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NRL Round 11 Preview | Rugby League - Episode 131

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I return to briefly discuss the head high contact crackdown from Magic Round, the success that was Magic Round, the fall of my mighty NRL Fantasy team and the upcoming Round 11 of footy. 

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Hello, welcome back to episode ahundred and thirty one, so there's been a bit of a mix up of the numbers, butit is a hundred and thirty one. On POTII now pretty sure there was an ALepisode that I didn't end up posting because it was like just put up toolate. So that's why the last couple episodes the numbers have been off alittle bit, but I'm here today just to have a bit of a spile episode with you.I actually haven't prepared anything today, I'm just going to be talking offthe top of my dome, I'm going to be chatting about magic round the week.That was also going to talk a little bit about well, a lot about theupcoming week may be a little bit about in ral fantasy as well. I haven'ttalked about that too much, but I talked a lot about supercornute fl one,so I thought may as well talk about rl fancy on here and then I will I wassaid I was going to do my Queens Lan team this week, I'm going to do thatnext week feel Fredo check out my New South Wales team, I'm going to try andput that up as a clip on Yuture and Instar Facebo. But if not it's in themiddle of the last nurl episode and in general, I'm going to try and put upmore clips of the episodes bearing forward because they seem to be enjoyedby all or so thinking about last week obviously got to address the big issue,other crack down on head high shots and I'll be honest. I think a lot of peopleare against it. It's hard to know because there's always vocal minoritiesand what not in with social media these days, but I'm all for it look I'll admit. There was maybe acouple too many Simmons, but I think that will happen with every rule change.The first couple weeks will be drastic changes and then all of a sudden, thereferees will calm down a little bit. The players will learn that it's not oncoaches will ensure that their players...

...don't do it as much because they don'twant to lose a player just him in or sending off so yeah. I think it wasfourteen or something all up a Seemin and send offs. I don't think we'll seethat number ever again, but I'm all for it. A lot of them were very fair. Thereare a couple that were stiff. A couple come to mind like yeah. Tyson gamblejust got him a little bit high. I think Josh Mc Guias bounced off the ball alittle bit, but so there was a couple like that that Ithink we're a little bit unlucky, but I've been a long advocate of the sinmen long term advocate, I think it hasn't been utilized enough and, to behonest, I think we saw on the weekend loose on one player in a red. Billygame is actually not that big of a difference for ten minutes. One of the times we see the team withtwelve men scoring triers, I think can't remember which game it was, butthey scored a couple times. I think, were twelve men. I think the raidershad to come back with eleven players. So it's not the end of the day. If youget to see men, so I don't think why I don't understand why ever run acts likeit's the end of the world and yes send off or important for agame. But I have to say I think every single send off was extremely fair. PAP,Ales was extremely dangerous on heavy contact to the head. SASS was justridiculous. Jumping out in a lot of be like chantons ends last year on Kanoaand then I'll be honest. I actually e forgotten the other ones. I think therewas three or four baby, but from all I remember, is all the sendoffs. I saw were fair, so I'm okay with that, but I don't think there's beenenough send offs in the last ten years. So I'm glad for that to be brought inbecause thou play should be punished because, for example, Oh that's it toreal full matter. That was fair T. Paven Housen goes out for the wholegame regularly in a normal round, Fu man and would God report maybe get he would get penalized, maybe getSimmin. But if he only got penalized in...

...and put on report the storm lose theirbest player will argue for their best player and they actually have to playthe rest of the game with sixteen men or I don't know what the new rule is,but maybe seventeen men but they're. You know they're, papping, hous anddown so or to stop that those kind of dog acts.I think it's a very good crack down and as I mentioned, I sit, we all need tocalm down. I think this week there's no way we'll see fourteen seminted offs. Iwouldn't care. If there was, though- and I think the dinosaurs who look- I'mokay, if everyone to have their opinion, but the dinosaurs, like I think my guycame on and said like you- have seized the fastest ground sport in the world,so we need to keep this violence in a game it's like had. I shots have neverbeen allowed, so I'm not sure what is on there is awe meant to allow our head high shots like a strange call there. So I thinkthe dinosaurs like that in the media, need to get over themselves. Iunderstand, if you think, it'stoo many because look, I probably tend to agreeand let's be real, that's not going to happen in the origin game. Is therethey're just not going to send me or send off four or five people, but, as Imentioned before, I don't think sin wins at the end of the world. I thinkif they used. This is my theory about pretty much every debate. Narl. If it'sthe same for all sixteen teams, I don't think it really matters that much will get used to it. They're protectingthe players, heads which is good. It allow the number of concussions law ofthe number of teams that are dad to sixteen men for the whole game, and Ithink ultimately, it's going to be good for the game and, yes, that'll be alittle bit of a Wowie the term, but you know they'll bea little bit of a process to get used to it, but I think also it's a goodthing and I magic ran. We saw the crowds, absolutely love the Simians andsend offs as a neutral. I absolutely love it myself. I go off every time.There is one so in a good way. I mean...

