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Here come the comparisons!

Discussion in 'Rugby League Forum' started by ManlyArmy, Sep 20, 2016.

  1. ManlyArmy

    ManlyArmy Well-Known Member 2016 Tipping Competitor

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    http://www.sportingnews.com/au/leag...owboys-big-stadium/1kr5d8qpuxcrk1u9fz8p4c1gut

    They share a love of the beach, leading roles in the dirtiest grand final of them all and a mutual hatred and loathing.


    But there is one thing that appears to separate Manly and Cronulla fans – passion.


    Twenty-four hours after tickets went on sale to the public for Friday night's preliminary final against North Queensland at Allianz Stadium, Sharks supporters had snapped up a stunning 18,000 of them.

    That figure will go well past 20,000 in the days to come.

    It ensures the ground will be a sea of black, white and blue for the club's biggest game since 2008.

    So what's this got to do with Manly?

    Well, back in 2012 against the same opponent, an embarrassing turnout of just 16, 678 watched the Sea Eagles triumph 22-12 in the 'Hand of Foz' semi-final.

    It again underlined the reluctance of Manly fans to travel beyond the Spit Bridge to support their side.

    That's despite just 19.5km separating Brookvale Oval from Allianz Stadium, while Shark Park is a 25.1km slog away.

    NRL officials tried everything bar personal stretch limousines to get Manly fans across the bridge in 2012 but still couldn't lure them out of the Insular Peninsula.

    No such problem for Shire diehards, who it appears would much rather support their team live than recline in their Chesterfield sofa and have the result phoned in.

    Or perhaps Cronulla fans are just so starved of success they would cross the Simpson Desert without water or food for a sniff of a premiership*

    *Last line written by the only Manly fan at Sporting News - and the last known northern beaches resident to leave God's Country on a weekend


     
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  2. ManlyArmy

    ManlyArmy Well-Known Member 2016 Tipping Competitor

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    So what they're saying is that they haven't done their research.

    Manly's past 3 Prelims at Allianz have attracted 30,000+ and have all been against non-NSW teams.

    They've tried to bag Manly, but state that the Sharkies game has only had sales of around 20,000 tickets.
     
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  3. Lyonstomenzies

    Lyonstomenzies Well-Known Member

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    My wife wouldn't let me go because she said "you guys always make the finals, you will win then you can go to the next game."

    She was right.
     
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  4. Moondog

    Moondog Grey-beard loon Premium Member 2016 Tipping Competitor

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    ....apart from that we're exactly the same, two teams with a wonderful history of premiership success.............oh hang on...........
     
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  5. Harry Smith

    Harry Smith I think i'm actually a bloody Sea Eagle

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    I love that paragraph written by the manly fan :rofl:
     
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  6. CBreeagles

    CBreeagles Active Member

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    Manly fans don't seem to wanna go games at all even games at Brookie these days. Pretty embarrassing as well when we have Lyon's farewell and still get **** numbers and we can't say it's because the teams doing bad because even in 2013-14 we had dwindling crowds.
     
  7. Budgewoi Eagle

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

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    They sure get really stuck for content at this time of year with just four teams to writer about.
     
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  8. Nordburg

    Nordburg Well-Known Member

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    I wouldn't be surprised if the "Manly fan" is Zorba.He's a regular on that moronic site
     
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  9. HoldenV8

    HoldenV8 Well-Known Member

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    If they want to compare Manly to Cronulla......here is the Shark's trophy cabinet @:cool:

    [​IMG]
     
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  10. Harry Smith

    Harry Smith I think i'm actually a bloody Sea Eagle

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    Does anyone know why this "Blue Pill" guy keeps rating my posts with the troll thing?

    Is he just a troll
    I think so :*
     
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  11. Mark from Brisbane

    Mark from Brisbane Living the dream Premium Member

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    You are not alone, he does mine as well!!
     
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  12. Mark from Brisbane

    Mark from Brisbane Living the dream Premium Member

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    Oh and never says anything , just gives troll ratings, a really fantastic and enthusiastic member of our community!!
     
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  13. Harry Smith

    Harry Smith I think i'm actually a bloody Sea Eagle

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    Wow, he's given over 100 troll ratings with like no other rating things really given, that's more than I'll give out in my lifetime. As some would say he's a nice feathered friend of ours... clearly
     
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  14. The Eagle Eye

    The Eagle Eye Member

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    Where's the wooden spoons mate...
     
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  15. HoldenV8

    HoldenV8 Well-Known Member

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    At the doesn't-matta Leagues Club :p
     
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  16. HoldenV8

    HoldenV8 Well-Known Member

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    But to think that only as far back as 2014 it was Cronulla who 'won' the wooden spoon.....
     
  17. simon64

    simon64 Well-Known Member Premium Member

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    I must say Mark, I'm feeling a little left out. What's wrong with me ? Why am I not worthy of a troll rating ? :rofl:
     
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  18. MissKate

    MissKate Well-Known Member Premium Member

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    It's only because shark supporters will use any excuse to escape the shire
     
  19. Mark from Brisbane

    Mark from Brisbane Living the dream Premium Member

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    I only ever use the Troll rating for the obvious wankers coming in here that are other teams supporters , never for a Manly supporter.

    Sorry, but only likes, funny and winners for you
     
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  20. bones

    bones Bones Knows Premium Member 2016 Tipping Competitor

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    Oi you ;(
     
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