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Are the scum the real deal?

Discussion in 'Rugby League Forum' started by Brewski, Jun 22, 2011.

  1. Brewski

    Brewski Member

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    I understand they have played almost every game at home (or so it feels like it) but they are on top of the table and have the best attack and best defence in terms of points scored and points allowed.

    Are they really that good?

    I really believe the next month or so for them will be where they make or break their season with a whole heaps of away games. With the draw the NRL have given them they have a lot of confidence now and can they keep that confidence going away from home?
     
  2. The Eagle

    The Eagle Well-Known Member

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    They are really that good.......i hate to say it but its 2006-2009 all over again

    They will figure in a big way at the end of season
     
  3. Utility Player

    Utility Player Well-Known Member

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    Bellyache will get coach of the year at this rate, can see the push now about how he has rebuilt a champion team from the ashes of the salary cap scandal.
     
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    • Brookvale

      Brookvale Well-Known Member

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      Top 4 team. They will play a few more away games now, so may lose a few.

      Very good team, especially at slowing down the ruck with apparently legal tactics. Their 1,6,7 & 9 are excellent "ball handlers"

      We own them anyway. That 40-Nil tattoo on their head is permanent.
       
    • The Who

      The Who Well-Known Member

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      They got thrashed by the Cowboys.

      Manly and Illawarra have been competitive in every match.
       
    • Brookvale

      Brookvale Well-Known Member

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      Manly have not and will not get thrashed!
       
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      • Masked Eagle

        Masked Eagle Well-Known Member

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        Cameron Smith is easily their most important player. You nullify him then you beat the Storm easily.
         
      • MK Eagle

        MK Eagle Well-Known Member

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        Lucky to hold off a Benjiless Tigers - i doubt they are. The thing i will confess is they play to their potential every weekend but doubt they have any more in the tank to go another level come finals - others will - A fit Tigers team is a scarier proposition.
         
      • The Eagle

        The Eagle Well-Known Member

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        Tigers hold no fear for me,I must admit after monday im a bit more thinking Parra can make it,im not sure though because last monday would have been heartbreaking,their next game is make or break
         
      • Brookie

        Brookie Well-Known Member

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        useless ****s if you ask me!
         
      • mcatt

        mcatt Active Member

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        Yes they are the real deal. The origin period was always going to be tough on them, yet they are getting through it very well. I think everyone in the top 5 has shown enough to suggest that they are a serious threat this year.
         
      • Jatz Crackers

        Jatz Crackers Moderator Staff Member

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        Raw deal more like it.
         
      • COMMANDER

        COMMANDER IF YOU DO NOT TRY YOU CAN NOT FAIL

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        Melbourne will come a cropper at some point. They are not the team Illawarra and Manly are.
         
      • mcatt

        mcatt Active Member

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        Underestimating Melbourne is very silly IMO. Any team with Slater, Cronk, Widdop and Smith as their backbone, are a threat. They have plenty of talented players mixed with honest toilers who Bellamy is getting the best out of.
         
      • The Eagle

        The Eagle Well-Known Member

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        Saints arent really that much of a title threat imo,they wont get there
         
      • The Gronk

        The Gronk Well-Known Member

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        Susan had the Storm missing the 8 a couple of weeks ago. Does he still stand by this?
         
      • north coast eagle

        north coast eagle Active Member

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        How is it that they can be way over the salary cap, let go of some players and buy a whole lot more players that in many instances are better than the ones they let go?
         
      • SeaEagleRock8

        SeaEagleRock8 Sea Eagle Lach Staff Member Premium Member 2017 Tipping Competitor

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        It's the old 3 card trick.
         
      • MK Eagle

        MK Eagle Well-Known Member

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        Be serious - they are exceeding expectation but are deserved top 8 material but if we met them in a final theres little doubt its a Manly win by 20+. It was mentioned earlier - shut down Smith & more importantly the go foward & they have very little. Take round 1 away - Manly have improved by 200% since then......
         
      • silvertail

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        The will do well if they continue to get away with over-stepping the mark with dubious tackling techniques.

        Just not in the spirit of how the game should be played. Bellamy is a disgrace and the dirtiest coach that I can recall in recent years. He is the architect of a whole new tackling terminology.

        Their defence is winning them games but we can break them. They are back to their dirty best in the ruck and that will be hard to compete with unless refs start paying more attention. Their attack is OK but our defence is solid enough.

        All comes down to how the ruck is ref'ed. Scum.
         
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