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Tigers and Manly more likely premiers than the Storm

Discussion in 'NRL' started by Disco, Apr 1, 2012.

  1. Disco

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    As amazing as they are playing at the moment, they cannot keep it up all year.


    Remind me of the dragons last year, were unstoppable for half the year but struggled to maintain it.

    You need to time your run, and Melbourne have peaked far too early
     
  2. Mr Fourex

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    Tigers.........really??

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  3. DIMEAST

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    Seemed like teams started figuring out the Storm by the back end of last year, but they seem on another level this year. If they adapt and maintain the intensity they'll be hard to beat.
     
  4. Cloudsurfer

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    plus they have the ability to play expansively and/or grind out the win....will take a bit more figuring out this year than last
     
  5. Lowdown

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    So the logic is they can't keep it up...because (a) they have started well and (b) the totally different team did similar last year therefore (c) the storm will do the same.

    Question: how many times have the Storm started badly under Bellamy?
     
  6. The.X.Factor9

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    From what I have seen the only teams guaranteed a finals spot this season are the Storm and Brisbane; the rest of the spots are up for the taking.

    So far storm look the best.
     
  7. mongoose

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    They got the minor premiership last year. They will shit it in again this year as long as Slater, Cronk and Smith play the majority of the year. They still look a bit vunerable in the forwards though. They got steamrolled in round 1 by the Raiders pack.
     
  8. _Johnsy

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    5th round, long long way to go.
     
  9. Mr Saab

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    I would rather start 5-0 than 1-4
     
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    The Broncos have to get through SOO before I would say they are safe. They were pretty aweful in the 2nd half on Friday I thought.

    The Storm on the other hand are looking all class. Yes it can change quickly like it has for Manly. A few key injuries (especially on one side of the defensive line) and you have gaps open up everywhere.

    5 rounds in are too early. One thing for is for sure though, Manly and the Tigers need to start winning before it gets too far away for them.
     
  11. Cerne Abbas Giant

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    The tigers may have already peaked and will struggle to find any improvement.

    Storm are still improving. They will build enough points on the ladder to afford them the luxury of resting players when needed. Then they will peak again during the finals run. It sound like good logic to me.
     
  12. Miller was a legend

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    If that is the Tigers peaking, then they will push for the spoon
     
  13. Clifferd

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    It's only round 5 ffs.
     
  14. LatK7

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    I wouldn't be surprised if Wests turn it all around before the semis. You just never know with that mob.
     
  15. Miller was a legend

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    Only responding to the other guys post saying he thinks tigers have peaked
     
  16. Timmah

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    Round 5.

    Even the Titans season isn't over yet.
     
  17. HowHigh

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    Storm will struggle during the origin period but if they keep going the way they are they'll be a few wins on top so they'll be safe
    Too early to say they'll be burnt out..

    But Manly & Tigers? Not looking premiership material at all atm
     
  18. sputneek

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    Roosters vs Storm gf
     
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    Like they struggled last year durring the origin period? Yeah sound logic...... Our foward pack has alot more steel in it then last year as for canberra running over us im not suprised they have one the best packs in the league barring mb the Broncos. Gee the Tiggers let it slip today.........
     
  20. HowHigh

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    Sound logic? So you're telling me that missing Cronk, Slater and Smith won't have a negative effect on the team?
     

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