Broncos positivity thread

Renegade

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All of the moves from KW look promising so far. Not like he has been dealt pocket aces...but feels like he is playing a poor hand well and luck will balance out.
Hes been given 2 7 off and is expected to make a flush. Needs to employ gto to balance his opponents ranges...ahahaha
 

Waynesaurus

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So.............. we've just had the worst season ever in club history, week in week out played like busted assholes who look like they have never played the game before, we have our best talent leaving left, right and centre, no notable signings to date so next year is looking like we might have to field a ragtag group of leftovers, has beens, wanabe's, and overpaid pretenders in club history................. yet here we are................... the broadcasters darlings once again carrying the NRL on our back in prime time TV in 2021.

I think it might be a positive for the club..................... or is it just a huge spotlight on how shit the rest of the competition is going. 🤔
 

IceWorks

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That seems tight. Random placings should be 2 to 1 minus the spread so not a lot of fat built in for a team that got lapped this season. I would think that bet is not great value hence my Broncs + Roosters combo.

I think the Roosters could easily finish lower half of top 8 this season and Broncs will be top 8.

I have never seen a playing group dismantled like this one over the previous two years, if Kevvie can add some starch and the culture returns then I just think there is great value in this team :)
 

something

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Coach - KW could be amazing, he is certainly saying the right things and even if he has the same record as Seibs he's infinitely more likeable. So i think we win here.

Fullback - Darius is gone. Personally i think his poor attitude really affected the team. You may disagree, but im so glad he's gone. Darius is a terrible, terrible name.

Wings - Xavier Coates just had a very promising origin stint, Herbie looks the goods and will only improve with another year under his belt, Jamayne had the death of his father to contend with in 2020 - i can see him having a much better year... we also have Mead again, which is good for culture.

Centres - not feeling too good about this position.... i suppose Bird did nothing, hes gone so hopefully we have some money to spend. Shame about Staggs' Knee

Halves - Dearden is super calm under pressure and only going to get better... last time Kevvie coached Milf he was an actual million dollar player.

Hooker - Turps is decent, Macca could tie up the middle defensively if used effectively. Neither are world beaters, but if they both play to potential we'll be fine.

Second Row - Oates to make the transition and prove everyone wrong. Then take Fifitas spot in origin. Alex Glenn to have a great year.... alright a bit too optimistic here... not sure how I feel about our second row. We have Oates, Glenn and Riki. Just feels a bit shit, but hopefully they arent shit.

Props and Lock - Haas, Lodge, Carrigan, TPJ, Flegler.... this could be a really, really good pack. Also... OFFA is GONE (is this a lock in?) ! I am super pleased about this, he hasnt won a game for Bronx in 18 months, im certain he is our bad luck charm.

Overall, if our team plays to potential we can be weapons again. Just need to be unified!
 

Xzei

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That seems tight. Random placings should be 2 to 1 minus the spread so not a lot of fat built in for a team that got lapped this season. I would think that bet is not great value hence my Broncs + Roosters combo.

I think the Roosters could easily finish lower half of top 8 this season and Broncs will be top 8.

I have never seen a playing group dismantled like this one over the previous two years, if Kevvie can add some starch and the culture returns then I just think there is great value in this team :)
Same ill have a few bets going with us making the 8 and top 4 with a few of the more fancied sides dropping out.
Also going to have 50 on us to win it all before smith decides his future just incase he ends up at the Broncos
 
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theshed

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Coach - KW could be amazing, he is certainly saying the right things and even if he has the same record as Seibs he's infinitely more likeable. So i think we win here.

Fullback - Darius is gone. Personally i think his poor attitude really affected the team. You may disagree, but im so glad he's gone. Darius is a terrible, terrible name.

Wings - Xavier Coates just had a very promising origin stint, Herbie looks the goods and will only improve with another year under his belt, Jamayne had the death of his father to contend with in 2020 - i can see him having a much better year... we also have Mead again, which is good for culture.

Centres - not feeling too good about this position.... i suppose Bird did nothing, hes gone so hopefully we have some money to spend. Shame about Staggs' Knee

Halves - Dearden is super calm under pressure and only going to get better... last time Kevvie coached Milf he was an actual million dollar player.

Hooker - Turps is decent, Macca could tie up the middle defensively if used effectively. Neither are world beaters, but if they both play to potential we'll be fine.

Second Row - Oates to make the transition and prove everyone wrong. Then take Fifitas spot in origin. Alex Glenn to have a great year.... alright a bit too optimistic here... not sure how I feel about our second row. We have Oates, Glenn and Riki. Just feels a bit shit, but hopefully they arent shit.

Props and Lock - Haas, Lodge, Carrigan, TPJ, Flegler.... this could be a really, really good pack. Also... OFFA is GONE (is this a lock in?) ! I am super pleased about this, he hasnt won a game for Bronx in 18 months, im certain he is our bad luck charm.

