Making the 8: who to back this weekend

McHunt

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TL;DR: Need Broncos to beat Cowboys and Bulldogs to beat Tigers.

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THURSDAY

Cowboys (H) v Broncos: Must win for us. (CRUCIAL)

FRIDAY


Warriors (H) v Sea Eagles: A win for Manly neutralises NZ as a threat and sticks it to the Rabbitohs.

Panthers (H) v Sharks: A Penrith win knocks out the Sharks, and Penrith's inferior points differential may work in our favour.

SATURDAY

Titans
v Dragons (H): Titans are our homeboys. **** the Dragons.

Eels (H) v Knights: We'd prefer to sink the Knights lower down the table.

Bulldogs (H) v Tigers: If Canterbury beat Balmain and we beat the Cowboys we should go back into the 8. If the Tigers win we won't. (CRITICAL)

SUNDAY

Raiders
(H) v Roosters: Much of a muchness who wins this one.

Storm (away) v Rabbitohs (away): Let's stick it to Wayne.
 
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Broncapz

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The way I see it, we're next to no chance of making the Grand Final, let alone winning it, but we have another, lesser goal to aim for: staying in longer than Wayne's new team.
Tbh, I'm hoping Bunnies take it all. Just to **** with Bellamy GOAT claims. Like I'm at the point where if this was a mario kart race, I would drive around the track the wrong way just to take out the Storm.
 

Kyle_Os

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Tbh, I'm hoping Bunnies take it all. Just to **** with Bellamy GOAT claims. Like I'm at the point where if this was a mario kart race, I would drive around the track the wrong way just to take out the Storm.
I'm backing the Raiders because **** Storm and **** Wayne.

I cant stand either of those 2 sides and the Raiders are the most neutral of the top 4.
 

Pub Steak

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South's and storm caught cheating cap shared spoon.
Hell yeah. But seriously you've gotta go for Manly. Worst facilities, new coach and injury ravaged season. It's the ultimate underdog story. **** sticky and his wannabe Viking poms. Even more so **** the cheating storm, chicken rooters and that smug lopsided smiling Clint Eastwood stubborn bugger I used to call my hero and his pack of feral cotton tails.
I do see Bulldogs beating tigers but. Cant see tigers stringing another game like last weekend together and reckon dogs have got one last good game in them for the year.
 
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Morkel

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**** Ricky & **** Bellamy. Souths and (spew) Roosters for mine.
 

Accept

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The Broncos are long gone and this would be my preference as far as champs go.

1 Souths
2 Wests/Newc (if either qualify)
3 Canberra
4 Parra
5 Penrith
6 Manly
7 Roosters
8 Cronulla (if they qualify)
9 Melb

The winner will come out of the big 3 (Souths, Melb, Syd) but it would be nice to see an upset for a change.
 

BroncsFan

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If roosters win , it's back to back. The only thing we hold against all these teams.
**** THE ROOSTERS!!!!
Would rather Melbourne in this case
Exactly this... it fucking kills the NSWRL that we still hold the record... so much so they dont even acknowledge the 97/98 double
 

Allo

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We’re not out of it yet, and we’d need the Sharks or Roosters to knock Melbourne out, but if we’re gone, I’m happy for the Raiders to win: they’re playing good footy, recruited well, and Ricky has earned it imo. Then Eels, Penrith/Tigers (sans Farah they’d be higher), Manly, Sharks, Roosters, Souths, Purple Cheating Scum in that order
 

Porthoz

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We’re not out of it yet, and we’d need the Sharks or Roosters to knock Melbourne out, but if we’re gone, I’m happy for the Raiders to win: they’re playing good footy, recruited well, and Ricky has earned it imo. Then Eels, Penrith/Tigers (sans Farah they’d be higher), Manly, Sharks, Roosters, Souths, Purple Cheating Scum in that order
I'm pretty close to this. Manly would be second behind Canberra on merit though (how things change... 😲).
Then all the other teams in the comp, with Parra way down and just ahead of the chooks and the cheating scum from Cronulla and Melbourne, all of whom would still be daylight ahead of souffs.

Even better though, would be this:

South's and storm caught cheating cap shared spoon.
 

Allo

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I'm pretty close to this. Manly would be second behind Canberra on merit though (how things change... 😲).
Then all the other teams in the comp, with Parra way down and just ahead of the chooks and the cheating scum from Cronulla and Melbourne, all of whom would still be daylight ahead of souffs.

Even better though, would be this:
Maybe subconsciously I wouldn’t hate Eels winning just to put Rabs and Sterlo out of their misery and give them something to be happy about for once.

Dessie somehow doesn’t make Manly as repellent as they should be, and with Cherry-Blossom and Taufua the only remnants of that early ‘10s side, there’s few guys left to actively hate on
 

Accept

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In an ideal world, the best thing to happen would be a Broncos v Storm grand final where we win again. This is my #1 football fantasy.
Wouldn't a Broncos/Cowboys rematch be the better option? We already beat Melb, we still owe NQ a GF heartbreak. That's my #1 fantasy although with the current state of both clubs, we could be waiting awhile.
 

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