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Fri 16th Feb: SL: St Helens v London Broncos KO 8pm (Sky/SL+)


Who will win?  

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  1. 1. Who will win?

    • St Helens
      28
    • London Broncos
      4

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It will be interesting to see how London adapt to SL. They made 2 or 3 key signings before the business end of last season and were splendidly nurtured by their coach into a competitive team for the play-offs. But 2 of their key additions, Norman and Whare, turned out to be short-term signings only, and the size of their task this year is highlighted by the fact that they finished 18 points adrift of the leaders in the regular-season table.

Their 21-man squad for this evening looks predominantly to consist of players who have spent the last few years in the Championship and seemed to be established as being at that sort of level , but then again few people gave the Broncos much chance in 2019 and they actually went very well despite eventually being relegated. The handicap for tonight's game seems to be about 30, and for me London will have done very well if they manage to keep it under that, if Saints start the season at full throttle it could be very one-sided.

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I'll probably watch the Leeds game and catch up with the two other games over the weekend. This thread may well have been locked by then.

Saints by as much as they want. 40 points at least.

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London Broncos need to take a leaf out of their landlords book. Wimbledon FC in the late 1980's to early 1990's defied the odds before the greed of Soccers Premier League meant the club could no longer compete against open chequebooks. IIRC, when at Selhurst Park which they played at for a while the team came out to the threme from the Battle of Britain. As Vincent Jones esq elequently put it, every game then, as is for the Broncos now is "Sh*t or Bust" and you have give it a crack.

Still If I was a young player seekling to make a career for myself in Rugby League up here or down under I would absolutely be playing for London Broncos, because the opportunity to make a name for yourself is there. To coin a catchphrase, "There may be no I in Team but there is an M and an E " This is an opportnity for anyone with the skill and determination to grasp it.

And finally, I know it's a tough first five games ,but the biggest crime of all is not getting beaten by a better side it's not giving it your best shot. If you go down you need to land a few punches of your own on your opponent.

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Hoping it's not a walk in the park for Saints. I expect London to match anyone for effort and application but they have a Championship-standard squad which is already missing 5 or 6 players. I think they have Hull FC 0 coming up soon - that could be more interesting.

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1 hour ago, Bedfordshire Bronco said:

Eccles cake to lead the Southern army to a historic win and you'll all look like chumps soon

Well, fair play as this is all a lot more inspiring than your post in the thread on London Broncos yesterday...

"London may well not win a single game this year.....it may well put off a massive amount of people ever bothering again...

Barring a miracle of a season results wise I won't be choosing to drive/walk 2 plus hours there and back to see a non competitive match" 

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30 minutes ago, The Phantom Horseman said:

Well, fair play as this is all a lot more inspiring than your post in the thread on London Broncos yesterday...

"London may well not win a single game this year.....it may well put off a massive amount of people ever bothering again...

Barring a miracle of a season results wise I won't be choosing to drive/walk 2 plus hours there and back to see a non competitive match" 

I'm in a delusional mood

It will pass

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2 minutes ago, GeordieSaint said:

Don’t think the camera quality is great. In fact, I think it was the floodlights warming up…

Sometimes when you set up a camera 🎥 you do a white balance to ensure that multiple camera setups have the same colour.  Only takes a change in the light conditions to take this out of kilter.

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