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    Re: Round Three

    Post by leaguegod on Thu Mar 16, 2017 12:56 pm

    interesting time for the dogs, 2 rookie in the backline, both known more for their attacking footy then being safe players (the exact opposite of the guys they replaced)


    could go 2 ways

    1) could inject the spark we clearly need and give the team a boost

    2) their errors (that will certainly come) put our safety first, bash and barge team under so much pressure we completely collapse
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    Re: Round Three

    Post by Honeysett on Thu Mar 16, 2017 1:03 pm

    I think the Dogs pull out the upset.

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    Re: Round Three

    Post by leaguegod on Thu Mar 16, 2017 1:13 pm

    we've come in from 2.90 to 2.1 since tuesday

    while the RTS news changed it a bit, it's been steadily coming down, its in NZ & we have a 2 rookies so i always thought 50/50 game but was shocked that our odds we so far out early in the week. we have 2 losses but we've probably still put out 2 better performances then the warriors thus far
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    Re: Round Three

    Post by SI on Thu Mar 16, 2017 1:29 pm

    Did Tyrone Phillips pinch Dessies hair brush or something lg?

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    Re: Round Three

    Post by leaguegod on Thu Mar 16, 2017 2:00 pm

    @SI wrote:Did Tyrone Phillips pinch Dessies hair brush or something lg?


    he is injured mate, hasn't made it on the field for ressies all year.


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    Re: Round Three

    Post by SI on Thu Mar 16, 2017 3:00 pm

    @leaguegod wrote:
    @SI wrote:Did Tyrone Phillips pinch Dessies hair brush or something lg?


    he is injured mate, hasn't made it on the field for ressies all year.



    Couldn't find it on the normal sites I check.
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    Re: Round Three

    Post by No Worries on Thu Mar 16, 2017 3:18 pm

    @SI wrote:

    Couldn't find it on the normal sites I check.

    RED TUBE News‏Verified account @rRedTubeNews 50s51 seconds ago
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    Tyrone Phillips will miss another round of the NRL due to an injury he sustained pre-season

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    Re: Round Three

    Post by leaguegod on Fri Mar 17, 2017 7:50 am

    can't believe all the rugby league experts blowing up over the chambers no try, 100% knock on for mine, you can't role the ball forward with your forearm, if you do that anywhere else on the field its a knock on, so same ruling should apply for a try scoring situation.


    you can score with your forearm but thats first contact not when you had control and lost it


    going the other way, i was surprised not to see a bronc player binned some stage, there were atleast 3 opportunities but sutton was a skirt. thaiday should have gone for sure

    tough start for the broncs, one of the better performing teams the first 3 weeks and have canberra and roosters to come in the next 3, should beat us between those 3 but eventually the performances will drop a little and they havn't got the justified reward yet for the good footy they have played
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    Re: Round Three

    Post by dasherhalo on Fri Mar 17, 2017 7:55 am

    It's a tough run for the first two months, that's for sure. If we get 4 from 8, I think we'll be ok

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    Re: Round Three

    Post by leaguegod on Fri Mar 17, 2017 8:05 am

    @dasherhalo wrote:It's a tough run for the first two months, that's for sure. If we get 4 from 8, I think we'll be ok


    on current form, you'd beat us, souths and titans easy, win atleast 1 v's raiders and chooks and that gives you 5.


    the danger is that the current form probably isn't sustainable for ages so after the roosters game do they suffer a drop in form and drop a couple they shouldn't

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    Re: Round Three

    Post by Dip on Fri Mar 17, 2017 10:09 am

    Going into the season, starting with our run in the first 4 games I said I would be comfortable with 2 wins. 3 would be great, 1 would be struggling and 0 would be a disaster. I'm pretty confident we'll beat the Raiders at home next week, so that's okay.

    My biggest concern would be playing okay and being 0-4 after a month. I'm a strong believer of having to be top 4 to win the premiership, especially for interstate teams, and I think that'd be too much of a hurdle to overcome. At 2-2 we'd probably be 1 game behind 4th place with the toughest start in the comp. I can live with that. If we're good enough from there, that's great.

