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Souffs...the fear has gone

Discussion in 'Rugby League Forum' started by Freagle, Jun 21, 2015.

  1. Freagle

    Freagle Well-Known Member

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    Funny how a year can change things so much...this time last year, about to face up to the Bunnies, I would have been thinking that our pack was about to get trampled by a herd of rampaging giants. No longer worried about that. With Turbo cutting people in half, Sao playing long minutes and a bench that now holds a scattering of decent forwards, the fear of getting smacked around up the ruck has goooone...

    NOW I'm more concerned about Dylan Walker and Alex Johnson cutting up our slightly slow outside backs instead. But overall, I'm 50/50 on this one. I reckon we have a decent chance of going back to back here.
     
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  2. the mauler

    the mauler Well-Known Member 2016 Tipping Competitor

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    We've gone from hoping we could win back to back premierships to hoping we might win back to back games. How the mighty have fallen.@:(
     
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  3. Beer buzzard

    Beer buzzard Only tipsy on gamedays 2016 Tipping Competitor

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    Funny hearing people talk about Souths going through undefeated before the start of the season. Now the last placed team has got a real shot against them.
     
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  4. NewwyEagle

    NewwyEagle I sleep in a racing car

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    I want Leary back in the team, even if it's on the bench.
    Not scared of souths, I really think we can win this, but attitude is everything. Stupid to think that if we win on Friday we'll only be 2 points outside the top 8.
     
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  5. KOMORI

    KOMORI Born and bred an Eagle

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    I thought Hasson played his best game of the year thus far: but was still bewildered as to why he was there ahead of Leary. He's faster, harder with a bit of mongrel.
     
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  6. conanu

    conanu Well-Known Member Premium Member

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    Why was Leary out? Was he injured? It doesn't make sense to think that he has done anything to warrant being dropped. He has been one of our best forwards lately.
     
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  7. Freagle

    Freagle Well-Known Member

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    I assumed he was injured. Maybe that back injury came back to bite him. Dodgiest part of the body to be injured in...
     
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  8. Killer03

    Killer03 Well-Known Member

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    I have this argument every year with the Premiers fans. There is a reason why no team has gone back to back in the unified comp since 1993. And it's because its exceptionally hard to do.
    1) you've climbed Everest. Going up again seems like hard work
    2) players and teams will often sacrifice and do the 1 percenters to get that premiership. Sometimes once you succeed, standards can slip slightly
    3) everyone wants to knock you off the perch. Every team rises against the premiers
    4) every team studies you to death
    5) salary cap. This is massive as well in the modern game. Players like say keary may have been on 100k, he now wants 500k.

    The whole talk about Souths going undefeated was a bad joke. Even at full strength all year this wouldn't happen. But take into account origin and injuries and it's definitely not happening.
     
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  9. sheridanstand78

    sheridanstand78 Well-Known Member

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    The vermin are finding out how hard it is to defend a premiership. Everyone wants a piece of them and if Manly have any pride we MUST atone for the 2 defeats last season, they humiliated us! They are weaker for sure but very formidable still!
     
  10. brad

    brad Well-Known Member

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    I said to a mate today at work " this is great we are coming last with 3 other sides now "" then I thought about it . It's quite bloody sad really but in saying that I think we can beat the wabbits.
     
  11. SilverSkier

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    The only way is up for us now. I too am feeling a bit of confidence leading into Friday's game(Damn I don't want to jinx things). If we play to our ability we should win but I guess that's been the same all year. Still am staying positive.
     
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  12. Essex Eagle

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    Shows what a massive player Sam Burgess was. Infinitely more confident than a few weeks ago, and souths don't look like they have a plan B at the moment
     
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  13. naw017

    naw017 Member 2016 Tipping Competitor

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    All being said I'd rather not be playing them off a 2 week freshen following a hiding
     
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  14. HappilyManly

    HappilyManly MWTS Premium Member 2016 Tipping Competitor

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    And Teo and Auva'a who totally dominated Killer at the SCG.
     
  15. Fibro Eagle

    Fibro Eagle Well-Known Member 2016 Tipping Competitor

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    Last week the media were beating the drum of Tapua and there forwards and our underrated forwards silenced them if our forwards can back it up we are right in this game
     
  16. SeaEagleRock8

    SeaEagleRock8 Sea Eagle Lach Staff Member Premium Member 2016 Tipping Competitor

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    Biggest scandal of the NRL that Auva'a was allowed to play out the whole season and win a grand final.
     
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  17. BOZO

    BOZO Well-Known Member 2016 Tipping Competitor

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