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Where's our luck this season...??!!

Discussion in 'Rugby League Forum' started by PCam, Aug 3, 2010.

  1. PCam

    PCam New Member

    +0 /0
    Thinking back over the season to-date, i don't reckon we've had our 'rub-of-the-green' so far...??

    How many dropped balls and leangth of the field trys against us this year... is it three...?? Mullen last night and 2 x Kevin Gordon vs Titans...

    Luck will turn i reckon...as there are many 50/50 calls that don't seem to go our way either. Even last night, we copped a couple of soft ruck penalties, and the Knights certainly held us down more than those in the second half, particularly early...
  2. Darren

    Darren Well-Known Member

    +560 /20
    problem is luck and class don't go hand in hand
  3. Stiffi

    Stiffi Active Member 2017 Tipping Competitor

    +118 /0
    They say u make your own luck. Put it this way if we play better we don't put ourselves in a position to lose!!
  4. eagles2win

    eagles2win Well-Known Member

    +494 /0
    Agree with this 100%. The team shows up in the right frame of mind and they can belt anyone. You only have to look at how the team came out last night and you could tell they weren't up for it.
  5. PCam

    PCam New Member

    +0 /0
    Yes, you make your own luck to some extent, but at some point things either go your way or don't regardless of effort, class etc...

    Love the old Steve Waugh saying, 'form is temporary, class is permanent'.
    This Manly team certainly fits that category (for the majority anyway). Our record over the past 3-4 years is great compared to everyone but the Storm (and we all know how that happened!).

    For sure, Des will be FURIOUS over the effort last night...and the boys should be embarassed...
  6. susan

    susan Well-Known Member

    +2,357 /56
    the bad luck we had re tigers and parra was made up for by our very good luck re souths and cowboys.Over 26 rounds we cant blame luck.

    what we can blame is the fact that we have been at the top of the penalty counts against for the last  2 years.

    penalty = repeat set = try

    statistically the vast majority of tries come on the back of repeat sets.

    we need to get off quicker and back our defence. give me a fast 6 to deal with anytime versus a slow 18.
  7. DSM5

    DSM5 Well-Known Member

    +516 /0
    Yes Susan, it's those stupid stupid penalties.  Des should have the stats on just who is responsible and hook him.  It's not acceptable to lie on players for an eternity, and I saw it again and again last night.  It's just lazy and it must really get up the nose of others who have to defend.  I can't understand why Des tolerates it. 
  8. Mark from Brisbane

    Mark from Brisbane Living the dream Premium Member

    +19,643 /383
    Spot on, take those first 4 or 5 penalties out the game last night and how many tries would have Drugcastle scored, probably none and the game could have had a different ending all together.

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