When Do We Call It A Year?

HaroldBishop

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I know it's early in the season for this, but at what point do we concede we're not going to play finals footy this year? If we're 0/7, is it all over? 2/8, all over? Or is it not over until it's mathematically impossible to make the 8?

I ask this because I think there has to come a point IF our poor form continues where we bite the bullet and start preparing for next year. Start blooding as many youngsters as possible. If guys need surgery, get it done sooner so they can have a full off-season, things like that.

One thing that happens in the AFL, which I like, is it's not uncommon for a player to retire in the last half of the year if his team can't make the finals instead of waiting until the final game. This means his spot on the list is freed up and another player can be elevated to replace him and therefore play a few games that otherwise wouldn't have been allowed. I wonder if that's the case in the NRL? If so, JMo should retire once/if we're out of contention and elevate a youngster to give him game time.

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I'm relaxed, just asking a few questions. What are your thoughts if we're 0/7?
 
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we were 2/5 last year and made the finals.... 22 weeks to go, just relax

Yep 4-5 weeks in means nothing

well after our 2 early wins it wasnt til round 8 we won again. Which means 2 of 7.

Funny what an early win does for confidence. Or an early string of losses does for the opposite.

I cant see us doing a late charge like the Parra/Canberra/Knights/Cowboys runs. We need to start winning soon if we wanna make the 8.
 

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Only once it is mathematically impossible. I don't like the mindset of calling it quits before we are absolutely no chance. It promotes weakness and a soft mentality.

In saying that though, if some bloke is not pulling his weight, I'm happy to see him dropped before that point.
 

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I'm relaxed, just asking a few questions. What are your thoughts if we're 0/7?
Whilst we are facing 0/7 I don't think what you are suggesting is really on. We would likely end up hardly winning a game all year which is bad for morale, bad for future sponsorship, bad for attracting players, potentially psychologically damaging for noobs, etc. I remember when Brad Fittler started doing crazy stuff a few years back and he got absolutely panned for it.

We should always try to win, and blood players sensibly.
 

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Yep 4-5 weeks in means nothing

well after our 2 early wins it wasnt til round 8 we won again. Which means 2 of 7.

Funny what an early win does for confidence. Or an early string of losses does for the opposite.

I cant see us doing a late charge like the Parra/Canberra/Knights/Cowboys runs. We need to start winning soon if we wanna make the 8.

2/5 i meant 2 wins 5 losses
 

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Well according to Cam (can't remember his last name) in Channel 9's extremely brief pre game on Sunday, apparently for whoever lost on Sunday it would be "almost impossible for whoever loses today". I think we should just pack it up then... What a ridiculous statement!
 

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Its When the Referees stop penalizing the life out of us. and swing the 50/50 calls our way,
 

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Well according to Cam (can't remember his last name) in Channel 9's extremely brief pre game on Sunday, apparently for whoever lost on Sunday it would be "almost impossible for whoever loses today". I think we should just pack it up then... What a ridiculous statement!
What is wrong with these people. Round 4 and it's all over... :take that
 

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Is that the same Cam who was sacked from Foxtel for feeling up a make-up artist?
 
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