Jeff Dickinson-Fox reviews the campaign which saw Melbourne Storm crowned premiers in 2017.
4 days ago
My $21K on the Eels to win the GF @ 15 to 1 is looking very, very, very good at the moment. This week, my formula is on the money and you need to get on this to cash in with only three weeks left.
Read it and profit.
EELS v. TITANS
The Eels started to turn around their season up at Skilled Park during the season proper on a Monday Night, when it is an enormous task to win away from home. At the time most punters thought that the Titans had taken their foot of the pedal but coach Anderson was right on the mark when he suggested that the Eels were most unlucky not to get the cash. All but you died in the wool Blue and Gold supporters were willing to still write of the Parramatta Team. I only mention this as the Eels will gather great belief out of that game going into Friday Nights Elimination tussle.
The Titans were brave against the Broncos last weekend and could not get a decision in the first half but were the Broncos guilty of cruising after bruising the Titans in the first half. All this will not matter on Friday night and you can forget betting with emotion because the best side on the night will win.
The Eels have the advantage playing in Sydney and finally going toe to toe with a pack that they do not have to step on their tippee toes to look in the eye. The Big Eels outside backs were outstanding against the Dragons last Sunday and will cause the Titans no end of trouble on Friday Night at the SFS. Todd A. Lowrie the butter man was outstanding against the big Dragons pack and is in career best form along with Moi Moi and Smith.
The Titans appear to be limping again late in the season and are still a couple of class centres away from progressing further in the competition. Both sides form away from home is nothing to write home about but all the advantages are with the Eels. What can one say about Hayne that has not been said except, maintain the pain.
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