OPINION Broncos are making the 8

McHunt

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I can’t see us beating the Storm carrying Milford in the halves.
 

Sproj

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It is funny though, its like wow, that was a great win, might make a run now, I wonder who we have next week...of course it is.
 

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john1420

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We should make the 8. Anything less is failure
Do you mean specifically this year, or just our general benchmark?
Coz if you mean general benchmark I'm with you, top 8 or failure.
But if you're talking about this year, the year following a wooden spoon and the worst season in the clubs history with just 3 wins from an entire season, where the team showed basically no heart ever, and then this year given the hardest draw in the comp, then I have to disagree.
There's a place somewhere between last year's nightmare and the top 8, a stepping stone from 1 to the other, that this year should be given a pass mark.
 

BroncosFever

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I have us winning about 7 of those remaining games, anything more would be a genuine shock result

It's annoying because I haven't seen the draw for other clubs but I can't imagine any other club has copped it as bad as we have, we had a few winnable games there and then we cop the Roosters and Melbourne in consecutive weeks, in the first 6 weeks or so we had 1 game against a bottom club and the rest were against genuine Premiership contenders (okay in hindsight maybe not so much the Titans but this was supposed to be their big year)

If we win 6/7 of those games it will be a good result for the club, I don't care what they say this is a rebuilding year for us. Finishing just outside the 8 would be a big step forward.
 

BroncosFever

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It is funny though, its like wow, that was a great win, might make a run now, I wonder who we have next week...of course it is.

Compare that to say.. Penrith, to their credit they flogged Souths by 50 but then look who their next game is.

They've barely had to string a couple of big wins together against good clubs, it's no wonder they didn't win the big one last year.
 

I bleed Maroon

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VERY optimistic outlook, OP. In order to make the 8, we will basically need to win every game post Melbourne this week to have a chance of squeezing in. Forget about the competition points, our F/A is our worst enemy at the moment, and it will be even worse after Melbourne are done with us.
 

Galah

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How many points does it usually take to sneak in the 8? There is a clear top 4 and everyone else is floundering it’s not out of the question.

have to have a real nudge on Thursday though.
 

Kimlo

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How many points does it usually take to sneak in the 8? There is a clear top 4 and everyone else is floundering it’s not out of the question.

have to have a real nudge on Thursday though.
I think we made it in 2019 with 25 points which was historically one of the lowest cut offs. Don't quote me on any of that though.
 

Astro

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How many points does it usually take to sneak in the 8? There is a clear top 4 and everyone else is floundering it’s not out of the question.

have to have a real nudge on Thursday though.
Prior to the last couple of years. 28 pts would usualy get you into finals.

But the way the comp has been over the last 2-3 years could be a lot lower than that. 2020 was 20pts and 2019 was 25pts.

Edit: last yeat there was only 20 games played so that skews the results slightly.
 
Team P W L PD Pts
15 13 2 344 26
15 13 2 311 26
14 11 3 105 24
14 11 3 176 22
14 9 5 122 20
13 7 6 33 16
15 7 8 -11 14
14 6 8 -44 14
14 6 8 -121 14
14 5 9 -66 12
14 5 9 -70 12
15 6 9 -131 12
14 5 9 -62 10
15 5 10 -132 10
13 2 11 -204 6
15 3 12 -250 6

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