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Team list Tuesday GRAND FINAL 2/10/22: PARRAMATTA EELS v Penrith Panthers

Gary Gutful

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Penrith are favourites, and rightly so. They've set the standard this season even after winning the title last year. We've Jekyll and Hyde'd our way through season 2022 but have somehow managed to make the GF. I wrote the Eels season off after the Tigers loss because I thought and still think that a title team shouldn't lose those sort of games. If we lose I'm going to appreciate Penrith's win rather than bag the Eels for losing. They blue and golds have already achieved more than I expected.
Well said, chumley.
 

Gary Gutful

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Doesn't anyone ever read our rules ? fmd
Don't pretend like mods even understand the rules.
 

Gary Gutful

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I knew this would happen. Left my son to buy tickets and it didn’t happen. I’m in Palm Cove holidaying and finding out where it all began for BA. I heard he coached around here.

If anyone knows of anyone with two GF tickets please let me know.
He coached at Brothers, brother. About 30 min south of where you are.
 

Chipmunk

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He coached at Brothers, brother. About 30 min south of where you are.
I remember when I was back doing tour work, in between tours they'd put us up at the Colonial Club and I'd head down to the Brothers club for dinner. They use to have a decent buffet. Of course this was 15-17 years ago
 

Sensei Cobra

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I’m buying GF tickets every year from now on as soon as they are released and if my team isn’t in it I’ll scalp same like all the opportunistic garbage on eBay.

Hang on, is that even legal ?
Sure is and that’s very much my logic …. I’m gunna do a Hindy here and say I had a feeling … no seriously there’s something different this year … but anyway buy early and I’d we don’t Make it sell at face value … no risk really
 

Sensei Cobra

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I get this sense for some reason the semi from 3 weeks ago felt like a game 2 origin match where we were already up 1-0 up. We played conservative we still had a 2nd chance and Penrith wanted to make a statement having lost there 2 games to us this year.

Yes we wanted to win and competed hard. But it felt something was missing. I am not saying we did a rope-a-dope but I think getting a reminder from Penrith what is required to beat them 3 weeks ago is the perfect tonic for the GF.

As I still felt Penrith would have made the GF anyway if they lost week 1.

We have the belief we have done it before. So it's not like we can't beat them.

So now we reach the decider on neutral turf with more then half of the support.

If the result was reversed 3 weeks ago would people feel more confident we could beat them for the 4th time. Ill probably be thinking unlikely.

But we're here and I think we can do it now.
Not sure but I reckon we’ve spent all offseason (probably longer) coming up with a plan to beat penriff and storms… they’re the sides that have knocked us out most frequently over the last few years and I’m convinced BA as his brains trust have us as ready and we can be .. 🤞
 

Eelementary

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Eels star’s exile over as Arthur defends son’s selection; Opacic re-tweaks hamstring: Team Tips​

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Mark St John from Fox Sports@markdfstjohn
September 27th, 2022 1:28 pm
Brad Arthur has confirmed Nathan Brown will replace Bryce Cartwright on the bench, while Jakob Arthur will hold his place on the pine.
Meanwhile, Eels centre Tom Opacic has reportedly re-tweaked his hamstring during a fitness test, which is set to rule him out of the decider.
The Daily Telegraph reported Arthur has made the tough call to replace Cartwright with Brown for the decider.
“I’m going with ‘Browny’, I think for this game, this is the game that suits him,” Arthur told The Daily Telegraph.

“I’m not one to play games with team selections. It’s the right thing to do for the fans and the players and I’ve spoken to the boys.
“You want to pick them all for a grand final because they have all played a role along the way, but it’s my job as coach.
“I have to do what I think is right and my gut instinct says Nathan Brown is the best thing for the team this week.”
Arthur also defended the selection of son Jake Arthur on the bench.
“On six occasions this year I’ve used 16 players and we have won five times,” Arthur said.
“In those games, we beat Melbourne, Penrith and Canberra with 16 men, so we’re going OK.

“Our 17th player averages less than 10 minutes a game, so why is it such a big deal?
“Jake is there to cover the spine. If ‘Gutho’ (fullback Clint Gutherson), Mitchell Moses or Dylan (Brown) gets injured, Jake is there.

Nathan Brown will play his first game in three months.
Nathan Brown will play his first game in three months.Source: Getty Images

“People forget, if Reed Mahoney (hooker) comes off, who goes to dummy half and gives us good service? Jake is better with service than Nathan Brown and Bryce.
“If Jake doesn’t get on the field, well, bad luck, I don’t need him to get on the field then.
“You need your best players on the park and our front-rowers are paid big money to win us games. What’s the point of them sitting on the bench playing 30 minutes?
“I’m entirely comfortable with my selections and I know if we work hard this week, we have the team to beat Penrith.”
Banished Eels forward Brown earns a stunning recall for the grand final after 12 weeks out of the Parramatta side.
And Panthers winger Taylan May is set to be ruled out with a hamstring injury, with his push to come back for the grand final falling short.
The Panthers are also sweating on mystery hand injury to Viliame Kikau.


I'm comfortable with Jake on the bench - like Brad said, he can cover the halves, or hooker, if the worst case scenario was to happen.
 

hindy111

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I knew this would happen. Left my son to buy tickets and it didn’t happen. I’m in Palm Cove holidaying and finding out where it all began for BA. I heard he coached around here.

If anyone knows of anyone with two GF tickets please let me know.

If you knew why didn't you take control of it?
 

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