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Melb v NZ Chat/News

Discussion in 'Rugby League Forum' started by Rusty, Sep 24, 2011.

  1. Rusty

    Rusty Well-Known Member

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    Just a few hours until we learn who we will face next week in the big one. For one reason only I hope it will be NZ... we get to wear our home jersey if it is them, I believe we will be the second ranked team if it is a Melb victory tonight and will have to wear the white jersey next week.

    In that case I will have to update my avatar.

    Shaun Johnson is in some hot form, but I have huge doubts over the Warriors ability to get up in this one. They can beat anyone on their day but somewhere in the back of my mind there is still that niggling feeling that they just can't string too many of those 'days' together. And frankly Melbourne, as much as they are complete scum are also a very good team, will be desperate and know how to win these ones.

    Melbourne by 7 for me, hopefully with a few incidents for the match review thrown in. Lets hope the warriors bash them and highlight their dirty tackling so the refs will have to rub it out next week.
     
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    • Ceagle

      Ceagle Well-Known Member

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      We have alot more big game experience then the Warriors, I see them buckling in the GF if we play them.

      Hopefully they both bash the crap out of each other.
       
    • Rusty

      Rusty Well-Known Member

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      Totally agree, would be a great day too. Even if we lost I wouldn't be too upset, unlike a loss to the scum which would make me want to puke.
       
    • Berkeley_Eagle

      Berkeley_Eagle Current Status: 24/7 Manly Fan

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      lets hope they bash the **** outta each other
       
    • Brookie4eva

      Brookie4eva Well-Known Member

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      I'm in two minds, would love to play Melbourne and smash them again, but would also love to see Melbourne denied a Grand Final berth.
       
    • SeaEagleRock8

      SeaEagleRock8 Sea Eagle Lach Staff Member Premium Member 2017 Tipping Competitor

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      Hard to know who to support here, from the point of view of an 'easier' opponent. I guess the correct answer is there are no easy grand final opponents because whoever plays lifts to play the game of their lives.
      Warriors certainly sentimental faves.
       
    • torana355

      torana355 Well-Known Member Premium Member

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      We can beat either team on our day so i don't mind who we play. I would prefer to lose to the Warriors then the scum though. Ideally they both beat the crap out of each other and cop a few suspensions to boot.
       
    • SeaEagle007

      SeaEagle007 Well-Known Member

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      I want to play the storm to settle the score once and for all. I can't see 40 nil happening again. But I can feel 26-8.
       
    • Pittwater Legend

      Pittwater Legend Well-Known Member

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      I hope Melbourne wins. The Warriors don't deserve to lose in the big one.
       
    • Lennox Local

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      Stuff the Warriors, we all want to smash the Storm in the big one.
       
    • captainskin

      captainskin Active Member

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      I want Melbourne in the GF; I find it hard to hate or begrudge the Warriors... and I want someone in there I can 'hate'. (even though my mum used to try and tell me it is wrong to hate, but I can dislike something :s)
       
    • Chip and Chase

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

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      I think we would be pretty short priced favourites if the Warriors make it, and rightly so. However I'd prefer to play the Storm in the big one because it would be an intense game played with real feeling, worthy of a Grand Final. We have developed a real rivalry with these guys over the last 5 years, and nothing is sweeter than beating the cheats. Also want to beat them with their full strength side on the park because they still whinge about missing Smith in 2008. If we beat them next week then history cannot help but show us as the dominant side of this period, given that the Scum had to cheat to get 2 "titles". With any luck Rex, Shoulders or Choc will iron out Grub Slater as payback for Crockers effort on Brett in 2007.

      Of course the sweetener to a Manly v Melbourne GF is that Gallop will be treated like a leper. Nothing will be finer then hearing his pathetic post match speech drowned out by a cacophony of boos and abuse, shortly followed by 17 Manly players brushing him as they mount the podium to accept their premiership rings. Can't wait.
       
    • anthonyb1965

      anthonyb1965 GO Manly Premium Member 2017 Tipping Competitor

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      Has to be the the Scum for me, I have a soft spot for the Warriors but I want our boys to destroy the scum, again!!!
       
    • Cletus

      Cletus Active Member

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      I want the Warriors tonight because I think it would be a better GF to watch. The Storm are a pretty dull team to watch, the Warriors are all over the place and can produce some exciting football.
       
    • Reggie 12

      Reggie 12 Member

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      How bloody boring you turn on the footy these days and all you see are idiots doing the haka, I say piss off home you bunch of losers
       
    • Dan79

      Dan79 Active Member

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      rabbs talks about slaters trophy cabinet like it is stacked with premierships... do they keep forgetting that the current squad doesnt have premiership rings?
       
    • Ceagle

      Ceagle Well-Known Member

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      Go bru's
       
    • Cameron

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      how underrated is maloney the bloke should be NSW halfback
       
    • The Eagle

      The Eagle Well-Known Member

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      Pearce over Sowwie
       
    • Berkeley_Eagle

      Berkeley_Eagle Current Status: 24/7 Manly Fan

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      he has Inglis's boat now too
       

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