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Roosters & the Anzac day cup game

Discussion in 'Rugby League Forum' started by Berkeley_Eagle, Apr 18, 2011.

  1. Berkeley_Eagle

    Berkeley_Eagle Current Status: 24/7 Manly Fan 2016 Tipping Competitor

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    Every year we have Dragons v Roosters for the Anzac day cup game
    having the Roosters representing the Anzacs is a disgrace with their off-field incidents that they seem to have constantly, I know we have had our boys n the bad press stakes, But I think the chooks are well ahead of the field with f..kwit players in bringing the game down
    why cant the Anzac game shared around, I would love to see Manly v Souths or Bulldogs or Parra or Melb or Dragons on That day
     
  2. eagles2win

    eagles2win Well-Known Member

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    Probably the same reason as to why the Charity Shield is between the same two teams
     
  3. Kiwi Eagle

    Kiwi Eagle Moderator Staff Member 2016 Tipping Competitor

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    The roosters and dragons deserve to have the game, they are the ones that came up with the idea and good luck to them

    Warriors and storm now play every year on Anzac day as well
     
  4. eagles2win

    eagles2win Well-Known Member

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    So all we have to do is think of a game that must be played on a Friday night........

    I'm thinking Manly Warringah vs Wests Tigers and really amp up the Silvertails vs Fibros thing
     
  5. Duff

    Duff Well-Known Member 2016 Tipping Competitor

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    No prizes for 2nd best.

    They got ANZAC day, Sharks got the members jerseys. Good on them.
    We shouldn't be dirty on them or try to copy them. The only value is in coming up with your own ideas.

    If we come up with a good idea for a valid reason, I'm sure the powers that be will support it. Don't begrudge other peoples originality, it draws us down to their level.

    Remember, we're Manly, we're better people.
     
  6. Moondog

    Moondog Grey-beard loon Premium Member 2016 Tipping Competitor

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    We could play in the dark for Earth Day!
     
  7. Berkeley_Eagle

    Berkeley_Eagle Current Status: 24/7 Manly Fan 2016 Tipping Competitor

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    A mothers Day clash every year that has to be played on a Sunday afternoon
     
  8. SeaEagleRock8

    SeaEagleRock8 Sea Eagle Lach Staff Member Premium Member 2016 Tipping Competitor

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    That is a pretty good idea. Having a heap of players mums there would be an opportunity for a whole week of positive publicity.

    Otherwise something for another public holiday weekend? Would have to be Queens birthday I suppose.
     
  9. Jonesyv2

    Jonesyv2 Active Member

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    I actually think Melbourne has a real anzac day game on today. The way it should work is who ever plays the warriors (or if a new nz team joins have one of them in aus and one in nz) on this weekend should play for the anzac day cup.
     
  10. SeaEagleRock8

    SeaEagleRock8 Sea Eagle Lach Staff Member Premium Member 2016 Tipping Competitor

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    Though the idea of ANZAC is that we are on the same side as the Kiwis not belting the crap out of each other!
     
  11. Brookie4eva

    Brookie4eva Well-Known Member

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    I was there when the lights on the hill side of the ground went out one night a few years ago :idea: :idea:
     
  12. Chip and Chase

    Chip and Chase True Supporter Staff Member Administrator Premium Member 2016 Tipping Competitor

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    I've got no problems with the Roosters and Steelers playing the game every year. Collingwood and Essendon do it in the AFL, and it's a big one every year.

    Maybe we can petition the NRL to give us sole rights to Pancake Tuesday or something.
     
  13. manlyfan76

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

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    How about playing on Red Nose Day and all the players have to wear red noses?
     
  14. Rex

    Rex Well-Known Member

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    Mick Malthouse has said this week that Collingwood and Essendon don't have the right to the ANZAC day game just because they've had it for years. Conceded it should be shared around.

    Good for AFL, good for NRL?
     
  15. Chip and Chase

    Chip and Chase True Supporter Staff Member Administrator Premium Member 2016 Tipping Competitor

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    That's probably because Micky is moving on and would like to be involved in the concept in the future. Anzac Day is a tradition and I have no problems with a traditional clash between two fixed opponents. That's the strange thing about traditions, they are the same every year.
     

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