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The 2022 Build Up thread

Timmah

LeagueUnlimited News Editor
Staff member
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100,582
Top 4: Storm, Panthers, Sharks, Manly
Grand final matchup: Storm v Manly
Premier:
Storm
Bottom 4:
Tigers, Cowboys, Warriors, Raiders
Wooden spoon:
Tigers
Smokey for the spoon:
Raiders
Heaviest fall out of last seasons top 8:
Roosters
Biggest climb up the ladder from last season:
Sharks
First coach sacked:
Todd Payten
QLD or NSW:
NSW
 
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3,667
Most important/dramatic rugby league-related announcement (e.g. expansion)

NRL Announce 18th team with 2 Conferences and a top 10 - top 5 from each conference
 

ColdWetPanther

Juniors
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Its a lot of things. The front office has actually done an amazing job with everything apart from winning football games.
Short term commercials have been good and getting the CoE completed (or thereabouts) is a positive. Pascoe has done something’s right.

But the front office is also responsible for culture; the will they/won’t they sack Madge at the end of last year, and then putting in an untenable football structure with Sheens is on the front office, and doesn’t create a unified, purposeful organisation.

Front office and Board are also responsible for longer term vision and the question of whether the Tigers are Leichart or Campbeltown still remains unanswered (from a casual observers perspective).
 

Vic Mackey

Referee
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22,853
But the front office is also responsible for culture; the will they/won’t they sack Madge at the end of last year, and then putting in an untenable football structure with Sheens is on the front office, and doesn’t create a unified, purposeful organisation.

Front office and Board are also responsible for longer term vision and the question of whether the Tigers are Leichart or Campbeltown still remains unanswered (from a casual observers perspective).
The Madge stuff was more media driven then anything. We’re a massive club that probably gets more clicks then any other sydney club, hence the constant stories on us.

Interesting that you think Sheens is untenable. Since he has come on we’ve made the 2 best signings the club has made in a decade and the media’s attitude To us changed over night. So far he has been a huge success.
 

GongPanther

Referee
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25,286
Top 8
1. The favourites
2. The other favourites
3. One of the usual top sides
4. My team, who I really want to put higher, but don't want to appear too biased
5. Who cares
6. Who cares
7. Random bolter
8. The team I hate but are too good to leave out of the 8


Grand Final teams and winner
Teams: My team vs one of the other top 4 sides
Winner: My team
Clive Churchill Medallist: My favourite player


Wooden Spoon
The crap team I hate


Dally M Player of the Year
That standout bloke in an otherwise bland team


Rookie of the year
Someone you've never heard of to make me look like I know my stuff


Signing of the season
Toss up between moneyball guy or obvious high profile transfer


The Steven Bradbury award for overachieving club
That random bolter I picked for 7th


Disappointment of the year - player
That bloke who left my club


Disappointment of the year - club
The Wests Tigers


First coach sacked
Coach of crap club


First player to be sacked
That player I don't like


State of Origin winner
My state


Longest suspension - how many weeks and whom
8 weeks for that grubby player I hate


Most important/dramatic rugby league-related announcement (e.g. expansion)
Random thought here


First forum poster to rage quit
The annoying poster
So Souths are faves, eh?
 

GongPanther

Referee
Messages
25,286
EPL 2022:
Top 4: Pretty much copy and paste from the past decade.
Same sides to dominate, same sides to struggle. Yawn.
Your team WILL drastically improve. I won't be surprised if Dragons start very well and flow into the finals. Your club has now an excellent mixure of brilliant youth and experienced players, they are a shoe in IMO.
 

GongPanther

Referee
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25,286
Top 4: Panthers, Easts, Sharkies, Parramatta
Grand final matchup: Penrith V Parramatta
Premier: Panthers
Bottom 4: Nth Qld, Canberra, WT, Newcastle.
Wooden spoon: Wests Tigers.
Smokey for the spoon: Nth Qld
Heaviest fall out of last seasons top 8: Souths.
Biggest climb up the ladder from last season: Dragons
First coach sacked: Whoever coaches the Cows...farmer Brown.
QLD or NSW: NSW 2-1.
 

Perth Red

Immortal
Messages
48,521
Top 4: Storm, Panthers, Sharks, Roosters
Grand final matchup: Roosters v Panthers (Yawn)
Premier: Roosters (yawn)
Bottom 4: Cowboys, Warriors, Raiders, Souths
Wooden spoon: Cowboys
Smokey for the spoon: Souths
Heaviest fall out of last seasons top 8: Souths
Biggest climb up the ladder from last season: Bulldogs
First coach sacked: Nathan Brown
QLD or NSW: Don't really care
 

Apey

Moderator
Staff member
Messages
24,889
Top 4: Roosters, Panthers, Storm, Manly
Grand final matchup:
Roosters vs Panthers
Premier:
Roosters
Bottom 4:
Cowboys, Tigers, Raiders, Dragons
Wooden spoon:
Cowboys
Smokey for the spoon:
Raiders
Heaviest fall out of last seasons top 8:
Souths just edging out Knights
Biggest climb up the ladder from last season:
Bulldogs
First coach sacked:
Todd Payten (tough between him and Maguire)
QLD or NSW:
NSW
 
Messages
3,608
Top 8
1. dragons in march
2.
3.
4.
5.
6.
7.
8.
16. dragons in september


Grand Final teams and winner
Teams: poosters v souffs
Winner: meth dealers in redfern
Clive Churchill Medallist: refs


Wooden Spoon
dragons


Dally M Player of the Year
bradley the goat parker


Rookie of the year
bradley the rookie parker


Signing of the season
bradley the free agent parker


The Steven Bradbury award for overachieving club
dogs


Disappointment of the year - player
hunt


Disappointment of the year - club
too many to pick


First coach sacked
paul langmack


First player to be sacked
paul langmack


State of Origin winner
mitch pearce in game 3


Longest suspension - how many weeks and whom
ryles


Most important/dramatic rugby league-related announcement (e.g. expansion)
dolphins sign hunt and norman


First forum poster to rage quit
one of the smug panther fans
 
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