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winslow_wong

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It's time for the good guys (broncos) to win a premiership next year. But maybe the nrl want all clubs to win one so probably a warriors win next year.
 

Tom

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Hayne has always wanted to win one with the Titans too don't forget.
 

1910

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Fantastic performance from the Cutters, weren't afraid to chance their arm and racked up a well deserved big grand final victory.

I wonder how long it will take St George Illawarra to give Demetriou the head gig? He's got the runs on the board at the Intrust Super Cup level and as an Assitant coach, coupled with his propensity to coach good attacking systems he could be just the tonic.

I look at the Dragons success at the ISC (National Champions) and NYC (Prelim) level and just wonder why McGregor was so stubborn with his selections? Even Hook had the realisation that he had to push forward, turning what was looking like a disaster of a season, into a really promising one.
Dragons have gone two rookie coaches now and come unstuck they will go experienced now. Like Brisbane they won't do it again.

JD was also Dragons' attacking coach that they were terrible. That might go against him.
 
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1910

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I agree, I think McGregor would be stupid not to use Demetriou in some capacity with the NRL team. That's if McGregor survives. Demetriou seems like a really promising coach, and to be honest, I think he just gets coaching. Not everyone gets coaching, and I'm highly doubtful whether Mary can actually coach.

It was woeful continuing to watch the same plays repeated and repeated to no avail. I can't fathom how a coach can continue the same unsuccessful pattern of play for 26 rounds, and not realise that it's not working. It was painful how pre-planned the Dragons attack looked and how everything happened in slow motion, well before the line, just side to side. Imagine being a Dragons fan. Their most potent attacking threat was Marshall, and they refused to re-sign him. They used him just to pass from side to side in their set plays, when he has a lot more to offer them than that, and then they make him the scapegoat for their miserable season.
He is with the NRL Dragons, He does both.
 

Big Pete

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Dragons have gone two rookie coaches now and come unstuck they will go experienced now. Like Brisbane they won't do it again.

JD was also Dragons' attacking coach that they were terrible. That might go against him.
He only joined in January, didn't have a say on selections or recruitment either which was a major downfall for the Dragons.

The issue with Price, McGregor, Henjak and Griffin is that they all came up through the same system. It's difficult to implement change when you're so familiar with the club. Demetriou hasn't even been at the club for a year and only added to his resume.

Sadly too many folks in Rugby League take stock in facets that really don't matter at the end of the day and continue to make the same mistakes over and over again. Either McGregor will keep his job and remind everybody how limited he is at coaching, or they'll bring in a John Cartwright, David Furner or Geoff Toovey and continue to spin their wheels.
 

Big Pete

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I thought the Melbourne defence was the highlight of the game. When the game was close, and Melbourne got on top, the refs controlled the speed of the ruck for Melbourne much differently, then gave those 2 penalties that would barely get a look in, in another finals game, giving the Sharks the field position they needed to win the game.

I said last week when this game was known that the Sharks would win. The NRL needed their fairy tale win.
Oh so you went into this game with prejudice and decided that a swinging arm shouldn't be penalised?

Please.

It wasn't like Melbourne didn't benefit from a leg up penalty either - the 'came up with his boot' penalty was as innocuous as any of the Sharks penalties and they scored right on the back of that.

There was no conspiracy, Cronulla just happened to be the best team of 2016.

Get a clue and deal with it.
 
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Huge

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If ever there was a better demonstration of confirmation bias than what is evident on this forum I am yet to see orvread about it. I'm sure there would be ,somewhere. It was an nrl conspiracy, the refs got them the win, it's the fairytale the nrl arranged. Jesus fucking christ some people, I just think life must be such a challenge for those so ill equipped to think and easily duped. The gullible gang .
 

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I thought the Melbourne defence was the highlight of the game. When the game was close, and Melbourne got on top, the refs controlled the speed of the ruck for Melbourne much differently, then gave those 2 penalties that would barely get a look in, in another finals game, giving the Sharks the field position they needed to win the game.

I said last week when this game was known that the Sharks would win. The NRL needed their fairy tale win.
Have you seriously listened to what you're saying.

Are you saying before the game the referees and the NRL authorities got together and said 'No matter what happens today Cronulla are going to win, let's completely ruin our careers and reputations just to piss off the Storm and get a story out of it'

Get a grip
 

I bleed Maroon

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It's time for the good guys (broncos) to win a premiership next year. But maybe the nrl want all clubs to win one so probably a warriors win next year.
I'm not sure if this is how we want to approach this phenomenon. What is the fucking point of a sport if you know the result beforehand? This isn't wrestling. Premierships are not and absolutely should not be pre-ordained.
 

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Have you seriously listened to what you're saying.

Are you saying before the game the referees and the NRL authorities got together and said 'No matter what happens today Cronulla are going to win, let's completely ruin our careers and reputations just to piss off the Storm and get a story out of it'

Get a grip
It's weird how you and [MENTION=1992]Huge[/MENTION] show up at the same time. How do you both use the family computer at the exact same time?
 

Kimlo

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Cronulla won fair and square. They were the better team on the night, there was no shenanigans from the ref.
 

Big Pete

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I mean, if you wanted to go down the tin-foil hat path, last night's game wasn't it.

There's nothing there, you're grasping at straws...

However if you were to go back and remember the Round 26 Melbourne v Cronulla clash and the shoulder charge incident from Ennis and the farce surrounding that...

...there's your conspiracy.
 

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