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What's his option? Channel Nine commentary team?

Hopefully he disappears. Cant stand him.

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How good was that game.

 

Drinking crownies with Cronulla Sutherland royalty watching the Sharks march through to our first GF since 97.

 

oh..... And I got first try scorer

 

#upup

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Nice stream of penalties given in key situations, evidenced by the 3 penalty goals, add in a try of a blatant forward pass. Hmm 12 gifted points.

 

And the long term benefits of a doping programme with players playing who should be banned. Seems like the league might want cronulla to succeed.

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its always been a class war against Cronulla Sutherland and I expect nothing different from silver spoon Lycra clad tri folk.

 

We have always had to defy the odds and defying the odds is what we do.

 

The high school teacher from Ulladulla is a genius.

 

#upup. #whynotus

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I think for the sharks to win their first premiership, they need the raiders to beat storm.

 

On another note it was good to see thurston concede they were beaten by the better team

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Nice stream of penalties given in key situations, evidenced by the 3 penalty goals, add in a try of a blatant forward pass. Hmm 12 gifted points.

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And the long term benefits of a doping programme with players playing who should be banned. Seems like the league might want cronulla to succeed.

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 So your position is that 1) the referees 2) doping and 3) an NRL conspiracy is to blame for North Queensland losing last night. Does that accurately summarize your thoughts.

 

You are absolutely dribbling.

 

1)At the game it was obvious Cowboys were 3 metres offside all night. Refs put their whistle in the pocket until they blatantly held down 5 metres out from the try line and gave them no choice, or kicking out on the full. What should they do, ignore a rule and pack a scrum? Pass was not forward, ref was perfectly positioned. N Qld late tries all on the back of ridiculous penalties coming out of their half. On reflection I think the refs did a good job. N Qld were offside and wrestling in the ruck all night, at times the refs played advantage where they would usually blow a penalty, and Cronulla went on to score or complete a set in better position. Listening to the coverage Thurston was lucky to stay on the field, another player would have got 10 instantly. Again probably good feel for the game by the ref, he was knackered and frustrated and giving away a kicking tee earns him latitude to stick his forearm into a tackled player or backchat. He is probably the best I've seen

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2) Doping program for 11 weeks 5 years ago, Dank was sacked once discovered injecting., 2 players left from that season still playing?? Seeing you keep bringing it up, completely different situation from Essendon where club and coach had complete knowledge of a season long program the year after Dank dumped by Sharks. Give up.

 

3) NRL conspiracy. Penalties 8-6. Nth Qld missed 55 tackles made 11 errors completed 74% and played their Grand Final last weekend. They were blown off the park at a Cronulla away game by the better side on the night.

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pens always get balanced out it is stream of pens at critical times that counts.

 

There remains some conjecture about the awarding of this try however, with the general consensus that the pass from Maloney was really quite forward. Check it out below.

"That was a deadset forward pass," Triple M's Bill Harrigan said.

Harrigan has a bit more experience than most.

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A tale of two teams.

Cronulla in the grand final.

Essendon players only just allowed to return to training.

Great point. Shows James Hird really farked the bombers.

 

Have the Sharks ever won the nrl comp?

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Nth Qld missed 55 tackles made 11 errors completed 74% and played their Grand Final last weekend.

I think that's the key.

And the Raiders/Storm game that just finished would give the Sharks some hope that the Storm won't be able to back up either.

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I don't know about that. Storm controlled the pace, plenty of kicks into touch. I don't remember a club game with the pace and contact of Broncos-Cows last weekend, I thought they'd turned up the effects mikes the tackles sounded so fierce. Was always going to be difficult. Storm are kings of slowing the game, controlling the refs and grinding a result. I would much rather be playing the big Canberra forwards next week ( and no Leilua) than Storm.

 

I do think Storm weren't convincing at all, Edrick Lee learns to catch and Raiders win, Cronk didn't ground the ball for his try either.

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What's his option? Channel Nine commentary team?

 

no, he would just turn his back on the commentary team and walk out each time Qld wins the origin.

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I think that's the key.

And the Raiders/Storm game that just finished would give the Sharks some hope that the Storm won't be able to back up either.

 

I have no doubt the sharks would be able to back up once they ring Steven Dank this morning.

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the first questions I ask myself are

 

Who would the NRL prefer to win the premiership ? eg expansion

 

Who has the profile players most supported by the public ?

 

Most people probably know the system can favour a particular side, whether that be 50/50 decisions or something else

 

I hope the sharks win, but they are up against it

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Sharks win would be a better story for the NRL.

Storm established and powerful already.

Sharks, traditional strugglers would play well in NSW press, especially once they tie in the Origin Gallen Vs Smith stuff again.

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Sharks win would be a better story for the NRL.

Storm established and powerful already.

Sharks, traditional strugglers would play well in NSW press, especially once they tie in the Origin Gallen Vs Smith stuff again.

 

Former drug cheats V Former salary cap cheats.

 

There is no win like the Cowboys being Premiers last season for the NRL.

 

I personally hope the Storm win.

 

It wasn't the players that cheated the cap. It was management.

 

Whereas the players for the sharks were getting injections and knew about it or should have asked questions about what was being injected.

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Is Gallen playing?

 

I suppose if Cronulla loses, he'll take his boys off on a wander around the park while Smith is presented with the trophy.

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How exciting is this, the band wagon is massive. Can't wait, have been waiting since 1969 for tomorrow.

