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What are our chances?

Discussion in 'Rugby League Forum' started by Matabele, Aug 27, 2005.

  1. Matabele

    Matabele Well-Known Member

    +516 /14
    Anyone think we can beat the Raiders, especially without BK?
  2. Guest

    Guest Guest

    +0 /0
    I would have to say we are no better than a 50/50 chance of beating the Raiders down there.

    It would help if we had a playmaking 5/8 who could kick goals and tackle though.

    I am looking forward to next year when we finally get a half back who can create some attack for us. We really lacked attacking options again tonight and most of our tries came from individual efforts.

    Our defence was better than against the sharks but we still looked vunerable when the opposition gets to within 10 metres of our line. We simply cannot defend close to the line.
  3. Matabele

    Matabele Well-Known Member

    +516 /14
    Orford was on fire for the Storm tonight.
  4. jamesie

    jamesie Active Member

    +30 /0
    three words :

    no F*** chance
  5. c_eagle

    c_eagle Member

    +0 /0
    I'm still hoping. Especially if the Eels can beat the Raiders tomorrow. If BK has a glimmer of a chance to show up in Canberra, he'll play.
  6. ads

    ads Well-Known Member

    +29 /1
    We'd better beat them. I am going to the game!
  7. Canteen Worker

    Canteen Worker Well-Known Member

    +215 /5
    I only saw the second half but I thought we put in defensively big time! Our lack of creative play meant we just couldn't finish off.

    We are a chance but on what I have seen this ending is going to be as bad as the season where the NE lost to Penrith in the last game.

    Manly have shown nothing to inspire any confidence that we can go down there and win.
  8. byso

    byso Well-Known Member

    +85 /0
    Dessies head should roll!
  9. Magic_Menzies

    Magic_Menzies Member

    +0 /0
    In my opinion if Witt plays Manly will win - it's clear that Monaghan can't run things by himself.

    It's funny, when Manly were winning we had Witt playing, then we lose 2 games (Bulldogs & Dragons) and he gets dropped.
  10. KaZa

    KaZa Well-Known Member

    +327 /22
    Mata, where did hear hear BK was out? He had concussion i assume but that bloke probably will be back next week.

    For us to win we need to stop playing forwards at 5/8.. get a real one.. and put Beaver back to the trio of a backrow.. which is how we started the season.

    Were all eels supporters today.. lets hope the raiders lose today so it can be easier for us to beat them next week. (theyll have nothing to play for)
  11. Corso_Pete

    Corso_Pete Well-Known Member Premium Member 2017 Tipping Competitor

    +46 /0

    very true Kaza, the slimes will have my support today. As for our season, well we still have a heart beat and whilst there is signs of life I will have hope. We may be on life support but I for one will not be turning off the heart/lung machine just yet.
  12. Utility Player

    Utility Player Well-Known Member

    +514 /6
    If Parra win I wonder if Jason Smith will miss last game. I think he is playing injured at the moment so if they have nothing to play for why risk him. Might be our only chance
  13. Guest

    Guest Guest

    +0 /0
    Peter said this morning that knowing Bk he will play against the raiders. Noting seems to be able to stop him (thinkfully). If only we could clone another 16 of him.
  14. Crushercleal

    Crushercleal Active Member

    +3 /0
    We can only win if BK plays and Witt kicks everything on offer. Simple.
  15. Fluffy

    Fluffy Well-Known Member

    +5,615 /203
    Well parra did us a favour
  16. Utility Player

    Utility Player Well-Known Member

    +514 /6
    Wonder if the Raiders hate us more than they hate the Roosters (Ricky and Finch & Joel being there and all) Will have to wait until Raiders team is announced later in the week I guess
  17. Ryan

    Ryan Well-Known Member

    +9,384 /402
    We are by FAR the worst team going on form in the competition right now. I just don't understand how you people STILL actually hope after 9 from 10 losses.

    Des Hasler inspires FEATS of mediocrity. As the "golden boy" he was labelled at a sponsors luncheon, he will be there win / lose or DRAW.
  18. Guest

    Guest Guest

    +0 /0
    Parramatta have done us a big favour in beating the Raiders yesterday.

    The simple fact is that we have everything to play for and the Raiders have nothing. We should win.

    But it wouldn't surprise me that if BK doesn't play that we could get beaten like we did against Penrith when Sharp was coach.

    Then on the other hand we could win easily as I expect the Raiders players, fans and coaching staff will spend the entire 80 minutes laughing their heads off at the fact that we took monaghan off theoir hands and are playing his as our number 1 playmaker.

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