2018 Top 8

Discussion in 'NRL' started by toomuchsoup, Jun 14, 2018.

  1. toomuchsoup

    toomuchsoup Juniors

    Joined:
    Dec 15, 2015
    Messages:
    718
    Likes Received:
    306
    Who do you see sneaking into the the 8 and who falls away.

    I’d honestly be surprised if it changes from who’s there at the moment

    Possibly Sharks or Broncs to slip away and Raiders or Tigers moving in, but I don’t see it happening
     
  2. muzby

    muzby Village Idiot Staff Member

    Joined:
    Dec 8, 2006
    Messages:
    32,915
    Likes Received:
    7,679
    In: parramatta
    Out: Penrith
     
    Jason Maher and Rhyno like this.
  3. Barkley

    Barkley Juniors

    Joined:
    Apr 18, 2016
    Messages:
    2,416
    Likes Received:
    1,601
    Whoever finishes 9th has to relocate to Perth.
     
  4. superpanther

    superpanther Juniors

    Joined:
    Aug 30, 2016
    Messages:
    170
    Likes Received:
    86

    In your dreams!!!!!
     
  5. Vic Mackey

    Vic Mackey Coach

    Joined:
    Sep 2, 2009
    Messages:
    16,501
    Likes Received:
    5,358
    Top 7 won’t fall out

    8th is between Brisbane and Wests. Raiders draw is too hard and Knights F/A has them needing 1 more win then everyone else
     
    wibble likes this.
  6. MrBlack

    MrBlack Juniors

    Joined:
    Jul 17, 2014
    Messages:
    618
    Likes Received:
    439
    Ha ha ha ha

    your reading the table upside down.......
     
    Life's Good likes this.
  7. Valheru

    Valheru Bench

    Joined:
    Nov 8, 2011
    Messages:
    4,713
    Likes Received:
    886
    The NRL would like us to think this is the tightest race for the top 8 in history (every year is according to them) but the reality is different.

    The top 8 isn't set but the top 9 is and 8th looks to be between Wests and Brisbane. I think there is scope for both to make it but it would take one of the other teams to completely shit the bed.

    Top 4 looks a good race though.
     
    wibble likes this.
  8. Lambretta

    Lambretta First Grade

    Joined:
    Feb 2, 2009
    Messages:
    7,973
    Likes Received:
    1,006
    The only team I give any chance of making the 8 who are currently outside it are the Raiders now that Hodgson is back

    Seriously, someone down there must have tipped over a black, cat, kicked it up the arse and then reversed his car over it and for good measure gone and smashed every mirror in the ACT while forgetting to whistle at the magpie

    They have been unluckier than Freddie Mercury that time he said "no sweetie, you don't have to wear a condom"

    But the Raiders have the Broncos, Storm, Sharks & Warriors, away and Rabbitohs and Roosters at home which I don't give them much hope of winning unless they get on a serious roll
     
    AJB1102, Jason Maher and magpie_man like this.
  9. perverse

    perverse Referee

    Joined:
    Aug 3, 2005
    Messages:
    21,620
    Likes Received:
    947
    Knights have 8th spot mortgaged already, so yeah the top 8 is already settled.

    In all seriousness though, if we can jag a few wins before Pearce comes back I do expect us to make a run at it. We've made it hard on ourselves with the F/A situation, so who knows... but he will provide a spark without a doubt if we're still in the mix by then.
     
  10. Tommy Smith

    Tommy Smith Coach

    Joined:
    Mar 4, 2004
    Messages:
    17,701
    Likes Received:
    4,933
    Yeah the Knights have 3 very winnable home games ahead but need to win all 3. If they do I think they hsve a very good chance of chasing down Brisbane.
     
  11. BennyV

    BennyV Coach

    Joined:
    Mar 6, 2013
    Messages:
    13,617
    Likes Received:
    6,945
    Softest comp in years.
     
    Differ To The Coifed likes this.
  12. AlwaysGreen

    AlwaysGreen Immortal

    Joined:
    Jul 3, 2010
    Messages:
    30,869
    Likes Received:
    12,133
    Why the f**k do people still think we're a hope of making the 8?

    Our halves are f**king horrible, especially Austin who after Catwright is the worst defender in the comp.

    Our props are either fat and ineffective or just ineffective.

    Two out of three of our best players are our wingers, one of whom is out injured for 2 months.

    Our other best player is coming back from an ACL injury.

    The team has 3 brainncells between them.


    And did I our mention our coach is a total f**king spanner?
     
    Last edited: Jun 14, 2018
    AJB1102, Jason Maher, Saxon and 5 others like this.
  13. Timmah

    Timmah LeagueUnlimited News Editor Staff Member

    Joined:
    Jun 10, 2003
    Messages:
    95,612
    Likes Received:
    1,354
    This was my exact thoughts scrolling through this thread. At the halfway point there's realistically only 10 or 11 of 16 teams in contention, and even then, the Raiders and Knights are very unlikely IMO.

    As you say we keep hearing how great it is that the comp is so close but you can realistically count out nearly half the competition just barely halfway through and that really isn't good.
     
  14. Dave_

    Dave_ Juniors

    Joined:
    Mar 2, 2012
    Messages:
    2,152
    Likes Received:
    519
    Knights to go in if Pearce comes back soon
     
  15. wibble

    wibble Bench

    Joined:
    Jul 5, 2011
    Messages:
    2,993
    Likes Received:
    921
    And sadly, that is a list of the Raider's good points.
     
    AlwaysGreen likes this.
  16. footy75

    footy75 Juniors

    Joined:
    Apr 8, 2013
    Messages:
    1,676
    Likes Received:
    157
    I think it’s set..

    But top 4..now that is tight

    Souths,dragons,storm, chooks and Penrith

    One has to miss
     
  17. Cherry_poppins

    Cherry_poppins Bench

    Joined:
    Aug 19, 2017
    Messages:
    2,762
    Likes Received:
    857
    Manly to go on a streak long enough to keep Barrett in a job
     
    Smack and footy75 like this.
  18. Lambretta

    Lambretta First Grade

    Joined:
    Feb 2, 2009
    Messages:
    7,973
    Likes Received:
    1,006
    With that level of pessimism, do you want a job as a Roosters supporter?

    Benefits:
    hanging out with negative whinging twats (so you'll feel at home)
    beer...... there's always beer

    You'll fit right in :)
     
  19. Lambretta

    Lambretta First Grade

    Joined:
    Feb 2, 2009
    Messages:
    7,973
    Likes Received:
    1,006
    If you won comps by almost beating teams, you'd be f**king champions
     
  20. Exsilium

    Exsilium Bench

    Joined:
    Apr 24, 2014
    Messages:
    2,533
    Likes Received:
    1,023
    Every season needs a feel good story
     

Share This Page