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ON THE MARCH!!

Discussion in 'Rugby League Forum' started by mozgrame, Aug 2, 2014.

  1. mozgrame

    mozgrame Well-Known Member

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    Just watched the game on replay and apart from going cross eyed for the first few minutes trying to get my head around the jersey colours and figure out who is who, I was very impressed with our effort. Our defence was outstanding!! If we are not robbed again on the big day, we will be holding up the trophy.

    My MOM for sure was Steve Matai. This bloke is a machine. A leader. He and Foz were hard to split, but for Matai to come back after the head knock and lift another gear was awesome. Our leadership group has done wonders for our young blokes confidence too and none of them seem out of place.

    We are a well oiled machine heading towards the finals. If defence wins big games, we're certainties. I don't see anyone as a threat to Manly at this stage. No one frightens me. I hope that's a good thing :s
     
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  2. Brissie Kid

    Brissie Kid Well-Known Member

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    The referees will have their say. Totally unpredictable.
     
  3. bob dylan

    bob dylan Well-Known Member Premium Member 2016 Tipping Competitor

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    There is no prize for July premiers. Way too far to go to assess our chances or the opposition.

    But so far so good.
     
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  4. voicefromthehill

    voicefromthehill Well-Known Member Premium Member

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    But it's August :)
     
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  5. KOMORI

    KOMORI Born and bred an Eagle

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    Skivvy was a MACHINE after his little rest, absolute BEAST mode!!

    Without him and Foz, result could have been very different...
     
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  6. BOZO

    BOZO Well-Known Member 2016 Tipping Competitor

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    and it is nearly September :D
     
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  7. mozgrame

    mozgrame Well-Known Member

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    If you still have any doubts at this stage, you're very hard to please.

    In saying that and barring the refs, who do you consider our biggest threat in a race for the trophy?
     
  8. Shoe1

    Shoe1 Well-Known Member

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    Best evidence that we would be MAD to release matai! Extend yes, release never.
     
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  9. manlyfan76

    manlyfan76 Parra Trolls are the best. Premium Member 2016 Tipping Competitor

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    Nuclear war?
     
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  10. globaleagle

    globaleagle Où est mon chapeau Premium Member 2016 Tipping Competitor

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    The nrl gets a vote or two.
     
  11. Jono

    Jono Well-Known Member

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    Souths. I am scared of them mostly because the media are letting them fly under the radar.
     
  12. Mark from Brisbane

    Mark from Brisbane Living the dream Premium Member

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    Yes @Jono you are dead right they aren't being talked about like last year , and that's a worry .
     
  13. bob dylan

    bob dylan Well-Known Member Premium Member 2016 Tipping Competitor

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    Roosters, Souths and Storm all have chances.
     
  14. RiverEagle

    RiverEagle New Member

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    Get to September and it's a whole new ball-game.

    The refs will have too much of a say, but we have as good a chance as any now.

    A really red-hot chance, too!
     
  15. mozgrame

    mozgrame Well-Known Member

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    We're running pretty hot right now. It's about 9/10 weeks out from GF day. Other teams are stuttering a bit, and some are starting to chime. Even the Eels are in the 8 now.

    While other teams have room for improvement, and may just do that, where can we improve our game? If we have hit our peak, we will have to pray for no injuries or suspensions between now and GF day (if we make it)

    I think our main weak point is goal kicking. On his day, Jamie can slot them from anywhere, but his "day" is not too often. On the other hand, our defence and attack is capable of keeping the importance of goal kicking to a minimum, as in the Bronco's game. Finals footy as we all know is different and may put more emphasis on the importance of 2 points wherever and whenever possible.

    Sooo.....where else can we improve? Here's your chance TC :)
     
  16. RiverEagle

    RiverEagle New Member

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    I don't think we've peaked @mozgrame

    We've had many good performances mate; touches of class and professionalism. We've had long periods of quality defence across matches and varying oppositions.

    We haven't yet played at our absolute best, and whilst there's no such thing as a perfect match (expect in the TV game show vault in the sky) we can still improve and maintain dominance better across the 80 minutes.

    Yes injuries, goalkicking and refereeing will matter.

    Given an even run on all three accounts, we should be there grand final day; and have the ability and experience once again now to get the job done, and be holding up the shield and the cup yet again.
     
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  17. MadMarcus

    MadMarcus Local Lunatic 2016 Tipping Competitor

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    You guys think too much.

    We have been the best team so far. We will continue to be the best team. We will win the MP and then the comp. Simples.
     
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  18. MPC75

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    Our biggest threat will be injuries. If we can keep all our players on the field we will win the comp. It was the only thing that stopped us last year
     
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  19. bob dylan

    bob dylan Well-Known Member Premium Member 2016 Tipping Competitor

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    Our biggest threat is everything. For gods sake there is 10 weeks to go in 30 week season.

    Wouldn't surprise me if Manly, or any team, gets bundled out in the first two weeks of the finals.

    People here carrying on like Souths fans, face the facts our team is not superior or infallible. Just enjoy the ride week to week and whatever will be will be.

    Regardless of what happens we have had one hell of a season, again.

    Yeah have a crack at me and call me negative but some of us are old enough to remember the ghosts 1983 and 1997, we had better and more dominant sides then and didn't get the job done. It happens people, and only fools can't see it.
     
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  20. mozgrame

    mozgrame Well-Known Member

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    Well, if you're happy to mope around half expecting the worst, don't call the rest of us fools for being happy about where we are and expecting the best.

    F**k off, not superior! Snap out of it Bob FFS!! ;)
     

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