...up a magic grand as a whole. I think Iwas a huge excess once again. It's probably the high light of the narlcalendar other than origin. For me personally, part from finals, it'sprobably Absol, even better than finals like even not being there at the ground.I have to get there one year, though it looks so fun, but even being at home in Melbourne arelike. I made more of an conscious effort to get home to watch the Gamesbecause I know that the atmosphere was going to be good. It's going to beelectric games and yeah. I was thing magic ground, two from two so far, bigsuccesses, great innovation from the Super League that the Narl has adopted,and I think it's here to stay for the rest of time and I think they shouldstart to look at Ada Redon, set it after their game and I think theyshould start to look at. Do Him two to three years now you don'tover saturate it just because you've found a good thing. You don't to ruinit, but I just think having run early in the first six rounds, having one youknow around round, twelve just before origin and then having a one at theback end of the year after origin, to get the camp up and going again, Ican't see why that can't be a huge success. The main thing is that they'renot like every second week and picking the locations will be important becausethere's no point doing it somewhere. Well, where you won't, you know, geteighty percent plus at the games because they all just be a deadatmosphere and that's the whole point of magic grab really but yeah so coolto see. Every Jersey under the sun represented in the crown around looklike they're having a fun time so yeah Matria huge success well on to the Nola great thing they brought in in two thousand and nineteen, going to be backin Brisband next year and wouldn't mind seeing them adding a second one or evena third one, to the calendar down the line. So that's it in terms of the generaltalk in terms of some of the...

...performances are black to highlight. Ithought the Tigers are pretty good, not disappointing. Yet again they have hada really really bad start in the year and quite frank. I do not empty animobrand's position moving into the Friday promte game than they put on anabsolute clinic against the Broncos Watch, the Denon camp bloken, a bar forYe and friends with the hallow sport boys. On this it was an absolute Pisaand seges pump them and they look like a genuine top for contender. At thispoint, like I know, it's only been a month of good form, but the way they'replaying it looks like apart from the storm of penrith. They could be themost informed team outside those big two O, but yet brocas a little bitdisappointing like it has been really since the startof two thousand and nineteen. They take one step forward. Two sets back so that they undid their hard work. Inthe last couple weeks of looking solid, the raiders got their Whin, we're downto eleven M men at times with pallium one off the field. The bulldogs almostgot to win, pretty shadowing lost for them, but the raider season stays alive.You'd have to say, I think, if they lost to the bull dogs, I'd all but rulethem out of top six contention, let alone top of Eight, so yeah big win for the raiders andthey've got another tough cat in gets a storm this week. But you know as longas they keep picking up points. You never know they could hit form late inthe season and be the raiders of old. Next game was a pretty exciting one.Sharks came back from, I think three, three or four tries to one rabbit. Osended up being too good, as they have been in most games in the last month,just out classing their opponent, but nothing special they've got a reallybig test there. This week, litre comes back from injury and they've basicallygot no excuses. Left they've got a couple injuries here or there, butevery team does and they're up against the mighty pen of Panthers, who are onan unbelievable rather forme and if the...

