Round 1 Eels V Broncos

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  1. ^b0ss^

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    Goin to be great i might be going to the game depends on a couple of mates that im looking to go with.

    Really busting for this one.
     
  2. Poupou Escobar

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    It's a lot easier to win games with your defence, because a strong defence helps your attack a lot more than the other way around - good defence tends to mean more and better opportunities for your attack to shine.
     
  3. hindy111

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    Parra by 16
     
  4. eloquentEEL

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    Are you suggesting defence is the best form of attack?
     
  5. Poupou Escobar

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    Yeah probably
     
  6. eloquentEEL

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    Conventional wisdom dictates the opposite, ie. attack is the best form of defence, and it applies to league as well. If you starve the opposition of the ball (by completing and scoring or earning repeat sets) then they get tired and throw back very little in the way of their own attack when they finally do get the ball. I'm sure there's a stat somewhere which correlates time in possession with winning margin.
     
  7. hineyrulz

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    Defence wins games, look at the Broncos their attack was pretty average last year and it got them about 15secs away from a GF win.
     
  8. TheParraboy

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    Ill be in the Cayless stand

    should be close to a sellout of 18,266...
     
  9. TheParraboy

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    They were only 18 points away from having the best attack last year

    Roosters 591
    Cowboys 587
    Raiders 577
    Broncos 574
    Bulldogs 522


    Though under Bennett, they seemed the side most likely a lot of the time to "go for the 2 points" from a penalty
     
  10. hineyrulz

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    More points then i thought PB, still it was their defence that got them to the big dance.
     
  11. Snoochies

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    I stole this from the predicted round 1 list off news.com so there would be changes to the below lineups (feel free to correct it), but on paper, we certainly have a great team compared to the competition favourites.


    Michael Gordon, Darius Boyd,
    Semi Radradra, Corey Oates,
    Michael Jennings, Jordan Kahu,
    Brad Takairangi, James Roberts,
    Clinton Gutherson, Greg Eden,
    Corey Norman, Anthony Milford,
    Kieran Foran, Ben Hunt,
    Tim Mannah, Adam Blair,
    Nathan Peats, Andrew McCullough,
    Junior Paulo, Sam Thaiday,
    Beau Scott, Alex Glenn,
    Manu Ma’u, Matthew Gillett,
    Anthony Watmough. Corey Parker.
    Interchange: Interchange:
    Danny Wicks, Josh McGuire,
    David Gower, Jarrod Wallace,
    Tepai Moeroa, Joe Ofahengaue,
    Isaac De Gois. Kodi Nikorima.
     
  12. 84 Baby

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    Boncos by 24
     
  13. Basil Brush

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    I can only hope we ambush Broncos in rd 1 at Parra, like we did to Manly last year and the warriors in the past.

    Actually can anyone tell me when we last lost rd 1 at home?
     
  14. jk13

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    after the round 1 spanking last year, you'd think the donkeys will be more prepared this year. i'd expect a sell out, I just hope we keep our passion in check and don't go overboard in terms of penalties and judiciary.
     
  15. Utey

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    Watmough and Wicks won't be there. Alvaro and Gower comes in?
     
  16. pedge

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    Kenny Edwards will be there somewhere
     
  17. Poupou Escobar

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    Of the blokes who aren't top 13 certainties, Edwards, Moeroa and Wicks would all be top 17 certainties when fit. Guys like Alvaro, Terepo and Gower are probably hoping for injuries. Figuratively speaking.
     
  18. hineyrulz

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    2012 against the Broncos, Sandows first game for us we lead 6 nil for a good while but they proved far too good.
     
  19. Basil Brush

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    Cheers. You have a lot better memory than me. I have no recollection of that game at all.
     
  20. hindy111

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    Terepo will be there.
    Why is wicks a certainty? Not like he set the world on fire last year.Id put him level with gower - Terepo - Alvaro at the moment and i reckon BA would to
     

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