Discussion in 'Rugby League Forum' started by HappilyManly, Sep 8, 2014.
Nostalgia of how real footy used to be - biffo beautiful
Tonight U mean HM??
Or was it this morning?
I'd watch it again, even tho we lose, AND it's that brutal one.
Who knows...Maybe if I wish hard enough the result will be different!
EDIT: Just checked (is tonight) so thank you for the head's up.
No Monday Night Football being on I may have missed this altogether.
So watching a punch up in a NRL game on tv yesterday is bad, watching a punch up in a NRL game from 1981 on tv today is ok? Shouldn't Toddy be phoning Fox and letting them know not to show it as it could make mums and kiddies cry and encourage drunks to throw punches?
Pretty sure the 1981 game was the Broadhurst biffo.
I miss the biffo
There will be a few old Manly games this week
Yes, most are losing games as they seem to have misslaid Manly's winning ones.
1983 Major Semi Manly v Eels - Tues 10am
1984 QF Manly v Souths - Tues 3:30pm
1988 QF Manly v Balmain- Wed 2pm
Manly won most games played out of any club between the 70s and the 90s. However If you watch nostalgia games on fox we seem to lose an awful lot!
"1881" game HM...?
That WOULD be a blast-from-the-past!
Yeah it's the Bowden/Broadhurst fight game (get all or any kiddies in bed or away from the tv if that's a concern).
Same goes for the squeamish, lol, I suppose.
Or just look away for awhile and watch the rest.
Footy so vastly different 30 years ago!
(Thx again to HM )
Just started watching it now and the brawlin' starts from the word go.
I was (and remain) disgruntled that Bowden resorted to head-butting. (It's not a street-fight or even a pub-fight). Back in those days men sorting things out on-the-field with their fists was common.
Broadhurst was a semi-pro boxer and may have had Bowden covered (hence the head-butts). Both very hard men and I'm on Broadhurst's side of course. And, as I think about it now, if HE'D started head-butting Bowden, I'd probably have forgiven it!
Compare that to the absolute opposite extreme now....Blokes group-hugging and two-steppin' around is almost as bad, or as embarrassing a look for the game as an-all-in-brawl.
Not advocating unbridled thuggery out there, but this no-punch rule has made the game look too much like AFL's hug-and-hold charade.
Anyway the footy's started normally now. (Knowing we lose is a bummer).
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