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O.P. « 2008-Nov-29, 06:51 AM »
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Hands up......Who are members of this chosen race?

From memory

Geoff
Wily
Legal Agent
Vedder69
Manikato
Maximus
chuggers
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« 2008-Nov-29, 06:52 AM Reply #1 »
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From: NineMSN Nicknamevedder_69 Sent: 14/03/2006 8:12 PM
Fantastic Geoff .
 
I was hoping someone would start this up!
 
I got 2 questions to start this thread off, where was Beau Champion on the weekend? I rate him very highly and am hoping he will fill the shoes of Ben Walker this weekend. I would love to see this bloke in the top 17. Also, when will Mark Minicello be back?  I heard he's off to the Gold Coast next season, can anyone please clarify for me.

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From: NineMSN Nicknamevedder_69 Sent: 14/03/2006 8:15 PM
Maybe Beau will be starting half this week.
 
Heres our Premier League side -

1) Willie Gordon
2) Joven Clarke
3) Germaine Paulson
4) Luke Roberts
5) Balin Cupples
6) Ben Rogers
7) Joe Williams
8) Dale Newton
9) Trent Young ©
10) Michael Greenfield
11) Joe Lichaa
12) Ray Moujalli
13) Shannan McPherson

Interchange:

14) Joe Falemaka
15) Anthony Kiro
16) Ricardo Young
17) Mick Moran
18) Rhys Hanbury
19) Daniel Jiminez

 

What a fall for Mick Moran. I hope Ben Rogers eventually gets into the 'A' grade side. Would make a good bench player or lock.


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From: NineMSN NicknamePoisonPen7 Sent: 14/03/2006 9:15 PM
Fundamentalist Islam has nothing on Souths supporters........I should know, all of my immediate (and most of extended) family are rabid followers.
 
Best of luck fellas

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From: NineMSN Nicknamegintara™ Sent: 15/03/2006 6:51 AM
Glad your up to speed on your own team Vedder ......... Souths have the bye this week

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From: NineMSN Nicknamevedder_69 Sent: 15/03/2006 9:25 AM
WOOPS.
 
Ahh well, guaranteed 2 points.

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From: Geoff Sent: 15/03/2006 9:41 AM
Not really.
I'll wait until they actually credit us with the points.
 
Remember the Scott Wilson incident? 

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From: NineMSN Nicknamevedder_69 Sent: 15/03/2006 9:47 AM
LOL.
 
If bad luck ever happens, it usually falls Souths way! Its a really big weekend for Souths this weekend so it's good we have the bye.
 
Do you reckon Crowe & Holmes a Court can get the votes?

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From: Geoff Sent: 15/03/2006 10:19 AM
75% will be difficult.
 
I can't even get a 75% majority in our weekly vote at home as to whether I'm a good bloke.

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From: arakaan Sent: 15/03/2006 10:28 AM
well I would just like to say. If they don't vote yes then we will be back to 15 teams sooner than later by the sounds of it. Tradition means nothing if your unable to financially met the commitments of the club.
 
the scaremonger tactics will work and I say that it will be a no vote on sunday.
 

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From: NineMSN Nicknamevedder_69 Sent: 15/03/2006 10:43 AM
Well Arakaan (you ready for this) but I totally agree with you.
I hope it goes through for the financial future of the club but just worried Piggins will bring about their downfall. I appreciate everything George has done for the club but he needs to step aside and let us move on. We just need to be financially stable without having to rely on the Souths Juniors and I hoping this bid can do that. It was also interesting to see on the Footy Show on Sunday that the Souths Seniors Club contribute nothing towards the football club. Just shows you how much this club is struggling and is always in the papers for all the wrong reasons.

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From: NineMSN NicknameMystery-Tramp Sent: 15/03/2006 10:48 AM
Haven't been following this. Does Crowe/a Court expect to make Souths a profitable concern?

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From: Geoff Sent: 15/03/2006 10:53 AM
Whinge, how much profit do you expect to make when you wedge your $100 note into the Sally's tin every Friday morning?

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From: NineMSN NicknameMystery-Tramp Sent: 15/03/2006 11:11 AM
If it not going to be profitable, then it will be a charity case/vanity project for two men, and that doesn't sound stable to me.

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From: Geoff Sent: 15/03/2006 11:33 AM
 The meaning of life according to Whinger.
 
MONEY MONEY MONEY

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From: NineMSN NicknameMystery-Tramp Sent: 15/03/2006 11:35 AM
Simpleton strikes again. Follow the logic, geoffro.

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From: Geoff Sent: 15/03/2006 11:57 AM
  
Being a simpleton, my poor befuddled brain made out your post to say......  unless the motivation for their involvement was making money the result of their involvement would be deleterious to Souths.
 
If that's not so please tell me  

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From: NineMSN NicknameMystery-Tramp Sent: 15/03/2006 11:59 AM
If it not going to be profitable, then it will be a charity case/vanity project for two men, and that doesn't sound stable to me
 
Which part of that sentence are you having difficulty with, geoffro?

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From: arakaan Sent: 15/03/2006 12:09 PM
whinger I would say yes to them being more financially viable for two main reasons
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1)  I have no doubt souths will be more successful under them. why. well for starters they have already indicated a massive investment in training/recovery equipment etc. souths currently spend half of what others clubs spend on equipment and recovery and the heatlh of their players. they basically train in a run down gym.
The club is running on a $5mil budget. other clubs on about $10m. they have already stated they will be closer to the other clubs budgets.
this will enable players to attain whatever potential they have. this should mean more wins which mean more revenue from many streams associated with a winning club.
 
2) Having a business leader with many business contacts and famous celebrity in control and pushing and publicising the club wont attract more corporate money will it.
 
also a question for souths fans. would it be that big a deal to travel 1 hour to the central coast. I look at my team experience. leichhardt and campbelltown are 1 hour apart and the fans don't mind. If it means a sucessful and financial club at least the rabbitoh name will survive and hopefully prosper.
 
and Vedder, good to see we can agree on something.
 

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From: NineMSN Nicknamevedder_69 Sent: 15/03/2006 12:21 PM
I'm torn in regards to the move to the Central Coast. As I live close to the CC, I would love to see them move so I could watch more games but we are South Sydney and I don't want the Roosters taking the whole junior base. Apparently there are clauses in many players contracts (incl. John Sutton) that if we moved, they are free to get released from there respective contracts and I really don't want to lose our best junior talent we've had in many years.
 
But as you said Arakaan, if it meant that Souths name would continue in the NRL, be financially stable and successful, it would be hard not move to the CC, but only as a last resort. I'm hoping it never comes to that by getting 75% of votes this weekend.

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From: NineMSN Nickname_Legal_Agent_ Sent: 15/03/2006 2:03 PM
I am fearing not getting the 75% vote this Sunday worse than I fear any loss.

If you were a budding young star looking for a new club, would you prefer a club financially affiliated with Russell Crowe / HAC or George Piggins? His own nephew knew better than to get involved with the club as they currently stand. When George was trying to convince Anasta to join, it probably put him off!!!

16 years since we last made the finals. Things must be changed!!!!!

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From: NineMSN Nicknamevedder_69 Sent: 15/03/2006 10:09 PM
Did anyone see Peter Holmes A Court on NRL on Fox tonight?
 
He was pretty impressive. Had the right answers for everything where as I couldn't say the same for Henry Morris who they interviewed earlier. Henry Morris seems like a very genuine bloke and has Souths at heart, but I don't know why he is so deperate to try and stop this bid? What will he benefit from all this?

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From: wily Sent: 16/03/2006 8:33 AM
Vedder, you could also ask what Holmes a Court has to benefit.
 
He's been offered 49% of the club according to Fox last night and turned it down.
Why does he refuse to put in his own 9 man ticket for the board and run the club. Same result but no ownership

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From: The Carnegie Express Sent: 16/03/2006 8:57 AM
For once I am not being a smart arse but more so simply asking a question - why are Souths referred to as the pride of the league and the Roosters or St George not?
 
general record
 
Saints have been in the competition since 1921, Souths and the Roosters 1908. Their records are as follows:
Saints: Played 1729 for 1005 wins and a winning percentage of 58% (first club to win 1000 rugby league matches)
Souths: Played 1805 for 940 wins and a winning percentage of 53%
Roosters: Played 1872 for 992 wins and a winning percentage of 55%
 
finals record
 
Saints: Played 122 won 68 at 56%    
Souths: Played 77 won 46 at 60.39%
Roosters: Played 91 won 46 at 49.45% 
 
It is also important to note that Souths have not featured in ONE semi final since 1989. Close on one generation have never seen Souths play in the post season.
 
Grand Finals
 
Souths have won 20 and Saints 15; however, a large majority of these were won when the league was in it's infancy and competition was no where near as fierce as it has been since the fifties with various competitive sides such as Manly, Parramatta, Bulldogs in the comp as opposed to University, Glebe, Annandale.
 
In all, Souths may have been successful many many years ago but the pride of the league they are not. In actual fact, Saints are the pride of the league, closely followed by the Roosters. But then again, it is not in our best interest to talk ourselves up like Souths fans do as we are too busy concentrating on making the semi finals or challenging for a premiership.

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From: NineMSN NicknameMystery-Tramp Sent: 16/03/2006 9:07 AM
Who refers to them as the pride of the league? I thought geoff was being facetious. Even when they were good they were the thugs of the league.
 
Unless you take pride in that.

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From: NineMSN Nicknamevedder_69 Sent: 16/03/2006 10:12 AM
TCE (aka David Middleton),
 
you've done a good job talking your team up about being pride of the league.
 
Wily,
 
HAC was never offered 49%. Jerry Schwartz wants to buy 49% and Henry Morris's idea was to have a board meeting and if majority wanted to privatize, sell 49% of the club but put it on the open market to the highest bidder.
 
I think the only benefit HAC and Crowe will have is they want to see Souths win again. These two blokes have been throwing their own money to Souths over the last few years and have seen nothing but losses, internal fighting and poor training facilities. As TCE said, we were successful many many years ago (nearly 20, last winning season was 89) and these two blokes can hopefully bring something new to the club which has been very consistent at losing since they were re-inducted. What was Max Celmege's benefit at Manly? Nothing, he put his own money down and all he wants to see is the Manly club succeed and they are on the right track to doing that.
 
HAC said we have only won 25% of our games since re-induction, no team should tolerate that but it seems Piggins would prefer to lose than hand over to Holmes A Court and Crowe and hopefully succeed. I cannot see Piggins doing anything to turn this club around, if anything, he's making matters worse by running to the press and whinging! 
 
They will only benefit if Souths start winning and attracting players. If they don't, as said, the members buy back their club for $1 and Crowe and HAC stand to lose $3.000.000 of their own money. I, like every league fan out there, are sick of reading about the internal fighting at this club. It's the only publicity we ever get. In saying all this, I don't think they will get the 75% of votes to take over, which will be a shame.

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From: Geoff Sent: 16/03/2006 10:30 AM
finals record
 
Saints: Played 122 won 68 at 56%    
 
That team no longer exists.
 
What is the record of the St George/Illawarra outfit?

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From: NineMSN NicknameMystery-Tramp Sent: 16/03/2006 10:33 AM
You think the Crowe/HaC Central Coast Rabbitohs will be South Sydney, in any way, shape or form?

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From: The Carnegie Express Sent: 16/03/2006 11:00 AM
Geoff, correct me if I am wrong Saint George Illawarra. Saints is short for St George is it not? And; as highlighted, there is definitely St George in St George Illawarra - or am I missing something? The two records have been grouped in my analysis. But to answer your question, in the Dragons six seasons they have played eleven for six wins at an average of 55%, which is still healthy.

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« 2008-Nov-29, 06:55 AM Reply #3 »
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From: Geoff Sent: 16/03/2006 11:24 AM
You might as well include St Kilda's record if "Saints" is the determinant.
 
This joint venture is a new entity.
 

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From: Viscount Sent: 16/03/2006 12:13 PM
Is Manly still Manly?

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From: The Carnegie Express Sent: 16/03/2006 12:29 PM
Geoff, come on mate. That is a ridiculous statement. Hell, St Helens are the Saints too. I'll let you in on a little secret but let's keep it between you an me. Down through history, most sides with a link to a Saint are given the nick The Saints. So therefore it seems logical that St George Illawarra are referred to as the Saints. Whilst you're at it grab a photo of a Saints player from each decade from 1950 through to today and what do you notice? Possibly the same logo (post 1970's anyway), similar kind of red V, white shorts. Funny that, not much has changed has it? So, by the addition of the Illawarra our side has manifested ourselves as St George Illawarra which is a continuation of the St George Dragons.
But to counter your silly argument, we have done more in six years than you have in seventeen. Yep, the pride of the league.

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From: NineMSN Nicknamegintara™ Sent: 16/03/2006 12:34 PM
Don't most use it as a sarcastic term? pride of the league

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From: Geoff Sent: 16/03/2006 12:46 PM
GT
No
 
No CE it's a joint venture side.
You blokes didn't do the hard yards to retain your indentity , you rolled over for Citizen Murdoch...........so now you have to live with the fact you have no tradition other than what you've done over past 6 years.
 
So kick and scream all you want but them's the facts of life.
 

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From: The Carnegie Express Sent: 16/03/2006 1:22 PM
It is funny how only South Sydney fans have a hard time accepting that we are just as St George under the St Illawarra banner as we were before it. We put up the money and keep things nearly the same as they were prior to 99. Why is that? I am sure that I speak for most on here when I say that I could not care less if the Wests Tigers use both Wests and Balmain history - as that is what they were before merging. And whilst you're at it you may wish to call those at South Sydney and explain how Souths can win their TENTH Charity Shield title against us when our history is only six years old. Or is that the history you choose to keep? Ridiculous if you ask me. Saints were Saints through to 99 and we then became St George Illawarra. The emblem is closer to Saints of 77 then any other side other than Souths. The only addition is the Illawarra underneath.

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From: Geoff Sent: 16/03/2006 1:26 PM
The more you squeal the more I know that you know that I'm right. 

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From: NineMSN NicknameAntitab Sent: 16/03/2006 1:36 PM
Realistically South Sydney in there current form have no place in the NRL and will never be again be successful. It not a coincidence that they havent made the finals in the last 16 years.
 
They are broke and have been in a financial mess for the last 25 years.
 
They have no supporter base that are willing to attend matches. Every now and then they come at of the woodwork to go to matches for six weeks when things are disastrous. The supporter base is old and is not  being replaced by the next generation..
 
The South Sydney juniors area is also an aging population and Souths are not producing and never will again produce the large quantity of quality juniors that they did  up until 10 years ago. Sure they get a few but the results of 2 decades show that there  is not enough to be competitive. 
 
The only answer is for Souths to move to an area such as the Central Coast or for the NRL just to piss them off and start a new franchise on the Central Coast.
 
Crowe and Holmes a Court might prolong the inevitable for a couple of years but the novelty will wear off for them and they will soon get sick of sending good money after bad and we will all have to put up with that Noelene Piggins's mouth piece George again in another 3 years with yet another fruitless campaign.
 
There is no light at the end of the bunnies tunnel and the sooner that the David Gallop exterminates them the better it will be for the NRL.
 

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From: NineMSN NicknameTheFireman111x111 Sent: 16/03/2006 1:42 PM
I am not a South Sydney Fan but does anyone else think 3 million is cheap for 75%??

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From: arakaan Sent: 16/03/2006 1:51 PM
how much would you pay for a financial black hole. They are the ones who have to try and make it worth something.

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From: NineMSN NicknameLuskin_Star© Sent: 16/03/2006 2:01 PM
fireman, I thought it was under the odds as well.
 
Souths have traditionally always been called the Pride of the League. Mainly due to all their wins in the early years. It was also always said, "If Souths are going well, Rugby League is going well"   Not sure whether that is true these days. Can't believe I am actually agreeing with geoff about something    
 
And TCE, if you honestly believe St George should be called the Pride of the League when they haven't won a comp for 29 years, you are far more biased than I ever imagined      

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From: NineMSN Nicknamevedder_69 Sent: 16/03/2006 2:16 PM
Its 3 million of Crowe and HAC's money. The members get to buy it back for $1 dollar if they fail, now thats cheap! a lot of the main decisions are still to be decided by the members. HAC reckons he can bring in over $5million in sponsorship if elected. But, as I've said, its not going to go through anyway.
 
I think the pride of the league (besides Souths) would have to be one of the two finalists from last year. Good to see both teams picked up where they left from last year. When I see teams like these two making the finals, there is a glimmer of hope for Souths. I know a lot of you think I'm kidding myself but hey, you would've said that about the Tigers last year. Its wishful thinking, and a good one

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From: The Carnegie Express Sent: 16/03/2006 3:21 PM
Luskin, should we then call Melbourne or Wests Tigers the pride of the league? They have all won comps in the last ten years? Saints are also the most supported club in Australia. How many other sides can boast a supporter club in Melbourne and Brisbane? There is also one in Germany.

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From: NineMSN NicknameMystery-Tramp Sent: 16/03/2006 3:25 PM
So Collingwood is the pride of the AFL?

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From: wily Sent: 16/03/2006 5:15 PM
CE.
Geoff's right and I know that pains you.. Your club bowed out of existance when you let murdoch force you into a merger.
In effect you sold out thus selling any boasting rights about being the"pride" or anything else.
You are condemmed to a team that performed a marvellous feat by winning a sting of titles that will never be match.
The bunnies on the other hand have been a force in every decade bar one, winning more titles than anyone and having more Australian representatives that any one. Their junior base has been the breeding ground of greatness and will continue to do so.
We play evey weekend under the name of SSDRLFC. We haven't sold out in our darkest hour as the magpies, dragons, steelers and Tigers did. When things have got tough we've pulled our heads in and dug deep, we haven't crumpled like the gold coast, newtown or glebe.
I wish your team well in their search for their first title, you have acquitted yourselves very well in your short life time

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From: NineMSN Nicknametriple-7- Sent: 17/03/2006 7:02 AM
St George Illawarra sell a 25% interest in them for $6.5 million.
 
HAC and Crowe want 75% for $3 million.
 
 
Gaining 75% approval was a huge ask, but think the Dragons announcement days prior might well be a knock out blow. 

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From: Geoff Sent: 17/03/2006 7:55 AM
Now a $2000 fine.
And you wonder why we feel victimised.

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From: NineMSN NicknameMystery-Tramp Sent: 17/03/2006 9:11 AM
Do you know any Souths fan below the age of 45, besides Russell Crowe?

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From: NineMSN Nicknamevedder_69 Sent: 17/03/2006 9:54 AM
Yes.
Also Racecourse Whispers
 
The thing that worries me is if I'll ever see Souths win a premiership in my lifetime?
At the rate they're going, we might not have a team within 10 years!

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From: Geoff Sent: 17/03/2006 12:04 PM
Plenty Whinger, get along to some games to see for yourself.
 
Vedder
Don't give you hope.
How many premierships have Cronulla won over the last 39 years?
How many have we? 
 

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From: NineMSN Nicknamevedder_69 Sent: 17/03/2006 12:24 PM
Cheers Geoff
 
Deep down, like all Bunnies supporters, will never give up hope.
 
Really hoping HAC and Crowe takes over this weekend or IMO, Souths will be in a lot of trouble!!

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From: NineMSN NicknameMystery-Tramp Sent: 17/03/2006 12:38 PM
How many have Glebe won in the last 39 years?

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From: Geoff Sent: 17/03/2006 12:48 PM
We at least are committed, Whinger, from what I've seen your only commitment is to each way bets.
 
In fact, I believe you're still courting that young lass you first stepped out with when you were both in high school.
 
Still Friday night at the pictures, home before 10pm etc etc
You should try committing yourself rather than always leaving an out.  

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From: Delta Sent: 17/03/2006 3:23 PM
Why does Benny Elias hate us?

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From: NineMSN NicknameMystery-Tramp Sent: 17/03/2006 4:38 PM
Yeah, thanks for the advice, Adolf.

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From: wily Sent: 17/03/2006 6:17 PM
Delta, simply put, Elias is a grub and we constantly got the better of him. Usually against that great side of ours of the late 80's his over hyped ability was exposed by the likes of Fenech, Roberts, Davidson Coleman & blake.
He couldn't tackle, he was the slowest dummy half ever seen and he was incapable of passing to his right.................oh and he was a hog of the highest order

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From: NineMSN Nicknamevedder_69 Sent: 17/03/2006 9:12 PM
LOL
 
Outstanding Wily

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From: The Carnegie Express Sent: 18/03/2006 9:26 AM
Wily, I don't mean to knock you off your high horse as I hate Benny too, but how were Souths a better side than the Tigers in the 80's? Souths finished minor premiers in 89 but which side made the grand final?  
Possibly the same side that made it the previous season too? The Tigers were a much more complete side than Souths were in the 80's. To be frank, Souths and Balmain met in the finals three times:
1986 Balmain 36 Souths 11
1987 Souths 15 Balmain 12
1989 Balmain 20 Souths 10
Also to note that Balmain overcome a mid week playoff against Penrith in 88 and then beat some rather good sides to make the grand final that year. They beat both of the previous grand finalists (Manly and Canberra) and also the minor premiers (Cronulla). It is also important to note that Souths were embarrassed by Canberra in 89 (46-12) in 87 and then again in 89. Whilst I am not a fan of either side I respected the efforts of Balmain in the late 80's. But Souths fans have had trouble with facts thus far in the thread so why let them get in the way of a good story.

