General Round 22

Inruin

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May 19, 2012
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How important will the 1 point the Sharks got for the only draw so far this season be? With teams 4 - 13 seperated by only 6 points and not many games left to play, I think it may be that 1 point that keeps the Sharks finals hopes alive.
If you hadn't seen the results all year you would assume the Eels were in the 8. So many top 8 sides are not playing like they are top 8 sides and likewise, the bottom teams are starting to cause some headaches with only pride to play for. Not getting the wooden spoon is huge motivation it seems and I wonder where those sides in contention for it (including us) would/could have been had they played with a higher level of intensity and commitment that we are starting to see now.

Predictions:
Cocks - Dragons Dragons 1-12 Good win by Dragons last week.Cocks can't buy a win, though they are trying for next year.
Storm - Panthers Storm 13+ Storm will be better now Billy has had a run. Too good at home for Panthers.
Knights - Dogs Dogs 1-12 Dogs will lose a game or 2 before end of season but not this week.
Cowboys - Manly Cowboys 1-12 Only because they are at home. Possibility Manly might ambush them though
Warriors - Sharks Wariors 1-12 Us at home and time to put away a win. Sharks good forwards, lacking attack.
Raiders -Broncos Raiders 1-12 Raiders play good, bad, good, bad so....Broncos really struggling. Close either way.
Titans - Bunnies Titans 1-12 First real test for Bunnies for long time. I don't think they will be up to it.
Tigers - Eels Eels 1-12 Tigers must be due for a win but they are playing really bad with a lot of injuries.

Which leaves table looking like this. Dogs 34, Storm 30, Bunnies 30, Cowboys 28, Broncos 26, Manly 26, Sharks 25, Titans 24 then Dragons 24, Us, Knights,Tigers and Raiders on 22

I think that top 8 will be the teams at the end of the year in the finals, not neccessarily in that order.

What are your predictions for the weekend results or have I nailed them once again....ahem 4/8 last week..
 

fanrrior

1st Grade Fringe
Apr 10, 2012
2,379
christchurch
In an ideal world I'd like to see
Roosters - Dragons, Roosters 13+
Storm - panthers, Panthers 13 +
Knights - Dogs, Dogs 13 +
Cowboys - Manly, Cowboys 1-12
Warriors - Sharks, Warriors 13 +
Raiders - Broncos, Broncos 1-12
Titans Bunnies, Bunnies 13 +
Tigers - Eels, Eels 13+

I might be disappointed this weekend.
 

tajhay

Bird Gang to Warrior
Mar 30, 2012
9,737
Sydney
only games i care about are
Warriors - Sharks, Warriors 13 +
Raiders - Broncos, Raiders 13+ (i would LOVE for the Broncos to miss the top 8)
 

Inruin

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May 19, 2012
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Auckland
only games i care about are
Warriors - Sharks, Warriors 13 +
Raiders - Broncos, Raiders 13+ (i would LOVE for the Broncos to miss the top 8)
i actually did the ladder predictor a number of weeks ago and the broncos missed my 8. then, thought obviously I'm wrong, Broncos will be to good to miss the 8. I think they might just sneak in now. a few more loses earlier on like maybe against us then their season might have been gone.
 

wallacenz

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May 7, 2012
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Roosters - Dragons = Dragons 1-12 Dragons coming into form at the end of the year
Storm - Panthers = Storm 1-12 Slater fitter this week, Panthers pretty average
Knights - Dogs = Dogs 13+ More of the same from the dogs, Barba is unbelievable this year
Cowboys - Manly = Manly 1-12 2 brilliant halves vs 1
Warriors - Sharks = Sharks 1-12 Warriors should beat the Sharks but imo the sharks have tougher fitter forwards and more athletic outside backs
Raiders - Broncos = Broncos 13+ Broncos to put the Raiders to the sword
Titans Bunnies = Bunnies 13+ Bunnies must be heading toward the favourites tag alongside the Dogs, a big team across the park they just out muscle the opposition.. missing Inglis but it didnt matter last week
Tigers - Eels = Tigers 1-12 Tigers to win a close game full of errors
 

Inruin

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May 19, 2012
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I doubt it will be the same. Could very well be the opposite tbh.
funny you should say that. i'm on a tipping site (jimungo) against my dad. he has been carving me up but have just overtaken him. he wanted to know how i was picking them. wasn't happy when i said i do my picks at the beginning of the week and then on friday i reverse them. :oops: doesn't say much for my tipping skills but certainly f#cked with his head!
 
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wallacenz

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May 7, 2012
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Just gonna watch the Dragons game on a stream from England. They showed a list of games they will be playing this weekend.. every NRL game except the Warriors. So unpopular.

edit: roosters have 2 great young wingers. pace, strength, footwork and they can read a defence, catch and tackle
 

Inruin

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May 19, 2012
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Auckland
Just gonna watch the Dragons game on a stream from England. They showed a list of games they will be playing this weekend.. every NRL game except the Warriors. So unpopular.

edit: roosters have 2 great young wingers. pace, strength, footwork and they can read a defence, catch and tackle
they obviously haven't caught on to the new age type wingers like we have. great start to my picks this week big fat zero first up.
 

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