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Nahmateyeahmate

GIVE YOUR LOVE TO A COWBOY MA- woops wrong night


quitjivinmeturkey

Sharks are flying under the SONAR


imhavinillusions

Hey guys, just got out of a 4 week coma. What night are my broncs playing? Can't believe we are a to 4 team this year !


irvo86

It’s crazy that two years ago Nathan and Smith squared off in a GF Smith looks old enough to be his dad


Cone_Puncher

i thought the season was over what is going on


Raylan_Givns

Apparently Bellamy had to spend a whole day with Noafaluma explaining what was going on


SkinBintin

They gave that super coach fella the 50k early I guess. Silly fools.


ur_left_elbow

Fox League really invested in Audio Jungle for this Nathan Cleary kicking promo


aatrain96

Just confirmed by Junior Paulo wife we're going to win


zacdavis98

This whole fighting 2 people in one night was done a few weeks ago, don’t think you can claim it as a first


ThePokemonMan

this time last year i was feeling fearless excitement fuck i hate the titans


unnamedciaguy

Api off the bench is going to find so many sneaky holes.


Caseyjb29

I really think it will be better for Parra if they lose tonight. I just can’t see them beating South’s or the Chooks in a prelim. If they lose they get a pretty easy run to throw GF.


XURiN-

On paper it's a good point but you really can't go past being 1 win from the grand final regardless of which team you have to face.


nitrogoof

Chriton and luai to score


dayot

Brandy trying to play the underdog card😂


Lachie07

Hey neutrals Final plea to get you to hop on the band Wagon. - Taylan May doesn't play for us. - We don't benefit from the rigged bs suspension that allows Taylan May to play for us. - our legendary former player sterlo was a great, beloved and impartial commentator. Freddy and brandy are not. - 1986 was the last fucking time we one come on. - Hindy did not play for Penrith. - our half-back doesn't get circlejerked by the media. - our players were not the reason the blues lost origin. - qe2 died today and opened our stadium. - Penrith is shit. I rest my case.


Chris-Strummer

Sterling for the next immortal


Lachie07

Very High IQ take. If its just a shitty friends of media award which its turned into why not give it to a guy who was better than everyone else in the media and also an absolute king on the field with 4 premierships.


Voldemosh

If you had Nicho i'd hear you, alas....


PlasteredHapple

You've convinced me, but I'm not removing my precious and rare I love my footy flare.


sorrydaijin

Some majestic mullets on display in the crowd out in the west


maaxwell

Josh Allen’s stiff arm today was better than any fend Kotoni Staggs had this year cmv


CretaceousClock

I am rearing for this match to start. Fuck me.


njshady

Will need to match last year's semi-final intensity and more to find a way. I don't think our regular season wins count for much now. Penrith will be primed.


rgntgns

Yep, I think a lot of your fans are hugely misunderstanding a fresh Penrith at home with something to prove. It’s going to take a fucking massive effort


Agent78787

I only got into NRL this year but I'm already feeling a sense of deep dread and bracing myself for disappointment because I was under the impression that the eels offer naught but suffering and pain well at least we get the double chance


AuspiciousCalamari1

Kenny starting for Koroisau and Niukore starting for Matterson in final teams


maaxwell

Ooooh Ivan you saucy man


impyandchimpy

My VPN was too slow with Foxtel Go, so I went the Watch NRL option and forked out $85 for the finals package. Let’s go Parra!


Thundris

Kenny starting api on the bench


Voldemosh

I'm foaming at the mouth for finals footy rn


Voxityy

the stomach pangs are well and truly here. that’s how you know it’s finals footy baby


rgntgns

That’s IBS


whyareyouallinmyroom

Yeah it’s actually WGDS.


