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Over confident/considered losing?

Discussion in 'Rugby League Forum' started by COMMANDER, Sep 22, 2011.

  1. COMMANDER

    COMMANDER IF YOU DO NOT TRY YOU CAN NOT FAIL

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    Seems like every Manly fan is not even considering the possibility of a loss!

    We are in a good place going into this one but anything can happen in these finals games, just ask Wests!

    A poor start, run of penalty's against you, bounce of the ball and things can go wrong.

    Brisbane are no chumps, even without Lockyear. They may even be better without him.

    Hope the team has a good mindset.
     
  2. lismore_fan

    lismore_fan Well-Known Member

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    You've been living in Brisbane too long, Commander!

    Time to move south of the Storey Bridge for a while - there is more sunshine south of the border than you might think!
     
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    • COMMANDER

      COMMANDER IF YOU DO NOT TRY YOU CAN NOT FAIL

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      mate I hope your 20+ prediction comes off!
       
    • wombatgc

      wombatgc Well-Known Member Premium Member 2017 Tipping Competitor

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      have considered it. I just think Des has got these blokes in a really superior mind-set.Even if we cop some bullshiit penalties, and the run of play goes the other way, I'm confident the boys will not lose the plot. Might be heart attack stuff, but I'm quietly confident.
       
    • SeaEagleRock8

      SeaEagleRock8 Sea Eagle Lach Staff Member Premium Member 2017 Tipping Competitor

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      True what CC says, there will be a large number of totally stunned Sea Eagle fans in a daze should the unthinkable happen.

      I'll be one of them, I see zero chance of a loss :)

      Des has sent this team out with their game heads on almost every time this year, they won't falter now.
       
    • Mark from Brisbane

      Mark from Brisbane Living the dream Premium Member

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      As much as I'd like to say "wash yur mouth out CC"...he is right, we do need to steel ourselves if this happens, football is a funny game, like horse racing, we have seen many dead set favourites fall at the final hurdle.....this is far from "job already done"...and lets just hope the players know that as well...over confidence is a real game killer
       
    • WAMF

      WAMF Well-Known Member

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      Failure, whilst a possibility, is not an option.
       
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      • Mark from Brisbane

        Mark from Brisbane Living the dream Premium Member

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        WAMF you going to join us in next wekeend in Sydney???
         
      • WAMF

        WAMF Well-Known Member

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        Mate, not looking good at this stage. In previous years, I booked flights ect for the GF back in April/May but I admit I wasn't as confident of going all the way this year, back then. Right now, flight prices are really scary and over the top. No possibility of using FF points either :(
         
      • HappilyManly

        HappilyManly MWTS Premium Member 2017 Tipping Competitor

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        Hope Springs Eternal :angel:

        There are enough doubters, we dont need to boost their number.
        I am riding the optimism wave till it stops, be it this week or the next; its more fun than expectations of losing :)
         
      • Mac Man

        Mac Man Active Member

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        Even bennett said no lockyer..no brisbane...
         
      • BOZO

        BOZO Well-Known Member 2017 Tipping Competitor

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        Confidence breeds arrogance and success. Favourites only fail if they loose focus. WE will **** those broncos big time!!!
         
      • bones

        bones Bones Knows

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        Manly have already played the broncos without Lockyer this year. Flogged them at Suncorp. They will do it again.
         
      • BOZO

        BOZO Well-Known Member 2017 Tipping Competitor

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        Sticks and stones may break your bones but they will never break your Sea Eagles Spirit bones.
         
      • KOMORI

        KOMORI Born and bred an Eagle

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        I'm quietly confident about this particular game as I believe that Brisbane have been riding the Darren Lockyer wave of hysteria for the last month or so (that can only last so long) and I also feel that they played their GF last week.

        Until this week we have been very effectively under the radar and disregarding the infamous brawl, unhyped. Even now it's not about us winning: it's all about how hated we are... And I believe that's to our advantage :)

        Regardless, I'm proud of our boys and how far they've come this year :)
         
      • Berkeley_Eagle

        Berkeley_Eagle Current Status: 24/7 Manly Fan

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        You could drive perhaps
         
      • bob dylan

        bob dylan Well-Known Member Premium Member 2017 Tipping Competitor

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        I went to the 1997 Grand Final vs The Knights without considering a loss. We had beaten them the previous 11 times or something stupid. It was all but sewn up with 20 minutes to go, the rest is history.

        Yeah if we get beaten it will be a shock, but boy we have had a great season, and just like the Bronco's we can really look forward to 2012.
         
      • Stevo

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        I see it as a 60-40 proposition. If we get a few trys on early it should be an easy day at the office. However, i think it will be a bit closer than that. Put it this way, the Broncs are paying good money. Almost too good not to back. I'm manly through and through, but $3?
         
      • DSM5

        DSM5 Well-Known Member

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        Our coach is way to smart to let complacency and over-confidence creep into the team. Plus we don't have big-headed egos (ala Wests/Tigers) in the team. A win here and by plenty. Am I ever wrong?
         
      • WAMF

        WAMF Well-Known Member

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        My best hope is that the West Coast Eagles make it through to the AFL final in which case Qantas and Virgin may put on extra flights for that purpose. From Melbourne, I could pretty much walk :)
         

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