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From: wily Sent: 18/03/2006 9:41 AM
I said we got the better of HIM not his team so apparently I'm still sitting atop my high horse

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From: Delta Sent: 18/03/2006 10:00 AM
Wily - I read it as you intended it 
It seems this bloke hates us as much as Benny

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From: The Carnegie Express Sent: 18/03/2006 10:35 AM
Sorry Wily, I read it the wrong way. Delta, I don't anyone.

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From: Delta Sent: 18/03/2006 10:36 AM
Just to complete your knowledge Mystery Tramp - Glebe have not been in the Rugby League comp for over 70 years.....so the answer to your question is nil.

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From: wily Sent: 19/03/2006 5:45 PM
SSDRLFC is now under the ownership of Rusty Crowe & Peter Holmes a Court
 
It couldn't get any closer with the vote being decided by a  margin of .8%

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From: NineMSN NicknameMystery-Tramp Sent: 19/03/2006 5:47 PM
Blow me down. So much for Roy Masters' investigative journalism.

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From: NineMSN NicknameMattDjebel31 Sent: 19/03/2006 6:04 PM
Does that mean they got 75.7% of the vote?

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From: NineMSN NicknamePoisonPen7 Sent: 19/03/2006 6:08 PM
There was some guy ringing up Ray Hadley claiming he went to vote (pro George), and he was told his vote had already been sent to PHAC as a proxy so he couldn't vote.......I'd stand by for correct weight on this one.

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From: NineMSN NicknameMystery-Tramp Sent: 19/03/2006 6:11 PM
Roy Masters said that Piggins had 1000 proxy votes in his pocket, more than 25%. Did he leave them in his other jacket?

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From: arakaan Sent: 19/03/2006 6:12 PM
best thing that could of happen. piggins says he gone.
the club might have a chance now.

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From: NineMSN NicknameMonologue9 Sent: 19/03/2006 6:12 PM
Did the cat end up being allowed to vote?

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From: NineMSN Nicknametriple-7- Sent: 19/03/2006 6:13 PM
roflmao Mono, some say he's been voying for 15 yrs, lol

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From: NineMSN Nicknametriple-7- Sent: 19/03/2006 6:38 PM
Must say I'm stunned, to have got 75% is just amazing. It has to represent a huge ground swell of support, I hope so and hope that some how through the months ahead it gells the club together.
 

South Sydney members have voted to approve a $3 million privatisation plan for the NRL club by Peter Holmes a Court and Russell Crowe.

Holmes a Court and Crowe achieved a 75.8 per cent majority vote at the extraordinary general meeting held at Telstra Stadium on Sunday, which was above the 75 per cent majority required for the bid to be approved.

Holmes a Court and Crowe will now acquire a 75 per cent controlling interest of the football club.

About 1200 members attended the meeting, where Holmes a Court, Crowe and the chief opponent of the bid, former Souths Juniors boss Henry Morris, all addressed the gathering.

Hollywood actor Crowe was the last to speak, making an impassioned plea for members to vote in favour for the proposal, while Morris was loudly booed by the pro-privatisation gathering when he took to the stand.

Source: AAP

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From: NineMSN Nickname_Legal_Agent_ Sent: 19/03/2006 8:07 PM
PP7, I heard that caller. I reckon it was a farce. Who would bother to put in a Proxy vote, then turn up on the day, not to change your mind, but to double-check your vote? Then he complained saying someone must have voted for him as it had his membership number on it, and that is all that counted. I'm sure the Membership Numbers on the forms were already printed, not left blank for you to put in any old number.

Anyway, sucked into Hadley etc who had a hidden agenda not for the YES vote to go ahead. I couldn't listen to him any longer today.

Very good news for Souths. Things can only get better.

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From: NineMSN NicknameMonologue9 Sent: 19/03/2006 8:39 PM
Surely they wouldn't change their name from then rabbits to the CROWES...Would they?

South Sydney stadium
The Holme Of The Crowes

Nah hasn't got the same ring to it.

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From: NineMSN Nicknamevedder_69 Sent: 20/03/2006 2:35 PM
LOL, very good mono
 
Hopefully Souths can now move on unless Piggins tries to stuff things up again! Is there anything else he can try to stop it? Hope he just moves on now!!
 
What pisses me off about Piggins is that he wanted to vote NO for the sake of it.
He didn't have anything to support his claim to guarantee the future of Souths. Nothing there to financially help our club which was in desperate need of it! Did anyone hear of a package that Piggins put together to help keep the club afloat?  Just wanted to be a pest! 
 
Good Luck to Crowe and HAC, they are certainly going to need it now.
They talked the talk, wanna to see plenty of action now!
 

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From: NineMSN NicknameAntitab Sent: 20/03/2006 3:13 PM
Piggins will do what he always does.  
 
Whatever Noelene says.

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From: NineMSN NicknameMattDjebel31 Sent: 20/03/2006 3:39 PM
Piggins loves Souths, he wanted what he thought was best for Souths.
 
Why wasn't  the club put out for tender, is this the best they could get? I am not going to read the whole thread to find out if this has been discussed.
 
I will say this though they should never have been allowed back in.

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From: NineMSN Nickname_Legal_Agent_ Sent: 20/03/2006 3:52 PM
What Piggins wants for Souths, isn't always what is best for Souths. As proved yesterday, and in the past.

This is my understanding of Souths in the 90's before they were shafted.

Not too long before the Super League War, instead of spending their money on players, Souths were spending their money on building up the Leagues Club. The thinking being that by having a great Leagues Club, that will generate them more money which they can then spend on players. So they had no money, low crowds, and not many wins at that stage. Super League comes around.......And guess what was taken into consideration for the "criteria" which determined which clubs stayed and which clubs were gooonnnee when the ARL and SL merged?

How's the Leagues Club doing now?

You say Souths shouldn't have been allowed back in, I say they shouldn't have been kicked out in the first place. Anyway, that's the past. Interesting to see what pans out over the next 6 years. Otherwise that $1 that's sitting in the draw that could be spent on 100 choc buds at the Milk Bar could be used to buy back a Football Club instead :)

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From: wily Sent: 20/03/2006 3:53 PM
Some very good points matt.
 
I firmly believe the club shuld have been put out to tender but the board and members jumped at the first sign of help.
The current board and those proposing to step back in both stuffed up regally and acted very unprofessionally in my view.
 
As to being let back in, we were cheated when we were kicked out and it was  a set up of the highest degree. Anyone who thought for one moment that the ""criteria"" that had us thrown out was legit has a few screws loose
 

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From: NineMSN NicknameMystery-Tramp Sent: 20/03/2006 3:56 PM
1 There is no way a commercial buyer, ie non-fanatic, would bid
2 There is no way a commercial buyer, ie non fanatic, would get 75%

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From: NineMSN Nicknamevedder_69 Sent: 20/03/2006 4:00 PM
Piggins just wanted it to go his way. If he loved Souths then he would not have started a campaign of dragging them back in the mud and dis-crediting two blokes who are putting in their time and money to help Souths get back to the glory days. Piggins is too quick to borrow money off the Football club but the point of the Seniors club is to generate money for the football club to at least help with facilities or at the very minimum, pay off the debt they owe the Football Club!
 
These two are passionate Souths supporters so why put it up for tender when you know it could not be in better hands than two life members who are passionate for their team.
 
Yes, Matt, I've bitten and I'll bite again, why should they have not been let back in the league? Not up for a big debate, just your opinion.

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From: NineMSN NicknameAntitab Sent: 20/03/2006 4:01 PM
Wily the criteria may not have been fair but it was skewed to try and get the clubs who were best placed for long term success which is what the NRL wanted.
 
Souths basically for demographic and supporter base reasons had no chance  of long term success then and they still dont now.
 
The NRL knew what they were doing and the subsequent performance of Souths on & off the field has proven they were right.
 
 The only way Souths  have a hope of surviving is if Crowe and Holmes'a Court are prepared to keep pumping money into the club every year sending good money after bad. My geuss is that the novelty will wear off and Souths will be gone or be on the Central Coast by 2010. 

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From: NineMSN Nicknamevedder_69 Sent: 20/03/2006 4:05 PM
You might be right Antitab in regards to CC.
 
Time will tell!!

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From: NineMSN Nicknametriple-7- Sent: 20/03/2006 4:15 PM
There's plenty about George and Noelen that I've not liked in their un professional interference through the last 10 or so yrs. But on this occasion I thought what George was saying was right. 1. Selling the club, regardless of whom to, sells the management long term from the members. Might well be the right, or only option, but George believed that the club has been owned by the members for its history and hedidn't want that to change. 2. In support of this, he argued that the members should be looking at numerous financial options as opposed to the board accepting what had been tabled and then taking just that option to the vote.

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From: wily Sent: 20/03/2006 4:23 PM
Anti, are you aware that all bar one club lost money last year?
 
Souths lost about $150,000. Compared to most it was a good result

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From: NineMSN NicknameMattDjebel31 Sent: 20/03/2006 4:29 PM
Actually Veder believe it or not i was at the rally at Town Hall and was 100% in favour of them being allowed back in, but gee they blue it.
 
I actually expected a rifle to poke through my front door

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From: NineMSN NicknamePoisonPen7 Sent: 20/03/2006 6:28 PM
I think Souths are on the right track going into private (or semi-private) ownership.
 
10 years hence, I don't believe that there will be too many Football Clubs being financed by a Licensed Club. If you look at the major competitions overseas, private franchaises seem to be the norm.
 
In July this year, smoking bans and a new harsh taxation regime are coming to licensed clubs in NSW, and this will affect the ability of Leagues Clubs to finance football clubs because of a predicted drop in Poker Machine revenue.
 
Souths are lucky that they have fallen into the hands of people who genuinely love the game and the club, and who have access to plenty of money.

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From: NineMSN Nicknamevedder_69 Sent: 20/03/2006 11:06 PM
 Agreed pp7.

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From: FastEddy Sent: 21/03/2006 1:55 AM
A few here seem to want to put George down as having the wrong sentiment towards his beloved team and club , well let me tell you something , that man in all that he does at Souths does what he can to get Souths going....maybe not always right in the way he does he it , but with every right intention , without George , there would be no Souths today , he was the helmsman when they were booted , and he was leading the march to Town Hall that day , as well as mixing with all and sundry on that march , I know I was there too , I have met him socailly , at the races , at the games , and even the day I walked SUNLINE for a bit at Rwick , George was at the stables of Jim Lees when we got back and spoke with me , he is one genuinely great bloke and a true supporter of Souths , so those that say otherwise just don't know shit from clay ,  now saying that ,....
 the two overly cashed , mad keen Rabbitohs supporters that now have control of the footy club better show that they can take Souths forward and upward from here on in , I will give my support to them in whatever way , all be it my always mad love of the SS team , as being a Redfern boy as a kid , have always followed them , I hope they can , other wise they will just end up to some , just like the way George Piggins is now...in their minds eye.
 
I think they will go on to much better things now , but time will only tell , and gee , haven't they gotta bargain , $3 lousy mill........wonder what Manchester U are really worth........hmmmm 


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From: NineMSN NicknameMattDjebel31 Sent: 21/03/2006 8:25 AM
What is the history with Andrew Denton and George Piggins? And any ot the other celebrity hangers on?

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From: wily Sent: 21/03/2006 8:27 AM
Well said eddy. Anyone remember the North Sydney bears?  That woud have been us if it wasn't for Piggins.
 
I have massive concerns over the result but will support it with everything I've got. We just need to pray that Russel and Holmes do the same thing

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From: Geoff Sent: 21/03/2006 9:55 AM
There is no one with greater respect for George than I.
In fact, I was going to have "In George We Trust" tattooed on my dick. There was so much room left over I went with "In George Piggins We Trust" 
However I really think that, like the Poms found with Winston Churchill, the man to lead the war isn't necessarly the one to lead the peace. 

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From: NineMSN Nicknamegintara™ Sent: 21/03/2006 11:04 AM
I don't think anyone doubts George is red and green through and through but sometimes in life I reckon you should step back and say 'well I've had a go, see if you can do better' .............. if the other mob can't do well he can have the last laugh but as it stands the place seemed like one long shit fight.

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From: NineMSN Nicknamevedder_69 Sent: 21/03/2006 2:43 PM
Settle Eddy, I've known the man when I was a kid going to the track of a morning with my Dad. Dad was good mates with him and the Lees boys. He was always able to talk to me about the bunnies and he did a great thing for the bunnies getting them back in the competition.
 
I never said he was personally a bad bloke just that he needs to move on! Never doubted his passion for Souths but the only smart thing he's said in the last few weeks is "its finally time for me to move on!". I'm not the only one to feel this way, I'm quite sure there are 75.8% of members who feel the same. We just needed a different direction from 2 blokes who love Souths all the same and we got that after being stagnant (on the field and off it) for the last few years. As I've said, time will tell but we now have financial backing which certainly helps every club!
 
Couldn't agree with Gintara any more

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From: NineMSN Nicknamevedder_69 Sent: 21/03/2006 4:30 PM
Champion at half back and Ben Rogers at lock - very happy to see them start!
 

The Rabbitohs NRL side is:

1) Todd Polglase
2) Nathan Merritt
3) Shannon Hegarty
4) Yileen Gordon
5) Paul Mellor
6) John Sutton
7) Beau Champion
8) Peter Cusack ©
9) Stuart Webb
10) Luke Stuart
11) David Fa’alogo
12) Joe Galuvao
13) Ben Rogers

Interchange:

14) Jaiman Lowe
15) Manase Manuokafoa
16) Shane Rigon
17) Shannan McPherson

Coach – Shaun McRae

The Premier League side is:

1) Willie Gordon
2) Joven Clarke
3) Germaine Paulson
4) Luke Roberts
5) Balin Cupples
6) Mick Moran
7) Joe Williams
8) Dale Newton
9) Trent Young ©
10) Michael Greenfield
11) Anthony Kiro
12) Ray Moujalli
13) Joe Lichaa

Interchange:

14) Daniel Jiminez
15) Rhys Hanbury
16) Ricardo Young
17) James Donlan

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From: NineMSN Nicknamevedder_69 Sent: 21/03/2006 5:52 PM

Souths privatisation vote to stand

Tuesday, March 21, 2006 - 1:50 PM

Former Souths Juniors boss Henry Morris will not challenge the outcome of Sunday's privatisation vote despite a member's claims his vote was wrongly cast.

Rabbitohs member Alex Pavlov reportedly gave his proxy vote to the 'no' camp in February but claimed when he tried to register for the ballot as an onlooker his proxy had gone to the opposing side.

Morris has ruled out any challenge to the voting process despite the privatisation bid of Peter Holmes a Court and Russell Crowe getting up by just a handful of votes.

"I've moved on," Morris said.

"I don't know (Alex Pavlov), have never met him, don't know anything about it.

"If he has got any issues he is entitled to go to KPMG as the returning officer."

Asked if Sunday's defeat at the ballot box was the end of the matter, he said: "That's it.

"I rang Peter to congratulate him yesterday. I'll just continue to be a supporter."

Rabbitohs chairman Nick Pappas said he was always confident the result would stand.

"I'm not concerned at all about it," Pappas said.

"It's now time for the players, the administration, the staff and the fans to get on with it.

"If you are aggrieved by any electoral process there is a legal channel you can follow.

"At the present time I understand the boxes remain sealed and ... that is the end of the issue."

Earlier, George Piggins told a Sydney radio station the voting process was confusing for members.

"If he proves what his allegations are, I think you would have to," Piggins told 2KY when asked about a recount.

"As far as me going and doing something about it, not in your life."

Needing a 75 per cent majority for the proposal to go through, Holmes a Court and Crowe achieved 75.8 per cent of the vote.

A mere 32 votes decided the outcome, with 3,942 voting in favour of the bid and 954 against.

Source: AAP

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From: NineMSN Nicknamegratlog1 Sent: 21/03/2006 6:23 PM
Never has such a p-- weak club received so much publicity.
 
My apologies to all supporters of this cub but it's about time they produced on the field and stop making excuses.

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From: Geoff Sent: 21/03/2006 7:27 PM
Well then gratlog, let's compare and contrast the last, say, dozen "on the field" results of Souths with say those of...........umm, say, Brisbane.  
Does anyone have the numbers?

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From: NineMSN Nicknamegratlog1 Sent: 21/03/2006 8:02 PM
lol, Geoff , you have a good point.
 
Just that we get sick of Souths whinging all the time and BTW I 'm not really a Broncos follower and have never seen them play live.
 
Actually I have never been fanatical about the RL since the Broncos formed.
 

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From: NineMSN NicknameRodent™ Sent: 24/03/2006 7:43 AM
Is it true Holmes a Court has been banned from the Leagues Club? That seems very petty to me and reeks of sour grapes. In a democracy you mightn't like the outcome but you need to learn to live with it.

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From: NineMSN Nicknametriple-7- Sent: 24/03/2006 7:49 AM
roflmao @ Gratlog

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From: NineMSN Nicknamegintara™ Sent: 24/03/2006 8:26 AM
What did he do to get barred?

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From: NineMSN NicknameColorful_Racing_Identity Sent: 24/03/2006 1:32 PM
He was wearing Dunlop Volleys...

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From: NineMSN NicknameMystery-Tramp Sent: 24/03/2006 1:41 PM
Please excuse my profound ignorance on this subject, but is HAC the son of Robert HAC, and if he is, how did he get interested in league?

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From: NineMSN NicknameColorful_Racing_Identity Sent: 24/03/2006 2:12 PM
I think the Western Reds captured his interest...

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From: NineMSN Nicknamevedder_69 Sent: 26/03/2006 4:58 PM
What the hell happened today?
 
Same shit, different day!
 
 

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From: NineMSN NicknameFactsheet Sent: 26/03/2006 5:52 PM
Saints were awful, gave away a truck load of penalties in the second half, yet beat them by 30.
 
I thought Souths were good bets for the spoon till I heard what happened to Canberra again this week. Might be a ding ding go.

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From: The Carnegie Express Sent: 26/03/2006 8:18 PM
Yeah, Souths were pathetic. Had Saints been up against any other side they would have been spanked.

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From: Geoff Sent: 27/03/2006 8:19 AM
Souths played well for the first 30 minutes.
Lowe then stuffed up play the ball in front of the posts and Merritt spilt the ball in a tackle.Two soft tries resulted.
Sutton's tackle was impeded...another try.
Then by falling off tackles they gave the game away on a platter.     
 
 

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From: NineMSN Nicknamevedder_69 Sent: 27/03/2006 11:08 AM
I agree Geoff but too many individual lapses continue to stuff our game! Happens too often.
 
I also agree that Sutton was impeded.

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From: NineMSN Nicknametriple-7- Sent: 27/03/2006 9:34 PM
Not good for many footy clubs funded by leagues clubs . . . .  
 
 
Souths Juniors stripped of tax-exempt status
THE AGE
March 27, 2006 

One of Australia's biggest league clubs, Souths Juniors, has lost its tax-free status after a court found its main activity was gambling rather than sport.

The Administrative Appeals Tribunal revoked Souths Juniors' income tax exemption last week, The Australian Financial Review reported.

The court decided its operation of a "miniature Las Vegas" overtook its support for junior rugby league or the NRL's South Sydney Rabbitohs.

Souths Juniors has assets of $43 million and provides substantial activities to members including 545 poker machines, free shows and $5 steaks, the newspaper said. It also has 21 holiday units, a hotel, two gyms, and interest in a golf course and a catamaran cruiser.

The decision, which is a victory for the taxman, could affect 3000 clubs nationwide as it threatens the privileged tax status of the clubs industry.

"We are closely examining the ruling in regard to Souths Juniors and it potential to create a worrying precedent for more than 3000 sporting clubs across Australia," Clubs Australia chief David Costello told the newspaper.

Souths Juniors said 80 per cent of its profits, or $4.6 million in 2003, was distributed to the junior league and Rabbitohs.

But the tribunal said sporting donations accounted for only 34 per cent of profits.

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From: wily Sent: 28/03/2006 8:44 AM
Woeful game and anyone game enough to have 20cents on either team next week has rocks in their heads

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From: NineMSN Nicknameracecourse_whispers Sent: 30/03/2006 8:10 PM
My first message on this thread, but as Vedder knows, im a mad Souths fan.
Holmes a Court fronted the leagues club board tonight and immediately his ban was lifted. He was originally banned for taking in a film crew to show a level of the leagues club that hasnt been a "vacant lot" for 15 odd years. Demonstrating the fact that prime Sydney real estate was not being managed well by the Leagues Club.
Piggins banned him on the spot, but tonight the board overturned it.
Very Petty from Piggins. I also heard on the radio, that Piggins tried to stop buses going out to Telstra Stadium for the saints game leaving from out front of the club.
Blokes lost the plot. Mind you he probably did them a favour the way he played.

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From: Geoff Sent: 2/04/2006 9:10 AM
So here we go again.
Polglase gets his head pounded into the turf, Cronulla get off scot free then score an important try before the break.
Let's see whether they have a case to answer.  

