2019 NRL Round 18 - Teams and Game Day

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Re: 2019 NRL Round 18 - Teams and Game Day

Post by afgtnk » July 19, 2019, 9:45 pm

The NRL is no where near cut throat enough at a coaching level if a hack like Mary McGregor can survive five seasons. Boggles the mind. I know the stakes are obviously a lot lower than comps like the EPL for example, but if he was there he wouldn't get past one season like this given the roster available to him.

This is where the lack of quality elite coaches, which would ideally include international coaches, comes to back to bite the NRL. Also to me a big reason why basically every club plays similar to each other, since there are no coaches coming in from the outside to shake things up and bring new ideas.

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Post by Northern Raider » July 19, 2019, 9:48 pm

Dragons getting smashed again
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The Dragons are dead in the water after a 40-18 pummelling from Penrith. The Panthers' seven tries to three drubbing buried the Red V in lowly 14th place with seven games left in the regular season.

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Re: 2019 NRL Round 18 - Teams and Game Day

Post by -PJ- » July 20, 2019, 7:27 am

I missed Paul McGregors pressa.

Did he reinstate that his Dragqueens could still win the comp ?
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Post by gangrenous » July 20, 2019, 7:37 am

It’s a pity they’re so lousy. Could have used a cellar dweller team knocking off Penrith.

Plus now Mary has even more pressure on him. I prefer the status quo where they have no chance of winning the comp because their coach sucks.

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Post by gergreg » July 20, 2019, 8:40 am

Widdop was a huge loss for them but they still have a pretty good pack. I've been saying all year that they dont use Sims or even Frizzell to their advantage - you get either of those two in a 1 on 1 situation on the tryline and they are virtually unstoppable. You see Sims running the **** decoy too often - it doesn't make any sense at all.

I think it's similar to us over the previous couple of years - with the coach constantly making excuses for the losses instead of owning them.

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Post by yeh raiders » July 20, 2019, 4:31 pm

I wish I'd lay bet Jesse Ramien, he has had a stinker.

Roosters get a flurry of possession and put Newcastle to bed. Been a good game.

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Post by Brewdle » July 20, 2019, 4:43 pm

Rotten decision that last try, knock on everyday of the week! In a positive Anasta has left the commentary box in disgust


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Post by gergreg » July 20, 2019, 5:04 pm

Brewdle wrote:Rotten decision that last try, knock on everyday of the week! In a positive Anasta has left the commentary box in disgust


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The referees continue to be ridiculously inconsistent. Over the past few weeks tries have been awarded when normally a knock on would have been called. Last night To'o scored a try that would have been disallowed at the start of the year because it wasn't clear he got downward pressure.

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Re: 2019 NRL Round 18 - Teams and Game Day

Post by gangrenous » July 20, 2019, 9:17 pm

I hate they’ve gone back to this definition of grounding without control. That’s a knock on for mine.

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Post by gergreg » July 20, 2019, 9:41 pm

gangrenous wrote:I hate they’ve gone back to this definition of grounding without control. That’s a knock on for mine.
That Souths one, Gagai was it? I immediately thought of the Sam Williams one - this one wasn't as bad but I agree there wasn't control, same as the To'o one the other night.

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Post by gangrenous » July 20, 2019, 10:09 pm

Yep that’s the one.

Fricken’ NRL. They do something good and really tidy up that rule and then they just slide back into a Bull interpretation.

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Post by greeneyed » July 20, 2019, 10:35 pm

gergreg wrote:
July 20, 2019, 9:41 pm
gangrenous wrote:I hate they’ve gone back to this definition of grounding without control. That’s a knock on for mine.
That Souths one, Gagai was it? I immediately thought of the Sam Williams one - this one wasn't as bad but I agree there wasn't control, same as the To'o one the other night.

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I don't get it! They told us earlier in the year that the ball had to be on the ground... otherwise there was no control! Now all of a sudden, the interpretation has changed again! Talk about INCONSISTENCY!
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Post by Begbie » July 20, 2019, 11:32 pm

Roosters looked very impressive today. Are now premiership favourites and will be very hard to overcome this year - strong across the 13.Could be a tough premiership year with Storm looking good too

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Post by gergreg » July 20, 2019, 11:36 pm

Begbie wrote:Roosters looked very impressive today. Are now premiership favourites and will be very hard to overcome this year - strong across the 13.Could be a tough premiership year with Storm looking good too
I think they've lost Friend for another 8 weeks. But I'm sure they'll be thereabouts

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Re: 2019 NRL Round 18 - Teams and Game Day

Post by Northern Raider » July 21, 2019, 2:08 pm

Cam Smith with a massive clanger to start the game. Pass to nobody and Brenko runs away to score a gift under the posts.
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Re: 2019 NRL Round 18 - Teams and Game Day

Post by Northern Raider » July 21, 2019, 2:19 pm

Titans score a 2nd try to go up 12-0. Storm then hit back with Vunivalu going in the corner. Bit of a try fest early.
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Post by Northern Raider » July 21, 2019, 2:22 pm

Storm in again. 4 tries in the first 12 mins
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Post by gergreg » July 21, 2019, 2:56 pm

Northern Raider wrote:Titans score a 2nd try to go up 12-0. Storm then hit back with Vunivalu going in the corner. Bit of a try fest early.
Lucky they scored this second one straight after the bunker overturned the on field decision for a try. I didn't think there was enough evidence that there was a hand under the ball.

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Re: 2019 NRL Round 18 - Teams and Game Day

Post by yeh raiders » July 21, 2019, 3:11 pm

Vunivalu is a ****.

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Re: 2019 NRL Round 18 - Teams and Game Day

Post by afgtnk » July 21, 2019, 4:01 pm

Can't see anyone stopping the Storm this season

Lose Cronk, lose Slater.... still don't miss a beat. Puts paid to the theory that they made Bellamy

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Post by yeh raiders » July 21, 2019, 4:33 pm

Manly run their footy through Paulo for an entire set. Worked perfectly

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Post by yeh raiders » July 21, 2019, 4:36 pm

Tommy Turbo is so **** good.

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Re: 2019 NRL Round 18 - Teams and Game Day

Post by Northern Raider » July 21, 2019, 4:37 pm

yeh raiders wrote:
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Tommy Turbo is so **** good.
Freakish play. Made it look routine.
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Re: 2019 NRL Round 18 - Teams and Game Day

Post by yeh raiders » July 21, 2019, 4:39 pm

Manly are magnificent at playing so much of their football through their best players. Absolutely deadly through the middle

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Re: 2019 NRL Round 18 - Teams and Game Day

Post by afgtnk » July 21, 2019, 4:48 pm

yeh raiders wrote:
July 21, 2019, 4:36 pm
Tommy Turbo is so **** good.
Can't remember a better support player up the middle

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Re: 2019 NRL Round 18 - Teams and Game Day

Post by Northern Raider » July 21, 2019, 5:13 pm

Eels totally on the back foot. Manly all over them.
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