NRL 2020



  • @bayimports said in NRL 2020:

    @canefan said in NRL 2020:

    @kiwiinmelb said in NRL 2020:

    Payten been impressive , shame they couldnt have signed him , seems to be a good fit

    Some of these young kids who have emerged in the bubble look good. Nathan Brown has material to work with

    The key will be to see if Brown can replicate the buy in of the players that Payten has, that for me is a complete unknown

    Yup. He was around the camp when Kearney was coach. Which isn't saying much, but some of the players know him



  • There aren't many bigger deadshits in the NRL than Josh Maguire. To get binned for giving the ref a gobful was bad enough. To do it 15 minutes in to the game. Against Melbourne. When you have the ball. Straight after your team has taken the lead?

    What a fucking idiot.



  • @mariner4life said in NRL 2020:

    @kiwiinmelb said in NRL 2020:

    Payten been impressive , shame they couldnt have signed him , seems to be a good fit

    Cowboys could have a dramatic improvement next year

    He seems to be a guy that gets into his players heads ,

    he certainly installed some pride in performance, not something that you would normally associate with the warriors of late



  • @kiwiinmelb said in NRL 2020:

    @mariner4life said in NRL 2020:

    @kiwiinmelb said in NRL 2020:

    Payten been impressive , shame they couldnt have signed him , seems to be a good fit

    Cowboys could have a dramatic improvement next year

    He seems to be a guy that gets into his players heads ,

    he certainly installed some pride in performance, not something that you would normally associate with the warriors of late

    yeah, the results have been pleasing, but it's been the change in attitude that has been huge. Kearney's warriors were renowned for quitting when it got tough. These guys have every excuse in the book, but keep fronting. Hell, they get behind and keep finding ways to fight back and get in to the contest.

    If he can get that pride in to the talent that the Cowboys have, they'll shoot up the ladder. I'm bullish on the Titans as well. The Broncos could fall well behind in Qld (boo hoo).



  • incindentally, which bandwagon are we jumping on, now that the top 8 is set. I think there are a couple of Melbourne guys here who i assume take the Storm, but the rest of us are eliminated.

    I hate the Clearey's, so the Panthers are out
    I'm sick of the Storm and the Roosters
    I can't stand Ricky Stuart
    I hate the Sharks
    No way am i saddling myself to the disappointment that is the Eels
    I can't stand Wayne Bennett the grumpy old fuck.
    Supporting Mitchell Pearce is very very difficult.

    That's a rogues gallery



  • @mariner4life said in NRL 2020:

    incindentally, which bandwagon are we jumping on, now that the top 8 is set. I think there are a couple of Melbourne guys here who i assume take the Storm, but the rest of us are eliminated.

    I hate the Clearey's, so the Panthers are out
    I'm sick of the Storm and the Roosters
    I can't stand Ricky Stuart
    I hate the Sharks
    No way am i saddling myself to the disappointment that is the Eels
    I can't stand Wayne Bennett the grumpy old fuck.
    Supporting Mitchell Pearce is very very difficult.

    That's a rogues gallery

    I dont hate the Cleary's and I enjoy the Penrith have been playing, so I am ok with this.
    Newcastle and the Sharks are just making up numbers and I cant stand the sharks either
    Unless Parra can fix their middle, they are also over, but their hot and cold nature makes them tough to get behind.
    The Raiders could still be upset value but unlikely and then their is "sticky". Not a fan, but probably dont hate him.
    Souths will need Latrell back to win, but could cause troubles
    That leaves the Storm and the Roosters. Im over both of these teams as well, the Storm will go close, but if there are no more season ending injuries, I cant see the Roosters getting knocked over and just getting Angus and Keary back only makes it more dangerous for Teddy at the back. For me Roosters go three peat. They are great to watch in full swing.

    I will probably support anyone but the Sharks, but Roosters win for me.



  • @bayimports i think i would be okay with a Roosters threepeat, just to see the achievement



  • I guess I'll pick the team with the most NZers ... so probably Roosters or Storm?



  • I’ll jump on the Roosters bandwagon. They are a poor club punching above their weight and I like a Cinderella story. The only team that pays their supporters as well which is amazing when you have so little to work with. I saw they took on an old fella struggling to find his place in the world, a 300 game vet made way to let this guy live out his dream of playing for a premiership, for the 3rd time. Great club. Just need a bit more cash to really make things happen for them.

    This is a paid post sponsored by The Roosters



  • Don’t give a rats who wins, just as long as it’s not the bloody Roosters.

    In fact I probably prefer Canberra, Para or Penrith just to see someone different win the thing.



  • Why the hate for 'Sticky'? He seems to be a calm and thoughtful coach all the time these days, and the team seems tight as a result.



  • @ARHS it’s just his face. It’s made for punching. Still has a whinge too.



  • @raznomore said in NRL 2020:

    @ARHS it’s just his face. It’s made for punching. Still has a whinge too.

    They're winning at the moment. Wait until something goes wrong



  • Fonua-Blake just gone on the market - wants out of Sydney, expect Warriors to table first offer, Broncos wont be far off either



  • @mariner4life said in NRL 2020:

    incindentally, which bandwagon are we jumping on, now that the top 8 is set. I think there are a couple of Melbourne guys here who i assume take the Storm, but the rest of us are eliminated.

    I hate the Clearey's, so the Panthers are out

    How dare you! My boys are a breath of fresh air as opposed to the the brown paper bag lot that are the Storm and Roosters.



  • @bayimports If he comes to the Warriors I fear he’ll just become another player here for a pay cheque.



  • @mikey07 hope not, not doubting he has talent. Can only hope Brown instills the same work ethic that Payten has managed to get from the team, otherwise I suspect he wont be the only one we would be saying that about.



  • @bayimports said in NRL 2020:

    Fonua-Blake just gone on the market - wants out of Sydney, expect Warriors to table first offer, Broncos wont be far off either

    FFS Warriors, don’t do it - thug who defected to Tonga the year after the Kiwis gave him his international debut because they decided doing a line of coke is worse than bashing your missus.



  • @Nepia I agree he is a douche of the highest order but undeniably has the talent. Warriors have signalled their intentions with some of the previous players they were chasing that they clearly do not subscribe to the no dick head policy when recruiting.

    If they did get him and the club can turn him around then a massive gain, he is a pack leader, otherwise likely just another coach killer in the merry go round of failed Warriors rebuilding attempts.



  • We don't want a guy like that. The Warriors environment will turn him into a wage thief. He will clean out Isaac Luke's old pie shop and mail it in like Adam Blair



  • Geez I hate the Rabbits. And they get a try that shouldn’t have been awarded.



  • @ACT-Crusader Glory glory 😉



  • Money on Uncle Wayne throwing it so the donkeys to get the spoon..:)



  • Nice to see the good guys won @African-Monkey



  • @ACT-Crusader Deliberate play from the Bunnies to give the Broncos the spoon. The Bunnies know that they're not going deep into the finals so why not had the Broncos their first spoon 😉



  • @African-Monkey said in NRL 2020:

    @ACT-Crusader Deliberate play from the Bunnies to give the Broncos the spoon. The Bunnies know that they're not going deep into the finals so why not had the Broncos their first spoon 😉

    Covid is real. 😎

    As much as I’d love to believe that, I doubt the Bunnies players would know the ladder let alone how to read points and percentages...


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