General 2021 NRL Premiership Finals - WEEK 2

drunk_monk

1st Grade Fringe
May 15, 2014
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Was on the ground for a long time, foot was out, thrown ball hit AK when he was out, no way was it play on
Ref pulled him up for playing the ball after being held though right? And the ref hadn't called held.

His foot was out and so he would have failed the challenge (and that would have tickled me more) but they have to play to the ref and the ref didn't say held.

He was right when he said with that call he was damned if he did damned if he didn't
 

Wrighty

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May 26, 2021
774
I don’t understand
The roosters choked
They played like the warriors would in a clutch game
Errors the entire game
Why ?
Why did they play awful when they have a team of stars and a great coach
I am bewildered
Even Tedesco was error prone and by his standards he was absolutely awful
We are really lucky we let keighran go
He in particular cost three of the first four tries and then the game was gone
There is no place to hide a guy having a bad day on a rugby league field
They sniff you out and keep coming at you
 
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bruce

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Sep 1, 2015
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Hasler is as cunning as they come.

He had the game plan to get on top and bustle them.

They did and the Chooks panicked.

Game over.

Very entertaining.
 
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matiunz

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Jul 15, 2013
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I don’t understand
The roosters choked
They played like the warriors would in a clutch game
Errors the entire game
Why ?
Why did they play awful when they have a team of stars and a great coach
I am bewildered
Even Tedesco was error prone and by his standards he was absolutely awful
We are really lucky we let keighran go
He in particular cost three of the first four tries and then the game was gone
There is no place to hide a guy having a bad day on a rugby league field
They sniff you out and keep coming at you
Roosters used 34 players this year and have been worse Hit than any other team with injuries, they’ve been running off determination and pride for weeks now and you could see signs of them cracking last week. Add in a pissed off Manly wanting to put on a statement after last week behind and it was a bridge to far for a team on life support.
In reality with the cattle they had out chooks have been doing amazing to keep their standards up it just caught up with them tonight.
If Manly can keep form they might throw a cat in the pigeons
 

matiunz

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Jul 15, 2013
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I don’t understand
The roosters choked
They played like the warriors would in a clutch game
Errors the entire game
Why ?
Why did they play awful when they have a team of stars and a great coach
I am bewildered
Even Tedesco was error prone and by his standards he was absolutely awful
We are really lucky we let keighran go
He in particular cost three of the first four tries and then the game was gone
There is no place to hide a guy having a bad day on a rugby league field
They sniff you out and keep coming at you
Keighran had an off game he’s been filling in pretty admirably for them later part of the year, would have been handy to have this year and probably a better option than Sean O'Sullivan
 

mrblonde

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Apr 14, 2012
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I'm going for a Parramatta v Manly GF myself.... And then I'd go for Parramatta.

Just to rub it in to Nathan Hindmarsh and his "Live Your Live" shtick!!

Part of me wants the Panthers to win because of the Clearys but then I have to admit I enjoy seeing a "Big Team" regularly balls up when it counts and Penrith are slowly becoming that team...

ABMe (Anyone but Melbourne, the "e" because Manly are still alive...:))
 
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Sup42

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May 7, 2012
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Manly are well placed to take it out from here. They have had their shit game and got it out of the way.

The only question is, can anyone stop Melbourne. Would love to see the Storm knocked out next week.

Manly and the Storm Grand final would be the ultimate in terms of spite in the modern era.

Manly will be ready for the Storm if they meet in the GF. Hope it happens.
 

snake77

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Jul 12, 2013
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Auckland
The Roosters did well getting through to where they did with their injury toll. Also had to key players retire.

I know you can look into it and mention other clubs injuries, joke about the salary cap. But the key thing was they didn't use it as an excuse and the expectation was to always make the finals and still compete.
 

bruce

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Sep 1, 2015
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The Roosters did well getting through to where they did with their injury toll. Also had to key players retire.

I know you can look into it and mention other clubs injuries, joke about the salary cap. But the key thing was they didn't use it as an excuse and the expectation was to always make the finals and still compete.
Oh dear, can you lend me some tissues? 🤣
 

mrblonde

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Apr 14, 2012
4,078
Auckland
The point more was our club over the years if there is an excuse to be used it will be used. Instead of just plowing ahead.
To be fair, if the Roosters had claimed any excuses, lots of other fans would have bought out the "Salary Sombrero" thing....And they aren't the most liked Sydney club by a long stretch.

But, all that aside, you've got to be impressed with the record and reputation Robinson's getting.
 
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bruce

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The point more was our club over the years if there is an excuse to be used it will be used. Instead of just plowing ahead.
When I watch any two Aussie clubs okay it is like a nasty dog fight, I don't care who wins...just as long as it is a nasty fight. :D
 

Wrighty

1st Grade Fringe
May 26, 2021
774
Hasler is as cunning as they come.

He had the game plan to get on top and bustle them.

They did and the Chooks panicked.

Game over.

Very entertaining.
Hasler is arguably one of the best if not the best coach in the NRL in terms of getting a results. That Manly team is not as star studded as some of the other top teams yet he has them into a semi final. He is getting results.
 

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