2020 NRL Nines February 14-15

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  1. Happy MEel

    Happy MEel First Grade

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    Sure, but he can still technically play before July 1 if we need him. Whether he’s up to it is another question.
     
  2. I'm a loser baby...

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  3. parra pete

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    Mickey Mouse toy competition....ie unless you win it...
    Zzzzzz.
     
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  4. Obscene Assassin

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    And the dogs hooker was...Ben Marschke?
     
  5. hineyrulz

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    What are the other options??? Stone,Davies or Dill Smith???? He's going to have to be up to it.
     
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  6. Gronk

    Gronk Moderator Staff Member

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    Gee some of you don’t take a loss well. Toddlers the lot of you. :upside_down:
     
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  7. Stinky

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    You’re all in for a long year if yesterday’s loss is anything to go by.

    Pathetic performance.
     
  8. Mr Parramatta

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    Not really mate any other team you wouldn’t be too concerned, you have followed Parra long enough...parramatta is not like any other team, unfortunately for the wrong reasons though, yesterday was a concern and honestly think Brad Arthur is a decent coach but not a premiership winning one, and therefore will have a decent season without lifting any trophy!!
     
  9. Wizardman

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    Losing to some Canterbury kids....lol.
     
  10. Gronk

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    I reckon the difference between winning and losing last night were 3 errors.

    It’s just silly to be so judgmental over the coach and team after two 9 min halves.
     
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  11. Happy MEel

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    My point exactly. Two reserve graders at hooker led to a pretty bloody ordinary standard of nines footy. However, the team with a reserve grader who is a genuine hooker and surrounded by other reserve graders managed to compete (and beat) a team with a reserve grader who isn’t a hooker stacked with NRL talent.
     
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  12. Tooooks

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    I’ve found the nines to be really shit to watch overall. There have been some good moments but playing this format in 35 degree heat is utter stupidity.
     
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  13. Gary Gutful

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    I agree. We will have another decent season. It would be nice to lift a trophy but I dont see it happening.

    Mind you, that was my position before yesterday's 9s match.
     
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  15. hindy111

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    Guth kicking our on full
    Rhys Davies dropping ball over line

    Do people think guys ran with 100% intensity? To me it looked like they where jogging around. Nikauore took one powerfull charge and that was it.
     
  16. strider

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    agree - though its 2 errors I think were bad

    guthos kick out on the full and salmon's simple dropped ball

    though I still think we had too many bigs .... I just don't see paulo the right dude for 9s ... switch a healthy waqa for paulo and we do better (I know waqa is injured but if he wasn't) - or alternatively, will smith would probably go quite ok at 9s
     
  17. strider

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    I don't know why we were favourites tbh .... just cos we had NRL players? .... if those NRL players aren't suited then its no advantage

    Lane and Matterson are great 80 minute edge forwards, but only so effective at 9s - they are fairly big lumbering dudes who are fringe middle forwards

    our past 9s success was on the back of Bevan French .... we all waved him out the door .... we don't have that kind of player anymore ..... our only true speed is Moses now ..... fergo and sivo can be damaging runners but they are big and not overly fast - gutho is no speedster - salmon is fringe back rower .... i'm unsure where to put Davies probably a bit nippy but not too much
     
  18. Eelementary

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    With all due respect, how can you possibly correlate what happens in the 9's with the gruelling, 25-week long 13 per side NRL season?
     
  19. Eelementary

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    Yep.

    There you have it, folks - 9's form is a clear indicator of NRL form.
     
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  20. Poupou Escobar

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    Teams are so aware of the need to work hard in defence that they are standing around watching one out when they've got the ball.
     
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