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Storm a carbuncle on the ass of the NRL

Discussion in 'Rugby League Forum' started by sean1976, Sep 22, 2012.

  1. sean1976

    sean1976 Well-Known Member

    +326 / 15
    OK, lest I be accused of sour grapes: the storm totally dominated us and deserved their victory last night. But.......

    They are a sham team dreamt up over a long corporate lunch as part of a news limited strategic marketing plan and imposed like a carbuncle on the ass of the NRL.

    That they then went on to fundamentally change rugby league into a game of percentages, ruck domination and crab like one dimensional structures just adds insult to injury. The storm don't so much outplay you as wear you down and choke you.

    Despite all their success they muster almost no interest in their city and will probably fold once Bellamy and the big three from queensland leave. The grand final will be a typical Storm occasion - a whole lot of opposition fans, no storm fans, a lousy atmosphere and probably another premiership for a city that doesnt give a s**t and holds the NRL in contempt.
  2. Ryan

    Ryan Well-Known Member

    +5,711 / 266
    My issue with the The Storm is this. They may, and probably are NOT cheating at present, but that's the stigma that is attached to them.

    Instead of thinking, "wow, that team really out-played us", all I could think was, "I wonder how, and by how much they are cheating again this season".

    They cheated for how many years and got away with it? They were punished for one year, then are back toking it out in a GF a year or two later. Does the punishment then suit the crime?

    They should have had to scrape back slowly, and I have always stated, that the amounts they over paid their players, should have been deducted from their salary cap for the same amount of years.

    Would they have squandered? Yeah.

    BUT, Bellamy is one class coach. They'll play The Bulldogs. I am not surprised in the least, that the two best NRL coaches have been facing off with each other so much over the past 1/2 a decade.

    With our roster, we should be in The Storm's position. Given an experienced coach, I believe we should have been there.
  3. Utility Player

    Utility Player Well-Known Member

    +456 / 4
    A crowd of 25k was a lot more than the Manly Cowboys game last week, they Storm scoring 40 points was probably entertaining to their fans at least.
  4. marooned

    marooned Member

    +16 / 0
    It will be a real shame if Storm win this year because they don't deserve to. They should not have been allowed to recover so quickly after cheating the cap. It's especially insulting after the arrogance of their players and coach, still calling themselves 2007 and 2009 premiers. They continue to spit in the face of all other teams who were deprived of a chance to win the premiership in those years. In my opinion any team caught rorting the cap should be forced to disband their team and coaching staff and rebuild from scratch. I don't believe for a second that they had no knowledge of the rorts.
  5. Ryan

    Ryan Well-Known Member

    +5,711 / 266
    Mate, the players signed TWO contracts, including Slater when quizzed on it. What's that tell you. Then the NRL poster boy image him.

    I won't go into the character assassination the NRL did to our favorite (non cheating) sons.

    Guess that happens if your a News Limited based team...who I ALSO believe had knowledge of what was happening. I mean, those pricks WERE the one's actually paying them, yet apparently, they can't or didn't count to 4,000,000.
  6. Eagleheart

    Eagleheart Well-Known Member 2016 Tipping Competitor

    +1,259 / 40
    The $torm and coach Turd Bellamy are quite simply - "cheating scum....!".
  7. bob dylan

    bob dylan Well-Known Member Premium Member 2016 Tipping Competitor

    +4,337 / 125
    The NRL has a donkey?

    Who knew?
  8. Peter C

    Peter C Well-Known Member

    +735 / 16
    Yeah, Ihate the Storm because of the cheating, but at least they were made to shed players.
    Whereas the Dogs cheated in 2002, and with the same team, and the addition of Andrew Ryan, they were able to win in 2004, all because the players accepted a pay cut, can you imagine what would have happened if it was Manly?
  9. Phantar

    Phantar Well-Known Member

    +273 / 0
    I thought he left. His name was Hee-haw as in Gallop.
  10. Moondog

    Moondog Grey-beard loon Premium Member 2016 Tipping Competitor

    Hervey Bay
    +3,410 / 32
    Carbuncle..." An infection larger than a boil and with several openings for discharge of pus"... yep, that's the storm alright!

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