Overall, if our team plays to potential we can be weapons again. Just need to be unified!
I am optimistic our outside backs will all be better post Seibs. It can’t be coincidence that all of the 11(?) different players that played centre or wing for us during last season were all disgusting at defending. It has to be structural for that many players to be that fucking terrible. So I’m very optimistic that with a half competent coaching team we should see a vast improvement to our outside backs.

Though that being said we are potentially looking at a backline along the lines of

1. Isaako
2. Mead
3 Farnworth
4. Copley
5. Coates

to start the season, but this is the positive thread so I won’t be commenting on that


I also think that TPJ will play second row and if Asiata comes we may see Carrigan at prop. Which would give us a far more mobile forward pack to last year and hopefully we can survive the 6 again rule better.

yeehaw
 

vertigo

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If Ofahengaue is indeed being offloaded I'm more excited for 2022.

This is the year to lay the foundations for a real campaign in the future. Just work on fitness and defence and figure out what combinations are going to work best.
 
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Mustafur

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Our forward pack is quality especially if we get Asiata to go lock it would make our prop rotation would look almost unrivaled.

Just would need our outside backs to find a new level next year.
 

NSW stables

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I am optimistic our outside backs will all be better post Seibs. It can’t be coincidence that all of the 11(?) different players that played centre or wing for us during last season were all disgusting at defending. It has to be structural for that many players to be that fucking terrible. So I’m very optimistic that with a half competent coaching team we should see a vast improvement to our outside backs.

Though that being said we are potentially looking at a backline along the lines of

1. Isaako
2. Mead
3 Farnworth
4. Copley
5. Coates

to start the season, but this is the positive thread so I won’t be commenting on that


I also think that TPJ will play second row and if Asiata comes we may see Carrigan at prop. Which would give us a far more mobile forward pack to last year and hopefully we can survive the 6 again rule better.

yeehaw
I wouldnt be too surprised if mead is brought in to play centre or fullback as he was playing these positions in england.

This might be to let nui and walsh mature in isc next year.
 

Bongo

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Feeling positive. We won't need to worry about losing games next year because we won't have enough players to form a team xo.
Ok my positive/ optimist/ delusion for next season.

Kevvie fixes the culture ruck and defense

Oates returns to hard runnung finisher who is in position

Milford gets his freedom and attitude back and is back to his best. I think Siebold restricted him a lot about where to be on the field.

TPJ doesn't get suspended

Isaako doesn't kick out on the full or dead from the kick off.
 

Rally Towel

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Honestly, there's a lot of work to be done but I think we'll surprise a few with our improvement in 2021.

Haas, TPJ, Carrigan and Flegler can do great things up front provided minutes can be better balanced. Haas and Carrigan to start with Pangai and Big Tom to bring the rage from the bench.

We'll be without Staggs for a bit but if we can find him a reliable centre partner I've got faith in the back line. Coates and Isaako to the wings.

I've some concerns over the halves but I'll back Walters to get Milf and Little Tom playing to their strengths. Croft and Kelly to keep them honest.

Crucially, I'm expecting the boys to buy into Kevs vision. Morale and leadership were rock bottom this year. Restoring pride in the jersey and heart for the fight will translate to better performances moreso than any personnel changes.

For me, the big question marks are obviously fullback and hooker. Don't think he's top shelf but I think Turpin can meet requirements at 9 unless Kev wants to punt on Paix.

I'm not sold on Niu and Isaako is one of our best options on the wing so I'd echo the consensus and say we should bring Allan back if we can. He's raw but he's got a decently rounded game at the back and would complement our halves nicely.
 

theshed

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The Warriors came 10th.
They had to live away from their families at short notice, had to borrow players, had their beloved coach sacked mid season, have a bog average roster. They still came 10th.

The 8th placed Sharks only won half their games and had a 0 for and against.

That’s the benchmark of the middle
of the table. That should show just how much effort it takes to be bad enough to come last. If everything at the club is average we come 9th. In theory you could draw every game 0-0 in the NRL and still make the finals.

There’s no reason we can’t finish 10th-8th.
 

Cult3

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The Warriors came 10th.
They had to live away from their families at short notice, had to borrow players, had their beloved coach sacked mid season, have a bog average roster. They still came 10th.

The 8th placed Sharks only won half their games and had a 0 for and against.

That’s the benchmark of the middle
of the table. That should show just how much effort it takes to be bad enough to come last. If everything at the club is average we come 9th. In theory you could draw every game 0-0 in the NRL and still make the finals.

There’s no reason we can’t finish 10th-8th.
We won’t come 9th. Tigers have that spot wrapped up already
 

Petch67

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The Warriors came 10th.
They had to live away from their families at short notice, had to borrow players, had their beloved coach sacked mid season, have a bog average roster. They still came 10th.

The 8th placed Sharks only won half their games and had a 0 for and against.

That’s the benchmark of the middle
of the table. That should show just how much effort it takes to be bad enough to come last. If everything at the club is average we come 9th. In theory you could draw every game 0-0 in the NRL and still make the finals.

There’s no reason we can’t finish 10th-8th.
9th spot is permanently reserved for the tigers
 

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