Howdy folks, it’s Flannofan here, One Eyed has taken respite to N.Z for Easter in an attempt to find more Marshalls and sign them to life time contracts. Much to Tiger Brads distress it gives me a chance to step up into first grade blogging and belt out some quality type.
Let’s get into it!
Let’s face it, I hate the Broncos with my entire being and I would rather see their club house burn to the ground than watch Broncos V anybody else but the Tigers. Yes this is a critical match for us, sure we could use the 2 points (more on that later) but being Brisbane based fans I am sure we all have plenty riding on the game, money, pride, the rest of the year to insult no matter what happens. It’s on.
The Broncos have been strong for the first few weeks of the year, their young players are coming on well, and of course Lockyer, Parker and Thaiday have had plenty of influence. There is alot to be said about a club who only knows success and the team this year looks set to right the wrongs of a disappointing campaign in 2010.
We all know the Tigers have been decimated by injury the past few weeks, and last week we learnt that our 3rd tier side still gives us something to cheer about, but cannot ensure the landlord another hole in the wall won’t occur. Thankfully to all those that have their bond resting on a decent performance, this week Fulton, Woods should get a start and the man with the massive palms Fifita will start – it is coming up to Palm Sunday after all! Beau is back, he can do great things when he is on his game, let’s hope he is, and Heighington dodged a suspension to take the field. So no excuses due to a weakened side this week, as the 1 to 17 are shaping up with what we started with in 2010.
The big match ups are of course Marshall and Lockyer, 2 of the greats of the game and just watching these 2 work their teams forward will be a delight, Lockyer, I believe is still the more intelligent player of the 2 and comes up with the correct play more often. This gamw will provide a litmus test of Benji’s maturity as a player in forming the right decision for each set.
Out wide Hodges (the most over-rated centre in the game next to Idris) comes up against Ashford. Simply Ashford should have Hodges measure as long as he doesn’t read the Courier Mail and subscribe to the hype. Ashford has the defensive skill and the strength to shut down Hodges, and quietly he should keep in his mind a good game on Friday could see him into City V Country.
Farrah will be keen to back up after his performance last week, it is fair to say Robbie has been a little disappointing so far this year and certainly not putting his best foot forward for an Origin jersey. Our beloved Captain showed some spark last week, and mid week interviews showed he is keen to wear the sky blue again. Robbie knows Ricky Stuart will be watching and he is behind on points as we come to the back end of the bout with Ennis.
It’s disappointing we miss out on a Broncos V Tigers this year, but I will be giving it my best lung full as I camp with Bronco tools out past the Glasshouse Mountains. Feel free to join me when you see the game playing in the back of my combi!
OK about now One Eyed attempts to forecast a score for all the desperate punters out there…..
Look its going to be close, the Broncos aren’t the type of side to get beaten by 13+ too often. I would take Tigers 1 – 12 as my heart bet, my wallet says have a crack on betting a 40/20 will be kicked. The weather is good in Sydney and Farrah, Marshall, Lockyer are know for their skill in the kicking department.
Howling T’Wolves are up the top of the table and that is disgraceful, his side only contains 5 players of any quality with nothing on the bench, go Tits Magee. Mini Tigers Vs Mongrel Magpies will have plenty interested, Julian has traveled strongly through the early part of the season with the Mini Tigers and the Mongrel Magpies with a record of 2-1 have a chance to take down a current comp leader and with for and against leap frog them. One-Eyed Tigers Vs No Chance is certainly the Sunday afternoon game.
<^Flannofan on behalf on One-Eyed Tiger^>