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Melbourne! Is there any hope?

Chris Harding

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Do we go for a field goal if we are still the duck egg a 70min mark?
I remember the story of a player who captained a side that was thrashed in a UK rugby league final at the old Wembley stadium. They were down by a cricket score, and got a penalty near the posts with a minute to go. The coach sent out the message to take the two points, but the captain opted to play for a try and a bit of honour. He couldn't see the point of going for goal. They didn't score, and the coach sacked him on the spot.

Turns out, no team had ever been beaten to nil in a final in the history of UK rugby league, and he just delivered his coach that record.
 

Chris Harding

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I would argue mate if Melbourne get a player sent off in the first 10 mins we would be a slight chance.
They'd just be more determined to win. Our best hope is that they drop their guard due to boredom.
 

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People need to remember it was 14-0 for fifty minutes last week
then you need to remember it was 20-0 after 55 minutes and 26-0 after 60 minutes

i think we can score a try because of the thompson, but it will be something like 6-36
 

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Bulldogs $11 v Melbourne $1.04

That’s the biggest price we would have been since markets started.

We won’t win but an improved showing would be nice. Especially at home.

I see our next game v the cowboys is up there at 4pm on a Sunday which makes it that bit harder
 

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The only way we beat them
Is if the whole Melbourne team mysteriously get covid and have to sit out the game
 

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We may have a 0.00000001% of fluking a draw with the Storm but the crooked refs are there to stop us even getting 20 points near them.
 

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I think Barrett should try a shock tactic and practice field goals. On tackle 4 or 5 every set from start to finish when we are in their half we should attempt a field goal.

We are bound to kick a couple..
 

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Maybe if a couple of storm players somehow start punching on with each other, assuming they still get sent off. Then we’re a slight chance
Slight chance to score a point
 

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There’s some here who wear blinkers we are no hope of beating storm I really would not be surprised if we are held to nil for a forth week
 

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There’s some here who wear blinkers we are no hope of beating storm I really would not be surprised if we are held to nil for a forth week
That field goal option must be front and centre of our gameplan!
 

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That field goal option must be front and centre of our gameplan!
Kicking a field goal would send a message to vlandys that his rule changes have destroyed the game but are we capable of even kicking a field goal I doubt it
 

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Kicking a field goal would send a message to vlandys that his rule changes have destroyed the game but are we capable of even kicking a field goal I doubt it
The only message Vlad till take on board is that he wont reward mediocrity or go back on his brilliant idea no matter the outcome for bottom 8 teams.

We need the concentrate all our efforts into scoring 1 point ;)
 

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I think we might be close if

All Melbourne Storm players are forced into a 14 day hard covid lock down & they send their feeder team to play us - even then we get a points start.
 

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Just played one competitive half is two impossible?
 
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