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Scott Pryde

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Scott has penned over 3000 articles and is one of The Roar's longest-serving writers, covering a wide range of sports. When he isn't writing about sport, you'll find him umpiring at the cricket, or on the hill at Kogarah supporting the Dragons.

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It’s the last time I had anything to celebrate!

The Roosters are building an NRL dynasty with ruthless intent

Yep, that’s fair enough. They play an entertaining brand of rugby league, but they do it damn well.

The Roosters are building an NRL dynasty with ruthless intent

With all due respect Albo, I reckon the losses against Penrith and Manly don’t count. Before the shut down, different rules. They don’t matter in my book.

And yeah, they lost against Melbourne. I acknowledged that, but it took the best game of the modern era to beat them. If the Roosters are off their game, there is a chance of stopping them.

You are right though, another big name going down will shoot them.

The Roosters are building an NRL dynasty with ruthless intent

Probably not far off the mark WB. You forget just how successful they have been, even before the B2B.

The Roosters are building an NRL dynasty with ruthless intent

Big if, but yes. He is a superb coach.

I stated before we got back underway that the teams who were most disciplined and with the best coaches would come up trumps this year, given the disruption and rule changes.

It’s no surprise then to see the Roosters at the top end of town.

The Roosters are building an NRL dynasty with ruthless intent

Yep – I tend to think that bench utility spot is his for the long term now given he can play hooker and Verrils is injured.

The Roosters are building an NRL dynasty with ruthless intent

Thanks TLN!

The Roosters are building an NRL dynasty with ruthless intent

Yep, that’s spot on. Tupouniua was bloody excellent last night. Probably his best first grade game thus far.

I really thought they’d fall away without Cronk this year, but even Flanagan has stood up. It shows their recruitment and decision making is on the right path too.

I hate watching them win, but god they are impressive.

The Roosters are building an NRL dynasty with ruthless intent

The only questions really are

1) Are they already peaking?
2) Can Friend stay fit?

The Roosters are building an NRL dynasty with ruthless intent

Ah 2010… Can we rewind back there?

The Roosters are building an NRL dynasty with ruthless intent

Yep, you sure can. Plenty of players out. Knew I’d miss someone.

Their attack is just outstanding. Some of the breaks last night looked effortless. And maybe some of them were given the Cowboys defence, but take absolutely nothing away from blokes like Teddy.

The Roosters are building an NRL dynasty with ruthless intent

Yeah, I think there is definitely an argument to be made along those lines. As I said in my first sentence, this was going to be a very negative column at one point.

The Roosters are building an NRL dynasty with ruthless intent

The Cowboys should have run up a score in that first half. They had the better of it, but dropped ball and average attacking decisions just made them look third-rate. Not that the Roosters defence had nothing to do with it of course.

The Roosters are building an NRL dynasty with ruthless intent

The Broncos might have the measure of Canterbury… Guess we will find out.

The Roosters are building an NRL dynasty with ruthless intent

Yep, I’ve said it plenty. Paul Green just isn’t a good coach.

The Roosters are building an NRL dynasty with ruthless intent

He was shocking, wasn’t he?

The Roosters are building an NRL dynasty with ruthless intent

And not even they lost Morris. They lost him 10 minutes before kick-off. Goes to show how well drilled the squad are.

Lam looked good, but I still rate the hooker spot as a problem for the Roosters given their injuries.

The Roosters are building an NRL dynasty with ruthless intent

That’s definitely another point outside the travel worth mentioning.

The Roosters are building an NRL dynasty with ruthless intent

Yes, but I hate every club who doesn’t wear red and white, and hail from Kogarah and Wollongong.

The Roar’s NRL expert tips and predictions: Round 9

Yep. I have gone that way. They were at $6 yesterday when I jumped on.

The Roar’s NRL expert tips and predictions: Round 9

That’s an interesting way to look at things for a team who have 4 starts out and match day travel to Townsville after 3 x 6-say turnarounds in a row and some tough games to boot.

The Roar’s NRL expert tips and predictions: Round 9

Broncos. Shut up.

I’m stealing this to start tipping the Dragons more often.

The Roar’s NRL expert tips and predictions: Round 9

That’s ain’t how this works… make the whole 8!

The Roar’s NRL expert tips and predictions: Round 9

Haha I said to one of our assistant editors last night that it looks like someone has vommitted a rainbow compared to other weeks!

The Roar’s NRL expert tips and predictions: Round 9

I see your Joey Leilua and raise you an Adam Blair.

Joey Leilua the “worst signing by any club in the NRL era”? Hmm, he may well be