General NRL 2019 Finals Week 2 - General Discussion

Oh well, put all my bookie 5k on the Eels to win, only cause it was paying so much, and I hate the Storm.
Looks like I'll have to pray the chooks can beat them again next week.
 

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i didnt see it. but on the half time replay there was ref standing over the incident and his mouth was moving, so how he didnt blow the whistle, really means he was responsible for the shitfest happening
 
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probably not, based on his history. i think hes pretty clean with the judicary
Like fuck he is. A few years ago he missed a grand final after chicken winging yet another player who was stupid enough to get near the immortal fuckface who is the Greatest Grub Of All Time.

I wouldn’t wish it on any one, but OK yes I do. Wish Cam Smith had several bones broken in several places, including his face, after doing what comes naturally, moaning to the ref, who turns a blind eye when the opposing team have him chicken wing crusher tackled.
 
Some would argue Hughes is just a good player but I think he's the perfect Storm product.

He's dominating from 3 different positions this season.

They truly are a machine
 
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Like fuck he is. A few years ago he missed a grand final after chicken winging yet another player who was stupid enough to get near the immortal fuckface who is the Greatest Grub Of All Time.

I wouldn’t wish it on any one, but OK yes I do. Wish Cam Smith had several bones broken in several places, including his face, after doing what comes naturally, moaning to the ref, who turns a blind eye when the opposing team have him chicken wing crusher tackled.

You'd still love to have him on your team.

And that's all it does. He's just that good you can't help but hate him.

Very few ever achieve that feat.
 
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Like fuck he is. A few years ago he missed a grand final after chicken winging yet another player who was stupid enough to get near the immortal fuckface who is the Greatest Grub Of All Time.

I wouldn’t wish it on any one, but OK yes I do. Wish Cam Smith had several bones broken in several places, including his face, after doing what comes naturally, moaning to the ref, who turns a blind eye when the opposing team have him chicken wing crusher tackled.
Geez, tell us how you really feel.
 
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That first half it looked like the Storm were going to push the record the Eels set last week. The Eels improved a bit in the second half but also the Storm easing off a bit.

Sets up a great game next week with the Grand Final rematch.
 
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Some would argue Hughes is just a good player but I think he's the perfect Storm product.

He's dominating from 3 different positions this season.

They truly are a machine
A podcast series I watch for another sport they talk about their guilty pleasures. The non star guys they like. Jerome Hughes I'd class as that for me just seems like a natural footballer. A good sign of respect from Bellamy Papenhausen came in and went well, Hughes deserved to be in there so they slot him in at halfback and just move on.

He's causes issues for the defense with his running game and has an underrated passing game.
 
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I read the article about Bennett going down to the sheds early at half time and saying the wrong half time speech like they were behind.

Watching him explain it and he's in a better mood then he usually is pre-match it begins like he is having a senior moment.
 
Just watched the all blacks,now I know league is so much more exciting than that shit I just had too sit through,,
 
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Honestly KBrom has been solid in the past but now it is like he is on some epic PEDS
Hope Papalii can grow in the same way.

Remember when KBrom was in and out of topside a few years back.
He was suggested as a buy from some of us on here including myself as we were saying he is to good for reserves.

Been a stand out back rower this year .
So happy for him.

If only,but then,with SK would he be this KBrom. 😂
 
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geez shows you how bad the Broncs were, they made the Eels look like world beaters.... and the Storm, well the rest is history
 
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geez shows you how bad the Broncs were, they made the Eels look like world beaters.... and the Storm, well the rest is history
Daylight between the top four and the rest at this stage.

Its anyone's game during the round Robin.

At finals time,the big boys come to play.
 
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Daylight between the top four and the rest at this stage.

Its anyone's game during the round Robin.

At finals time,the big boys come to play.
you would almost day top 3 wouldn't you ? Souths a bit lucky to be still in the semis. One advantage they have is there coach, but you wouldn't swap the Roosters and Storm coach for Bennett ??
 
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Like fuck he is. A few years ago he missed a grand final after chicken winging yet another player who was stupid enough to get near the immortal fuckface who is the Greatest Grub Of All Time.

I wouldn’t wish it on any one, but OK yes I do. Wish Cam Smith had several bones broken in several places, including his face, after doing what comes naturally, moaning to the ref, who turns a blind eye when the opposing team have him chicken wing crusher tackled.

He can be a grub for sure but he is the best league player I have even seen hands down (with possibly the exception of Slater).
That's part of the reason opposition supporters hate him so much. That and his supposed manipulation of the refs. But this is more a skill he has honed over time.

I guarantee if Smith was playing for the Warriors every one of us would love him.
 
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Great win, good to c kiwi boys go so well with the storm, hope they beat the roosters next week. How good is Dylan brown gonna be? Ado carr is awesome to watch at speed, just glides. Brandon Smith my favourite player right now. 😀😀
 
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you would almost day top 3 wouldn't you ? Souths a bit lucky to be still in the semis. One advantage they have is there coach, but you wouldn't swap the Roosters and Storm coach for Bennett ??
Souths have gone under the radar this season with the Raiders turning heads and views.
There patchy season and form was in and out but still got there in unspectacular fashion.

Have a team to take it out.

Just beat a still under strength Manly.
Still alive and worthy of being there.
 
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I miss the old days to be honest, where your team was represented by your local talent. Capitalism is killing sport!. The NRL is a perfect example of it now (I am sure NFL, EPL, MLB were the market leaders) Yes, I understand that a few teams have bucked the trend, Leicester being the obvious example. However, it would seem that it is not a clear playing field anymore! Melbourne are possibly the exception?. They seem to have a set up where talent is identified early and ability is maximised. Melbourne apart, Brisbane, Roosters, Souths, seem to operate on a drastically different playing field. How can these teams fit a roster with such talent inside the salary cap! How can these same teams continually pick up the best talent without it raising any suspicion from the governing body! I am mindful that the end product, the grand final is better off with the "best players" on show, but c'mon is that all it is about? certainly seems to be.

Maybe my post comes across as sour grapes because sadly I support us. But my head and heart know that the revenue for the product (Sydney centric) is far more important than overall good of an even competition. Maybe the womens NRL has it right with just 4 teams? The AFL over here seem to have a close to even playing field, though I don't follow it closely so not sure why that is.

Also, bring back the old jersey numbering system, it was grouse to see a team decimated by injury and a #77 playing on the wing.
 
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