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From: NineMSN Nicknamegratlog1 Sent: 2/04/2006 9:36 AM
Polglase is certainly a gutsy bugger.
 
I thought the Rabbits went OK even though the Sharks were terrible.
 
Rabbits for the final 8? Stranger things have happened.

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From: NineMSN Nicknamegratlog1 Sent: 2/04/2006 9:37 AM
I also hope that they burn those spiderman jerseys.

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From: NineMSN Nicknamegintara™ Sent: 2/04/2006 7:49 PM
Was driving home from Newcastle and listening to this game ......... Blocker and Andrew Moore? wasn't very complementary of the Bunnies

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From: NineMSN Nicknamevedder_69 Sent: 2/04/2006 8:50 PM
They did play terrible again!
 
Starting to wonder if we will ever win a game again. Yes there were a few rough calls against Souths but the Sharks had bombed a lot of chances. They should have been up by more.
 
Polglaise played outstanding and Sutton played well in the second half. The final score was not a true reflection of the game. Sharks should have won easier.
 
Both teams just have no discipline. Silly penalties, dropped balls etc. I cannot see either of these teams threatening the top 8 at all. At least the Raiders, after getting flogged 2 weeks in a row, put in a good consistent effort to get a win. Souths, are forever feeling sorry for themselves.
 
I think ours will come when Ben Walker returns hopefully ASAP as Joe Williams is the shadow of the player he was this time a year ago. Yes I love the Bunnies as much as all the fans in this forum and always will, but I am a realist and we are totally incapable of beating any team with a first half performance like that.
 
I hope Bomber McRae can turn things round or we might be welcoming Richo's other close friend as our new coach!
 
When is Ben Walker back by the way??

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From: NineMSN NicknameMattDjebel31 Sent: 2/04/2006 10:23 PM
It was a game of two complete opposites, Souths have no skill ( sorry ) and Cronulla have no spirit. Souths have heaps of spirit and the sharks well who knows about their skill.
 
Phil Gould who i do not particularly like was the only one honest about it at first on the FOOTY show this morning, He said Cronulla were woeful and the Rabitoh's were worse.
 
You would have to think that with the new promised training facilities, that the new souths head office have said they will bring in, they should be able to attract better players, lets hope so because lets face it when the Bulldogs are going well Rugby League is going well.
 
 
 
 

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From: NineMSN NicknameMattDjebel31 Sent: 2/04/2006 10:26 PM
I hope Bomber McRae can turn things round or we might be welcoming Richo's other close friend as our new coach!
 
What were is creditentials in the first place, i don't recall hearing of him before.
 
Johny Lang, that maybe the way to go if a new coach is needed, which to be honest i don't think is required just yet. The bloke there at the moment deserves a chance under the new ownership and new facilities.

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From: NineMSN Nicknamevedder_69 Sent: 2/04/2006 10:49 PM

From South's website -

McRae has a very strong coaching background, currently holding the position of Director of Rugby/Head Coach for the Hull Football Club in the English Super League.

McRae coached at St. Helens for three years where he directed the Club to the Inaugural Championship in 1996 along with successive Challenge Cup victories with the Saints in 1996 and 1997.

Shaun then moved on to the Gateshead Thunder in 1999 before spending the past five years at the helm of the Hull Football Club.

Prior to this McRae worked with the Canberra Raiders from 1984 to 1995 in varying coaching and training roles, and has also worked with the Australian, New Zealand, Great Britain and Scottish International squads.

McRae has worked with some of the finest Rugby League coaches, such as Bob Fulton, Tim Sheens and Wayne Bennett, and will bring those experiences with him to the South Sydney Football Club.


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From: Geoff Sent: 3/04/2006 10:23 AM
Don't blame McRae.
The team is composed of bargain basement players who play to the best of their ablilities (most times).
Injuries and suspensions haven't helped. 
Due to the thin quality of the playing staff these hurt us more than other teams.

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From: NineMSN NicknameAntitab Sent: 3/04/2006 4:22 PM
Does Shane Walker still play for them?

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From: NineMSN Nicknamegratlog1 Sent: 3/04/2006 4:38 PM
Yes he does Antitab, but he is a liability imo.
 
He seems to be the most sensible of the three brothers but also has the least talent of them all.  None are as good as their Dad was.He was one of the great defenders .

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From: Geoff Sent: 3/04/2006 4:49 PM
 "but also has the least talent of them all."
 
Not so

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From: wily Sent: 3/04/2006 7:24 PM
Sorry geoff, the blame does start and stop with bomber. he has totally failed to use the talent that he has at his disposal.
We were all prepared to put the boot into poor tuggger but sit back and watch lard arse bomber serve up the same crap each week

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From: NineMSN Nicknamevedder_69 Sent: 3/04/2006 8:01 PM
Geoff,
I'm not blaming Bomber but you know he'll be the first one fired if this continues!
I know the team is composed of bargain buys, a few juniors and other teams cast-offs but so is Canberra and they still have 2 wins to their name. Tigers and Cowboys were the same but still showed enough on the field to be optimistic about their futures and look where they are now. They are the best attacking teams in the comp. We just do not put in at all to give us hope. We must stop finding excuses for them!
 
These boys are as you say bargain basement players (I thoroughly agree but are over priced too) but are in the big time now and must just play smarter. Hold the ball, stay as one line on defence, play the ball properly etc. The fundamental things are what is letting Souths down. These are the basics of Rugby League and if you continue to stuff up, piss off back to reserve grade and give someone else a go! Thats Bombers job, to bring up someone who will. Rigon and Lowe were main offenders last week (especially Lowe over the last few weeks) so bring our new signing up, Kane Cleal, he looks like a nice buy for the bunnies.
 
Sorry Geoff, not trying to start an argument just hoping they prove me wrong.

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From: NineMSN Nicknamevedder_69 Sent: 3/04/2006 8:05 PM
I think Chris Walker has the least talent. All he has is speed. Shane is a lot better player when Ben plays. Ben is by far the best talent IMO. Roosters could have won 3 straight premierships (2 at best as I think the Panthers were awesome that night) if he never played. They always expose his defence which is average at best! He's one player, like Hegarty, that come up off the line too quick in defence.
 
Can't wait till Ben gets back!

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From: wily Sent: 3/04/2006 8:07 PM
Elliott actually puts together game plans. Bomber has the same plan each week.
Also canberra have 4 very important positions with class players. Fullback, 5/8th, half and hooker.
Each of those guys would walk into our team

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From: wily Sent: 3/04/2006 8:09 PM
Vedder, the fact that the defense of walker or williams is exposed so often reflects upon the coaches lack of a clue

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From: NineMSN Nicknamevedder_69 Sent: 3/04/2006 8:24 PM
Wily,
without bias, I would take our half-back (as he was the reason for Souths surge last year plus he's a great goal-kicker) and our 5/8 (younger, amazing talent, doesn't smoke, I think? Not paying out smokers as I used to be one) anyday over the Raiders. As for Hooker and Fullback, you are correct.
 
I don't think the coaches can be blamed for their defence lapses. They continue to do it no matter what. The only cure (which Ricky Stuart did with both) was put them back in reserve grade. They will never change as Heggarty and Walker have been doing it since they started in this league as has El Masri and Utai but thats the way they have been coached. They are a lot more effective at it than Walker or Heggarty.

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From: NineMSN Nicknamegratlog1 Sent: 3/04/2006 8:55 PM
At $9 I reckon I might have a little dabble on Souths for the final 8.
 
 

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From: NineMSN Nicknametriple-7- Sent: 3/04/2006 9:14 PM
Agree with you regarding Elliott Wily, and that's why he's attracted attention. He has an idea and coaches an educated play every week, and yes that probably is a weakness of Bommer. But I'm happy to defend McRae to date, he aint the problem at present imo (and there's chalk and cheese between him and Tugger, now he had absolutely no idea !!!). It's clear that under McRae they have a structure and a plan, yes maybe a little to obvious some weeks, but a big improvement. They try to play different parts of the park with an idea, both in attack and defence. For example they have far more idea what and how to play the last 20 mtrs in attack than a number of sides, ie; Sharks. Swap Kimmorley and a very different result. Regardless of the hype from time to time regarding signings they have had to buy the left overs on the market for the last 3 or so yrs. Another positive of McRae has been that he has been prepared to blood youngsters, who have gone on to do a very good job. Correct regarding the key positions, the 9 has been weak for 3 yrs, the 7 crucially weak for the same period, and the 6 only strong for 12 mths. Working with and around this, and all the bloody crap that continues on around him (the most unprofessional joint of the last 10 yrs) I reckon he's done a dam good job.


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From: Geoff Sent: 3/04/2006 9:29 PM
Wily
Tugger's gone and so has George.
It's time to get over it, and look to the present and the future.
It's no use fighting those old and resolved battles.
 
Your old road is
Rapidly agin'.
Please get out of the new one
If you can't lend your hand
For the times they are a-changin'
  

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From: NineMSN Nicknamevedder_69 Sent: 3/04/2006 10:17 PM
Well said 777.
 
I really want Bomber to prove everyone wrong, but just to clarify what I was saying (not saying you were directing anything at my comments) is that if the results aren't there, unfortunately the blame will be thrown at him and John Lang will be linked to the club immediately because of his friendship with Shane Richardson.
 
 
IMHO, Souths are a better team with Walker there.  I think he's done an outstanding job at the 7, showed at the end of last year and was playing great before he went off from the Roosters game. Just wish he fixed his defence though.
I would love a well credentialed 7 but I'm happy to have Walker over, say, a Brett Finch (no offence Rooster fans, just my opinion). The difference will hopefully show when he returns to the squad.
 
 
Also, I think tugger and Langmack had no idea but as Geoff said, lets forget about the past (just had to add my 2 cents thats all)

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From: wily Sent: 4/04/2006 11:08 AM
Vedder, whilst I do rate Sutton and Williams the pairing of Smith & wither is far superior in my opinion.
 
Smith reads a game brillantly and has all the balls skill imagineable.
Wthers has more vision that Joey at this stage and can certainly tackle a hell of a lot better.
 
As to our defensive lapses. I reallly think you can blame the coach. We don't seem to have a pattern, sometimes we slide, others we're up and in. We don't seem to have any marker defense and this stupidy of hiding Joey out in the centres in defense is just plain dumb. he's shunted out there and expected to tackle one on one.....it just won't happen.
 
He should be kept in tight and protected just as the broncos protect lockyer and the panthers protect Preston. At the very least he should compress the line and have a lock sweeping behind joey and the pack covering the missed tackles. Surely thats a better option than moving him to the wide open to miss tackles with no support

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From: Kicker Sent: 4/04/2006 1:19 PM
Probably not the right thread for this, but seeing we are discussing defence here, can anyone explain to me why League wingers continually come in off their wing leaving their man unmarked?
I see it week in week out, playmaker takes ball to the line, fires a flat cut out pass to the winger, who has a free run because his opposite number has been sucked in to the man inside who 99 times out of a 100 is already covered by another defender
I know sometimes he can snuff out an attack if he's faced with 2 or 3 on 1& times it perfectly, but I cannot fathom why they keep coming in when they have the right numbers in defence. 

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From: NineMSN Nicknametriple-7- Sent: 4/04/2006 2:04 PM
Kicker this has grown out of compressed defensive lines, and the inability at times to have everything covered. The wider 10mtrs, quicker ruck and play the balls, and sharper speed and pass from many 7's and 6's (that's the half and five eight in league mate, lol ) mean it's much harder to hold a compressed line and not get caught on an edge, so the coach's answer has been to have the centre and 2nd rower (normally the 2nd and 3rd from the edge) racing up and if possible then slide, leaving the winger normally facing a 2 or 3 on 1 overlap to defend. The winger's option is to race up quickly and try and cut the ball off before the overlap can be used. Some do it very well, ie Bulldogs wingers (train hrs of up and in and slide drills each wk), some don't, lol.
 
Sheen's attacks this beautifully. Most coach for the ball to be spread and hope to catch an overlap, sometimes from some set plays they include a decoy runner or two. Sheens sets up a spread with numerous inside and out decoys, at at least two different points of the spread, which leaves the outside 4 defenders not knowing who to stay on or what to do and then the winger strolls in un touched on the end of the final pass. A couple of great plays in the first half last week v Storm.
 
Wily, Lockyer and Campbell do spend a lot of time defending on the open edge, similar to the placement of Williams, just depends how the defensive set started. Easy to do from some set plays, harder to do from your own ball turn overs or some scrums, where these players can get caught in centre field. The new vogue at scrums is to have your half and 5/8 in/at the scrum as half and lock and a 2nd rower defending at 5/8, once the ball has been fed and won by the opposition the half and 5/8 slide quickly to the blind on the first to defend inside the winger. They are getting caught out though with 3rd play switches back down a blind, or 5th play spreads to the far open which is now them defending one on one as 3/4's, something they are not that strong on.        

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From: Viscount Sent: 4/04/2006 2:06 PM
Preston has developed into a very strong defender while Lockyer has a minder and still misses plenty. If your defence slides well he wont have to make too many one on one's in the centres. The Dragons use a similar pattern, the Tigers shift Benji to the wing, even Preston used to be pushed out to the wing. It's not uncommon for coaches to use this ploy. It shouldn't be the first grade coaches job to teach a player to tackle either.

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From: NineMSN Nicknamegratlog1 Sent: 4/04/2006 2:12 PM
Triples , I reckon far to many coaches complicate the defence far too much. After all they are'nt Rhodes Scholars these blokes and they do their drills to perfection on the training paddock when they have no opposition running against them. In the heat of the battle they forget most of it.
 
The best two coaches that I've seen have been Bob Bax here in Brisbane and Jack Gibson down south and they both told me to keep it simple so everyone could understand what was happening.

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From: Geoff Sent: 4/04/2006 2:20 PM
"It shouldn't be the first grade coaches job to teach a player to tackle either."
 
Maybe not, but it should be someone's.
I think that far too many of the fundamentals are left unattended presuming that once players reach first grade standard they should know how to perform the simple things
eg tackling, passing, playing the ball, running.
I don't know what the skills coaches do, but some don't perform.
One aspect  that some partuicular players should address is their inability to correctly play the ball when pressured.

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From: Viscount Sent: 4/04/2006 2:33 PM
I agree Geoff, I think that's a large part of the Souths problem. Their support staff is inferior to other clubs and McCrae needs better assistants. Hopefully the takeover will address this problem.

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From: Kicker Sent: 4/04/2006 2:34 PM
Thanks Triples but if your defensive strategy consistently leaves your winger facing a 2 or 3 on 1 would that not suggest your strategy is fatally flawed?
If you are going to slide then keep sliding. There is no way a slide defence can work effectively if at some point someone decides to come in. A good player or coach will get you every time.
While we're on slide defence, another thing that baffles me is watching defensive lines sliding when they are right on their tryline or not far off it. A straight hard runner will score every time & does in most games I watch.

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From: NineMSN Nicknametriple-7- Sent: 4/04/2006 3:12 PM
Yes Kicker, the best counter to slide is angled runners running back in. I think many coach's today are happy to let an attack risk 4 or 5 passes to get to an edge, and then around it, and if need be conceed a try, as opposed to try and man up man on man for a greater risk on the opposition going through your line. 
 
Gratlog, Warren Ryan was another master of defence, not just patterns but he knew technique inside out, but he wasn't about being simple, lol. The modifications he made to defensive technique and patterns through his yrs at Canterbury changed the game, not just with compressed lines and up and in. Ryan's second grade coach at the time he went there was a guy called Malcolm Cliff, a master of defence patterns, probably should have coached 1st grade but for the fact he enjoyed the off field social activity a touch too much. Ryan is said to have introduced and modified some of his own thoughts from Cliff. Cliff loved structure, his view being that he was coaching simple people who needed rigid structure, like centre aside defence, left and right lock and 5/8, half and hooker. He took the left and right to an extreme I've never seen or heard the same of, nominating left and right for ever person across the field except the fullback, splitting them down the middle of the park by the black dot and then coaching them rigidly in both defence and attack to position / play individually only on one side of the park. Now that's rigid !! And he was very successful across many yrs. As I said, Ryan took what he liked and used to advantage with his compressed line, short ruck (the days of 5 mtrs) and an outside up and in defence. Defence was turned into attack, physically wearing your opposition down. He also changed forward defence technique. Most forwards would move up off the line but then plant their feet and hit / be hit by the runner on a shoulder, more often than not their favoured one. Ryan actually represented Australia in the Commonwealth Games in Shot Put, so he knew very well the impact of balance and weight transfer when shot putting. He modified this approach to forward defensive technique. Keep the feet moving, keep the foot forward of the same side / shoulder you are about to hit with and drive. Changed the weight and power transfer, and boy did this make a difference, especially with a short ruck and your big boys standing side by side in a compressed line. At the same time he led the focus on weight training and bulking up your forwards. With these advantages, Ryan used to deliberately coach his sides on occasions to keep giving the ball back through the first 10 to 20 minutes so that his big boys could just bash the hell out of the oppostion and set a platform for a game. He modified tackling bags to be 4 to 5 times the normal / previous weight so that come game day tackling most opposition forwards seemed lite work compared to training. Some of his pre game warm up sessions on tackling and punching bags would put half todays forwards to shame. I ramble on, but he was a master coach, and his middle name was structure, lol.          

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From: NineMSN Nicknamevedder_69 Sent: 5/04/2006 12:46 AM
From South's official website -
 
 
Rabbitohs Team For Round Five Against Broncos
The South Sydney Rabbitohs are pleased to announce their side to take on the Brisbane Broncos in round five of the NRL Telstra Premiership this Saturday, 8 April at 5:30pm at Suncorp Stadium.

Ben Rogers will shift from lock to halfback this weekend with Shane Rigon wearing the number 13 jersey. Trent Young has moved on to the interchange bench with Germaine Paulson named as the 18th man.

Rabbitohs’ Mark Minichiello (shoulder), Ben Walker (knee), Scott Geddes (pectoral muscle), Beau Champion (ankle), Stuart Webb (suspension), and Luke MacDougall (suspension) were not considered for selection. Yileen Gordon will play Jersey Flegg this weekend for disciplinary reasons. Gordon missed a training session last Saturday, and having been warned for missing training previously, has been dropped from the NRL squad this weekend.

The referee for the NRL fixture is Gavin Badger.

The Rabbitohs NRL side is:

1) Todd Polglase
2) Nathan Merritt
3) Paul Mellor
4) Adam MacDougall
5) Shannon Hegarty
6) John Sutton
7) Ben Rogers
8) Peter Cusack ©
9) Shane Walker
10) Jaiman Lowe
11) David Fa’alogo
12) Luke Stuart
13) Shane Rigon

Interchange:

14) Joe Galuvao
15) Manase Manuokafoa
16) Trent Young
17) Shannan McPherson
18) Germaine Paulson

Coach – Shaun McRae


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From: wily Sent: 5/04/2006 10:00 AM
19 different halfbacks since we got back in. 4 this year

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From: NineMSN NicknameMystery-Tramp Sent: 5/04/2006 11:21 AM
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From: NineMSN Nicknamevedder_69 Sent: 9/04/2006 7:48 PM
 
We should have been beaten by more again BUT how on earth was that pass to MacDougall ruled forward. Could have made the game more competitive.
 
Thought the ref had a shocking game but so did the Broncos (and thank God they did).
 
Jaiman Lowe has had too many chances!
 
Hope he gets dropped to reserve grade to learn how to catch again!

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From: NineMSN Nicknamegratlog1 Sent: 9/04/2006 8:45 PM
I still think that they will win a few games this year.

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From: NineMSN Nickname1409Bruce Sent: 9/04/2006 9:00 PM
Well they should get at least 4 points this year--although I wouldn't be over confident of them winning against Bye.

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From: NineMSN Nicknamevedder_69 Sent: 11/04/2006 11:15 PM
Courtesy of www.souths.com -
 
 
Rabbitohs Teams for Round Six Against Bulldogs

 

The South Sydney Rabbitohs are pleased to announce their side to take on the Bulldogs in round six of the NRL Telstra Premiership this Monday, 17 April at 3pm at Telstra Stadium.

The Rabbitohs will welcome back Ben Walker, Yileen Gordon and Mark Minichiello to the first grade ranks this weekend. Walker will play halfback with Gordon taking a centre position. Minichiello has been named on a six-man bench, his first game back this season from a shoulder reconstruction.

Rabbitohs’ Scott Geddes (pectoral muscle), Beau Champion (ankle), Stuart Webb (suspension), and Luke MacDougall (suspension) were not considered for selection.

Gates will open at 1pm on Monday with the Premier League clash between the Rabbitohs and the Bulldogs kicking off at 1:10pm prior to the main fixture at 3pm.

The referee for the NRL fixture is Russell Smith.

