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Round 1 Panthers Vs Cowboys - Panthers Stadium

Discussion in 'Penrith Panthers' started by WestyLife, Feb 28, 2021.

  1. Kilkenny

    Kilkenny First Grade

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    Todd Payton will know his preferred 17 and there starting positions.
     
  2. Panther Mick

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    I would hope so. I think Hook mightn't.
    It is not uncommon for a new coach to chop and change early on looking for the right combinations. There will be players at the club who might struggle to adapt to a new coach's game plan. Others will thrive early on.
    The Cowboy's roster needs a good shake-up and cleanout. So do the Dragons.
     
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    Poor old Hook has a hell of a job ahead of him. If they give him enough time I think he will improve the place. It will be interesting to see how he goes without the clout in recruiting new talent to the club that he is used to.
     
  4. Smug Panther

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    Unless he's changed his whole personality he's no chance.
     
  5. soc123_au

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    Getting them fit will improve them.
     
  6. Smug Panther

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    That squad can be the fittest ever seen and they'll still be bottom 4
     
  7. franklin2323

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    He does well moving old guys on. Get them fit and have the young guys and they will be so much better
     
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    Not at the trial the other day. The starters were terrible they changed when Marsters and co came on
     
  9. franklin2323

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    Depends on how soon kids come in
     
  10. murraymob

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    We have the better 17 .I have no doubt they will come out firing and try to blow us off the field with a fast start.Hold them early and our class will get them at the back end
     
  11. Kilkenny

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    I agree. He’s really hamstring with a dysfunctional spine, particularly now he is without McInnes even if he was going to play lock. He is in an unenviable position but he had no choice but to take the job, wasn’t going to get a gig elsewhere. I wish him well.
     
  12. franklin2323

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    17,000 capacity for round 1. Will be a big advantage
     
  13. Kilkenny

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    It will be great if we can get back to full stadiums. I’m not going off too early, a couple of community transmissions as a consequence of returned travellers and we will be back to square one.
     
  14. franklin2323

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    Grounds like Bankwest will be 100% which is good. Would be good to have places like Bathurst and Dubbo full.

    The 1st month will be key. By that time those working hotel will be vaccinated and very minimal chance
     
  15. Black Magik

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    And the cowboys carved up in the second half.
     
  16. Whino

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    To be fair going off last year the Broncos usually have their naps in the 2nd half.
    The Cowboys will be dangerous but if we are respectful of them and we turn up to play. We win.
     
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    Throw in having guys out there that likely don't get near the top 17. Aside from copping a major injury you can't read too much into trial scores
     
  18. Kilkenny

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    The Cowboys had a terrible 2020, maybe they were excuses given Covid and bubbles and travelling long distances on game day etc.

    New coach, no travel restrictions at this point and on paper they do have a decent roster.

    I thought our trial against the Eels was really good, high intensity game against tough opponents.

    It was a really solid performance even if only a trial and disappointing we didn’t put more points on the board, which we deserved given the performance.

    Dangerous first round opponents, this will be a tough hard fought contest.
     
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    Any side with Michael Morgan and Taumalololo can't be underestimated but we should win and win well
     
  20. Kilkenny

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    Hope your right mate. It would be nice to start the new season with a really strong and positive victory.
     
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