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NRL Grand Final in Paris, and contrasting GF coaching/playing strategies

Discussion in 'Rugby League Forum' started by Crushercleal, Jan 10, 2008.

  1. Crushercleal

    Crushercleal Active Member

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    I watched the GF in Paris at Cafe Oz (in attendance with a Parisian bird, but that's another story...). There were quite a lot of Manly fans in there actually, was great to see. Big ups to the 2 guys who painted their shirts with Manly names and colours, if you guys are out there. At half-time i was quitely optimistic, but full credit to the Melbourne boys - they played a great strategy/tactics. Steamrolled us with their big, mobile forwards. Quick play the balls. Then threw it to their big outside backs, who were much too big for ours close to the line. It seemed that Bellamy had a great strategy, but Des had none. How can we overcome this? The gulf seemed huuuuuge to me by the end of the game between the two teams. Is the Melbourne team just a one-off freak of nature? Are we that far behind them? It has me worried.
     
  2. clontaago

    clontaago Well-Known Member

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    Ive been to Cafe Oz in Paris Crusher, my hotal was just around the corner actually. Top spot if you need a sport fix, I caught an AFL match or 2 when I was there.

    Melbourne smashed us. They were tougher than we were ever prepared to be. I think the occasion definitely got us.

    There are some people on here who still believe Crocker's hit was illegal and that cost us the game. Thats bull**** however, it was a top hit and was something that we should have tried a lot earlier in the piece.

    If only we had a decent kicker in the side who could put bombs weher they need to go...
     
  3. The Gronk

    The Gronk Well-Known Member

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    Stuff the grand final, we don't want to talk about it anymore.....we want to hear about the Parisian bird!!
     
  4. Matabele

    Matabele Well-Known Member

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    is it true what they say about French women?
     
  5. Dan

    Dan Administrator Staff Member Administrator 2016 Tipping Competitor

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    They speak French...yeah sure is true
     
  6. Matabele

    Matabele Well-Known Member

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    I hear their libido is higher than most.
     
  7. Dan

    Dan Administrator Staff Member Administrator 2016 Tipping Competitor

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    depends on the guy they are with really doesn't it?
     
  8. clontaago

    clontaago Well-Known Member

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    Paris was kind to me.
     
  9. ManlyBacker

    ManlyBacker Winging it Staff Member

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    Tell me one bloke she hasn't been kind to. Did you also get a video?
     
  10. clontaago

    clontaago Well-Known Member

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    Tell me one bloke she hasn't been kind to. Did you also get a video?


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    Yeah got the video, and I was meant to get a free members cap, but she sent me a backpack instead.
     
  11. Matabele

    Matabele Well-Known Member

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    Shouldn't that be back clap?
     
  12. The Gronk

    The Gronk Well-Known Member

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    glad to hear you found accommodation in the paris hilton clon
     
  13. Matabele

    Matabele Well-Known Member

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    the hallowed halls
     
  14. Nutzcraw

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    Dunno about accommodation but it was a decent enough place to rest his head.
     

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