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Re: 2019 predictions
Post Sat Jan 05, 2019 8:39 pm
Posted by captaincaveman on Sat Jan 05, 2019 8:39 pm
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1. St Helens
2. Cas
3. Warrington

4. Wigan
5. Wakefield
6. Catalans
7. Hull FC
8. Huddersfield
9. Leeds
10. Hull KR
11. Salford

12. London

Top 3 will be a few points clear of 4th
4-11 probably covered by about 6 or 7 points
Think London look to have a massive job to avoid the wooden spoon but good luck to them.
Re: 2019 predictions
Post Sat Jan 05, 2019 8:39 pm
Posted by nottinghamtiger on Sat Jan 05, 2019 8:39 pm
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Predications are so hard. Much depends on luck (or lack of luck) with injuries and also how well new players, particularly those from abroad, settle in and perform.
That aside, I’ll go for:
1. St Helens.
2. Warrington
3. Castleford
4. Wakefield
5. Huddersfield.
6. Wigan (I just have a funny feeling they will struggle without Wane, as well as Tomkins and Bateman).
7. Catalans
8. Leeds
9. Hull F.C.
10. Hull KR
11. Salford
12. London

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Re: 2019 predictions
Post Sat Jan 05, 2019 8:56 pm
Posted by rollin thunder on Sat Jan 05, 2019 8:56 pm
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SaleSlim wrote:
I predict somebody has been indulging in too much Christmas Sherry and/or inhaling illegal substances. :lol:

Leeds 2nd & GF winners? :CRAZY: What is it that makes you think a team who were lucky to avoid the MPG are capable of winning a GF having barely strengthened?
Wakey 10th? :oops: Top 8 certainties IMO and should probably be in the top 6.

Not sure why you think HKR will finish 7th either though I'm happy to be proved wrong.

in what at we're Leeds lucky to avoid the MPG, they were well clear with a game to spare and in reality were never in the The running for MPG so why were they lucky, and why can't they finish second and win GF they did it in 2017 after being in middle 8's in 2016 and Warrington made both finals after being in middle 8's year before, and as for barely strenthening, 2 halfback one centre two new forwards including two margue top draw signings, cannot think of many sides in SL history strengthens so much in off season, Leeds certainly not added so much in an off season since GH took over, I think you are hopping nay praying for Leeds to fail because deep down you know they will be pushing for top 3-5 maybe not GF next season but will be in the trophies again within 2 seasons.
Oh and Wakefield top 8 certainties, don't think so, one half decent seasona in 20 years does not make them a top side and contenders, avoiding the bottom 4 will be an achievement for them, anything else a bonus, Hull Kr, Huddersfield all strengthens much more than Wakefield and cannot see Hull being as bad this year and if they are Radford will be gone by Easter.
Re: 2019 predictions
Post Sat Jan 05, 2019 9:26 pm
Posted by Clearwing on Sat Jan 05, 2019 9:26 pm
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Anyone heard owt about Gale doing his Achilles? Were it true, that'd put a spanner in some predictions...
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Re: 2019 predictions
Post Sat Jan 05, 2019 10:08 pm
Posted by number 6 on Sat Jan 05, 2019 10:08 pm
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dont normally like predicting the league, but hell why not

1 saints
2 wigan (dont write them off ever)
3 warrington
4 catalan (home form will see them finish higher than last season and no world cup hangover for catalan players)
5 cas
6 leeds
7 hull fc
8 wakey
9 hudds
10 hull kr
11 salford
12 london


6th-9th hard to predict, those clubs all seem to be of similar standard at full strength,leeds new signings just edging it over the other 3 below them
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Re: 2019 predictions
Post Sat Jan 05, 2019 10:08 pm
Posted by JEAN CAPDOUZE on Sat Jan 05, 2019 10:08 pm
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Clearwing wrote:
Anyone heard owt about Gale doing his Achilles? Were it true, that'd put a spanner in some predictions...


Castleford have no chance of making the top 5 without Lucas Gale. Even with him playing they will struggle to make the top 5.

It appears to many objective observers that the top 5 will be:

1. Warrington
2. St Helens
3. Catalans
4. Leeds
5. Wigan

Then:

6. Castleford
7. Huddersfield
8. Wakefield
9. Hull FC
10. Hull KR
11. London
12 Salford
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Re: 2019 predictions
Post Sat Jan 05, 2019 10:28 pm
Posted by Towns88 on Sat Jan 05, 2019 10:28 pm
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Cas finished 3rd last year with gale missing for over half the year. Jacob Trueman will be the main man. I've no idea where we will finish but I don't think we will fall off a cliff.
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Re: 2019 predictions
Post Sat Jan 05, 2019 10:28 pm
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Clearwing wrote:
Anyone heard owt about Gale doing his Achilles? Were it true, that'd put a spanner in some predictions...


Out for all 2019.
Then again, he didn’t play much in 2018 and wasn’t fit when he came back towards the end of the year.
Re: 2019 predictions
Post Sat Jan 05, 2019 10:29 pm
Posted by Cokey on Sat Jan 05, 2019 10:29 pm
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JEAN CAPDOUZE wrote:
Castleford have no chance of making the top 5 without Lucas Gale. Even with him playing they will struggle to make the top 5.

It appears to many objective observers that the top 5 will be:

1. Warrington
2. St Helens
3. Catalans
4. Leeds
5. Wigan

Then:

6. Castleford
7. Huddersfield
8. Wakefield
9. Hull FC
10. Hull KR
11. London
12 Salford


Of course Jean,it would be silly to put Catalans outside the top 5 wouldn't it? :roll:
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1-Saints
2-Warrington
3-Leeds
4-Wigan
5-Castleford
6-Catalans
7-Hull
8-HKR
9-Wakefield
10-Huddersfield
11-Salford
12-London
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