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Canterbury at it again!!

Discussion in 'Rugby League Forum' started by eagle66, Oct 16, 2012.

  1. eagle66

    eagle66 Well-Known Member 2017 Tipping Competitor

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    Back in 1947, after the Grand Final, which Canterbury lost, they went to Queensland to play a couple of matches. First up, they were against Brisbane. Brisbane won the match to the tune of 60-2.
    Allegations were rife that Canterbury players were drunk.
    The investigations dragged on from 24/9/47 to 14/10/47. In that time, Canterbury refuted players were drunk, stated they were not going to hold an investigation if the NSWRL were going to and then decided to hold one.
    On the day, the managers of the team gave each player 5 pounds and left them on the day of the game with kick off at night. After they picked up the players from the ground, took them back to the hotel for dinner and back to the game for kickoff. You wonder what they did with their 5 pound bonus for the four hours they were left alone.
    The Brisbane Rugby League found that some of the Canterbury team were drunk. The NSWRL had (not in an official capacity) a board member at the game and he eventually named two players who were intoxicated.

    What amazes me is how history often repeats itself in Rugby League and I am not just commenting about Canterbury.
    If I was just commenting about Canterbury, I would point out how earlier in the year (1947) the players threatened to boycott because they were overlooked for match of the day fixtures.
     
  2. SeaEagleRock8

    SeaEagleRock8 Sea Eagle Lach Staff Member Premium Member 2017 Tipping Competitor

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    Very good point. On a related topic, it has been reported that Nero fiddled while Rome burned. There's a petition being circulated calling for Nero's (posthumous) impeachment for this poor sportsmanship, and I urge everyone to sign. Let's get some justice around here.
     
  3. bones

    bones Bones Knows

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    Who cares?
     
  4. Frogz

    Frogz Well-Known Member Premium Member

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    Can we start a new forum...."I am bored sh!tless in the off season and I just gunna post cr@p"
     
  5. niccipops

    niccipops un echidna spillo mia bevanda Premium Member 2017 Tipping Competitor

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    Thanks for providing a laugh and don't mention the war.
     
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    • Dan

      Dan Kim Jong Dan Staff Member Administrator 2017 Tipping Competitor 2016 Tipping Competitor

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      I can't believe the scandal what a terrible job Greenberg is doing getting all those players drunk in 1947
       
    • Jethro

      Jethro This space is for rent Staff Member Premium Member 2017 Tipping Competitor

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      So when is the Silvertails colour scheme changing over to blue and white and the emblem to a Bulldog to go with the constant Bulldog's threads that keep being posted?
       
    • The Eagle

      The Eagle Well-Known Member

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      Need a waaambulance?
       
    • Jono

      Jono Well-Known Member

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      So now the Dogs have a time machine? ****, we're boned now.
       
    • Moondog

      Moondog Amazing Blue Footed Boobie 2017 Tipping Competitor

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      Sounds good to me, pissed on ten bucks.
       
    • niccipops

      niccipops un echidna spillo mia bevanda Premium Member 2017 Tipping Competitor

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      Lol. What happens in the bedroom should stay in the bedroom. :p
       
    • Bradza

      Bradza Well-Known Member 2017 Tipping Competitor

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      frisky this morning nicci!
       
    • Stevo

      Stevo Well-Known Member

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      This is a Rugby League forum, Jethro. Not a Manly only forum!
       
    • Jethro

      Jethro This space is for rent Staff Member Premium Member 2017 Tipping Competitor

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      Yes, I know that but in my opinion it would be good to see a lot more other Rugby League content here instead of focusing on so many Bulldogs this, Bulldogs that, Bulldogs something else type threads. Other than Manly and the Bulldogs, there are 14 other NRL teams that could also be discussed as well as local, state, interstate and international teams too.
       
    • Stevo

      Stevo Well-Known Member

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      You missed the irony
       
    • Jethro

      Jethro This space is for rent Staff Member Premium Member 2017 Tipping Competitor

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      No I didn't. I know that I am always pointing out that this is not a Manly forum but rather a Rugby League forum. My comment wasn't to say that all comments should be about Manly in this forum but I would like to see a shift away from the constant focus on the Bulldogs as there are other teams and Rugby League news to comment on. :flogger:
       
    • Bradza

      Bradza Well-Known Member 2017 Tipping Competitor

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      It is what it is. If people want to talk about the other 14 clubs, they will. In the meantime this is where we are at as a collective fan base.

      This too shall pass....................
       
    • Kiwi Eagle

      Kiwi Eagle Moderator Staff Member 2017 Tipping Competitor

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      Can anybody shed some light on how the Dogs players handled the 91-3 defeat to Saints back in 1935 ?

      Not sure I will be able to sleep until I know
       
    • SeaEagleRock8

      SeaEagleRock8 Sea Eagle Lach Staff Member Premium Member 2017 Tipping Competitor

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      I think they went to the pub. I would have.
       
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      • Phantar

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        Hmmm, 1947. 65 years ago. So will history repeat itself in 2077, when the Bulldogs play up after the grand final against Ulan Bator in the Mongolian conference?
         

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