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Round 1

Discussion in 'Rugby League Forum' started by Ralphie, Jan 17, 2011.

  1. Ralphie

    Ralphie Well-Known Member Premium Member 2016 Tipping Competitor

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    In the past couple of years we have had very poor starts to the season.

    I know we need to be able to beat anyone, but I would have thought that the worst game to draw in round 1 would be to play the scum in scumland.

    I cannot think of a team in recent memory that will have more to prove than they will in round one. I fear we will be in for a bit of a hiding in this one.

    I would be interested to hear who we would rather play in round 1. For me I would rather play someone like Canberra (New combinations) or Newcastle.
     
  2. The Eagle

    The Eagle Well-Known Member

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    Canberra 1st? we'd get pumped
     
  3. Dan

    Dan Administrator Staff Member Administrator 2016 Tipping Competitor

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    You have to play them at some stage so why not first up. We could have a good run, the boys pumped and start the season off right
     
  4. manlyforever08

    manlyforever08 Active Member

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    storm still have a lot of positions to work out and we never know - the team they put on the field in round 1, may not work out and combinations might not work.
     
  5. The Eagle

    The Eagle Well-Known Member

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    1,7,9 combo works,with those 3 who cares about 6?
     
  6. Ryan

    Ryan Well-Known Member

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    Guys - their team doesn't hold the intimidation for me as it used to, regardless of how fired up they get. This is as good as I could put a team together.

    01. Billy Slater
    02. Anthony Quinn
    03. Beau Champion
    04. Chase Stanley
    05. Justin O'Neill
    06. Luke Kelly
    07. Cooper Cronk
    08. Bryan Norrie
    09. Cameron Smith
    10. Adam Blair
    11. Sika Manu
    12. Kevin Proctor
    13. Todd Lowrie

    14. Ryan Hinchcliffe
    15. Adam Woolnough
    16. Sione Kite
    17. Atelea Vea

    Other notables:-
    16. Matt Duffie (Winger)
    17. Garreth Widdop (Fullback)
    18. Dane Nielsen (Centre)

    then a bunch of nuffies. Honestly, if they get injuries to key players (1, 6, 7 or 9) they are going to struggle I reckon. They could also be playing this round one:-

    01. Brett Stewart
    02. Michael Robertson
    03. Will Hopoate (Normally Steve Matai)
    04. Jamie Lyon
    05. David Williams
    06. Keiran Foran
    07. Daly Cherry-Evans
    08. Jason King
    09. Matt Ballin
    10. Brent Kite
    11. Anthony Watmough
    12. Shane Rodney
    13. Glenn Stewart

    14. Liam Foran
    15. George Rose
    16. Joe Galuvao
    17. Tony Williams

    Other notables:-

    18. Terrence Seu Seu
    19. Matt Cross
    20. Michael Oldfield
    21. Dean Whare
    22. Tim Robinson
    23. Daniel Harrisson
    24. Jamie Buhrer (I actually think he may be included on the bench with T-Rex going into the centres (which would be a terrible mistake in my opinion).

    Man, on paper - we SHOULD get the Storm, regardless of how passionate they are. After last season, our guys should have a point to prove.
     
  7. eagles2win

    eagles2win Well-Known Member

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    Widdop can play in the Centres or Halves. Probably a better option then Kelly
     
  8. Moondog

    Moondog Grey-beard loon Premium Member 2016 Tipping Competitor

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    I see us having a great start to the season. No dramas this year. Melbourne deserve no respect, a team disgraced. Go Manly!!!
     
  9. Captain of the Gate

    Captain of the Gate Active Member

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    What can I say I love Manly v Melbourne games. Its probably one of teh few true rivalries of the last 10 years of the game. As much as I hate Storm as a Eagles fan, I like watching them play as a general football fan (too bad they are cheats and soured their legacy). The two teams always give it to each other and I'm stinging to see us get on the park and beat them to a pulp in their own backyard.
     
  10. Garts

    Garts Well-Known Member

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    Melbourne 1st up is great imo.  I might make the trip down!!!!!
     
  11. Mark from Brisbane

    Mark from Brisbane Living the dream Premium Member

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    Garts...a LOT are already...get on board now.

    For me the two standout away games of the year are Storm in Melbourne and Broncos in Brisbane, the atmosphere at these games are always fantastic.

    I can think of no better team for us to play in round 1...this will fire up the boys BIG TIME.

    Have faith and have no fear......we are Manly!
     
  12. Garts

    Garts Well-Known Member

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    Just emailed you about the details Mark.
     
  13. mosto

    mosto Well-Known Member Premium Member

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    While I hate losing at anytime, slow starts to a season don't concern me greatly, as long as the effort is there. I'm a big believer in that you need to get teams to peak at the right time, so I would take a couple of early losses in March to be hitting our straps in Septemeber / October (2008 anyone?). As the saying goes, you don't win premierships in March.
     
  14. Guest

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    yeah they have a lot of new wrestling tactics  to show off in 2011 season,,actually  we can have some fun & try & guess what their new ones will be , we have had grapple, chicken wing..
     

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