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Nostra-Dan-us disproved

Discussion in 'Rugby League Forum' started by ManlyBacker, Sep 14, 2009.

  1. ManlyBacker

    ManlyBacker Winging it Staff Member

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    The prediction was writ, the faithful flocked to the sage's words, but fate's die was cast on the ashes of another season. The entrails from the corpse of the once mighty Sea Eagle were scattered and dissected.

    Despite the flow of congratulations the results are in. Manly finished 7th.  ;)
     
  2. Bradza

    Bradza Well-Known Member 2016 Tipping Competitor

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    No, they finished 5th. Dan is the all seeing one.
     
  3. Dan

    Dan Administrator Staff Member Administrator 2016 Tipping Competitor

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    Bradza, thats correct. We finished the season proper in 5th......

    next year 7th may be on the cards though
     
  4. ManlyBacker

    ManlyBacker Winging it Staff Member

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    We finished 7th in the 2009 NRL Premiership. That is how it is and will always be measured. The Dragons didn't come first (they may but only if they win the GF). This isn't the EPL.

    7th
     
  5. missing_something

    missing_something Active Member

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    agreed
     
  6. Chip and Chase

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

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    How do you decide who finishes 7th or 8th out of Manly and Newcastle ? Or for that matter, 5th and 6th out of next weeks two eliminated teams. At some point you've got to make an arbitrary decision based on ladder position at completion of home and away series.
     
  7. ManlyBacker

    ManlyBacker Winging it Staff Member

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    It isn't arbitrary. If two teams finished the end of 26 weeks in 5th and 3rd position (for example) and they both get knocked out next week then the team that finished the normal season in 5th place comes 6th and the other 5th. It has always been shown that way in season summaries in Rugby League Week and that will do me.
     
  8. Dan

    Dan Administrator Staff Member Administrator 2016 Tipping Competitor

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    Who finished 7th and 8th last year, and 4th or 5th.

    Sorry mate, i measure by the table, always have an always will. Premiership is different, my prediction was and always has been for end of season proper.

    When we ask for predictions each year no-one ever says "Where will we finish after the finals are over?"

    no its where will we finish, and the answer is often "Blah and get knocked out in week blah of the finals"
     
  9. ManlyBacker

    ManlyBacker Winging it Staff Member

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    OK - you are re-instated as the Sage of Silvertails :)
     
  10. Dan

    Dan Administrator Staff Member Administrator 2016 Tipping Competitor

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    I knew I would be hahahaha
     
  11. Matabele

    Matabele Well-Known Member

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    Dan's trying to re-write history.  Even when we finished 2nd on the table last year he kept up his chorus of 5th for the finals.
     
  12. Dan

    Dan Administrator Staff Member Administrator 2016 Tipping Competitor

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    since when has history not been twisted to suit an agenda?
     
  13. missing_something

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    since when has history not been twisted to suit an agenda?
    [/quote]

    When religions involved  ;)
     
  14. Matabele

    Matabele Well-Known Member

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    since when has history not been twisted to suit an agenda?
    [/quote]  What I found amusing was when we were safely through to the preliminary final after beating the Queens, you were still trying to find a way to work out a 5th placed finish.   :p
     
  15. Dan

    Dan Administrator Staff Member Administrator 2016 Tipping Competitor

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    since when has history not been twisted to suit an agenda?
    [/quote]  What I found amusing was when we were safely through to the preliminary final after beating the Queens, you were still trying to find a way to work out a 5th placed finish.  :p
    [/quote]

    Have you ever seen me admit defeat easily?
     
  16. Matabele

    Matabele Well-Known Member

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    No Dan.  If you were Colonel Custer you'd be claiming KFC as a resurrection. 
     
  17. Dan

    Dan Administrator Staff Member Administrator 2016 Tipping Competitor

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    I am persistent and consistent at the very least
     
  18. Matabele

    Matabele Well-Known Member

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    albeit misguided.
     
  19. Dan

    Dan Administrator Staff Member Administrator 2016 Tipping Competitor

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    no no not misguided, just firm in my beliefs of my own opinions, no matter the evidence to counter them.
    That's what makes opinions great, they are opinions and not completely required to be bound by anything else.

    Besides........I am rarely wrong
     
  20. eagle_predator

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    The semis have got nothing to do with where we finished on the ladder in the regular season. So we finished 5th end of story
     

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