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Powderpuffs to intimidators....

Discussion in 'Rugby League Forum' started by maxta, Feb 10, 2016.

  1. maxta

    maxta Well-Known Member 2016 Tipping Competitor

    Toowoomba, Queensland
    +2,506 /63
    So much to anticipate leading into the 2016 season , but really can't wait to see the Manly pack step up & have teams worried in the trenches, winning back that tough middle reputation that has recently gone missing.
    In 2015 opposition teams were just dominating & having a laugh in most games.
    Really expect the old steely experience of Myles, mixed with the raw power of Kapow will already have teams booking a day off after their Manly clash this year, particularly adding the enforcer Lussick to rattle a few cages & the already powerful defender Trjobovic to step up again mixed with these boys.
    There will always be a variation of expectation leading up to a new season, but there's no doubt with the recruitment - this side now has the potential to earn back respect in the trenches.
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    • manlyfan76

      manlyfan76 Parra Trolls are the best. Premium Member 2016 Tipping Competitor

      Anywhere but Parramatta
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      The day the tigers steam rolled our forwards was the lowest of days. We were not Manly that day. I expect attitude in defense to define our season.
    • Rex

      Rex Well-Known Member

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      We don't normally look to pre-season scores to gauge NRL form. Why? Firstly, because it's largely a story of our reserves playing their reserves.

      This was also largely the story of last year's NRL season - except our reserves were playing their firsts.

      Getting a firsts team on the field again will be a very welcome change. And our firsts this year appear (on paper) mouth-wateringly stronger than our firsts last year.
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      • tookey

        tookey Well-Known Member 2016 Tipping Competitor

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        Our pack would look so much better with Klemmer in it
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        • Chip and Chase

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

          +6,295 /44
          Let's not get too carried away, we'll be better than last year for sure, but I don't think we'll be quite in the "most feared" pack discussions just yet. If we can hold our own against the better forward packs then that will be a massive step up from last year, and given the quality of our backline holding our own is all we need to do in the middle, anything more is a bonus.
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          • Mals

            Mals Well-Known Member Premium Member 2016 Tipping Competitor

            Pennant Hills
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            Agreed. Thanks to Fozzy Bear for leaving so we could spend money on our pack :)
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            • robbiea

              robbiea Well-Known Member 2016 Tipping Competitor

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              Don't forget the "powderpuffs" were a team ravaged by injury for 2/3 of the season & missed out by one game from getting into the finals..
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              • ALinda

                ALinda Well-Known Member 2016 Tipping Competitor

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                But I think we should just be happy with what we've got :clap:
              • maxta

                maxta Well-Known Member 2016 Tipping Competitor

                Toowoomba, Queensland
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                Maybe...but from game 1 against the Eels the pack was monstered...even at "Full strength" it lacked any intimidation...I mean who was out injured that had the mongrel of these new boys anyway?? Starling or Lawrence- better options yes...intimidators - No
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                • Loobs

                  Loobs I am not really Scott Penn Premium Member

                  +6,742 /267
                  This entire thread is very disrespectful to last off seasons marquee recruit Luke Burgess!
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                  • SeaEagle21

                    SeaEagle21 Well-Known Member Premium Member

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                    Hasson Too!!!
                  • Fluffy

                    Fluffy Well-Known Member

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                    Hasson is in Maxta's full strength team over Buhrer and Starling

                    Maybe the goat photos have some fans in them as well
                  • maxta

                    maxta Well-Known Member 2016 Tipping Competitor

                    Toowoomba, Queensland
                    +2,506 /63
                    Hopefully a stitch up there Fluffy......Buhrer in truth would be in my 17 everyday & Starling , though not a massive fan...has Castrol Hasson covered all day.
                    Gotta see these goat photos... so I get what everyone is talking about...
                    If I was to leave Buhrer out it is purely injury related & Starling.....lucky to make my 17 , simple as that.

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