2019 - PREMIERS - Roosters 14-8 Raiders @ ANZ

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Grand Final: Roosters v Raiders

Poll closed Oct 6, 2019.
  1. Sydney Roosters

    48.3%
  2. Canberra Raiders

    51.7%
  1. GAZF

    GAZF First Grade

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    In addition to being contested by 2nd and 4th for the first time, Sunday's GF will also be the first where both teams are heavy underdogs.
     
  2. The Vaulting Violinist

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    Don’t get me wrong roosters have a good forward pack but I’d say Bateman, paapali and Hodgson are the best three forwards that will run out on Sunday
     
  3. The Vaulting Violinist

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    Best two anyway - could make a case for cordner/JWH being better than Hodgson
     
  4. YoHadrian

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    I think the Roosters will get home on their defensive structure alone. The way they contained a team as good as the Melbourne Storm was impressive.
     
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  5. Walt Flanigan

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    Well we only let Melbourne score once too.
     
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  6. Valheru

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    We are true underdogs Tommy

    Can't blame the punters for writing us off.
     
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  7. AlwaysGreen

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    Roosters making a grand final despite being $2 million under the salary cap would surely get the neutrals behind them.
     
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  8. big hit!

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    that's right. The Balmain guys were largely established. Canberra had great names on paper when you read it now, but they were still making their name in 1989. Interestingly, the hero of that game ended up nothing.

    And Warren Ryan also replaced Roach and Sironen with half of the second half still to go. Monumental f**k up that. Who knows how it would've ended for Balmain had those guys played a little longer.
     
  9. MilkShark

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  10. Walt Flanigan

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    Made the same mistake as Bennett in 2015. Stopped playing footy and tried to protect the lead.
     
  11. MilkShark

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    The key to this game is to take keary out, for the entire game.

    With his history, he wouldn’t be coming back
     
  12. big hit!

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    The Raiders middle will be fine. It's the edges that will have their work cut out for them. A team involving Cronk will always be organised. You saw it with Melbourne, QLD and now the Roosters. Rarely does a team with this legend in it waste a play with a spud taking it up with no clue what to do, running it sideways, back ways, passing it to someone else not expecting it, etc. Every one knows what they're doing and he is the conductor setting it into action. And once the 4th or 5th tackle attacking play is on with Cronk, to Keary, decoys, and Tabasco, and then Manu or Mitchell, on the end of it, Bateman and Whitehead will need to be alert and on their game because the defending out there will succeed or fail with their organisation on their respective edges.

    And it's not just attack where he is influential because that little super human f**ker will be around the ball runner in defence making the last ditch effort to save a try. He did this a couple of times against Melbourne in the prelim, and has done it his whole career. Look up repeat effort in the rugby league dictionary and you'll see a picture of him. He doesn't slack off because he doesn't have the ball in his hands.

    If there were more players like Cronk, the defensive aspect of this sport would be ridiculous, unlike some of the soft tries we see week to week. Cronk makes any football team 100x times better.
     
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  13. Walt Flanigan

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    Total Dally M points -

    Raiders: 81
    Roosters: 76

    Game over for the Tedescos
     
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  14. Valheru

    Valheru First Grade

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    If we get within 30 I will be happy.

    Not sure why we are even bothering to turn up
     
  15. Captain Apollo

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    From the Wide World of Sports website -

     
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  16. AlwaysGreen

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    So we need Russell Crowe ?
     
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  17. Sonny83

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    Did you get this statistic from a senior bingo club?
     
  18. GAZF

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    The new club cruise ship will be named the "SS Adversity".
     
  19. MilkShark

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    You need someone to not be a pussy and make it happen
     
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