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Which team will improve the most in 2020 and which team will decline the most?

Discussion in 'Rugby League General' started by Freakzilla, Oct 12, 2019.

  1. Freakzilla

    Freakzilla Immortal Gilded x2 Premium Member Gilded

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    Based on just final league standing Points which team will gain the most points in 2020 and which team will lose the most points?

    Improve= Gold Coast Titans. I think they double their wins.

    Decline= Melbourne Storm. I think they finish on around 34-36.
     
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  2. The_Chimpster

    The_Chimpster Kennel Enthusiast

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    Improved titans, dragons and panthers.

    Decline eels eels eels
     
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  3. Sword

    Sword Forum Regular

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    Improve: dogs, saints, raiders
    Decline: storm, sharks,
     
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  4. Typical dog

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    If we can start putting some attack together I think Dogs can manage a top8 spot.
    St George have no excuse to not be top 8 so I think they will improve from this year.
    Decline= souths
     
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  5. Freakzilla

    Freakzilla Immortal Gilded x2 Premium Member Gilded

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    I can cheat and name half the teams also :laughing:
     
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    Manly will be top 2 for much of the season and will play Roosters in the GF. Our boys will start where they left off and finish 5th or 6th

    Souths will struggle to make the 8
     
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  7. steeliz

    steeliz Kennel Enthusiast

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    Improve - Penrith

    Decline - Sharks
     
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    Improve - BULLDOGS
    Decline - sharks, eels and co lol
     
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  9. JUNKYARD DOGS

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    Improve - DOGS, Dragons
    Decline - Panthers, Sharks
     
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    When you look at the roster changes - it truly is an interesting time in terms of a changing of the guard. Whilst we lose plethora of experienced campaigners every year, similar to 2018 when we had 7 or 8 three-hundred gamers retire - but there was only 18 players retiring. This time round, we have about 24 players retiring, taking around 4,000 games in experience away. Factor in the 10 or so players who are confirmed playing in England or Rugby, on top of that the plethora of first-graders who have been released (think Kahu, Turner, Winterstein, Fuimanono, Bowen, Gela-Mosby, Luke). That leaves a gaping hole in rosters, to be filled by development players, and mid-tier signings (in my opinion).

    That being said, if you look at everyone' "gains" and "losses" - there are no real superstar signings. Only losses

    Dragons --> Widdop
    Roosters --> Cronk
    Sharks --> Gallen
    Penrith --> Maloney
    Rabbitohs --> G.Burgess

    The highest "profile" players moving clubs, I would argue, are Korisau and RCG. And I would not put them in the top echelon of players, probably 1-2 runs below.

    To summarise this giberish - I think we are looking at a really open season, where improvement in teams will be largely dependent on who gets blooded into these systems. Granted - silly season is upon us and we could see huge changes in squads between now and round 1 (I am actually betting on a few upheavals).

    Im tipping the Roosters and Storm to drop a few spots... but who replaces them at the top? Maybe Canberra, if Williams comes in and fires that up that forward pack. I can see the Dogs improving to contend for the 8. I also expect the Knights to make the top 4.
     
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  11. MariaZ

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    Improve: Dogs will make top 8! Decline: Souths. Ps kept it Short & Sweet!
     
  12. kungfuman

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    Improve: Dogs, Broncos,Raiders
    Decline: Panthers, Maloney is a big loss and no replacement
     
  13. Wahesh

    Wahesh The Forefather of The Kennel

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    Shit. I didn't even know George Burgess signed with another team. Wow. HUGE loss!
     
  14. 086

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    Improve = Dogs

    Decline = NRLol/Refs
     
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    improve- cowboys, holmes to fb drinkwater to 5/8
    decline - Broncs
     
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    Quoting myself as proof that I do support, rather than only bag out the Dogs, as asserted by other idiotic members here!
     
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  17. JUNKYARD DOGS

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    Just adding to the Conspiracy :grimacing:

    :tearsofjoy:
     
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  18. 086

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    Stop conspiring to confuse :tearsofjoy:
     
  19. JUNKYARD DOGS

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    I'm out, my head hurts now hahaha
     
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  20. 086

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    Sorry! :/
     
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