Will we make the 8 in 2019?

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Re: Will we make the 8 in 2019?

Post by steve-o » Wed 31 Oct, 2018 11:55 pm

I can’t see us making the 8. Another year of rebuilding is on the cards
Year of last finals appearance:
2018 - Roosters, Storm, Rabbitohs, Sharks, Panthers, Broncos, Dragons, Warriors
2017 - Eels, Sea Eagles, Cowboys
2016 - Raiders, Bulldogs, Titans
2013 - Knights
2011 - Tigers


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Post by happy tiger » Thu 01 Nov, 2018 1:44 am

supercoach wrote:
Wed 31 Oct, 2018 4:06 pm
If our next two signings are walk up start top 13 players we have a good chance, but if they are journeymen I think we will probably slip a peg or two. Hard to imagine a team with so many players close to the end of their careers doing to much damage. Once again 2020 could be very different
100 % right SC and the importance of our 8-13 playing 20 + games is huge

Whoever our No 1 5/8 is playing 20 + games also crucial along with Brooks and Marsters

As we saw last year , if we need to start digging around looking at our depth we will struggle

I reckon unfortunately 9-10th will be our cross to bear again :cry:

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Post by Byron Bay Fan » Thu 01 Nov, 2018 2:30 am

Demps wrote:
Wed 31 Oct, 2018 9:59 pm
Need a few more heavy hitters and it's a possibility.

As present, no.
took the words right out of my mouth, will add if we sign Hayne and he performs
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Post by Geo. » Thu 01 Nov, 2018 3:49 am

happy tiger wrote:
Thu 01 Nov, 2018 1:44 am
supercoach wrote:
Wed 31 Oct, 2018 4:06 pm
If our next two signings are walk up start top 13 players we have a good chance, but if they are journeymen I think we will probably slip a peg or two. Hard to imagine a team with so many players close to the end of their careers doing to much damage. Once again 2020 could be very different
100 % right SC and the importance of our 8-13 playing 20 + games is huge

Whoever our No 1 5/8 is playing 20 + games also crucial along with Brooks and Marsters

As we saw last year , if we need to start digging around looking at our depth we will struggle

I reckon unfortunately 9-10th will be our cross to bear again :cry:
Did you hit your head.. said that ages ago about our best 17 and pack staying on the park for as many games as possible for us to do well in 2019 and improve on last year..it was only when the grind kicked in and we copped injuries to key players at he wrong time and our depth was tested and came up short....

You asked if I was serious and went... :brick:

Just checking your OK..you don't want to do.. :brick: too often

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Post by supercoach » Thu 01 Nov, 2018 7:53 am

To make the eight you have to beat seven teams past the post and that will be a big ask. I know every year there are climbers and sliders, but looking at all the teams it’s hard to see us being in the 8 without a couple of top notch recruits


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Post by TheDaBoss » Thu 01 Nov, 2018 10:12 am

supercoach wrote:
Thu 01 Nov, 2018 7:53 am
To make the eight you have to beat seven teams past the post and that will be a big ask. I know every year there are climbers and sliders, but looking at all the teams it’s hard to see us being in the 8 without a couple of top notch recruits
no mid season slumps
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Post by Cultured Bogan » Thu 01 Nov, 2018 10:42 am

On face value, I think we will sneak in, only because I believe our starting 17 will be better next year with a quality second row signing, and judging by the reports, Momirovski will also be a good addition (granted he has limited time in FG,) plus the mystery forward that the Pom has previously alluded to.

There are a lot of variables though. Reynolds staying fit is also key to the season not totally derailing. It will also be interesting to see how Madge approaches the bench, will he be asking 80 minutes of his hooker? If we bring a power game in our forwards, the best of Brooks may yet to be seen also.
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Post by Silentio » Thu 01 Nov, 2018 1:11 pm

I'm hopeful. but realistically....

Too much experience has walked out the door. The guys who have left might not been forum favorites, but we've lost 300+ games of experience and that counts for a lot.

And as far as I can see, there aren't any superstars coming up through the ranks to take their place.

Other bottom eight clubs seem to have recruited better than us. That's always a worry.

I think we'll struggle but I'd love to be wrong.

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Post by TIGER » Thu 01 Nov, 2018 1:29 pm

Not while Packerlino are our Props.
Or
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Spend big amounts of time on the park.

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Post by Chicken Faced Killa » Thu 01 Nov, 2018 2:09 pm

If Reynolds stays fit we have a chance. Need one more forward for mine

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Post by Spartan117 » Thu 01 Nov, 2018 2:29 pm

The WTs over achieved this year and in saying that we still lost 5 or so games that were there for the taking by a more mature club.

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Post by Tweed Tiger » Thu 01 Nov, 2018 2:38 pm

If our forwards go forward and our spine stays fit we make the 8 easy.

