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Discussion in 'Rugby League Forum' started by susan ridgepipe, Mar 14, 2010.

  1. susan ridgepipe

    susan ridgepipe Member

    +0 /0
    every expert seems to be all over the dogs as certs for gf etc.

    i look at their pack and i see hannant and ennis then nothing at all .will miss eastwood bigtime.they have zero strike with warburton,stagg,hickey,paea,gordon...the list goes on.ryan is an ageing warhorse art best.

    kimmorley is 34 and a convicted choker,roberts all over the place and idris,although brilliant at times needs to learn how to catch.

    patten is a true warrior but now almost as old as the general himself.

    as a match up i see us easily accounting for them.its the speed sides i worry about like tiges,parra,knights and panthers on their day and  storm/dragons as they are so clinical.

    big call but i see the dogs only falling into the 8 at best.
  2. Chip and Chase

    Chip and Chase True Supporter Staff Member Administrator Premium Member 2017 Tipping Competitor

    +8,579 /80
    Eastwood gave them good impact off the bench and was one of their best last year. He will be missed.
  3. swoop

    swoop Well-Known Member 2017 Tipping Competitor

    +1,543 /26
    Dogs had a lucky year in 09. Also the sharks have nothing IMO, good pack but no attacking spark. If Rothfield thinks they're going to make the 8 he's right but it won't be the top 8.
  4. Dan

    Dan Kim Jong Dan Staff Member Administrator 2016 Tipping Competitor 2017 Tipping Competitor

    +7,735 /120
    Ostia could be a good player but is just so full of brain explosions drops the ball and makes poor decisions. Roberts is not only a mess he is shockingly slow with decisions and should never rush to dummy half because he stands before he passes.


    Nanai is a nuffie too
  5. susan ridgepipe

    susan ridgepipe Member

    +0 /0
    losing el mazri will cost them many of the dogfights they pride themselves in winning.ennis missed every kick last night and turner is iffy at best re goalkicking.
  6. clontaago

    clontaago Well-Known Member

    +170 /1
    Kimmorley last night reminded me of Orford in the final against the Storm last year.

    I think dogs fans are in for a long year.
  7. niccipops

    niccipops un echidna spillo mia bevanda Premium Member 2017 Tipping Competitor

    +6,354 /56
    As much as I'd like to write off the Doggies it is only round one. Remember that team a couple of years ago that lost their first three matches? Terrible start, 40-nil GF finish.
  8. DSM5

    DSM5 Well-Known Member

    +516 /0
    Last year, first match, the Dogs ran over us like we were marshmellows.  They won't win the GF, but they'll come in  about 6th or 7th.  Not having a goalkicker will bite them.   
  9. Jethro

    Jethro This space is for rent Staff Member Premium Member 2017 Tipping Competitor

    +2,307 /13
    Just like what happened to us when Ridge left us for Super League.  Those near guaranteed 2 points were not there with every try scored and with every penalty goal attempt.
  10. Matabele

    Matabele Well-Known Member

    +516 /14
    Yeah their pack is crap.  Bailey would walk into their pack.  They have that biting fellow as a starting front rower now.  Says a bit about their depth. 
  11. Kiwi Eagle

    Kiwi Eagle Moderator Staff Member 2017 Tipping Competitor

    +3,870 /65
    They will be 1 of the more consistent sides week in week out probably, and that will probably get them into the 8, but I never had them high up on my potential premiers list

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