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) GOOD OUTCOME

FRIDAY


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

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

SATURDAY

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

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

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) EXCELLENT OUTCOME

SUNDAY

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

Storm
(away) v Rabbitohs (away): Let's stick it to Wayne. IRRELEVANT
Weekend summary:

WE REMAIN IN THE EIGHT, with immediate threats from the SHARKS, TIGERS & WARRIORS.

A win against the PANTHERS next weekend will elevate us to 7th position. A loss will keep us at 8 but only if both the SHARKS & TIGERS LOSE, and the WARRIORS lose (or win with a points differential coming into play).
 
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Huge

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Next weekend could be enormous for us. Should we beat the Panthers and our nearest rivals fall as is likely we could be a game and a half clear of our nearest rivals.
No, not so clear of the Panthers but our other big rivals, West Tits, Porpoises and Worriers.
Two of them have very tough matches. Namely Manly-Tigpies and Roosters-Worriers. Sharks have a traditional rivalry with St Merge so that could be a tough one to win.

We absolutely must beat Penrith though🙏
 
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McHunt

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Next weekend could be enormous for us. Should we beat the Panthers and our nearest rivals fall as is likely we could be a game and a half clear of our nearest rivals.
No, not so clear of the Panthers but our other big rivals, West Tits, Porpoises and Worriers.
Two of them have very tough matches. Namely Manly-Tigpies and Roosters-Worriers. Sharks have a traditional rivalry with St Merge so that could be a tough one to win.

We absolutely must beat Penrith though🙏
Agree. If we can't beat Penrith, we don't belong in the Eight: they do. We NEED to beat Penrith, but the week after will be even more interesting: we WANT to beat Souths. That's the game that'll be tightening Seib's sphincter when he wakes up at 2am in a lather of sweat.
 

McHunt

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Well Sportsbet currently have us at 1.65 to make the 8 so that is either massive unders or they think we are a real chance.
Of course we're a real chance: we're in the Eight now. Maybe we're rated higher than Penrith because we have a slightly better points diff, but more likely because we're a more fancied club historically. We almost always make the playoffs and we have more fans willing to back us.
 

The Strapper

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Of course we're a real chance: we're in the Eight now. Maybe we're rated higher than Penrith because we have a slightly better points diff, but more likely because we're a more fancied club historically. We almost always make the playoffs and we have more fans willing to back us.
Yeah I get all that but I still think we’re 50/50 at most ie 2.00 with the bookies.
We have some tough games coming up - Souffs & Parra and going on our performance against the cows would be outsiders to win those games.
 

Huge

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Yeah I get all that but I still think we’re 50/50 at most ie 2.00 with the bookies.
We have some tough games coming up - Souffs & Parra and going on our performance against the cows would be outsiders to win those games.
The odds given by the bookies don't really reflect the true odds even though they are sometimes very close. It's the weight of money which dictates.
 

JAHHW

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The odds given by the bookies don't really reflect the true odds even though they are sometimes very close. It's the weight of money which dictates.
You would have thought weight wouldn’t normally be a measurement used for money - wouldn’t it just be easier if they counted it 🤷‍♂️?

... thanks, I’m here all week!
 

JAHHW

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They often count money by weighing it.
It was only meant to be a stupid joke mate, not to be taken literally.

Or is this one of those ‘Inception’ moments, with multiple layers of literal comments? Or have I over analysed? So many questions!

Comments on the internet are such a hard thing to decipher some times.

Anyway; I remember taking my oversized novelty $20 money tin into the bank when I was younger and watching them dump all my coins into a machine that weighed them rather than counted them.

At around 10 years old, my mind was blown.
 

McHunt

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Anyway; I remember taking my oversized novelty $20 money tin into the bank when I was younger and watching them dump all my coins into a machine that weighed them rather than counted them.

At around 10 years old, my mind was blown.
As a point of trivia this would only work if you sorted the coins into copper and silver, and then separated the 50c pieces. New 50c's would need to be weighed separately from old as their weights differ.

Getting more modern, Gold ($1 & $2) would also need to be weighed separately by denomination.

Banks would be more likely to have a machine that sorted by both dimension and weight to reject fakes, imperfections and foreign coins.
 
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