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Revenge of the Eagles

Discussion in 'Rugby League Forum' started by Crusher_Cleal, Jun 23, 2014.

  1. Crusher_Cleal

    Crusher_Cleal Well-Known Member

    +762 /21
    For those NBA followers, it was interesting to see how the San Antonio Spurs put aside last season's devastating Finals loss to the Miami Heat (they blew that series) to come back very strong this season, take the # 1 seed in the ultra-competitive Western Conference, and swipe aside the Heat to win the Finals and gain a measure of revenge from the previous season. The Spurs openly stated in the playoffs that they were seeking to avenge the previous year, while the Heat in the end admitted they didn't have the hunger this year.

    Similarly, we've seen Manly rebound very well this season after the GF devastation of last year, to sit #1 with 10 or so rounds to go. We haven't heard much out of the players mouths, but I would be very surprised if they weren't focused on gaining revenge for last year. It takes great mental strength to back-up strongly after previous season heart-break, and, like the Spurs, I think they will use this hunger to finish one better this year (and hopefully take out the Roosters in the process!)

    What are your thoughts?
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    • Bradza

      Bradza Well-Known Member 2017 Tipping Competitor

      +790 /9
      I like the analogy. A colleague at work (Parra fan) who follows the NBA said to me about two months back that he thought the Spurs were very much like Manly. A tough bunch of players without big egos who play as a team and seem to always be up near the top at the end of the season.

      Let's hope the similarities continue to October.
    • bob dylan

      bob dylan Well-Known Member Premium Member 2017 Tipping Competitor

      +6,440 /192
      Tough yes but without big ego's??

      Maybe only Foz, Lyon and Ballin.
    • HappilyManly

      HappilyManly MWTS Premium Member 2017 Tipping Competitor

      +19,035 /368
      Egos not a dirty word - lack of it would have them content at backyard footy :cool:
    • Chip and Chase

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

      +8,618 /80
      Basketball is a $hit sport.
    • Alan

      Alan Well-Known Member

      +522 /0
      Only if your under 195cm tall.
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      • Stevo

        Stevo Well-Known Member

        +1,401 /56
        Good post. Ima spurs fan. They are a lot like us except that not everyone hates them.
      • KOMORI

        KOMORI Born and bred an Eagle

        +3,716 /62
        I played basketball... Once.

        Apparently "crash tackling" is some sort of "foul"

        Skirts :)

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