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The 2015 Top 8 and the Spoon, pick yours now

Discussion in 'Rugby League Forum' started by Mark from Brisbane, Oct 10, 2014.

  1. Mark from Brisbane

    Mark from Brisbane Living the dream Premium Member

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    Firstly doesn't have to be in order of 1 to 8, just which teams you think will make the 8.

    Also, your biggest improver and the opposite of this your biggest slider AND your Wooden Spooner

    And I'll start,

    I think the Top 8 will be relatively the same in 2015 as it was at the end of 2014, so in no particular order Manly / Rabbits / Roosters / Penrith / Cowboys / Bulldogs / Broncos & the new addition, the Eels.

    Dropping out of the 8 will be the Storm and coming in will be Parramatta, and so the Storm is my big slider, I think the "big 3" are at the end of their dominance , and Parramatta (especially if they add Watmough) will be the biggest improver.

    The Storm will not go down without a fight, but perhaps like the Eels this year will pull up just a point or so short of the mark.

    Its hard not to see the Sharks at the bottom again but I think they'll hopefully have the drugs deal over by then and so I predict the Titans might take that mantle up and get the Spoon in 2015.

    As to our position in the 8, too far out and too many potential changes in personnel to pick this early, if we get a mass exodus then even making the 8 will be an issue, but I'm confident that's not going to happen and I reckon we will be in the bottom half of the 8 in 2015.

    Over to you
     
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    • Kevinward777

      Kevinward777 Well-Known Member

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      Souths, Roosters, Cows, Manly, Bulldogs, Panthers, Storm, Broncos.
      Biggest movers Broncos. Wooden Spoon St George. Same 8 as this year with positional changes inside the 8.
       
    • The Who

      The Who Well-Known Member

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      I agree that Illawarra will be the Spooners for 2015, from the Faders.
      I think the 'Riff may win the minor premiership, from Souffs and the Boncos. The Worriers must get into the eight this year - surely. They have so much young talent.
      The big improvers will be the Sharks; they have a good roster and surely can't have such a terrible run of bad luck again.
      I think we'll scrape into the eight.
       
    • EagleRock40

      EagleRock40 Well-Known Member

      Top 8, no particular order - Manly, Roosters, Panthers, Parra, Canterbury, Souths, Cowboys, Knights.
      Spoon - Dragons
      Big Improvers - Parra and Knights. parra may sneak a top 4 spot, Knighst will win half their games so will probably make the 8.
      Sliders - Souths. They will finish 4th-8th, no Sam Burgess or Teo and we've all seen how hard it is for teams to be consistent the following year after winning the comp.
       
    • Killer03

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      I think the big improvers will be the Tigers. This year they showed some glimpses of being a serious top 8 team, only to be derailed by instability at the club.

      The Tigers have a team which is young, but now have 1 more year of experience for Brooks, Sironen, Tedesco etc. I'm not saying they'll challenge for the title, but I think Jason Taylor will do similar to what he did with the rabbits in 07 when he took them into a creditable 7th.
       
    • NYEagle

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      Manly will run about 3rd or 4th next year.
      The rest of the 8 will be about the same. Agree with Mark - Eels in, Storm out.
      Wooden spoon: Titans
       
    • bones

      bones Bones Knows Premium Member 2016 Tipping Competitor

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      Top 8 in no particular order:

      Broncos, Eels, Bulldogs, Panthers, Roosters, Rabbits, Tigers and Cowboys.

      Edit- Spoon: Raiders
       
    • pjayz

      pjayz Well-Known Member Premium Member

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      Top 8: Manly, Roosters, Rabbits, Bulldogs, Parra, Penrith, Broncos, Cowboys

      Spoon: Titans
      Improvers: Parra & Tigers (Tigers to just miss the 8)
      Sliders: Storm
      Manly: 5 or 6th
       
    • mickqld

      mickqld Sack Greenslime 2016 Tipping Competitor

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      1. Panthers
      2. Dogs
      3. Vermin
      4. Cows
      5. Rorters
      6. Broncos
      7. Warriors
      8. Eels

      9. Tigers
      10. Storm
      11. Knights
      12. Manly
      13. Sharks
      14. Dragons
      15. Titans
      Spoon Raiders
       
    • Harry

      Harry Active Member

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      Final next season will be between the Roosters and Souths
      So my 8 are
      Roosters, Rabbits, Panthers, Cowboys, Broncos, Eels, Storm, Tigers ( Manly just missing out ) Dragons Gooooooooooone Wooden spoon
       
    • anthonyb1965

      anthonyb1965 GO Manly Premium Member 2016 Tipping Competitor

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      1. Broncos
      2. Penrith
      3. Manly
      4. Cows
      5. South's
      6. Bulldogs
      7. Eels
      8. Sharks

      9. Warriors
      10. Storm
      11. Roosters
      12. Tigers
      13. Titans
      14. Dragons
      15. Knights
      16. Raiders
       
    • mickqld

      mickqld Sack Greenslime 2016 Tipping Competitor

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      Our last 7 games we scored 114 and had 170 against. One of the worst records of any team at the end of the season and it will flow into next year. Our defense totally went to sht from rd 21 onwards.
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      We never do well in the mid decade years.
       
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      • Andrew..

        Andrew.. Well-Known Member 2016 Tipping Competitor

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        Bones....any particular reason why you don't think Manly can make the top 8 ?

        Otherwise, same as Mark Eels to replace Storm but sharks for the spoon.
         
      • bones

        bones Bones Knows Premium Member 2016 Tipping Competitor

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        Yes
         
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        • Andrew..

          Andrew.. Well-Known Member 2016 Tipping Competitor

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          Would you care to elaborate or are you just happy to collect likes.
           
        • bob dylan

          bob dylan Well-Known Member Premium Member 2016 Tipping Competitor

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          Broncos
          Penrith
          Cows
          Souths
          Bulldogs
          Warriors
          Storm
          Roosters
           
        • Ralphie

          Ralphie Well-Known Member Premium Member 2016 Tipping Competitor

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          Wow, what is the fascination with the donkeys. Bennett proved last season that he is more than capable of coaching a bottom 8 team. The donkeys are an unhappy lot with a weaker and older forward pack than last year. Milford is as over rated a player as I've seen, Hodges hamstring won't go the distance, Barba is a shell of a player and if they get darius I will seriously piss myself laughing.

          They will finish about the same position in 2015 as they did in 2014.
           
        • Disco

          Disco Well-Known Member

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          Tigers will be the big improvers for sure

          Tedesco, Nofoaluma, Simona, Moses, Brooks, Sironon, Lodge and Woods is a seriously good young framework for a team, through in Farah and Galloway and you are not far off a top 4 team

          I'm predicting 5th-6th

          Once they clear out Blair, Moltzen and Halutua etc and completement the above with a quality edge and middle backrower then they will be a premiership force

          We will be Top 4, Storm will slide slightly

          Warriors as always will be a wildcard

          Knights, Dragons, Raiders and Sharks to struggle
           
        • Ralphie

          Ralphie Well-Known Member Premium Member 2016 Tipping Competitor

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          In Red Above, breaking news, Watmough to the tigpies!
           
        • Andrew..

          Andrew.. Well-Known Member 2016 Tipping Competitor

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          At this point in time we have arguably one of the best fullbacks in the game the best centre pairing and the best halves...can't see us missing the 8
           
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