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ANZAC Day game

Discussion in 'Silvertails Soapbox' started by Matabele, Apr 21, 2011.

  1. Matabele

    Matabele Well-Known Member

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    Why is it that the Rorters and Queens have a mortgage on the marque ANZAC Day game? I see the AFL are debating sharing it around between other clubs than Pies and Bombers, surely the same debate is releva
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  2. Garts

    Garts Well-Known Member

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    I agree. It should be shared. Maybe a game between the 2 previous years grand finalists? It should not be the same sides who get the honour each year, thats bull****.
     
  3. manlyfan76

    manlyfan76 Parra Trolls are the best. Premium Member 2016 Tipping Competitor

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    Why not have the test on anzac day? I know its early in the season but it would become a massive tradition. have a T20 match as a lead up aswell, might convert a few non rl ppl to our game.
     
  4. eagles2win

    eagles2win Well-Known Member

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    They use to do this
     
  5. The Gronk

    The Gronk Well-Known Member

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    No one is seriously thinking of changing the teams down here Mata. Those teams built it from scratch and so should keep playing. Same goes for the NRL.

    What do you care anyways, its a day for those dumb convicts.
     
  6. Kiwi Eagle

    Kiwi Eagle Moderator Staff Member 2016 Tipping Competitor

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    They came up with the concept, and have made it what it is on their own, so it is theirs and good luck to them. Warriors and Melbourne have the same arrangement now.

    No reason why we can't look at something of our own though, maybe an annual easter sunday clash with the Rabbits or Parra or something
     
  7. eagles2win

    eagles2win Well-Known Member

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    We need either an annual clash on a Sunday either against Parra or Wests.

    People my age (30) grew up watching the epic clashes of the eighties between us and the Eels.

    Wests is just a given IMO the old Fibro vs Silvertail thing
     
  8. Matabele

    Matabele Well-Known Member

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    What utter garbage that the Queens and Rorters have made the game what it is and/or started the concept. Manly and Rabbitohs pre-date the current arrangement with Anzac Day clashes in the 1980s. The one in 1988 made infamous when Souths lost their two points for fielding an illegible player, Scott Wilson.

    As for the special ANZAC jumpers today, what a free kick in extra merchandising they represent for the clubs in question. Crass really.
     
  9. eagles2win

    eagles2win Well-Known Member

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    Something that ****s me is that they don't have the game on FTA
     
  10. ayjay007

    ayjay007 Well-Known Member

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    Agree,but nine has the rights,and part of that is their choice of Fri and Sun games.Should be on FTA,but sucked in nine,you want it this way.Would they change their schedule and show it live?
     
  11. The Eagle

    The Eagle Well-Known Member

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    I hope nine never gets any sports rights in the future
     
  12. Kiwi Eagle

    Kiwi Eagle Moderator Staff Member 2016 Tipping Competitor

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    Well the clubs should have stuck with it then shouldn't they

    These 2 have made it stick, and good luck to them
     
  13. The Eagle

    The Eagle Well-Known Member

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    How can u keep a tradition up when souffs got kicked out?
     
  14. The Gronk

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    A better idea would be to move the ANZAC test a week and a half earlier and hold it on the actual day.
     
  15. Matabele

    Matabele Well-Known Member

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    And Manly were crucified for being the ARL standard bearers.
     

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