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Anyone Worried About the Ref?

Canteen Worker

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I am a big believer in history in League. For exampe certain clubs find it impossible to beat others no matter where they stand on the table. (Eg NSW Waratahs and QLD Reds). For instance I think that Melbourne may struggle against St G as they just don't win in the Gong.

Manly have only lost to the Sharks 4 times at Brookie since 1974 but what worries me is that we have only won once under Simpkins in the past five seasons or so.

Can we beat the Ref as well to win? What is it about his style that makes us struggle? Is this statistic only relevant as we have been hopeless against everyone over the past five years and would be lucky to beat Tumbarumba Preschool XIII let alone a decent team?? !wall:
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Fluffy

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Fisrt things first.

Waratahs and reds play union not league.

Secondly - one of your traditions obviously must be broken. So we are back to where we stood before this - manly vs cronulla
 

Canteen Worker

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It was a principle I was discussing Fluffy and it is very relevant. (Not just related to league but all sports)
 

Volley

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If you're good enough, it doesn't matter who the Ref is.
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Matabele

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I have a sneaking suspicion that someone at the club might have made a whispered phone call to someone at the Manly Daily.

If so, it's a master stroke. This speculation just ups the ante on Simpkins and there is every chance there'll be that tiny little ? in the back of his brain which might see the odd 50/50 go our way.

Especially if the crowd gets on his back by chanting 0-14.

You boys at the ground - are you going to do your part? :clap: :clap:
 

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