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Souths have won the 1st battle

Discussion in 'Rugby League Forum' started by DUFFMAN, Sep 3, 2007.


    DUFFMAN Active Member

    +264 / 5
    Souths have been given approval by the NRL to have the Drum Squad preform at brookvale oval on saturday night.
    Desipte an atempt by the sea eagles officals to have them banned, claiming they are exceptionally annoying.
    PHC said if they ban the drummers then the cheergirls should also be banned.
  2. Canteen Worker

    Canteen Worker Well-Known Member 2016 Tipping Competitor

    +212 / 5
    Buggar. Those drums are just as annoying as that idiot who rings the bell every time that Bell gets the ball.

    Annoyed me heaps at Telstra - surely this is a joke!!
  3. fLIP

    fLIP UFO Hunter

    +784 / 15
    .... wtf? This club thinks they own everyone and can do as they please.

    How is it a home ground advantage when they can bring their cheering drumming team to our HOME SEMI ****ING FINAL?

    What a joke.
  4. fLIP

    fLIP UFO Hunter

    +784 / 15
    Re-read, this has to be a gee-up.
  5. fLIP

    fLIP UFO Hunter

    +784 / 15
    Nah. its true but not as bad as it seems:

    SOUTH Sydney has won the first off-field battle of the NRL finals series - gaining approval for the club's drum squad to perform at Saturday night's match against Manly.

    Despite an attempt by Sea Eagles' officials to have the drummers banished from Brookvale, the NRL yesterday ruled they could bang their support for the Bunnies.

    Manly CEO Grant Mayer demanded the squad be banned from the ground, claiming they were "exceptionally annoying".

    However, the NRL met yesterday and agreed to allow the drummers into Brookie - provided they play only when Souths run on to the field at the start of the match.

    The club's co-owner Russell Crowe replaced cheerleaders with the drummers at the start of this year.

    Yesterday, Mayer said his fans hated the noisy squad.

    "The sound of the drums is exceptionally annoying. We don't want them at Brookvale," he said. "It's our home game. We have worked all year to gain some advantage in the form of a home final so we don't want the drums there.

    "At a small ground like Brookvale, the drums would drown out all other noise."

    Mayer was frustrated the NRL had agreed to allow the drummers on to the field.

    "We have a strict 'no drums' policy that we hoped would exclude them from our venue," he said.

    "In a stadium with 65,000 empty seats, I can understand their need to manufacture an atmosphere.

    "Our fans will ensure no such gimmick is required when we play them at Brookie on Saturday night.

    "We have already had a number of inquiries from the local residents asking if the drummers will be here."

    Angry Souths co-owner Peter Holmes a Court fired back, saying Manly's cheerleaders should also be banned.

    "We don't want the Manly cheerleaders there either," he said. "If they are prepared to put away their cheerleaders, then we won't take the drummers. If their fans agree to sit on their hands then our fans will do the same."

    NRL chief operating officer Graham Annesley said finals matches were "neutral" affairs and Souths had a right to bring their drummers.

    "We have to be fair to both teams," Annesley said. "Manly have their cheergirls and Souths can use their drummers as the team runs out but not during the course of the game."
  6. Guest

    Guest Guest

    +0 / 0
    Russell crowe's little gay drummer boys.

    They will only play when souths run out onto the field so hopefully eagle rock at full volume will drown them out.
  7. CliffyIsGod

    CliffyIsGod Well-Known Member

    +17 / 0
    Let's get some drums in the crowd to play out of time to mess with the little drummer boys on the field.
  8. fLIP

    fLIP UFO Hunter

    +784 / 15
    Thats a great idea.

    Manly should hire a little drumming crew to play when we are deep in attack. Just to get under their skin.
  9. Downie

    Downie Active Member

    +3 / 0
    Someone please organise this. It'll be the best thing ever (just to annoy the **** out of them).
  10. clontaago

    clontaago Well-Known Member

    +121 / 0
    Drummers or no drummers, we will smash them.
  11. PEPSI

    PEPSI Active Member

    +1 / 0
    i went to the away game at Telstra and those Drums where the low point of the night, irrespective of what team you supported . So damm annoying and gave me a headache and i was in a nosebleed corp box!

    I suggest we give them a Parramatta / Jamie Lyon type welcome everytime they enter the field.

    I dont know where they will have space to play while the game is actually on ???
  12. Ryan

    Ryan Well-Known Member

    +5,706 / 264
    Coins anyone?

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