They Said It: Your Opinions from the Front Row Forum - Round 1

Each week we'll take a closer look at a each of the games, from the point of view of the punters. We've collected a handful of the best and worst comments from our Front Row Forums, and also grabbed the results of the weekly "Who will win" poll - to see if our members really do know their footy.

Remember, not only do we have live score updates of every single NRL game across the round, but you can interact with fans of the game in real time, in our Game Day Spoilers forum.


South Sydney Rabbitohs v Sydney Roosters

How the punters tipped it:

Rabbitohs (33.33%)
Draw (0.00%)
Roosters (66.67%)

Quotable quotes:

Roosters by 50 - Valheru (a Roosters fan)
Do you guys get sick of playing each other in Rd 1? - Card Shark
Chookes, we coming for ya. We've been stewing all off season waiting for this day to get our revenge. You are coming into our house, you will not be leaving with a victory. - Bunniesman
Has sonny forgotten about the shoulder charge rule - Fufu Andronez
Did Burgess just have a stroke? Learn how to speak... - maple_69

Canterbury-Bankstown Bulldogs v Brisbane Broncos

How the punters tipped it:

Bulldogs (65.71%)
Draw (0.00%)
Broncos (34.29%)

Quotable quotes:

Hate to say it, but whenever a high-profile Bulldog changes club, the other clubs always win. - Bulldog Force
ATTACK DOG'S ATTACK WOOF WOOOFBARK BARK YELP YELP - 0neye (resident forum potplant)
I understand that the Dogs have shipped in a pokie machine to sit on the sideline as a ploy to distract Ben Barba. Bulldogs by 34. - Dogs of War
Tony Williams is hypnotic. Weak run, tackled, give tackler a dirty look, adjust pants, acknowledge the crowd, play the ball, look confused - gronkathon
Broncos are in the top 4! - BranVan3000

Penrith Panthers v Newcastle Knights

How the punters tipped it:

Panthers (66.67%)
Draw (0.00%)
Knights (33.33%)

Quotable quotes:

I am sorry I just don't see the panthers doing anything this season. Terrible team. - Chicken Hunter (a Knights fan)
Panthers 28-6 Knights

sorry guys, just got back from the future... we sucked

Knights verdict: we lacked direction without Mullen. Tyront going off injured didn't help. The fwds tried and we had our chances but we just couldn't get over the line without our key playmaker

Panthers verdict: soward kicked us out of the game. Their lack of a big name superstar means they were a threat all over the park. They wont cause the roosters or souths any problems but they gave us plenty of headaches.

lemme know if youse want me to go back to the future again to see next week's result

Regards,
HuGzy - hugzy (a Knights fan - posted 4 days before the game… eerily accurate)
He (Uate) could get a gig for collington at the moment with the way he is fumbling the ball. - hineyrulz
Well, 2 positives:
1. Everything bad that could have happened did x10. Can only go up from here.
2. Dobson did well (he at least managed to stay on the field) - Noname36 (a Knights fan)

Parramatta Eels v New Zealand Warriors

How the punters tipped it:

Eels (33.33%)
Draw (7.41%)
Warriors (59.26%)

Quotable quotes:

Eels won't have the legs! Warriors by 15 - jamaman
Very impressed with sandow. Took control and ran well. Good signs for 2013. - canberra_raiders2k2
Wow, 40 points and not 1 assist to Hayne, wouldn't have thought it possible. - chrisD
f**k this shit. I didn't stay up for this. Im going to bed. - Rebel (a Warriors fan)
The Warriors must be average if we're beating them easily. - whall15 (an Eels fan)

Manly Sea Eagles v Melbourne Storm

How the punters tipped it:

Manly (50.00%)
Draw (7.41%)
Storm (42.26%)

Quotable quotes:

Storm to pull something close to a miracle out of their purple arses. - GongPanther
Storm are traditionally strong starters, I expect them to win this narrowly. - Big LIMA
Wow, 40 points and not 1 assist to Hayne, wouldn't have thought it possible. - to_ddeath
Haha rose still looks like a fat fark - Hutty1986
Quote Bunniesman: Huge comeback. I did call a Storm win

You flip flopped more than Gina Rinehart in a pool of WD40. Shut up. - I Bleed Maroon

North Queensland Cowboys v Canberra Raiders

How the punters tipped it:

Cowboys (80.00%)
Draw (0.00%)
Raiders (20.00%)

Quotable quotes:

Who ever plays in the halves for Canberra can't be worse than what they have the past couple of years can it? - Spot On
f**k the game, I'm more looking forward to the insane rantings of our resident nut job Skeepalicious. - beave
NFI how we are going to go tonight. Just glad the off season is finally over. - bileduct
lol the next Laurie Daley kicks out on the full. - hineyrulz
That was a try. That was an optical illusion that he grounded that - Leeds Rhinos

St. George Illawarra Dragons v Wests Tigers

How the punters tipped it:

Dragons (42.86%)
Draw (2.38%)
Tigers (54.76%)

Quotable quotes:

Quote: 2010Dragons - cripple fight...handbags at ten paces girls!! DRAW!!!

At least we're rolling in wheelchairs, the Dragons are flat out rocking around on stumps - DIMEAST
Whoever loses this is going to be VERY disappointed - Vic Mackey
Spoon contenders fighting it out in an epic battle for shitness. - _snafu_
Joke of a game,not worthy of a Haynetrain tip - Haynetrain
I really feel for young Brooks... The pressure the kid has been put under is quite frankly absurd. - shiznit
5 year extension for Pricey - Bunniesman

Cronulla Sharks v Gold Coast Titans

How the punters tipped it:

Sharks (59.26%)
Draw (0.00%)
Titans (40.74%)

Quotable quotes:

Cronulla have quite a few injury concerns (Carney, Heighington, Gibbs, Graham and Ryan). I am beginning to lean toward a Titans upset here. - man2iel_
No way we should win this game with our side so disjointed. If we do, Titans have a long year ahead of them - miller was a legend
Sharkies have more wounded than the krauts had at Stalingrad-But it's a club made of stern stuff -Sharks to guts it out in a dogfight. - exile on main street
This new Monday Night Football intro needs an epilepsy warning. - bileduct
Mind elsewhere Fifita? Been off night for the big unit. - man2iel_
Titans only score when Albert Kelly pulls something out of the hat - Helmet Man

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