Penrith cannot make this years top 8

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  1. magpie_man

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    Easts
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    Souths
    Melbourne
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    Canberra
    Cronulla
    Parramatta
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    Manly
    St George
     
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    You only have to look at the minor premiers this decade
    11- Storm
    12 - Dogs
    13 - Roosters
    14 - Roosters
    15 - Roosters
    16 - Storm
    17 - Storm
    18 - Roosters
    19 - Roosters with one hand on it already
    And of course in 2012 Storm were 2nd and won the title.
     
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  3. billypilgrimnz

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    I think that is pretty much it. I'll be surprised if the 8 is much different to that at the end of the regular season.
     
  4. footy75

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    agree...but u never know what the Dragons may do and still expect the Broncos to make a run.

    Penrith's chances depend on this week. They are dead and buried if they lose. Win and there is still a pulse. All be it a tiny one.
     
  5. Roosters rule

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    But the salary cap has created the most even competition in the world, so says Todd.
     
  7. Travitoh

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    Level with Souths who are yet to be defeated inside 80 minutes and only a game ahead of Melbourne and Canberra. Far from already having one hand on it.
     
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    In Todds defence, the salary cap would make the competition even if sides weren’t f**king idiots with they spending.
     
  9. Fangs

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    I won't say they can't make it, they did it in 2017. But they've been awful. Yesterday disgraceful. Million to one they make the finals.

    At least in 2018 we could be disgraceful for 65-70 minutes and still win matches. This team is lazy and unfit, the hallmark of Dave Mate's coaching style it seems.

    'Re-building year' line will soon be trotted out. What a load of donkey, the roster is more than capable of playing finals football.
     
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    Even club legends are laying the boot in now with Ryan Girdler calling club immoral and calling for the administration to be accountable for the clubs actions.
     
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    That is an astounding record. That pretty much exactly resembles a La Liga ladder.
     
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    If top spot actually meant something, monetary or bigger advantage than the other top 4 teams, then I think a few coaches would go harder for top spot.

    A few times there, for and against has been the only thing separating top spot, it’s not like they have run away with it, also there has been 6 different premiers in those 8 years, with dogs(twice)Warriors,cows,manly and broncos being involved in the losing GF.

    That’s 9 clubs that have all had a chance for glory, wouldn’t say that’s too bad.
     
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    Why are people talking about finals? We'll be doing well to finish above Canterbury at this point.
     
  14. Roosters rule

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    That is the thing. The roster is more than good enough to be a top 8 team at the very least. Under Ivan players have gotten lazy and a lot of them have regressed. He is a donkey coach. The good coaches like Robbo, Bennett, Bellamy bring out the best in players. Duds like Cleary bring out the worst in players.

    Now because Ivan is running the show he will pull apart the roster for a re-built you don't really need. The roster just needs a few tweaks.
    You just need a better coach. Little chance of happening in the short term.
     
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    If only Gus was there to fire him again
     
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  16. Fangs

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    5 in a row, what do you know?

    Salary cap doing it's job across the league. Even teams that are absolutely shithouse can still make the 8.
     
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  17. footy75

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    yep they are right in the mix again... insane after that start.

    exciting times.
     
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    amazing what playing against sides missing half their players can do
     
  19. GongPanther

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    You have to be referring to the opposition AND the Panthers.

    The difference being that we have great depth. Not our fault that other clubs are miss managed in that department.
     
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    Gotta flog of few sides for our FA if we are to be a realistic chance.

    Jimmy should just kick a field goal everytime he is in range.
     
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