Could This Be Different?

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Could This Be Different?

Unread post by stevied » Mon 14 Mar, 2016 9:07 pm

I've just finished watching the Manly game via live stream on the computer and I feel pretty excited. The Tigers look different this year and the whole vibe surrounding the team is different. A couple of years ago experts were saying that, with the young cubs coming through, a positive future for the club was assured. Then the wheels fell off.......
Both games were at home and two games don't make a season but......I'm going to stick my neck out and say that we should make the 8. There are so many positive signs and we undoubtedly have some real class in this team. Not only that but there are other players other than the stars (Tedesco, Moses, Brooks, Woods) who are gaining in confidence and making big contributions (Naiqama, Sue, Lawrence). That was a great win against a very good side. To answer strongly when Manly began to ask questions was an excellent sign for the rest of the season. Who agrees?


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Unread post by stevetiger » Mon 14 Mar, 2016 9:12 pm

I think we have the makings of a team that can easily make the 8. I think the talent is there. It'll be interesting though how we go when things get tough.

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Unread post by southerntiger » Mon 14 Mar, 2016 9:15 pm

As usual it will depend on whether we can keep the troops on the park. Im still concerned that we let teams get back into match despite seeming to be in control. Origin period will be very tough, particularly if Teddy gets picked for the Blues.

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Unread post by MacDougall » Mon 14 Mar, 2016 9:21 pm

And we play the Titans next week, who we should towel, and we have a very good record on the Gold Coast and an even better one when I actually watch em.

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Unread post by diedpretty » Mon 14 Mar, 2016 9:33 pm

We also played one of the supposed top sides with only 16 players fro most of the game. That's 2 weeks in a row where we have virtually only used 16 players - the S & C department need commending.


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Unread post by Masterton » Mon 14 Mar, 2016 9:37 pm

I'd like to believe so, but we must remember:
1) We've played 2 teams chock full of new players at home.
2) The undefeated teams this time last year were Souths, Penrith, Newcastle and us.
"I was on the bus before you painted it yellow."

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Unread post by GNR4LIFE » Mon 14 Mar, 2016 9:38 pm

MacDougall wrote:And we play the Titans next week, who we should towel, and we have a very good record on the Gold Coast and an even better one when I actually watch em.
Easy kemosahbee. It's an interstate game with only a 2 day preperation coming off 2 big home wins. This will be a bigger test than the first two weeks.

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Unread post by Masterton » Mon 14 Mar, 2016 9:38 pm

I'd like to believe so, but we must remember:
1) We've played 2 teams chock full of new players at home.
2) The undefeated teams this time last year were Souths, Penrith, Newcastle and us.
"I was on the bus before you painted it yellow."

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Unread post by innsaneink » Mon 14 Mar, 2016 9:40 pm

MacDougall wrote:And we play the Titans next week, who we should towel, and we have a very good record on the Gold Coast and an even better one when I actually watch em.
Theyll be our toughest test imo.....theyve improved a bit too from what Ive seen...wont be a picnic

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Unread post by MacDougall » Mon 14 Mar, 2016 9:42 pm

Nope. We will put 50 on them.

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Unread post by innsaneink » Mon 14 Mar, 2016 9:47 pm

southerntiger wrote:As usual it will depend on whether we can keep the troops on the park. Im still concerned that we let teams get back into match despite seeming to be in control. Origin period will be very tough, particularly if Teddy gets picked for the Blues.
I think we only play one game without origin playes...v Brisbane

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Unread post by innsaneink » Mon 14 Mar, 2016 9:51 pm

MacDougall wrote:Nope. We will put 50 on them.
Hope youre right.....youre a bit excited right now eh?

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Unread post by Sabre » Mon 14 Mar, 2016 9:56 pm

innsaneink wrote:
MacDougall wrote:And we play the Titans next week, who we should towel, and we have a very good record on the Gold Coast and an even better one when I actually watch em.
Theyll be our toughest test imo.....theyve improved a bit too from what Ive seen...wont be a picnic
100%
They're a different team this year and I think they'll surprise a few.

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Unread post by GNR4LIFE » Mon 14 Mar, 2016 9:59 pm

Ash Taylor is a damn good player

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Unread post by MacDougall » Mon 14 Mar, 2016 9:59 pm

innsaneink wrote:
MacDougall wrote:Nope. We will put 50 on them.
Hope youre right.....youre a bit excited right now eh?
Hell yes I am.

The Titans are the perfect team for us to face next week. They are not good, they have a poor record against us, it is a game we should win. We have a very good recent record in QLD. The team needs to prove they are the real deal and win these games. If we put away the Titans well next week, we're the real deal.

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Unread post by bathursttiger » Mon 14 Mar, 2016 10:00 pm

Moses could be in trouble for next weeks, hands on Peranara

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Unread post by diedpretty » Mon 14 Mar, 2016 10:00 pm

I think next week is a real danger game and also one that could define our season - 2 good wins against fancied sides, lots of media hype, great attacking football average defence. Good sides chalk it it up as a win and get on with next week. Good coaches bring their sides back from the highs and focus on the next game - I think will we see how good a coach Taylor is and where this side is at next week.

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Unread post by happy tiger » Mon 14 Mar, 2016 10:03 pm

Titans have a good backrow and speed in their backline

Right them off at our own peril , they have won 2 of their last 3 against us

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