Race for top 4

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  1. footy75

    footy75 Juniors

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    With everyone complaining about the top 8 being over, the race for top 4 is as tight as ever.

    Which teams do you think will make it and get the double chance?
     
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  2. I Bleed Maroon

    I Bleed Maroon Coach

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    Souffs and Melbourne will stay. I think Penrith and Drags are a good chance to drop out, replaced by 2 of Roosters, Sharks and Broncos.
     
  3. Springs09

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    Hoping Dragons and Panthers can hang on and Warriors fight back. The worst possible outcome for this year after the promising start we had with Knights, Tigers & Warriors finally winning again would be to have prelim finals consisting of Storm, Roosters, Sharks & Broncos.
     
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  4. Raiderdave

    Raiderdave First Grade

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    Dragons Souths Melbourne & the Roosters
     
  5. mxlegend99

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    Hopefully the Origin period being over this week and Panthers getting a few guys back soon will help. But they have a pretty tough draw to finish the season.

    Dragons though have a pretty easy draw coming up. I think they'll hold on comfortably.
     
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  6. footy75

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    Rabbits
    Storm
    Roosters
    Dragons
     
  7. ST Tangles 01

    ST Tangles 01 Juniors

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    These are the games over previous years the Dragons normally lose.
    This year I hope it's different.
    I don't see South's or Melbourne dropping out of the 4.
    I'm hoping Penrith & Saints stay up there.
     
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  8. phonetic

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    With our draw being on the soft side, we should hang on. In saying that, nothing would surprise me.

    I feel a few of our guys are playing pretty sore (de Belin, Graham) and could definitely use a rest. Mary will probably play them into the ground however, with a straight sets departure very much on the cards if we do scrape into the 4.
     
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  9. Saint Doc

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    So is the optimal possible top 8 (for crowds, interest week 1)

    I would say:
    1. Souths
    2. Dragons
    3. Sharks
    4. Roosters
    5. Storm
    6. Broncos
    7. Panthers
    8. Warriors

    Souths vs Roosters ANZ
    Dragons vs Sharks SFS
    Storm vs Warriors AAMI
    Broncos vs Panthers Suncorp

    Week 2
    Sharks vs Panthers SFS
    Roosters vs Storm SFS

    Week 3
    Souths vs Panthers ANZ
    Dragons vs Roosters SFS

    GRAND FINAL
    Souths vs Dragons

    Premiers Dragons

    Who is with me :stuck_out_tongue_winking_eye:
     
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  10. This Year?

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    That would give me a massive boner watching the Broncos, Storm, Roosters and Sharks bowing out of the finals with the icing on the cake being an [email protected] R20 would be spamming the Grand final thread like they had won it before a ball is kicked.

    I'm totally with you [​IMG].
     
  11. Whino

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    Souths
    Dragons
    Storm
    Panthers
     
  12. Albert Rosenfeld

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    1. Souths
    2. Storm
    3. Roosters
    4. Warriors
    5. Dragons
    6. Panthers
    7. Sharks
    8. Broncos/Raiders
     
  13. Life's Good

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    1. Souths
    2. Storm
    3. Roosters
    4. Sharks
    5. Panthers
    6. Dragons
    7. Warriors
    8. Broncos
     
  14. footy75

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    no faith in Dragons.
     
  15. This Year?

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    It's hard after the capitulation in 2017 looking likely to repeat this season.
     
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  16. Life's Good

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    We are staring at the same fade as 2015 & 2017 not just in terms of results but the makeup of the team eg carrying under performers, poor bench selection/rotation/use. I'm confident of making the finals but unless there are a couple of huge individual performances we won't fire much of a shot. Of course things can change but the trend isn't good at all.
     
  17. This Year?

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    I'm not confident of making the finals until we are 2 competition points clear of 9th with a +80 differential in round 25.
     
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    Something seriously fishy going on at the Dragons, Mary is quickly falling into the Matthew Elliot category as a coach, knows the ins and outs of the game but absolutely sucks and managing and motivating his men, the Dragons have started like bombs for a good few seasons now, unfortunately the timer on that bomb isn't set for the duration of the season and with that roster, there are no excuses

    If you're a Dragons fan you're hoping that the performance against the Tigers (who are comfortably outside of the 8) was nothing more than a hangover from State of Origin with a few key players involved, they've got everything you want in a potential premiership winning side, top class halves, big mobile forwards, speed in the backs

    This could be the end for Mary if he can't get his troops firing, as I said.. there's no excuses for him
     
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    It’s clear the dragons have f**k all depth
    First good representation in state of origin in years and they’ve had 72 points out on them in 2 weeks.
    Could’ve been more.
     
  20. Mr Angry

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    The Sharks will be there. The boys do not see it as a "second bight of cherry" they see it as a chance for a week off and one less game to the title.
     

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