maintain that level of intensity through these crucial games.  We have a very well balanced team going forward. 
     
  10. Dan

    Dan Administrator Staff Member Administrator 2016 Tipping Competitor

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    We are thinking about attack. But the Dragons defense was pretty damn good the other day.

    We need to be extra good in attack and defense because the Dragons have a few game breakers as well.

    Dogs I think we can do
     
  11. Bradza

    Bradza Well-Known Member 2016 Tipping Competitor

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    What is clear is that both of these teams will make you beat them. A half arsed effort will not be enough as they won't gift points away.

    Agree with you Dan re Dragons defence - you can't just run through them. We have to put doubt in their minds by executing the backline plays well and Ox's kicking has to be spot on.
    The Tigers stretched them on Friday in the first half but Marshall's execution at the crucial moment was off. In the second half they just tried to barge through them and St G/Ill didn't raise a sweat keeping them out.

    Despite all the SOO players being out the match at WIN will be big for both NRL and U20s (1 v 2).
    Soward, Cooper Morris & Hornby (utility) definitely deserve a SOO start and Kite and Gifty should be dropped. ;)
     
  12. Dan

    Dan Administrator Staff Member Administrator 2016 Tipping Competitor

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    would be good to see quite a few Dragons players get a call up and for us to be mostly fit.
    Watmough would have been good for this game though, shame he wont be there
     
  13. Fro

    Fro Well-Known Member

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    looks like we are ****ed then
     
  14. Fluffy

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    this is the most important game of the season
     
  15. The Wheel

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    The game against the Dragon will be a lottery with SOO players missing.  The dogs are beatable especially at home, how this is a Monday night game is beyond me.
     
  16. The Gronk

    The Gronk Well-Known Member

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    So this thread is essentially "most important game of the season" times 2!!

    Thanks captain times 2!!
     
  17. DSM5

    DSM5 Well-Known Member 2016 Tipping Competitor

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    Monday night at Brookie.  Lucky to get 7000.
     
  18. Chip and Chase

    Chip and Chase True Supporter Staff Member Administrator Premium Member 2016 Tipping Competitor

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    Kimmorely's main contribution to the Dogs is his kicking game and the level head he provides to steer them around the park. Most of their attack the last couple of games has come courtesy of Ben Roberts. He is playing career best footy and can't be ignored. It'd be good to knock them off.
     
  19. Canteen Worker

    Canteen Worker Well-Known Member 2016 Tipping Competitor

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    I was saving that line for later in the week!!! :) :) :)
     
  20. The Gronk

    The Gronk Well-Known Member

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    I was saving that line for later in the week!!! :) :) :)
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    hey dont let me stop you...its like watching a repeat of seinfeld - just because you know what's coming doesn't mean its not entertaining!!
     

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