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2021 Grand Final: Panthers V Souths

The_Frog

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Our run to the GF most resembles Manly in 1978. They finished 3rd in the competition proper.

Week 1 Lost 17-12 vs Sharks (2nd)
Week 2 drew 13-13 with Parra (4th) (minor semi final)
Replay midweek won 17-11 vs Parra
Preliminary final won 14-7 vs Wests (1st, out in straight sets)
Grand Final drew 11-all vs Sharks
Replay midweek won 16-0 vs Sharks.

All these games were played within 3 and a bit weeks. The GF replay had to be midweek because the Kangaroos were flying to England. After the GF replay of 1977 (which was after extra time) the NSWRL in a cynical money-making decision decreed that finals matches would no longer have extra time if drawn, which resulted in the above.

We aren't playing midweek replays but still the side is developing a battle hardness that coincides with that Manly side, and they were all low scoring trench warfare type games as well.
 
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WestyLife

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Our run to the GF most resembles Manly in 1978. They finished 3rd in the competition proper.

Week 1 Lost 17-12 vs Sharks (2nd)
Week 2 drew 13-13 with Parra (4th) (minor semi final)
Replay midweek won 17-11 vs Parra
Preliminary final won 14-7 vs Wests (1st, out in straight sets)
Grand Final drew 11-all vs Sharks
Replay midweek won 16-0 vs Sharks.

All these games were played within 3 and a bit weeks. The GF replay had to be midweek because the Kangaroos were flying to England. After the GF replay of 1977 (which was after extra time) the NSWRL in a cynical money-making decision decreed that finals matches would no longer have extra time if drawn, which resulted in the above.

We aren't playing midweek replays but still the side is developing a battle hardness that coincides with that Manly side, and they were all low scoring trench warfare type games as well.

A closer comparison is Cows 2015. Lost to Broncos week 1 and beat them in the gf.
 

hindy111

Immortal
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Spencer's eleven minute cameo was good.

Four runs like a bowling ball.

Stopped momentum for the Storm.

He is a wild beast. The only issue is everytime he gets ball I have this feeling he will make a silly error or play the ball incorrectly.
 

Munky

Bench
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Reynolds is as busted as Cleary.

Need Kikau and TPJ to work him over. No attempted offloads or tricks, just run hard and make him transfer weight to his legs in attempting to tackle.
 

murraymob

First Grade
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What has changed from the last game we played .the big change in my view is the ins Edwards Leota sorrenson May .that in itself should be enough to get us over the line
What needs to change simple the kicking game kick for ground not bombs the fullback had shown he can handle it if he is ready for it .kick to the corners
We moved the ball about a lot in the Melbourne game do it again .up the panthers
 

Fangs

First Grade
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Interesting that we shelved the bomb yesterday.

It's still a dangerous play. We should test Paulo and Taffe again.
 

Chippy73

Juniors
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Riff showed some real defensive steel and ability to handle pressure last night, conversely Souths weren't really tested by Manly.

On the other hand Skeletor is a master at prepping his teams for big games and will keep his guys in the correct headspace this week.

There is probably a touch more pressure and expectation on Penrith, mainly cos of last years GF loss and the fact that Souths have really sailed under the radar this year, no-one really ranked them with the Panthers and Storm yet they just kept winning.

I got a strong feeling this is gonna be one of the epic Grand Finals, i'm tipping Penrith but only just.

Edit: apologies, I just realised this is the Panthers forum and not the Game Day thread.. will cross post this there.
 
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Munky

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We could be very skinny in the front row next week if things don't go our way.

Fingers crossed.
 

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