The Rabbitohs NRL side is:

1) Todd Polglase
2) Nathan Merritt
3) Yileen Gordon
4) Adam MacDougall
5) Shannon Hegarty
6) John Sutton
7) Ben Walker
8) Peter Cusack ©
9) Shane Walker
10) Luke Stuart
11) David Fa’alogo
12) Joe Galuvao
13) Shane Rigon

Interchange:

14) Jaiman Lowe
15) Manase Manuokafoa
16) Ben Rogers
17) Mark Minichiello
18) Paul Mellor
19) Shannan McPherson

Coach – Shaun McRae

The Rabbitohs Premier League side is:

1) Willie Gordon
2) Joven Clarke
3) Luke Roberts
4) Germaine Paulson
5) Balin Cupples
6) Mick Moran
7) Joe Williams
8) Dale Newton
9) Trent Young ©
10) Kane Cleal
11) Michael Greenfield
12) Ricardo Young
13) Joe Lichaa

Interchange:

14) Joe Falemaka
15) Anthony Kiro
16) Rhys Hanbury
17) Ray Moujalli
18) James Donlan

Coach – Mark Ellison

 

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From: NineMSN Nicknamevedder_69 Sent: 11/04/2006 11:19 PM
Souths look better with Walker back, Galuvao starting and Mark Minicello back as well!!
 
Why does he persist with Jaiman Lowe? Bring Kane Cleal up and put Rigon on the bench. Miniciello should be starting lock IMO.

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From: NineMSN Nicknamevedder_69 Sent: 11/04/2006 11:26 PM
He's back!!
 

Bulldogs Coach Steve Folkes has made one change to the 17 man squad that played against the Raiders last week.
 
Sonny Bill Williams returns from injury to take his place on the bench, with Jon Green shifting to Premier League. Both Reni Maitua and Daniel Holdsworth will remain the Bulldogs halves pairing after a solid display last weekend.
 
The full team for the Bulldogs game against the Rabbitohs at Telstra Stadium on Easter Monday at 3pm is:
 
1. Luke Patten
2. Hazem El Masri
3. Andrew Emelio
4. Willie Tonga
5. Trent Cutler
6. Reni Maitua
7. Daniel Holdsworth
8. Mark O'Meley
9. Corey Hughes
10. Roy Asotasi
11. Willie Mason
12. Andrew Ryan (c)
13. Tony Grimaldi
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14. Adam Perry
15. Chris Armit
16. Nate Myles
17. Sonny Bill Williams

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From: Viscount Sent: 12/04/2006 2:54 PM
For how long?

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From: arakaan Sent: 12/04/2006 5:47 PM
souths were smart they would sack mcrae and hire Lang for next year.
 
the year after you get Gower who will be happy to join his old coach and CEO and of course the Rusty gang. This would happen as his missus will nag him to move to the city so she can boost her TV career at nine by being closer to the nine bunker.
 
at least the rabbits fan can dream that this might happen.
 

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From: robbo Sent: 12/04/2006 5:54 PM
That actually makes a lot of sense. 

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From: Geoff Sent: 13/04/2006 10:19 AM
"how on earth was that pass to MacDougall ruled forward. Could have made the game more competitive.'
 
Spot on,Vedder. yet he (they) okayed the pass to Lockyer for his try.Honestly, we just don't get a fair suck of the sauce bottle. And I'm not biased.

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From: NineMSN Nicknamegintara™ Sent: 13/04/2006 8:24 PM
I heard a rumour today Noel Cleal is heading to Souths next year? I know Manly released Kane recently and he has gone over but this is the first I'd heard of this one?

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From: NineMSN NicknameColorful_Racing_Identity Sent: 13/04/2006 8:26 PM
yep, there's truth in that rumour...

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From: NineMSN Nicknamevedder_69 Sent: 13/04/2006 9:59 PM
Please bring Jamie Lyon too!

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From: NineMSN NicknameMattDjebel31 Sent: 17/04/2006 5:35 PM
Souths are carving em up. The BULLDOGS have an attitude problem.

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From: NineMSN Nicknamevedder_69 Sent: 17/04/2006 8:19 PM
Although a few fundamentals let us down and a lucky bounce fell the Dogs way, thought Souths showed great improvement.
 
Two things are certain - When J.Sutton plays well, Souths are hard to beat and
                                     Joe Galuvao must always start!
 
Unfortunately looks like we lost Stuart for the season and Heggarty looks to be gone for a while but we played well with 15 blokes.
 
I thought Russell Smith had a shocking game. Can't believe he still refs in A grade.
 
Good to see a sign of improvement.

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From: NineMSN Nickname_Legal_Agent_ Sent: 17/04/2006 9:22 PM
We are still missing that player who can organise something when attacking the oppositions line. A few times today inside the Bulldogs 20m they just couldn't conjure up anything.

But in saying that, a HUGE improvement from recent weeks. Though all players put in 110%. Just wish we had Cronulla or Canberra next weekend, but the Warriors will do. Our record over there is pretty poor though.

A win is just around the corner!

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From: Geoff Sent: 18/04/2006 10:13 AM
"We are still missing that player who can organise something when attacking the oppositions line"
 
That's true, I sat there thinking....."No Direction Home"
 
"I thought Russell Smith had a shocking game.
 
That's also true. I sat there thinking " When these bloke referee Souths, they have the same mindset as cricket umpires adjudicating LBW appeals against batsmen numbers 10 & 11."  

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From: NineMSN Nicknamevedder_69 Sent: 26/04/2006 11:07 PM
Gee I hope Joey doesn't play this weekend.
 
Even without him, Souths will find it hard to win this!
 
Has he confirmed if he's playing against Souths or not??

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From: NineMSN Nickname_Legal_Agent_ Sent: 27/04/2006 10:31 AM
He wasn't named in the side Vedder. I don't think they will risk him, especially as he wants to play in the Test Match.

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From: NineMSN NicknameMystery-Tramp Sent: 27/04/2006 5:44 PM
Have a guess who Craig Coleman is advising Souths to make their priority buy for next year?
 
Mark Gasnier, raoflmao. No wonder they call him Tugger.
 
I could not think of a worse buy for Souths.

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From: NineMSN Nicknamevedder_69 Sent: 27/04/2006 8:39 PM
I don't think they will risk him, especially as he wants to play in the Test Match.
 
I hope you are right LA.
 
Don't want to risk him on the Telstra Stadium surface!

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From: Geoff Sent: 1/05/2006 12:08 PM
Bloody hell........another heartbreaker
 
If only Walker had kicked on the fifth
 
Take this cup from me.
 
 
 

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From: NineMSN Nicknamevedder_69 Sent: 1/05/2006 2:02 PM
I feel your pain Geoff.
 
I think Walker had a few bad moments in the game.
 
The MacDougall boys were fantastic and we must drop Merrett back to reserve grade.....NOW!!!
 
Overall, Souths played fantastic to keep up with the second best, if not the best team in the league.

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From: NineMSN NicknameColorful_Racing_Identity Sent: 1/05/2006 2:25 PM
If Newcastle are in the top 2 teams, who is the other one, Melbourne, Manly or Brisbane?

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From: NineMSN Nicknamevedder_69 Sent: 1/05/2006 2:43 PM
North Queensland.
 
Melbourne are a very close third.

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From: NineMSN Nicknametriple-7- Sent: 1/05/2006 2:52 PM
I think on the form of results and who they have played at present I'd rate it
 
Cowboys
Knights
Storm
Eagles
 

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From: NineMSN NicknameColorful_Racing_Identity Sent: 1/05/2006 3:05 PM
The competition is so even that Dragons still retain their equal favouritism at $5.50 with Centrebet, despite their indifferent form. Probably due to the fact that no team is remotely close to being a dominant force, as the Cowboys showed on Saturday night... could be an even more closer comp than last season.
 
The Eels easily played their best game for the year yesterday... it's almost impossible to beat a top team away from home with only 43% possession, as they almost did... I think they'll turn the corner and make a charge for a top 8 position...

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From: wily Sent: 6/05/2006 12:02 PM
If they are ever going to beat the storm they have their chance today. Looks like Webster & King will be out

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From: Geoff Sent: 6/05/2006 1:19 PM
Wily
I suggest you check their record against Melbourne up here.

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From: arakaan Sent: 6/05/2006 4:11 PM
not too good.
 
Melbourne
R10 Melbourne        6  (1-1-0)    14 (2-3-0)   L  15-May-1998 S.F.S.                  P.McBlane                       5876
R8  Melbourne        6  (1-1-0)    52 (9-8-0)   L  24-Apr-1999 Olympic                 T.Mander                        10831
R15 Melbourne        6  (1-1-0)    44 (7-8-0)   L  22-Jun-2002 Olympic                 S.Hayne                         9912
R13 Melbourne        41 (8-4-1)    14 (3-1-0)   W  08-Jun-2003 S.F.S.                  R.Lawrence                      7104
R20 Melbourne        6  (1-1-0)    24 (4-4-0)   L  26-Jul-2003 Olympic                 T.Archer                        7539
R6  Melbourne        4  (1-0-0)    50 (9-7-0)   L  17-Apr-2004 Olympic                 S.Lyons                         8553
R14 Melbourne        28 (5-4-0)    26 (5-3-0)   W  12-Jun-2004 S.F.S.                  M.Cecchin                       6855
R10 Melbourne        12 (2-2-0)    38 (8-3-0)   L  14-May-2005 S.F.S.                  J.Robinson                      6574
R16 Melbourne        6  (1-1-0)    48 (9-6-0)   L  25-Jun-2005 Olympic                 T.Archer                        6984

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From: Geoff Sent: 7/05/2006 10:21 AM
 
  At that stage it was two all.......What do you mean "not too good"?
 

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From: wily Sent: 7/05/2006 9:05 PM
They were never a hope bar when melboune were wrongly reduced to 12.
 
We need a new coach desperately

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From: NineMSN Nicknamegratlog1 Sent: 7/05/2006 10:25 PM
Maybe Russel could at least teach them to act like real footballers

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From: arakaan Sent: 7/05/2006 10:29 PM
wow I might even tip souths next week against penrith.
especially if priddis is out.

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From: NineMSN Nicknamevedder_69 Sent: 11/05/2006 6:07 PM
Will still be hard to tip them, unfortunately.

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From: NineMSN Nicknamevedder_69 Sent: 16/05/2006 7:30 PM
 
Rabbitohs Announce Team for Round 11 Against Roosters

The Real Insurance Rabbitohs are pleased to announce their side to take on the Sydney Roosters in round 11 of the NRL Telstra Premiership this Sunday, 21 May at 3pm at Aussie Stadium.

Joe Williams will start at halfback this weekend, with Ben Walker out due to a knee injury. Rabbitohs’ Scott Geddes (pectoral muscle) and Luke Stuart (knee) were not considered for selection.

The Rabbitohs’ Premier League side will take on the Newtown Jets at Henson Park on Saturday at 3pm, and the Jersey Flegg clash between the Roosters and South Sydney Juniors will commence at 1:10pm on Sunday at Aussie Stadium.

The referee for the main fixture is Shayne Hayne.

The Rabbitohs NRL side is:

1. Luke MacDougall
2. Nathan Merritt
3. John Sutton
4. Adam MacDougall
5. Shannon Hegarty
6. Ben Rogers
7. Joe Williams
8. Peter Cusack ©
9. Shane Walker
10. Jaiman Lowe
11. David Fa’alogo
12. Joe Galuvao
13. Stuart Webb

Interchange:

14. Mark Minichiello
15. Michael Greenfield
16. Manase Manuokafoa
17. Shane Rigon

Coach – Shaun McRae

The Rabbitohs Premier League side is:

1. Todd Polglase
2. Joven Clarke
3. Fetuli Talanoa
4. Germaine Paulson
5. Balin Cupples
6. Yileen Gordon
7. Rhys Hanbury
8. Joe Falemaka
9. Trent Young ©
10. Kane Cleal
11. Joe Lichaa
12. Ray Moujalli
13. Shannan McPherson

Interchange:

14. Wise Kativerata
15. Aaron Firman
16. James Donlan
17. Ricardo Young
18. Anthony Kiro

Coach – Mark Ellison


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From: NineMSN Nicknamevedder_69 Sent: 16/05/2006 7:40 PM
In my opinion -
 
Sutton should be lock, Gordon back in the centres, Webb to the bench.
 
Drop Lowe and bring Cleal up and drop Greenfield for Webb.
 
If Merritt wasn't a goal kicker, I would drop him too. I don't understand why Walker hasn't been kicking when he plays. He's a better kicker than Merritt!!
 
Also, didn't know Wise Kativerata came back? Didn't he leave to Parra a couple of years back and even played Rugby for Randwick last year too??

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From: Geoff Sent: 16/05/2006 10:21 PM
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I'm not a knocker like some of our supporters are but frankly, Sutton is hardly rating a place in the team given his recent input. I've been saying for some time he needs to be moved to lock and told to involve himself more in the game. (he can't kick for shit) but as an offloader in traffic there are few better in the game. 
 
I agree re Lowe, and what convinced me a few weeks ago was how he'd turn into the tackle rather than take it front on. (I am of course talking as an observer, where my courage can't be questioned)
 
Cleal seems willing, but I'm not sure of his skills nor robustness.
 
I can't understand why Joe Williams hasn't been promoted to replace Walker, whose penchant for giving away stupid penalties is costing  us plenty. Plus, he's as good a goalkicker as both Merritt and Walker and a much better kicker in general play. There could be some personality issues but he's been playing well in Reserve grade (including taking on the line, which he didn't do enough of for my liking last year).
 
    

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From: NineMSN Nicknamegintara™ Sent: 16/05/2006 11:08 PM
Kativerata was released by Parra awhile back, I thought he went o/s but stand to be corrected.
 
Looked a talent, but one of those players who show it infrequently

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From: NineMSN Nicknamevedder_69 Sent: 16/05/2006 11:37 PM
Geoff, 
 
you are absolutely correct  Sutton, his form has been less than impressive. Actually, I totally agree with your whole assumption but unfortunately, I am one of those knockers you refer to but I wish there were some positives in this season but unfortunately, there ain't!
 
Lets hope they can do something soon.
 
Gin, thanks for that. Does anyone know if he played Rugby for Randwick over the last few years? I'm positive he did but happy to stand corrected also!

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From: wily Sent: 17/05/2006 9:46 AM
The sides pretty much what i would like to see. I'd personally drop the captain back to the bench and bring Greedfield in to start
 
Just on Sutton, it's they way we play our football that makes him have quiet periods.
He's certainly been no quieter than Gordon who has done nothing. I can't recall him making 1 run in the past 3 games

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From: NineMSN Nickname_Legal_Agent_ Sent: 17/05/2006 1:33 PM
At least we won't have to wait until 7:30pm for the replay on Fox this week. 4pm on Channel 9!!! (unless you are going to the game of course)

I had a quick look at our draw around Origin time. Those at the NRL have either thought they are doing Souths a favour, or the opposite and doing Brisbane and Nth Qld a favour. Reason being cause we play them both on the weekends before Origin 2 and 3, therefore they will be missing half their line up.

What has Shannon McPherson done wrong? At least he plays tough. Is Rigon playing for a contract? Thought he has been putting his hand up and makinggood yards around the ruck.

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From: NineMSN NicknameAntitab Sent: 17/05/2006 5:19 PM
Does anyone think they will win a game this year?

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From: Geoff Sent: 17/05/2006 5:24 PM
Rigon plays as far above his weight as any player I've ever seen.

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From: NineMSN Nicknamevedder_69 Sent: 17/05/2006 7:13 PM
Geoff, totally agree.
 
Antitab, I hope so!!

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From: NineMSN Nicknamevedder_69 Sent: 21/05/2006 9:18 PM
Merritt's try was a real highlight IMO. Fantastic effort.  
 
There are some promising signs if we can just keep it together in the middle sections of each half. Always seem to 'fall asleep' and some how dig a nice deep hole for ourselves.
 
By the way, whats happened to Beau Champion? Is he out for the season?
 
 
Roosters hold off surging Bunnies
May 21

Only goal-kicking stood between South Sydney and its first win of the season as it suffered an agonising 28-26 loss to the Sydney Roosters at the Sydney Football Stadium on Sunday afternoon.

Ricky Stuart's men were fortunate to get away with the two competition points as the Rabbitohs powered back from 28-10 down with three tries in the last 13 minutes.

They finished with five tries in all, the same as the Roosters for whom Craig Fitzgibbon slotted four conversions to Joe Williams's three.

Souths now have 10 losses and a bye from 11 rounds, their worst start to a season since 1946.

Souths opened the scoring after only five minutes with a spectacular individual effort from winger Nathan Merritt, who got the ball inside his own half and ran down the touchline before chipping ahead and outsprinting Amos Roberts to score.

But full-back Roberts hit back with a try of his own and then centre Iosia Soliola crossed five minutes later.

Rabbitoh Adam MacDougall showed pace though to burn the Roosters defence and score right on the break, with Williams's conversion putting the underdogs behind just 12-10.

Tries to hooker John Doyle, winger Vince Mellars and front-rower David Shillington within the first 20 minutes of the second half then seemingly put the Roosters on the road to a comfortable victory.

But Ben Rogers' effort in the 67th minute began the Rabbitohs's late resurgence.

Source: ABC


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From: NineMSN Nicknamegintara™ Sent: 22/05/2006 12:19 AM
Vedder - Friday's Tele had a piece about all the players that had been thru the Parramatta club and when they left ........ Kativerata is listed as playing one season then going to union

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From: NineMSN Nicknamevedder_69 Sent: 22/05/2006 3:34 PM
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From: Kicker Sent: 29/05/2006 12:13 PM
Can any of you Souths tragics confirm for me whether some sort of pact has been made by some players not to have a shave until they get a win.
 
If so, the Rabbits might resemble ZZ Top by the end of the season 

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From: NineMSN Nicknamevedder_69 Sent: 29/05/2006 1:13 PM
Forever a bunnies tragic............if that is the case (as I am not sure that it is) they will be shaving this Sunday morning!!

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From: NineMSN NicknameMonologue9 Sent: 29/05/2006 9:29 PM
Was reported on Fox Sports News tonight that former Sharks fullback David Peachey has signed to play with the Bunnies for the remainder of this season.

As talented as he is I think they may need more than just his talent to turn their season around.

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From: Geoff Sent: 29/05/2006 9:44 PM
There are Souths tragics, and wannabee Souths tragics.
Come on, admit it, deep down, you want to be one of us. 
 
Glory Glory...............

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From: The Carnegie Express Sent: 29/05/2006 11:22 PM
I do honestly feel for Souths fans. I tend to put myself in their shoes and think f**k, thank god I don't support Souths. And I am not honestly having a dig, I am serious. I seriously hope that the privatisation works and Souths are competitive as they aren't doing anyone any favours failing each year. Their supporters, their sponsors, but all importantly themselves. No one expects them to consistantly make the semi finals, but just try and win.

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From: NineMSN NicknameMattDjebel31 Sent: 29/05/2006 11:33 PM
Lets remember you know Rugby League is going well when the Bulldogs are going well

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From: NineMSN NicknamePigskin24 Sent: 30/05/2006 12:28 AM
"The Pride of the League" .... shouldn't that read .... "The Blight on the League" ?
 
Saw a survey which found 73% of RL fans would boot them out of the comp again if they had half a chance.
 
I voted to boot.
 
What a rabble.  But wait, they just signed David Peachey
 
what a joke
 
Oink !

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From: NineMSN NicknameAntitab Sent: 30/05/2006 4:19 PM
Surely they would be better served finding some kids and giving them a go rather than signing blokes like Peachey who are over 30. In the scheme of things it doesnt matter if they win 0 or 5 games this year so trying to unearth some young stars for the future would seem a more valuable use of this year.
 
If the kids they try arent up to it nothing is lost and they know not to persevere with them next year. Its awin win situation.

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From: The Carnegie Express Sent: 30/05/2006 4:22 PM

Rabbitohs favoured not to win a game

Stuart Honeysett
May 30, 2006

THE good news for South Sydney fans is they can get a bet on when the club will break its losing streak. The bad news is the Rabbitohs are $4.25 favourites not to end the drought this year.

After 11 consecutive losses, bookies yesterday took the plunge and framed a market on whether Souths will sing a victory song this season. 

Centrebet led the charge, offering odds on every one of their 13 games left between now and the end of 2006. 

The shortest quote is for Souths to remain winless at $4.25 (if they did they would become only the eighth club since 1908 not to win a game all season) while the juiciest price is $67 for them to break the drought against Wests Tigers at Leichhardt Oval in the final round. 

"Once the punters sit down and digest it, I suspect that most of the bets would be on no wins," Centrebet's Gerard Daffy said. "If you have a look at who they've got there's a couple of possibilities there during the Origin period but they're not going to have an easy game." 

NSW Sportsbet's Glenn Munsie said his agency framed a market at the start of the season on when North Queensland would lose its first game for 2006. 

"We ran it and the first week was when they played Cronulla and they got beat," he said.

http://www.theaustralian.news.com.au/story/0,20867,19298693-5003340,00.html

Souths will win a match this season. My guess is one (or more) of the following:

$15 against Manly - Beat them 44-6 last season
$34 against Newcastle - My low opinion of Newcastle was highlighted on Friday night. They are going to fall from grace and Souths beating them would not surprise. This is the game I am going to throw a lazy ten on. Hell, Souths made light work of them last season with the god at the helm.
$34 Nth Qld - First a rag side Roosters at home, then Canberra. Souths are $11 chances to beat them in Nth Qld and $34 to beat them in round 25 at home. How does that work? Nth Qld are a side that run hot and cold. When they're bad, they are really bad.

