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Only one extra game per round this year but the card looks huge! Of first concern though is friday night's double header so let's talk about it ..

Melbourne -12
Wests Tigers +12

Brisbane -4.5
NQ Cowboys +4.5


Prices for Melbourne and the Cowboys have shortened ever so slightly so the early money is clearly coming for them ats ... Can't help but feel the Cowboys might just spoil the Broncos' party again .. Probably not as emphatically as they did last year (36-4) but Brisbane seems a bit unsettled in a few positions, especially with Karmichael Hunt a surprise tip to play halfback .. Wayne Bennett has made it known he's not been happy with the form of a few during the pre-season and is clearly not playing favourites with the group that won the premiership last year.

Interested to hear thoughts on the pipe opener in Melbourne .. Early rounds traditionally present value in taking teams recieving such a big start, but then again Melbourne destroyed Newcastle by 40-odd in rd one last year .. They'll be revved up for this after their premiership dream unravelled in '06.

Anyway enough from me .. Fire away fellas!

P.S. this weekend I'll be bidding a very sad farewell to Cairns and shifting to a new post on the Gold Coast ... will be dealing closely with the Titans and later on the GC 'Blaze' (new NBL franchise) so I'll try to pass on more of that rolled gold fade material I used to re the Taipans!

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going to be a very hard round to pick. being the 1st round, you dont know how teams are playing.

sometimes when picking a NRL round one winner it is best to look at a clubs history rather than last years form.recruitment or injuries.

like warriors, they havent won a round 1 match since 2000, dragons are the worst starters in round 1.

teams like raiders have good starts winning 6 of the last 8 matches since 98. they also beat manly at home last year at the fortress.

roosters are the best round 1 starters winning 8 of its last 9 1st round matches with their only loss at in 99

krayzie loco insane.
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It will be interesting to see how Inglis goes at 5/8 he could be even more devastating than when he was playing in the centres. And apparently the storm have picked a 17 old giant on the wing (bigger than Inglis) Israel Folau and is potentially as good as Inglis I'll be interested to see him as well.

Looks like I'll end up being on Joey and his Knights SU this weekend to take down the Dirty dogs.

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Cowboys to cover +4.5 v Broncos
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Looks like I'll end up being on Joey and his Knights SU this weekend to take down the Dirty dogs.
The Knights first up at home at odds against leapt off the board at me too
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Apart from the Knights and the Tigers every single team with the points looks tempting
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The Broncs look great tomorrow night
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Only one extra game per round this year but the card looks huge! Of first concern though is friday night's double header so let's talk about it ..

Melbourne -12
Wests Tigers +12

Brisbane -4.5
NQ Cowboys +4.5


Prices for Melbourne and the Cowboys have shortened ever so slightly so the early money is clearly coming for them ats ... Can't help but feel the Cowboys might just spoil the Broncos' party again .. Probably not as emphatically as they did last year (36-4) but Brisbane seems a bit unsettled in a few positions, especially with Karmichael Hunt a surprise tip to play halfback .. Wayne Bennett has made it known he's not been happy with the form of a few during the pre-season and is clearly not playing favourites with the group that won the premiership last year.

Interested to hear thoughts on the pipe opener in Melbourne .. Early rounds traditionally present value in taking teams recieving such a big start, but then again Melbourne destroyed Newcastle by 40-odd in rd one last year .. They'll be revved up for this after their premiership dream unravelled in '06.

Anyway enough from me .. Fire away fellas!

P.S. this weekend I'll be bidding a very sad farewell to Cairns and shifting to a new post on the Gold Coast ... will be dealing closely with the Titans and later on the GC 'Blaze' (new NBL franchise) so I'll try to pass on more of that rolled gold fade material I used to re the Taipans!
Lets get ready to RUMBLE I think the Storms will absolutely trash the Tigers at home and a 3-4 try margin is mostly likely to occur atleast!!Bot much of a feel with the Queensland Derby although both teams look to prove themselves with Cowboys having a bad yr and Broncos losing the Club challenge but they go very deep which is a concern!!Still think the Storms will win it this yr and the only Upset is a Bulldogs vs Storms GF where the Dogs can match the Storms at full strength!!
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The Knights first up at home at odds against leapt off the board at me too
Gonna be one Hell of a Game,not too sure if its a good idea backing against the Dogs atm,they mite bite in the end
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Gonna be one Hell of a Game,not too sure if its a good idea backing against the Dogs atm,they mite bite in the end
If the Knights forwards hold their own Newcastle have an advantage in the halves

Holdsworth - Steady
Roberts - bit of talent

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Johns - Greatest halfback ever
Mullen - talent

BTW Centrebet have put total game score $1.85 over $1.85 under how pathetic,

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are they showing any of these friday night games live somewhere or are we still living in the dark ages?
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Nup, replay on fox.

2 of Saturday's games are live.
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WTF we get the Storm game live tonight, but then the Broncs rout of the Girls is delayed.
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are they showing any of these friday night games live somewhere or are we still living in the dark ages?
where have you been??

with the titans entering the comp they have changed.

double header friday night games, one LIVE, one delayed.

qlders will get brisbane v cowboys live. followed by storm v tigers

sydney and melb will get storm v tigers live followed by the broncos match

krayzie loco insane.
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If the Knights forwards hold their own Newcastle have an advantage in the halves

Holdsworth - Steady
Roberts - bit of talent

vs

Johns - Greatest halfback ever
Mullen - talent

BTW Centrebet have put total game score $1.85 over $1.85 under how pathetic,
Yes Johns is the Greastest halfback and believe me i dont back against the Knights these days cos you learn your lesson from previous times!!Johns i believe is the Greastest Rugby League Player IMHO,an absolute FREAK!
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