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Give us back the 1997 Premiership!

Discussion in 'Rugby League Forum' started by Matabele, Aug 31, 2007.

  1. Matabele

    Matabele Well-Known Member

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    Now that the ultimate confession of banned substance abuse by Drugcastle in the year 1997 has finally been confessed, isn't it time the Drug cheats of 1997 are erased from the record books as 1997 Premiers, with the title now going to the clean side that competed in the Grand Final?
     
  2. Corso_Pete

    Corso_Pete Well-Known Member Premium Member 2016 Tipping Competitor

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    Newcastle winning the 1997 premiership was the greatest thing that ever happened to the then ARL. It justified their decision to pay millions to Newcastle to stop them defecting to SL and effectly crushed the Newcastle Mariners SL team.

    If the ARL were serious about drugs the title would have been yanked from Newcastle as soon as the steriod testing was available. That however would have alienated Newcastle from the ARL.
     
  3. Ryan

    Ryan Well-Known Member

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    I would say drugs are more common in the sport than just A. Johns Mata. We could be openning a pandora's box here. I'll tell you in person about Mr Xipolitis bucks night that was in the paper about 8 months ago. VEEEEERY interesting.
     
  4. Matabele

    Matabele Well-Known Member

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    Who is Mr Xipolitis? And what does that have to do with our 7th Premiership?
     
  5. Ryan

    Ryan Well-Known Member

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    I'll have a chat to you later about this one !
     
  6. Canteen Worker

    Canteen Worker Well-Known Member 2016 Tipping Competitor

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    Get over this one. Nothing is going to change and it will only make us look like bleating whingers!!!
     
  7. KaZa

    KaZa Well-Known Member

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    it also explains his hair do in those years...
     
  8. Noodler93

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    hehehehe...."look like"?

    I was certainly curious about performance enhancing rumours, but not recreation banned substances.
    But really, how hollow would it be though to be awarded the 97' premiership now......
     
  9. DSM5

    DSM5 Well-Known Member 2016 Tipping Competitor

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    It was that corrupt refferee who allowed a steroid taking McDougall to stomp all over Toovs that lost us the grandfinal. From that illegal play they were down on our line. Disgraceful performance and one that will go down as one of the greatest infamies of the game. That, and the ridiculous suspension of our hooker , what ever the fuq his name was, the week before that ensured the ARL darlings of the time that title. I'll never forget or forgive.
     
  10. Duff

    Duff Well-Known Member 2016 Tipping Competitor

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    Wake up Mata.
    If they were on pingers the night before the game, we'd have won easily. E isn't cheating, it's a hinderance.

    The cheating bit is the roids. They already got caught for that & we didn't get gven the trophy, so why would this make a difference ?

    Jesus you blokes go on with some fanciful crap.
     
  11. DSM5

    DSM5 Well-Known Member 2016 Tipping Competitor

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    Oh yeah, and the supremo of the ARL at the time was a piss weak idiot tiger supporter. It's a wonder they were'nt granted the title in perpetuity.
     
  12. Fro

    Fro Well-Known Member

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    Jim Serdaris?
     
  13. DSM5

    DSM5 Well-Known Member 2016 Tipping Competitor

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    Correct Fro, and you've spelt it correctly.
     
  14. Fro

    Fro Well-Known Member

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  15. Canteen Worker

    Canteen Worker Well-Known Member 2016 Tipping Competitor

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    Scott Fulton and Craig Field at hooker that day didn't do us much good!!!!
     
  16. Fro

    Fro Well-Known Member

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    Scott Fulton and Craig Field didnt do us much good fullstop :)
     
  17. ManlyBacker

    ManlyBacker Winging it Staff Member

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    I remember having some minor consolation of knowing a down-and-out Newcastle city (they had just closed the steel works) did have something to be cheery about in '97. But the subsequent catching of the 'rhoid cheats and Chief's admission that they went out in the second half intent on bashing the crap out of us is something I will never forget. The continuing revelation that the entire club was dirty and on every type of drug is not surprising. I'm with Mata - strike the scum's names from the record books.
     
  18. DSM5

    DSM5 Well-Known Member 2016 Tipping Competitor

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    And plow the town up, and then plow salt into the earth to eradicate any remnant of those cheating fuqs. (email Mellonhead before the event)
     

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