Where are all the fair weather fans.

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Post by 851 » Sat 10 Mar, 2018 7:54 pm

momo&medo wrote:
Sat 10 Mar, 2018 7:51 pm
What a win.
Great foundation to build season success on.
This whole squad has potential.
I feel great.
We have good depth in all areas, bar maybe centre
Go hard or go home


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Post by Black'n'White » Sat 10 Mar, 2018 7:57 pm

851 wrote:
Sat 10 Mar, 2018 7:54 pm
momo&medo wrote:
Sat 10 Mar, 2018 7:51 pm
What a win.
Great foundation to build season success on.
This whole squad has potential.
I feel great.
We have good depth in all areas, bar maybe centre
Sounds crazy because his side usually leaks alot of points, but I really dont see why we havent given Noffa a shot in the centres. He only has to be better than Kev.

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Post by Nelson » Sat 10 Mar, 2018 8:02 pm

Black'n'White wrote:
Sat 10 Mar, 2018 7:57 pm
851 wrote:
Sat 10 Mar, 2018 7:54 pm
momo&medo wrote:
Sat 10 Mar, 2018 7:51 pm
What a win.
Great foundation to build season success on.
This whole squad has potential.
I feel great.
We have good depth in all areas, bar maybe centre
Sounds crazy because his side usually leaks alot of points, but I really dont see why we havent given Noffa a shot in the centres. He only has to be better than Kev.
I seem to remember him being there a few years ago for a brief period and him being defensively awful there.

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Post by Defiant » Sat 10 Mar, 2018 8:06 pm

Black'n'White wrote:
Sat 10 Mar, 2018 7:57 pm
851 wrote:
Sat 10 Mar, 2018 7:54 pm
momo&medo wrote:
Sat 10 Mar, 2018 7:51 pm
What a win.
Great foundation to build season success on.
This whole squad has potential.
I feel great.
We have good depth in all areas, bar maybe centre
Sounds crazy because his side usually leaks alot of points, but I really dont see why we havent given Noffa a shot in the centres. He only has to be better than Kev.
Didn't we win an a u20's premiership with Nofo at center inside Marika Koro ?

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Post by tig_prmz » Sat 10 Mar, 2018 8:08 pm

i'll put my hand up and say i didn't give us a chance.

im really proud of how they played and how cleary has built this team. he has taken a moneyball approach to it and it looks bloody amazing.

however, this squad is in my opinion the worst in the comp (maybe after titans?). that also being said, cowboys made it to the grand final last year off the back of 100% effort no matter what.

every game we win, i will gladly put my hand up and concede i was wrong, however every game we lose, i'm not gonna say a "i told you so"
My Round 1 Team 2018

1. lolo 2. noffa 3. suli 4. milne 5. fonua
6. reynolds 7. brooks
8. packer 9. ET 10. Twal
11. McQuen 12. Lawrence 13. Eiso
14. Matulino 15. McIllwrick 16. Sue 17. Aloiai
18. Marsters 19. Benji 20. Grant 21. K Naiqama
Next: Liddle, MCK, Felise, MWZ, Thompson, Rochow, Gamble


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Post by Black'n'White » Sat 10 Mar, 2018 8:09 pm

As I said.... only has to be better than Kev.

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Post by Roar Power » Sat 10 Mar, 2018 8:10 pm

Was Kev really that bad apart from the misread for their try? Not great I know but hardly sack worthy. In saying that, would love for Milne to work out because he is a beast!

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Post by cqtiger » Sat 10 Mar, 2018 8:25 pm

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Sat 10 Mar, 2018 6:40 pm
Yes. Good thread. All the doomsdayers and white anters on here over the the last month or so have done my head in.
I wonder if they actually enjoyed the win or we're hoping for a loss to say "I told you so". Sack this person or that. Or something about the bus.
I don’t know what’s worse... an ‘I told you so’ after a win or an ‘I told you so’ after a loss.

Personally I like to soak up the wins when they come but this is tempered by our table position at seasons end. We still have a tough month of footy ahead - I’m praying our defense gets better and better.
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Post by kingbrooks » Sat 10 Mar, 2018 8:30 pm

I don't have a problem with people saying they thought we would lose.

Our squad gave it all today, but its one win. We also destroyed Souths in Round 1 last year. As the season goes on, we will be tested. I don't predict us to get smashed, but there are definitely going to be some areas we are going to struggle in, more so with the ball than without it.

As Eddie said, we probably have the worst roster in terms of talent, but we probably also have close to the best in depth.

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Post by supercoach » Sat 10 Mar, 2018 8:30 pm

I did not give us chance, but that doesn’t make me a fair weather supporter. These posts give me the ....

I loved the win,the effort, but I call it as I see it without my WT glasses on, and I thought we were no chance, my big worry was speed and kicking game......Iam still worried

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Post by Roar Power » Sat 10 Mar, 2018 8:32 pm

supercoach wrote:
Sat 10 Mar, 2018 8:30 pm
I did not give us chance, but that doesn’t make me a fair weather supporter. These posts give me the ....

I loved the win,the effort, but I call it as I see it without my WT glasses on, and I thought we were no chance, my big worry was speed and kicking game......Iam still worried
I thought the same SC, but if we turn up with that defence and intensity on a weekly basis, we will be in every contest.

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Post by NT Tiger » Sat 10 Mar, 2018 8:36 pm

Perhaps ignorance is a virtue but I always give us a chance. There is no point being a "supporter" if you don't support. I had no idea what Ivan had up his sleeve but I'm happy that the boys pulled it off.
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Post by the third » Sat 10 Mar, 2018 8:52 pm

It was a hot day, they were probably at Bondi...where the pub I should have no been at was hahahahaha.....,seriously though I’m happier that we are under the radar with everyone

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Post by tigerbenji » Sat 10 Mar, 2018 8:59 pm

Just got home from the game, we lack some pace but didnt they show some heart, Kev is Kev & i love him but?. Maybe Milne into Kevs spot, but great win just the same & the $ 3.90 odds fantastic.

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Post by Cultured Bogan » Sat 10 Mar, 2018 9:12 pm

I'm always hopeful but commonsense suggested that Chooks were favourites for obvious reasons.

I didn't doubt that they'd put in but I thought Easts had the class to get them home. Happy to be proven wrong,
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Post by Tigerheart_returns » Sat 10 Mar, 2018 9:16 pm

Honestly, if you were to believe the "experts" no one gave us a chance, although some claimed some curiosity about how we'd play (a bob each way, I guess..)

https://wwos.nine.com.au/2018/03/08/10/ ... -round-one

Reality is that as a fan you go in with your heart, but as a realist you'd have expected us to lose. I was lucky enough to be at the game today and once I knew Reynolds was out, did have my doubts. After 5 minutes, I knew the boys were back!

As for jumping on the bandwagon, no matter what the team, you'll always get this - I am used to it, it is the same in any sport, trust me.

But let's just enjoy today - nothing like winning it close to bell!

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Post by prattenparkchild » Sat 10 Mar, 2018 9:24 pm

Woohoo!!! Said we could do it. Good win to start the season. The doubters have seasons of poor performance and over hyped expectations behind them to base their opinion on. Maybe this is proof Ivan's got a good handle on the players and team. Good effort guys.

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Post by TJL » Sat 10 Mar, 2018 9:25 pm

I didn't pick this win so I'm pleasantly surprised not in the attack but the defence which apart from someone who should be in reserve grade was better than anything the side has produced since Ellis was with the club. Another bonus my stuck-up sister goes for Easts, fancy the spoon favourites beating the certainties to win the comp! :roll :roll :roll
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