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    Re: Round Three

    Post by Dip on Fri Mar 17, 2017 10:30 am

    @leaguegod wrote:can't believe all the rugby league experts blowing up over the chambers no try, 100% knock on for mine, you can't role the ball forward with your forearm, if you do that anywhere else on the field its a knock on, so same ruling should apply for a try scoring situation.


    you can score with your forearm but thats first contact not when you had control and lost it


    I agree totally. I also don't have much of a problem with the forward pass ruling to Kahu at the start. I think it went forward and there wasn't enough forward momentum from Boyd for that to be the reason. The only real problem I have is that I think we were unlucky it was called because a pass like that normally isn't called forward, and there were about a dozen other passes they let go through the match, including the play before the match winning try. There was also one when we were coming off our own line that I'm sure went further forward than sideways. Both teams had markers standing next to each other, but we were the only ones who got penalised. That might be me being biased though, given we probably rely on dummy half running from Boyd and Roberts coming out of our line than Melbourne did.

    All in all though, I don't think we deserved to win, and we didn't create any pressure and gave them so many chances that being beaten was always a strong chance, even though it took some luck for the match winning try. If you're camped in your own half all game either with or without the ball, it's rare you get the win.

    I don't have too much of a problem with Thaiday's shove on Vunivalu. It's exactly what Vunivalu did to Boyd, only more forceful, so as far as I'm concerned it was Vunivalu that instigated it. I also think it was following a rubbish penalty because in that case Milford I thought legally shouldered Slater out of the way, though Moga got away with one or two through the match. Thaiday squeezing Bromwich's dislocated thumb was a total c*nt act, and Chase Blair pulling Blair's hair was also poor.

    Slater looked brilliant for a 33 year old who's played 1 game in 1.5 seasons. I can see him cutting it up again this year sooner rather than later. He looked really quick.

    I don't mind the Marshall signing but he can't defend in the middle. The Storm forwards were making 15-20 metres every time they ran at him, and because he needed help from other forwards it created too much space for the next play. Teams like the Raiders, Roosters and Storm will kill you if you keep that up. Milford seems to have improved his defence (from embarrassing to poor), so I'm not sure how you can hide both of them on the field at the same time. I'll leave that to supercoach. McCullough has been great, and even though like his oldest brother he has flippers for hands, I like what Sims has brought to the team (a bit like his oldest brother). It might just be a rule that Sims brothers aren't allowed on the field in the last 5 minutes of games.

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    Re: Round Three

    Post by leaguegod on Fri Mar 17, 2017 11:04 am

    the thaiday/bromwich thing is very comparable to the gallen stitches incidents QLDers love to mention all the time!

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    Re: Round Three

    Post by Dip on Fri Mar 17, 2017 11:18 am

    @leaguegod wrote:the thaiday/bromwich thing is very comparable to the gallen stitches incidents QLDers love to mention all the time!

    Yep, I don't see a difference really. This is the sort of thing I have a problem with, not Thaiday being the second player to push someone over.
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    Re: Round Three

    Post by No Worries on Fri Mar 17, 2017 11:31 am

    I don't think I've ever seen a game with more grubs in it.

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    Re: Round Three

    Post by leaguegod on Fri Mar 17, 2017 11:32 am

    my issue with the shove is that if a storm player punches him, the ref would 100% bin thaiday aswell even he played no further part, why does the retaliation in that situation affect the end result ? i know refs love binning 2 players at a time, but i just find those inconsistencies frustrating


    another annoying situation for me was Vunivalu not getting binned in round 1, sutton wanted to keep the players on the field even despite him throwing just as many punches as chambers/kasiano

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    Re: Round Three

    Post by Dip on Fri Mar 17, 2017 11:43 am

    Introduce a 5 minute sinbin and the refs will start using it again. We'll in the first 65 minutes of a match anyway.
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    Re: Round Three

    Post by Honeysett on Fri Mar 17, 2017 11:46 am

    If Vunivalu holds his neck and stays down then Thaiday is gone. The difference is Boyd got pushed from the side and from a standing Vunivalu where Thaiday runs in shoves him in the back because he's a chicken shit.

    I can't fathom how the refs said to Boyd one more penalty and you're sitting down and then they give a way a few more of their line and nothing happens.

    I'd like a hard and fast rule in the vein of 10 penalties in defence and it's an automatic sin binning .(offaide in possession or anything when you've got the ball wouldn't count)
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    Re: Round Three

    Post by SI on Fri Mar 17, 2017 11:58 am

    One thing I am finding very interesting is the refs starting to call players by their surnames. Maybe I'm old school, but in doing so I feel like they take a bit of power back from the players, which is what is needed. Thoughts?

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    Re: Round Three

    Post by Guest on Fri Mar 17, 2017 12:14 pm

    @SI wrote:One thing I am finding very interesting is the refs starting to call players by their surnames.  Maybe I'm old school, but in doing so I feel like they take a bit of power back from the players, which is what is needed.  Thoughts?  

    I don't think calling someone by their last name has any effect. Calling each player by their number might though.

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