Our run to the finals

Pub Steak

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Look, you make some fair points.

I don't want to be drawn into a seibold v Bennett discussion as I have been doing my very best to avoid them... however, the last part of this post annoys me. Everyone is feeling more positive having not lost for the past month, that's great. I would just hope everyone could temper their enthusiasm a little by looking at who we've beaten/drawn over that period - 4 of the bottom 6 sides. I just find it a bit rich to be trumpeting seibold as a better tactician than Bennett when half of our 8 wins this season coming in the last month playing against the absolute dregs of the competition.
I've gotta say, even though I don't exactly agree with your opinion, I respect that you can make your point within a readable amount of words. Thank you. Sorry Purple Pills Purple Pills but that's just too much narrative and only marginally related to the topic. We just moved from a veteran, well and truly acclaimed and proven coach to a rookie so we can be happy that we aren't where we were a few weeks back fighting over the spoon. Bennett was great. Siebold has potential to be great. Time will tell. Pointy end of the season is fast approaching. Band together now and have our I told you sos later.
 

007

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This loss has us eclipsing last years losing tally of 9. We still have 5 games to go and not too confident we can win all of them.
TBH thats still not potentially a bad washup. Look at whats been dished out by Boyd? Squad changes, 10000's new players who have barely left high school. IF we can equal - its progress.
 

broncsgoat

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So you have given up on us making the 8, why 'Glory Glory'?
Glory Glory is a joke because everyone keeps telling me to go and watch Souths. I think if we go 3 and 2 we can make the finals. I just don't see us doing any better than that. I'm not confident against Souths, and Parra and Penrith are decent teams this year so it's a big ask to beat them both. We should account easily for the bulldogs and the cowboys are a coin toss, though I expect we should win.
 
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Glory Glory is a joke because everyone keeps telling me to go and watch Souths. I think if we go 3 and 2 we can make the finals. I just don't see us doing any better than that. I'm not confident against Souths, and Parra and Penrith are decent teams this year so it's a big ask to beat them both. We should account easily for the bulldogs and the cowboys are a coin toss, though I expect we should win.
You are right, this side is not a contender and hasn’t been since 2015. Hope change continues to come because the gap between the Storm and the Broncos just continues to stay as wide as it has been since the cheating days.
 
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You are right, this side is not a contender and hasn’t been since 2015. Hope change continues to come because the gap between the Storm and the Broncos just continues to stay as wide as it has been since the cheating days.
Unfortunately the storm and Roosters are entrenched in the top 4 until Smith and Politis retire. I'd almost cheer for the storm in this year's GF if it meant Smith retiring.
 

pagey

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Unfortunately the storm and Roosters are entrenched in the top 4 until Smith and Politis retire. I'd almost cheer for the storm in this year's GF if it meant Smith retiring.
Bellamy is still there though.
 

The True King

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Unfortunately the storm and Roosters are entrenched in the top 4 until Smith and Politis retire. I'd almost cheer for the storm in this year's GF if it meant Smith retiring.
Manly showed last week that the Storm are beatable and it's not as if they've suddenly recruited in a whole heap of players after their deplorable season last year (didn't make the 8 or even look like it). Heck, they're pushing to break into the top 4 and they have been without Tom Trbojevic for most the season.

To say we are losing to the Storm simply because of Smith is wrong, we are losing because we aren't good enough and our roster has very little quality in key spine positions. Bellamy and Melbourne have us mentally beat before we even step on the park and I suspect that won't change just because Smith retires.
 

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Ladder Update Reminder: Panthers v Bulldogs is critical for our position.

Here's what we want this weekend:
Friday
Cowboys vs Tigers: Cowboys (TIGERS: UNFAVOURABLE)
Warriors vs Raiders: Raiders (not critical) (RAIDERS: FAVOURABLE)
Broncos vs Storm: Broncos (STORM: UNFAVOURABLE - BUT EXPECTED)

Saturday

Sea Eagles vs Knights: Sea Eagles (SEA EAGLES: FAVOURABLE).
Bulldogs vs Panthers: Bulldogs (opens up table)

Sunday

Sharks vs Rabbitohs: Rabbitohs
Roosters vs Titans: Titans (because **** the Roosters)
Dragons vs Eels: Dragons (opens up table)
 

Pub Steak

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Best suggestion yet. Seibs would def be in the running for Coach of the Year if he can get every other team disqualified.
Run a Bradbury to the finals eh? All we can do is hope. Only need 1 team to fall for salary cap scandal and we will sit cosy in 9th.
- Merged

This might be the first time in my life I've been going for Canterbury.
 
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This might be unpopular on here and can't believe I would say this about the broncos but I would rather we NOT make the finals as all it would do is just cover the cracks over this season and then go into early next year and still have these problems. And maybe it might wake up the administration of the club to think not everything is all rosy just making finals and most likely getting smashed like last night.
 

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This might be unpopular on here and can't believe I would say this about the broncos but I would rather we NOT make the finals as all it would do is just cover the cracks over this season and then go into early next year and still have these problems. And maybe it might wake up the administration of the club to think not everything is all rosy just making finals and most likely getting smashed like last night.
Honestly, I'd be very, very surprised if nobody at the club could see the cracks even if we make the finals. They are blindingly obvious to us there's no way the pros are missing them.
 

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