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The 14 to Nil curse

Discussion in 'Rugby League Forum' started by Eagles Nest 08, Sep 29, 2013.

  1. Eagles Nest 08

    Eagles Nest 08 Active Member

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    They had a replay of the Manly v’s Souths 1984 semi on Fox Sports last week and Manly were leading 14-0 and then lost the knock out semi 22 -18.

    Then in the 1989 GF the Tigers were leading 14-0, but lost to Canberra as we all know and in 1999 GF the Dragons were leading 14-0 (if I recall?) and also lost to Melbourne in the end!

    Also a few important games where teams and that great start all leading 14-0 and then lost the game in the end!
     
  2. eagles2win

    eagles2win Well-Known Member

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    A superstitious RL Fan would think that Souths have inherited Norths curse.

    Inheriting the ability to snatch defeat away from the jaws of victory.
     
  3. PONTIAN SEA EAGLE

    PONTIAN SEA EAGLE Well-Known Member

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    I'd do anything to have a 14 nil lead.
     
  4. Vyssini

    Vyssini Well-Known Member 2016 Tipping Competitor

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    Balmain were winning 12-2 at halftime in 1989.
    Good theory but...
     
  5. sheridanstand78

    sheridanstand78 Well-Known Member

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    I was at that semi final in 84. It was similar to Friday night, we had them on toast, the vermin were backing up from a mid week play off and we stormed into the lead, the team throught it was over and then proceeded to make every error in the book, conceding 3 tries from bombs and we were sunk. At the time it was humiliating, glad we have at least squared that ledger.
     
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  6. SeaEagleRock8

    SeaEagleRock8 Sea Eagle Lach Staff Member Premium Member 2016 Tipping Competitor

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    copied from a pre-Souths match thread ... I was counting on us turning the table and we did.
    as to my first point above - I nailed it! I should get a job as a footy analyst!
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    (the 14-nil thing doesn't always work - we led Storm 14-nil in the 2008 GF and that didn't go so well for them :)
     
  7. Volley

    Volley Well-Known Member

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    I wonder how many teams have been up 14-0 and won. A lot more I'd say.
     
  8. HoldenV8

    HoldenV8 Well-Known Member

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    Well, the Bears are Souff$ NSW Cup affiliate.....
     
  9. eagle66

    eagle66 Well-Known Member 2016 Tipping Competitor

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    I was going to that game in 1984 until my wife pointed out that I was hosting our daughter's first birthday party, double the pain. Then last Friday much the same , hosting my daughter's son first birthday! Uncanny but a pleasing result in front of a new Manly fan.
     
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