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Discussion in 'Rugby League Forum' started by wizball1973, Aug 29, 2011.

  1. wizball1973

    wizball1973 Active Member

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    I've been lurking here for a long time and finally decided to post something as a result of the brawl on Friday.

    What can we take from this?

    1.Not being able to play our first round match at Brookvale is totally unfair. Scum will be at home, Donkeys and Cows the same and yet we get the shaft. What if we qualify 1 and Souffs finish 8...they get a home match? Bull****.

    2.Regardless of any suspensions we have shown that Melbourne will not win the competition this year. They never looked like scoring until the final whistle. We out-played them. We out-muscled them. We out-fought them. We have more heart.

    3.A clear message has been sent. If you bring it you had better be prepared to cop plenty. The players who ran in should be commended. I'm a Kiwi and even I acknowledge that Blair is a filthy grub. He upper cuts a guy already involved in a fight for starters. Seeing him get pumelled on the ground is the best moment in league this year for me.

    4.Lussick has announced himself as a fantastic player who, clearly, can take a shot and dish out plenty. We need someone with that sort of mongrel for next year.

    5.Losing Wolf is a blow but we've managed without him before. Gift is a lose but if Foran and DCE step up even more we won't need his playmaking. We will miss his defence - but Buhrer offers other dimensions.

    6.I can't see how we will not now march into the Grand Final and win it, leaving a trainwreck of smashed opponents along the way.

    The only side that worries me in the slightest is the Queens but I can see one of the "lets just throw it around and not worry about tackling" teams knocking them over. The other sides just don't have the forwards to match it with us.
     
  2. Dan

    Dan Administrator Staff Member Administrator 2016 Tipping Competitor

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    great first post mate
     
  3. anthonyb1965

    anthonyb1965 GO Manly Premium Member 2016 Tipping Competitor

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    At least you weren't "creeping" or skulking about!!

    Great post!!!!
     
  4. DSM5

    DSM5 Well-Known Member 2016 Tipping Competitor

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    Agreed about Lussick. Bit of the Terry Randall about him. I see the fight as gluing the boys together. All good as we march to silverware glory.
     
  5. wizball1973

    wizball1973 Active Member

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    Should have mentioned the Tigers - not only did they pay well over for Blair, they'll now be without him for probably the first 4 rounds next year!
     
  6. Dan

    Dan Administrator Staff Member Administrator 2016 Tipping Competitor

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    sad the way that happens really
     
  7. DSM5

    DSM5 Well-Known Member 2016 Tipping Competitor

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    Why would he get more than five weeks? He'll be right to play for the Tigers. Remember trials soak up suspensions.
     
  8. swoop

    swoop Well-Known Member 2016 Tipping Competitor

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    They've paid well over for Blair regardless.
     
  9. wizball1973

    wizball1973 Active Member

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    Didn't know about the trials...

    Perhaps we should have a few next week?

    I was thinking the Tigers have one game this weekend and then bundled out in the first round:)
     
  10. bones

    bones Bones Knows Premium Member 2016 Tipping Competitor

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    Pretty sure Matai was only allowed to use one trial as part of his suspension this year.
     
  11. The Wheel

    The Wheel Well-Known Member

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    Couldnt agree more, Lussick has the size and mongrel in him to lead our pack for years to come. Great post BTW!!:)
     
  12. susan

    susan Well-Known Member

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    he will get 5 or 6 weeks on the referral plus 2 for striking.i think both have little chance of less than 5 if grade 5 wasnt enough for review panel.looking at them recently i reckon they may go close to winning it this year,so 4 or 5 games plus a trial means he probably only misses a couple.they will be tough again next year unfortunately.
     
  13. Kiwi Eagle

    Kiwi Eagle Moderator Staff Member 2016 Tipping Competitor

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    You get 2 trials to use for a suspension

    Highly unlikely to happen but I believe you can apply to get the tests counted if they would have been in the team, it was mentioned around Matai last year. Blair is a certainly for the Kiwis while Glenn would have been there or thereabouts
     
  14. Sheikheagle

    Sheikheagle Well-Known Member

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    On form I reckon Glenn was a certainty as well
     
  15. susan

    susan Well-Known Member

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    first backrower picked
     
  16. ssar

    ssar Well-Known Member

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    I'm likin the suggestions of positives here. Whilst I personally am harbouring grave doubt as to our capacity to continue to build our form and fire on all cylinders through the finals now, I Do acknowledge we still can do it. Come on Manly!
     
  17. SeaEagleRock8

    SeaEagleRock8 Sea Eagle Lach Staff Member Premium Member 2016 Tipping Competitor

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    ... and maybe even in this years grand final :)
     

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