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Where will the Storm finish in 2019?

Minor premiers
0
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Top four
3
43%
Top eight
3
43%
Bottom eight
0
No votes
Bottom four
0
No votes
Wooden spoon/least wins
1
14%
 
Total votes: 7

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Re: Melbourne Storm 2019

Post by BadnMean » December 2, 2019, 12:27 am

Matt wrote:
December 1, 2019, 8:21 pm

I'm jumping on board the Storm in a tea cup this yr.
I wanna say fringe 8 this yr
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Re: Melbourne Storm 2019

Post by Matt » December 2, 2019, 8:44 am

BadnMean wrote:
December 2, 2019, 12:27 am
Matt wrote:
December 1, 2019, 8:21 pm

I'm jumping on board the Storm in a tea cup this yr.
I wanna say fringe 8 this yr
This board could grow exponentially if we go from being the Raiders fan board to the "Raiders fans + NRL fans who not not wish good tidings for the Melbourne Storm" board...

The Greenhouse... And We're Throwing Stones...
:lol: :thumbsup

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Re: Melbourne Storm 2019

Post by Matt » December 3, 2019, 10:55 am

Croft straight into the Bronx leadership group. Ill add that, a half in the leadership group is a MUST. Its the Quarterback theory. They guy driving the car needs to be the leader. BUT, the guy wasnt even in the building before he got the leadership call up. Went to Tassie with Boyd, Glenn, Lodge, TPJ, Carrigan and Haas.

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Re: Melbourne Storm 2019

Post by zim » December 3, 2019, 11:06 am

Nothing like even more pressure for a guy wearing Langer's jersey. I would have waited to push him into that till at least next year, but maybe he demanded it.

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Re: Melbourne Storm 2019

Post by zim » December 3, 2019, 3:38 pm

Star Storm winger Suliasi Vunivalu signs on for rugby code switch

Nine News can reveal Melbourne Storm winger Suliasi Vunivalu will switch codes in 2021 to join the Queensland Reds on a two year deal.

The signing has not yet been confirmed by the Reds or Rugby Australia, but an announcement is expected in the next few hours.

Local resident Matt offered more comment on the signing: "I told yas the storm were done. Good riddins (sp). The only player I hate more than Suli is Curtis Scott".

Read more: https://wwos.nine.com.au/nrl/suliasi-vu ... cial-NRLFS

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Re: Melbourne Storm 2019

Post by zim » December 3, 2019, 3:47 pm

Looks like the article got taken down.

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Re: Melbourne Storm 2019

Post by Matt » December 3, 2019, 6:26 pm

zim wrote:
December 3, 2019, 3:47 pm
Looks like the article got taken down.
Still there.
Now there are many many more

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Re: Melbourne Storm 2019

Post by Matt » December 3, 2019, 6:27 pm

Anyone coming around to the Rats jumping ship?

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Re: Melbourne Storm 2019

Post by Matt » December 3, 2019, 6:49 pm

Storm now down:
Drinkwater to Cows mid 2019
Croft to Bronx 2020, and in leadership group.
Stimson to Dogs.
Scott to Raiders.
Walters to Tigpies.
Kata to Rugby.
Chambers to Japanese Rugby.
Vunivalu to Rugby 2021.
Addo-carr???

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Re: Melbourne Storm 2019

Post by Fuifui Bradbrad » December 3, 2019, 7:23 pm

Matt wrote:Croft straight into the Bronx leadership group. Ill add that, a half in the leadership group is a MUST. Its the Quarterback theory. They guy driving the car needs to be the leader. BUT, the guy wasnt even in the building before he got the leadership call up. Went to Tassie with Boyd, Glenn, Lodge, TPJ, Carrigan and Haas.
TBF, half the run on squad are in the leadership group
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Re: Melbourne Storm 2019

Post by Matt » December 3, 2019, 7:31 pm

Fuifui Bradbrad wrote:
December 3, 2019, 7:23 pm
Matt wrote:Croft straight into the Bronx leadership group. Ill add that, a half in the leadership group is a MUST. Its the Quarterback theory. They guy driving the car needs to be the leader. BUT, the guy wasnt even in the building before he got the leadership call up. Went to Tassie with Boyd, Glenn, Lodge, TPJ, Carrigan and Haas.
TBF, half the run on squad are in the leadership group
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Re: Melbourne Storm 2019

Post by Riaan » December 3, 2019, 10:14 pm

Matt wrote:
December 3, 2019, 6:49 pm
Storm now down:
Drinkwater to Cows mid 2019
Croft to Bronx 2020, and in leadership group.
Stimson to Dogs.
Scott to Raiders.
Walters to Tigpies.
Kata to Rugby.
Chambers to Japanese Rugby.
Vunivalu to Rugby 2021.
Addo-carr???

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Ryley Jack's returns from Titoons
The storm have about 3 quarters of the Comp beaten on game day on effort alone let alone talent on the park. They will be top 4 at a minimum. You’re way ahead of yourself buddy.

