Round 22 Cronulla Sutherland Sharks v Cowboys, Saturday 8th August 2015 5:30pm @ Remondis Stadium

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I see the ball go out to the backs, and genuinely am excited, even poly et tries last weekend and this... Once upon a time we would just take off like a greyhound at the sidlines and hope like hell something good would happen more often than not it turned to duck eggs
 
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I see the ball go out to the backs, and genuinely am excited, even poly et tries last weekend and this... Once upon a time we would just take off like a greyhound at the sidlines and hope like hell something good would happen more often than not it turned to duck eggs
Yep. 5 hit ups and hope carney could do something on the last tackle.
 

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Best thing about this game was the team effort. Everyone playing for the guy next to them. Loved seeing a few of the normally reserved guys playing like animals.
 

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I reckon the ground announcer has got better but winning helps that haha. That game against the Titans though, I could of shoved the microphone up his backside. He wouldn't shut up. His only glaring error IMO is this: "They call him the Love Machine". No one has ever called him that ********, he's the Love Detective and that only.
 

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I reckon the ground announcer has got better but winning helps that haha. That game against the Titans though, I could of shoved the microphone up his backside. He wouldn't shut up. His only glaring error IMO is this: "They call him the Love Machine". No one has ever called him that ********, he's the Love Detective and that only.

The Love Machine?

What the fk is that supposed to mean? He goes around fking everyone in sight like an animal?
 

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The Love Machine?

What the fk is that supposed to mean? He goes around fking everyone in sight like an animal?

Exactly mate. It has no relevance to his name. Imagine some kid asking their mum what a Love Machine is?
 

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An anomaly i just noticed is the last 6 times we have played the cowboys the losing score has been 18 points 5 times with the other being the 19 points we scored in last season's loss..
 

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Last night's win made me so happy. It just seemed like everything was right with the world. Singing Up Up three times was special

An anomaly i just noticed is the last 6 times we have played the cowboys the losing score has been 18 points 5 times with the other being the 19 points we scored in last season's loss..

So the moral of the story is to score more than 18 points against the Cowboys? Got it haha
 

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I reckon the ground announcer has got better but winning helps that haha. That game against the Titans though, I could of shoved the microphone up his backside. He wouldn't shut up. His only glaring error IMO is this: "They call him the Love Machine". No one has ever called him that ********, he's the Love Detective and that only.

The Love Machine?

What the fk is that supposed to mean? He goes around fking everyone in sight like an animal?

Exactly mate. It has no relevance to his name. Imagine some kid asking their mum what a Love Machine is?

Maybe the ground announcer is thinking more along the lines of John Holmes, rather than Sherlock?
 

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pretty interesting discussion about this game on the cowboys forum, and how high they rate their pack, and how low they rate ours.

bear in mind, they were without Matt Scoot, and we were without Fifita and Lewis, I am not using David as he isnt a sure thing to play.

it was interesting to go through the stats, but our forwards ran for 995m and theirs for 874m, giving us a +121 on the game.

stats for the game:

Arona 57m - Asiata 117m
Bukuya 65m - Cooper 190m
Ennis 57m - Granville 60m
Gallen 265m - Hannant 150m
Graham 144m - Hoare 47m
Heino 112m - Kostjasyn 30m
Prior 128m - Lowe 46m
Taga 89m - Tamou 144m
Tupou 78m - Taumalolo 90m

so i dug a little deeper, and went on season averages of the packs. on the averages, we were at 855.63m and they were 850.21m.

subtracting the averages, Sharks (995-855.63 = 139.37) Cowboys (874-850.21 = 23.79) our pack lifted incredibly.

Arona 45.4m - Asiata 84.52m
Bukuya 69.01m - Cooper 118.15m
Ennis 30m - Granville 72.2m
Gallen 220.1m - Hannant 104.85m
Graham 146.9m - Hoare 57.13m
Heino 111.23m - Kostjasyn 18.87m
Prior 80.83m - Lowe 98.45m
Taga 73.73m - Tamou 145.88m
Tupou 78.54m - Taumalolo 150.16m

dug a bit deeper again, as they were harping on about Matt Scott not playing. So, I have taken Hoare out of their line up and replaced Scott, and I removed Arona and Prior and added Fifita and Lewis.

We average 981.08 and they average 932.96, again giving us the advantage.

the one thing that hurts them in the forward battle is kostjasyn, but our forwards are better than theirs, and this is the area we have beaten them in both games.
 

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Good stats. I don't know if it's even recorded but I'd love to know how many metres we drove them back in defence. We mauled them a few times in the first half when they were coming off their tryline. It was bloody great stuff.
 

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i dont think there was, but if you listen to the getaroundthis podcast, they bring up some interesting stats on **** like that

the stat they used this week was who makes the most meters after contact, was interesting conversation if you can stand Matt Bungard
 
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