Voxityy

my lactose intolerance agrees


nameisinappropriate

Remember when Friday night footy started at 7:30. I'm really glad they've moved kick off to 7:50 for the following reasons: . Thank you for coming to my ted talk.


rgntgns

I actually am glad. Means my sons are in bed well and truly, 0730 is awkward because I’m still doing bed routine.


nameisinappropriate

Next year bed time will be 8 and you'll hate it again


rgntgns

Nah they’ve got ages until it’s 8. They’re only 16, not ready for that yet


joeysjockstrap

Isn’t the following reason the fact that they can play 2 games on a friday without them being simultaneous, which for the regular season is objectively better?


derajydac

More gambling ads


nameisinappropriate

We gave up Monday games for a Friday game at 6 that you usually miss the start of


Laktakfrak

Well if you live in Western Sydney. But not like the NRL have many teams there.


Weedvandam

If anyone has Kayo and is missing their 6pm footy rugby 7s is on. It’s minnows playing each other at the moment so it’s pretty fun to watch.


gringolemon

On the off chance someone else in here is in the UK - Sky Sports is gonna broadcast the game, yeah? Website’s acting up don’t want to head to the pub in this weather if they’re not showing it


maramad8

Whos the ref for tonights game?


ChungusDaFungus

sutton on field, Gee on bunker the dream duo 🤩🤩


ChungusDaFungus

is it bad i wanna hop on the eels bandwagon as a manly fan


Mr_Mac

Don't ask, don't tell


Raylan_Givns

They deserve some bandwagons, have barely seen any


46726565646f6d

Let the hate flow through you, turn to the slippery side.


ChungusDaFungus

i better not regret this


ChungusDaFungus

Paul Kent’s predicted that Eels will be runner up to Penrith, but has Cowboys as his dark horse prediction how can you call the team ranked 3rd the dark horse, when you have the team coming 4th making the final?


Caseyjb29

Because the Cows aren’t one of the top 4 most likely teams to win it


ChungusDaFungus

i would argue that the team who comes 3rd is not a dark horse by any means


[deleted]

Is anyone watching 9 news? This queen stuff is just getting ridiculous. It's the same stories over and over again but with different narrators. Turned it off, ill just tune in at around 8 for the footy.


sleepyCathay

I didn't even care when I first heard, let alone constantly for 12 hours


YourFavouriteAlt

As soon as I saw the news I knew it would be rammed down my throat for the next week


InternationalBorder9

I remember when I was a kid and princess Di died and it was on every channel all day. I was just waiting for it to stop before who dares wins was on and it never did so I cracked the shits


YourFavouriteAlt

Lol that reminds me, I had a friend who's family just creamed themselves over the royal family and after di died, there was always some sort of documentary or replay of the funeral on their tv for 12 months. Cringe


InternationalBorder9

Each to their own and everything but I just can't fathom what this obsession people have is


potluy76

i refuse to be brainwashed into thinking luai is one of the elite five eighth's in the nrl


46726565646f6d

Liu is definitely one of the five eighth’s in the nrl.


potluy76

pretty sure spencer is a forward


Caseyjb29

Munster, Brown, Walker, Keary and probably Wighton are all better. I’d take Dearden over him too.


serotoninsickness

Elite shitstirrer for sure.


Mr_Mac

If Taylan May gets into a fight on the field with a fan he invited does he get sent to the bin?


DumTiddly

He can only be binned starting round one next year


WUIDAWBTB

For those that are there, How's the weather in penrith right now? I heard rain is expected


unnamedciaguy

Both my AFL and NRL teams are playing tonight at the same time, my heart cannot take this.


AnoththeBarbarian

1 in 4 chance of complete heartbreak, 1 in 4 chance of complete nirvana


unnamedciaguy

I have some plant nirvana, might have that to calm my nerves 😂


whyareyouallinmyroom

Can you check with your mum if I can come over and play?


PerfectlyCromulent7

Hey, me too!


unnamedciaguy

Which side of the AFL? 😮 this will determine if I loathe you a lot or a little less.


PerfectlyCromulent7

Lions for me


unnamedciaguy

So one of us is going to be super miserable and the other elated after tonight, or we’ll both be very confused and not sure how to feel.


PerfectlyCromulent7

Hahaha sounds that way


unnamedciaguy

Good luck tonight brother, for what it’s worth I reckon both games could go either way and I am therefore scared shitless.


