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The Sea Eagles' 3 biggest games of 2014

Discussion in 'News' started by Berkeley_Eagle, Dec 2, 2013.

By Berkeley_Eagle on Dec 2, 2013 at 6:33 PM
  1. Berkeley_Eagle

    Berkeley_Eagle Current Status: 24/7 Manly Fan 2016 Tipping Competitor

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    The Sea Eagles' 3 biggest games of 2014

    From NRL.com by Nigel Wall

    Sea Eagles v Roosters

    One loss to the Roosters in a season? Yeah, Manly fans might be able to live with that. Two losses? That's a bitter pill to swallow. Three losses? Hmm... feeling some anger building here. But four losses... you're kidding, right?

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Discussion in 'News' started by Berkeley_Eagle, Dec 2, 2013.

    1. dowdz

      dowdz Well-Known Member Premium Member 2016 Tipping Competitor

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      Nice write up B.E. I can't wait to play the chooks next year.

      I look forward to Matai giving Will a welcome back to the NRL special
       
    2. Wolfpack

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      Don't feel anything towards the Roosters, it's just another game imo.

      Melbourne on the other hand...
       
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    3. Lord Eagleton

      Lord Eagleton Well-Known Member

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      Would have thought our grand final next year would be in our 3 biggest games..?
       
    4. Brookie Brawler

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      Given this article appeared on the NRL website just 2 days before the 2014 draw is released, I will assume Manly will play the Roosters, Eels and Dogs at home but maybe not the scum, who always draw a massive fired up crowd.
       
    5. Chip and Chase

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      The Sea Eagles' 3 biggest games of 2014

      From NRL.com by Nigel Wall

      Sea Eagles v Roosters

      One loss to the Roosters in a season? Yeah, Manly fans might be able to live with that. Two losses? That's a bitter pill to swallow. Three losses? Hmm... feeling some anger building here. But four losses... you're kidding, right?

      Losing four times to the one opponent would be easily explained if the team on the receiving end had a horror season – but we're talking about a spectacular unit that went within a whisker of taking out the 2013 premiership!

      We guarantee the grand final rematch will be the most anticipated clash of Season 2014 for Manly fans, who will want to be among the jubilant throng when they wipe the smile from the faces of Tricolours fans. It's been a long, long wait – but it sure will be worth it.

      Sea Eagles v Eels

      Nothing ignites a fan's passion as much as a former club star turning out for an opposition for the first time. And when that opposition is a traditional, hated foe, it makes it all the more interesting.

      Will Hopoate attained Origin honours while wearing the maroon and white in 2011. He was the hottest prospect in rugby league. Then he quit for two years to pursue a Mormon mission – but not before inking a deal to switch to Parramatta when he returned to the game in 2014.

      Here's the chance for Manly fans to deliver a unique 'welcome back' to young Hoppa. And ensuring that they all head home with hoarse throats, this game also marks the first clash between former Manly assistant coach Brad Arthur and the Sea Eagles. Give it to them, Eagles fans.

      Sea Eagles v Bulldogs

      Manly fans are prickly customers when it comes to loyalty. And they have long memories. That is why this clash, with former premiership-winning mentor Des Hasler and ex-teammate Tony Williams, remains a standout on the calendar.

      Make no mistake, the Brookvale faithful are thrilled to bits with the coaching performance and style of Geoff Toovey over the past two years. They wouldn't swap Tooves for the world. But they'll take every opportunity to swoop on 'traitors' Hasler and Williams.

      They'll also be out in force to help the team erase memories of their Round 14 heartbreak at home last season, when they were pipped 32-30 in golden point. That night they steamed home from a 12-point deficit at halftime, scoring three unanswered tries in the final 15 minutes – including two in last four minutes. They enjoyed a better result in their first match-up in 2013, when they smashed the 2012 grand finalists 20-6 in front of almost 19,000 fans at ANZ Stadium.

      Do they get up for a clash with the Doggies? Consider this: in his last year at Brookvale in 2012, Tony Williams averaged more than 13 runs a game for almost 120 metres a match. In two meetings with the maroon and white in 2013 he was restricted to a combined 16 runs and 130 metres.

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