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2021 top 8 predictions

Discussion in 'NRL' started by blue bags, Sep 26, 2020.

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  1. panthers

    85.4%
  2. roosters

    84.1%
  3. storm

    87.3%
  4. raiders

    79.6%
  5. eels

    64.3%
  6. rabbits

    80.9%
  7. knights

    30.6%
  8. sharks

    12.1%
  9. warriors

    31.2%
  10. titans

    70.1%
  11. cowboys

    8.9%
  12. dragons

    15.3%
  13. eagles

    28.0%
  14. bulldogs

    8.3%
  15. broncos

    11.5%
  16. tigers

    10.2%
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  1. kit66

    kit66 Juniors

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    Panthers
    Rabbits
    Storm
    Raiders

    Eels
    Roosters
    Dragons
    Titans

    Warriors
    Tigers
    Knights
    Sharks

    Bulldogs
    Sea Eagles
    Cowboys
    Broncos
     
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  2. blue bags

    blue bags First Grade

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    anyone rate the cowboys for top 8. they have been busy, a chance ;)
     
  3. Vic Mackey

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    I rate the coach

    Roster on the other hand...
     
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  4. MugaB

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    Top 8 (in no order)
    Panthers
    Rabbits
    Storm
    Raiders
    Warriors
    Roosters
    Titans
    Sea Eagles

    Bottom 8 (also in no order)
    Tigers
    Dragons
    Knights
    Sharks
    Bulldogs
    Eels
    Cowboys
    Broncos
     
  5. flippikat

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    Not the 8 this year - but certainly one of those teams pressing for a playoff spot late in the season, and falling just a couple of wins short.

    Got a feeling that their stock is on the rise, though.. and soon they'll be contenders - just not yet.

    I think any lack of star power in their roster may actually be relished by Todd Payten.. he strikes me as a coach who could build a very competitive team from journeyman players.. the whole "champion team that beats a team of champions" thing.
     
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  6. flippikat

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    I can't fault your top 8, but for bottom 8, I'd put Cowboys, Bulldogs & Eels a bit higher, Dragons, Knights & Tigers a bit lower.

    Something like..
    Eels
    Cowboys (Late season rally, falls short)
    Bulldogs
    Knights
    Tigers
    Sharks
    Dragons
    Broncos
     
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  7. MugaB

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    I did write in "NO ORDER"
     
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  8. The_Frog

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    Darkest of horses with Payton coaching, but the forward pack is a shadow of the Cows pack of a few years back, and Taumalolo is starting to show signs of wear.
     
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  9. flippikat

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    D'oh! Sorry.. missed that - been a mad, sleepless few days (summer has arrived in Wellington, and hotter nights with it).

    I think I tried to go for a more holistic way of picking teams rather than just "who have they signed?" - as I think the culture & vibe in a team can almost be as important as gains & losses - hence the Cowboys being near the 8 and Newcastle further down the ladder than others are picking (for instance).

    Still, it's all just guesswork - yeah?
     
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  10. flippikat

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    The way he took a demoralised Warriors squad & restored their self-belief - and actually got them looking like they were having fun - speaks loudly of his ethos.

    Todd builds teams up, and I'm sure he can make something decent with the Cowboys - no matter the roster.

    Once they get the look of a "team on the rise", the decent signings will come. But it all starts with making the best of what he has - and I'm convinced he's gonna do that this year.

    They'll get close to the 8, but *just* miss it - and that'll be great for year 1.
     
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  11. joel caine number 1 fan

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    it doesn't really matter anyways im sure the winner will come from one of melbourne or roosters
    the lack of talent and good coaches is the nrl is really bad atm
     
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  12. joel caine number 1 fan

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    tigers got better there's no Benji too miss a lot of tackles and overplay his hand
    and now we got speed in the backs
     
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    1 Penrith
    2 Canberra
    3 Melbourne
    4 Newcastle
    5 Easts
    6 Souths
    7 Canterbury
    8 Gold Coast

    9 Auckland
    10 Manly
    11 Parramatta
    12 Wests
    13 North Queensland
    14 St George
    15 Brisbane
    16 Cronulla
     
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  14. BradParkerTheGoat

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    Sadly I see another storm grand final... I pray every night they they don't even make the 8, anyway this is my top 8:

    1- storm
    2- rabbits
    3- titans
    4-panthers
    5- dragons
    6- roosters
    7- knights
    8- raiders
     
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  15. blue bags

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    your dreaming mate:)
     
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  16. Walpole

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    Storm, Roosters, Penrith, Raiders and Rabbits.

    Rest are just making up the numbers.
     
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  17. Todd Hoffman

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    Souffs
    Storm
    Chooks
    Raiders
    Panthers
    Eels
    Manly
    Tits
     
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  18. martielang

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    What am I missing with Souths. I thought they were pretty bog all season up until the last couple of weeks, but everyone seems to have them pushing for the MP.
     
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    Three players have been ruled out for this season due to training injuries. I hope for all teams sake thus is not a precurser to the season ahead.

    If it is, naming a top 8 side will be pure guesswork.
     
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  20. SmashEmBro

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    Top 5 in no particular order
    Storm
    Penrith
    Souths
    Roosters
    Raiders

    Next 6 teams will be determined by the results of 5 or 6 games, so really could be anyone
    Warriors
    Titans
    Manly
    Knights
    Sharks
    Eels
     
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