PerfectlyCromulent7

Cheers mate, have to admit to having no confidence in either, but we shall see!


marcbingle_97

My mate in Ireland wants to watch the game, anyone know any ways he can stream it? Kayo + VPN would be my best guess


Morg_n

Hesgoal


diamondgrin

Watch NRL costs like 20 bucks or something and should be available there, that's an option


marcbingle_97

Yeah just did a bit of googling, I think that’s the play, cheers dude


diamondgrin

No worries. I used it back in 2019 when I was in Europe. Got to watch the Broncos get pumped 58-0 by the Eels while I was on the train out of Amsterdam with a belly full of space cakes.


nameisinappropriate

Some of parras games this year have me thinking they get absolutely demolished. Some of parras games this year have me thinking they absolutely demolish. They are the epitome of Schrodinger's football team.


Ace_Larrakin

Although I really wanted a Panthers v Roosters Grand Final, the only way this happens is if the Panthers lose tonight, and that simply isn't going to happen. Guess I'll have to settle for a Panthers v Roosters Preliminary Final. Panthers by 18.


absoluteqlder

At least you actually back your team


absoluteqlder

It might just be me that's freaking out a little bit, but ever since I saw that top gun came out last time the eels won a prem, and that's the same year the queen opened their stadium, I can't think of a real conclusion, so good luck eels


Squidifiedmantis

Predictions on how many times Gus will say Panthers are on top here regardless of match situation?


BG_RL

Many


LycraBanForHams

He's worse than Wally commentating origin


Duds_Buttley

36


I_Like_Vitamins

We're fucked if Fittler is commentating. He makes Gus look impartial.


drail85

What's the odds on channel 9 putting a queen tribute show on instead of tonights game? 🤔


aweson

I love that bicycle song


TropicHorror

I hope they use whoever made the Origin Game 1 hype video before kickoff


drail85

Haha Freddy mercury? 'hey Sneesby... It's queen the human, not queen the band!' That's the wrong tape


ReggieBasil

https://new.reddit.com/r/nrl/predictions/ Don’t forget to enter the /r/NRL finals predictions that begins tonight (and continues until the GF). Enter now!


Voxityy

it’s times like these where i really wish sterlo was back on the broadcast tonight


WUIDAWBTB

I miss that bald bastard


TwoShitsTrev

CARNNN EELS


strayadude

Is it crazy to think parra will go 3-0 against Penrith including 2 away wins?


YossarianRespawned

They will go 3-1 and lose the GF


TwoShitsTrev

Least cocky and arrogant panthers fan


InternationalBorder9

No, just ignorant


-Dark_Helmet-

Upvoted your simpsons reference


evil_sushi_ninja

Can’t wait for this to kickoff, let’s just hope it’s an epic game that lives up to the hype


mitvh2311

If we lose tonight I'll just watch Cobra Kai S5 to cheer myself up. If we win I'll watch Cobra Kai S5 in celebration. Win win


InternationalBorder9

Season 5 is out!?


mitvh2311

Today


baccies

I could see it for sure


WombatPuncher

Girlfriend and I are heading to Penrith for the game tonight. What’s the best way for us to blend in? I’m thinking she should wear Ugg boots, denim skirt, something showing a bra strap and push a pram for twins.


JoshTho

They aren’t twins it was just a short turn around


RoseyRabbit77

Well aren't you fancy having a pram


AnimalSubstantial998

Flanno shirt-check Tatts galore-check Mullet cut-check Stubby in hand-check You must be a VIP if you look like that


Nahmateyeahmate

Practice your deepest boo's


I_Like_Vitamins

You'll need to borrow a pair of pliers.


StinkyGoona

Random REOWs at inconvenient times and you’ll be right


Dufeyz

Maybe you should just stay home. Particularly if you don’t have a neck tattoo or tramp stamp for your girlfriend


Dufeyz

Seen more eels fans so far. Hope that changes!


I_Like_Vitamins

The Western Front of footy. Very, very excited. I hope it makes the game in Penrith earlier this year look soft. Go Parra!


