'11 | R24 | Fri | Storm 8-6 Dragons | AAMI

Discussion in 'Game Day Spoilers' started by Timmah, Aug 14, 2011.

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R24: MEL v STI

Poll closed Aug 19, 2011.
  1. Melbourne Storm

    54.5%
  2. St George Illawarra Dragons

    45.5%
  3. Draw after Golden Point

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  1. Timmah

    Timmah LeagueUnlimited News Editor Staff Member

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    1. Billy Slater 2. Sisa Waqa 3. Dane Nielsen 4. Beau Champion 5. Anthony Quinn 6. Maurice Blair 7. Gareth Widdop
    8. Jesse Bromwich 9. Cameron Smith (c) 10. Bryan Norrie 11. Adam Blair 12. Sika Manu 13. Kevin Proctor

    Interchange: 14. Rory Kostjasyn 15. Ryan Hinchcliffe 16. Troy Thompson 17. Jaiman Lowe

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    1. Darius Boyd 2. Brett Morris 3. Mark Gasnier 4. Matt Cooper 5. Jason Nightingale 6. Jamie Soward 7. Ben Hornby (c)
    8. Dan Hunt 9. Nathan Fien 10. Michael Weyman 11. Beau Scott 12. Ben Creagh 13. Matt Prior

    Interchange (from): 14. Jon Green 15. Trent Merrin 16. Adam Cuthbertson 17. Dean Young 18. Kyle Stanley


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    Tony Archer and Matt Cecchin
    Touch Judges: Daniel Eastwood and Steve Carrall; Video Referee: Russell Smith


    Toyota Cup R24 Storm v Dragons @ AAMI, Fri 5:15pm

    QRL ISC R20 Mackay (NQL) v Easts (MEL) @ Mackay Jnrs, Sat 6:30pm

    NSW Cup R24 Norths (SOU) v Cronulla (CRO, MEL) @ North Sydney, Sat 3:00pm

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  2. thommo4pm

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    Melbourne by as many as they want it to be.
     
  3. user_nat

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    Melbourne has to lose one eventually and this week without Cronk seems like a good one.
     
  4. kia ora storm

    kia ora storm Moderator Staff Member

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    Will be closer than many think...Storm by 4.
     
  5. thommo4pm

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    Not based on what I've sat through at each game of the Dragons over the last month.
    With or without Cronk, Melbourne will belt us.

    They are hungry, motivated, passionate and want it.
    Everything Saints don't have right now.

    I'd love to see my boys turn it around in 5 days, but it's not going to happen.
     
  6. thommo4pm

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    No it won't.
    Are Smith, Slater, Blair, Widdop and Proctor in doubt?
    That's the only way it will be close.
     
  7. kia ora storm

    kia ora storm Moderator Staff Member

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    Mate...the likes of Soward, Hornby, Weyman need to step up and be counted.

    Don't pin your hopes on Bennett...
     
  8. Timmah

    Timmah LeagueUnlimited News Editor Staff Member

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    Can't see Dragons winning this myself. The passion + desire aren't there.
     
  9. BunniesMan

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    Melbourne to murder them.
    Storm 36-6
     
  10. thommo4pm

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    That will be the half time score.
    The result of 2000 might be re-visited on Friday night.
    Slater might get Merritt for the most tries scored in a match this year.
     
  11. Vic Mackey

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    if saints dont get pumped for this game they never will

    even without cronk storm should be too good. wonder what bellamy will do. smith to 7 and hinchcliffe/kostjayson to 9?
     
  12. stormbati

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    He'd have to put Smith to 7 if Maurice Blair is out because Widdop and Luke Kelly in the halves for the biggest match of the year probably wont cut it.
     
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    I can't see him moving Smith, I think Kostjayson will play 7 if Bobbie isn't match fit.

    St George Illawarra will step up for this game - Bennett will have them pumped as if it is a final.

    Storm by 6
     
  14. little_aza

    little_aza Juniors

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    Storm by 8....but only that big of a margin at the end. Believe me, Dragons WILL turn up. Can't wait - I'll be there!!
     
  15. Jason Maher

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    Swansea have a bigger chance of beating City 5-0 than we have of winning this one.
     
  16. _snafu_

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    Storm to win by 13+

    Dragons have nothing.
     
  17. Ulysseus

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    I don't like to be negative, but the writing is on the wall.
    Even when they beat the Sharks something was amiss.
    Winning is often the greatest wall paper in the world, and it covered the issues for that game at least.
    The problem, whatever it may be, has got no better and the guys look spent and non interested.

    Just forfeit or something, I literally cannot see them turning it around in time for this game or any other game - barring a miracle or epic proportions.
    May god have mercy on our souls.
     
  18. to_ddeath

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    Melbourne by 28.


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  19. LatK7

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    Melbourne by 20.

    Saints have nothing.
     
  20. slamminsam246

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    Dragons by 8. Storm without Cronk and due for a loss, dragons overdue for a good performance. Melbourne to lose 2 in a row...
     

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