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From: NineMSN NicknameColorful_Racing_Identity Sent: 30/05/2006 4:31 PM
If Souths are $4.25 with Centrebet to lose every game, then the good news for Souths fans is they are $1.18 to win at least one game...
 
article was written by someone with no grasp of probability...

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From: The Carnegie Express Sent: 30/05/2006 4:33 PM
Centrebet have the odds for each match CRI. Didn't come through in the story but is in the newspaper.

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From: NineMSN NicknameColorful_Racing_Identity Sent: 30/05/2006 4:42 PM
Headline indicates that Souths are unlikely to win a game... but based on bookies prices, they are in real terms about a 78% chance of winning a game...

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From: NineMSN Nicknamevedder_69 Sent: 30/05/2006 4:50 PM
Souths are $11 chances to beat them in Nth Qld and $34 to beat them in round 25 at home. How does that work?
 
TCE,
 
I think its around Origin time and the Cowboys would have a lot of players out (I hope). I think we play the Broncos before an Origin when they have their SOO players out as well.

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From: robbo Sent: 30/05/2006 4:55 PM
It's not that Souths are $34 to defeat NQ, it's that they're $34 to defeat them in Round 25 AND that is their first win of the season.  If they win in the meantime, that bet loses. 

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From: NineMSN Nicknamevedder_69 Sent: 30/05/2006 4:59 PM
Rabbitohs Sign David Peachey

 

The Real Insurance Rabbitohs have signed David Peachey for the remainder of the 2006 season today, with Peachey commencing training with the Club this week.

Peachey, a former Country, NSW and Australian representative, has joined the Rabbitohs in a bid to revive his NRL career.

Peachey played 12 seasons with the Cronulla Sharks, playing 232 first grade games for the Club, before heading to the Widnes Vikings in the UK for 2006.

Peachey has now returned to Australia and is delighted to be joining the Rabbitohs for the rest of this season.

“I’m very excited to be joining the Club and to have the opportunity to play in the NRL again,” Peachey said today.

“People have said that Souths are resurrecting my career and I’m willing to repay them in any way, shape or form for that opportunity.

“I’m looking forward to starting training with the boys this week.”

Rabbitohs CEO Shane Richardson is very pleased to have Peachey joining the ranks of the Rabbitohs.

“David is a quality human being and will be an asset to our Club,” Mr Richardson said.

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MacDougall Fined and Stood Down by Rabbitohs

The South Sydney DRLFC has fined Adam MacDougall a substantial amount, and has stood him down from his duties for one week, for comments made by Adam in the press this week.

MacDougall has expressed regret for the comments attributed to him, stating that he didn’t mean to criticise his team mates.

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It's not that Souths are $34 to defeat NQ, it's that they're $34 to defeat them in Round 25 AND that is their first win of the season.  If they win in the meantime, that bet loses. 

well DER! Robbo, I read the story and studied the odds and forgot to factor in that they have to win that particular match. I can be a goose sometimes.

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From: NineMSN Nickname_Legal_Agent_ Sent: 30/05/2006 5:41 PM
When the market was framed for Newcastle last season, they won the same week against Penrith.

For what it is worth, I tip Souths every week, but am yet to put any $$$ on them this season. I think that will change this week. And no, I'm not thinking of taking the $4.25 that they don't win a game....lol

The only worry is Hegarty's woeful defense, but will Canberra be smart enough to attack his wing all game?

Rabbitohs Announce Teams for Round 13 Against Raiders

The Real Insurance Rabbitohs are pleased to announce their side to take on the Canberra Raiders in round 13 of the NRL Telstra Premiership this Saturday, 3 June at 7:30pm at Canberra Stadium.

David Peachey will make his debut for the Rabbitohs from fullback this weekend, with Todd Polglase shifting to the centres. Shannon Hegarty returns to the side on the wing, while Luke MacDougall will play in the centres, John Sutton at five-eighth, Mark Minichiello in the second-row, and Ben Rogers at lock. Paul Mellor returns to the first grade squad from the interchange bench with Joe Lichaa named as the 18th man.

Rabbitohs’ Scott Geddes (torn pectoral muscle – 5-7 weeks), Luke Stuart (ruptured ACL in knee - season), Ben Walker (knee ligament strain – 2-3 weeks), Beau Champion (ankle ligament strain – 3-4 weeks), Yileen Gordon (right plantar fascia tear – 4-5 weeks), Stuart Webb (knee ligament strain – 3-4 weeks), Joe Galuvao (achilles strain – 1-2 weeks), Kane Cleal (meniscal tear in knee – 4-5 weeks) and Mick Moran (ankle sprain and thumb fracture – 6-8 weeks) were not considered for selection due to injury. Adam MacDougall has been stood down from this weekend’s game.

The Rabbitohs’ Premier League side will take on the Canberra Raiders at Canberra Stadium on Saturday at 5:30pm.

The Rabbitohs NRL side is:

1. David Peachey
2. Nathan Merritt
3. Todd Polglase
4. Luke MacDougall
5. Shannon Hegarty
6. John Sutton
7. Joe Williams
8. Peter Cusack ©
9. Shane Walker
10. Manase Manuokafoa
11. Mark Minichiello
12. David Fa’alogo
13. Ben Rogers

Interchange:

14. Jaiman Lowe
15. Shane Rigon
16. Shannan McPherson
17. Paul Mellor
18. Joe Lichaa

Coach – Shaun McRae

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From: wily Sent: 30/05/2006 8:16 PM
Woeful decision to drop mad dog.
 
Firstly, he was right in what he said and why punish the club by dropping our best player for speaking the truth

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From: Geoff Sent: 30/05/2006 9:27 PM
I agree
 
Scene Geoff's place of work
 
Boss   Geoff, have you got a moment?
 
Geoff  Sure
 
Boss   As you know we've had a bad week and I heard that you were paying out on Jackshit and Whogivesastuff at the pub last night.
 
Geoff  Yes, I was upset about them not putiing in , but I apologised, and they've agreed that they could do better.
 
Boss  Look, You're on an annual contract of  $200,000 so we've decided to penalise you $5000 for not doing the best for our team's morale.
 
Geoff  Fair enough, I said I was sorry, but I can understand your actions
 
Boss   That's not all Geoff, as further punishment we've decided  to give you week off work on full pay.
 
Geoff  Well, that will teach me, I thought I might have to week 80 hours instead of 40 hours for the next week.but, hey, it's your call. 
 
 
  
 
   

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From: NineMSN Nicknamevedder_69 Sent: 31/05/2006 12:21 AM
I think its an excuse to try out new combinations as he certainly won't be there next year.
 
Fancy sitting out a healthy Adam Macdougall, he's hardly played since he joined the club!!

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From: NineMSN Nicknamegintara™ Sent: 31/05/2006 9:14 AM
I'm with Piggy, I would have never allowed them back into the comp, worst backwards step ever  but hey who am I, I certainly wasn't one of the supposed 70,000 who marched to get them saved ........ looks like they have all marched the other way at the moment  
 
: <NOBR>NineMSN NicknamePigskin24</NOBR> Sent: 29/05/2006 10:28 PM
"The Pride of the League" .... shouldn't that read .... "The Blight on the League" ?
 
Saw a survey which found 73% of RL fans would boot them out of the comp again if they had half a chance.
 
I voted to boot.
 
What a rabble.  But wait, they just signed David Peachey
 
what a joke
 
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From: NineMSN Nicknamegratlog1 Sent: 31/05/2006 10:41 AM
I often wondered why they could get 70,000 to a march but still only got small crowds but after going to a game in Sydney not long back I can understand why.
  The bloody cost of going to these games is stupid for a family.
 
Maybe it's ok if you are travelling  alright but for someone battling a bit, they just cannot afford it.  $4 + for a bottle of coke I thought was funny.
 
Similar to going to the races, it is so much easier to spend a bit more on your home entertainment and you see so much more at home and in a lot more comfort.
 
That's the same as paying $25 to go to the racetrack when that is $5 more than I budget for my betting on a Saturday.

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From: NineMSN NicknameMullerbeck Sent: 31/05/2006 11:17 AM
I agree with Gintara and Pigskin. Pride of the League - when I saw they were talking about Souths, I thought someone was being sarcastic, but they were being serious!
 
I think that there is a many similarities between Souths and Irag:
 
- both places are f.....d and will be for many years to come 
- both yearn back to the glory days many decades ago
- both used to be ruled by authocratic rules, who was alway right
- both are torn apart my infighting and dirty tactics
- residents / supporters of both think that they are god's gift to humanity and without them everything will go to hell

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From: Geoff Sent: 1/06/2006 10:22 AM
Attention all true Souths tragics
I believe a brand new range of specially monogrammed cilices is about to hit the market. 
And for me it's not before time. My old one is just about worn out.

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From: NineMSN NicknameMattDjebel31 Sent: 4/06/2006 1:52 AM
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From: NineMSN Nicknamevedder_69 Sent: 4/06/2006 3:14 PM
I thought Peachey played well, as did Cusack (which he never fails to do week in, week out) 
 
Really need a half back and a goal kicker as well!
Once again, why have we not dropped Jaiman Lowe?

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From: NineMSN Nicknamegintara™ Sent: 4/06/2006 4:50 PM
Is there anyone to replace him Vedder? Didn't premmies get touched up by about 60?

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From: NineMSN Nicknamevedder_69 Sent: 4/06/2006 5:14 PM
Gratlog, unfortunately that will forever be our problem, finding somoeone to take his spot. All players that can replace him are injured.
 
Hopefully quite a few will be back next weekend!

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From: NineMSN Nicknamevedder_69 Sent: 7/06/2006 10:57 PM
New Era at Souths Begins Today With Official Handover Ceremony

 

The official handover ceremony for the South Sydney District Rugby League Football Club took place at Sydney Town Hall this afternoon, with Peter Holmes à Court and Russell Crowe officially taking control of Rugby League’s most famous Club.

In a symbolic moment, outgoing Football Club Chairman Nicholas Pappas handed over the Football Club’s historic first minute book to Mr Holmes à Court, who, in turn, handed over a $3 million cheque in exchange for the 75% stake.

This historic transaction was approved by a staggering 76 per cent majority of the Club’s voting Membership at the 19 March Extraordinary General Meeting.

Mr Holmes à Court said today’s ceremony was not only the culmination of many months of hard work, it also indicated the beginning of the hard work ahead to rebuild the legend and return this Club to its rightful place at the top of the NRL.

“Since the history-making vote of March 19 when members voted overwhelmingly to let Russell Crowe and myself take control of this great Club, I have had the opportunity to make preparations for this day - the starting line to a new era for the NRL’s most successful club,” Mr Holmes à Court said.

”I have listened to countless Football Club Members and supporters, interviewed all members of the current management, directors and past directors, as well as having had the pleasure of meeting the administrators and directors of other leading football clubs in Australia.

”Neither Russell nor I underestimate the job ahead, which will include the most challenging elements of turning around a business with an era of underperformance, against the backdrop of the ruthless toughness of Rugby League.

”However we are prepared to take on this challenge, starting today. Many of our changes will at times be hidden, and at times they will be public and appropriately trumpeted. ”But we know our first step must be start to rebuild a winning culture.

“The South Sydney Rabbitohs are now a unique partnership: on the one hand Russell and I have management control and on the other, members have true protections and control of our key heritage elements.

“We humbly respect the mutual obligation created by our partnership with the Members, and we look forward to working with them to achieve our mutual goal.

“We believe we can create a winning football club, change our community for the better, provide proof it can be done against the odds and change the lives of thousands of Australian kids.”

Outgoing South Sydney Football Club Chairman and current South Sydney Members Rugby League Football Club Chairman Nicholas Pappas said the Club now has its best chance of not only surviving, but prospering.

“This Club has been through many battles, from near extinction, to reinstatement and now this re-birth, and this handover of control represents our greatest opportunity to achieve the heights this Club so richly deserves,” Mr Pappas.

“This new ownership structure is a partnership between Peter Holmes à Court, Russell Crowe and the 8,000 plus Members that have kept this Club functioning for many years.  Peter and Russell take on a precious legacy from today, but I know that they value the heritage and traditions of this great Football Club.

“The Members have given Peter and Russell an overwhelming mandate to turn the fortunes of this Club around and I am confident they have the business acumen and the passion to rebuild the legend that is the Rabbitohs.

“I am looking forward to working with Peter, Russell and the new Football Club Board to make this Club successful again.”

Rabbitohs CEO Shane Richardson says the new way of doing business with the Rabbitohs will ensure a return to the peak of the League.

“So many things have already changed since the EGM on March 19, but these are all small steps towards the ultimate goal,” Mr Richardson said.

“This Club is heading in the right direction, with over $500,000 of improvements to our current training base at Erskineville Oval and $19.5 million being spent by the City of Sydney Council on our return to Redfern in 2008 with state-of-the-art facilities for our players and coaches.

“We will service our sponsors better; we will provide our staff, both playing and administrative staff, with the right resources to do their jobs; we will continue to contribute to Rugby League and keep it as the number one sport on the East Coast. We will learn from other codes and implement positives that we can gain from those sports; and we will adopt best practice wherever possible.

“We are building our team off the field as is evidenced by the signing of our Recruitment Manager Mark Hughes and the addition of Jason Taylor to the coaching staff for 2007.

“We are working with the NRL to create a better environment for our players to operate in and provide them with more opportunities away from the field of play.

“We will have new ticketing and Membership options for the 2007 season which will provide our Members with a new and exciting way of interacting with their Club.

“We have a great focus on delivering the best service to our sponsors, as well as attracting the best sponsors to this Club.

“We have a commitment to playing our games at Telstra Stadium for the coming seasons, a move which has worked so far and a relationship that we are continuing to build to this day to provide the best game day experience for our fans.

“When I began working for the Rabbitohs, we were $1 million worse off than I thought we would be. Nick Pappas and his Board have done a fantastic job to keep the Club running to this point. We now have an opportunity to take the next steps to get back to the top of the NRL ladder.

“We will be going into the player market in a better position this year than we did last year, as we have a strong recruitment and retention committee to attract the right players to the Club who want to be here and want to give their all for the Rabbitohs.

“These are all small steps, but these small steps are necessary to make this Club great once again.”


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From: NineMSN Nicknamevedder_69 Sent: 7/06/2006 11:01 PM
Rabbitohs Announce Teams for Round 14 Against Broncos

The Real Insurance Rabbitohs are pleased to announce their side to take on the Brisbane Broncos in round 14 of the NRL Telstra Premiership this Saturday, 10 June at 7:30pm at Telstra Stadium.

Adam and Luke MacDougall will return to the Rabbitohs’ backline this weekend, with Shane Rigon starting at lock. Ben Rogers will start from the interchange bench.

Rabbitohs’ Shannon Hegarty (shoulder arthroscope – 8-10 weeks), Scott Geddes (torn pectoral muscle – 4-6 weeks), Luke Stuart (ruptured ACL in knee - season), Ben Walker (knee ligament strain – 1-2 weeks), Beau Champion (ankle ligament strain – 2-3 weeks), Yileen Gordon (right plantar fascia tear – 3-4 weeks), Stuart Webb (knee ligament strain – 2-3 weeks), Joe Galuvao (achilles strain – 1-2 weeks), Kane Cleal (meniscal tear in knee – 3-4 weeks) and Mick Moran (ankle sprain and thumb fracture – 5-7 weeks) were not considered for selection due to injury.

The Rabbitohs’ Premier League side will take on the North Sydney Bears at Telstra Stadium on Saturday at 5:35pm. Gates will open at 5:30pm.

The referee for the first grade fixture is Ben Cummins.

The Rabbitohs NRL side is:

1. David Peachey
2. Luke MacDougall
3. Todd Polglase
4. Adam MacDougall
5. Nathan Merritt
6. John Sutton
7. Joe Williams
8. Peter Cusack ©
9. Shane Walker
10. Manase Manuokafoa
11. David Fa’alogo
12. Mark Minichiello
13. Shane Rigon

Interchange:

14. Jaiman Lowe
15. Paul Mellor
16. Ben Rogers
17. Shannan McPherson


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From: The Carnegie Express Sent: 8/06/2006 10:21 AM
Will Souths win this week? I backed them last week.

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From: Geoff Sent: 8/06/2006 1:01 PM
Remember how much shit  hit fan when Souths' blokes did those naughty things a few years ago.
At least these current players deserve a wrap for keeping out of trouble unlike those ruffians and hooligans from St George-Illawarra, Canterbury, Parramatta, Easts, Cronulla, New Zealand etc etc 
 
 
Touch wood

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From: The Carnegie Express Sent: 8/06/2006 1:15 PM
What have the Saints done? The only really stupid thing I can think of was Gasnier and the mobile phone, but that was long ago.
 
The only reason Souths players are never in trouble is that they are all nobodies and unrecognisable to the general public. Gasnier, Barrett, Ryles, Young, Bailey, Head to name a few are all public figures.

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From: NineMSN Nickname_Legal_Agent_ Sent: 8/06/2006 2:10 PM
Got to love this shit from Ray Chesterton on todays Telegraph:

"Maitua's rejection of Souths was a reality check for a club talking confidently in public but struggling to attract young players of promise or established stars in their prime."

I can't see how Maitua has rejected Souths, seeing though we couldn't make him an offer until after June 30?

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From: NineMSN Nicknamevedder_69 Sent: 8/06/2006 3:14 PM
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From: The Carnegie Express Sent: 8/06/2006 8:21 AM
Will Souths win this week? I backed them last week.

I was on them last week too!

I think we can rack up win No.1 this week!


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From: vorogue Sent: 8/06/2006 3:43 PM
Maitua "an established star in his prime" ?
Only thing he's famous for is being a bra boy, i guess joining Souths would make him closer to home, once a bra boy always a bra boy, they're indelibly marked across the back for life 

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From: NineMSN NicknameMattDjebel31 Sent: 11/06/2006 12:46 AM
i take it all you rabitohs are drunk?

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From: The Carnegie Express Sent: 11/06/2006 11:03 AM
YAY. I tipped them. I am on a perfect round thus far. Go Canberra!

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From: ShortHalfHead Sent: 11/06/2006 12:20 PM
Can't see where you tipped 'em anywhere here CE. Can you help me out?

I reckon Mr Crowe amd partner should sel, sell, sell....now with the perfect record. Surely they must have doubled in price after beating the Bronco's.

Good luck to the Rabbits anyhow...hope they get a few more up

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From: The Carnegie Express Sent: 11/06/2006 2:21 PM
SHH, I am not in a tipping comp on this forum. I run my work comp and am in my brothers comp on oztips. I am doing rather badly and went for a few "educated" long shots.
 
<FORM name=entertips onsubmit="return CheckTipSubmission()" action=yourtips.asp method=post>                 </FORM>
Week 14
Tipping closed on Fri, 9-Jun-2006, 7:25pm AEST

Home Draw Away
<NOBR>Sea Eagles</NOBR> (16) <NOBR>Tigers</NOBR> (12)
<NOBR>Panthers</NOBR> (10) <NOBR>Dragons</NOBR> (20)
<NOBR>Cowboys</NOBR> (4) <NOBR>Sharks</NOBR> (26)
<NOBR>Rabbitohs</NOBR> (34) <NOBR>Broncos</NOBR> (14)
<NOBR>Roosters</NOBR> <NOBR>Warriors</NOBR>
<NOBR>Eels</NOBR> <NOBR>Storm</NOBR>
<NOBR>Bulldogs</NOBR> <NOBR>Raiders</NOBR>

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From: NineMSN Nicknamevedder_69 Sent: 11/06/2006 5:03 PM
Go the mighty Bunnies!
 
Yes the Broncs were depleted (and A.MacDougall is in a heap of trouble) but we finally got that elusive win!
 
Phew.......

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From: NineMSN Nicknamevedder_69 Sent: 14/06/2006 8:12 PM
It's a start!
 
Rabbitohs Sign David Kidwell for Three Years

 

The Real Insurance Rabbitohs have announced the signing of current New Zealand international David Kidwell to a three-year contract today, beginning the Rabbitohs’ on-field recruitment for season 2007.

Kidwell, 29, has played 158 first grade games to date as well as having 18 Tests caps for New Zealand, his most recent in this year’s 2006 Anzac Test.

The 188cm, 104kg back-rower is also part of the Storm’s leadership group, qualities the Rabbitohs are looking for Kidwell to bring to the Club in 2007.

“David is a very experienced and respected player in the NRL and his ability to lead and his on-field toughness are things that we will be looking for him to bring to our Club,” Rabbitohs CEO Shane Richardson said today.

“David will join fellow New Zealand internationals David Fa’alogo and Joe Galuvao in our ranks next season.

"We are looking forward to having David on board and wish him the best of luck with the Storm for the remainder of the season.”

Kidwell is also looking forward to joining the Rabbitohs later in the year.

“I had the opportunity to see the Powerpoint presentation from Peter Holmes à Court and Shane Richardson and to see the vision they have for the Club first hand,” Kidwell said.

“Frankly, it’s all very exciting and I look forward to being a part of the rebuilding of the legendary Rabbitohs.

"They have a strong group of young players coming through the grades and I’m really looking forward to playing with them next year.”

South Sydney’s Executive Chairman Peter Holmes à Court says Kidwell’s signing is an addition to some of the big off-field signings made by the Rabbitohs already this season.

“David Kidwell’s signing is a great start to our on-field recruitment,” Mr Holmes à Court said.

