Predictions 2019

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  1. footy75

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    Roosters
    Storm
    Rabbits
    Sharks
    Broncos
    Penrith
    Raiders
    Parra

    Dragons
    Knights
    Tigers
    Manly
    Cowboys
    Warriors
    Titans
    Dogs
     
  2. adamkungl

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    So far...

    Roosters - on track
    Souths - on track
    Storm - on track
    Broncos - underperforming
    Knights - underperforming
    Panthers - on track
    Raiders - on track
    Tigers - on track

    Cowboys - underperforming
    Dragons - on track
    Sea Eagles - on track
    Warriors - on track
    Sharks - overperforming
    Titans - on track
    Bulldogs - on track
    Eels - overperforming

    Still think Broncos will be thereabouts and Knights will make the 8, probably not likely they'll finish as high as 4th and 5th though.
    Both teams look underdone and struggling to effectively utilise strong rosters.

    Sharks are doing better than expected but still think they'll miss the finals, luck with injuries will make or break their season.

    Eels are looking more like the side that came 4th in 2017 than the spoon holders of 2018, but will they maintain this momentum?
    Safe to say my spoon tip is wrong, they've shown enough to think they'll comfortably avoid it.

    Can't see where the Titans are getting a win from at the moment though.
     
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  3. footy75

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    agree on broncos... stillthink broncos shaks and penrith will possibly come good

    doubt knights will make it
     
  4. adamkungl

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    Penrith, apparently.

    Hopeless merkins lol
     
  5. Rhino_NQ

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    Noone had 50 put on them yet so all still premiership chances
     
  6. footy75

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    So its safe to say these teams will make it

    Roosters
    Souths
    Storm
    Sharks
    Raiders

    Then there is the unknown in the middle...3 of which will make it

    Dragons
    Parra
    Broncos
    Manly
    Knights
    Tigers
    NZ

    Then there is the teams we can just a bout write off

    Panthers
    Cows
    Titans
    Dogs
     
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  7. Valheru

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    I think you are being exceedingly kind to the warriors. They have looked awful most of the way so far.
     
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    Robbed against melbourne and close against rabbits, there is a bit of hope. Not titans dogs Penrith level of mud.

    Edit: cowboys mud too
     
  9. footy75

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    yeah ur right.....they are just not totally done yet.
     
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    My Cowboys should be much lower on these lists. We've never been flash in defence, but because our attack is so poor, we are putting more pressure on ourselves defensively than we ever have.

    We make it look like a struggle to score 2 to 3 tries a game. And then some of our bigger forwards are highly likely to allow a try or two (especially Matt Scott) as their lateral movement is non-existent.

    Barring Jason Taumalolo and or Michael Morgan having 9 to 10 out of 10 games, we otherwise won't win too many.
     
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    Matt Scott just stood and watched on two separate occassions as Cam Murray and George Burgess ran through a gaping hole next to him. I couldn't believe how slow he's gotten.
     
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    He may have been afraid to dive and test out the knee....?

    It's been hard to watch Matty Scott lately. Best prop forward of his generation and now looks barely a first grader. I think he'd be much more valuable to the team off the bench, though. Ditto to Coen Hess.
     
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    Scott will be 34 later this year. In terms of rugby league payers it is proverbially "ancient". Add in the ACL injury he had in 2017 and it is no wonder he is slowing down. ACL injures take ages to get over physically, and players often taken longer after they get back to laying before they get over it mentally. For mine it is no surprise he is slowing down as that ACL injury would make him a bit concerned about any sudden lateral movement in case it re-injures that knee.
     
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    I remember reading an interview with willie mason after he did his knee in the one off test against the USA some time ago and he reckoned it was 18 months before he was 100% again in terms of power, movement and confidence.
     
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    yep hard to come back from.
     
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    Roosters
    Storm
    Rabbits
    Sharks
    Raiders
    Knights
    Broncos

    There's 7
     
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    I don't think Broncos are sure of being there. Still just 5W,6L and with several rep players. I think they probably will make it but it's premature to say they are sure things when they currently have a losing record.

    Roosters, Storm and Souffs are definites, Knights and Raiders are most likely will be's.

    You can probably rub out Titans, Dogs and I have to be honest, Panthers...I'd say the other 8 teams are jostling over the 3 other places. The Dragons could soon be rubbed out if they don't start winning again.
     
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    Sharks should start getting players back...they should be in the mix too
     
  19. adamkungl

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    Judge yourselves!

    Assigning a point for how far off each ladder position you were wrong
    Subtract 2 bonus points if you guessed a position totally correct

    Roosters 1
    Souths 1
    Storm 2
    Broncos 4
    Knights 6
    Panthers 4
    Raiders 3
    Tigers 1
    Cowboys 5
    Dragons 5
    Sea Eagles 5
    Warriors 1
    Sharks 6
    Titans 2
    Bulldogs 3
    Eels 11

    TOTAL = 60

    No spot on picks.
    Eels yet again my worst prediction, and missed the mark pretty hard on Knights and Sharks despite it looking promising midway through.

    Souths v Broncos GF is still technically a possibility but unlikely coz Broncos suck
    NSW 2-1 was correct
    No Mitchell Pearce Dally M despite again looking promising mid-season, but hey I'll take the Origin win
    Brad Arthur turned Parra around and I was way off.

    I was right about Holbrook getting signed up, but that wasn't exactly the boldest prediction of all time.
     
  20. Mr Angry

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    lol

    People who predict footy, by things or peeps they hate.

    So much failed hatred in this thread.
     

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