- May 25, 2017
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Look I could well be proven well wrong here, but I’m not so sure the Storm will be the force of years gone by. Losing Smith is enormous for them. Think Brady leaving the Patriots - and look how that worked out for New England this year. There are s lot of similarities to Brady/Bellicheck and Scam/Bellamy. Bellamy has only ever won with Cam in his side (lost as nsw coach). Despite the other good players at Melb, Cam was the puppeteer and I think far more influential than the coach. There is no bigger pressure on a coach this year to prove a point than Bellamy. Grant is going to be a great player, but he ain’t there yet. Time will tell, but I have a feeling they will slide right down the table this year, possibly may miss the 8 if injuries catch up with them.They’re all pretty much the same for the top 6.
Every year there is a team that “over achieves” and others that disappoint.
Do the young Panthers back it up or dwell in their disappointment?
How do the Storm go post Cam?
Can Sam Walker lead the Chooks week in week out?
Teams from 6-12 are really only a win or three apart generally which could be a refs call either way.
Most teams are a major injury or two to a key player and their season could be on tilt.
Realistically see us somewhere 6-10.
Every year there are 16 teams that all think they can make the 8, 8 of those think they can make the top 4, 4 realistically think they can win it.
You’d think the winner will be one of the usual suspects.
For those that have any sense of pride for our Legendary club those facts stated by you are are a big disappointment and a gross injustice to the proud History of our club@BOZO , as Ive stated, but no-one seems to soak in, is that in our last 10 games, we've won once. In that span, our against is only on average 2 simple points off being the record for leagues worst, EVER - only a 1999 Western Suburbs Magpies unit outdoing us.
How is this not highlighted, and Hasler held to account for this?
To be honest (and it was the same early last year) I don’t mind getting sone of the good teams early. Most Teams will be rusty and we are all in that boat so levels it up a bit. I’d also rather lose to teams who are going to be good early rather than drop games against lesser teams.It's great to believe in the team and hope we can turn things around, but there's very little evidence to suggest that we will. Our superstar fullback is injured - again. We still don't have a recognised hooker. Our depth is relatively poor. The draw isn't favourable. And last year we were absolutely ****house. As Ryan points out, almost historically ****house. So it's no surprise that people don't expect us to make the eight. But none of it will matter if we start winning games of footy.
Who cares at the end of the day you say?I remember seeing top-8 predications earlier in the year where Manly snuck into more punters 8 than were left out.
Who cares at the end of the day.
It's not even remotely unbiased - Soward listing the dragons where he...had his best years; Renouf listing Broncos where he...had his best (and only) years. Laughable. Next up will be Greg Florimo giving his top 8 - which includes North Sydney Bears.....
Schuster I am more excited for 2022, this year he will learn his trade of foran and will be a huge threat in 2022 for us.I see us having a better season than last year..
There's just too much improvement and luck needed to be a major force in 2021..
Toms hammys seem shot.. if he can't get thru 80% of the season we can't be there when it's all said and done..
Our centres need to step up massively from last year.. once Tom went down, our wingers and centres decided to close shop and never looked dangerous.. we need whoever plays those positions this year to actually step up and contribute. Score trys, stop trys.. not just wait for Tom to gift them trys..
Hooker will be roughly same as last year.. second rate players then, have second rate players now (or out of position players like cust..won't call him second rate just yet)
I'm excited the most about Schuster and Foran.. for mine it's an absolute no brainer that foz is 6 . On his day he absolutely dominates his opponents and we need that to give DCE a break.. kid had 5 defenders on him every 5th tackle last year and literally no one else was there to make plays .
Schuster needs to learn from him and DCE for a season or 2 ala Glenn Stewart under bk...
We should make the 8.. even with a few injuries we should make 8.. but for the team to be in contention for the gf I think a whole lot needs to to right and I can't see it happening ...