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Round 8 vs Tigers

Discussion in 'Penrith Panthers' started by soc123_au, Jun 28, 2020.

  1. tripster

    tripster Juniors

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    Completely agree. The Tigers are looking incredibly dangerous with Harry Grant at 9 and demolished the Bulldogs. They have won their last two games and are playing well. Definitely a danger game for us. It would be typical of panther teams of old to lose a game like this.
     
  2. Kilkenny

    Kilkenny First Grade

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    In many respects, this is a bigger game for us than any of the last four weeks or so.

    This is the first game in which we are actually supposed or expected to win.

    Given where we are at as a team, where we are on the ladder, what we have achieved so far this season these are the games if we are serious contenders we have to win.

    We don’t necessarily have to put the West Tigers to the sword and win by big margins, but if we are serious about making the top 8 or better then we have to get the job done this weekend.

    I am apprehensive as always but look forward to seeing whether we are really the real deal this weekend or still pretenders.
     
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  3. franklin2323

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    A lot of older guys are doing that very thing. The younger guys are actually trying to get starts in the bush

    A few clubs doubt they can field teams next year even. The lower grades are a mess sadly
     
  4. franklin2323

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    Our next 4 games we will start favourites in rightfully so
     
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  5. Kilkenny

    Kilkenny First Grade

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    What does that really mean? Seriously?

    We are above the sides in the table who we are playing so on that basis does it mean because we are favourites we will win?

    We are on 11 points three above the West Tigers this week, does this guarantee us a victory?

    You are already talking about the finals and we are far from being secure in a top 8 position.

    Let’s take one game at a time, not get ahead of ourselves and if come round 20 we are somewhere in the top 8 or better than that we will all be happy.
     
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    I am saying and have been all year that there are some very average teams in the comp. The teams we are starting to play now and should win atleast 50% of our remaining games

    We won’t win all 4 but if we can win 2.
    That will leave us win 7 wins from 11 games. Win 3 of the last 9 and we are in the semis.

    Souths in for WT and that is what the top 8 will be. Just the order to play out
     
  7. The yak

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    The Tigers are dangerous enough to beat us. Yet, if we play with the same intensity as the past few weeks and keep getting better with our attack. We should win.
    A danger game but only if we disrespect the opposition.
     
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    I think he's more on the bench for balance as we have two props on the bench, but I don't understand the love for Billy Burns. He runs hard, but also either misses crucial tackles or against Storm gave them penalties in his 20 odd minutes.
     
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    Tigs gave us a touch up last year about this time didn't they? 30 nil at half time or something.

    Re; Billy Burns, he's in a tough spot at the moment. Given his main asset is hole / line running, he's not getting enough time to really find the rhythm of the game. He's a good footballer & probably a little different to our other backrow options now Capewell is out, but his defence does need improvement. Wouldn't surprise me if Kiks sits out this week.
     
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    Yeah they ran a few quick tries through Fuimaono playing at centre if I remember correctly.

    Pretty accurate on burns.
     
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    Burns looked best when he played centre last year, he has looked really off the pace after the covid break with a fair bit of arm grabbing in defence.
    Obviously he needs more time to develop but after a few bad performances in a row I think someone else should get a chance.
     
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    Magic round. Five tries in 13 minutes. 26-4 at halftime.
     
  15. John Hamblin

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    The good tough teams can back up week after week eg Roosters and Storm. We have shown that toughness this year and I expect we win. I would be bombing Talau.
     
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    Their defence is very ordinary. They can attack though
     
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    How does a virtual rookie become a good NRL player? Game time and good coaching. He's the same as Burton, needs to be brought along at the right speed for the individual player...
     
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    Leniu is lurking.
     
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    Panthers coach Ivan Cleary has named his side to face Wests Tigers at Bankwest Stadium on Saturday.

    In the only change to the 17 that defeated South Sydney, Josh Mansour has overcome a knee issue to take his place on the wing.

    Spencer Leniu has been named on the extended bench in place of Jack Hetherington, who this week joined the Warriors on a short-term loan deal.

    The Panthers will wear the pink 2020 Alternate Jersey.
    1. Dylan EDWARDS - sponsored by CC Tyres Penrith
    2. Josh MANSOUR - sponsored by MKJ Projects
    3. Dean WHARE - sponsored by Potter Automotive
    4. Stephen CRICHTON - sponsored by Penrith Toyota
    5. Brian TO'O - sponsored by Soneta Plumbing
    6. Jarome LUAI - sponsored by Hertz
    7. Nathan CLEARY - sponsored by Chemtools
    8. James TAMOU (c) - sponsored by Protech Locksmiths
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    11. Viliame KIKAU - sponsored by Hix Group
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    14. Matt BURTON - sponsored by Signace
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    20. Spencer LENIU - sponsored by OAK Plus
    21. Tyrone MAY - sponsored by Brightside Music
     

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