Why are the panthers all of a sudden so good?

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  1. Homo man69

    Homo man69 Juniors

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    I’m overseas atm and was only keeping tabs on Parra games. I thought I’d check in on the finals and was shocked to see Penrith in the gf. Did a bit of research and they have been killing it after coming back from covid. What’s the go? Their team looks pretty much like the same team from last year.
     
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  2. blue bags

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    something going on in panther town, you dig
     
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  3. Cactus

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    They waited till you left.
     
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  4. age.s

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    Cleary levelled up. Much better without Maloney.
    Luai is very good.
    Api is very good.
    Crichton is very good.
    Edwards confidence has stuck.
    Better attacking structure, likely thanks to Barrett.
    May, Tetevano, Leinu and when fit Capewell have improved our bench hugely.
    We're a fit team and rule changes have worked in our favour.
    Other pieces (Yeo, Fish, Kikau) were already there.
    Martin has been on this trajectory for a while.
    Injuries haven't been too crazy.

    Thats it ottomh.
     
  5. BradParkerTheGoat

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    You surprised the panthers are going so good? Geez you must be in total shock as to what happened to the broncos.... oh how the mighty have fallen...
    But yeh, no surprises really, the smugthers have always been renowned for having a really good crop of young talent.
     
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    won the lotto with Koro then with the reduced travel due to covid they had a massive advantage.
     
  7. Last Week

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    Young squad coming of age.

    Their youth has helped them with the new rules which make it a faster game.

    They've adapted and exploit the 6 again rule better than all other teams.
     
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    Despite all my rage, I'm still just livin' in a cave.

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    I thought it was Chris Cornell?
     
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    Fittest team in the comp + excellent support play.
     
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  11. Zadar

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    They have a roosters junior as their captain. Royal blood will always breed success, the tigers may actually have a chance of finishing higher than ninth next year.
     
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  12. AlwaysGreen

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    Because of the mystical powers of Whalan reserve.
     
  13. DeeJ

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    What happened to Newcastle then?
     
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    5 year plan.
     
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    Phil goulds secret development juice
     
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    Makes one wonder before Covid19 how the likes of the Storm, Nth Qld, Gold Coast, NZ, Canberra and Brisbane ever managed with their normal travel plans.
     
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  18. Vic Mackey

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    What do you mean all of a sudden?

    Their fans have been telling us this was going to happen every year since about 2013
     
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    By usually having plenty of time to prep and not have to travel just prior to the game and play.
     
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    Talent, discipline...
     
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