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The worst Grand Final of all time?
Post Thu Oct 12, 2017 7:56 pm
Posted by Swoggy Loiner on Thu Oct 12, 2017 7:56 pm
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Was it really? From a Leeds point of view, I thought we were outstanding, and squeezed the life out of Cas. However, I've been reading some quite bizarre posts on social media, that go as far as 'Leeds shouldn't have even been there' and 'Cas v Hull would have been a cracker'. I'll put it down to fans of other clubs just gutted that they weren't participating then?
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Post Thu Oct 12, 2017 8:11 pm
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It wasn't a great game due to the handling errors. Somehow, I think the people saying this would have a different view had the game been of the same quality but with a cas win.
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Post Thu Oct 12, 2017 8:13 pm
Posted by gulfcoast_highwayman on Thu Oct 12, 2017 8:13 pm
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From some of the posts I read on other boards about the final beforehand, I think other fans are getting a bit sick of us winning it all the time.

Tough! We had our fun, and that's all that matters.
Leeds Rhinos? 8 for you, Leeds Rhinos! You go, Leeds Rhinos.

And none for Castleford Tigers. Bye!
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Post Thu Oct 12, 2017 8:26 pm
Posted by TOMCAT on Thu Oct 12, 2017 8:26 pm
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For a neutral, I'm sure it was not the most thrilling of games. For those of the orange and black persuasion, well let's just say it didn't go with their script. But as a Leeds supporter, I thought it was a cracking game. We took it to the favourites from minute one and they had no answer. If I was a Cas fan I'd feel let down in the final but proud of the season their team had and there will always be ifs and buts. But for the next 12 months we are the Champions of the Super League. :DANCE: :thumb:
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Post Thu Oct 12, 2017 8:28 pm
Posted by gulfcoast_highwayman on Thu Oct 12, 2017 8:28 pm
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That's the joy of winning the Grand Final. There's no next week. No possible defeat looming to spoil the mood. We're Champions. Again.
Leeds Rhinos? 8 for you, Leeds Rhinos! You go, Leeds Rhinos.

And none for Castleford Tigers. Bye!
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Post Thu Oct 12, 2017 8:46 pm
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Was it balls. Far too much is being made of the amount of errors without taking into account just how much it rained (I don’t think it came across on tv), the fact you have 2 teams who like to use the ball (Cas like to pass, we like to offload either out of the tackle or just when we’ve got our noses through the line) and the ball which both coaches have complained about.

A decent proportion of Cas’ errors were due to Leeds outstanding performance
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Post Thu Oct 12, 2017 8:50 pm
Posted by PrinterThe on Thu Oct 12, 2017 8:50 pm
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It probably was one of the poorest from a neutral view. Tries were mostly scrappy and a ton of knock ons. Just thinking of other GF's, last years wasn't anything special and 2014 post Flower send off wasn't much.

Thought it was arguably the best atmosphere-wise in the Leeds end even before kick off and continued on into the first half, perhaps the nothing to lose attitude was taking over compared to much tenser finals of previous years.
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Post Thu Oct 12, 2017 9:20 pm
Posted by Stevosfalseteeth on Thu Oct 12, 2017 9:20 pm
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Funny that people say Leeds shouldn't have been there. Cas only made it because Mark Percival couldn't kick. Worst? No. We did a job on them. A proper cup tie. 42 grand final rings to nil. The experience showed.
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Post Thu Oct 12, 2017 9:31 pm
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It is funny that people say we shouldn't have been there, we finished 2nd so surely we should've been one of the two teams there? Yeah when we finished 5th i get the gripes but not this year (yes Hull were great in the cup but their league form left something to be desired). For all the talk of how we struggled vs Cas in the league we had a very strong record vs the other near challengers

I think we were 9 from 12 from the other playoff contenders in Hull, Saints, Wigan and Wakey and one of those we put the kids out vs Wigan.
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Post Thu Oct 12, 2017 11:00 pm
Posted by Highbury Rhino on Thu Oct 12, 2017 11:00 pm
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I thought it was great!
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