2020 Finals Week 3 V Storm: Game Day

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Who will win?

Raiders 13+
1
10%
Raiders 1-12
7
70%
Storm 1-12
0
No votes
Storm 13+
2
20%
 
Total votes: 10

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Re: 2020 Finals Week 3 V Storm: Game Day

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Croker man handled
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38th min Storm claiming a crusher from Hudson Young, but the referees say it is an accident. Correctly.
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Needed another try this half to be any chance

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Re: 2020 Finals Week 3 V Storm: Game Day

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Roger Kenworthy wrote: October 16, 2020, 7:41 pm
Begbie wrote: October 16, 2020, 7:40 pm Why we didn't challenge that i will never know
We don't seem to have leaders that can think on their feet on this regard.
It was also a very clear loose carry that had no **** prayer of being reversed
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Re: 2020 Finals Week 3 V Storm: Game Day

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Croker really having a Hurrell / old man Mad Dog out there with Vunivalu.
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39th min Valemei fails to come close to a bomb. Luckily, Croker covers it.
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Re: 2020 Finals Week 3 V Storm: Game Day

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I'm sorry, but Croker has become absolutely **** useless in everything bar his goalkicking. His gameplay alone should not warrant a spot in FG anymore
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Re: 2020 Finals Week 3 V Storm: Game Day

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Hopefully this is a career ending injury to Croker
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Look, we are in the fight. If we can fluke an early try after the break we are a long-odds chance. I'm not sure what happened in the first 20, no excuses we were bamboozled. We have the talent.
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big fat party animal wrote: October 16, 2020, 7:45 pm Hopefully this is a career ending injury to Croker
Out of order.
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Re: 2020 Finals Week 3 V Storm: Game Day

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It'd be a good night for a back on the bench

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Re: 2020 Finals Week 3 V Storm: Game Day

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40th min Croker loses the ball in the ruck. He's had a problem with a crusher like tackle too.

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I guess cnk was hia?

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Re: 2020 Finals Week 3 V Storm: Game Day

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Croker can fit CNK right off. Fb from panthers to Fb and CNK to Centre.


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Re: 2020 Finals Week 3 V Storm: Game Day

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Begbie wrote:Look, we are in the fight. If we can fluke an early try after the break we are a long-odds chance. I'm not sure what happened in the first 20, no excuses we were bamboozled. We have the talent.
Agreed. Just need more ball.

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Re: 2020 Finals Week 3 V Storm: Game Day

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Botman wrote: October 16, 2020, 7:44 pm
Roger Kenworthy wrote: October 16, 2020, 7:41 pm
Begbie wrote: October 16, 2020, 7:40 pm Why we didn't challenge that i will never know
We don't seem to have leaders that can think on their feet on this regard.
It was also a very clear loose carry that had no **** prayer of being reversed
Ball headbutted out by a defender in the ruck. I'd take my chances there rather than wait till we're 36-6 down with 10 to go.
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When you have Croker, Valemei and Rapana in an unfavoured position, this performance was bound to happen sadly.
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CHN and Lui have made a difference.


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Re: 2020 Finals Week 3 V Storm: Game Day

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No Starling that half.... Wouldn't have made it not 24 to 6 but would have been nice to give it a go...
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Re: 2020 Finals Week 3 V Storm: Game Day

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Roger Kenworthy wrote: October 16, 2020, 7:47 pm
Botman wrote: October 16, 2020, 7:44 pm
Roger Kenworthy wrote: October 16, 2020, 7:41 pm
Begbie wrote: October 16, 2020, 7:40 pm Why we didn't challenge that i will never know
We don't seem to have leaders that can think on their feet on this regard.
It was also a very clear loose carry that had no **** prayer of being reversed
Ball headbutted out by a defender in the ruck. I'd take my chances there rather than wait till we're 36-6 down with 10 to go.
Yeah a bit of both, worth rolling the dice at this stage.
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Re: 2020 Finals Week 3 V Storm: Game Day

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Roger Kenworthy wrote: October 16, 2020, 7:47 pm
Botman wrote: October 16, 2020, 7:44 pm
Roger Kenworthy wrote: October 16, 2020, 7:41 pm
Begbie wrote: October 16, 2020, 7:40 pm Why we didn't challenge that i will never know
We don't seem to have leaders that can think on their feet on this regard.
It was also a very clear loose carry that had no **** prayer of being reversed
Ball headbutted out by a defender in the ruck. I'd take my chances there rather than wait till we're 36-6 down with 10 to go.
Yeah a bit of both, worth rolling the dice at this stage.
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Refs ruling on the offside has been pathetic. Melbourne are just playing with him.

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Re: 2020 Finals Week 3 V Storm: Game Day

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Begbie wrote: October 16, 2020, 7:45 pm Look, we are in the fight. If we can fluke an early try after the break we are a long-odds chance. I'm not sure what happened in the first 20, no excuses we were bamboozled. We have the talent.
While I would love to see it I think the damage has been done. I am shell shocked. I'd welcome the opportunity to be humbled but I think the best result would be only losing by 12.
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Re: 2020 Finals Week 3 V Storm: Game Day

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Surely possession and luck has to change in the 2nd half. Unbelievable run by Mel.
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Re: 2020 Finals Week 3 V Storm: Game Day

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Green Taipan wrote: October 16, 2020, 7:48 pm Surely possession and luck has to change in the 2nd half. Unbelievable run by Mel.
Yep.
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Re: 2020 Finals Week 3 V Storm: Game Day

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big fat party animal wrote: October 16, 2020, 7:45 pm Hopefully this is a career ending injury to Croker
Be more of a ****... You know he is on our team right? That would be a dick thing to say about someone on their team...
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Re: 2020 Finals Week 3 V Storm: Game Day

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Very disappointed, totally not in the game first 20 and they made us pay big time. No chance we come back from this, best case we get within 6-12 points but storm too good to let this one slip. Our backs are too slow and Croker is in dad mode now and doesn’t offer much at all, mainly a liability that we have to carry. Hopefully we can blood a young and quick backline next season.
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Hoping for a resilient 2nd half. I always thought 2021 will be our year to give it a real tilt with all the challenges this year.
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The Greenhouse wrote:40th min Croker loses the ball in the ruck. He's had a problem with a crusher like tackle too.

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Not a crusher like tackle. Just him being absolutely owned .....again. He is ****. Can kick a goal though.,..


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How many times out of 100 would we win this game from this position? I think we would be lucky to win one.


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Who was really that keen to go to a half empty ANZ for a GF anyway??

Good year to sit out..
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A season long campaign over in 10 minutes.

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Thing is, Havili just looked like he'd ****ed up, as if it was his fault.

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Sid wrote: October 16, 2020, 7:51 pm A season long campaign over in 10 minutes.

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Re: 2020 Finals Week 3 V Storm: Game Day

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Said it all year.. We're not winning a comp with these centres..
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