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Can Wakefield make the grand final?
Post Wed Apr 24, 2019 7:24 pm
Posted by Ruune Rebellion on Wed Apr 24, 2019 7:24 pm
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Given Warrington patchy form, could the unthinkable happen and Wakefield nick 2nd place and give themselves a great chance of their first ever grand final?
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Post Wed Apr 24, 2019 7:32 pm
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Could they? If they finish in the top 5, they "could". It's a possibility.

Will they? That's a different question, as they are nowhere near certain for the top 5, let alone beat bigger, better resourced clubs, at the business end of the season.

Time will tell, but yes, it's possible, however improbable.
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Post Wed Apr 24, 2019 7:40 pm
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I don’t think they can because I don’t think they’d make it through a semi final against either Warrington or Saints.

However this could be their first step on the road toward being in those kind of games which, if they can keep a nucleus of their squad together, could bear fruit in future seasons.
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Post Wed Apr 24, 2019 7:43 pm
Posted by Ruune Rebellion on Wed Apr 24, 2019 7:43 pm
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I don’t think they can because I don’t think they’d make it through a semi final against either Warrington or Saints.

However this could be their first step on the road toward being in those kind of games which, if they can keep a nucleus of their squad together, could bear fruit in future seasons.


Could work in their favour given that Warrington always bottle the big games whilst Wakefield won’t have that fear
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Post Wed Apr 24, 2019 7:45 pm
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It's a statement of fact that they "can".

As Rodd Studd likes to say "any result is possible, however improbable". That's the beauty of sport at the end of the day.

It's a statement of opinion to say they will/won't.

They can and there is a small likelihood of it happening. Will they? I doubt it
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Post Wed Apr 24, 2019 8:03 pm
Posted by upthecats on Wed Apr 24, 2019 8:03 pm
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It's probably unlikely, but you never know...

If you'd asked can Catalans win the challenge cup at this stage last year most people would have said no...

One thing we have got, as shown with the win against Leeds and the comebacks against Warrington and Cas is an unbelievable team spirit...something I've not seen in a very long time as a Trinity fan...there's a real togetherness and that counts for a lot...as it did when Leicester City won the Premiership against all the odds the other year...

We're doing it tough at present but if we can hang in there in might turn out to be a blessing in disguise as a lot of our better players will be a lot fresher for the back end of the season....on our day if at full strength I honestly believe we can beat anyone...

What happens if we get near the business end and Saints or Warrington...or both encounter an injury problem like we have at the moment and we were at full strength?

Nothing is ever certain in sport...
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Post Wed Apr 24, 2019 8:05 pm
Posted by ricardo07 on Wed Apr 24, 2019 8:05 pm
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Next 3 games all away will be a good indicator.

Win 2 of them and lots of players to come back in the season, they can't be ruled out.

Finish in top 5 and they have more chance than the bottom 7 and that is a 100% certainty.
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Post Wed Apr 24, 2019 8:10 pm
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Could work in their favour given that Warrington always bottle the big games whilst Wakefield won’t have that fear

Warrington don’t generally bottle the semi finals. That’s Saints job.
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Post Wed Apr 24, 2019 8:13 pm
Posted by Clearwing on Wed Apr 24, 2019 8:13 pm
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Don't see why not. P1ssing down September night would be a leveller and both this year's star acts have recent history of not living up to the favourites tag. Not likely but far from impossible. Whether they'd become rabbits in the headlights if they did make the big stage is a moot point.
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Post Wed Apr 24, 2019 8:18 pm
Posted by Khlav Kalash on Wed Apr 24, 2019 8:18 pm
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