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2017 Semi Final, Sat - Eels 16-24 Cowboys @ ANZ

Discussion in 'Game Day Spoilers / Match Discussion' started by LeagueUnlimited News, Sep 10, 2017.

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Finals Week 2: Eels v Cowboys

Poll closed Sep 16, 2017.
  1. Parramatta Eels

    75.6%
  2. North Queensland Cowboys

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  1. Red Bear

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    My parents caught a flight the Cowboys were on earlier this season, dad sat next to Asiata. Said he was a really nice guy, was impressed with the behaviour of the whole squad. So good to see him score that try.

    Cowboys got a lot out of Coote last night. Gives another quality kicking option. Between Morgan, Coote, granville there's no one player opposition can shut down to avoid quality kicking and ends to sets. If the Cowboys forwards hold their own - and it's a pretty damn solid pack - they'll always be dangerous.
     
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    And here's me thinking the discussion was about the Cowboys and their massive injury toll of 2 players.
     
  3. butchmcdick

    butchmcdick Immortal

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    Cool story bro

    Tell us again how your boys were the underdogs last night because only three of them had played finals footy and you were missing some players
     
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  4. butchmcdick

    butchmcdick Immortal

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    Absolute rubbish
     
  5. Poupou Escobar

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    Every team is missing players at this time of the year, but something that premiership contenders have in common is big game experience. That describes the Cowboys not the Eels. We just happened to sneak into the top four due to consistency.

    It bodes well for the future (all our players have finals experience now and we'll have a couple in Origin next year) but this wasn't going to be our year. Like the Cowboys/Sharks showed last week, finals is a brand new competition. Even the Storm were shown to be beatable last week.

    It's very exciting.
     
  6. Poupou Escobar

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    Quality argument
     
  7. butchmcdick

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    It's what comparing Matt Scott to darcey f**king lussick deserves
     
  8. typicalfan

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    Matt Scott at Darcy Lussick level oh boy that is a rib tickler.
     
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  9. Poupou Escobar

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    Lussick had a career best season last year while Scott was far from his best. Then 2017 happened and Scott only played two games. Lussick was worth a lot more than Scott this year, and next year the two players will be 29 and 33, so I would expect Lussick to be worth more next year as well.
     
  10. Poupou Escobar

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    The problem with ageing stars is that many fans still only think of them at their best.
     
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    Lol.

    You've been PouPou'ed....try telling him the colour of the sky...

    Anyway didn't Scott re-sign after doing his knee? At 32 with a busted knee and having been passed on bu the Knights as a result he would hardly be on squillions.
     
  12. typicalfan

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    The question is though how much was he worth this year isn't it. 2016 He was starting prop for Australia, QLD and North Queensland and contributed to getting his side to a prelim final. 2015 he won a premiership. Plenty of players especially the elite play well into their 30s including Scott until he had his ACL done. Lussick is a plodder whose best year was still far short of Scott.

    In addition to this the Cowboys had just lost a lot of experience up front in Tamou and Hannant as well.
     
  13. Rhino_NQ

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    Scotty should at least be on Charlie gubb wages
     
  14. butchmcdick

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    Is this sig worthy ?
     
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    Charlie Gubb Warriors wages or Charlie Gubb Canberra wages?

    Because Sticky loves a mediocre prop
     
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    Your pet dogs are called Maria and Rachael. How nice.
     
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    So Parra scored 3 tries against both Melbourne and the Cowboys. In Week 1, two were against 12 men and the other a fluke off a blatant forward pass. In Week 2, two were lucky tries that the Cowboys set up for them and the other came in garbage time after getting knife-raped by a team of cripples.

    What a f**king useless club of geniuss Parramatta is. Never win, can't even cheat right and when they finally fluke their way into the finals on the back of the softest run in 109 years, they bottle it and lose comprehensively in straight sets.

    How tragic of a club must you be if getting within two points of Melbourne (two tries against 12 men, the other a fluke/forward pass) is your greatest achievement since the 80's.
     
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    You could also set the record for most points scored by a team in a season and still not win the premiership


    Wait what
     
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    Losing to both of this year's grand finalists by a combined ten points was a solid effort for a team that hasn't played finals footy in eight years. This is the start of something great for the Eels. Exciting times. We'll be back next year with literally double the finals experience (38 games total to 76 or 77 depending on Kane Evans).

    I'm looking forward to the future so much I don't feel the need to troll opposition fans. ;)
     
  20. THE CHAMP

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    The most satisfying thing for me watching this great cowboys victory ( I gave them no chance) is peter sterling say sweet f**k all for nearly the entire second half. He dropped a bundle on,that game for sure. f**king suck it good ya piece of shit.
     

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