Hooper on NRL 360 said that the NRL have confirmed that the Panthers blocking tactics to protect Clearly are illegal.
Hooper says they have been "led to believe that this tactic won't be tolerated" lol
Expectation is a funny thing isn’t it.
All the media are talking about a three-peat and the experience of the Panthers giving them the advantage.
That’s expectation right there…. Just turn up and you’ll win. Well…. Doesn’t work that way.
This Panthers team are awesome, no question. They’re like robots. But I tell you now there’ll be feeling the pressure of expectation.
The Broncos were not expected to do so well this season, there wasn’t that expectation. Because if that, they were able to go out there, make mistakes, suffer consistently poor officiating and yet still come equal first on the ladder with Panthers. Half way through the season, all the experts were expecting us to drop away like the previous year. Every week there was a shadow of doubt cast on us. We brushed that aside and kept turning up.
We made the finals. But hey, unlucky, you have to play the Storm who haven’t lost to you forever. We beat them and beat them well.
So we face the Wahs in the prelims. Wahs became the media darlings all of a sudden, and SJ was the player to take down the Broncos. We beat them and beat them well despite a poor start.
So we face the Panthers in the GF. Can’t possibly beat these. They’ve played in 3 consecutive GFs and win the last 2. They’re vastly superior in GF experience compared to the Broncis who have done well just to get there.
That’s fine. We’ve seen this all season.
Expectation. It’s a funny thing, but it’s not stone wall guaranteed.
Go you mighty Broncos.
No one is arguing that an offload doesn’t have an impact. The narrative has become the Eels offloaded excessively and it played a major part in the game and beating the Panthers. It’s simply not true.
Now does that mean an offload can’t work or won’t work on Sunday no. What I’m pointing out is you don’t have to offload 45 times to beat them.
The Broncos last week more than doubled their offloading output from the season and no one has even had to get close to doing that to beat Penrith.
Mea Culpa. I actually don’t know how to do it… I see it done and when I try, it ends up deleting and annoying meAh, my sweet summer friend, did you know you can use the multi-quote function to quote multiple messages in one post, rather than making a separate post to reply to each?
It's the NRL. Jimmy Barnes is probably still screaming and destroying ear drums at the scheduled kick off. That or Eskimo joe boring everyone to tears.PUBLIC SERVICE ANNOUNCEMENT!! :
Daylight savings starts this Sunday 1st October, so the kick off time for QLDers is 6:30pm AEST (QLD time). Kick off in NSW and VIC is 7:30pm AEDT.
Would hate to read people sitting down to watch the game and its already 10 mins into the second half.
Not sure if it has been mentioned in this thread or elsewhere yet, so thought I'd just pass the info along.