Despite the Warriors being as disappointing as a cold sausage roll last week, with Uncle’s man Magic Johnson back in Round 23 of the NRL, they will see the Knights as nothing but a give-way sign on their road to a Top Four parking spot.
Knights v Warriors
Fourteenth plays seventh in the first edition of Sunday arvo footy for round 23. Newcastle are backing up from an absolute miracle win over Melbourne while New Zealand limped home against Cronulla.
If you ask the Uncle, it looks as though the market has overreacted to the Hail Mary play Wayne’s men delivered last start. The Knights are still at the bottom of the ladder – they are still no less worthy of their ranking just because they got on their knees at church last week. Newcastle required a twitter-breaking win just to get over the Storm and the Warriors are arguably a better side at the moment. Unfortunately for Knights’ fans, miracles don’t happen every week and the reality is they still have nothing to play for.
The Warriors were about as disappointing as a cold sausage roll last week, especially in the second half, and there is no reason why they should have struggled to beat a second-tier Cronulla team. This week they get Uncle’s man Magic Johnson back and will see the Knights as nothing but a give-way sign on their road to a top four parking spot.
Expect the Knights to head back to reality town as the Warriors open the gates and put on a points clinic in the Hunter Valley.
Recommended NRL Rd 23 Bet
Back the Warriors giving 4 or less.
First Meat- Simon Mannering
Titans v Sea Eagles
It’s practically inevitable. Come this time of year, there are going to be some ordinary football games. Put simply, this clash is a mismatch. Sure, Titans covered the start last week and rewarded Uncle and come with some well-earned bangers, and sure, Manly got taken to school by South Sydney, but make no mistake, the boys from the northern beaches will embarrass the Gold Coast side today.
In a preview where I will gain no new twitter followers (but just in case @sidelinecomment is where the Uncle hides), I can’t suggest anything but to side with Manly. In every single department, Toovey’s men have the Titan’s covered. Sadly, there will probably even be more Maroon jerseys than there will be Blue in the stands of Cbus Super Stadium.
The Titans were gallant last week covering a big start when hosting the Chooks but that was partly fuelled by some motivation toward outgoing coach, John Cartwright. This week, the handicap is slightly shorter for the home team and in the Uncle’s rarely wrong opinion, Manly are a stronger outfit than Easts anyway.
So in a nutshell, the last three paragraphs were my way of time wasting just to tell you that Manly cover. Sometimes there’s just not much else to say…
Recommended NRL Rd 23 Bet
Back Manly giving 10.5 or less
Peter Hiku first meat.
I’m Uncle Tony,
You’ve been Toned
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