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The 1981 'brawl'

Discussion in 'Rugby League Forum' started by DSM5, Jun 4, 2008.

  1. DSM5

    DSM5 Well-Known Member 2016 Tipping Competitor

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    Noticed in the Telegraph (p130) that the current admin can't stand the fact that Manly, in 1981, stood up to the rubbish from Newtown and belted them. I call it giving back better than what you got.  I guess they think that showing some aggression on the field in not the current go.  Call me a dinosaur if you like, but I remember that game and it made me feel proud that we stood up to the dirty play of the bluehags and beat the crap out of them.  I guess Mayer would be ashamed of the way Randell, Reilly and the rest of the dinosaurs played back then.  Pity really.
     
  2. Dan

    Dan Administrator Staff Member Administrator 2016 Tipping Competitor

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    That is what footy is and should be about.

    Bring back the Biff!
     
  3. The Wheel

    The Wheel Well-Known Member

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    Terry Randall got sent off for kicking one of the grubs in the head & broke his foot in the process LOL
     
  4. Canteen Worker

    Canteen Worker Well-Known Member 2016 Tipping Competitor

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    That brawl cost us the game - I was there on the hill. We took another 50 mins to play footy after that and never really recovered. The rumour before the game was that the best way to beat Manly was to start something up in the first scrum.

    Parra went on to beat Newtown for their first premiership despite us drawing 28 all or so at Cumberland Oval the weekend before the semis.

    Different era though to lose Randall hurt Manly badly - he was the heart and soul of our forwards.
     
  5. PONTIAN SEA EAGLE

    PONTIAN SEA EAGLE Well-Known Member

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    Ah i was their i remember loosing the game & broadhurst getting belted by bowden.
     
  6. Jatz Crackers

    Jatz Crackers Moderator Staff Member

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    The headbutt did it. His face was a mess.
     
  7. clontaago

    clontaago Well-Known Member

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    You guys are so old. I was 4.
     
  8. Fro

    Fro Well-Known Member

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    I was 12 and vaguely remember it, still thuggery and the game and society has changed a lot since then.

    I saw "the final winter" the other day, is pretty relevant to that sort of thing, the game changing.
     
  9. Dan

    Dan Administrator Staff Member Administrator 2016 Tipping Competitor

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    1981....I was born!

    Infact when that game was played I was still swimming in my mothers womb!
     
  10. Guest

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    Society hasn't changed much and in fact violence is becomming more prevelant.  Go down to the corso any friday or saturday night and see that thuggery hasn't changed in the past 30 years.
     
  11. Nutzcraw

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    In 81' I hadn't even started swimming in my dad's nuts yet!
     
  12. Fro

    Fro Well-Known Member

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    Pigs ass Tookey Violence is still around as it was then. its not more or less. its not becoming more prevelant it is just being reported more. the exception is women being violent. THAT is far more common than it was.

    I don't know what you are actually trying to say though, in one sentence you say violence is becoming more prevalent, and then you say it hasnt changed in 30 yrs.

    My point was that Society has changed in the way the game is viewed, the behaviour that was on show that day would not be tolerated, and I am not saying if that is right or wrong.
     
  13. Jatz Crackers

    Jatz Crackers Moderator Staff Member

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    Pretty sure there was some breaststroke going on.
     
  14. Nutzcraw

    Nutzcraw Active Member

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    Pretty sure there was some breaststroke going on.
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    :-X


    hahaha nice one mate!
     
  15. Canteen Worker

    Canteen Worker Well-Known Member 2016 Tipping Competitor

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    On field violence has become sanitised as community attitudes have changed and it is more to do with mums and kids playing footy.

    Off field, violence in society hasn't changed that much. Look at the stats from the police and not much has altered over the years.
     
  16. Dan

    Dan Administrator Staff Member Administrator 2016 Tipping Competitor

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    **** that. I want the biff back, anyone who says they didn't enjoy or don't enjoy seeing an on field biff, is either gay, a Roosters supporter, or female
     
  17. Canteen Worker

    Canteen Worker Well-Known Member 2016 Tipping Competitor

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    Many would agree with you Dan but the politically correct media and mums who read the papers make decision ons whether their kids play the game.

    It is not a matter of reality but perception and with the threat of AFL, Soccer etc, there are not as many young kids playing the game.

    I should also mention sponsorship dollars, as not many companies want to be associated with negative publicity from on-field violence. Why do you think Les Boyd was rubbed out? A few years ago an on-field all-in-brawl led to the Commonwealth Bank dropping their sponsorship of the schoolboy knockout on the spot.
     
  18. Jethro

    Jethro This space is for rent Staff Member Premium Member 2016 Tipping Competitor

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    Nothing wrong with the biff in my opinion. It sort of reminded me in comparism of the old gadiator days at the colosseum where everyone cheered for the kill. Tell me, what's the difference between seeing a fight at a boxing match and one on the footy field. To me, a brawl on the footie field always brought a bit of excitement to the game, especially during a SOO match. Now days, SOO matches are so boring unless your side is thrashing the other.
     
  19. Garts

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    I was only 2 at the time of this game but have seen some footage of it.  I also have a Jets shirt with both teams named on the back.
     
  20. Fro

    Fro Well-Known Member

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    whats the difference??

    A boxing match is a fight, a footy game is not, the object of a footy match is to beat the other team, the object of boxing is to hurt someone.
     

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