Balmain v Raiders ‘89 grand final

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Re: Balmain v Raiders ‘89 grand final

Post by Yossarian » Thu 16 Aug, 2018 6:10 pm

jirskyr wrote:
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TopTiger wrote:
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supercoach wrote:
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Harrigan cost us the game when he pinged Bruce McGuire, the call should have gone the other way. Mick Neill’s Stumble, Juniors dropped ball and Benny’s field goal were other factors. It was a funny game in the sense, the Raiders played better in the 1st half yet we were well in front on the score board and we outplayed them in the second half but they out scored us.
it’s a cruel game
So many turning factors but the Bruce McGuire penalty takes the cake as the penalty was for not being in the spirit of the game (or something similar) as he was shepherding behind a Canberra player who was trying to get back on side. That was Junior's recollection when he commented on the 89 grand final a couple of years ago as he queried Harrigan at the time given he couldn't se anything wrong with what McGuire did. Junior believed that was the only time Harrigan ever gave a penalty for that type of offence and what a time to give it!!
I believe the rule is legit - that shepherding includes using out-of-play opponents, as it is with using your own team-mates. However don't think I've seen that interpretation applied in any game of football since.
Or before. I've never seen it in any of the thousands of games i've seen. Harrigan was an arseclown.


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Post by GNR4LIFE » Thu 16 Aug, 2018 6:12 pm

Lol both teams have grand final t shirts printed gf week. We were even wearing them 5 minutes after full time in 05. :shock:

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Post by supercoach » Thu 16 Aug, 2018 6:19 pm

The worst thing was, after full time I dragged myself out of the ground feeling very depressed. I got all the way out only to realise I left my helmet under my seat, so I had to battle my way back into the ground.....felt a real fool

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Post by The Patriot » Thu 16 Aug, 2018 7:05 pm

88 was worse.

In 89 Warren Ryan blew it and Harrigan was well typical Bill Harrigan but at least in 89 we lost to champion team.

That Canberra team will go down in history. 88 was the one that should have Balmain's name on it.
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Post by The Patriot » Thu 16 Aug, 2018 7:05 pm

And you can tell the new or Wests fans, Balmain folk dont ever watch replays of that GF
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Post by Byron Bay Fan » Thu 16 Aug, 2018 7:14 pm

The Patriot wrote:
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And you can tell the new or Wests fans, Balmain folk dont ever watch replays of that GF
spot on bro, as an ex-maggie fan I intend chasing it up tomorrow. I think I remember Benny missing by a sliver of paint.
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Post by Balmainbred » Thu 16 Aug, 2018 7:27 pm

When Ryan replaced Blocker & Sirro we gave it to the Raiders our dominance left the field. And both still spew about it.

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Post by innsaneink » Thu 16 Aug, 2018 8:11 pm

Old Shifty Sheens eh LOL

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