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Our road to the GF

Discussion in 'Rugby League Forum' started by simon_eagle, Sep 3, 2012.

  1. simon_eagle

    simon_eagle Well-Known Member

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    Okay, for those who are obviously not as slow as me, you already know know what I'm about to write.. but for those who are not....

    If we beat the Bulldogs on Friday night we go straight to the Prelim final to take on either Souths or the Storm --- or less likely but possibly --- the Raiders or Sharks. If we end up playing Souths or the Storm, it would mean that they lost in week 1.

    If we lose to the Bulldogs on Friday night we play a Semi Final game against either the Cowboys or the Broncos. Most likely at the SFS. Should be easy enough.

    We then, of course, have to play our Prelim final and the oppenents will either be Souths or the Storm. This time though, it will depend on who won in week 1 -- thus meaning that this team will likely be a lot fresher for the week off.

    Summary: Obviously, a win on Friday night and the week off is ideal, but if we do happen to lose, it certainly will not signal the end of the road for us. Regardless, we will end up playing either Souths or the Storm in the Prelim -- thus opening the door for a horrible prospect.......... something I don't event want to think about ;-) - I think you all know what I'm talking about.
     
  2. The Who

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    Yes. Friday night is primarily about bragging rights, and gaining a week off.
    The knock-out games for us start in week two or three.
     
  3. EagleNEST

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    Nice summary.

    I am confident in all scenarios. As long as we play for the 80
     
  4. The Who

    The Who Well-Known Member

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    All the top five teams have 'arrived' in good shape, physically. We've lost Wolfie and Farrer, which is a small injury toll. The other contenders have all their big guns in action. It's quite unusual.
     
  5. Crusher_Cleal

    Crusher_Cleal Well-Known Member

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    Considering all the injury dramas we've had all year, to only be without Wolf this week, is quite a coup.
     
  6. Boozo

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    Can someone here help me out? I don't understand the home or away scenarios. In a nutshell: Is there any possibility of us playing a final anywhere outside Sydney in Week 2 or 3 ?
     
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    • EagleRock40

      EagleRock40 Well-Known Member

      i think the only chance outside of Sydney is if we happen to lose this week, Melbourne win, and we make it to week 3 - it will be a GF qualifier in Melbourne
       
    • Chip and Chase

      Chip and Chase True Supporter Staff Member Administrator Premium Member 2016 Tipping Competitor

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      2008 we didn't lose a finals game. In fact we smashed all 3 games, ending up with a for and against of 110-12

      2011 we didn't lose a finals game. We cruised through all 3 games, ending up with a for and against of 92-32

      If it aint broke, don't fix it. Let's stick to what we are good at, starting with opening a can of whoopass on the Dogs come Friday night.
       
    • simon_eagle

      simon_eagle Well-Known Member

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      Spot on. That is our only chance of playing outside Sydney.
       
    • Peter C

      Peter C Well-Known Member

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      Worries me a bit though, we have rarely lost our first semi final when it was NOT an elimination final, the only two that I can remember was in 1978, when we first lost to Cronulla and came back to win the GF, and the other was in 1991 when we lost to North Sydney and had to play Canberra, we were very wounded for that match and just lost, lets just hope it doesn't become a bashathon.
       
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      • BOZO

        BOZO Well-Known Member 2016 Tipping Competitor

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        We are not going to lose another game this year , and the rest is history !!!
         
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        • lsz

          lsz Well-Known Member Staff Member 2016 Tipping Competitor

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          We also lost to Newcastle in 2006 and went out to 0 the next week v saints (BK's last game)
           
        • simon_eagle

          simon_eagle Well-Known Member

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          Yes, that night against Saints was awful. Spent Sunday going through a few games that I had on VHS.. from 2005. I forgot that we won 10 straight at Brooky that year and with about 10 round to go we were coming in 2nd spot. It must be said that 2006 really was an underachievement, particularly the final series. We have made up for it since, mind..
           
        • conanu

          conanu Well-Known Member Premium Member

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          That was our first real finals series under Des. Its what the Bulldogs are about to go through, although Des has more experience than he did back then.
           
        • lsz

          lsz Well-Known Member Staff Member 2016 Tipping Competitor

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          I was at that Saints game, with a heap of saints fans

          We struggled to back up from the knights game which was pretty brutal (from memory)
           
        • DSM5

          DSM5 Well-Known Member 2016 Tipping Competitor

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          From memory, wasn't BK playing on one leg and we had others out through injury. I was there and the Goons players looked like they were on steroids.
           
        • simon_eagle

          simon_eagle Well-Known Member

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          I think you're right. BK played most of his two seasons with us busted... but still tried harder than anybody else. One of the greats.
           
        • lsz

          lsz Well-Known Member Staff Member 2016 Tipping Competitor

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          Just looked it up - had forgotten how close that year was

          http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/2006_NRL_season
           
        • Townsville Eagle

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          What I will never like is that a team finishing 5th, Cowboys, gets a home final and Manly finishing 4th plays away. I know it has been said before but the whole lot is rubbish.
           

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