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What are the bookies thinking re Souths?

Discussion in 'Rugby League Forum' started by susan, Mar 30, 2014.

  1. susan

    susan Well-Known Member

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    At the start of the year the team we humiliated in the PF was equal comp favourite for some unknown reason. They have lost half a first grade side to other clubs and the game has speeded up which must effect their giants.I just don't get it.Even now they are on the second line of betting behind the chooks and ahead of us.

    They are no certainty to make the eight.No better than even money in my book.If there is trouble in camp it wont help but people are not looking at their playing roster properly- they have lost so many players(mainly backs) it ain't funny and gained none. King,Peats,Everingham,Farrell,Hunt just to name a few.

    This is a big call but their 3/4 line is almost the worst in the comp. Merrit, Tuquiri, Goodwin and Reddy ffs. They have zero depth out wide and no back up hooker. There first choice rookie 5/8 who they pinned most of their hopes on will miss most of the year. This a COMPLETELY different side to the one last year who didn't get the job done and the bookies just don't seem to have recognized it.

    To top it off I think the coach is way overrated at this stage of his career.He had no plan B last year when we started playing footy against them and his tactics have not changed one iota. You will not beat the roosters or Manly at the back end of the year by not playing footy and with their backs you won.t beat many others either.

    Usually the bookies get it right-not this time afraid.The vermin are gone.
     
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  2. manlyfan76

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

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    Just like their fans teeth.
     
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  3. Chip and Chase

    Chip and Chase True Supporter Staff Member Administrator Premium Member 2016 Tipping Competitor

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    I agree with you on their backline, outside of Inglis they don't have much. When Beau Champion comes back they will go up a notch or two but still nothing to get excited about. Shut down Inglis and they have very little else.

    I hope they do miss the 8
     
  4. susan

    susan Well-Known Member

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    Inglis fires at club level when the going is good.Everything smooth sailing and Greggy is a superstar.Bit of trouble and it all gets too hard.His track record proves it.His semi final series in 08 when the Storm were struggling was a classic example. His game against Brisbane when Sims gifted them a prelim shot was disgraceful as was his GF.

    His diabolically lazy return of the football in about the 70th minute today says it all about Greggy at club level and Souths in general this year I'm afraid.He is close to the most dynamic player I have ever seen but only does it when it suits at club level.And it don't suit Greggy in 2014.Too hard.Bye Bye VERMIN.
     
  5. simon64

    simon64 Well-Known Member Premium Member

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    They're on the second line of betting because the bookies and betting agencies are sure there's just a little more "stupid money" out there.

    They can just smell it.
     
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  6. RiverEagle

    RiverEagle New Member

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    They will win their share of games, but their side is fundamentally different to the last couple of years, and they clearly rely on Isaac Luke more than they care to admit.

    I don't mind if the bookies don't fancy us too much tho.. We thrive even more as outsiders these days.
     
  7. Killer03

    Killer03 Well-Known Member

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    I always thought the loss of Peats was going to be huge for them, and now even more so given the injury to Isaac Luke.

    But yes their outside backs are just NRL grade.

    The big let down for them this year has been Reynolds. I remember the game we played them last year (was it the one at Gosford?), he won them that game, he was the difference. His kicking and his instincts were just superb. This year he is just nowhere to be seen. And as for Sutton....the most overrated player EVER.

    Inglis is a special breed, he is among the best most gifted players I have ever seen, but will go missing more and more this year.
     
  8. ManlyArmy

    ManlyArmy Well-Known Member 2016 Tipping Competitor

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    Last night Souffs were at $5.50, Manly $7.00. Just checked now Manly into $6.50, Souffs out to $7.00
     
  9. SeaEagleRock8

    SeaEagleRock8 Sea Eagle Lach Staff Member Premium Member 2016 Tipping Competitor

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    Maybe still very short because there was already a heap of money bet on Souths before the season even started?
    @"Bob Dylan" might know more about how this works.
     
  10. COMMANDER

    COMMANDER IF YOU DO NOT TRY YOU CAN NOT FAIL 2016 Tipping Competitor

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    I think we broke them in the prelim final last year and they won't recover.
     
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  11. The Eagle Has Landed

    The Eagle Has Landed Well-Known Member

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    Well March is nearly over and so is there premiership hopes lol.
     
  12. bones

    bones Bones Knows Premium Member 2016 Tipping Competitor

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    I'd think the bookies are LOLing like the rest of the rugby league community.
     
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  13. G-land Express

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    I never really thought Luke was that good a player as well. He's annoys the **** out of me. The vermin premiership window is closed now for another 50 years. Lol@scuof$$$
     
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  14. mosto

    mosto Well-Known Member Premium Member

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    I like watching Reynolds play and thought last year he should be the Origin half. I watched him closely in the back half of last year though and noticed he tends to be very quite in big games. Whether that's a result of him being shutdown, or the occasion gets to him, I'm not sure, but he great playmakers get themselves in the game, regardless of how much attention they're receiving.

    Still think he's worth a shot at Origin given NSW recent record, but I've got big reservations about him handling the games that matter most.
     
  15. wedgetail eagle

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    Myxomatosis, a viral disease in Rabbits.
     
  16. The Who

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    Very strange. They were excellent against Easts then got dropsy against us - and have been getting worse since. It has to be a mental or attitude problem because, on paper, they have a good squad.
     
  17. G-land Express

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    I reckon the dogs reynolds should get the SOO job. He never gives up no matter how **** his team is playing. He's got that SOO mongrel about the way he plays.
     
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  18. Ralphie

    Ralphie Well-Known Member Premium Member 2016 Tipping Competitor

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    In red above, that's a joke right? Please tell me which NRL club the following players would get a first grade start:
    1. Tuquiri
    2. Reddy
    3. Walker
    4. Goodwin
    5. Turner
    6. Tyrrell

    They have the worst Backline roster in the comp.
     
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  19. The Who

    The Who Well-Known Member

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    You have conveniently left out Inglis, arguably the world's best back, and Reynolds. But we all know that Souffs' strength should be in their forwards where they have a number of representative players.
    I'm not trying to pump up Souffs; I'm just being realistic.
     
  20. Daddycool08

    Daddycool08 Well-Known Member

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    Hang on. Does this mean that Souths are not premiership favourites anymore?

    They are always the February premiers ... oops I forgot no-one has ever won a premiership in February or March.

    We've played Melbourne, Souths and Easts three of the heavy weights for the premiership.

    We only lost to Melbourne by one point and beat the others along with P/matta. :D
     

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