Round 20 Cronulla Sutherland Sharks v Canterbury Bankstown Bulldogs Sunday 26 July 2015 4:00pm @ Belmore Sports Ground

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Another massive game for us. Win this and we will make the 8 imo. Lose and it becomes so much harder.

Beating this mob at their spiritual home is a massive challenge. I've been very confident over the last few weeks but I don't have the same feeling for this one. We don't seem to play well against this mob either.
 
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If we manage a win here and saints lose to Melbourne, we'd push 4 points clear of 9th which would be a huge buffer with 6 rounds to go.
 

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If we manage a win here and saints lose to Melbourne, we'd push 4 points clear of 9th which would be a huge buffer with 6 rounds to go.

It's interesting. I know our game is after it but I wouldn't mind Saints beating Melbourne if I knew we were going to beat the Dogs.
 

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Cant wait to see Ennis giving his opposite number a gobful. We do struggle against the Dogs but at least we will be near full strength. Will be a good measure of how we are travelling.
 
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they have a big tough pack and this will be where the game is decided imo....but hey Canberra were supposed to have a big tough pack too.....have some faith lads
 

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Barba and Ennis to have huge games.

Call me crazy but I reckon we'll leave Belmore with the two points.
 
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If we manage a win here and saints lose to Melbourne, we'd push 4 points clear of 9th which would be a huge buffer with 6 rounds to go.

Hear what you arte saying but we really need a 6 point buffer, our for & against effectively becomes two points against us.
 
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Hear what you arte saying but we really need a 6 point buffer, our for & against effectively becomes two points against us.

For sure, wasn't saying it would guarantee us a finals spot, just would be nice to know if we lose one game we wouldn't risk dropping out of the 8.

I really think we need to win 5/7 to lock down that spot, which means we are going to have to win a few tough ones. Dogs back at full strength wont be easy, but if we cant perform we don't deserve to be there.
 

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For sure, wasn't saying it would guarantee us a finals spot, just would be nice to know if we lose one game we wouldn't risk dropping out of the 8.

I really think we need to win 5/7 to lock down that spot, which means we are going to have to win a few tough ones. Dogs back at full strength wont be easy, but if we cant perform we don't deserve to be there.

30 points will be enough imo which means 4 more wins. I can't see Saints winning 5/7 or teams on 18 points winning 6/7.
 

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Lucky for us it's not at the Olympic Stadium full of 80,000 screaming bulldogs fans. The atmosphere at Homebush is electric. Probably the best Football stadium in the world.

This is a let off. We get the advantage of only having to play them at their training ground.

Sharks 30+.
 
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30 points will be enough imo which means 4 more wins. I can't see Saints winning 5/7 or teams on 18 points winning 6/7.

Atm all it takes is one of those teams doing it though, obviously unlikely, but not impossible. Won't complain if we finish higher than 8th either!
 

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Man I hope ennis has a blinder. And liccha does his acl.
 

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I gave us no hope in this one, but am slowly growing in confidence. If it weren't at Belmore I'd almost be leaning toward us.

I think we played frantic and dumb for the most part against the Raiders and I don't reckon we'll do that twice in a row. Winning ugly like that will boost the confidence of the team.

I don't rate the dogs much, but they seem a different beast at Belmore although pumping the Storm isn't as big of a deal as it used to be and those 2 got history.

Start fast and take the crowd out of it will go a long way to victory. Hope their Origin half :)lmao) plays and Ennis gets Reynolds to lose his ****. Klemmer to get dominated too.
 

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raiders v panthers and saints v storm

we should still be in the 8 after this

is reynolds suspended? i think we can get them but ball security and discipline will need to be almost perfect
 
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