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What a difference 6 games could make

Discussion in 'Rugby League Forum' started by lsz, Apr 18, 2006.

  1. lsz

    lsz Well-Known Member Staff Member 2016 Tipping Competitor

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    I think manly has to learn how to win the close games - we have had 8 games which are "close ones" we have won 2 and lost 6. If we could have won even a few more. Until Manly addresses this I think we will struggle to be a top 4 team

    R18 Penrith 12 (2-2-0) 16 (3-2-0) L 09-Jul-2005 Penrith
    R21 North_Qld 24 (5-2-0) 26 (5-3-0) L 31-Jul-2005 Brookvale S.Clark
    R23 Newcastle 14 (3-1-0) 22 (4-3-0) L 14-Aug-2005 Newcastle_ISC T.Archer
    R25 Warriors 20 (4-2-0) 22 (4-3-0) L 27-Aug-2005 Brookvale S.Hampstead
    R2 North_Qld 16 (3-2-0) 20 (4-2-0) L 18-Mar-2006 Willows P.Simpkins
    R6 St_Geo-Illa 24 (4-4-0) 26 (4-5-0) L 15-Apr-2006
     
  2. Fluffy

    Fluffy Well-Known Member

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    mate 4 of those games are last year

    we have a different team this year - 3 players were not in last years side
     
  3. Canteen Worker

    Canteen Worker Well-Known Member 2016 Tipping Competitor

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    I think the point is well taken though - we are not winning the tight ones. Composure and confidence will help us to get up in those games and then we will be a top 4 side.

    I hope we can learn from Saturday as that is one game that got away.
     
  4. lsz

    lsz Well-Known Member Staff Member 2016 Tipping Competitor

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    Still the pattern is there - look at our composure of lack there of on sat night. I do not want to harp on about the old days but….back in the mid 90’s we were never beaten until the very final whistle (forget about the 97 grand final!) I remember a couple games in 97 where we were dead and buried (one against the Gold Coast where we scored 3 tries in the last 7 minutes or so to draw?) We are not doing that at the moment
     
  5. Fluffy

    Fluffy Well-Known Member

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    I disagree - we got home in a close one against the sharks, came home strong agianst the roosters and never looked completely out of it against the cowboys or dragons - the dragons was the only game where we panicked.

    last year we were gone for all money against the panthers at brookie......
     

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