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Know what - just have to say this

Discussion in 'Rugby League Forum' started by bazeagle, Sep 23, 2012.

  1. bazeagle

    bazeagle Well-Known Member

    +596 /108
    Souths got done, fair and square last night. Gotta say they competed strongly prob up until the 60 minute mark when at that point it was clearly game over. Souths also didn't have a week off, like us and have had many injury concerns, like us. The question is: why didn't we compete on Friday night? Because whatever spin gets put on our performance, we didn't compete. That's the elephant in the room.
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    • Chip and Chase

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

      +8,608 /80
      No elephant mate, you don't need to over complicate a very simple situation. We dropped the ball and made error after error. It's not rocket surgery, we were crap.
    • silvertail

      silvertail Well-Known Member Premium Member

      +443 /9
      I'm sticking with, "we can't win it every year, or it would be rather boring"
    • MadMarcus

      MadMarcus Local Lunatic 2017 Tipping Competitor

      +8,382 /74
      My theory is there was a gas leak in our dressing room.
    • tayls

      tayls Active Member

      +32 /0
      Ball Tampering


      Hugh Jackman was watching
    • StuBoot

      StuBoot Well-Known Member 2017 Tipping Competitor

      +1,065 /9
      Baz, some things just can't be answered.
      But...Here's some questions that are easy to answer
      Who would you rather be?
      A supporter of a team that has a) never "won" a spoon - ever! b) won at least one comp every decade for the last four; c) averages a GF appearance approx every 3-4 years over the last 40; d) led the fight with Super League; e) are secretly envied, not pitied; f) ARE Manly
      or a supporter of a team that hasn't won ( or looked like winning ) a comp in most peoples lifetimes!
      Yes, our last game finished disappointingly as opposed to Souths they lost by 24 and we lost by 28 and were never in the hunt. We're just not as used to losing as they are.
    • SeaEagleRock8

      SeaEagleRock8 Sea Eagle Lach Staff Member Premium Member 2017 Tipping Competitor

      +10,561 /215
      At the 60 minute mark in our game Melbourne were leading us 20-12 – and it should really have been 16-12 due to that unbelievable decision to award Slater his try. We were still in it despite Storm enjoying probably about 70% of possession due to our errors, many on tackle 1.

      So you got the wrong room, Baz, or maybe just the wrong elephant. We did compete, desperately, but in the end we gave them so much ball that we couldn't keep in touch with them any longer.
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      • bob dylan

        bob dylan Well-Known Member Premium Member 2017 Tipping Competitor

        +6,440 /192
        Wow Baz I must of watched a different game, Manly played bad but were in the hunt for all but the last quarter.
      • EagleFromMay1967

        EagleFromMay1967 Sky Punching : send them High as the Clouds

        +1,372 /49
        The whole team looked tired , exhausted after 10 - 15 mins. We were never going to win it, they gave me the impression 'we just wanna go home and rest'.

        Storm looked fresher, more comfortable, at home which is what you'd expect after having a week off.

        To really be safe in the semis, in this new finals arrangement, you have to finish either 1st or 2nd.
      • Frogz

        Frogz Well-Known Member Premium Member

        +1,933 /43
        Guys we were busted...The team has been patched up for weeks....We never had our top team on the paddock for 80 minutes all year....Thats it...we were just buggered and it showed
      • WAMF

        WAMF Well-Known Member

        +408 /0
        There's no conspiracy. Manly played like error ridden crap, while the Storm were clinical.
      • mbe

        mbe Well-Known Member

        +282 /15
        Maybe it is always going to be difficult to win B2B in this era. Having to play in England before the season starts sucks and puts the team under enormous pressure early on.Then you have Test matches and SOO and your best players play many more games than the other teams.Plus injuries and suspensions affects teams stability.If a team finishes in the first 4 at the end of the season the players have done well.I hope the players have a restful break and come back refreshed and rearing to go for season 2013.
      • Ceagle

        Ceagle Well-Known Member

        +252 /4
        B2B is hard because a lot has to go your way with scheduling and injuries
      • Moops

        Moops Well-Known Member

        +520 /35
        Seriously, we were NEVER in that game!! Sort of like how a cat plays with a mouse for a while before killing it.
      • cliffhanger

        cliffhanger Active Member

        +28 /0
        I think you mean you have to be in the top 4 and win the first week.
      • Townsville Eagle

        Townsville Eagle Active Member

        +171 /0
        Hey, we did compete, we just didn't complete.

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