Round 16 - Roosters vs Storm

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Re: Round 16 - Roosters vs Storm

Postby Lucas » Sat Jun 30, 2018 11:30 pm

The Cooper Cronk soap opera is soooo boring. Can we swap him for Noddy in our 20 year side please? He's dead to me.

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Re: Round 16 - Roosters vs Storm

Postby TC » Sun Jul 01, 2018 10:07 am

Cameron wrote:Reading Buzz in the Daily Telegraph...


The rest of your post is irrelevant.
That drunken sot hates Melbourne with a passion and writes negative material about them at every opportunity.

Honestly, we have only seen a small selection of footage and rumours from people outside the club. There may be an issue, there may be not. We don't know and probably never will.

Just remember, two weeks ago Dunny Widdler was telling us Smith and Seater were at each other's throats when the only evidence was that they wouldn't speak to the venomous little toad to deny it.
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Re: Round 16 - Roosters vs Storm

Postby yourhero » Mon Jul 02, 2018 8:26 am

https://www.melbournestorm.com.au/news/2018/06/29/stats-that-matter---round-16/

Stats that Matter - Round 16

melbournestorm.com.au
Fri 29 Jun 2018

2,300
Another week, another Cameron Smith milestone. With his second half conversion the Storm skipper surpassed 2,300 points in his career, becoming just the second player in the history of the game to do so. He now sits just 116 points behind Hazem El Masri for the most of all time. There is quite simply no words left to describe him.

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You can always rely on No.12. When his side needed him Ryan Hoffman was there in all the right places to play a leading hand in getting Melbourne over the line. Hoffman charged down Cooper Cronk's first attempt at a field goal and proceeded to sprint 20 metres down field to bounce on the loose ball and win possession back for Storm. He then partnered with Tim Glasby for another charge down in the final minute to win the game. Hoffman was fittingly awarded man of the match and showed to the NRL that the Storm veteran well and truly still has it.

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There is just something about when these two teams meet. The last three games have been decided by a combined margin of five points. For the second straight year it was a one-point deficit between them at the Adelaide Oval. Both sets of fans know to let the nails grow out a little bit longer so they have enough for when Storm and the Roosters meet. If they do end up meeting in a final, you can only imagine just how gripping this contest would be.

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For two teams with a plethora of attacking weapons the fact they only managed to produce three line breaks between them shows just how good both Melbourne and Sydney were defensively. This game had a finals-feel to it, such was the tense atmosphere as the players headed to the sheds after a try less first half. Friday night showed why they rank first and second defensively in the competition.

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Re: Round 16 - Roosters vs Storm

Postby blazza18 » Mon Jul 02, 2018 8:34 am

"Hoffman was fittingly awarded man of the match and showed to the NRL that the Storm veteran well and truly still has it."

What a load of bs.

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Re: Round 16 - Roosters vs Storm

Postby yourhero » Mon Jul 02, 2018 8:35 am

Assuming no injuries and that he continues to accumulate points at the same rate, I estimate Smithy breaking the NRL point scoring record around Round 6 next year. I assume the NRL will celebrate such a huge milestone in the right way.

El Masri scored a stack of tries. More than most people realise. 159 tries puts El Masri 7th on the all time try scorers list. 636 points from tries.

Smith on the other hand, playing through the middle every week, has only amassed 43 tries. 172 points from tries.

That is 464 points Smith has had to close, almost exclusively via the boot.

Looking forward to that historic moment.

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Re: Round 16 - Roosters vs Storm

Postby Lucas » Mon Jul 02, 2018 8:35 am

blazza18 wrote:"Hoffman was fittingly awarded man of the match and showed to the NRL that the Storm veteran well and truly still has it."

What a load of bs.

He doesn't play. We don't win. Simple as that.

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Re: Round 16 - Roosters vs Storm

Postby Lucas » Mon Jul 02, 2018 8:37 am

yourhero wrote:Assuming no injuries and that he continues to accumulate points at the same rate, I estimate Smithy breaking the NRL point scoring record around Round 6 next year. I assume the NRL will celebrate such a huge milestone in the right way.

