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The Tip Sheet – 2022 Ep 83: The Double Grand Final Qualifier Preview Feat. Bernie Gurr

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We arrive at the week of the Grand Final Qualifiers and the Parramatta Eels find themselves with not one but two teams looking to blaze trails into their respective showcase games. Bernie Gurr joins Sixties and Forty20 on perhaps the most significant episode of The Tip Sheet to date to preview tomorrow’s game against the Cowboys before the boys take a look at both the NRLW and NRL matches.

Gurr brings his unique brand of polished analysis and insight to the fore as he contrasts the journeys of the Eels and the Cowboys. Bernie breaks down the key players for both sides, what Parramatta need to do to prevail and who holds the keys to victory for the Blue & Gold.

Sixties and Forty20 then take at look at the lineups for the Eels in the NRLW and NRLW Grand Final Qualifiers before calling their shots.

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17 thoughts on “The Tip Sheet – 2022 Ep 83: The Double Grand Final Qualifier Preview Feat. Bernie Gurr

  1. Shaun

    Love listening to Bernie. But as was mentioned, the Eels just need to worry about themselves and they will get the job done. Same for the NRLW team. Dare we dream? Of course we do.

    For the second last time this year, RCG first try scorer and Sivo to score a double. Go you Eels!

    1. sixties

      Literally every occasion I speak with Bernie becomes an educational opportunity. I consider myself fortunate to have got to know him.
      Hope you do a same game multi on that one week. At some stage it will come to fruition and pay handsomely.

      1. Shaun

        You are indeed. One bloke I’d love to chat about footy with one day. I indeed do the multi every week for fun. A couple of bucks on Reg and then the multi including a Parra win. One day it will come in.

  2. BDon

    Tks guys, good insights from Bernie. I’ve watched the Cowboys at least half a dozen times this year and haven’t seen them have an off day. The mental side of their game looks good. From 15th to 3rd, allowed 30 points and won in extra time, maybe the pressure is building on them. In Darwin we left a few tries on the field and matched them for 70 minutes, I get the feeling not much has to swing for a reversal,

    1. sixties

      BDon, it was a strange game in Darwin, played during our backline injury days. You are correct about the tries left in the bank. Watching highlights again, the number of squandered opportunities exaggerated the score line. Still, that’s footy so it’s time to be much better.

    2. John Eel

      BDon it took a long time for the Cowboys to get over the Sharks.

      It has been a long season for them to be up. In contrast to last year for them.

  3. pete

    Great points guys.

    The season is a success but it’s not over.

    I think the loss to Panthers was (to channel Paul Keating’s recession comment as) the loss ‘we had to have’. Given we hadn’t won 4 games in a row all year. Losing to Panthers meant we only had to win 3 games in a row. Which we Have done this year.

    Call me crazy. But we have some unfinished business. We are on a smash and grab mission to take our rightful place next week.

    Go Eels!!

    1. sixties

      Sorry, but you’ll be pleased to know that not one dollar has been invested on Parra by me this year. That should give everyone great confidence.

  4. John Eel

    I just spoke to my daughter about an hour ago. She is on holidays in Cairns.

    She told me it was 29 degrees.

    My opinion on the game. They are firing at the right part of the season. On the back of a good game plan by BA and the wealth of NRL experience in the Eels.

    Eels by 6

    Penisini to have a big game against Holmes tonight.

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