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@jadtiger said in Wests Tigers Team v Canterbury Rd 7:

@TheDaBoss said in Wests Tigers Team v Canterbury Rd 7:

WE play our 500th game against the Dogs btw

Even combined i cant see how Balmain/Magpies/WT would have played the dogs 500 times.I am happy to be corrected but i just cant see it,the dogs in any entity have only been around just over 80 years

Hahaha. Don’t think that’s what he meant. I think he meant WT 500th game against anyone.

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Gutted. Absolutely loved this bloke.

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@Peter_B said in Good Old Days..:

@innsaneink said in Good Old Days..:

@Geo said in Good Old Days..:

The NRL being on hiatus started me thinking about the good old days especially with the threads popping up about past players and such bringing up a lot of memories about the past…I think RL is still fantastic the skill and athleticism of the modern day player is unbelievable but the game is somewhat robotic now…

My love of Rugby League started in the early 70’s…I played for the mighty Berala Bears which at the time were part of the Western Suburbs Junior League so you got a pass just like today and began going to games …

Growing up in the height of the Fibro era ingrained in me the hatred of all other Clubs esp Manly that I still carry today it was Wests against the rest…Lidcombe Oval became a fortress…I was there the day Wests played Souff’s with so many people streaming in they allowed kids onto the bike track to watch the game…as well as the day Wests fought Manly and a game of footy broke out eventually…

Then it got me thinking of what I miss about going to the footy back then…

First thing was charging onto the field to attempt to get the corner post at full time…got one once…but it ended up in a few pieces as everyone also tried the same thing…

Following on from that was kicking the footy around after the game with our mates emulating what your heroes had just done on the field that day sometimes ended in just as many fights all great fun…

Sliding down the back of the hill on cardboard you’d acquired from the back of the canteen …fun times

All 3 Grades on a day where players who had played half a game in lowers and ended on the bench for 1st grade…The ‘Mick Luibinskis Affair’…

The game itself…

Would have to be the attrition… with the introduction of interchange it really took away an element I miss where when you did come off that’s it you were off which made players stay on the field which led to a more open game…

Contested Scrums…yes they were a dogs breakfast but there was something about winning a scrum against the feed that brought excitement…

The actual speed of the game not in play but the game itself…if there was a scrum you got on with it and packed the scrum…a penalty same thing there was no stand around and have a committee meeting deciding what to do like they do today…

Anyway would be to get other forum members memories as well

How did you come to follow RL and in particular Wests Tigers…?

What do you miss about going to games…?

What are some of your memories of great games you have been too…?

What do you miss about the game itself…?

All I need to do is replace Berala Bears with Holman jnrs, and that’s my story too

Me too - but with Enfield Federals.

And ditto for me but my junior club was Ashfield de la Salle. Never enjoyed playing against the Feds, they were always a hard side to beat. Concord United were the best team in our year with Feds and us about equal next best.
Loved going to Pratten Park to watch all three grades on a Saturday afternoon then running onto the field at full time to give Noel Kelly or Peter Dimond a pat on the back.

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@Geo said in Corona impact on NRL...?:

@hobbo1 said in Corona impact on NRL...?:

@WT2K said in Corona impact on NRL...?:

Peter V’Landys, how would you guys/gals rate his performance so far as chair?

The blokes a Dill but he’s a great administrator…if he ousts Toddy all the better …
Imagine Beattie during this crises 😳
Shame he can’t pronounce the word Rugby …he pronounces it Rugba !

Far from a dill…I shudder to think what would have happened if Dud Beattie was in charge…

I’ve got to ask because I’m dying to know. Did you use the term Dud Beattie accidentally or did you use it deliberately? The reason I ask is there was a front rower who played for both Queensland and Australia in the 1950s and 1960s whose name was Dud Beattie. If deliberate it was clever.

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Raiders please.

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I hate myself for this but put me down for Parramatta please.
Thanks for organising this Geo.

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@cochise said in Fallen Soldiers:

@coivtny said in Fallen Soldiers:

@cochise said in Fallen Soldiers:

@jirskyr said in Fallen Soldiers:

@cochise said in Fallen Soldiers:

@GNR4LIFE said in Fallen Soldiers:

Love Demps, but could do with a break from him. The macho man routine was in overdrive,

I must have said something he didn’t like lol. Had been dropping my name in random threads for 2 weeks lol.

I’m surprised how some folks can carry grudges across threads even when the original discussion was finished.

I don’t get it either, I’d get a notification and see that he had had another crack at me lol. @MAGPIES1963 used to do the same thing to me before he was banned as well. @Demps kept accusing me of accepting 9th place in every thread because I don’t believe trials are important. Anyway that sounds like me having a crack at him and I’m not, just found it funny and quite liked him lol

Did you get @MAGPIES1963 thrown out? I wondered where he was. Who’s going to welcome every new member, flood every post with a thousand emoticons and wish us happy Christmas from September on?

No, I think all the flooding led to his demise though. He was an argumentative old fellow though but he made me laugh. He eventually blocked me because I questioned him about putting the Magpies before the Wests Tigers lol

He and I are about the same vintage but he was a cranky old bloke. We had a couple of tiffs but then he started liking every comment I made no matter how mundane or inane. That was a bit spooky. I think you and I had a bit of a disagreement over the Farah - Pascoe saga. All water under the bridge.

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@cochise said in Fallen Soldiers:

@jirskyr said in Fallen Soldiers:

@cochise said in Fallen Soldiers:

@GNR4LIFE said in Fallen Soldiers:

Love Demps, but could do with a break from him. The macho man routine was in overdrive,

I must have said something he didn’t like lol. Had been dropping my name in random threads for 2 weeks lol.

I’m surprised how some folks can carry grudges across threads even when the original discussion was finished.

I don’t get it either, I’d get a notification and see that he had had another crack at me lol. @MAGPIES1963 used to do the same thing to me before he was banned as well. @Demps kept accusing me of accepting 9th place in every thread because I don’t believe trials are important. Anyway that sounds like me having a crack at him and I’m not, just found it funny and quite liked him lol

Did you get @MAGPIES1963 thrown out? I wondered where he was. Who’s going to welcome every new member, flood every post with a thousand emoticons and wish us happy Christmas from September on?

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OK, I said in an earlier post on this topic that I’d apologise if I was wrong. Turns out I don’t have to. It appeared all along that there was no viable case against Reynolds and THERE WASN’T.