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GF Panthers vs Storm

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  1. betcats

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    Oh yeah over the 80 we could've done it but I just meant we werent going to blow them off the park in the first 10-20 minutes. We could've scored 2 or 3 tries against them in ten minutes for sure just not in the first ten minutes, they are to well coached and experienced for that. We had to work them over first and then put the foot down when we got some momentum. We showed even in the first half we could strip their edges and create space but their scramble defence was awesome, we just needed to hold on to the ball for a long period and grind them down a bit.
     
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  2. CCJohnC

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    Got a trophy for Minor Premiership not to be sneezed at!!
     
  3. Fangs

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    That is true. Just not the trophy I was thinking of.
     
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  4. forby

    forby Juniors

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    Not true! We have the J.J. Giltinan Shield for being minor premiers!
     
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  5. GongPanther

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    We were the best team all season, and no one will ever take that away from us. A season of the ages which will no doubt be ignored by the usual knob-gobblers.
     
  6. Kilkenny

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    Hindsight is a wonderful thing and I say this without having had the balls to watch a replay or even the highlights of our GF loss.

    I really think the coaching staff must shoulder the majority of the blame around our GF loss and it really all centred around replacing Naden with May.

    It really was a negative decision and went against everything that worked for us 2020.

    Brent Naden has in his makeup some issues with defensive reads but there were times during the season when his coming out of the line shut down the attacks of our opponents.

    The more I look back on our GF loss, even allowing for the fact we didn’t play anywhere near our best against the Storm, I truly believe Ivan stuffed up in his decision to start May in front of Naden in our two biggest games of 2020.

    I hope Brent Naden is with us in 2021. He has some flaws, not perfect but I love his passion, commitment, determination and I see no reason why he is not worthy of being retained unless there are off field issues we are not ware of.
     
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  7. blue bags

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    Panthers star Brent Naden undergoes 'voluntary rehabilitation' at Sydney facility

    Brent Naden
    Panthers star Brent Naden is under the care of medical professionals after voluntarily admitting himself into a rehabilitation clinic.

    Naden was admitted to South Pacific Private in the week after Penrith's grand final loss to Melbourne, having approached the Panthers welfare team to discuss his issues with alcohol, according to The Daily Telegraph.

    "Following the 2020 NRL Grand Final, Brent Naden approached the club and disclosed a number of personal issues he wished to address," the club said in a statement released this afternoon.


    "As a result, Brent is currently undertaking a voluntary rehabilitation program in a private Sydney facility.

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    Brent Naden (Getty)
    "Brent, his family, his management and the club kindly ask the media to respect his privacy and will be making no further comment at this time."


    The Daily Telegraph reports Naden admitted to Panthers welfare staff that he had been affected by the racial abuse he had experienced in Gosford late in the season.

    Penrith chief executive Brian Fletcher confirmed that the NRL had been notified of Naden's admission.

    https://wwos.nine.com.au/nrl/brent-naden-penrith-panthers-rehab/0f588abd-bd8e-42d8-aa0c-40238d8a0ad7
     
  8. MugaB

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    A bit late, btw news just in, panthers also lost the GF
     
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  9. Jane Murray

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    Brent is fortunate enough to be able to afford private rehab services. I wish him well.
     
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  10. soc123_au

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    He meant a bit late as in Bluebags posting news that is weeks old.
     
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  11. Jane Murray

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    Yeah I realize that. I do wish Brent well, and let's face it, if Brent didn't have the funds to pay for his rehab, he will still be waiting. Isn't Brent out now?
     
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  12. Kilkenny

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    I think I read a post he was spotted at Jersey Flegg training during the week.
     
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  13. GongPanther

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    Best be around people who appreciate him and to be active.
     
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