“Add his signing to the acquisition of Jason Taylor as Assistant Coach, Mark Hughes as Recruitment Manager, Errol Alcott as Director of Athletic Performance and Anthony Mundine as our Indigenous Liaison Officer, and you can see that we are beginning to put together a team of players, coaching and football staff to take us to the next level as a Rugby League Club.”


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From: The Carnegie Express Sent: 14/06/2006 8:56 PM
I seriously think now that Souths have managed to get one up they will win a few. I would suggest that they'll be too strong for Parra next week. Did belt them last season and the way the Eels are going they are a must for the spoon, which is really sad as they have a good bunch of players. Of the below, I am going to take a punt and say that Souths will win at least three more of their remaining eleven matches.
 
Round 15 Parramatta Eels
Parramatta Eels
7:30pm
Saturday, 17 Jun 2006
Parramatta Stadium
Round 16 New Zealand Warriors
New Zealand Warriors
3pm
Sunday, 25 Jun 2006
Telstra Stadium
Round 17 North Queensland Cowboys
North Queensland Cowboys
7:30pm
Saturday, 1 Jul 2006
Dairy Farmers Stadium
Round 18 St George Illawarra Dragons
St George Illawarra Dragons
3pm
Sunday, 9 Jul 2006
OKI Jubilee Stadium
Round 19 Manly Warringah Sea Eagles
Manly Warringah Sea Eagles
7:30pm
Saturday, 15 Jul 2006
Telstra Stadium
Round 20 Newcastle Knights
Newcastle Knights

TBA
EnergyAustralia Stadium
Round 21 Canberra Raiders
Canberra Raiders

TBA
Telstra Stadium
Round 22 Penrith Panthers
Penrith Panthers

TBA
Telstra Stadium
Round 23
BYE
 
Round 24 Manly Warringah Sea Eagles
Manly Warringah Sea Eagles

TBA
Brookvale Oval
Round 25 North Queensland Cowboys
North Queensland Cowboys

TBA
Telstra Stadium
Round 26 Wests Tigers
Wests Tigers

TBA
Leichhardt Oval

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From: arakaan Sent: 14/06/2006 9:25 PM
they won't be winning round 26 at Leichhardt.
 
best chances are 15,16,21,22.

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From: The Carnegie Express Sent: 14/06/2006 9:50 PM
I wouldn't be so sure. The Bunnies knocked off Cronulla in the final round last year.

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From: wily Sent: 15/06/2006 6:32 PM
We actually go well against the cowgirls and they are badly out of form.
 
shit, we might win another 6 this year

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From: The Carnegie Express Sent: 15/06/2006 6:37 PM
That is not unreasonable Wily.

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From: NineMSN Nicknamevedder_69 Sent: 15/06/2006 8:56 PM
Rabbitohs Re-sign Shannan McPherson for Two Years

 

The Real Insurance Rabbitohs have announced the re-signing of Shannan McPherson for the next two seasons today.

McPherson, 20, has established himself in the top grade this season after coming through the Rabbitohs’ junior ranks to make his first grade debut against the Bulldogs in 2005.

“Shannan has a fantastic work rate and is indicative of some of the talent coming through the ranks from the juniors to the senior Club,” Rabbitohs CEO Shane Richardson said today.

“Shannan has earned his place in first grade and we believe he can become a regular first grade player as he continues to improve his game each week.”

McPherson is delighted to have secured another contract with the Rabbitohs.

“I’m really happy that Souths have decided to keep me here as I believe the Club is really going forward and I want to be a part of that,” McPherson said.

“I enjoy playing at Souths and I think the Club is going from strength to strength. I’m looking forward to the next two years.”


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From: NineMSN Nicknamevedder_69 Sent: 19/06/2006 3:14 PM
Rabbitohs Sign Nigel Vagana for Two Years

 

The Real Insurance Rabbitohs have announced the signing of New Zealand international Nigel Vagana, with Rabbitohs CEO Shane Richardson finalising the two-year contract today.

Vagana has played 198 first grade games since 1996 and 32 Tests for New Zealand since 1998 including captaining the side against the Australians in the 2006 Anzac Test.

Mr Richardson says: “Nigel Vagana is one of the most potent attacking weapons in the NRL. He is the current Kiwi Test captain and his experience and leadership will be invaluable for our young backline.”

South Sydney Football Club Executive Chairman Peter Holmes à Court says that Vagana is as impressive off the field as he is on the field.

“I met with Nigel and was impressed with the fact he has studied to obtain his first architectural qualifications while playing at a top level,” Mr Holmes à Court said.

“He is setting himself up for an exciting chapter at the Rabbitohs and has set the foundations for a solid career beyond football.”


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From: Geoff Sent: 19/06/2006 3:27 PM
I never take account of these stories until the subject runs onto the field wearing our colours.
 
Remember, we signed Elford last year.

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From: NineMSN Nicknamevedder_69 Sent: 21/06/2006 3:15 PM
Rabbitohs Sign Dean Widders for Three Years

 

The Real Insurance Rabbitohs have announced the signing of Dean Widders today, agreeing to a three-year contract with the Club.

Widders, 26, has played 114 first grade games and represented Country Origin in this year’s City vs Country match in Dubbo. Widders is widely regarded in Rugby League as a damaging ball runner and as an impact player, however Widders’ off-field activities have also been a focus of his career, with Dean being appointed to the National Indigenous Council at a ceremony in Canberra on Monday night. Widders has also been the recipient of the 2004 Ken Stephen Medal for his contributions to the Aboriginal community, Father Chris Riley’s Shine Day Award and the Bounce Back Foundation’s Community Ambassador of the Year award.

Rabbitohs CEO Shane Richardson says the signing of Widders is great for the Club both on and off the field. “Dean has the attacking potency in the forwards that we haven’t had in the past,” Mr Richardson said. “Dean is also highly regarded off the field with the work he does in the Aboriginal community. Dean is a role model for indigenous people in this country and we look forward to having him on board in 2007.”

Rabbitohs Executive Chairman Peter Holmes à Court says: "Dean is another example of our desire to bring strong, exciting players to the Club who share our passion for rebuilding Souths and who have shown themselves to be leaders both on and off the field.  Russell and I called Dean yesterday, and the enthusiasm with which he speaks about community issues is inspiring.  I wish him the best of luck for the rest of the season with the Eels, and we look forward to making him welcome in South Sydney next year."

Widders is pleased to be joining the famous South Sydney Rabbitohs. “I’m really impressed with the direction the Club is heading and I’m looking forward to playing with them next season,” Widders said. “The Club has shown me their plans for their on-field and off-field activities, especially the work they want to do with Aboriginal communities, and I’m looking forward to working with Anthony Mundine and the Club on these projects.”


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From: NineMSN Nicknamevedder_69 Sent: 21/06/2006 3:16 PM
Now praying we get Asotasi but I think he will end up at the Roosters.

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From: arakaan Sent: 21/06/2006 3:30 PM
how many film roles are being offered?

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From: NineMSN Nicknamegintara™ Sent: 21/06/2006 6:06 PM
Bugger, I was hopping 'we' kept Widders but looks like he's been forced out through salary cap limitations
 
Gone from being the best bench player in the league to off to another club the next  Hasn't had the best year currently but if he finds any of his form from last year is a great buy for Souths

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From: NineMSN Nicknametriple-7- Sent: 21/06/2006 6:52 PM
IMO Widders ain't a salary cap issue, clearly Hagan doesn't want him. Add him to Morrison's release, probably 1) McKinnon to Warriors; 2) Morris to Tigers; 3) Bert to Raiders; Stringer has retired, wonder what the Eels will do with all of this spare cash . . . . . . .

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From: arakaan Sent: 21/06/2006 6:56 PM
triple-7
you are on the money. nothing to do with the cap. in fact was told not wanted and was shopped around by his manager.
Hagan must have his plans.

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From: Puntermatt Sent: 21/06/2006 7:46 PM
Nigel Vagana will be the dud buy of 2007. But as Triples said the same thing about Justin Hodges last season, that's not saying much.
 
How many players signed by Souths have ever won anything? They'd be better off signing proven winners IMHO.
 
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From: NineMSN NicknameMattDjebel31 Sent: 21/06/2006 8:08 PM
What will be the lock, half and 5/8 combo for next season?

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From: Geoff Sent: 21/06/2006 9:41 PM
Well, it's nice to know you blokes are concerned about us.

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From: wily Sent: 21/06/2006 10:38 PM
It see a few options Geoff
 
Lock        Kidwell
Half          CRAIG WING
5/8th        Sutton
 
or
 
Lock     Sutton
Half      Williams/Firman/ Walker
5/8th     Jason Smith

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From: arakaan Sent: 25/06/2006 6:30 PM
oh dear. a disgraceful day for the bunnies.
 
lucky rusty had a wedding to attend.

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From: NineMSN NicknamePigskin24 Sent: 25/06/2006 8:51 PM
anybody want salt ?
 
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From: Geoff Sent: 25/06/2006 9:00 PM
Umm............. They didn't play very well.
Crowe was there, arakaan, he promised to bring us some cake. 
 

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From: NineMSN NicknamePigskin24 Sent: 25/06/2006 9:44 PM
have read elsewhere that Gladiator was actually at Nic & Keith's wedding ... if so, bet he is happy with his choice of afternoon entertainment
 
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From: vorogue Sent: 25/06/2006 11:02 PM

Souths fans boo after 66-0 NRL loss

South Sydney coach Shaun McRae has condoned Rabbitohs fans who booed his team from the field after the NRL club suffered its worst loss in nearly 100 years of existence.

McRae offered a public apology for the Bunnies' abysmal performance at Telstra Stadium, giving no excuses for the 66-0 thrashing dealt out by a rampant New Zealand Warriors.

It prompted the remaining members of the 6,597-strong crowd to vent their frustration with a chorus of boos at fulltime.

"These guys got booed off the field and that's right," McRae said after his club's 14th loss from 15 games in 2006.

"In other losses this year I've given a lot of reasons why it may have happened, but I don't offer any of that today.

"That was just poor, it was dreadful, and they are entitled to be booed off the field.

"We were just absolutely pulverised by a very, very good rugby league side that we allowed to dictate and dominate."

"Our fans are entitled to an apology and they have a public apology from me from me and the captain (Peter Cusack)."

It was one of the darkest days in the proud history of South Sydney, Australian rugby league's most successful club with 20 premierships since it's foundation in 1908.

The 66-point margin eclipsed the Rabbitohs' previous biggest loss - a 62-0 battering from the Sydney City Roosters on Anzac Day in 1996.

It was also the sixth biggest defeat in Australian rugby league history, and gave the Warriors their biggest ever winning margin.

Souths were forced to make more than twice as many tackles (310-150) on a day which started badly - Ben Walker's opening kickoff when out on the full - and just kept getting worse with the Warriors leading 32-0 at halftime.

Centre Tony Martin finished with a personal haul of 22 points with a try and eight goals.

Interchange forward Lance Hohaia bagged a hat-trick of tries, with fullback Brett Webb scoring two and throwing the final pass for two more in the 12-tries-to-nil carve up.

It was the Warriors' third straight win - the first time since 2003 they have managed such a feat - lifting them to 12th on the ladder.

After being penalised four premiership points before the start of the season for salary cap infringements, New Zealand is now six points adrift of the top eight, but unlike most of the clubs above them, boast a healthy for-and-against.

Without the pre-season deduction, they would be ninth.

McRae accepted the blame for the loss should lay as much with him as the players. And afterwards told his charges to never forget their performance.

"I just said to the players you need to remember this, take a photo of the scoreboard, or get a copy of the tape and put it in your horror movie category," McRae said.

"But remember it. Don't just click you're fingers and think this goes away. I'd accept a response next week against the (North Queensland) Cowboys."

A gutted Rabbitohs vice-captain John Sutton said: "That's up there with the worst ever (loss) I've been involved with, we just didn't come to play today."

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From: NineMSN NicknameKingMug2 Sent: 26/06/2006 12:40 AM
Souths main problem this year is their forwards, especially the front row.  They lack go forward and then give up metres too easily to the opposition.  The Warriors have thrashed Souths both times this year.  This is because the Warriors are full of big strong players who are just too physical and intimidating for the smaller Souths players.
 
Souths players in general look smaller across the park than all other teams in the NRL.  They need to get Russell and Peter to buy them a proper gym and then someone to design a proper training program with the weights etc.  They also need to buy a few more forwards for next year as well as Kidwell and Widders. 
 
Fixing up the forwards will at least stop the rot although they would still be wooden spoon contenders next year.  There is nothing that can be done this year.  And if they don't buy more decent forwards the same thing will happen next year.

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From: NineMSN Nicknameover_the_odds Sent: 26/06/2006 1:20 PM

If Souths want a hard working prop with a bit of go forward for 2007 who is a bit cheaper than the $400K they're rumoured to be offering Asotasi, why not go for Craig Stapleton? It's rare that he gains less than 100 metres in a match. Given that he's on $37.5K now (but will give the game up if a better offer doesn't come along), I daresay Souths could probably lure him for something around the $60-70K mark or so.

Also are Adam Woolnough or Luke Davico off contract at Newcastle? Another pair I'd be looking at if I were trying to get signatures for the 2007 Bunnies.


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From: NineMSN Nicknamegratlog1 Sent: 26/06/2006 1:38 PM
I laughed at Andrew Denton, who is a fan of Souths, when he said that yesterday he laced his boots on in case they needed some other useless bastard that could'nt tackle.
 
 

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From: Geoff Sent: 26/06/2006 1:57 PM
You're right about forward size, KingMug.
Unfortunately we've been without Geddes all season and we couldn't match what the poms offered Logan last year.
  
I was surprised yesterday at just how big Price is.
I've seen him live a couple of times, but he seems to have built up since I last saw him. 

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From: NineMSN Nicknamevedder_69 Sent: 27/06/2006 10:40 PM
Rabbitohs Announce Teams for Round 17 Against Cowboys

The Real Insurance Rabbitohs are pleased to announce their side to take on the North Queensland Cowboys in round 17 of the NRL Telstra Premiership this Saturday, 1 July at 7:30pm at Dairy Farmers Stadium.

The Rabbitohs welcome back prop Scott Geddes and second-rower Joe Galuvao this weekend from injury, and five-eighth Beau Champion will play in the NRL side after returning from injury in Premier League last weekend. Head Coach Shaun McRae has made a number of changes to the side that played the New Zealand Warriors last Sunday with Yileen Gordon starting in the centres, Stuart Webb starting at hooker and John Sutton shifting to lock. Mark Minichiello will start the game from the interchange bench as will Shane Rigon, with Dale Newton and Kane Cleal set to make their debuts for the Rabbitohs this weekend. Joe Lichaa will travel to Townsville as the 18th man.

Rabbitohs’ Shannon Hegarty (shoulder arthroscope – 5-7 weeks), Luke Stuart (ruptured ACL in knee - season), Luke MacDougall (groin strain – 2-3 weeks), Shane Walker (groin strain – 2-3 weeks), Shannan McPherson (groin strain – 2-3 weeks), Jaiman Lowe (bruised sternum - 1-2 weeks) and Mick Moran (ankle sprain and thumb fracture – 2-4 weeks) were not considered for selection due to injury. Adam MacDougall was not considered due to suspension (2 weeks).

The South Sydney Premier League team will take on the Cronulla Sutherland Sharks at Redfern Oval this Saturday at 2pm. The referee for the first grade fixture is Tony Archer.

The Rabbitohs NRL side is:

1. David Peachey
2. Nathan Merritt
3. Todd Polglase
4. Yileen Gordon
5. Paul Mellor
6. Beau Champion
7. Ben Walker
8. Peter Cusack ©
9. Stuart Webb
10. Scott Geddes
11. David Fa’alogo
12. Joe Galuvao
13. John Sutton

Interchange:

14. Mark Minichiello
15. Shane Rigon
16. Dale Newton
17. Kane Cleal
18. Joe Lichaa

Coach – Shaun McRae

The Rabbitohs Premier League side is:

1. Joven Clarke
2. Troy Boston
3. Fetuli Talanoa
4. Germaine Paulson
5. Balin Cupples
6. Scott Briggs
7. Joe Williams
8. Joe Falemaka
9. Trent Young ©
10. Manase Manuokafoa
11. Michael Greenfield
12. Anthony Kiro
13. Ben Rogers

Interchange:

14. Ray Moujalli
15. David Wynyard
16. Aaron Firman
17. Rhys Hanbury
18. Beau Falloon
19. James Donlan
20. Nathan Gilchrist

Coach – Mark Ellison

The North Queensland Cowboys side is:

1) Matthew Bowen
2) Ashley Graham
3) Ty Williams
4) Paul Bowman
5) Matt Sing
6) Travis Norton (c)
7) Brent McConnell
8) Mitchell Sargent
9) Aaron Payne
10) Ray Cashmere
11) Matthew Scott
12) Steve Southern
13) Justin Smith

Interchange

14) Mark Henry
15) David Faiumu
16) Jacob Lillyman
17) Shane Tronc
18) Robert Tanielu

Coach - Graham Murray

 

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From: NineMSN Nickname_Legal_Agent_ Sent: 28/06/2006 12:38 PM
Easy.

Put pressure on their halves, and attack down the side which Paul Bowman isn't defending.

Geez we have missed Geddes.

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From: Brooks T Sent: 29/06/2006 3:18 PM
Just some news for the Bunnies supporters. I am reliably informed that at a South Sydney Football Club meeting earlier in the week Peter Holmes a Court told the gathering that "90% of things I set out to achieve I get and Russell gets 100%" he then proceeded to point at a whiteboard behind him that had the words "DARREN LOCKYER" written on it.
 
Obviously 'Russell Holmes a Hyphen Retirement Centre Incorporated' are forward thinkers

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From: wily Sent: 29/06/2006 10:17 PM
Locky in is under contract to some team called Brisabne
Mr H-A-C- would be better off spending his time getting us a decent coach rather that craping on about some player 2 years down the track.
If we don't start winning games from next week we won't attract anyone of Lockys ability let alone anyone from the Dubbo local league

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From: NineMSN NicknameAntitab Sent: 30/06/2006 9:23 AM
Lockyer would never leave the Bronco's.
 
However the point should be why would they want to throw money at a bloke who is nearly 30 and best football is probably behind him. Surely these 2 eglomaniacs should be targeting someone about 10 years younger.
 
These guys show no signs of knowing what they are doing.

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From: NineMSN NicknameMystery-Tramp Sent: 30/06/2006 10:56 AM
There is mounting evidence that 100% Crowe is delusional- he really thinks he can sing. 

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From: NineMSN Nicknamevedder_69 Sent: 30/06/2006 11:40 PM
Souths Leagues Club in administration
 
South Sydney Leagues Club has gone into voluntary administration.

The leagues club has suffered a massive drop in trade since South Sydney Football Club left Redfern Oval as its home ground and is struggling to pay its debts.

The club's acting chairman Bernie O'Neill said the football club's move this year to Telstra Stadium at Homebush, 15km from the club's heartland in Redfern, has cost the leagues club $250,000 in trade.

"The board of South Sydney Leagues Club have taken this action as a direct result of plummeting trade caused by the Football Club's decision not to hold any after match or official functions at the Leagues Club," O'Neill said.

"This deliberate denial of our traditional source of income is killing the club.

"All the money that has been spent on functions at Telstra Stadium, fashionable pubs and restaurants could have been spent at the Redfern leagues club as it always has in the past.

"Additionally, fans don't want to make the trek from Homebush to Redfern after the game and the result is $250,000 in lost trade this season alone."

O'Neill had a dig at actor Russell Crowe and businessman Peter Holmes a Court, the high profile pair who recently bought the football club for $3 million.

"We can no longer rely on the privately owned Football Club bringing business to the Leagues Club," O'Neill said.

"We therefore must do what is best for the members of the club and ensure it remains in their ownership for their benefit for many years to come."

John Lord and Atle Crowe-Maxwell of PKF Chartered Accountants were appointed administrators of South Sydney Leagues Club Ltd on Friday.

Lord said in a statement that the club is asset rich but cash poor and the board of directors has acted appropriately in the circumstances.

He also said the club would continue to trade from its current premises and creditors would receive 100 cents in the dollar.

O'Neill chaired the board meeting as regular chairman George Piggins stood down and abstained from voting on the resolution because he is the major creditor of the leagues club.

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From: NineMSN Nicknamevedder_69 Sent: 1/07/2006 2:43 PM
Rabbitohs Re-sign David Peachey for 2007

 

The Real Insurance Rabbitohs have announced the re-signing of fullback David Peachey for the 2007 season today.

Peachey joined the Rabbitohs in May this year and has proven that he can still play the game at the highest level week-in and week-out.

Peachey will enter his 14th season in the NRL in 2007 having played 236 first grade games to date.

Rabbitohs CEO Shane Richardson says that Peachey has had a marked effect on the side since his first game against the Raiders in round 13.

“David has brought a maturity and calmness to our side and has provided great direction for the younger players, both on and off the field,” Mr Richardson said.

Peachey is pleased to get the opportunity to have another season in the NRL.

“I said when I left for the UK last year that I thought I had two more seasons left in me in the NRL and the Rabbitohs have given me the opportunity to prove that,” Peachey said.

