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Favourite For Wooden Spoon 2019

Spartan Eagle

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The Telecrap is reporting that

"Three Sydney NRL clubs tipped as favourites for wood spooon"

The slime, the dogs

And

the eagles.
(i cant put eagles in the same line).

I don't think we will come close tbh..
 

Batty

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The Telecrap is reporting that

"Three Sydney NRL clubs tipped as favourites for wood spooon"

The slime, the dogs

And

the eagles.
(i cant put eagles in the same line).

I don't think we will come close tbh..
When you consider the last 3yrs the club has probably gone backwards both on and off the field, it's not surprising to think we will be toward the bottom end of the ladder in 2019.

But .... Des (unlike Baz) knows how to coach an NRL team. We will see improvement but it'll be slow and calculated.

Would be happy to see us improve to within reach of the top 8 next year and then push for finals in 2020 as Des starts to remove the stain left by Baz.

That all said, you never know. There would be nothing sweeter than seeing Manly challenge some top teams.

(chant on the hill)
MANLY... MANLY... MANLY
 

court83

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Realisticly all it takes is a dce injury and were dead in the water..

Personally I don't think we will get the spoon, but with a similar (if not worse) roster than last year I can very easily see why people would think were a real chance at it..

Add in how des's last season as head coach went...
 

SeaEagleRock8

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As a reminder, here is a list of all the teams that are playing this year (in alphabetical order)
Brisbane Broncos
Canberra Raiders
Canterbury-Bankstown Bulldogs
Cronulla-Sutherland Sharks
Gold Coast Titans
Manly Warringah Sea Eagles
Melbourne Storm
Newcastle Knights
New Zealand Warriors
North Queensland Cowboys
Parramatta Eels
Penrith Panthers
South Sydney Rabbitohs
St. George Illawarra Dragons
Sydney Roosters
Wests Tigers

I think Warriors might struggle, and Tigers, and Dogs ... but I don't look at that list and see a bunch of obvious Manly wins.
Will certainly be interesting to see how Des can galvanise the troops.
 

SeaEagle21

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Hopefully the team uses that as motivation for an improvement this season. But i can see why we are lumped in that group, our depth is mainly reliant on unknown players.
 

globaleagle

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Just an ad for the TAB hidden under the illusion of a news article.
 

Shoe1

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Roosters after Nick gets a little senile and slips on how the rorters have been able to attract the players they have had on the books.
Stripped of the last two premierships and salary cap reduced by a million.
Yeah nick won’t live forever, and he has no heirs.
 

conanu

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16.Titans = last for mine.
15. Dogs = could have a real shocker
14. Sharks = will not be the same club under John Morris.
13. Parra = don't have the Cattle and are still carrying Tim Mannah.
12. Raiders = might improve they cleaned out and refreshed the backroom coaching staff it might pay off.
11. Warriors = will go seriously backward without Johnson & Blake Green is over-rated & will breakdown. Kearney had a 2018 like Barretts 2017 (Lucky result)
10. West Tigers = Still don't have the cattle.
9. Knights = Kalyn Ponga will not have the same impact due to other teams doing serious homework on him
8. Souths = Bennett will get a half decent season out of the change
7. Manly = a big improvement but missing a bit of depth, this is where i reckon we end up.
6. St Merge = don't think they have any improvement in them but won't drop too far.
5. Cowboys = will improve but will still struggle without JT.
4. Melbourne = Last season in top 4, the rot will set in this season and once Smith starts missing a few games through injury the struggle will begin.
3. Roosters = Will not go too far backwards but won't be the team of last season.
2. Penrith = Big Improvers and will challlenge for the GF
1. Broncos = Will Improve substantially coupled with another dream draw, much to the annoyance of every other club.
 

Woodsie

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If Manly had one more first rate strike centre I would be calling top 4 ......... Forwards are in the top 3 ..... spine is top 4 all day every day .... centres are the only issue .....

But I am confident we have enough young talent to get the job done ..... top 8 all day ...
 
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