PRELIMINARY FINAL - Roosters vs Storm

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Sat Sep 28, 2019 8:40 pm

Crowding not called tackle 1 set the tone.

Tedesco clear knock-on... play on :roll:
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Sat Sep 28, 2019 8:42 pm

So...how we going to create some points?
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Sat Sep 28, 2019 8:43 pm

sallymay wrote:
Sat Sep 28, 2019 8:29 pm
Ducking hell...refs are deciding this game grrrr
Yep, seriously, I'd rather go home now than play in a GF reffed & decided by these wankers. Can you imagine what it's going to be like next week against the Raiders, who have been gifted a spot in the GF with very questionable and blatantly wrong calls from both the refs and MRC all through these finals! :evil:
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Sat Sep 28, 2019 8:45 pm

yourhero wrote:
Sat Sep 28, 2019 8:40 pm
Crowding not called tackle 1 set the tone.

Tedesco clear knock-on... play on :roll:
Yep, when are those knock-ons not called? Oh, that's right, when it's in our favour. :roll:
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Sat Sep 28, 2019 8:48 pm

Manu knock on from the pass. Nope. Scrum to roosters

It's fkn fixed
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Sat Sep 28, 2019 8:48 pm

Keary hair pull and high shot. Nothing. It's a joke. Nothing is going right
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Sat Sep 28, 2019 8:51 pm

Bartos wrote:
Sat Sep 28, 2019 8:48 pm
Manu knock on from the pass. Nope. Scrum to roosters
Actually, that's the one I was thinking of - when is that ever not called a knock-on against the defender? :roll:
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Sat Sep 28, 2019 8:52 pm

sallymay wrote:
Sat Sep 28, 2019 8:29 pm
Ducking hell...refs are deciding this game grrrr
If we were to rise up above all that we've seen go against us it will all be lost (to the press). We need to create our own destiny. 1/2 time, long way to go yet.
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Sat Sep 28, 2019 8:55 pm

Kaufusi gone from that edge is a big loss - it's going to take something very special to overcome what we're up against. Lucky we have Earl on the bench.
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Sat Sep 28, 2019 9:56 pm

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Kaufusi gone from that edge is a big loss - it's going to take something very special to overcome what we're up against. Lucky we have Earl on the bench.
And Earl showed exactly what he's capable of...

We can pot shot the refs all we like but we totally lost that game at the selection table, and the loss of Suli was obviously the catalyst. Btw, what happened to Suli?

Has Chambers played his last game with us?

Is Jesse our vice captain, do we have anybody else with leadership credentials, I'm not seeing it with Jesse.

Nelson was brilliant all game.

Here's to next year!
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Sat Sep 28, 2019 10:02 pm

Will worry about big picture stuff later.

Commend their effort for continuing to find ways to keep us out. Was very little between both teams in the end. One had a bit more fortune in how they got points and that was the difference. Brandon Smith was our best I thought.
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Sat Sep 28, 2019 10:10 pm

Yep, Earl is done with FG - we have soooo many better options that should get a run ahead of him, and we certainly don't need a Centre/Winger on the bench, period. Just dumb from Bellamy and the coaching/selection staff.

Also, other than a few spurts in the second half, Cam Smith and Munster weren't anywhere near as involved in attack as they should've been. We have seen plenty of times now that when Smith has a quiet game and doesn't run from dummy half we struggle in attack (see last year's GF for reference), and tonight was no different.
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Sat Sep 28, 2019 10:13 pm

blazza18 wrote:
Sat Sep 28, 2019 10:02 pm
Will worry about big picture stuff later.

Commend their effort for continuing to find ways to keep us out. Was very little between both teams in the end. One had a bit more fortune in how they got points and that was the difference. Brandon Smith was our best I thought.
Agree. We needed luck to beat this mob, and didn’t get it.

In better news, this coming week will be stress free for the first time in 4 years!
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Sat Sep 28, 2019 10:28 pm

Shattered.

The Roosters got some luck but ultimately got the job done and we didn’t. Their defence was good and probably made to look better by our average attack.

It felt like we often tried to go to the edges before we earned the right... The Roosters were out on their feet midway through the second half but we just couldn’t capitalise.

F*cking Roosters.
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Sat Sep 28, 2019 10:55 pm

What a waste of a year. And to only win one Premiership after dominating for the past 4 years is a kick In the guts
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