...rabbit os a gon to announce himself istrue premiership contangos. This is the game to do it. They've got all thestars, they need and look if they get blown out by penrith.I'm willing to just call a two horse race at this point, so you big test for the Rabbit Os arethe roosters, so f the cowboys can was actually like a genuinely good team. Atthis point, I think Tom Pain looks like an amazing coach. What do you do withthe warriors last year, we've kind of, even though the war is more excitingthis year, we've kind of seen them take a bit of a step back in terms of ballsecurity and stuff, like that. He's now got his cowboys to become a reallysolid team with a bit of an outside chance of top eight of the top EC finish. Rust is too good,too many good players on the field, outclass them as they generally do. Athe eels beat the warrs. This was a pretty exciting game. Obviously JacobArthur's debut reswallowed sick, the Waris of woeful until he played sointeresting that they've left him on the bench this week. But I dounderstand it he's only young. I really like the warriors. I thought they werea chance to upset this one, but the eals were too good too early, but I do have alarm bells about theEELS. I do fear for them that it's just going to be another season of dominant regular season victories andthen they get to finals and they're just a long way off where they need tobe, and if they don't start to you know they just seeded vary up theirattack. The only way they move forward at the moment is through camelk ill, abath and Brown Sea Lane and go junior pulo off loads, pretty much, which is avery good recipe to bet bad teams. For example, like the Tigers, we can neverget a glove on the evils, but against the storm, panters they're going towrap up the balls and those tackles and all of a sudden the points are going todrive up. We saw it last week against the roosters. They had to basicallytake out half their team to get the victory there. So I don't want a crapon eels fans or on a good run of form...

...in terms of the ladder, but I do fearfor them that they're not really taking the steps. They need to become a truepremiership challenger O, but yeah disappointing from the warriors to godown so early, but good fight back. Our storm took e for the dragons, notreally much to mention their dragons a lot of players out this week. I thinkthere was three through suspension, but the storm were just almighty, evenwithout Papana Nico Hines, a Shan he's, probably one of the best players-that's not starting in a team. The competition that you'd have to say arereally excited to see where he goes or if he stays. I think it was break. God,Michael and I said he should stay, but I want to see him go somewhere. I neverlike to see great players on the bench or in the reserves. You know you justwant to see what they can do it another club and then the panthers absolutelytore. Apart of the Times disappointing from the Times, I thought they wouldput up a bit of a fight here to round off bunger ground, but the pantherswere too good. So that sums up round ten of the of thecompetition I'll chat a little bit about fantasy before we get into roundeleven and my predictions a disappointing week, though, for fantasyfor my team, I'll be honest, I've been complete. I know a lot of people havecought the same injuries and stuff, but I've been completely dogged by injuries.It would take me back two weeks. I think I had how many players other there's twentyone players in just side. I think I had nineteen players starting like playing in their teams. I think,are only two hours and then last week I ended up with a full interchangingemergencies of damp, so yeah last week's team changes reallydogged me this week, I've copped even more Papahas en's integer. Again, none of my team has come back frominjury brought in Publie and he dished up the worst score of his season. totter similar. He gave metwenty three, so that was really frustrating now peaching current aresuspended and injured respectively. So...

...right now, as we speak, I can't evenput up a full starting side of thirteen before trades and I have traded itpretty much used all my trade so yeah, it's not looking good for me. Idropped around seven thousand last week because I had to think three donuts andthis week I'm going to drop even more because I'm about four donuts. So yeah,it's not looking good for me and at this point it's very tempting to pullthe pin but we'll keep fighting for now. I kind of like I swear. I've got rottenluck in fantasy spoil sure everyone thinks of this. But if you listen to mya FL super coach, chats I've copped a lot of stiff luck there, but yeah look probably going to look on tomove look to move on. Maybe I for feed or not sure how I think of him and thenOh yeah. I don't really know what I'm going to do it this plant. I still got.You took a mate and Simpkin who got dropped last week, so we'll see how wego, but yeah going to be scraping to get thirteen on the park this week,which really sucks, because it doesn't mean my teams. Bad just means whenteams not healthy okay. So this is a bit of a short one: There's not a Yutuvideo either. I should have mentioned that earlier, but just banging this actquickly on Thursday, looking at the nil odds, now I'll go through my tips. So first of all, we have a rotten gametonight, cowboys digits, not interested in this at all a Quino Country Banknight, full strength, I probably tod the nights, but with their injury listI will be tipping the cowboys, their recent forms being very, very solid,took it to the roosters last week and be the lot the one like four in thelast five or something like that. So I think they'll be too good at homethey're, paying all forty seven on sport with sports, but if any bettingcompany will suspose feel free, but we'll use sports hat for now so yeahthe cowboys. I think they should be the night o the nit time a great team onpapers always, but I don't think they have that expected without. I don'tthink they've the next factor without...

