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Why are the panthers all of a sudden so good?

Discussion in 'NRL' started by Homo man69, Oct 17, 2020.

  1. The Silverdale Phantom

    The Silverdale Phantom First Grade

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    I visit Penrith a lot.

    I generally attribute the rise of the smug to number of willing juniors as it’s a good place to raise kids.

    it’s taken awhile to get their recruiters on song.

    Normally they lose a lot of talent.

    Here below is a photo of the Penrith Ice skating Palace taken on Saturday. Cheap and fun. Not too many divas and show offs compared to other rinks. If you want no frills skate, this is it.
    The most accomplished skater I saw, looked to be about 9 lol. All that spinning. I was throwing up watching her. I think my kids and friends, spent more time falling over.

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    So long as we can keep the area affordable, the smug will be strong.

    And if you think this smug side is good, there’s another generation coming. You trip over promising young juniors all over the place here. It’s a factory.
     
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  2. soc123_au

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    You are not the only one, that's the reason for the defensiveness. There have been a lot of other teams fans congratulating the Panthers on what has been a great season, the but that comes along with it from a lot of those people takes the gloss off it a bit. It feels condescending. We either deserve it, or we don't. As they say, everything that comes before a but is bullshit. Pick a side.
     
  3. Chimp

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    Be a pretty boring forum if you’ve just to say ‘well done’ and not discuss the contributing factors.
     
  4. 10$ Ferret

    10$ Ferret Juniors

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    Sorry but I disagree, Penroth have always had a lot of juniors. Gould will tell you everything was his idea and basically for the last 20 years that and interfering to get people sacked is all he has done at any club he has been at.
    Maybe parading around like an arrogant prick did bring some dollars maybe not, lord knows the leagues club has been raking it in pre covid. The centre of excelllence is a magnificent place, I have visited it and seen it in action but I think Gould did very little than walk around it like he was a god
     
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    It's the same every year. The team that wins more often than not has a better run of a multitude of things than those they beat. No one seems to bang on about it much though.
     
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    Fair point. As I said, the defensiveness is probably coming from hearing the same tune for months.
     
  7. Chimp

    Chimp Juniors

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    Then it’s a bit hypocritical for Panthers fans to call others salty...

    Panthers fans are salty that everyone isn’t jumping for joy and praising them without question...

    Bless em.
     
  8. forby

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    Except when it is Penrith! It seems that everybody is scared to admit that they are very good, and that it might continue leaving some of the established clubs on the outer.
     
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    Being defensive isn't salty.
     
  10. herbert henry1908

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    Disagree all you like, the juniors were in an absolute shambles when Gould took over. It’s a fact.

    No one is saying the talent wasn’t there, but it wasn’t being identified and it wasn’t making it to first grade.


    We had to recruit guys like Luke Walsh, Travis Burns, Adrian Purtell, Brad Tighe, Nathan Smith, Dave Simmons etc. And whilst some of them were solid, they weren’t of the level of juniors we’re producing now.

    From 2005 until 2010, we made the finals once. Including a wooden spoon. Since Gould came to the club, we’ve made the finals 5 times in 9 years.
     
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  11. Chimp

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    They are VERY VERY good.... And, have had an easy run compared to the other VERY VERY good teams....

    Would they be in the same position if the other contenders had benefited from the same fortune? I’m not sure, but don’t let make you feel hollow....
     
  12. forby

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    Always a justification!
    Can’t you just accept it and say they are very very good, fullstop?
     
  13. Chimp

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    Nah, this is much more fun.
     
  14. soc123_au

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    I'll leave you to it. Enjoy.
     
  15. forby

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    Whatever Chimp!
    Panthers rule!
     
  16. Chimp

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    Not yet - 1 more game to go, still time for them to get a few more leg ups too....

    Storm would at least be worthy winners if not.
     
  17. forby

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    Whatever!
     
  18. Chimp

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    Double post
     
  19. Zadar

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    If you believe it will be a legitimate premiership in 2020 if it comes, then that’s all that matters.

    storm fans and players also believe that they won in 2007&2009.

    That’s all that really counts.......
     
  20. forby

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    Poor Roosters - still crying!
     

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