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Do miracles happen??

Discussion in 'Rugby League Forum' started by Mark from Brisbane, Sep 14, 2014.

  1. Mark from Brisbane

    Mark from Brisbane Living the dream Premium Member

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    If you ask any Panther supporter today they will give you a big resounding YES.

    Dubbed the "pretenders" all year didn't they show some class and determination last night.

    For those of you unaware one of my two in laws is a Panthers fan, Mick (who lives in Moree) has had the year from hell, at age 35 diagnosed with Colrectal Cancer in September last year.

    He's just completed, 3 months of Radiation / Chemo, followed by a few weeks off, then 3 1/2 weeks in hospital, 7 days of which he was in intensive care for the biggest operation you could think of and then all followed up by 6 months of more chemo.

    This concluded just in time for me to shout him a trip to Brookvale for the last home game where if not for a miracle he would have seen his side beat mine.

    Last night it was his turn for a miracle, and his Panthers delivered in spades.

    Mick was up for the weekend and sitting next to me last night watching the game, I was doing a fair bit of cheering for his team and was so pleased for the result and he said, "that was our turn for a miracle".

    They left to head back to Moree this morning and as he shook my hand and said farewell he said,

    " We've had our miracle now its your turn to get another one".

    Lets hope he's right!!
     
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  2. Budgewoi Eagle

    Budgewoi Eagle In for the long haul. Premium Member 2016 Tipping Competitor

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    And let's hope he remains well, Mark. Good luck to him!
     
  3. the mauler

    the mauler Well-Known Member 2016 Tipping Competitor

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    If we don't win it, I'll cheering for the Panfers. They have been a breath of fresh air this year and congratulations to them.
     
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  4. maxta

    maxta Well-Known Member 2016 Tipping Competitor

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    Heres a confession Mark, until recently could not stand Soward...actually got to give him credit on a great season & playing with plenty of toughness that was lacking previously....Panthers have shocked even the most ardent supporters....shows how important desire can be to get over the line & on the flip side, over confidence to the point of arrogance like the Roosters, can lose a game.
     
  5. Mark from Brisbane

    Mark from Brisbane Living the dream Premium Member

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    Yes mate its all good so far BUT the first two years are the big worry, so fingers crossed for him, our daughter and two little boys!!

    Oh and if we get knocked out his Panthers!!
     
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  6. ALinda

    ALinda Well-Known Member 2016 Tipping Competitor

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    I concur with this.

    And yes to answer your question Mark, let's hope so.
     
  7. Killer03

    Killer03 Well-Known Member

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    Even before last night I was going for the Panthers as a back up team.

    The great thing was I had to endure a day of misery from my Roosters family, which certainly changed later!!!
     
  8. niccipops

    niccipops un echidna spillo mia bevanda Premium Member 2016 Tipping Competitor

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    Great post Mark.
     
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  9. EagleFromMay1967

    EagleFromMay1967 In bed before the room got dark.

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    Nothing miraculous about the Panthers win, that club has been on the rise since G Gould took over and since Soward had "something to prove" - mostly to himself.
     
  10. Mark from Brisbane

    Mark from Brisbane Living the dream Premium Member

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    Gus has done a great job out there , no doubt about it!!
     
  11. manlyfan76

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

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    Hats off to Gus. The Panfars have turned their ship around, if they can keep uncovering talent from their massive nursery they should be top 8 material every year.
     
  12. globaleagle

    globaleagle Où est mon chapeau Premium Member 2016 Tipping Competitor

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    Errr...I ended up married so yes, miracles do happen.


    *nice post Mark.
     
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  13. Snake

    Snake Doing The Eagle Rock!

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    Soward carried on like a first class arse hole last night, but he produced some wonderful clutch plays and I am very happy for the Penrith football club and their supporters. Boy can Ivan Cleary coach!
     

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