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Offline johnnysixpence

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O.P. « 2009-Feb-24, 06:53 AM »
I know we have a league thread already, but I assume you all agree with me that the mighty sea eagles deserve their own thread for the upcoming game this sunday (monday oz time)

Firstly, I have to say what an awful time for the game. Sunday 6pm uk time???? WTF!!! It was friday night 7.30pm last year...a great time. Late enough for the aussies to wake up and watch it, and also a good night to head out for a few beers after if watching in the UK. I assume the time has something to do with tv. I can't imagine why else it would be moved to this silly time.

Anyway, it has been along time since an Aussie team won it, but this year, the Sea Eagles are taking the game very seriously, with an impressive display in the warm up game yesterday. Fielding a weak team in the first half, they trailed 20-0 at half time. On come the stars, and they raced away to win 36-24.

Leeds have had a satisfactory start to the season here. Won both their games, but far from impressive. Missing their main man through injury, Rob Burrow is a massive blow, and I reckon manly have a great chance. Bookies cant split em, around $1.91 for both teams at this early stage.

I will be heading up to watch it, and if Manly win, will probably not make it home. Could be another trophy for the cabinet, to go with the 2008 and 2009 premierships.......

Offline triple7

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« 2009-Feb-24, 06:59 AM Reply #1 »
the mighty sea eagles deserve their own thread for the upcoming game this sunday

lol Good luck Johnny. Should be an interesting game, and you are right the Eagles are taking it seriously, as only Hasler would!! I think they've been smart though, playing an initial trial game which also helps them prepare for their season start. Always an ask first up in the UK, but should be interesting. Enjoy the game, and the evening.   :biggrin:

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« 2009-Feb-24, 08:37 AM Reply #2 »
Melbourne took it seriously last year too, not that it did them any good... They spanked Manly 56-20 in a trial, before heading over to the UK and beating one of the pommy teams fairly easily - always tough to play a quality team at the start of the season that's already match hardened.

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« 2009-Feb-24, 04:58 PM Reply #3 »
True about Melbourne, but the game was very tight last year...11-4 i think was the final score, and the conditions were atrocious. teeming rain, freezing cold, you could have been mistaken for thinking it was the end of the world at the ground, it really was bad. Only 2 tries in the entire game (1 each) - how often does that happen?

forecast is looking okay for this year. dry and not too cold.

Also an aussie ref this year (Jason Robinson) might help, and leeds are not as good as last year. fingers crossed anyway

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« 2009-Feb-24, 07:24 PM Reply #4 »
Im Back and I love my eagles more then ever! :love: :love: :love: :love: :love:

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« 2009-Feb-28, 09:48 AM Reply #5 »
Hey Loveabet, thought if you want to get into it early, the '82 Grand Final is on Fox at the moment   :lol:   :lol:   :lol:

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« 2009-Feb-28, 10:23 AM Reply #6 »
Lets just hope that it is fair dinkum hard tough puch em up spit em out sort of game.

No injuries hopefully but a few suspensions would not be out of order either.

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« 2009-Mar-02, 03:19 AM Reply #7 »
Backed Leeds @ 2.60 and Watmough to score a TRY @ 5.20  8-) 8-)

Brett Stewart will not drop a ball like that the rest of his career.
« Last Edit: 2009-Mar-02, 04:39 AM by OldLarsy »

Offline Loveabet

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« 2009-Mar-02, 06:00 AM Reply #8 »
Go Eagles! They were impressive for 65 mins till there condition gave out. They are going to be real hard to beat again in 2009. NRL champions now world champions. I like the sound of that.  :biggrin:   :biggrin:   :biggrin:   :biggrin:

Offline chalky

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« 2009-Mar-02, 06:39 AM Reply #9 »
Sounds like it was a pretty entertaining game. Why are channel nine showing it tonight at midnight?? :thumbsd:
Manly will be very hard to beat this year. Without injuries they will win the minor premiership by six to eight points.

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« 2009-Mar-02, 06:58 AM Reply #10 »
Sounds like it was a pretty entertaining game. Why are channel nine showing it tonight at midnight?? :thumbsd:

Probably for the night owls that don't have Fox

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« 2009-Mar-04, 05:18 AM Reply #11 »
was a great game, sell out crowd, awesome atmosphere, plenty of fun banter, and the right result!!! bookie at the ground gave out 12-1 for stewart to be first try scorer too!!!

manly were just a bit better, and with that run under their belt should start the season off well. My only concern is that they may peak too early. last year they lost their first few games b4 building up nicely into form and peaking in the finals, hope they can maintain their pace for a few more weeks this year.


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