General Discussion 2017 Week 1 NRL Finals Footy Thread

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  1. mt.wellington
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    2017 Week 1 NRL Finals Footy Thread

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    Thread for all discussion on week 1 of Finals Footy...

    Melbourne Storm v Parramatta Eels
    Cronulla Sharks v North Queensland Cowboys
    Manly Sea Eagles v Penrith Panthers
    Sydney Roosters v Brisbane Broncos
     
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    Look like the other 7 teams could just be making up the numbers. Storm just a machine.
     
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    Roosters v Broncs should be good, others looking a bit predictable
     
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    Still don't like this finals system.

    Re-seeding like the old model

    Melbourne - Cowboys
    Roosters - Panthers
    Broncos - Sea Eagles
    Sharks - Eels

    Where there is doubt over who will progress, instead of top 4 that we already know have a second life.
     
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    Panthers need some dynamite up there backside to stay in the mix.
    Hope it lights up this week.
    Going for a Tuna Booner upset.
    Or ass whipping.
     
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    Can someone please remind Kearney that he doesn't need to copy and paste a team list for this weekend please? Thanks in advance!!!
     
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    Team Named for Mr Blonde's Watching Of The NRL/ISP Finals This Weekend:
    50" TV (c)
    Remote Control for 50" TV (vc)
    Sour Cream and Chives Chips
    Wasabi Rice Crackers
    Creamy Onion Dip
    Steinlager
    Bacardi and Coke Zero
    Red Wine Yet To Be Named
    White Wine Also Yet To Be Named
    MySky - maybe for every game except Roosters/Broncos game as other three games clash with All Blacks and possible family dinners. If no event Saturday, will be dropped. Same Sunday. MySky talking to manager about a release if he's not played and freakin Ivan Cleary's calling me....

    I'm really pleased for those named, they've, y'know, followed the, the, um, process. Y'know, a lot of, sort of, um, hard work's been done. The boys want to prove themselves, I've been really, y'know, pleased, actually, with their work all season. So, yeah. Y'know. Some might drop off on the various game days - Wasabi might not fit the process, so Tangy BBQ comes in. Bacardi might get replaced by Absolut. Still have to, y'know, fitness, um, test, the, the, Red Wine and White Wine positions, who'll be best fits best there.

    NRL: Roosters/Eels/Panthers/Cowboys
    ISP: Bulldogs/Warriors
     
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    Eels over Melbourne? You're fukn dreaming mate, probly got the Stilnox in the box next to you too;
     
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    Or we could teach him Ctrl Z
     
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    Can you Ctrl Z me back to GF morning, 2011... then shoot me in the head.
     
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    KIWIS IN THE NRL FINALS
    List of NZ-eligible players in the NRL top eight (W denotes former Warrior first grade player. JW denotes former Junior Warrior).

    BRISBANE BRONCOS (6)

    Jordan Kahu, Kodi Nikorima, Adam Blair, Alex Glenn, Benji Marshall, Herman Ese'ese.

    MELBOURNE STORM (5)

    Jesse Bromwich, Kenny Bromwich, Tohu Harris, Nelson Asofa-Solomona, Slade Griffin.

    PENRITH PANTHERS (5)

    Dean Whare, Dallin Watene-Zelezniak, Corey Harawira-Naera, James Fisher-Harris, Sione Katoa.

    SYDNEY ROOSTERS (5)

    Joseph Manu, Jared Warea-Hargreaves, Sio Siua Taukeiaho (W), Isaac Liu, Zane Tetevano.

    MANLY SEA EAGLES (4)

    Lewis Brown (W), Martin Taupau, Matthew Wright, Lloyd Perrett.

    PARRAMATTA EELS (3)

    Manu Ma'u, Kenny Edwards, Suaia Matagi (W).

    CRONULLA SHARKS (2)

    Gerard Beale, Sosaia Feki (JW).

    NORTH QUEENSLAND COWBOYS (2)

    Te Maire Martin, Jason Taumalolo.
     
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    Hope all the Warriors are watching these finals and hanging their heads in shame.......
     
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    Melbourne Storm just scored the "Try of the Year"
    Amazing Try
     
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    That Bromwich was a good one eh. Keeping the ball alive on the last tackle moving it round before the opening arrived, everyone supporting the ball carrier.

    Also love the atmosphere of this game. Decent crowd then when tries like that are scored when all of the players come charging in jumping over each over showing camaraderie it's fantastic to watch and it will only get better as teams get eliminated. Finals are what team sports are all about as you train with your team mates all year to get here.
     
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    Kind of makes me Sad that try too. :(
    The Warriors of old used to do those amazing off load keep the ball in play on the 5th Tackle tries
     
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    I hate the storm. Drop balls refs.
     
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    That was a pretty nice contest; especially the first half when it seemed like all the Storm at the start. The Eels absorbed the early pressure and came back. They later showed the completion rates and the Eels were close to 100% so most of the early Storm possession was off the back of penalties.
     
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    In a AFL city in comparison to Allianz tonight, with 5 million league supporters but a few people and their dogs in the stadium.
     
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    Both of the Sydney games have bee pretty poorly attended. We have had excuses over the last few years that its unfair to travel within the city or in Manly's case over the bridge so their team get a real home game. At one time all of the semi finals would played in Sydney, come September all games would be in Sydney even if it was Canberra vs Brisbane.

    A Warriors supportyer complaining about finals attendance.:rolleyes: What has our finals attendance been the last five years.:(