The Next Month - Expectations?

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  1. Burns

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    As things currently stand, the Warriors may end the round falling from 2nd to 4th, as the Tigers and Panthers have won their games rather comprehensively. Of the current top four teams including the undefeated St George, you would wager that there is great momentum with the all four teams.

    However, as the only team to be defeated on the weekend, and as the others have demolished their opponents - where do the Warriors sit? More so, what are expectations for the following month of football.

    The next four matches:

    v St George (H) - Friday 20 April
    v Melbourne (A) - Wednesday 25 April [Anzac Day match]
    v Wests Tigers (H) Saturday 5 May
    v Roosters (H) Saturday 12 May
    Each match is an immense challenge, as Melbourne bounced back against Newcastle this week and looked deadly. The Roosters would seem like the weak link, but it would be hard to put a line though them ever.

    I imagine the common comment will be to see how the Warriors bounce back against St George on Friday. Yet looking across the next month, a Finals position can likely be sealed and a statement made for the Premiership.

    What's a pass mark? Two out of four, wins against all at home, gallant defeats?

    Curious to hear thoughts.
     
  2. Philip_Smith007

    Philip_Smith007 First Grade

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    I guess most have been waiting for the performance they rolled out against the Broncos since round 1.

    As you say how they perform against Dragons will determine a lot.
    It doesn't have to be a win, but at least more of what we played like against Roosters.

    A pass mark is 3/4 from what we have seen so far this year.

    Dragons the team I though we would lose to first.

    The short turn around against the Storm is worrying.

    Tigers are looking a very consistent team

    Roosters hot and cold.

    Could easily be 0/4 If we show up like yesterday.
     
  3. Philip_Smith007

    Philip_Smith007 First Grade

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    I also think RTS elbow is slowing him up.
    SJ got some random treatment last night near the end of the set, but still tool the next goal kick that missed.
    So not sure if his groin is still not right.
     
  4. Penrose Warrior

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    I sound like a cliched sportsman here but I honestly couldn't care past next week. I just want to see us turn up on Friday a lot more focused and clinical than we were on Saturday. If we get into an arm wrestle with the Drags and lose, no shame - they're a red hot side. They'll probably lay all over us as well, we need to be ready for it.

    We weren't really in the contest on Saturday and that wasn't good enough.
     
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    The next four matches:

    v St George (H) - Friday 20 April - lose
    v Melbourne (A) - Wednesday 25 April [Anzac Day match] - lose
    v Wests Tigers (H) Saturday 5 May - win
    v Roosters (H) Saturday 12 May - lose
     
  6. SpaceMonkey

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    2/5 of those I reckon for a pass, it’s a tough little run. But that’ll still put up comfortably in the 8 heading into origin. Which really underlines the importance of a good start, and how much they’ve hamstrung themselves in previous seasons.
     
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  7. JJ

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    We beat the Roosters lose to Dragons and Storm and Tigpies will be close
     
  8. Blair

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    Of course you'd rather have a winning-streak than a losing one but it also creates pressure on a side.

    We've broken it now, it may be a bit of a relief. I've been sour on the side all weekend but it's starting to feel like a realistically successful season now.

    That is we comfortably make the eight and take it from there.
     
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  9. Diesel

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    I think the Dragons & Tigers games will be close, could go either way. We’ll beat the Storm & Roosters.
     
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    I think I'd be happy with 2/4- that would cement an uncharacteristically good start and a foundation that we can build a decent season on.
     
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    2 out of 4. Get towards Origin fake tough guys series and go on a run.
     
  12. JJ

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    Its seems even harder than usual to get a line on where teams are at this year - atm I am more convinced by the Tigers than us... but that's likely because of years of scarring from the Warriors. The start by us, the Dragons and the Tigers has been very intense - hard to keep it up, especially when there's no history of keeping it up

    On the flip side, I just expect Brisbane and the Cowboys to pick up - because they are Brisbane and the Cowboys - but the latter have just looked awful, and but we made both look good... we embarrassed the Roosters, so did Souths, yet most expect the Chooks to pick up, but like us I think there are big questions over the middle...

    Anyway, confused, but hopeful LOL
     
  13. Rich102

    Rich102 Moderator Staff Member

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    Dear confused but hopeful,
    We all feel your pain.
    True love can be confusing, just ask Romeo.
    Stay calm and remain hopeful.
    Abbey.
     
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  14. mikeob

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    v St George (H) - Friday 20 April..Lose. Jack de Belin, James Graham, Leeson Ah Mau, Paul Vaughan, Tyson Frizell and Tariq Sims who is playing the best football of his career. Ben Hent and Gareth Widdop running the show and feeding Dufty, Aitken, Nightingale and Macdonald. To top that off they are coached by a guy named Mary. Hell it could be 40 zip.
    v Melbourne (A) - Wednesday 25 April [Anzac Day match]..Lose. Melbourne at home. Say no more.
    v Wests Tigers (H) Saturday 5 May..Lose. The winniest, flashest, fastest team around at the moment. Benji thinks it's 1999 and our guys won't see which way they went.
    v Roosters (H) Saturday 12 May..Lose. We are on a roll by now so there is no reason I can find that it won't continue.
     
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  15. VillaTheGorilla

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    Good write up mate :joy:

    Unfortunately it depends completely on what Warriors team turns up.
    The one against the Roosters and Rabbitohs will beat most teams in the comp, and we'd go 3 or 4/4.

    The team that turned up against the Broncos would lose all 4 however.

    I'm picking 3/4. Most likely lose this weekend and then surprise Melbourne at home to get a roll on
     
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  16. Leber

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    Cant see us beating St George or Melbourne. The Tigers and Roosters are possibilities though.

    But we could easily go 0/4
     
  17. Skinner

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    Rich, you old smoothy you.......hahaha
     

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