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Re: Melbourne Storm 2019

Post by Northern Raider » December 4, 2019, 8:48 am

Matt wrote:
December 3, 2019, 6:49 pm
Storm now down:
Drinkwater to Cows mid 2019
Croft to Bronx 2020, and in leadership group.
Stimson to Dogs.
Scott to Raiders.
Walters to Tigpies.
Kata to Rugby.
Chambers to Japanese Rugby.
Vunivalu to Rugby 2021.
Addo-carr???

Gains:
Ryley Jack's returns from Titoons
Just about every player on that list played below expectations in 2019. Looks like Bellamy is happy to let players go who he doesn't see as part of the core group that will take them forward.
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Re: Melbourne Storm 2019

Post by Matt » December 4, 2019, 10:44 am

Northern Raider wrote:
December 4, 2019, 8:48 am
Matt wrote:
December 3, 2019, 6:49 pm
Storm now down:
Drinkwater to Cows mid 2019
Croft to Bronx 2020, and in leadership group.
Stimson to Dogs.
Scott to Raiders.
Walters to Tigpies.
Kata to Rugby.
Chambers to Japanese Rugby.
Vunivalu to Rugby 2021.
Addo-carr???

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Ryley Jack's returns from Titoons
Just about every player on that list played below expectations in 2019. Looks like Bellamy is happy to let players go who he doesn't see as part of the core group that will take them forward.
That is possible, yes. However, they have also killed their depth in the process, which was one of their strengths.

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Re: Melbourne Storm 2019

Post by Northern Raider » December 4, 2019, 2:51 pm

Matt wrote:
December 4, 2019, 10:44 am
Northern Raider wrote:
December 4, 2019, 8:48 am
Matt wrote:
December 3, 2019, 6:49 pm
Storm now down:
Drinkwater to Cows mid 2019
Croft to Bronx 2020, and in leadership group.
Stimson to Dogs.
Scott to Raiders.
Walters to Tigpies.
Kata to Rugby.
Chambers to Japanese Rugby.
Vunivalu to Rugby 2021.
Addo-carr???

Gains:
Ryley Jack's returns from Titoons
Just about every player on that list played below expectations in 2019. Looks like Bellamy is happy to let players go who he doesn't see as part of the core group that will take them forward.
That is possible, yes. However, they have also killed their depth in the process, which was one of their strengths.
Quite a few of those were on a lot more than 'depth' money. Even more notable that none of them were established NRL players until they joined Melbourne. Bellamy has a real knack for turning nobodies into somebodies.
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Re: Melbourne Storm 2019

Post by Matt » December 4, 2019, 3:16 pm

Northern Raider wrote:
December 4, 2019, 2:51 pm
Matt wrote:
December 4, 2019, 10:44 am
Northern Raider wrote:
December 4, 2019, 8:48 am
Matt wrote:
December 3, 2019, 6:49 pm
Storm now down:
Drinkwater to Cows mid 2019
Croft to Bronx 2020, and in leadership group.
Stimson to Dogs.
Scott to Raiders.
Walters to Tigpies.
Kata to Rugby.
Chambers to Japanese Rugby.
Vunivalu to Rugby 2021.
Addo-carr???

Gains:
Ryley Jack's returns from Titoons
Just about every player on that list played below expectations in 2019. Looks like Bellamy is happy to let players go who he doesn't see as part of the core group that will take them forward.
That is possible, yes. However, they have also killed their depth in the process, which was one of their strengths.
Quite a few of those were on a lot more than 'depth' money. Even more notable that none of them were established NRL players until they joined Melbourne. Bellamy has a real knack for turning nobodies into somebodies.
Yes, but dont think those guys are nobodies. All the players they are losing will start at their new clubs - Walters is iffy, but only coz Tigpies have a dozen halves.

Drinkwater was the next Slater. What he has done in a short time at Storm and Cows proves he has the ability.
Croft was groomed to be the next Cronk. If you saw what he did in that club challenge game a couple of yrs ago, and what he has down in reserve grade, the kid can play.
Stimson was supposed to be the next Hoffman.
Walters is a legacy.
Scott, well he has a resume.
Vunivalu was a try scoring machine.
Kata was past it, as is Chambers, ok.

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Re: Melbourne Storm 2019

Post by Northern Raider » December 4, 2019, 3:57 pm

What exactly is your point Matt?
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Re: Melbourne Storm 2019

Post by The Nickman » December 4, 2019, 8:37 pm

Matt has a point?
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Re: Melbourne Storm 2019

Post by -TW- » December 4, 2019, 9:15 pm

Northern Raider wrote:What exactly is your point Matt?
**** canning the Storm for some weird reason

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Re: Melbourne Storm 2019

Post by reptar » December 5, 2019, 8:12 pm

LOUD NOISES
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Re: Melbourne Storm 2019

Post by zim » December 5, 2019, 8:44 pm

Are you saying that there's a party in your pants and I'm invited?

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Re: Melbourne Storm 2019

Post by Matt » December 12, 2019, 11:30 am

Rumour wont go away, play halfback, but wear 9.

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