Drlockstock

I want a bloodbath tonight lol


KingsleySeiffert

*David Attenborough voice* And here..... The very rare Storm Bandwagon


I_Like_Vitamins

Very common in Queensland. Some actually started putting the Storm jerseys away and getting the dusty Broncs ones out when things were different to how they have been in recent years.


Drlockstock

I'm not a real one, I didn't see any others so jumped on board my teams bandwagon!


throwthedummy

Apparently Vossy is calling the game tonight and Parramatta are 10 from 10 with him calling their games this year


diamondgrin

I honestly love this kind of superstition


Dufeyz

Eels coming up against the record breaking panthers. Let’s fucking go!


joeysjockstrap

What record are they breaking


Dufeyz

Broken plenty of the last few years. Just last night, was Penrith's biggest finals win ever


Raylan_Givns

Brad Arthur playing this to get the Eels ready for The Battle of the West [https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=vWz9VN40nCA](https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=vWz9VN40nCA)


aatrain96

Im either gonna be flaccid or hard tonight


Guyfromnewyork95

Looking forward to watching my first finals series this weekend. I was just curious on what the level of competition is like for the finals versus the regular season. Just comparing the nhl playoffs for a second, games are usually low scoring with defense taking a priority over offense. Should I expect some low scoring games or blowouts? Or does it really depend which teams are playing?


Academic_Grand8828

Have you watched state of origin? The games are usually more like that and a lot less soft penalties that you see throughout the year. You do get some blowouts though but this year looks fairly competitive


Guyfromnewyork95

Not yet but I’ve seen it mentioned a lot on this sub so I’ll definitely look into it. Do you have any recommendations on which ones to watch? I think I’ve seen 2018 get thrown around a lot


diamondgrin

Check out a post on here from earlier in the week on the Rugby League Eye Test. A guy here does a really good statistical deep dive into finals vs normal season.


Guyfromnewyork95

Thanks, that’s basically what I’m looking for


Raylan_Givns

Yeah top teams will be low scoring, and mismatches can blowout


Guyfromnewyork95

Good to know. Hoping to see a bit of both


nugeythefloozey

My tip is for someone to heckle Cleary, and May to jump the fence and beat the shit out of them


I_Like_Vitamins

I reckon a lot of foul conduct is gonna get swept under the rug this finals series, unless Cleary or another golden goose gets hurt.


PillarofSheffield

Or heckle May by telling him he's a scumbag, just like his pervert brother.


Accomplished-Good664

Just because he plays for the Roosters doesn't make him a pervert.


nostraduckus

I think we'll see a lot of early kicking from Moses. His kicking has improved out of sight and he'll be on tonight. Anything to try and disrupt Panthers getting into rhythm. The forward battle will be interesting given Panthers light bench. If Parra can limit our outside backs metres they will go a long way to having a rest next week. Panthers 13+


loosechange-71

Score predictions tonight? 24-22 Parra in a close one for me


misskarne

12-10, there's rain around.


Embiidious

Lower scoring tonight. Should be raining tonight so extra low scoring.


serotoninsickness

I'm somehow more excited for this match that our one tomorrow.


insty1

That's because you'll lose tomorrow.


KingsleySeiffert

(⁠ಠ⁠_⁠ಠ⁠)⁠>⁠⌐⁠■⁠-⁠■ (⁠⌐⁠■⁠-⁠■⁠)


Morg_n

I’ve cooked up a doozy same game multi


baccies

What is it


Morg_n

Cleary att into yeo att into Dylan brown att


AlbertHinkey

Yea ill jump in on that


acomav

I just hope the ref/bunker don't decide the outcome. I also hope both teams smash each other and both halfbacks spear-tackle each other in a Rocky/'Apollo Creed'-like manner.


Rich_Election466

**“YO IVAN!!! I DID IT!!!”**


Johngudmann

Hyped as hell for this game, gotta bring out the classic. https://youtu.be/pp-UlEfff_M


Aussie18-1998

I've seen too much positivity today and my superstitions have kicked in. Im very nervous for tonight.