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Post by colmcd » Thu 01 Nov, 2018 3:20 pm

Byron Bay Fan wrote:
Thu 01 Nov, 2018 2:30 am
Demps wrote:
Wed 31 Oct, 2018 9:59 pm
Need a few more heavy hitters and it's a possibility.

As present, no.
took the words right out of my mouth, will add if we sign Hayne and he performs
Odd I did not see Hayne as a "heavy hitter". I do see him like NIgel Vagana maybe Ingles in the days of old. Dangerous in a team where they can be ignored (see Melbourne or QLD origin) pref on the wing. Useless if they are the star.

We do need heavy hitters and forwards that will go forward. If we get someone like Trent Merrin or Paul Vaughan (ok dreaming) we would be able to see what our backs can do. At the moment I don't see them getting enough space.

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Post by colmcd » Thu 01 Nov, 2018 3:28 pm

So here is the 16,
I don't see 1-7 not being in the 8. Rabbits will be a little shaken and maybe Cook will get injured, but I think they will be there. Likewise Sharks and Storm, they will go down but will still be there.
Dragons will be in the 8 I think. Warriors won't be if they loose Johnson. If the knights get Klemmer and Pearce stays fit they will probably enter and I think they are our biggest competition for spot 8.

1 Roosters
2 Storm
3 Rabbitohs
4 Sharks
5 Panthers
6 Broncos
7 Dragons
8 Warriors
9 Wests Tigers
10 Raiders
11 Knights
12 Bulldogs
13 Cowboys
14 Titans
15 Sea Eagles
16 Eels

consistency will either get us in or out of the 8.

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Post by colmcd » Thu 01 Nov, 2018 3:36 pm

So here is the 16,
I don't see 1-7 not being in the 8. Rabbits will be a little shaken and maybe Cook will get injured, but I think they will be there. Likewise Sharks and Storm, they will go down but will still be there.
Dragons will be in the 8 I think. Warriors won't be if they loose Johnson. If the knights get Klemmer and Pearce stays fit they will probably enter and I think they are our biggest competition for spot 8.

1 Roosters
2 Storm
3 Rabbitohs
4 Sharks
5 Panthers
6 Broncos
7 Dragons
8 Warriors
9 Wests Tigers
10 Raiders
11 Knights
12 Bulldogs
13 Cowboys
14 Titans
15 Sea Eagles
16 Eels

consistency will either get us in or out of the 8.

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Post by jadtiger » Thu 01 Nov, 2018 3:46 pm

colmcd wrote:
Thu 01 Nov, 2018 3:36 pm
So here is the 16,
I don't see 1-7 not being in the 8. Rabbits will be a little shaken and maybe Cook will get injured, but I think they will be there. Likewise Sharks and Storm, they will go down but will still be there.
Dragons will be in the 8 I think. Warriors won't be if they loose Johnson. If the knights get Klemmer and Pearce stays fit they will probably enter and I think they are our biggest competition for spot 8.

1 Roosters
2 Storm
3 Rabbitohs
4 Sharks
5 Panthers
6 Broncos
7 Dragons
8 Warriors
9 Wests Tigers
10 Raiders
11 Knights
12 Bulldogs
13 Cowboys
14 Titans
15 Sea Eagles
16 Eels

consistency will either get us in or out of the 8.
Last year the "experts" had Cowboys and Eels to make top 4 how did that go?
Every year teams dont make the 8 who people consider to be certainties.We were considered to be "spooners" this year 7 "better" teams finished behind us including some of the top tips.Nothing is guaranteed

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Post by TJL » Thu 01 Nov, 2018 4:34 pm

Bottom four for mine unfortunately.

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Post by TheDaBoss » Thu 01 Nov, 2018 5:05 pm

jadtiger wrote:
Thu 01 Nov, 2018 3:46 pm
colmcd wrote:
Thu 01 Nov, 2018 3:36 pm
So here is the 16,
I don't see 1-7 not being in the 8. Rabbits will be a little shaken and maybe Cook will get injured, but I think they will be there. Likewise Sharks and Storm, they will go down but will still be there.
Dragons will be in the 8 I think. Warriors won't be if they loose Johnson. If the knights get Klemmer and Pearce stays fit they will probably enter and I think they are our biggest competition for spot 8.

1 Roosters
2 Storm
3 Rabbitohs
4 Sharks
5 Panthers
6 Broncos
7 Dragons
8 Warriors
9 Wests Tigers
10 Raiders
11 Knights
12 Bulldogs
13 Cowboys
14 Titans
15 Sea Eagles
16 Eels

consistency will either get us in or out of the 8.
Last year the "experts" had Cowboys and Eels to make top 4 how did that go?
Every year teams dont make the 8 who people consider to be certainties.We were considered to be "spooners" this year 7 "better" teams finished behind us including some of the top tips.Nothing is guaranteed
exactly, i mentioned this before, that we defied expectations this year to not only win in matches against some great teams when all odds were against us, but also to finish 9th which is 5 places better than wat people thought we were gonna come
:sign: + :deadhorse: = Ivan in a nutshell

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