Manly v Parra

Manly were very impressive today.....but I still think we will beat them.Dogs were woeful, and I have the confidence in our defense now especially on the edges where Manly were breaking through, and it feels good to be able to say that for a change.

I think it will be a great game, and close maybe Eels 14 to 8.  home crowd bringing us home.

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  • Broncos threw a fair bit at us last week, They were nothing like the dragons or titans. I wonder if we do beat Manly will the roosters game in 2 week after that be the real test for the Eels. I think every game is the real test and as we saw against the dogs and pamfers at Bankwest last season, there are no half efforts in the NRL. Off slightly & you are dust.

    • The Broncos have talent to burn. They lack halves, experience and leadership desperately though. They looked rudderless against us. They are hit 'n miss for 8th spot. I personally don't think they'll make the top 8.

       

      • I think they will make it.once thier forwards are all there and fit LOOK OUT!!!

  • Need a strong start, let’s hope Manly doesn’t do to us what we did to the Broncos. That’s roll forward, quick play the balls, get a penalty & then Turbo through the middle & under the post. We need to win convincingly to gain that respect. 

  • something else which seems to have been overlooked somewhat is that last week was an away game.and we won it convincingly against a top 8 side(take note Fwank)lets hope that trend is put to rest this year also. 

    • It was a great win, but I don't think they'll make the 8. Not enough experience nor leadership. Weak at 7 and 9.

       

      • Brisbane made the eight last year. They beat the Cowboys and Bunnies in round one and two. Their 7 is good. Melbourne let go the wrong player in Croft. Turpin is a good hooker. What they have is a lack of experience in the forwards. Aside from Alex Glenn they don't have a single forward with more than 100 games in the NRL. Really across their squad they have a lack of experience. Darius is way passed his best and is their most experienced backline player. Milford is good when a team is going forward.

        We've been through something similar in the past when you have a lot of young kids, you're trying to work out which ones are good and you'll end up with a couple who will be good NRL players. But you don't have the experienced players to bring them through.

        Over the past couple of years Brisbane has leaked experience and while replacing it with youth is admirable, the failure to replace guys like McCullough, Parker, Thaiday, Gillett with at least two players with 100 games is starting to bite them.

        • Pretty sure Turpin has just been ruled out with a fractured tibia. Out for at least 6 weeks.but they have McCu.....and Segy....aaah, oh yeah.they is screwed.

        • Croft is talented. No doubt. He just isn't at the level he needs to be to marshall a team like the Broncos. The pressure is immense and he lacks the experience.

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