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Old Boys Day may get us to third.

Discussion in 'Rugby League Forum' started by bones, Aug 27, 2012.

  1. bones

    bones Bones Knows Premium Member 2016 Tipping Competitor

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    Newcastle play the Rabbitohs this weekend in their annual 'Old Boys Day' match. The Knights are undefeated in Old Boys games since it's inception. If that trend continues we may find ourselves in third place, meaning a trip to Melbourne.
     
  2. Ralphie

    Ralphie Well-Known Member Premium Member 2016 Tipping Competitor

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    If Cronulla and the Tigers beat Melbourne we could finish 2nd then.
     
  3. Frogz

    Frogz Don't mess with the goat, he has photos. Premium Member

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    Thats correct Ralphie.....Go The Sharkies tonight.
     
  4. the mauler

    the mauler Well-Known Member 2016 Tipping Competitor

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    Don't want 3rd. I want the Dogs in first week of finals. It would be a much tougher assignment Melbourne at home. Dogs have peaked already and were just warming to the task. Can't wait to towel up Des and the Dogs. Bring it on!
     
  5. manlywarringah

    manlywarringah Well-Known Member Premium Member 2016 Tipping Competitor

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    Bones, did you make it to Brookie on Friday night?

    I remember reading that you had made it to all games this year and you had previously done it in 2008 and 2011 when we won the comp.

    Did our good luck charm make it?
     
  6. bones

    bones Bones Knows Premium Member 2016 Tipping Competitor

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    Nah mate, I didn't make it. I was flat on my busted back at home hardly even able to move. That was the second game I'd missed this year. The first being the match at Townsville.
     
  7. DSM5

    DSM5 Well-Known Member 2016 Tipping Competitor

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    Melbourne is such a nice place to visit. Wouldn't mind it at all. If we're to go all the way, and we will, then beating those cheaters in their own backyard isn't beyond us. I see an easy win down there really. And the coffee's good.
     
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  8. manlywarringah

    manlywarringah Well-Known Member Premium Member 2016 Tipping Competitor

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    Never mind, you are a very dedicated supporter. You must have been in pain!

    Just be there on grand final day......if we make it! ;)
     
  9. Blake

    Blake Active Member

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    You spelt when wrong.
     
  10. manlywarringah

    manlywarringah Well-Known Member Premium Member 2016 Tipping Competitor

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    If i say "when", i'll jinx us! (but secretly..............:D)
     
  11. Corso_Pete

    Corso_Pete Well-Known Member Premium Member 2016 Tipping Competitor

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    Do not be fooled by the Bulldogs performance against the Raiders. It is classic Des, we had 40 put on on us by an ordinary South Sydney side 2 or 3 rounds before the end of the 2008 season. It was the last loss we had that season. I take no comfort from the Dogs performance at the weekend, I hope history disproves me.
     
  12. the mauler

    the mauler Well-Known Member 2016 Tipping Competitor

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    It's got nothing to do with performance against the Raiders. Just think a game in Sydney against Dogs is an easier proposition than Melbourne in Melbourne. Finals experience and the travel the 2 main reasons for my preference of the Dogs. Just think there's alot of chinks in the Dogs especially the backline. Finals footy is a different game altogether.
     
  13. Terry-Randal

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    if we lose to titans we could come 5th also. I say we aim for 4th as their is no home ground for us anymore and make sure injuries are low. injuries and suspension are our biggest threat.
     
  14. The Who

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    Getting to Sydney Olympic Park on Friday night will be tough without a bus service like they put on for the GF and SOO.
     
  15. jbb/james

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    I want to play melbourne week 1, we need the tough hit out and the boys have travelled well this year. Should bring out the mean in the boys as well.
     
  16. Corso_Pete

    Corso_Pete Well-Known Member Premium Member 2016 Tipping Competitor

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    Is it a given that the Bulldogs will play the 1st Semi Final at Olympic Park? I was of the impression that the first 2 or 3 weeks of the semi final series was home city or region rather than home ground.
     
  17. mmmdl

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    Week One: Qualifying Finals & Elimination Finals
    The highest qualifying teams after 26 Rounds will host each match at their normal home venue, with exception to any Sydney based NRL club which will play their 'home game' at either the SFS or ANZ Stadium.
    Week Two: Semi Finals
    The highest qualifying teams (after re-ranking following week 1 results) in each match (winners 3 & 4) will host in their home city.

    The following home City venues may qualify to host a Final in Week 2:

    New South Wales / ACT:
    Sydney: Sydney Football Stadium, ANZ Stadium
    Canberra: Canberra Stadium
    Newcastle: Energy Australia Stadium

    Queensland:
    Brisbane: Suncorp Stadium
    Gold Coast: Skilled Park
    Townsville: Dairy Farmers Stadium

    Victoria:
    Melbourne: Etihad Stadium, MCG

    New Zealand:
    Auckland: Mt Smart Stadium

    * A decision on which days both Finals will be played will be made following the completion of Week 1

    Week Three: Preliminary Finals
    The highest qualifying teams (after re-ranking following week 1 results) in each match (winners 1 & 2) will host in their home Region.

    The following Regions and venues may qualify to host a Final in Week 3:

    New South Wales/ACT:
    All Teams: Sydney Football Stadium, ANZ Stadium

    Queensland:
    South East Queensland Region: Suncorp Stadium
    North Queensland Region: Dairy Farmers Stadium

    Victoria:
    Melbourne: Etihad Stadium, MCG

    New Zealand:
    Auckland: Mt Smart Stadium
     

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