“I’m enjoying playing back here in Sydney. We have goals we have set for the remainder of this season and we are going to do everything to achieve those, and with the players coming to the Club next year and the young players we have coming up there are some good times ahead for the Rabbitohs and their supporters.”


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Rabbitohs Sign Daniel Irvine for Two Years

 

The Real Insurance Rabbitohs have announced the signing of Daniel Irvine from the Bulldogs today on a two-year contract.

Irvine, 24, made his NRL debut with the Parramatta Eels in 2000 as an 18-year-old, before joining the Bulldogs in 2005. He has played 41 NRL games, is a strong defender, and has an excellent work ethic.

Rabbitohs CEO Shane Richardson says Irvine will push for first grade selection in 2007.

“We have built a big, aggressive forward pack for 2007 with the likes of David Kidwell, Dean Widders, David Fa’alogo, Scott Geddes, Joe Galuvao and Peter Cusack; and Daniel’s skills in the hooking role will complement these players with his strengths in defence and his speed off the mark,” Mr Richardson said.

Irvine is keen to get started at his new Club.

“I’m very excited about playing with the Rabbitohs next year as I feel the signings the Club has made are very promising,” Irvine said.

“The Club has a proud tradition and I’m looking forward to playing in the red and green jersey.”


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From: NineMSN Nicknamegintara™ Sent: 2/07/2006 4:25 PM
Hope they need some watermelons moved cuase thats about how fast he is out of dummy half

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From: NineMSN Nicknamevedder_69 Sent: 3/07/2006 8:30 PM
Rabbitohs Sign NZ International Roy Asotasi for Five Years

 

The Real Insurance Rabbitohs have announced the signing of New Zealand international Roy Asotasi today, agreeing to a five-year contract with the famous South Sydney Club.

The Rabbitohs secured the signature of the game’s premier front-row forward ahead of strong offers from other NRL Clubs including the Sydney Roosters and Wests Tigers, and Clubs in the UK Super League. Asotasi, 24, has led the fearsome Bulldogs’ pack from the front on 77 occasions, plus he has represented the Kiwis in ten Tests. Asotasi is also a premiership winner, taking out the title with the Bulldogs in 2004.

Rabbitohs CEO Shane Richardson says Asotasi’s signing is an historic one for the Club, signalling the best recruitment drive the Club has seen since reinstatement.

“This is an historic day for the Rabbitohs as we have signed one of the world’s best front-row forwards for an extended period, which is a real coup for this Club going forward,” Mr Richardson said.

“We can now add Roy’s signing to the recruitment of Nigel Vagana, David Kidwell and Dean Widders for next year, coupled with the exciting young players we have secured at the Club.

“This is a fantastic new start for the Rabbitohs and we look forward to seeing Roy and his fellow recruits in red and green next season.”

Asotasi, 24, says he was attracted to the Rabbitohs because of the plans the Club has both on and off the field and the stability that presents.

“The management at Souths have shown me a plan for the future which I had to be a part of,” Asotasi said.

“The Club has made some great signings for next season and I can’t wait to play on a regular basis with guys like David Kidwell, Nigel Vagana, David Fa’alogo and Joe Galuvao. I’ve had a taste of it at Test level and to play with them week-in and week-out is something I’m looking forward to.

“I have made a decision about which Club I see my career flourishing with and I feel that the Rabbitohs will give me the opportunity to play with some very talented players every week and I’m looking forward to helping them move up the premiership ladder and to greater success.”

Rabbitohs Executive Chairman Peter Holmes à Court says the Rabbitohs will be seen differently now in the eyes of Rugby League supporters.

“The combination of our four big signings in Vagana, Kidwell, Widders and now Asotasi means that in 2007 the Rabbitohs offer a totally different proposition for our Sponsors and our Members,” Mr Holmes à Court said.

“It moves us away from the current perception of the Club, to a credible claim to be a top eight contender. This holds great historical significance for this famous Club in our 100th season.

“We’re putting together, with the high profile outside recruits and the development of our young players, a team that can fulfil the hopes and dreams of our many supporters.

“We know we still have a lot of work to do to build the off field systems, procedures and facilities that are necessary to maximise the potential of players such as Roy, but I’m confident we’ll have them in place for the 2007 season.”


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From: arakaan Sent: 3/07/2006 8:35 PM
"Asotasi, 24, says he was attracted to the Rabbitohs because of the plans the Club has both on and off the field and the stability that presents."
 
shouldn't that read
 
Asotasi, 24, says he was attracted to the Rabbitohs because of the ridiculous shitload of cash they have thrown at me and no other reason..

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From: NineMSN Nicknamevedder_69 Sent: 3/07/2006 9:22 PM
Much of a muchness........
 
Either way, he's a Rabbitoh.

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From: NineMSN Nicknametriple-7- Sent: 3/07/2006 9:30 PM
lol Arakan, yes you're right.
 
Smart move by both parties. He is 24, so a long term deal for one of the better young props available for a club wanting to rebuild is smart. Also, unlike many who are either important and or very well paid they don't lose him for the 3 weeks of Origin and or the possibility of injury (or a few of their other key signings). For him bloody smart, you don't often get a chance to get an offer of $400k a yr for 5 yrs to set your life up, especially at that age. What many forget to is as I understand it he has been paid nothing but peanuts for the last few yrs, good luck to him I hope he can deliver.

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From: Geoff Sent: 3/07/2006 9:32 PM
Yeah, why is it that when Souths offer it, it's s "shitload of cash"?
 
When others do it (to Souths'players) it's
"securing their future" or
 " playing in a competitive side" or
 "drawing attention of the representaive selectors" or
....shit how amy other reasons are given?  
 
 

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From: arakaan Sent: 3/07/2006 9:33 PM
he deserves what he can get.
has set himself up, and he might even afford a house in sydney now, but only just.
his form warranted a decent contract, but the figure is very high although the cap increase helps them fit him in for sure.

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From: arakaan Sent: 3/07/2006 9:36 PM
$450K for a 52 mins a game player is a shitload of cash, plain and simple.
if he turns into a 65-70 min player of quality then its worth it.

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From: Geoff Sent: 3/07/2006 9:39 PM
whatever

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From: NineMSN NicknameMattDjebel31 Sent: 4/07/2006 12:03 AM
South Sydney 00s are obviously the Manly of the 80s. Ya mongrels rrrrrrrrrrrr. 

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From: NineMSN Nicknamevedder_69 Sent: 4/07/2006 9:49 PM
Rabbitohs Announce Teams for Round 18 Against Dragons

 

The Real Insurance Rabbitohs are pleased to announce their side to take on the St George Illawarra Dragons in round 18 of the NRL Telstra Premiership this Sunday, 9 July at 3pm at OKI Jubilee Stadium.

David Fa’alogo will return to the Rabbitohs’ line up this Sunday in the second row. Paul Mellor returns to the side on the wing, with Manase Manuokafoa also making his comeback to the first grade squad, named on the Rabbitohs’ bench for this Sunday’s clash.

Rabbitohs’ Shannon Hegarty (shoulder arthroscope – 4-6 weeks), Luke Stuart (ruptured ACL in knee - season), Luke MacDougall (groin strain – 1-2 weeks), Shane Walker (groin strain – 1-2 weeks), Shannan McPherson (groin strain – 1-2 weeks), and Jaiman Lowe (bruised sternum – 1-2 weeks) were not considered for selection due to injury. Adam MacDougall was not considered due to suspension (1 week).

The Premier League match will kick off at 1pm with the Jersey Flegg game between St George Illawarra and South Sydney Juniors commencing at 11:20am. The referee for the first grade fixture is Jason Robinson.

The Rabbitohs NRL side is:

1. David Peachey
2. Nathan Merritt
3. Todd Polglase
4. Yileen Gordon
5. Paul Mellor
6. Beau Champion
7. Ben Walker
8. Peter Cusack ©
9. Stuart Webb
10. Scott Geddes
11. David Fa’alogo
12. Joe Galuvao
13. John Sutton

Interchange:

14. Mark Minichiello
15. Manase Manuokafoa
16. Shane Rigon
17. Kane Cleal

Coach – Shaun McRae

The Rabbitohs Premier League side is:

1. Joven Clarke
2. Troy Boston
3. Fetuli Talanoa
4. Germaine Paulson
5. Balin Cupples
6. Ben Rogers
7. Joe Williams
8. Joe Falemaka
9. Trent Young ©
10. Dale Newton
11. Michael Greenfield
12. Ricardo Young
13. Joe Lichaa

Interchange:

14. Ray Moujalli
15. David Wynyard
16. Rhys Hanbury
17. Mick Moran
18. Anthony Kiro

Coach – Scott Murray


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From: NineMSN Nicknamevedder_69 Sent: 4/07/2006 9:51 PM
I don't think Manly have changed much since.

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From: NineMSN Nicknamegintara™ Sent: 4/07/2006 11:03 PM
All these forward signings, but whos going to run the show??
 
Don't tell me Joe Williams

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From: NineMSN Nicknametriple-7- Sent: 4/07/2006 11:22 PM
Plenty of speculation around Ben Jefferies playing 7, currently playing in England, ex Tigers I think. Offers to the Walker bros have been with drawn a few wks back, regardless of the said friendships with Crowe, so I think they have something up their sleeve.

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From: NineMSN NicknameMattDjebel31 Sent: 5/07/2006 12:46 AM
It would be interesting to see how Beau Champion went with a good forward pack in front of him, and good centres outside him.

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From: wily Sent: 5/07/2006 1:42 PM
Joey will go well behind that pack next season but there will be a halfbacl signing very soon

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From: NineMSN Nickname_Legal_Agent_ Sent: 5/07/2006 1:44 PM
What's your mail Wily?

Jeremy Smith?
Brett Finch?
Someone from English Super League?

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From: NineMSN Nicknamevedder_69 Sent: 5/07/2006 5:18 PM
I think Joe Williams has had his chance. I wish we could sign Jamie Soward. He's being wasted in Reserve Grade.
Luke Stuart is a work horse. He'll provide good grunt off the bench!
 
Rabbitohs Re-sign Luke Stuart and Joe Williams for 2007

 

The Real Insurance Rabbitohs have extended the contracts of forward Luke Stuart and halfback Joe Williams for a further season today, retaining them for the 2007 season.

Stuart has been the Rabbitohs’ most reliable player since he joined the Club in 2002, having played 96 first grade games with the Rabbitohs out of his 148 first grade games in his career. Williams made his first grade debut at the Rabbitohs in 2004 and has played 26 games in the top grade, scoring 172 points.

Rabbitohs CEO Shane Richardson says the re-signing of Stuart and Williams further strengthens the squad for 2007.

“Luke has been one of our most dependable players week-in and week-out and he was playing some excellent football until a knee injury ended his season early this year,” Mr Richardson said.

“Luke will certainly fit into the forward pack we have built for next season, and he will now have the support of other big men such as Roy Asotasi, David Kidwell, Dean Widders, Peter Cusack and Scott Geddes to help him out up front.

“Joe certainly has all of the skills needed to make it in the NRL and we are willing to work with him to become a regular first grader at our Club.

“We feel that Joe can benefit greatly next season from working with Jason Taylor and the other coaching staff to fine tune his game, and guide our backs around the park behind the forward pack we have assembled for next season.”

Stuart is pleased to have secured another season at South Sydney.

“I’m really pleased to have signed with the Rabbitohs for what will be my sixth year with the Club,” Stuart said.

“I’m really looking forward to getting back on the field and playing again in the new season alongside a few new faces in Asotasi, Kidwell, Widders, Vagana and Irvine.”

Williams is pleased to have re-signed for next season.

“I feel that I can cement my position at the Rabbitohs at halfback and I’m glad the Club has given me the opportunity to show that,” Williams said.

“I’m focussing on the rest of this season and getting back into first grade, and I’m looking forward to working with Jason Taylor, who is a halfback, and the players Souths have recruited and retained to become successful again.”


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From: Geoff Sent: 5/07/2006 5:32 PM
No, vedder, I disagree, I believe he's worth persevering with.
He's got a pass as good as anyone's in the game.
And that's an underrated skill ...............to be able to judge, and effect a pass into a gap to allow the attack momentum, rather than a pass to the support.
Okay, his defence is not great and frankly I'm not sure how, or whether, that can be improved.
He needs to take on the line a little more, and that is something he should be encouraged to do.
Maybe he read his own scrapbook too much a year or so ago, now I think he needs a shot of confidence, maybe his signing will do the trick.
      

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From: NineMSN Nicknamevedder_69 Sent: 5/07/2006 6:01 PM
  
I will happily stand corrected if he does a good job Geoff but as you have pointed out, his defence needs a lot of work.
Hope Taylor can help his kicking game too.
He does not know how to direct his players and I reckon a good half-back does that instinctively, which he certainly has not done this year or last year for that matter.
Even try and get Wing back? Do we have any money left?
I would prefer Soward as previously mentioned  but both are pipe dreams!

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From: NineMSN Nickname_Legal_Agent_ Sent: 5/07/2006 6:06 PM
Joey confidence is shot. When he first came on the scene he was full of confidence and directing the play all on his own, which is a halfback's job.

If (a big if) he gets his confidence back, then I'll be happy. At least he will be playing behind a bloody good forward pack next season :)

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From: NineMSN Nicknamegintara™ Sent: 5/07/2006 6:28 PM
"Okay, his defence is not great and frankly I'm not sure how, or whether, that can be improved."
 
The guy should be riding one in the first on Saturday ..... he's too small  he gets swatted away like an fly

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From: NineMSN Nicknamevedder_69 Sent: 10/07/2006 6:50 PM
John Suttons form is really starting to pick up since being shifted to lock.
I think most of us here thought he would be a better lock than 5/8 and early signs are confirming this.
David Peachey had his best game in the red and green as did Stuart Webb.
Just wish we could put in like that every week, minus the little mistakes that always creep into our game.
Also, read where Jeremy Smith from Parra is linked to the bunnies.
We would nearly have to be the South Sydney Warriors?
Trust me, not complaining, just stating the obvious!

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From: The Carnegie Express Sent: 10/07/2006 6:54 PM
SOOOOOO, how many of you actually paid your money and attended the match at the Mecca yesterday? A nice afternoon for football. Sunday afternoon just has something that night games will never match.
 
I enjoyed a nice roast at the club for a cost of $11.60 with my leagues club membership. Then a couple of Toohey's News at the ground before heading over to the club for another two after the match. Very enjoyable afternoon had by TCE.

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From: NineMSN Nicknamevedder_69 Sent: 10/07/2006 7:06 PM
Unfortunately I had to work but will be seeing them when they venture up my way and take on Joey Johns and the Knights!

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From: NineMSN NicknameMattDjebel31 Sent: 10/07/2006 10:52 PM
I hope Souths smash the Knights and then see Johns collects his trophy.

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From: NineMSN NicknameMattDjebel31 Sent: 10/07/2006 10:53 PM
I take it that is next week Vedder ?

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From: NineMSN Nickname_Legal_Agent_ Sent: 11/07/2006 11:51 AM
I'll be heading out to the game this Sat against the Eagles.

Thought they were a good chance before I saw Geddes got sighted. He has been playing well since his return.

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From: NineMSN Nicknamevedder_69 Sent: 11/07/2006 1:30 PM
Yes it is next week Matt, must take care of Manly first!
On Saturday the 22nd, 730pm.
Hoping we play well but its gonna be a tough ask against the Knights up here!
 
Round 19 Manly Warringah Sea Eagles
Manly Warringah Sea Eagles
7:30pm
Saturday, 15 Jul 2006
Telstra Stadium
Round 20 Newcastle Knights
Newcastle Knights
7:30pm
Saturday, 22 Jul 2006
EnergyAustralia Stadium
Round 21 Canberra Raiders
Canberra Raiders
7:30pm
Saturday, 29 Jul 2006
Telstra Stadium
Round 22 Penrith Panthers
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Sunday, 6 Aug 2006
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Geddes to Miss Sea Eagles Clash
 
Rabbitohs' prop Scott Geddes will miss this Saturday night's clash with the Manly-Warringah Sea Eagles after pleading guilty to a grade two careless high tackle charge today.

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Rabbitohs Teams for Round 19 Against Sea Eagles

 

The Real Insurance Rabbitohs are pleased to announce their side to take on the Manly-Warringah Sea Eagles in round 19 of the NRL Telstra Premiership this Saturday, 15 July at 7:30pm at Telstra Stadium.

Adam MacDougall returns to the starting line up this weekend after serving a four-match suspension, with his brother Luke MacDougall also returning from a groin injury. Shane Rigon will return from a shoulder injury. Manase Manuokafoa will start the match, with Todd Polglase starting the game from the interchange bench.

Rabbitohs’ Shannon Hegarty (shoulder arthroscope – 3-5 weeks), Luke Stuart (ruptured ACL in knee - season), Shane Walker (groin strain – 1-2 weeks), Shannan McPherson (groin strain – 1-2 weeks), and Jaiman Lowe (bruised sternum – 1-2 weeks) were not considered for selection due to injury. Scott Geddes was not considered due to suspension (1 week).

The Premier League match will kick off at 5:40pm on Saturday night with the Jersey Flegg game between South Sydney Juniors and Manly-Warringah commencing at 4:05pm, all at Telstra Stadium. Gates will open at 4pm. The referee for the first grade fixture is Jarred Maxwell.

The Rabbitohs NRL side is:

1. David Peachey
2. Nathan Merritt
3. Adam MacDougall
4. Yileen Gordon
5. Luke MacDougall
6. Beau Champion
7. Ben Walker
8. Peter Cusack ©
9. Stuart Webb
10. Manase Manuokafoa
11. David Fa’alogo
12. Joe Galuvao
13. John Sutton

Interchange:

14. Mark Minichiello
15. Todd Polglase
16. Shane Rigon
17. Kane Cleal

Coach – Shaun McRae

The Rabbitohs Premier League side is:

1. Joven Clarke
2. Paul Mellor
3. Fetuli Talanoa
4. Germaine Paulson
5. Balin Cupples
6. Ben Rogers
7. Joe Williams
8. Joe Falemaka
9. Trent Young ©
10. Dale Newton
11. Michael Greenfield
12. Ricardo Young
13. Rhys Hanbury

Interchange:

14. Ray Moujalli
15. David Wynyard
16. Dean Peters
17. Mick Moran
18. Scott Briggs

Coach – Scott Murray


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From: NineMSN Nickname_Legal_Agent_ Sent: 11/07/2006 6:52 PM
No Menzies, Bell, or Watmough.

I hope they kick it to the wings all game.

SEA EAGLES NRL TEAM: Brett Stewart, Michael Robertson, Chris Hicks, Steve Matai, Paul Stephenson, Travis Burns, Matt Orford, Jason King, Michael Monaghan, Brent Kite, Luke Williamson, Glenn Stewart, Ben Kennedy ©
Interchange: Shayne Dunley, Kylie Leuluai, Mark Bryant, George Rose, Nathan Tutt (1 player to be omitted)

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From: The Carnegie Express Sent: 12/07/2006 12:15 AM
Souths 9t 4g  44 Manly 1t 1g  6 S.F.S. 11-Jun-2005 R.Smith 8900

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From: NineMSN Nicknamevedder_69 Sent: 13/07/2006 9:50 PM
What a good signing, IMHO.
Think we've found our half-back!
We really are the Souths Sydney Warriors!
I like Smith and Champion in the halves.
 
Rabbitohs Sign Jeremy Smith for Two Seasons

 

The Real Insurance Rabbitohs have signed half Jeremy Smith for two years today, further bolstering the talent the Rabbitohs will have to choose from in the halves in 2007.

Smith is a former New Zealand Junior Kiwi and has played seven first grade games so far in his career.

Rabbitohs CEO Shane Richardson says Smith will give the Rabbitohs options in the halves in the coming season.

“We now have a number of players that can fill the halfback and five-eighth roles for us next season including Nigel Vagana, John Sutton, Joe Williams, Beau Champion, Ben Rogers and now Jeremy Smith,” Mr Richardson said.

“Jeremy has shown at the Eels that he has the makings of an NRL half and Jason Taylor will continue the work he has started with Jeremy at South Sydney next year.”

Smith is happy to be continuing his association with the Rabbitohs’ 2007 Assistant Coach Jason Taylor.

“I’ve done a lot of work with JT (Taylor) at the Eels and I’m keen to continue working with him along with Shaun McRae,” Smith said.

“The Rabbitohs have recruited well and have put together a strong squad of players for next year, and I believe the Club is on the up, so I’m looking forward to going to Souths and playing with those players.”


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From: arakaan Sent: 13/07/2006 10:00 PM
he's better than what they have that's for sure.
 
positive signings galore for the bunnies.
 
one must say who the hell is left at the eels. their deserting like rats leaving a sinking ship at the moment.

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From: NineMSN Nicknametriple-7- Sent: 13/07/2006 10:05 PM
If they got him relatively cheap, say $100k, then probably a good buy and worth the speculation. JT knows his stuff, and has obviously has an influence on the decision, which I'd respect. My current opinion is he is slow, questionable kicking game and lacks the ability to read the play unfolding and direct those around to it. Where I hope JT will have an influence is with Williams, certainly his ego seemed to have got in front of his footy through the last 12 mths, but I think he has a stack of talent and could well be the man to lead you forward. 

