General NRL 2018 Round 5 - General Discussion

Mr Frank White

Mr Frank White

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I think that is unfair not only on JT but also on the Warriors. This is a tight competition and it doesn't take much to be off the pace. You can only play as good as the other team lets you.

I have to say though I don't know how Ivan Cleary is doing it with the Tigers. They are not a team of rock stars, but they are winning against very good sides.
Tigers are barely scraping by though.
They arent in the same league as the Dragons or us.
Them and the Roosters are the pretenders in the top 4. If the Knights can stay scrappy, I'm betting they'll knock one of those two out.
 
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bruce

bruce

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Pretty sure he’s basing it off the season so far not just the Warriors game.
JT is legend no doubt, I’m a huge fan of his whole career.
Maybe he’s played at such an amazing level for so long that it’s always expected.
But I do tend to agree with Brandy. He doesn’t look the same.
Was funny when Bramdy said it, the panel reacted like it was almost blasphemous lol
They are a club that has spent hugely on big stars like JT and Taumalolo and a lot of their players are relatively ordinary.

I based my comment on watching from the ground, the Cowboys players did turn up. They played a much harder game than it might have looked. It was like they were waiting for the Warriors to crack, but they didn't. That sort of thing wears a side down mentally.

That also happened with Souths and the Roosters especially. Almost like we are rocks stars WTF are you? They sure found out.
 
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Horriors2013

Horriors2013

Great finish to a scrappy game with one of the NZ boys getting the winning field goal.

Tigers a bit of a surprise packet this year. All defense to, I wonder how long until they shake off their entertainers tag they have been carrying since 2005.
Yeah I reckon. No entertainment in that club this year. Yet They're still given the tag. Like the huge Warriors forwards lmao.

This is how Cleary starts off at a club. He drills defence into them first year. Then slowly let's their attack expand.
 
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Off The Bench

Off The Bench

I think that is unfair not only on JT but also on the Warriors. This is a tight competition and it doesn't take much to be off the pace. You can only play as good as the other team lets you.

I have to say though I don't know how Ivan Cleary is doing it with the Tigers. They are not a team of rock stars, but they are winning against very good sides.

Our team was shit an he took us to the finals
 
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Pozza

Pozza

Pretty sure he’s basing it off the season so far not just the Warriors game.
JT is legend no doubt, I’m a huge fan of his whole career.
Maybe he’s played at such an amazing level for so long that it’s always expected.
But I do tend to agree with Brandy. He doesn’t look the same.
Was funny when Bramdy said it, the panel reacted like it was almost blasphemous lol
Brandy was 100% correct. Cronk didn’t have a lot to say about JT after the game did he.
Parker’s still got a hard on for Bennett. Was Brandy the only one who picked the 3 games correctly
 
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Inruin

Inruin

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Did anyone else notice in the knights broncos game whenever Matt Lodge touched the ball the whole crowd booed? Every time.
 
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RiceOwl

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Did anyone else notice in the knights broncos game whenever Matt Lodge touched the ball the whole crowd booed? Every time.
Would love to see that happen here next week if I am honest with you. Good to have a villain and he fits the bill nicely. Saw him get a bit grubby and try and touch someone up in the play the ball in the Knights game as well, so would be happy to give it to him
 
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matiunz

matiunz

This year yet?
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Is that Jono Wright playing for Manly?!?
Manly looking pretty crap today
 
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matiunz

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This year yet?
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Couple of comedy moments in this game.
1. The ball slipping out for no apparent reason going for the try
2. Tackler spear tackling himself getting off the tackled player standing up
3. Player playing the ball facing the wrong goal line- don’t think I’ve seen this before lol
 
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leaguejunkie

leaguejunkie

Couple of comedy moments in this game.
1. The ball slipping out for no apparent reason going for the try
2. Tackler spear tackling himself getting off the tackled player standing up
3. Player playing the ball facing the wrong goal line- don’t think I’ve seen this before lol
Croker playing the ball the wrong way was particularly funny.

Didn't he go off for HIA earlier in the game? Maybe he should've stayed off.
 
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Sup42

Sup42

Two very inconsistent sides in Manly and the Titans, still a threat when things come off for them.

Bloody stressful teams to follow like our lot recently.

Nice pass from Hurrell to set up a try.

Shame hes a flake off the ball...could have been great....so much potential.
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Stone

Stone

It's a shame we let that Jono Wright guy go aye ??? ... says nobody EVER !!!
 
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matiunz

matiunz

This year yet?
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Titans had that game in the bag but almost shat the bed.
Titans only professional Queensland team to win across the 4 codes this weekend apparently too
 
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Sup42

Sup42

Eels play like they had a player sent off. Addit: and now they have...

This has been a hard fast game to be fair....hope the Eels win....it would be great for the top four to put a bit of a gap between the rest of the table.

Perenara the star player so far...

Maloney and his kick to Manu....maybe we should swap him for Shaun Johnson lol
 
Stalefish540

Stalefish540

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Maloney is a lock for NSW. I think luckily it will be either Cleary or Keary that gets the other spot. Green is 31 and never played any form of rep footy, may just help us keep him onboard.
 
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Sup42

Sup42

Penrith have amazing line speed and aggression in the contact.

They will go far in this competition.

All the mobile sides are leaving the fatties in the dust
 
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matiunz

matiunz

This year yet?
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Eels with a bit of luck there haven’t had a lot else work though
 
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