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01:23 – Joey Grima
45:48 – Harold Matthews Special Coverage
1:12:38 – Jersey Flegg & NSW Cup Reviews
1:47:13 – Jersey Flegg, NSW Cup & NRL Previews
The Harold Matthews competition reaches its zenith this weekend as the first placed Manly Sea Eagles clash with our very own second placed Parramatta Eels. It was the grand final that was meant to be ever since these two teams tussled in Round 1 before going on to separate themselves from the rest of the competition.
Forty20 and Sixties give the Harold Matthews their rightful air time this week in a nod to their terrific campaign. Starting with a bonza review of their 14-6 victory over the Penrith Panthers in the grand final qualifier and culminating in an in-depth preview of this weekend’s decider – the boys soak up all the atmosphere of a mid-year grand final.
Joey Grima is an elusive man this week but the boys still manage to get a hold of him! He talks the duo through the preparation this week for the Matts and exactly what they are looking at in their opposition ranks. We go deep into the mail bag this week for #AskJoey as we talk Captain’s Run, short restarts and the genesis of Joey’s coaching career itself. Humorously, when the conversation steers itself to the name of the talking heads imaginary player manager agency, the duo pull out a moment of psychic prescience and arrive at the same conclusion.
The boys then go on to unpack a massive Saturday of footy which featured a double header at Ringrose Park. It was a triumphant return to an old stomping ground for the Parramatta Eels with both the Jersey Flegg and NSW Cup posting comprehensive victories. Sixties and Forty20 break down how they say the two games, who starred and what it all means as we start to get a grip on how these teams look.
In the major preview for the NRL, Forty poses a question to his running mate about whether the Eels can convincingly knock off the Dogs this week. He reflects back on trend-breaking results against the Raiders and even the Broncos in Darwin as weight for the argument but the duo also consider the long history of scrappy results between Parramatta and the Bulldogs. Ultimately, both Sixties and Forty tip a big win for the Eels on Saturday night so we will just have to wait and see how it plays out!