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thats more like the roosters I know

Discussion in 'Rugby League Forum' started by susan, Mar 3, 2013.

  1. susan

    susan Well-Known Member

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    I have a big wrap on the roosters roster and they should go well but there is always a good chance something will go wrong with this lot off the field so it was great to see Mr Ibrahim front and centre at their season launch.Not the brightest idea but at least we know their club ethos hasn't changed since Fairyfax and co were doing the eccie shuffle around the cross in the 80"s.
     
  2. mickqld

    mickqld Sack Greenslime 2017 Tipping Competitor

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    If their new coach is as well schooled and disciplined as Maquire at Souffs then they will be a force.
     
  3. susan

    susan Well-Known Member

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    Yep Mick I think he may be a keeper.
     
  4. The Who

    The Who Well-Known Member

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    I'm not convinced. Let's wait till the half-way point to see if this team of promises actually fulfils on the field. It takes more than a few costly imports to turn around a club with such a toxic culture as East. I have them missing the eight.
    Souffs, on the other hand, will be a top four team, imo. They have been building. Easts just expect instant gratification. They remind me of the NSW Waratahs. Always promise, rarely deliver. So they trumpet the arrival of Falau. He's going to turn them around... and he's a failure, so far.
    Just substitute Money-Bill for Falau and you have the same scenario for Easts.
     
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    • bones

      bones Bones Knows

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      If I had to predict a GF (without choosing Manly) I'd pick Roosters Vs Rabbits. There would be a fair bit of emotion in that game.
       
    • Hamster Huey

      Hamster Huey Space Invader Premium Member

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      I wouldn't think Souths have done anything different to the Roosters in seeking a quick solution. Check out their last 5 years of recruitment and they've been very active in chasing and purchasing marquee players from all over the NRL. Many that were in their NYC Grand Final team were not promoted into their NRL squad in subsequent years, unlike our influx of kids out of there and into the top 25.

      Success last year may now build a 'culture' of success into this year, but let's not get carried away thinking they've built a first-grade squad on anything but paying overs and Rusty's influence, to this point.
       
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      • ManlyBacker

        ManlyBacker Winging it Staff Member

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        12th :)
         
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        • tookey

          tookey Well-Known Member 2017 Tipping Competitor

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          The roosters are destined to always fail because Politis demands instant sucess which doesn't happen in rugby league.

          SBW will spend a lot of time injured and their season will gradually fall apart.
           
        • Hamster Huey

          Hamster Huey Space Invader Premium Member

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          They've trialled well without him.
           
        • Lord Eagleton

          Lord Eagleton Well-Known Member

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          If any team can find a way to f'k it up, its Easts. This i have faith in.
          Things dont always go to plan. Whats their contingency plan like when 1 or 2 big name recruits go down injured for a few weeks? Will the players replacing the big name players fit in to the team well? This is where Easts will come undone imo
           
        • Shoe1

          Shoe1 Well-Known Member

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          They have excellent depth players like cheerington and symonds ;0)
           
        • Hamster Huey

          Hamster Huey Space Invader Premium Member

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          I don't know any team that won't be unaffected losing 1 or 2 big names. Look at our records when we are without Lyon, for example.
           
        • SeaEagleRock8

          SeaEagleRock8 Sea Eagle Lach Staff Member Premium Member 2017 Tipping Competitor

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          It''s only a matter of time until some team that was a dud the previous year charges through to take the premiership. Dogs almost did it last year. There have been several in that category that have made the grand final recently, without actually winning. Chooks are a chance this year.
           

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