Rabbitohs' Book of Feuds 9/04/2008 - By Wendy Harmer - Eagles Angel http://www.manlyseaeagles.com.au/news.asp I note that Rusty Crowe reads from the fabled, leather-bound RabbitohsÃ¢Â€Â™ Ã¢Â€ÂœBig Book of FeudsÃ¢Â€Â before every match - apparently as a way to fire his team into action on the field. The book, inspired by Ã¢Â€ÂœThe GladiatorÃ¢Â€Â himself, chronicles all the hatreds South Sydney have nursed over the past 100 years. One extract reads: "There are teams we hate and there are teams we donÃ¢Â€Â™t like very much.Ã¢Â€Â As any Manly supporter knows, the Sea Eagles fall into the former category. Yep, they hate us. We donÃ¢Â€Â™t think like that here on the Northern Beaches. We seem to be enjoying the laid-back life by the sea too much to work up passionate hatreds and are just grateful anyone braves the traffic on the Spit Bridge to come to broken-down old Brookie. I just canÃ¢Â€Â™t imagine Des Ã¢Â€ÂœSorryÃ¢Â€Â Hasler commissioning such a volume , so, IÃ¢Â€Â™ve put one together for him . IÃ¢Â€Â™m calling it the Sea Eagles Ã¢Â€ÂœLittle Golden Book of Niggles.Ã¢Â€Â (By the way, Sharon from the complaints department at Warringah Mall has volunteered to give this a reading before kick-off, if anyoneÃ¢Â€Â™s interested.) Warriors: ItÃ¢Â€Â™s hard to say their names Ã¢Â€Â“ too many vowels. Their tatts look better than anyone elseÃ¢Â€Â™s and they know it. Raiders: Canberra's too cold. Too near too many politicians. Their jerseys are too green and sometimes they blend into the grass and you canÃ¢Â€Â™t see them properly. Titans: TheyÃ¢Â€Â™ve got Surfers Paradise, Movie World, Sea World, Dream World and Wet Ã¢Â€Â™nÃ¢Â€Â™ Wild AND they want a footy team! Settle down! Also, too tan. (What is a Ã¢Â€Â˜titanÃ¢Â€Â™ anyway?) Melbourne: Their jumpers are a nasty shade of purple and it hurts your eyes to look at them. Their mascot is a weird dude with a lightning bolt. WhatÃ¢Â€Â™s THAT about? Cowboys: Far North Queensland is too far north. ItÃ¢Â€Â™s too hot. ThereÃ¢Â€Â™s no surf. You canÃ¢Â€Â™t have a fag inside the ground. It sucks. Knights: Ã¢Â€ÂœMad DogÃ¢Â€Â MacDougall left some of his sprigs in Geoff TooveyÃ¢Â€Â™s forehead after the 1997 Grand Final. Someone come and get them, you clowns! Bulldogs: You canÃ¢Â€Â™t park near the ground. I know someone who got a ticket there once. Pie stand is too far away from seats. Grrr! Wests Tigers: TheyÃ¢Â€Â™ve got three grounds. Greedy or confused? You tell me. St George: SomeoneÃ¢Â€Â™s put Ã¢Â€ÂœKogarah OvalÃ¢Â€Â in a club song to the tune of John DenverÃ¢Â€Â™s Ã¢Â€ÂœTake Me Home Country RoadÃ¢Â€Â Ã¢Â€Â“ they must be stopped. Roosters: Too much hair product. Too much attention to personal grooming for anyoneÃ¢Â€Â™s liking. Broncos: Do you know anyone in the entire Southern Hemisphere who calls their horse a Ã¢Â€Â˜broncoÃ¢Â€Â™? Thought not. Cronulla: Their club song is to the tune of Ã¢Â€ÂœRoll Out the BarrelÃ¢Â€Â and has got honky tonk piano in it. Enough said! Eels: They have compÃ¢Â€Â™s most boring sponsors Ã¢Â€Â“ Pirtek. They make Ã¢Â€Â˜fluid transfer solutionsÃ¢Â€Â™ ie: rubber hoses. Check out their catalogue. Zzzzzzzzzzz. Panthers: Actually we quite like the boys from Penrith. At PantherÃ¢Â€Â™s World of Entertainment they serve a good steak and your feet hardly stick to the carpet. (I once won $50 on the pokies there.) Rabbitohs: They read mean things out of secret books and hurt everyoneÃ¢Â€Â™s feelings. (Nice jerseys, but.) So there you go Ã¢Â€Â“ that should get the Sea Eagles in the mood to bang a few heads together today! Go the Mighty Sea Eagles!!