Round 1 Dragons v Broncos at Kogarah

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  1. ALSGI

    ALSGI Juniors

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    Only 5 sleeps peeps, can hardly wait.

    All the conjecture about our 17(18) will come to a screaming halt on Tuesday arvo.

    For me, I think we will win regardless of the selections but I’d like to see Mann, Lomax and Host in the 17 not Aitken, Nighty and Luciano.

    Most factors seem in our favour, home ground, inside clues from Hunt with the Donkeys/Bennett machine and Widdop and Graham have some clues as to Bennett’s thinking from he World Cup. Surely Bennett won’t do the opposite, reverse the curse and get one over Hunt/Widdop/Graham and Mary? Bennett’s surely not that good?

    Our halves and forwards look great on paper, stronger than theirs.

    Our 1-5 are ...... rocks and diamonds. Rocks and Opals maybe?

    They have a few injury concerns.

    Refs should be swayed by our Kogarah crowd.

    Lot’s of pressure on Hunt.

    We win I say, bring it on.
     
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  2. muzby

    muzby Village Idiot Staff Member

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    only 2 sleeps for ice addicts..
     
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  3. ALSGI

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    That may well explain a lot about you.

    Ice addiction isn’t something I find even remotely funny, or relevant to the thread.
     
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    muzby Village Idiot Staff Member

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  5. OzDragon

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    Fairly confident for this one. Us by 14.
     
  6. Life's Good

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    Energy & urgency. Good bench selection/rotation. We have a team that can win.
    Alas, we’re up against a coach who is a gun & we are turning up with a coach who is a nail file.
    I’m just hoping this Matt Lodge sideshow isn’t the catalyst to a bashing.
    Go Dragons.
     
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  7. ALSGI

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    Dumb fool.
     
  8. muzby

    muzby Village Idiot Staff Member

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    He who initiates the calling of names is also the one who loses the argument..

    However if you feel the need to apply labels, Village Idiot is the official title..
     
  9. Crush

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    How can a "staff member" be a troll?
    This is a thread about football round one and you are trolling and posting rubbish.
    Mate your sense of humour is fun at times but pull your head in from time to time.
    I agree with ALSGI that ice addiction isn't something to joke about and you have no idea how or who's families it may have affected.
     
  10. muzby

    muzby Village Idiot Staff Member

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    I admire your crush on me, crush, but it’s starting to get a little weird..
     
  11. SBD82

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    Average thread.

    5/10.

    Needs more ice addicts.
     
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  12. Crush

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    Tough one to call first game of the season vs a quality team.
    I was confident before the trials but we didn't look great in the CS.
    Let's hope it resembles round 1 last year!
     
  13. Old Timer

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    We're not playing Penrith so it will look nothing like the 1st round last year.
    This year we are up against a truly professional outfit who don't believe in hype (remember Penrith were the favourites for the title in 17 and no doubt they got caught up in that BS).
    The Bronco's will also be motivated as many predict them to finish out of the 8 and TBH that does us no favours at all.
    If we c**k up anything they will capitalise on it immediately so how far have we progressed from the 2 trials, who knows, but I suggest the team selected on Tuesday will give a pretty good indication and I for one am extremely nervous.
     
  14. Crush

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    OT I will save you the wait until Tuesday and name the team for you.
    1. DUFTY
    2. MACDONALD
    3. AITKEN
    4. LAFAI
    5. NIGHTINGALE
    6. WIDDOP
    7. HUNT
    8. GRAHAM
    9. MCINNES
    10. VAUGHAN
    11. FRIZELL
    12. LEILUA
    13. JDB
    14. AU MAU
    15. SIMS
    16. LATIMORE
    17. MANN
    Thats it. Mary doesn't change. Thats his team.
     
  15. Frank Facer

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    You are probably correct there Crush.
     
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    I have never been confident playing the brokeback horses, but think our little halfback might have a point to prove. Hope Matt lodge doesn't do ice, because he was a powerhouse as drunk as a skunk in New York. See the footage? Ice would certainly get him going like a bucking bronco...I'll get the door.
     
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  17. Old Timer

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    So here is an interesting point for sone to consider when they think I am negative
    I actually hold out some small hope that maybe he will change a couple of things
    If not then I’ll be making several voodoo dolls and buying particularly large needles.
     
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  18. Crush

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    Make dolls, buy the needles. He won't change a single thing.
     
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  19. ouryear

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    Old timer, Aldi have dolls, I would grab one today.
     
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  20. ALSGI

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    Just had a look at the Donkeys forum.
    Nothing to see there really, main comments of mild interest to us is Hunt “will overplay his hand”, “isn’t a halfback” etc.

    They’re not as cocky about this game as they usually are.

    I think the pressure on Hunt, which he seems to be welcoming, is a good thing for the rest of our squad, especially if a miracle occurs and Mann and Lomax play.

    Also, wouldn’t mind seeing JDB put a few hits on Lodge.
     

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