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Team To Beat!!

Discussion in 'Rugby League Forum' started by MK Eagle, May 3, 2012.

  1. MK Eagle

    MK Eagle Well-Known Member

    +247 /0
    Interesting to see Alexanders claim the Seaeagles are the team to beat.
    Must confess I agree with the call & for once, also his reasoning.
    The Seaeagles have had a massively disrupted start in 2012 & shown even at half mast there is plenty of potential to find extra gears.
    The lift in attitude & intensity against a form Bulldogs team without T Rex, Foz & with numerous players just back reinforced the teams hunger to compete when it counts.
    Who are the teams shaping as problem value for B2B titles.
    To me theres only Storm who are 5-10% better than 2011
    Brisbane who are young, strong & keen but lack some direction imo.
    Sharks who play an 80 min grind led by that freak Gallen
    Tigers /NZ - still think 1 of these will emerge at the home straight.
    Hot & Cold Cows who rely too much on JT/Bowen, though T Sims & Taumoulo are guns.
  2. HappilyManly

    HappilyManly MWTS Premium Member 2017 Tipping Competitor

    +19,021 /367
    Whoever Manly is playing in the GF is the only Team Manly needs to beat that day:p

    Dean Young also marked Manly as the Team to beat.
    Although, it will be interesting to see how the new finals format impacts on the Teams finishing in the 8.

    We know Manly won't be allowed a home final at Brookie.
    But every other Team will have the advantage of their local Supporters:mad:

    In retrospect, maybe thats why Manly perform so well in GFs under the NRL :idea:
  3. torana355

    torana355 Well-Known Member Premium Member

    +2,093 /36
    Yeah i read that article and even without the maroon and white glasses on history says we will be the team to beat come finals team if we have little injuries. Storm and Broncos will fade at the back end of the season while we will kick it up a gear. Our biggest threat will be playing St george in a finals knockout game, they simply have the wood on us.
  4. The Who

    The Who Well-Known Member Premium Member

    +7,247 /173
    We won't truly know until we get all our players back, and we come up against the Storm. It's a cliche but comps are not won in the early months. You must be close to injury-free come September. That's where Melbourne could falter.
    If you'll recall, Illawarra were certainties half way through last season, and we were only just starting to register on that well known radar.
    I have tipped Brisbane to win the minor premiership since the pre-season, but us to win the comp. I have no reason to change just yet.
  5. Crowsnestfan

    Crowsnestfan New Member

    +3 /0
    The storm may be the front runners, but will be found out come finals time, their depth isnt there, if they lose any of their salary cap beaters, dirty smith, gronk, and slide tackle slater, they will probably not even make the four.

    Brisbane, will go very close this year, they have some good young depth, you have to admire how well they are going.

    The eagles will be there again pushing for another GF spot. T-Rex foz to come back, I cant wait to see them string some good wins together.

    On a final note I hope toovs picks Georgie, I love watching him.
  6. Vyssini

    Vyssini Well-Known Member 2017 Tipping Competitor

    +601 /3
    I was tipping Brisbane to come second before the comp started- was very impressed with them in the preliminary final. They appear to have a evenly balanced squad whereby they will be able to handle injuries and suspensions. Melbourne on the other hand, although they appear to be an improved team, still are heavily dependent on their big three to remain injury-free. Out of the others, the Sharkies may make the top four but nothing more, while the team that could do damage if they got all gears to click on the day are Souffs- a lot better since Maguire took over and without the consistent inconsistency of Sandow.
  7. Mark from Brisbane

    Mark from Brisbane Living the dream Premium Member

    +19,621 /383
    Oh yes another WCC tour.....and by the way if that happens, sell your house, your girl friend, your car whatever to get enough money to come along.....as it may be a long time before it happens again!!
  8. Av8r

    Av8r Active Member Premium Member 2017 Tipping Competitor

    +178 /11
    Geez calm down Mark
  9. Oneyeagle

    Oneyeagle Active Member

    +30 /0
    I agree with Torana. The Dragons will be a biggest hurdle if we meet them in the Semi's. They know how to beat us. Make for a great GF if you could write the script.
  10. Vyssini

    Vyssini Well-Known Member 2017 Tipping Competitor

    +601 /3
    With a full strength team on a neutral ground (and without referees awarding them tries for bouncing the effen ball over the tryline) I don't fear them at all. They are not the same team that they were early last year or in 2010.
  11. dceagle

    dceagle Active Member

    +50 /0
    The only team thats can win this year, imo


    For me at this very early stage is Manly and Broncos GF
  12. G-land Express

    G-land Express Active Member

    +40 /0
    If the Sharks finish top 4 they'll have to play at SFS as well.
  13. lsz

    lsz Well-Known Member Staff Member 2017 Tipping Competitor

    +4,836 /101
    For mind a heap depends on the rep season (look at the damage it did to St George during and after last year...and the broncs)

    We get through that well then we are a good shout
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    • effnic

      effnic Well-Known Member

      +241 /16
      Would love to be the first team to ever beat the broncos in a grand final.

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