We are the only unbeaten side.

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  1. dino1

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    With the demise of the warriers today, that means we are the only unbeaten side. Yet ch 9 news didnt aknowledge this but rather concentrate on the gummies injuries. They also they reported the matches as if to heap praise on the poor gummies losing their whole bench through injuries rather than heap praise on an unbeaten side that has hunger that was not there last year.

    SAINTS 4 LIFE
     
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  2. ouryears

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    Gallen is channel 9s love child Dino, like fittler used to be
     
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  3. Drag Queen

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    Relax guys.....lets fly under the radar.
    I don't care if the media doesn't acknowledge our big achievements.
    Haters are going to hate.
    Only the true believers know what is happening.

    In 2010 all media said the Chooks would win the Grand final. They said the Dragons will choke again.
    Let the media run these stories again,it will be sweet to watch them do back-flips again
     
  5. Drag Queen

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    I don't think many journos would be pre-ejaculating about out efforts so far, given our propensity to fail after the first 4-6 rounds. Don't lose sleep over it. The tough rounds are about to begin. We've only just started the ride. Let's hope it's a happy ride!
     
  6. This Year?

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    I was hoping the Warriors would have won today and I couldn't give a shit what any of the wankers at channel 9 say about us. They can find excuses for the opposition losing to us and we can stay under the radar thank you very much.
     
  7. Blood Shot Eyes

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    Whilst not being complacent Im reasonably confident we can beat the Warriors but our toughest task so far imo will be our Anzac Day clash with The Roosters....we play in NZ on the Friday then travel back to OZ to face them on the Wednesday......the Roosters on the other hand play The Dogs in Sydney on the Thursday which gives them an xtra day turn around and less travelling....The Dogs will be fomidable opponents as will The Warriors but Im thinking we have a much more gruelling task at hand...hope Im wrong but have to wait and see I guess
     
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    The draw has been extremely kind with four out six matches at home. Also, this doesn't take into account the fact SGI still hasn't played a genuine semi final contender yet.

    However, the good news is that the acquisition of a genuine halfback (Hunt) and a respected leader (Graham) means than (hopefully) the side won't suffer another calamitous fall from grace such as last year.

    The next few weeks will give a far better indication of where SGI really is on the ladder.

    Personally I am unconcerned about the Warriors next week, however the Roosters (especially with the short turn around - they'll have great incentive knocking over the Dragons too), and Melbourne (of which Saints' record is awful) worry me a far bit.

    If SGI doesn't win one of those two games, I'll wonder if it would have any negative impact on the team's psyche. Time will tell. McGregor will have such an influential role here, and I just don't think he has the nous to handle tough times in the face of adversity.
     
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  9. Slippery Morris

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    Sharks twice and Bronco's were listed as top 8 so 3 out of 6 games were against top 8 sides. Not our fault they are not playing to expectations and sit lower in the table than predicted by these experts. Saints for most punters were not even tipped to make the 8.
     
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    All will be revealed after the next 3 games . As long as we play well and with consistency, that will be a step in the right direction as compared to the last few seasons .
     
  11. possm

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    We still looked weak in defence on the right edage. Something has to be done about it before we start losing games because of it. I would like to see Aitken hold his place in the line and slide when necessary. I'm aftaid that Nightingale really needs to be replaced by Mann or Lomax.
     
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  12. Brutalitops

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    I swear every game we win, some excuses are made as to why it's not a real barometer because those teams were below par or something.

    The fact is in a lot of cases, our dominating pressure is what causes their panic and errors. We smashed Sharks, who just recently held Storm tryless. We smashed Brisbane, who at the start of the season had no previous poor form at that point. We smashed Titans who then went on to have great wins over Manly and Broncos. We smashed Knights who are inexperienced but skilled, albiet not against top teams like us

    But to me the most important win was Souths. They came home hard, they defended beautifully and ultimately were held off by us in a game we would have lost in the past

    We already are serious. We are different this year. All our wins have come in different circumstances. There is finally a plan B. We have the courage we have lacked

    If we win 2 of 3 in our next few weeks, we are Top 4
     
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  13. Drag Queen

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    Not excuses, but it will only take one or two injuries that could undo us. I'm remaining optimistic at this stage though. Enjoying watching the Tiges putting on a score on Manly atm. Time to top up the wine Xx
     
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    It was only a week ago that Nightingale saved the game for Saints with a number of great defensive reads.

    As demonstrated on Friday night, MacDonald still hasn't learnt not to come up AND in.
     
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    It could take one or two injuries to undo a lot of teams - we’re no different.

    Look at storm, who haven’t really had injuries but lost one player and don’t look the same. The broncos are similar with the loss of hunt. These teams have had pre-seasons to prepare and are still struggling. Roosters have gained two (very good) players but haven’t hit their stride.

    Let alone losing a key player mid-season it’s not so easy to adjust.
     
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  16. Drag Queen

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    Exactly. McGregor is sure we have the back-ups but I would only count on Mann and LAM atm. Fingers crossed.
     
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    Nightingale is the weakest link in our team. Yes he was a great player but has now lost what little speed he had. Opposition wingers are now all taller and faster and that is why we need a capable replacement to take on the Vunivalus, Adocars etc. Watch all the well coached teams exploit our right side defence. Last year Melbourne smashed us there.
     
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    With regards to Flo. Is there any player from the lower grade who could step up to replace him.
    Love Flo but if we had a fast winger in his position it would give us another weapon.
     
  19. gitano

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    Start with one of the 37 lomax threads.

    Seriously though, I definitely wouldn't consider replacing gypsy.
     
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    Flo till he decides he doesn't want to anymore [​IMG]
     

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