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Rd12: Parra v Bulldogs GAME DAY thread (2/8/20)

Discussion in 'Parramatta Eels' started by TheParraboy, Aug 2, 2020.

  1. Gazzamatta

    Gazzamatta First Grade

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    I reckon our day of reckoning will be our home game Vrs The Storm. On current form it would take a huge turn around to go with them. The Storm have always bullied us. Other than C. Smith I believe player for player our roster is as good or better. That game will either give us confidence moving forward or the opposite.
    Ffs just get it done.
     
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    Poupou Escobar Post Whore

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    They did have a premiership winning Origin half to take up the slack. Who do we have when Moses is off? Two kids and Gutherson
     
  3. T.S Quint

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    They can’t take anything off us for a referee mistake (which wasn’t even a mistake. The throw was backwards out of the hands).
     
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    We need years of consistent success (defined as finishing in or near the top four) to be able to build the team capable of 'guaranteeing' an eventual premiership. A flash in the pan, like the 2005 Tigers, is a poor model to emulate.

    You need luck to win a premiership, but the way to maximise your luck is through consistency. We are a chance this year but no guarantee. We should be an even bigger chance next year, but still no guarantee. Youse need to get this through your heads. As for 2022 I'm keen to see whether we'll still be in a premiership window or if the salary cap finally bites us. It's very exciting.
     
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    Don't forget the 2009 side finished eighth. That's a better indicator of the quality of their roster than the fact they make a grand final. The proof is that they missed the finals in '08 and 2010.

    The team this year will almost certainly finish higher than eighth, plus we were top five last year.
     
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    the game was over ffs
     
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    Wait ...

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    Yes I agree.
     
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    I wouldn’t say we are a flash in a pan team though. The 2017 and 2019 Eels teams were finals teams. The 2016 Eels team would have made it as well if they hadn’t been stripped of points. Wouldn’t you say that’s sufficient time to work towards a premiership window?
     
  10. T.S Quint

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    You forgot to carry the 1.
     
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    Absolutely. Not to the point that it’s our grand final but we need to aim up. It’ll be around the time where we need to start moving towards our peak
     
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    Good poiont Pau Pau. When you look at that way our spine is still very raw. I don't think we can ask much more of the team over the season thus far, & a few inconsistent games are the product of the team's maturity.

    Once Drown is a year or two wiser, he would easily take over the reigns in moses's absence & Mahoney would also be more dominant. It's a team on the rise and I believe it's between us & Penrith who are in the best position future wise.
     
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    I'd say the 2018 spoon indicated a significant reset.
     
  14. Gazzamatta

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    There isnt a player in our top 13 who isnt capable of Origin except possibly Lane and Waqa but even those two have produced Origin quality at some point. Of our imports Drown will most likely make the Kiwi team and Sivo was last seasons top try scorer.
    We have the cattle.
    We are fitter than we have been for years and our middle "D" is much improved thanks to RCG and Matto.
    No f'n excuses.
     
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    So Mong Ennis is still sooking that we ruined his multi? Should have taken them at the line idiot.
     
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    I wonder if Sivo was aware that the catcher was in front of him.
     
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    Sugarcoat it all you like, but we are no comparison to the roosters. Why do fans get cut when someone says the truth. Just like gus, he’s 100% spot on.
     
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    Then don’t compare us to them then.
     
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    Why do fans have a cry when we have a poor half of football?
     
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