General NRL 2019 Finals Week 1 - General Discussion

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Will be interesting to see how Sharks play next year without Gallen. He seems like the glue holding the misfits together.
It's interesting you say that. I see it the other way, I think the team can't stand the bloke, and in fact will be a much stronger side with his departure.
IMO he is a control freak who has lost his teams respect. They all just look sick and tired out there last night.
Of course, just my opinion.
 
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Called the Green Machine beating the Storm earlier this week in this thread. Loved the game. Storm got robbed mind you on the out of bounds lineman call. Had that been the warriors this forum would have erupted and Aman in particular would have been phoning the race relations conciliator to lodge a complaint (just a joke Aman).

The scariest part of the match was after half time Storm went up a gear and visibly lifted as the cruised into a lead. It reminded me of Hulk Hogan in the WWE. Towards the end of the fight Hulk would suddenly decide he was invincible and he would become unstoppable.
Storm aren't out of contention by any means.
Perhaps guilty of reading their own press in the first half and only starting to play in the 2nd.
Great game. My favourite of 2019 so far.
Nice call Wrighty, I didn't see that coming.

I am still backing the Storm to get to the final though. If they can get through next week without any injuries I think they can take an overconfident Roosters side.
 
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good to see so many Kiwis playing finals footy and being so prominent.... good times ahead

was backing the storm but good on the raiders great game.... couldnt really get into the sharks eagles game just dont like either teams.... why doesnt SJ just run the fucken ball? and throw his body at the line instead of shuffling it on all the time.... oh well maybe next year and you cant put the loss all on him... but disappointing
 
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Game of two SJs , first half the topside Warrior , 2nd half The enigmatic junior Warrior.

Had a great 2nd half season for 2019,thought he had left them troubles behind him.
Oh well , still a fan , the SJ puzzle will be unlocked one day.
 
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It's interesting you say that. I see it the other way, I think the team can't stand the bloke, and in fact will be a much stronger side with his departure.
IMO he is a control freak who has lost his teams respect. They all just look sick and tired out there last night.
Of course, just my opinion.
good point, similar situation to when he stood down from Origin. Between him and Farrah they always took 50% of the hit ups in a set. No coincidence that the blues have won two series in a row since his retirement, can see the same happening with the sharks.
 
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great to see my second team the Raiders beat the storm hope they can make the final any other team except the Roosters
 
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Man I'm seriously impressed with the quality of woman's league. I have a slight touch of sexism in me regarding woman's sport so I can be quick to dismiss any athletic ability when compared to the men's version but I think this could stand on its own in terms of quality of product.

They play fucking hard man. Every hit up is brutal and because of the variance in size of players it makes for great viewing.

Changing my views on woman in contact sports this.
 
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Some of the handling rules around knock ons need to be loosened. Killing the spectacle especially when a attacker knocks on to the body of a defender in the air.

As long as they collect and and put down should be a try.
 
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1.Raiders would be good to see a new contender
2.Storm it’s a bit boring then winning all the time but they’ve got some good kiwis and only Smith remains of the douche brigade
3. Roosters, salary sombrero is a bit of a farce but they play an exciting brand and have some good players.
4.Broncs- don’t really deserve to be s contender but I used to like them back in the day and it’s been a while since they got up.
5/6 Manly/Parramatta- bit meh about both these clubs
7/8 Rabbitohs/Sharks absolute filth of clubs and have the worst fans so want these guys out as soon as humanly possible. Particularly the cheating sharks
Me too.
I'm basically following one player, Charnze, such a loss to the Waarrioorrrs, what a win for Charnze.
 
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Today I want to see the Donkeys go down. Nothing else matters lol
 
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Stadium sold out
 
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Interesting listening to Brad Arthur from the coaches box.
 
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Bankwest is THE best place to watch league. All seats are great and so close to action
 
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Let's go Parra. Donkeys need to lose!
 
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I swear penalties are 90% made up in this sport
 
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