PRE-GAME Round 19 - Eels vs Broncos

Big Pete

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My only memory of this game is the video referee accidentally awarding a penalty try on I believe the second Eels try.

I just about fell out of my chair until they corrected themselves.

At least that's how I remember it. I haven't seen the game since that Sunday arvo 20 years ago.

I never felt comfortable during that finals series, even the GF felt strangely tense like the Roosters could mount a comeback at any moment.
 
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Super Freak

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My only memory of this game is the video referee accidentally awarding a penalty try on I believe the second Eels try.

I just about fell out of my chair until they corrected themselves.

At least that's how I remember it. I haven't seen the game since that Sunday arvo 20 years ago.

I never felt comfortable during that finals series, even the GF felt strangely tense like the Roosters could mount a comeback at any moment.
The first try scored by Burt.

I watched that try many times over trying to figure out where the hell the penalty was. Tallis completely missed Burt when he slid in with the knees. I didn't realize that they corrected themselves, I can't remember the game all that much and I only have the highlights video that's up on Kayo so they didn't include that part where the video ref corrected themselves.
 

Big Pete

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It seemed like an obvious mistake at the time but after the Origin I controversy I wasn't so quick to jump to conclusions. I just remember everyone had a bit of a laugh over it and that I felt the game was decided once they missed the kick. I felt confident it'd take the wind out of their sails and Thorn went onto confirm that.
 

BroncsFan

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I'm kinda excited to see what gamble plays like, hoping he has a big game.
I have only seen him when he played that stint off the bench earlier this year.

He seemed reasonably big for a half (189cm and 97kg on Broncos profile) so he may actually complement Dearden in the halves.

If he has some skills then he could be a big body to put some pressure on the defensive line.. I recall him being fairly rangy as well. Hopefully he can hold his own in defense as well.

Looking at those stats again is there an opportunity he could be converted to a 2nd rower Wolfie Wolfie ??

Looks to be the same size as Wade Graham... although Graham plays with a lot of intensity so Gamble would need to have that in him to make the transition.

What's his play style like??
 

rnabokov

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I have only seen him when he played that stint off the bench earlier this year.

He seemed reasonably big for a half (189cm and 97kg on Broncos profile) so he may actually complement Dearden in the halves.

If he has some skills then he could be a big body to put some pressure on the defensive line.. I recall him being fairly rangy as well. Hopefully he can hold his own in defense as well.

Looking at those stats again is there an opportunity he could be converted to a 2nd rower Wolfie Wolfie ??

Looks to be the same size as Wade Graham... although Graham plays with a lot of intensity so Gamble would need to have that in him to make the transition.

What's his play style like??
Hope he can kick. We really need a good kicking game. Doomed to have no field position until then given our (present) lack of forward momentum.
 

Wolfie

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I have only seen him when he played that stint off the bench earlier this year.

He seemed reasonably big for a half (189cm and 97kg on Broncos profile) so he may actually complement Dearden in the halves.

If he has some skills then he could be a big body to put some pressure on the defensive line.. I recall him being fairly rangy as well. Hopefully he can hold his own in defense as well.

Looking at those stats again is there an opportunity he could be converted to a 2nd rower Wolfie Wolfie ??

Looks to be the same size as Wade Graham... although Graham plays with a lot of intensity so Gamble would need to have that in him to make the transition.

What's his play style like??
He is a pretty physical player. He has a decent all round game really, but i dont think he is an NRL standard half, not even close. Not sure if he could do a Wade Graham tbh.
 

Dazza 92

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honestly Parra, you dont score 50+ in this game your having a fuckin laugh...

If this is even remotely close at all....you're wasting your time in the finals....

Why arent we finding the few guys who havent played for us this year and putting them in..???

Maybe we shouldnt, they dont need the stench of this season on them before they debut...
 
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Foordy

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Why arent we finding the few guys who havent played for us this year and putting them in..???
because with our injuries and suspensions this year, we've pretty much used everyone in our top 30
 

Dazza 92

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because with our injuries and suspensions this year, we've pretty much used everyone in our top 30
well Gambles getting a run out, which is long overdue...

Have Kobe Hethrington and Pride Petterson Robati had a run out this year?

If not then if they are fit they should be playing now...
 

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