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Perfect preparation

Discussion in 'Rugby League Forum' started by Wombat Legacy, Aug 17, 2014.

  1. Wombat Legacy

    Wombat Legacy Well-Known Member 2016 Tipping Competitor

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    I really think we are preparing perfectly for the run in. Tight games with tight defence will serve us well.
    Snap up the $4 and back us to gain momentum and go all the way :)
     
  2. HappilyManly

    HappilyManly MWTS Premium Member 2016 Tipping Competitor

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    Apparently the Players were delayed 4 hours with a cancelled plane.

    No new injuries, although Sid is still favouring his right groin :(
    Thats probably why he kicked a left footed field goal :angel:
     
  3. RiverEagle

    RiverEagle New Member

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    This is how I feel about today, and recent hit-outs too.

    In essence, today wasn't a must win for Us...

    It was a dog's-breakfast of a game (largely because of some very sub-par refereeing).

    But the Titans, to their credit, had a real dig, giving us a good, hard contest.

    And yeah, the perfect dress-rehearsal for a hard-fought final, and how to grind out an ugly but solid win.

    We could've let it go thinking we're still top 2.

    We didn't. And that's the mark of a championship team.
     
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  4. sheridanstand78

    sheridanstand78 Well-Known Member

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    Today was all about getting a result.

    A gritty performance but again way too many errors with the ball.

    We will need to lift at least 30 percent to win the comp but we have that in us.

    My concern is that we struggle to get consistent go forward.

    Today we had to again endure referee Maxwell who is a past master and grilling us.
     
  5. PONTIAN SEA EAGLE

    PONTIAN SEA EAGLE Well-Known Member

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    Normally when a side gets a new coach they win,today the gold coast didn't.Shows the depth our side has.
     
  6. Jerry1

    Jerry1 Well-Known Member

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    I'd think putting 40 on them would have been better preparation. We're talking about the 13th placed team sitting just below the tigers.
    We need to be better than this.
     
  7. SeaEagleRock8

    SeaEagleRock8 Sea Eagle Lach Staff Member Premium Member 2016 Tipping Competitor

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    We wanted a win, we got the win. To those wanting us peaking right now: how long do you think a team can maintain its peak? I reckon 3-4 weeks.
     
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  8. Hamster Huey

    Hamster Huey Space Invader Premium Member

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    We don't have a great record at Robina, no matter where they sit on the table. We've travelled a lot, and still have more km's to do before the last round.

    Any win is good for now and keeps the pack chasing, hopefully too concerned about knocking us off for the MP, than concentrating on their own consistancy.
     
  9. RiverEagle

    RiverEagle New Member

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    And a tough "on the road" battle is by far better preparation for finals than an easy romp (which can lead to over-confidence and complacency).

    Wins' like yesterday give a team enough confidence to feel they can win a tough one, but also keeps the feet on the ground!

    Most of us know, come finals, everything goes up a few gears, and we will too!
     
  10. xavier

    xavier Active Member

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    The Titans have a decent side, playing at home, with a new coach. They did well against the roosters last week and knocked off souths a few weeks back. Its a very tight comp. Unless you are playing Canberra or Cronulla its really hard to take any win for granted, let alone a thrashing.
     
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  11. Wombat Legacy

    Wombat Legacy Well-Known Member 2016 Tipping Competitor

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    The Gold Coast are a very tough side, especially at home. As soon as I seen A. Sezar in their line-up, I thought they would be vastly improved. He is a prodigious talent right up there with our halves.
    You want to be playing competitive footy right now, and seeing as though we lead the table, a win or narrow loss is acceptable provided the effort and execution of our plays and defence are sound. We won, I collected on 1-12 and all is as it should be.
    Our team has gears and I expect us to use them!
     
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  12. The Who

    The Who Well-Known Member

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    Agree with you about Seizer. Albert Kelly is another top player. If the Goldie had those two playing regularly they'd be well in the top eight.
     
  13. Brendo

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    Whether its the 2nd or the 15th placed team we come up against, they all switch on and lift for an upset over Manly.
    Would not of been so close except for the atrocious refereeing we had to endure.
     
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  14. RiverEagle

    RiverEagle New Member

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    This; and the fact we blew 3 try-scoring chances.

    A wrong option, bounce of the ball, and Cheyse Blair's big ole foot on the sideline...on another day it could easily have been 30-12.

    But again, good on the Titans for a competitive game.
     
  15. Snake

    Snake Doing The Eagle Rock!

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    IMO all Sezer has is a bomb and a conversion; no creativity and a defensive liability.
     
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  16. Mark from Brisbane

    Mark from Brisbane Living the dream Premium Member

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    I think Tooves said it all in the most match function yesterday when asked about the "peaking early" and also the "not getting the big win" situation.

    1) Manly know WHEN to peak, we just have to finish top 4 and whilst 1st would be nice the "next level" of comp starts round 1 of the finals.

    2) Have a look at the F & A of the two sides that played last years GF, EVERY side throughout the year lifts to play these two sides and it makes EVERY game a hard one.

    Answered those questions pretty effectivly for me
     

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