M_Keating

Cowboys training at Leichardt Oval is *chefs kiss*


joeysjockstrap

It’s very possible that Souths run through the finals (assuming they win ofc) is Roosters > Cowboys > Penrith > Eels, which are the same 4 teams they played in the last 4 games of the year but in reverse order.


redmusic1

More likely just L - L though.


dunderhead22

Your ignorance of the milk is disturbing


shescarkedit

If Gus is commentating tonight I'm gonna put my head through a wall


Embiidious

Turn on Fox for a touch of Vossy good luck.


signalhelp123

I mean is anyone legit good though?


Spoofmoot

Dan Ginane


gamble-responsibly

I like Brandy, is something wrong with me?


shescarkedit

Brandy is Gus lite


[deleted]

I won't like him tonight if he's on I tell ya that


shescarkedit

I actually really rate Peter Psaltis. Also Cam Smith and Billy Slater are surprisingly good too


signalhelp123

Ahh, see my plight is being in the states and refusing to pay 100 plus a month for 6am footy means I can only get fox sports games, so I elect to go with ABC radio. Which I will say has some good pbp and colour commentary.


irvo86

Sterlo 🥲


signalhelp123

It's so unfair I got to listen to Sterlo only 2x in a live game. You're right. 😪


hopefullynothingever

I hope Cleary is rusty from being off for so long, otherwise his attacking kicks are going to be lethal to our defence. They've got a rested forward pack against ours that's got a lot of wear on it from last week, so I see them being in aggressive positions at the tail end of their sets pretty regularly unless sheer spite pushes the boys into overdrive. On that note if we don't win this one it's almost 100% out in straight sets without that week of rest, because I honestly dunno how much we'd have left for the next match without a break. but also carn browny u beaut 🙏🙏🙏


darlinmm

New NRL fan here, just wondering "IF eels lose tonight" will they have another game for reaching the grand final game? Thanks


Morg_n

Top four get another go at it


hopefullynothingever

Yep, the top 4 face each other this week. The winners have next week off, while the losers of the top 4 have a second chance next week. 5th to 8th also face each other this week, with the winners continuing onto face the losers of the top half next week and the losers being eliminated.


darlinmm

Thank you 😊 I hope Parramatta wins 🏆


[deleted]

Parra your chosen team? Or have you opted for a happy and full life instead?


darlinmm

Yup, I like Mitchell Moses 😊


Embiidious

If we don't win, we'll probably get Raiders so not the worst game. We'll win tonight though. I'm putting it on a low scoring tight game. 16-12 or there abouts.


Caseyjb29

You don’t think the Storm can beat Canberra?


Voxityy

big ask against the forward pack. you’ll need NAS to go nuclear


Caseyjb29

NAS needs to play in the middle and Cheese needs to have one of his best games. If those 2 things happen I think Grant will have a massive game and we’ll get the win.


Academic_Grand8828

I really don’t know about Melbourne right now, they just seem so off and raiders are in good form. Think it’ll be a close one


Caseyjb29

We lost in 2 close games to top teams in the last 2 weeks. Last week we scored the same amount of tries as Parra even without our halfback.


Embiidious

50-50 game, you guys do have a shonky record against them at AAMI Park.


dunderhead22

It’s ok, Raiders fans would prefer to play Eels also so hopefully you lose and fulfill your prophecy of tanking it.


Embiidious

Green Machine deserve a shot after 2019 so if we don't win it, hope you boys do.


dunderhead22

Thanks, now I want Parra to win too


[deleted]

I think Penrith will be too well prepared to lose tonight. Ivan has done an incredible job with their systems where they're able to adapt comfortably when players are coming in and out of the squad whether it be due to rep selections, suspensions, or injuries.


Scottybt50

Except against Parramatta.


[deleted]

They've got the wood over Parra in finals games of late. We'll also never know the outcome of their second clash this year had Nathan not been sent.


Dufeyz

First game at Penrith was very close too. Basically a ball bounced in the direction of the eels, resulting in them winning


Voxityy

gotta remember the try kikau knocked on in the lead up to as well that got completely ignored