...pongees and best. So I'm going thecowboys next, the Friday six o'clock game, Warriors Tigers, tiges, had agreat wind last week, but I will be going the warriors. I think some oftheir. I think some of their losses have been very respectable. The worriesthis year, they've lost games to good teams and they're, put up a fightingspirit like the storm. I know they lost by twenty points, but they put uptwenty points against the storm. Put Up Twenty points against the EEL, so theycan score points. Tigers can't defend despite defending well last week, and Ijust think they might be too good of an outfit. They DU win they're packingdoll. Fifty two on sports bet I'll go the warriors next up shocks, dragons,full strength. Like I mentioned early with cawves nights, I want to tip thedragons, but the dragons out are just too much to bear. You know: Half theteams be seen this week in particular, had Maguire Dufty, Rabel Sims formariners out WHO's heart this starting on up cuty rams, he's playing full back.I just think the sharks they're very. They need to win they're going to winit some stage. I don't want them to win but yeah. If they're going to win it'sgoing to be this week against the dragons bit of a local Darby and theyare playing at the dragons home ground for a home game but yeah. I think that,even though the draging hough a better team, I think the sharks will win, andthat is also a favorite pick, which I'm kind of surprised at, but I thinkdragons, a solid value to dollars and ninety to be honest, next got tines cannery, just in timeswill be too classy they're not playing great right now, but a the defensesawful. But thankfully the Baldos can't really score many points. So I thinkthey'll be too good that then next up roosters Broncos, similarsort of one to the last. While I think the roosters will just be too classy,they do really good performance. They've been playing solidly with theirinjury crisis, but I think that you, a really good classy our performance theylike to play well at the SEG. Broncos...

...are out of form and I think they willwhip them very interesting to see how Albert Kelly goes and his return to theAnarete, the roosters, a pain dollars, seven, so heavy favorite. Next we'vegot the radars West as a storm. Last year this would have been probablyGamey the year, but the rain is without Jack White, an Josh Papale Josh Hodsonagainst in really a bad form against the storm. I just can't see themwinning this would be upset of the season if they do storm Pang in alltwelve, without Pappenheim, without monster without Harry Grant. But Ithink that would just be too good like they were last week, but I don't know I never like to write off the the raidersbut yeah. I don't think I can take them rabbit Os and the panthers. This is game in the week forsure two PM kick off in double on Sunday look you've got a tip panthers, but Ithink the rabbit os are sneaky, chats the pathers of paying a doll, thirtyone, but the Rabbit Os back to almost full strength out of form. But I thinkthis will be the the this is the kind of game theyhave to make a statement in. If they want to be considered a seriouspremiership contender will be tipping the panthers, but I think it's going tobe a lot more competitive than we, some may think, and realistically the Raitoneed to play well, otherwise, the their dogs and then last. This is probablygame in the week. I know I just said that, but the all seagulls I'm actuallygoing the seagulls. I don't like tipping against the heelsof bank west because they don't lose but manly you're in such good form andwhat I've seen of Paramatta in the last two weeks, although they've had winsagainst decent teams, I don't think they're playing scintillating football.I think they're too reliant on their big men and I think the form that Tommyturbot and the Sea Gulls in I think they are seriously goodchances to upsetthis eals team. I did tip against the...

SEAGULLS, why didn't tip against it,but I thought they might have lost last week. They are Du, a bad performancebut they're so hot. I don't know if they're going to call down any timesoon, so I'm actually backing in the manly seagulls that yeah. So that's the end of mypredictions. It's just been a really quick episode here. I've just filmed onThursday afternoon just wanted to get something up for you before the weekendand I've got to try and post some clips of previous episodes are to keep thenol content going over the weekend, but we'll see how I go with that, but yeah should be a good round. Farfew good Games really enjoy magic round there. My main take ways. My nurlfantasy team is in struggles sols, my throat, as you can hear, but stay tunedfor a lot more nal content. Looking forward to origin, looking forward topicking my Queens Lane team last week and yeah just stay tune for a lot more,a lot bigger and better things coming in this space, especially as you estarts to wide down now. I know it's exam soon, but that's a lot less. Youknow nine to five work, so yeah looking forward to it should beable to put out a lot more interesting content for you guys, probably going toput up some more soccer content. Cycling, tennis, whatever I can getinto I've, realized that I have a three sport maximin. So right now, I'm into aAL socker and the euros are coming so that might not change for a little bitbut we'll see what I can try, and do I be yet thanks for tuning in is alwayscatching next week or tune into myself on the weekend, enjoy the round a footyenjoy weekend and stay save cheese.

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