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From: arakaan Sent: 13/07/2006 10:16 PM
triples,
 
you get the feeling JT might just be a fantastic coach. Always got the most out of himself and directed his teams well on the field.
never the most talented player but used every bit of his talent.
If he can install that into his players that's a big head start.

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From: NineMSN Nicknametriple-7- Sent: 13/07/2006 10:37 PM
JT is a real good guy A, plenty of quality. Personally I would have liked to have seen him have a yr or two under another name coach, but not to be, I just hope he doesn't get burnt too early and can make the contribution that he is worth at Souths, for both their sakes. You're right, he got more out of what was, but he worked harder than most grade players I've seen, had a super attitude and a quality leader. I remember coaching against him when he'd gone to Wests when Tommy was head coach, he was 6 stone wringing wet, limited game but could kick, you just wondered how he was playing grade little alone could make it. After Jason Martin left and we had a few problems around the 7 for awhile we threw him an offer and the rest is history, he opened the door, worked incredibly hard and made it happen. Most of all he had a very strong character, when things were turning to shit through his last two yrs at Norths under Peter Louis and JT was being sharfted, very unfairly, he stuck solid to the cause and did his best to back the team and turn things around, even through the weeks he was in reserve grade. Given the way he was treated there were a couple who didn't deserve that sort of support. To his credit he kicked on, got a start at the Eels and has turned it around completely. I think he will make a fine coach, just hope the door hasn't opened to quickly.

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From: NineMSN Nickname_Legal_Agent_ Sent: 14/07/2006 11:53 AM
What was your involvement with Norths Triples?

My uncle played a handful of first grade games, and my old man used to manage Nth Sydney Bros under 19's which included Florimo, Toole, Conlon, Marr, and a few other players that went on to play first grade. My brother and I were the Sandboy and Ballboy for that side!

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From: NineMSN Nicknametriple-7- Sent: 14/07/2006 12:19 PM
Bloody small world L G, you'll have to let me know your Dads name. I had many happy yrs involved at Brothers (let your Dad know they are having a big reunion later this yr), started just after Flo and Co had gone on to grade in the mid 80's and then worked with them some yrs later when I was there. I coached the 19's at Brothers, probably a yr or two after they had moved on, then the A Grade for 2 yrs, had 6 yrs on the staff at Norths in varying roles, development, coaching director, coaching 17's, 19's, 21's and senior squad, etc. After Norths I coached Asquith A Grade in 94 and 95. Your Dad was involved with a glamour side, some wonderful players and some great guys.

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From: NineMSN Nickname_Legal_Agent_ Sent: 14/07/2006 1:24 PM
777 - I've sent through an email.

Looking back, I wonder if any other club has had so many future 1st graders playing in one junior under 19's side? I know having played in and followed the Manly Warringah Junior comp for many years, that is hasn't happened there.

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From: NineMSN Nicknametriple-7- Sent: 14/07/2006 2:01 PM
Thanks LG, best email is  thesevens777@hotmail.com 
 
Yes, was some side, from memory Mal Brain was coach. Trying to rack my memory on a few of the others around them, quite a few went to grade but not to 1st's.

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From: NineMSN Nickname_Legal_Agent_ Sent: 14/07/2006 2:16 PM
Yep, that's the one I used. I stole it from the Member Information screen.

And you were right, Mal Brain was the coach.

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From: NineMSN Nicknamegintara™ Sent: 14/07/2006 8:41 PM
Jeremy Smith is certainly better than anything Souths have imho but he is only just a first grader, hopefully he improves for you.
 
He's one I'm not that worried about loosing although there isn't many left

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From: NineMSN Nickname_Legal_Agent_ Sent: 16/07/2006 11:56 AM
Not a bad game last night. Must releive Ben Walker of his duties pronto. Why persist when he isn't going to be around this year, and we have absolutely nothing to lose by using someone else who they may have in mind for 2007. That kick in the dying minutes when he had Peach on his inside unmarked and Merritt on his outside was low. Not to mention the knock on from the line drop out when we were leading and looking good. Aarrrgghhhhhh!!!!!!!

Will we get a 50/50 call go our way in 2006? I'm not holding my breath.

Do we have a dummy half in mind for 2007? Some of the passes from dummy half by Webb were the worst I've seen. Give him passing practice after training every day this week!

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From: NineMSN Nicknametriple-7- Sent: 16/07/2006 12:02 PM
Gee that edge defence that Merritt defends continues to be a worry. For mine I can't understand why they have persisted with him, has been an obvious weakness for over 12 mths now, didn't the Eagles score 4 tries down that edge last night ? Big difference between winning and losing.

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From: NineMSN Nickname_Legal_Agent_ Sent: 16/07/2006 12:15 PM
Have to hand some of that blame to Gordon in the centre's. Hopefully over time he will learn how to read an oncoming attack. Maybe his faith, or lack of it, in the defence on his inside is the cause for him always wanting to come in and be out of position.


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From: wily Sent: 16/07/2006 12:30 PM
Some good observations fellas.
 
Personally I'm not going to be too harsh on Webb.
One week he's Hooker, the next lock, then 2nd row then bench.
 
The coach as given him no support or structure whats so ever and half the time he went to pass there was nobody wanting the ball.
 
total confusion
 
 
Why they persist in playing Walker is beyond me. Apart from being hopless he has been dumped.
Surely it would be of more benefit to actually play someone who'll be there in some format next year?

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From: NineMSN Nickname_Legal_Agent_ Sent: 16/07/2006 1:00 PM
One pleasing aspect was when it got to 26-20, we had a bit of that killer instinct. Manly never even got a chance for a field goal, and the Bunnies were going for the win! Pity it didn't come off.

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From: NineMSN Nicknamevedder_69 Sent: 16/07/2006 8:41 PM
Legal Agent,
we signed Daniel Irvine from the Bulldogs as our back-up Hooker.
 
On last nights game, still very happy with John Sutton at lock. Another fine all round performance from him again last night.

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From: NineMSN Nicknamevedder_69 Sent: 17/07/2006 1:57 AM
In todays Sunday Telegraph, Rebecca Wilson reported that there are 2 more Eels following Smith and Widders to Souths. Both are Senior players at the club.
 
Does anyone know who they are?
 
If it is true, what the hell is Dennis Fitzgerald doing over there? Losing too many players for my liking.
 
Gintara, your response here in regards to Fitzgerald would be appreciated from a huge Parra supporter.

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From: Geoff Sent: 17/07/2006 10:09 AM
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Youre spot on.
With the 50-50s I feel we're like a No11 batsman awaiting the result of an LBW appeal.
You just know that the odds aren't in your favour.
And you're right about that right hand defence the other night.
People around me were baying for Merritt's blood but I could see, and said, that Gordon's reading of what the danger was was the real problem.
He was benched just after the third. He's a good defender one on one, but it's his reading of the game that's  the problem. Should come with experience, although I suspect he might be too slow to be a top grade centre.  

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From: NineMSN Nickname_Legal_Agent_ Sent: 17/07/2006 12:30 PM
In regards to one of the Parra players coming across, those on "The Hutch" are mentioning Tahu. I think that is a little bit of wishful thinking!

Thought Kane Cleal went allright on Sat night. He played with a point to prove and won his little battle with BK. He's definately got that mongrel in him.

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From: NineMSN Nickname_Legal_Agent_ Sent: 18/07/2006 1:11 PM
Did Ben Walker get the Pumpkin on NRL Scoreboard last night?

I had no choice but to watch the Kylie Interview!

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From: Geoff Sent: 18/07/2006 3:18 PM
Don't you mean the punkin?
Yes he did.

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From: NineMSN Nicknamevedder_69 Sent: 19/07/2006 4:26 PM
Rabbitohs Teams for Round 20 Against Knights

The Real Insurance Rabbitohs are pleased to announce their side to take on the Newcastle Knights in round 20 of the NRL Telstra Premiership this Saturday, 22 July at 7:30pm at EnergyAustralia Stadium.

Prop forward Scott Geddes returns to the Rabbitohs’ pack after serving his one-week suspension. The Rabbitohs’ backline will include Todd Polglase and Germaine Paulson in the centres with Paul Mellor returning to the first grade side this week.

Rabbitohs’ Luke Stuart (ruptured ACL in knee - season), Luke MacDougall (fractured thumb – 6-8 weeks), Shannon Hegarty (shoulder arthroscope – 2-4 weeks), Shane Walker (groin strain – 1-2 weeks), Shannan McPherson (groin strain – 4-6 weeks), and Adam MacDougall (virus) were not considered for selection due to injury.

The Premier League match will kick off at 5:30pm on Saturday night with the Jersey Flegg game between South Sydney Juniors and Newcastle commencing at 3:50pm. The referee for the first grade fixture is Gavin Badger.

The Rabbitohs NRL side is:

1. David Peachey
2. Nathan Merritt
3. Todd Polglase
4. Germaine Paulson
5. Paul Mellor
6. Beau Champion
7. Ben Walker
8. Peter Cusack ©
9. Stuart Webb
10. Scott Geddes
11. David Fa’alogo
12. Joe Galuvao
13. John Sutton

Interchange:

14. Mark Minichiello
15. Manase Manuokafoa
16. Shane Rigon
17. Kane Cleal

Coach – Shaun McRae

The Rabbitohs Premier League side is:

1. Rhys Hanbury
2. Joven Clarke
3. Fetuli Talanoa
4. Yileen Gordon
5. Balin Cupples
6. Scott Briggs
7. Joe Williams
8. Joe Falemaka
9. Trent Young ©
10. Jaiman Lowe
11. Michael Greenfield
12. Ray Moujalli
13. Ben Rogers

Interchange:

14. Dale Newton
15. Ricardo Young
16. Mick Moran
17. Dean Peters
18. David Wynyard
19. Albert Tuara

Coach – Scott Murray


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From: Geoff Sent: 19/07/2006 4:42 PM
I think we're in for a father of a hiding.

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From: Brooks T Sent: 21/07/2006 3:32 PM
Spoke to 2IC at Parra last-night and, in his words, the story written by Wilson in last Sunday's Telegraph was "Bullshit" (regarding further senior player signings from Parra). He says that Souths got a lower-grade player recently but other than the known signings of Smith and Widders there are no others to his knowledge.

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From: NineMSN Nicknamevedder_69 Sent: 21/07/2006 3:37 PM
Cheers Brooks.
 
I found it surprising myself as I'm sure we don't have much left after the signings we've made. Never take much notice of her columns anyway. I cannot stand her at the best of times!

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From: NineMSN Nicknamegintara™ Sent: 21/07/2006 9:50 PM
Been away all week Vedder.
 
I would say the talk about Tahu would only come about cause it is known that he and Hagan didn't always see eye to eye, wishful thinking imho.
 
Fitzgerald never really fazes me but I will say announcing Smith was leaving with a year to run on his contract was always going to end in tears  very bad call imho

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From: NineMSN Nicknamevedder_69 Sent: 22/07/2006 9:13 PM
I think Fitzgerald needs to go. Have my doubts about signing Finch.
 
Also, IMHO, I think McCrae should stand down at the end of the year and give the reins to JT. He's a great coach.

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From: NineMSN Nicknamegintara™ Sent: 25/07/2006 12:05 AM
Fitzgerald seems to be teflon coated though cause the mud don't stick.  While I'm not a huge Finch fan I'm willing to give the bloke a go simply cause he'll pull on the blue and gold, time will tell I guess.
 
 
Back onto Souths, I'd leave McCrae in charge until the start of next year, If he can't get the lot you have next year going there's no hope for him  He's built an impressive lot, at least let him try and steer them.

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From: NineMSN Nicknamevedder_69 Sent: 25/07/2006 3:11 PM
Adam MacDougall Released from the Remainder of his Contract

The South Sydney Rabbitohs have released Adam MacDougall from the remainder of his contract today under clause 9.1 of the NRL playing contract.

MacDougall has played 31 games for the Rabbitohs over the past three seasons, scoring five tries for a total of 20 points.

“The Club has decided to release Adam MacDougall from the remainder of his contract effective immediately, as we feel it is in the best interests of the Club and Adam,” Rabbitohs’ CEO Shane Richardson said.

“We are changing the culture of the Club and we have deemed that Adam doesn’t fit into the culture we are trying to develop for the rest of the season and continuing into next year.

“This decision is supported by the Board, the management, the coaches and the senior players.

“We thank Adam for his contribution over the past three seasons and wish him the best of luck at the Knights next year.”


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From: NineMSN Nickname_Legal_Agent_ Sent: 25/07/2006 3:56 PM
In other words, F##k Off!

Good riddance to him. Hope he has overcome that "virus" before next season.

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From: NineMSN Nicknametriple-7- Sent: 25/07/2006 4:05 PM
"we are changing the culture of the Club and we have deemed that Adam doesn’t fit into the culture we are trying to develop"
 
That's pretty similar to what the previous administration (and current coach) at the Knights said 3 yrs ago when he was shown the door. I still can't believe that he has been paid $150 to $200k for the last 5 yrs each yr to turn up, but then again he probably can't believe it either.

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From: Puntermatt Sent: 25/07/2006 8:27 PM
Mad Dog is a renowed lazy trainer and it'll be interesting to see how he fares under Brian Smith next year.....

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From: NineMSN Nicknamevedder_69 Sent: 25/07/2006 10:07 PM
Rabbitohs Re-sign Manase Manuokafoa for Three Seasons and Germaine Paulson for One Season

The Real Insurance Rabbitohs have re-signed South Sydney junior Manase Manuokafoa for the next three seasons today, with Germaine Paulson also agreeing to a further season with the Rabbitohs in 2007.

Manuokafoa, 21, played with the Mascot Jets in the South Sydney Juniors competition and has graduated to the senior ranks to play 28 NRL games since making his debut against the Newcastle Knights in round five of the 2005 season. Paulson, 21, made his NRL debut against the New Zealand Warriors in round seven this year, playing his fourth first grade game last weekend against the Knights.

Rabbitohs CEO Shane Richardson says these players have earned their positions in the top grade this year: “Manase is a big man that has the size and ability to intimidate the opposition. We haven’t seen the best of this man yet and having him play with the likes of Roy Asotasi, David Kidwell and Dean Widders next season will take his game to the next level.

“Germaine has the makings of a top class centre in our game and he has also earned his contract extension. We see these two young men as playing an integral part in the future growth of our playing talent and we are delighted they will be in the red and green next season.”

Rabbitohs Executive Chairman Peter Holmes à Court says: “These re-signings show that we’ve been able to recruit some of the best players in the game and next season we will couple them with the best players currently at our Club. It was very important that we were able to connect our young up-and-coming stars like Manuokafoa and Paulson with some experienced, top-class players such as Asotasi, Kidwell, Widders and Vagana.”


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From: NineMSN Nicknamevedder_69 Sent: 25/07/2006 10:08 PM
Rabbitohs Announce Teams for Round 21 Against Raiders

 

The Real Insurance Rabbitohs are pleased to announce their side to take on the Canberra Raiders in round 21 of the NRL Telstra Premiership this Saturday, 29 July at 7:30pm at Telstra Stadium.

Joe Williams has been selected at halfback for the Rabbitohs’ NRL side this weekend with Ben Walker reverting back to Premier League. Ben Rogers also returns to the first grade squad, starting from the interchange bench.

The Premier League match will kick off at 5:40pm on Saturday night at Telstra Stadium. Gates will open at 5:30pm.

The referee for the first grade fixture is Jason Robinson.

The Rabbitohs NRL side is:

1. David Peachey
2. Nathan Merritt
3. Todd Polglase
4. Germaine Paulson
5. Paul Mellor
6. Beau Champion
7. Joe Williams
8. Peter Cusack ©
9. Stuart Webb
10. Scott Geddes
11. David Fa’alogo
12. Joe Galuvao
13. John Sutton

Interchange:

14. Mark Minichiello
15. Manase Manuokafoa
16. Ben Rogers
17. Kane Cleal

Coach – Shaun McRae

The Rabbitohs Premier League side is:

1. Joven Clarke
2. Troy Boston
3. Fetuli Talanoa
4. Yileen Gordon
5. Balin Cupples
6. Scott Briggs
7. Ben Walker
8. Joe Falemaka
9. Trent Young ©
10. Jaiman Lowe
11. Michael Greenfield
12. Ray Moujalli
13. Shane Walker

Interchange:

14. Dale Newton
15. Ricardo Young
16. Beau Falloon
17. Dean Peters
18. David Wynyard
19. Albert Tuara
20. Michael Goward
21. Luke Roberts

Coach – Scott Murray

Rabbitohs’ Luke Stuart (ruptured ACL in knee - season), Luke MacDougall (fractured thumb – 5-7 weeks), Shannon Hegarty (shoulder arthroscope – 2-3 weeks), Shannan McPherson (groin strain – 3-5 weeks), and Shane Rigon (medial ligament strain – 4-6 weeks) were not considered for selection due to injury.


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From: Geoff Sent: 30/07/2006 10:36 AM
A great first half from the Mighties. I haven't seen a replay, but at half time I couldn't remember an unforced error.
The passing and handling were particularly impressive and while they were helped by Canberra turning the ball over, the 20-4 score was a accurate indicator of how the half went.
I said in an earlier post that Williams is one the best passers in the game, if you get a chance watch his pass to put Merritt in for his second try.
They struggled to get, or retain, much ball in the second half and rarely looked like scoring, probably due to an improved half by Canberra.
The defence was resolute and saw them get the well deserved choccies.
The Peach and Joey had splendid games both in attack and defence and the forwards all went well with Galuvao probably the pick.
GLORY GLORY   

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From: The Carnegie Express Sent: 30/07/2006 12:09 PM
Geoff, after chasing the score on the PC during the tri nations match I had to ensure I watched the replay. I think they Saints Souths had not completed two sets in the first half. Rather impressive. I tipped them to win a few and was starting to get worried! They'll win another one also this season.

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From: ShortHalfHead Sent: 30/07/2006 12:36 PM
My good old mate, CE, has shone through again this weekend.
His faith in Souths was duly rewarded with their great win last night.. But why the turnaround with the CE analysis you may ask? A week ago this was posted.

"History is on my side when I top Newcastle. Souths have only won one match this season and haven't really looked like winning another. Hard to see them beating the Knights in Newcastle after their efforts against the Storm last week. They'll be out for bloody (sic) and hard to find a better side to murder than Souths. 13+ looks a fair bet.

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From: The Carnegie Express Sent: 30/07/2006 12:41 PM
Doesn't that just annoy the hell out of you SHH that I tipped the Bunnies? I bet it does.

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From: ShortHalfHead Sent: 30/07/2006 12:50 PM
It would, CE. But you didn't !

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From: The Carnegie Express Sent: 30/07/2006 12:54 PM
 Below is my oztips card for the week.               
Week 21
Tipping closed on Fri, 28-Jul-2006, 7:25pm AEST

Home Draw Away
<NOBR>Sharks</NOBR> (18) <NOBR>Knights</NOBR> (22)
<NOBR>Panthers</NOBR> (36) <NOBR>Warriors</NOBR> (6)
<NOBR>Eels</NOBR> (31) <NOBR>Sea Eagles</NOBR> (18)
<NOBR>Rabbitohs</NOBR> (21) <NOBR>Raiders</NOBR> (8)
<NOBR>Broncos</NOBR> <NOBR>Tigers</NOBR>
<NOBR>Dragons</NOBR> <NOBR>Storm</NOBR>
<NOBR>Roosters</NOBR> <NOBR>Cowboys</NOBR>
Week Closed For Tipping
Tips for Week 21 saved.
on Fri, 28-Jul-2006, 3:34pm AEST

 

And here is my standing on the ladder, just to show you that I am not the tipping genius I was last year.

 

1. (1) <NOBR>92</NOBR> greg001  
2. (2) <NOBR>87</NOBR> FOZ9139  
3. (4) <NOBR>85</NOBR> pjaydsh  
3. (2) <NOBR>85</NOBR> *****  
5. (4) <NOBR>84</NOBR> samserwa  
6. (6) <NOBR>83</NOBR> alonzo02  
7. (8) <NOBR>82</NOBR> WHODINI  
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9. (9) <NOBR>78</NOBR> Dommy1  
9. (10) <NOBR>78</NOBR> s010199  
9. (10) <NOBR>78</NOBR> *****   
12. (10) <NOBR>76</NOBR> *****   
13. (13) <NOBR>74</NOBR> bill1234  
13. (13) <NOBR>74</NOBR> Davidol  
15. (15) <NOBR>73</NOBR> sauni

I have replaced peoples real names with *****. As you can see, I am doing quite pathetic. But at laest I have managed to pick Souths well all year.


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From: ShortHalfHead Sent: 30/07/2006 12:59 PM
You are doing quite well, mate. Heaps better than your standing on the credibility ladder, anyhow :)

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From: NineMSN Nicknametriple-7- Sent: 30/07/2006 1:39 PM
Well done Gents. Was a good effort, and good to see them backing up some of the statements during the week with a positive effort. Agree Geoff, Williams does have a very good passing game, and I think his all round games is ok, guess he's had some problems by all reports keeping his feet on the ground, hopefully he's learnt from that. That was a great pass to the left edge, read the play quickly and great result.



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