Round 20 Discussion

AndyB

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The record books are going to remember this year’s Melbourne side as the most dominant in NRL history but imo they’re not even the best Storm side in history. Not even in the top 3 imo.

To me, they’ve managed to keep chugging along, maintaining their high standards while a good portion of the rest of the competition has deteriorated in a massive way.

imo the dominance we’re seeing from this current Storm side is a manifestation of the systems and processes that the Storm have ingrained over the past 15+ years. It’s almost like a golfer who has put in so much quality practise over such a long time that their swing is able to hold up during a hurricane.

The fact that pretty much no other team in the NRL has what the Storm has in this respect, has only served to widen the gap in performance week to week during a time when there are a lot of distractions and a lot of reasons for teams and players to perform sub-optimally.
Great post mate, only had to read the first paragraph to give this a "like."

I had recently been thinking about this myself.
 

Foordy

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anyone notice that Anthony Griffin was the only coach not wearing a mask during yesterdays post match press conferences
 

Waynesaurus

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So torn......................Cheering on the Titans is just wrong but I don't want the dogs to get any further off the bottom of the table.
 

Kimlo

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So torn......................Cheering on the Titans is just wrong but I don't want the dogs to get any further off the bottom of the table.
Go the doggies.

If the only thing saving us from the spoon is another team being worse we deserve it.

Meanwhile always happy for 1.25m fafita to lose.
 

Kaz

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I unfortunately want the Titans to win.
 

PNG Broncos fan88

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Toby Sexton has hit the ground running, such a sweet striker of the place kick.
Titans blooded him along side A.Tay and they gunning for finals despite a bumpy start.

Timmy Dordin is not even fit for ISC, imagine if we signed him to a multi million dollar contract off of potential and the word of JT. Thank you Cows 😅
 

The Don

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Whichever teams make the finals in 7-8th will be praying they get the Roosters and not Manly I'd imagine. Turbo just takes them up a tier. Look forward to them vs Melbourne next week.
 

BroncsFan

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Whichever teams make the finals in 7-8th will be praying they get the Roosters and not Manly I'd imagine. Turbo just takes them up a tier. Look forward to them vs Melbourne next week.
The comp is broken ... there's only 6 teams with a positive differential and zero contest in 90% of the matches.

Whoever finishes 7 & 8 is just making up the numbers and hoping to not get a record score put on them.

Even in SC there are a million injured or suspended players so zero interest from that perspective.

Can see it being the lowest rating finals series in history
 

lynx000

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What has happened to the cross forum thing has that been canned?
 

Nashy

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Just been busy, will PM the lads.
 

Sproj

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The comp is broken ... there's only 6 teams with a positive differential and zero contest in 90% of the matches.

Whoever finishes 7 & 8 is just making up the numbers and hoping to not get a record score put on them.

Even in SC there are a million injured or suspended players so zero interest from that perspective.

Can see it being the lowest rating finals series in history

Whoever finishes 2-8 are just making up the numbers.
 

BroncsFan

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Whoever finishes 2-8 are just making up the numbers.
We'll get an idea of how much of a farce the comp is next week as Manly play Melbourne.

If Melbourne shut down Turbo and put a score on them then the comp is over... I think it is anyway, but at least Turbo can bring something that they may struggle to stop.

They will probably just look to nullify DCE instead, giving Turbo nothing to work with.
 

Sproj

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We'll get an idea of how much of a farce the comp is next week as Manly play Melbourne.

If Melbourne shut down Turbo and put a score on them then the comp is over... I think it is anyway, but at least Turbo can bring something that they may struggle to stop.

They will probably just look to nullify DCE instead, giving Turbo nothing to work with.

Maybe. The comp is the most boring it has ever been, it just has no intrigue whatsoever, it is a chore to watch.
 

BroncosAlways

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Was Chambers saying what I think he was last night to Walker?

Not a great lip reader but definitely looked like there was some personal words thrown around.
 

Who should be captain?

  • Herbie Farnworth

  • Kotoni Staggs

  • Jake Turpin

  • Patrick Carrigan

  • Payne Haas

  • Adam Reynolds

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