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The March Premiers

Discussion in 'Rugby League Forum' started by Ralphie, Mar 6, 2013.

  1. Ralphie

    Ralphie Well-Known Member Premium Member 2016 Tipping Competitor

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    I note with amusement that souffs are once again the March Premiers in the eyes of many commentators. I'm not particularly bothered by it, but I am trying to understand their reasoning.

    In the 2nd half of last season they were beaten by every top 8 team in the comp and managed to win one semi against the Raiders, which was certainly no big deal.

    They have lost a number of players in Taylor, Pettybourne and Geddes. Yeah, I know they signed Teo (big deal), Lima & Champion, neither of whom I rate. I'll bet pounds to peanuts that Reynolds suffers some form of 2nd year syndrome, even DCE was down on form in year 2. Their forwards are seriously injury prone, their backs are weak and Sutton can't play average (that's all he was last season) two seasons in a row, he will fall back to the usual rubbish.

    I have them on the fringe of the 8.
     
  2. manlyfan76

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

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    You gotta love the march premiers. Souths were pretty good at marching when they were kicked out of the comp.
     
  3. The Who

    The Who Well-Known Member

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    I can understand the hype about Souffs. At least last year they did show good form and finished third. But what about the Rorters? The bookies have them shorter than us! As dear old Rex would say: I'm flabbergasted.
     
  4. Ralphie

    Ralphie Well-Known Member Premium Member 2016 Tipping Competitor

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    Good Form????? they beat ONE, I repeat ONE top eight team in the back half of the comp (Canberra). Please explain to me how this is "Good Form." It's a lucky draw and an overperformance as a result.
     
  5. Rambo1987

    Rambo1987 Well-Known Member

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    I received a membership offer from Souths today but there was 1 for each member in the family. I would like to know how they got our details.
     
  6. MadMarcus

    MadMarcus Local Lunatic 2016 Tipping Competitor

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    I rated Souths until I read that Ralphie - I must have been buying into the hype! I reckon you are completely right. Shame on me for being sucked in...
     
  7. lsz

    lsz Well-Known Member Staff Member 2016 Tipping Competitor

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    Rambo if you buy tickets via on online retailer you will be marketed too
     
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  8. Kiwi Eagle

    Kiwi Eagle Moderator Staff Member 2016 Tipping Competitor

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    You can only play who is put in front of you

    They made the final 4 last season, under a 1st year coach, so it is only natural to expect them to be rated again with the coach having another year under his belt and rated extremely highly

    Personally , I don't really understand why people get so worked up over other peoples opinions about teams
     
  9. Ralphie

    Ralphie Well-Known Member Premium Member 2016 Tipping Competitor

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    Kiwi, didn't you read my first post:

    "I note with amusement that souffs are once again the March Premiers in the eyes of many commentators. I'm not particularly bothered by it, but I am trying to understand their reasoning."
     
  10. Manly1973

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    Yippee aim back from an extended off season, my first post for 2013

    The biggest March Premiers for me,

    Are the hopeless tossers in what’s the matta Parramatta they talk about all this tradition pride history and crap every farking start of the year, they might win the first couple then that’s all the wanker journalists talk about,

    seriously I can’t wait to hear,

    I can’t coach Ricky Stuart explain Parra’s situation of why they are at the bottom of the ladder come say round 10, lol

    Manly all the way this year.
     
  11. Kiwi Eagle

    Kiwi Eagle Moderator Staff Member 2016 Tipping Competitor

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    Lol, fair point, hope I helped you try and understand the reasoning at least ;)

    In general though I never really understand why people get so upset if someone predicts Manly will have a bad year etc
     
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  12. manlyfan76

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

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    Well it's now official. Souths just won the Premiership by beating the chooks tonight.
     
  13. lismore_fan

    lismore_fan Well-Known Member

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    I despise Souffs but they are leading Premiership.
    (at least today, anyway)
     
  14. Supernintendo Chalmers

    Supernintendo Chalmers Well-Known Member

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    Souths looked good, and i think are deserving of the praise many are giving them. That said, wrong time of the year to be firing at your best and while they played well they still didn't look like an 80 minute team, and on many occasions especially on the right side didn't look to know their combinations and positioning all that well, they were getting in each others way. Roosters lost themselves that game with penalities. barring major injury problems i'm pretty sure souths will be thereabouts this year again, so it's hardly a huge surprise many are rating them.
     
  15. Berkeley_Eagle

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  16. Ralphie

    Ralphie Well-Known Member Premium Member 2016 Tipping Competitor

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    This is the point entirely. In my memory only exceptions have dominated early and been there at the end. I remember numerous seasons wher Nth Qld were utterly unbeatable early on, but crashed as usual.
     
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  17. The Eagle Has Landed

    The Eagle Has Landed Well-Known Member

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    I think South's will be a force to be reckoned with this year they have great talent all over the park. When they click there aren't too many teams that can beat them. They always seem to beat us.
     
  18. lsz

    lsz Well-Known Member Staff Member 2016 Tipping Competitor

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    It will be interesting to see how the rep season treats them

    Also , might just be me but they could do with some creative back rowers - forward pack is massive but a touch one dimensional?
     
  19. manlyfan76

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

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    Rep teams may be without a few sharks this year also so it get teams will have to cover.
     
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  20. The Who

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    As stated much earlier, Souffs are contenders, Easts are pretenders.
     

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