Storm vs Eels

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Oh no not Meaney injured too.
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I will end my thoughts on the game that Jesse, Munny, Coates, John's didn't lose us the game. Hughes is honestly a 12-16 points per game player either directly or indirectly scored by him. We had a makeshift team. It is what it is.

Anyone thinking we would win this had been sniffing glue all week. Commbank in parra heart land and they r in arousingly good form.
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nacho wrote: Thu Sep 01, 2022 9:43 pm Alot of frustration in here but doubting munnys ability and worth is a bit far. Let's focus on the $1.05million prop JB
Nah, he's dolphins problem now. The less said about him the better
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If it the Raiders, it will not be Friday night because the Raiders play Sunday. The NRL will give them more than 5 days turn break.
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So, presuming we don't shit the bed vs the Raiders (or less likely, the broncos), we can look forward to the Eels or panthers in week 2..... good times.
Whoever decided to change away from McIntyre needs to be shot
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Hard season to watch.

Without injuries we are a genuine contender. But just can’t keep the important blokes on the park. We have barely seen Paps in two seasons and without him this year we have been very pedestrian. Gee losing Nicho stings.

Depth is currently shot to bits as well. But we were still good enough to finish in the top four so to end up where we did is bad.

I’d still not want to play the Storm in finals.
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Win, lose or draw next week. We can say that the boys have done Melbourne proud with the amount of injuries we've had and still making the finals. Also, what is our compensation for losing so many A grade players next year? I'm expecting us to challenge for the GF again in 2023 if we are properly compensated by the NSWL.
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Any updates on Meaney?
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Mattpoet wrote: Thu Sep 01, 2022 10:48 pm Any updates on Meaney?
Bellamy apparently said it was his shoulder ..I thought he was holding his arm but who knows
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Dissapointing night but the fact we are 5th with the injury toll we've had all season is superb. If we are to win next week then the middles have got to front up from the start.

We could now face a run of Raiders, Eels, Sharks, GF. If we cut out the unforced errors and play to our best, that could be achievable.
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Tui led the way for the forwards for running metres last night with 138.

Forwards running metres
Tui Kamikamica 138
Felise Kaufusi 116
Harry Grant 88
Jesse Bromwich 79
Kenny Bromwich 74
Brandon Smith 74
NAS 71
Josh King 71
Trent Loiero 43
Chris Lewis 28

It was the backs that led the way:
Cameron Munster 202
David Nofoaluma 178
Justin Olam 136
Marion Seve 135
Xavier Coates 113
Nick Meaney 109
Cooper Johns 39
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Lennart Bedrager wrote: Thu Sep 01, 2022 8:43 pm
TC wrote: Thu Sep 01, 2022 8:39 pmI'm over Coates too.
It's like the kid is completely unaware of his size, he's got plenty of power, but just can't seem to fathom how to put it to use
He's the ideal size for a winger but I don't see the power, honestly. Him vs Sivo was a complete mismatch.
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NAS had a good game playing in the backrow against Penrith. Followed it up with one of his best games of his career against Brisbane and then basically been non-existent these last two games. As much as the fanbase wants to (rightfully at times) rag on Jesse, Nelson can't go missing like he has when we really need it. Smith's form was talked up the other week too but has quickly disappeared. Pretty obvious if those two don't fire the forward pack wont be able to control the game and everything else gets harder.

Munster and Grant were incredible and pretty much played lone hands in trying to make us look respectable. Yea Munster probably does a bit too much at times and in an ideal world he wouldn't be kicking anywhere near as much but we had nothing in attack without either. It's not really his fault at all but Meaney is a ball runner and shouldn't be asked to do anything more. We've really missed that link man with him as the 6.
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Here's a sobering thought, if Meaney doesn't get up this week, we'll go into a final with Munster as our goal kicker...
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Scooter wrote: Fri Sep 02, 2022 8:43 am Tui led the way for the forwards for running metres last night with 138.

Forwards running metres
Tui Kamikamica 138
Felise Kaufusi 116
Harry Grant 88
Jesse Bromwich 79
Kenny Bromwich 74
Brandon Smith 74
NAS 71
Josh King 71
Trent Loiero 43
Chris Lewis 28

It was the backs that led the way:
Cameron Munster 202
David Nofoaluma 178
Justin Olam 136
Marion Seve 135
Xavier Coates 113
Nick Meaney 109
Cooper Johns 39
Those stat's say it all really.... the pack were weak as water and let themselves be completely out muscled.
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