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Why are the panthers all of a sudden so good?

Discussion in 'NRL' started by Homo man69, Oct 17, 2020 at 10:54 PM.

  1. The_Frog

    The_Frog Juniors

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    It's been a gradual rise since about then. 2015 was an outlier due to injuries and 2019 another outlier due to off field issues. The latest step has been pretty big. You don't fluke 17 in a row.
     
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    Last night's win broke two team records of Easts and Souths dating back to 1912 and 1908 respectively.We also now equal Manly's 17 undefeated streak (wins & draws) dating back to 1972-73.

    Those two records dating back 108 and 112 years is monumental, and hopefully the media recognise and publicise these records.
     
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    We are like a lovingly prepared pork shoulder. It takes time for everything to meld & the flavours to come together followed by a nice long slow cook.

    Tigers will fire up the charcoal eventually & get their party started.
     
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    Two words: SIX AGAIN
     
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    10$ Ferret Juniors

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    19 wins in a row is the record.

    On the original question, I think a big part in Penrith doing well is that they got rid of Gould and all his influence. I don't believe its what he started coming to fruition (thats what he would have you believe) I think its the new fresh ideas that have been allowed to flourish with him gone
     
  6. The_Frog

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    It's helped them stiffen up their defence after the opposition gets awarded them all the time.
     
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    We have been on the wrong end of the 6 again count more often than not.
     
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    Their smugness has peaked at the right time. With renowned mental cases like Parra and the Raiders also up there on the ladder, the Roosters crumbling without half a team and a halfback with sickle cell anemia, and the Storm carrying Brenko Lee as a handicap they really have little competition.

    Add to that the fact that there are soooooooooooo many premierships in the group and they're clearly the greatest team ever seen by anyone in any sport.
     
  9. soc123_au

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    You nailed this part. Very astute observation.
     
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  10. Bazal

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    I am known for being very much an ass....tute person.
     
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  11. Rhyno

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    Because they are about a million over the cap

    Don’t forget they still paying 500k for RCG and some of Waqa Blake’s contract
     
  12. soc123_au

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    I bet it's not recorded in the minutes of the board meeting.
     
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  13. Bazal

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    Hey you leave us out of this!

    Do Rhyno's Tigers even have a board?
     
  14. Knight Vision

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    played almost the entire season in Sydney and have had very few major injuries.
     
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    Re-establishing their professional lower grade pathways a few years ago
     
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    Billy corgan lol
     
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    Gould is a big part of our current success, and I say this as a critic of his later years at the Panthers. The juniors coming through now are directly related to the overhauling of our systems when he took over in 2012. It was his idea the Panthers move to a squad that was largely based around players who debuted for the club, rather than recruiting. I was skeptical of this last part but it’s working well now.
     
    Bring back John Fifita and Dodgy like this.
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    Compare both those to say Parra and you will see that it is just a myth
     
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    Losing James Maloney the handbrake is the biggest change really
     
  20. The_Frog

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    We always play almost the entire season in Sydney, have done for 54 seasons now. That's because most teams in the competition are from Sydney, it having evolved from the Sydney premiership. It doesn't explain 17 wins in a row, including wins in Townsville, Brisbane and Robina. Every other Sydney team played mostly in Sydney too, surprise surprise, and they didn't win 17 in a row.

    You do know, of course, that driving a bus from Penrith to Kogarah or Brookvale takes the same time as flying an aeroplane from Canberra to Brisbane, don't you?

    Injuries have been good this year, but we've had a few. To'o 8 weeks, Edwards 7 weeks, Capewell 12 weeks. A few other shorter term ones. It has no doubt helped, but if it were only that, Parra would have made the GF. They've had less than us.
     
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