PRE-GAME Round 25 - Bulldogs vs Broncos

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broncsgoat

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So if we win the grand final this year it’s still a failure of a year and seibold sucks big bollocks. Should sack him during the ceremony.
I didn’t say any of that.

I was responding to the comment ‘I don’t see how you could argue otherwise’.

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Well no, we can't. Even if we lose this week, if we make it to the 2nd round of the finals we will finish 12-1-12.​
Go back to school homie
 
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Super Freak

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When was the last time we played at Brookie?
Would be over half a decade by this point right?
Round 21 2014.

We have a terrible record at Brookvale. 5 wins from 16 games and only 2 from our previous 5 games there.

Not sure why people want to play at Brookvale because we tend to dish up some pretty bad performances at that ground.
 

Mustafur

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Brookvale is a terrible ground, it's open to the public when games are not on so the surface is rubbish, alot of serious injuries have happened there.

That said I think Manly are Spent this season.
 

broncsgoat

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Round 21 2014.

We have a terrible record at Brookvale. 5 wins from 16 games and only 2 from our previous 5 games there.

Not sure why people want to play at Brookvale because we tend to dish up some pretty bad performances at that ground.
Because the alternative is playing parra at bank west
 
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Matheos

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I'm sensing a slight letdown here given we have been emotionally up and charged for 2 big Friday games back to back.
That said we are defending as good as I've seen since 2016 and still think we will do enough to get the win.
I'm secretly hoping Warriors pull out a win later today, because there is nothing I want more than to set up a revenge game against Souths and Wayne when Roosters roll them.
 

Huge

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I'm sensing a slight letdown here given we have been emotionally up and charged for 2 big Friday games back to back.
That said we are defending as good as I've seen since 2016 and still think we will do enough to get the win.
I'm secretly hoping Warriors pull out a win later today, because there is nothing I want more than to set up a revenge game against Souths and Wayne when Roosters roll them.
I'm expecting a committed win here. The Dogs will go well early I'd think and we'll have to match the early onslaught but should we do that we'll outlast them. Boyd and Turpin will want to appear structured or capable of managing the game. Should be good, expecting a solid if unspectacular win.
 

Jason Simmons

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We can make week two of the finals with a sub 50% win rate for the year.

Last year we were 60% win rate after the loss in the final.

That there is a way you can easily argue that it hasn’t been as successful of a year.
Yes, statistical anomalies are a fair counter-point to the level of success you have based on how far you make it into the finals... FFS.

Why am I even bothering with this rubbish?

If we win round one next week, Seibold has out-performed Wayne in 2018 plain and simple and he has done it with a weaker, younger squad that has had a horrendous injury toll that Wayne never had to manage.

Now, let’s see what happens shall we?
 
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broncsgoat

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Yes, statistical anomalies are a fair counter-point to the level of success you have based on how far you make it into the finals... FFS.

Why am I even bothering with this rubbish?

If we win round one next week, Seibold has out-performed Wayne in 2018 plain and simple and he has done it with a weaker, younger squad that has had a horrendous injury toll that Wayne never had to manage.

Now, let’s see what happens shall we?
It depends how you define success.

If the sole metric is dependent on getting further into finals sure you could say this year was better than last, should that happen. But when the ultimate goal is to win a premiership this year wouldn’t be an improvement at all.
 

Jason Simmons

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It depends how you define success.

If the sole metric is dependent on getting further into finals sure you could say this year was better than last, should that happen. But when the ultimate goal is to win a premiership this year wouldn’t be an improvement at all.
Correct, the ultimate metric in NRL terms is the premiership, so the closer you get, the better you have done, yeah?
 

Jason Simmons

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Are you more likely to get there with a 60% win rate or 50%?
We are there, with the same chance we had last year... Comparative years don’t matter. We will make 7th place on 27 points, Sharks or Tigers will make 8th on 26, other years 28 has been the bare minimum you need to play finals footy.

Hypothetically - we win today. We play Manly next week at Brookvale and win.

Manly are out of the comp and we are onto week 2 of the finals. But they won 14 games this year, whereas we only won 12 in the week to week rounds, plus one finals game.

So have they had a better year than us, have they under such a scenario? We’re still playing, they are on the jars at the Steyne, watching...

Yup, not sure what sort of bizarro world we’ve entered into here, where success is defined during the week to week comp, compared to finals performance...
 
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Jedhead

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We are there, with the same chance we had last year... Comparative years don’t matter. We will make 7th place on 27 points, Sharks or Tigers will make 8th on 26, other years 28 has been the bare minimum you need to play finals footy.

Hypothetically - we win today. We play Manly next week at Brookvale and win.

Manly are out of the comp and we are onto week 2 of the finals. But they won 14 games this year, whereas we only won 12 in the week to week rounds, plus one finals game.

So have they had a better year than us, have they under such a scenario? We’re still playing, they are on the jars at the Steyne, watching...

Yup, not sure what sort of bizarro world we’ve entered into here, where success is defined during the week to week comp, compared to finals performance...
Agreed. Further to this they don't count percentages either when they look at the bottom of the table. The team that finished there are adjudged to have failed miserably and 'won' the wooden spoon. Same as the team who wins the GF, they don't need to talk about their percentages all they say is 'They are the champions' and this is the ultimate judgment on their season.

If we only get one step closer to winning the GF we have improved since last year.
 
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