Glover 1976, Peterson 2006

Rexx

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How good was that!

Kite saved the game with that unbelievably determined run through 4 good defenders. And yes, Matty kicked the winning field goal to top off a great game.

But the killer for me was the unnoticed parallel between the 1976 grand final and the 2006 grand final. Neither of them showed on the scoresheet, but both determined the result.

1976 Neville Glover, line wide open only has to catch a pass and walk over to effectively win the match - and he drops it. Twice.

2006 Peterson only has to handle an Orford kick - and he tries to make a miracle catch, drops it. To compound the error, he then doesn't have the faith in himself to pick it up and instead bats it over the deadball. From the dropout Manly takes it up and kicks a field goal to win the game.

Two Parra right wingers. Two simple jobs made to look hard. Two fumbling losers. Two lost games.

Poetic.
 

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Team P W L PD Pts
24 18 6 333 42
24 18 6 214 42
24 16 8 168 38
24 16 8 124 38
24 14 9 175 35
24 14 10 122 34
24 13 11 -24 32
24 13 11 -137 32
24 12 12 59 30
24 12 12 13 30
24 12 12 4 30
24 11 12 6 29
24 9 15 -111 24
24 9 15 -126 24
24 7 17 -331 20
24 5 19 -199 16
24 4 20 -290 14
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