Qualifying Final: Storm vs Eels

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Qualifying Final: Storm vs Eels

Postby yourhero » Mon Sep 04, 2017 9:02 am

Saturday, September 9 - 4.10pm
AAMI Park

Thoughts on time slot? I would think that it is better than Saturday night and going head to head with the Cats/Tigers at the G.

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Re: Qualifying Final: Storm vs Eels

Postby NevilleB » Mon Sep 04, 2017 9:07 am

I'm happy with the time. The cats tigers game is the Friday night so it has no opposition.

I think our best slot for fans attending is still the 7:30 Saturday night

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Re: Qualifying Final: Storm vs Eels

Postby yourhero » Mon Sep 04, 2017 9:10 am

NevilleB wrote:The cats tigers game is the Friday night so it has no opposition.


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Re: Qualifying Final: Storm vs Eels

Postby blazza18 » Mon Sep 04, 2017 9:45 am

Suli defending like a moron against Radradra and Scott against Jennings the two matchups I'm currently concerned about. I think we're comfortably better everywhere else.

A real shame Gutherson is out for them. Would've made them a bigger threat overall.

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Re: Qualifying Final: Storm vs Eels

Postby steaming stormer » Mon Sep 04, 2017 1:41 pm

I expected a 6pm game, so probably not a huge change. Our 5.30 games have certainly been well attended this season, and being a final, with only one AFL game in Melbourne all weekend I think we will be looking at a similar crowd to Sat night, maybe slightly higher.
On that though... what's with the Ticketek site not having an interactive seating map to select seats. It did for regular season games, then the NRL take over and you just have to suck it up... poor!

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Re: Qualifying Final: Storm vs Eels

Postby bula » Mon Sep 04, 2017 2:44 pm

Watching the Eels game last week the Rabbits picked out Auva'a really well. I'm expecting Munster and Billy targeting him to free up JAC.
While Radradra is a game winner for them I think Suli is probably the best winger to handle him even considering how their last matchup went.

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Re: Qualifying Final: Storm vs Eels

Postby Scooter » Mon Sep 04, 2017 2:47 pm

bula wrote:Watching the Eels game last week the Rabbits picked out Auva'a really well. I'm expecting Munster and Billy targeting him to free up JAC.
While Radradra is a game winner for them I think Suli is probably the best winger to handle him even considering how their last matchup went.

Bula some fair points. Having Chambers defending next to him compared to Tonumaipea last time will help Vunivalu too.

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Re: Qualifying Final: Storm vs Eels

Postby blazza18 » Mon Sep 04, 2017 2:57 pm

Suli was Suli's only problem when it came to (not) defending Semi.

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Re: Qualifying Final: Storm vs Eels

Postby yourhero » Mon Sep 04, 2017 3:42 pm

He rushed Semi at least twice as he was receiving a kick and was beaten with simple footwork. He just needs to make the decision to either contest the ball (if realistically possible to do so), or hang back so he can make a reasonable defensive play.

I am sure he would have learned from that. I am also sure the Storm coaching staff will be giving him not so subtle reminders all week.

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Re: Qualifying Final: Storm vs Eels

Postby tigerr » Mon Sep 04, 2017 9:56 pm

God forbid we lose this week, but if we do then do we still get to play at AAMI the following week and then have to play away after that?

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Re: Qualifying Final: Storm vs Eels

Postby Lucas » Mon Sep 04, 2017 10:09 pm

blazza18 wrote:Suli defending like a moron against Radradra and Scott against Jennings the two matchups I'm currently concerned about. I think we're comfortably better everywhere else.

A real shame Gutherson is out for them. Would've made them a bigger threat overall.

Yeah a real shame.

If you don't want storm to win.

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Re: Qualifying Final: Storm vs Eels

Postby Danger D » Tue Sep 05, 2017 9:09 am

Suli's defensive reads and execution were impeccable against the rabbits. I imagine it's something he's been working hard on since the eels game.

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Re: Qualifying Final: Storm vs Eels

Postby tigerr » Tue Sep 05, 2017 9:22 am

Re:suli - I'd refer to Sally's comments regarding the previous Eels game. Apparently he arrived late and was panicking - then he got sinbinned for 10 minutes . Just wasn't his day back then. Hope he can turn it around on Sat

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Re: Qualifying Final: Storm vs Eels

Postby RobbieRoss » Tue Sep 05, 2017 1:44 pm

tigerr wrote:God forbid we lose this week, but if we do then do we still get to play at AAMI the following week and then have to play away after that?


Yes - if we lose, we then play at home against the winner of Sharks v NQ. If we win that, away to the winner of Roostersv Broncos.

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Re: Qualifying Final: Storm vs Eels

Postby yourhero » Tue Sep 05, 2017 6:02 pm

1. Billy Slater
2. Suliasi Vunivalu
3. Will Chambers
4. Curtis Scott
5. Josh Addo-Carr
6. Cameron Munster
7. Cooper Cronk
8. Jesse Bromwich
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10. Jordan McLean
11. Felise Kaufusi
12. Tohu Harris
13. Dale Finucane

14. Kenny Bromwich
15. Nelson Asofa Solomona
16. Tim Glasby
17. Slade Griffin

18. Jahrome Hughes
19. Robbie Rochow
20. Joe Stimson
21. Young Tonumaipea


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