 

Was at the leagues club for the last one and was shattered when Brisbane ran through us..... Tomorrow will be different and those Qlders playing for Melbourne have always played at a 50/50 ANZ t..... It won't be like that tomorrow, it will be loud and it will be black white n blue barring a melb goal end.

 

Western Bulldogs into Liverpool, there is only one leg left in the trifecta.....

 

#upup

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Can Cronulla win their first?

 

Will Storm win again?

 

Can someone edit the title of this thread?

 

Should know tonight around 8:30.

 

Go storm.

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One punch killer supporters v salary cap cheats.

 

As I said earlier

 

Drug cheats V Salary Cap cheats.

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One punch killer supporters v salary cap cheats.

Is that like Melb v Melb.

 

Jordan Mcleans brother is a convicted one punch criminal. But like everything, do the crime, do the time and all is forgiven.

 

This isn't the catty world of triathlon, this is the nrl where Cronulla has a date with destiny.

 

Get on twenty plus.

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What a contest! 2 super grannies this year. Well done Oompa and Sharkies.

 

Only 71 tackles for Cam Smith. Wonder if he'll get early for a long bike ride or run tomorrow?

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45yrs of disappointment is over.

 

While many of my peers were fair weather supporters and switched teams like a girl switches clothes, I stuck with the Sharks for 45yrs, after visiting my Dad's best WW2 buddy when I was 7 who lived in Cronulla (I'd started playing RL in the under 8's at age 5 and was the smallest kid on the field, but damn RL taught me how to tackle compared to RU. When I switched to RU at age 18, tackling became a piece of piss as did scoring tries)

 

Every other kid at school either supported Manly, Parra or St George (boring). When I found out Cronulla has a first grade team, the choice was easy. I was the only kid to follow Cronulla and have done so ever since. Fark I copped some shit from Manly supporters, esp in 78.

 

My youngest is a keen Sharkies supporter (a form of child abuse apparently :lol:) She is on a cruise in the South Pacific with her BF & his family at present and was hoping she'd be able to watch the game on-board. I hope she saw it, she'll be ecstatic.

 

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That was sensational, 50 years, I'm not old enough for all 50 but remember plenty..... Missed first try scorer by a blade of grass, got last try scorer at 34's with Fifita and got the Clive Churchill at 17's..... Gee's I wish Lewis had of got that first try.... Lol, but I'll take Bennies any day.

 

I've been to anz a lot and that was most crowd support I've ever seen a team get at the venue, it was 90-95 all Cronulla.... Better than any origin game. As for GF's, it was simply the best GF I have ever been too. F'in A people.

 

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This is up there with seeing Cadel win the Tour in 2011.

 

We moved to Miranda from the Randwick in 1960 something I was too young to remember. I went to Endeavour High and Johnny Maguire was my maths teacher. Tommy Bishop and Cliff Watson came and visited our school, gave talks and season tickets to us all. It's been a dream created by osmosis. We've come close a few times along the way but now it finally has happened and Harold Holt has come home (speaking a bit of Russian I hear :lol:).

 

Roll out the barrel, we'll have a barrel of fun. Up up Cronulla, we are the boys in black white and blue.

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This is up there with seeing Cadel win the Tour in 2011.

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We moved to Miranda from the Randwick in 1960 something I was too young to remember. I went to Endeavour High and Johnny Maguire was my maths teacher. Tommy Bishop and Cliff Watson came and visited our school, gave talks and season tickets to us all. It's been a dream created by osmosis. We've come close a few times along the way but now it finally has happened and Harold Holt has come home (speaking a bit of Russian I hear :lol:).

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Roll out the barrel, we'll have a barrel of fun. Up up Cronulla, we are the boys in black white and blue.

I always thought the Chinese had him

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Like a pig n shit,,we are going to england should the world call.

 

Spent the arvo with my uncle and his son, graded into Cronulla in 67, to have his hip splattered on the sports ground round one, then one of his mates cane up who played 68 and 69...... Gold, just gold.

 

Knee deep in the shire, haters gotta hate but we are going to England for the world club., up up

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Re: Fifita.

Serves him right.

Good decision by the selectors.

only issue there is all half a year ago when he was doing it and its a lot less than what the coach of the team has done who remains the coach of the team.

 

just looks like a massive contradiction. you cant have one rule for andrew fifita, and another rule for the coach of the team, especially where Fifita only supported whereas the coach actively represented.

 

not like league to have double standards....lol

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Blake Ferguson. ...

Greg inglis.....

Sam thaiday .....

Darius boyed ...

Mal Manniga...

JT Coffs Harbour...

 

Yep but if they are now drawing the line in the sand good on em.

 

The whole fifita thing yep major dick abusing junior ref.

But the bandage thing its my understanding that his team mates didn't even know what it was but once the media got a hold of it it exploded like a 19 year old in a brothel.

He has said the guys an idiot for doing it and should be locked up but its his mate since child hood so he is just supporting him I can kind if understand it.

 

If my best mate killed some one by being a ****wit I would say lock him up for a long time! But I would still go and visit him fir support.

Lucky his an x fat triathlete that couldn't punch his way outa a brown paper bag..

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Yep, and they are saying it is "forgive" not "free" as reported by news limited.

 

Also amazing how he hadn't worn it since midway through the season than news limited blue it up come finals time. Why sit on the story for half a year, then demonise a bloke publically that had to be talked down from jumping of a Gold Coast high rise balcony and ending it by his brother..

 

By all means run the story when it happens, but not months after, that's just gutter journalism if it can be called journalism at all.

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My daughter is still driving round with flags on her car.... lol

Don't worry, there are still cars driving around with Origin flags from when it was 8 in a row. :)

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