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2019 FW2 Sat - Storm 32-0 Eels @ AAMI

Discussion in 'Game Day Spoilers / Match Discussion' started by LeagueUnlimited News, Sep 15, 2019.

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Finals Week 2: Storm v Eels

Poll closed Sep 21, 2019.
  1. Melbourne Storm

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  2. Parramatta Eels

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  3. Draw after Golden Point

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  1. pantherz9103

    pantherz9103 First Grade

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    Why should the Storm not get another home game after winning 20 of their 24 regular season games, compared to Parramatta's 14? and why should they be penalised for losing to a very good Raiders side while you thrashed a really pathetic Broncos side?

    There were plenty of complaints back in 2009 when the 1st placed Dragons were knocked out in straight sets by the 6th placed Broncos at Suncorp in Week 2. That was one of the reasons the Mcintyre System was scrapped. Because there was not enough advantage for the top 4. It never happened, but it was even possible for 3rd or 4th place to be eliminated in Week 1, under that crappy system.

    The Eels won in spectacular style yesterday but they've played great footy on many occasions at Bankwest this season. Away from home it's a different story. It's quite reasonable that as a 6th placed team, they need to do something extraordinary to make the GF. The task is to beat the Storm at AAMI Park and then beat the Roosters at The S.C.G.

    You're not going to get gifted a GF place with home games. You need to able to win both home and away to be a premiership contender.
     
  2. Phil McGrawhan

    Phil McGrawhan Coach

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    Melb rarely lose 2 in a row
    Storm by 16
     
  3. Apey

    Apey Moderator Staff Member

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    Nice rant but what got lost in the excitement of Storm losing is that both Storm and Raiders played pretty average. On form, as I said, Roosters and Eels are looking much more likely.
     
  4. moffla

    moffla Juniors

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    After the season we had it would be a monumental failure to at least not make the prelim where you could be forgiven to losing to a red hot Roosters side. I just think the expectations we set as a club would not allow for a loss this week. We have to start well and not give Eels a sniff because we saw what can happen
     
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  5. footy75

    footy75 Juniors

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    undeserved...huh.... they finished top.
     
  6. Eelectrica

    Eelectrica Coach

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    We'll give it a shake and make a game of it at least.
     
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  7. TheFrog

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    Canberra would have been at home to Parra under the McIntyre system.
     
  8. SBD82

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    You blokes should ease up on the eels fans a bit.

    They can hardly be expected to be experts on the finals system.
     
  9. LeagueUnlimited News

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  10. Valheru

    Valheru First Grade

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    Yes understood but he is saying eels should be home team this week under this system.
     
  11. Mr Spock!

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    Storm preparing the eels fireworks display....

    [​IMG]
     
  12. GongPanther

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    Is that hero touch judge in this match up?
     
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  13. lazza

    lazza Juniors

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    Why? Cummins is why!
     
  14. 2 weeks

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    BA has to take a heed of Moe's motivational words to help the boys believe.

    [​IMG]
     
  15. Rhino_NQ

    Rhino_NQ Immortal

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    if morris was in then was vunivalu out?
     
  16. Mr Spock!

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    Looked out to me...

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  17. Captain Apollo

    Captain Apollo First Grade

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    Yes. 2009. St George-Illawarra Dragons finished as minor premiers due to a better points differential than the Bulldogs. They lost in week 1 to Parramatta 25-12 and then were eliminated in week 2 by Brisbane 24-10.

    Previous one to that was Canterbury in 1993. They finished as minor premiers dur to a better points differential than St George. They lost the major semi-final 27-12 to St George and then lost 23-16 in the Preliminary Final to Brisbane.
     
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  18. Captain Apollo

    Captain Apollo First Grade

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    Other minor premiers who lost both finals games and didn't even make the grand final-

    Souths 1989;
    Roosters 1981; and
    Wests 1978.
     
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  19. Mr Spock!

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    Tbf they were up against some cracker teams.
     
  20. ouwet

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    It was due to the Bulldogs having 14 players for 5 seconds against Penrith and losing 2 points lol.
     

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