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So,leaving this mess out,how do you rate our chances

Discussion in 'Rugby League Forum' started by susan, Feb 13, 2013.

  1. susan

    susan Well-Known Member

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    How do people think the recent events have effected our chances(assuming we lose no players to the diug mess)?.Apart from the drugs issue and snake distractions we have lost Gift for a couple of months.It is interesting that the good sides under investigation have drifted a little but most remain well in the hunt around $11.

    I really thought we were a good chance this year but losing Gift hurts as we dont want to drop off the top 4 too much early on.I think top 4 will be a superb effort by Tooves but it may be a difficult task.I have a feeling Lawrence may be a real wildcard for us.
     
  2. Chip and Chase

    Chip and Chase True Supporter Staff Member Administrator Premium Member 2016 Tipping Competitor

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    Better than average chance. I'd say we are one of the top 4 sides in the comp at full strength, whether we go all the way has a little bit to do with luck and hunger.
     
  3. manlyfan76

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

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    If everyone stays healthy top 4, a few injuries to key players and we will slide. BUT there are some rubbish teams this year (dragons tigers panthers titans ) so top 8 minimum.
    Titans have lost prop mat white for season according to fox sports news.
     
  4. RL Gronk

    RL Gronk New Member

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  5. bones

    bones Bones Knows Premium Member 2016 Tipping Competitor

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    Undefeated minor premier and premiers.
     
  6. jbb/james

    jbb/james Well-Known Member

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    I really like the recruitment. Plenty of able workers in the pack and genuine backs with speed. I think the Manly team has plenty of genuine leaders in the team, Jo, kite, king, lyon, Ballin the stewies , mattai and foran just to name a few.

    I think the mix of youth and the ability to mentor these young blokes and journey men will allow both old and new to prosper. The right people get a genuine pride out of assisting younger people reach there goals and if fostered can be an almighty strength. As there is a big influx this year I think this will make them stand up more than normal and take more responsability. Its a massive boost

    It always takes bit of luck with injuries but I reckon they can win the lot if they get it
     
  7. Stevo

    Stevo Well-Known Member

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    And back to back in 2014
     
  8. Brookie

    Brookie Well-Known Member

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    agree with all of the above
     
  9. Ryan

    Ryan Well-Known Member

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    Seriously, top 3 with this roster. Anything less is just abstract failure.
     
  10. Brookie

    Brookie Well-Known Member

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    i'm yet to see a better roster than ours?
     
  11. voicefromthehill

    voicefromthehill Well-Known Member Premium Member

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    That is what happened to me at art in high school - my teacher labeled my attempt at abstract an abject failure.

    5th for mine
     
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  12. tookey

    tookey Well-Known Member 2016 Tipping Competitor

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    If our senior players can stay on the paddock and their form is strong then we will challenge again this year.

    However if we lose a few players like Lyon, Mattai, snake for long periods then we will struggle because our young guys are not quite up to it at the moment to replace them.

    The next couple of years will see a masive change in our squad which is exciting as we seem to already have the next crop of champion players that will see us a strong club for the next decade.
     
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  13. Kiwi Eagle

    Kiwi Eagle Moderator Staff Member 2016 Tipping Competitor

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    When did we change from having a squad to a roster ? ;)
     
  14. tookey

    tookey Well-Known Member 2016 Tipping Competitor

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    2013. :D
     
  15. Stevo

    Stevo Well-Known Member

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    When they banned shoulder charges.
     
  16. mickqld

    mickqld Sack Greenslime 2016 Tipping Competitor

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    I reckon 10th, injuries will kill us it's already started.
     
  17. The Wheel

    The Wheel Well-Known Member

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    If a couple of our young blokes really step up like DCE, Hoppa and Foran did in 2011 and our key blokes stay healthy then we can give it a shake no doubt. However a few injuries at the wrong time and we could drop back to middle of the pack.

    Hopefully we will avoid SOO with only Choc and maybe Snake in the frame given Gift's injury.
     
  18. Shoe1

    Shoe1 Well-Known Member

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    is that anything like an abject failure?
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    Thankfully we're still a club, rather than a "franchise", unlike some.
     
  19. Pommie Eagle

    Pommie Eagle Active Member 2016 Tipping Competitor

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    Top 4 - joey's work with the halves will improve them and I genuinely think our depth is better than the last few years.
     
  20. bob dylan

    bob dylan Well-Known Member Premium Member 2016 Tipping Competitor

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    Should be top 4 if we can stay injury free-ish.
     

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