El Masri scored a stack of tries. More than most people realise. 159 tries puts El Masri 7th on the all time try scorers list. 636 points from tries.

Smith on the other hand, playing through the middle every week, has only amassed 43 tries. 172 points from tries.

That is 464 points Smith has had to close, almost exclusively via the boot.

Looking forward to that historic moment.

He also had to share the kicking duties with Ox for a while too. Imagine if he'd always had the job.

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Re: Round 16 - Roosters vs Storm

Postby yourhero » Mon Jul 02, 2018 8:48 am

True. Although El Masri wasn’t first choice kicker for his first couple of years either.

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Re: Round 16 - Roosters vs Storm

Postby Danger D » Mon Jul 02, 2018 9:32 am

Lucas wrote:The Cooper Cronk soap opera is soooo boring. Can we swap him for Noddy in our 20 year side please? He's dead to me.

Maybe if the 20-year team was picked by readers of women's gossip magazines... But if it's based on merit and overall service to the club then Coops is the only logical choice.
The number of people speculating about an off-field relationship between two long-time teammates based on snippets of footage and selective newspaper reporting is hilarious. Maybe they do hate each other, or maybe there's a secret romantic tryst they're trying to hide from the world... either way, who cares? They're both champions of our club and when they're retired they'll both be rightfully inducted into our club's Hall of Fame.

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Re: Round 16 - Roosters vs Storm

Postby yourhero » Mon Jul 02, 2018 9:47 am

Coop’s legacy will stand the test of time.

I remember years ago there was similar talk and the comments at the time were, “they are very different people and never have been close personally. They don’t really hang out together outside of footy. Their relationship is centred around professionalism and doing their best for the team”.

I believe that. I also believe things have deteriorated since Cronk’s decision to leave, for whatever reason.

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Re: Round 16 - Roosters vs Storm

Postby Cameron » Mon Jul 02, 2018 10:01 am

It was mentioned on the Matty Johns Show and Controversy Corner too.

It was that obvious

Evidently at our post game function, Coops came and had a beer with the coaching staff and all the players; something Cameron always attends esp interstate and Cameron just didn't turn up.

Someone has to get them together and mediate. Just for the good of the game and the good of the Melbourne Storm.

Our history is intertwined with the relationship of these two guys and both of them have to stop acting like children. They need to understand; for the good of the fidelity of the Melbourne Storm, they have to at least be civil to each other.

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Re: Round 16 - Roosters vs Storm

Postby yourhero » Mon Jul 02, 2018 10:08 am

Cameron wrote:Our history is intertwined with the relationship of these two guys and both of them have to stop acting like children.


Our history has nothing to do with the relationship between Cronk and Smith, other than how they worked with each other on the field. Seemingly, they did that exceedingly well.

Cameron wrote:They need to understand; for the good of the fidelity of the Melbourne Storm, they have to at least be civil to each other.


The game and our club lose very little if two players - one no longer with the club - aren’t best mates.

Where have they not been civil to one another? They shook hands post-game. It just wasn’t as warm as everyone expected/wanted.

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Re: Round 16 - Roosters vs Storm

Postby Mattpoet » Mon Jul 02, 2018 10:14 am

yourhero wrote:True. Although El Masri wasn’t first choice kicker for his first couple of years either.

Yes, he was stuck behind Daryl Halligan.

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Re: Round 16 - Roosters vs Storm

Postby blazza18 » Mon Jul 02, 2018 10:45 am

Lucas wrote:
blazza18 wrote:"Hoffman was fittingly awarded man of the match and showed to the NRL that the Storm veteran well and truly still has it."

What a load of bs.

He doesn't play. We don't win. Simple as that.


Ugh. That's not true at all. 80 minutes of football still happened outside of his two big efforts. Enough with the hyperbole.

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Re: Round 16 - Roosters vs Storm

Postby Cameron » Mon Jul 02, 2018 11:08 am

Bellamy summed up the game perfectly in the presser….both teams trying their best to lose it and Roosters did a slightly better job of it.


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