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If Manly were not the beneficiary

Discussion in 'Rugby League Forum' started by Matabele, Apr 22, 2010.

  1. Matabele

    Matabele Well-Known Member

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    I'm convinced Gallop hates us.  Therefore, if we were not to benefit, say it was the Dragons in our position, I think we'd see some different decisions:

    1.  A greater chance of the Premiership being awarded to the runners up.
    2.  If the above is controversial, the minor premiership is far more clear cut.  There is little doubt that if Melbourne are stripped on points in 2007&8 we are minir premiers both years.  Thus we should be entitled to the $200k prizemoney for those years.  But no, it gets equally shared between 15 clubs.  This is a farce.
     
  2. Garts

    Garts Well-Known Member

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    I agree with Gallop, especially on the Premiership.  The MP I see more sense in awarding that to us but definately not the Premiership.  Who the fark wants a Premiership we did not actually win?  It would be stupidy to do so.  The Olympic example is completely different to the NRL premiership which is run over 20 + weeks. 
     
  3. Berkeley_Eagle

    Berkeley_Eagle Current Status: 24/7 Manly Fan 2016 Tipping Competitor

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    there was a good comment I read earlier that we should be removed as losing a premiership
     
  4. Dan

    Dan Administrator Staff Member Administrator 2016 Tipping Competitor

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    I think minor premiership should revert to the second place but fact is we lost that grand final and nothing will change that
     
  5. Matabele

    Matabele Well-Known Member

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    I'll take the Premiership.  Bugger them.  It'd make up for sitting through one of the worst nights of my life (hey Ryan?)
     
  6. Garts

    Garts Well-Known Member

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    I am happy that the funds are split equally as every side was farked over by the storm.  
     
  7. Dan

    Dan Administrator Staff Member Administrator 2016 Tipping Competitor

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    I dont want Parra to get one though :p
     
  8. Canteen Worker

    Canteen Worker Well-Known Member 2016 Tipping Competitor

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    It would be hollow to get a premiership two years later and we didn't actually win it. I would have huge problems in Parra getting it to as had Melbourne not been there, we had the potential last year to go deep into the semis and who knows what might have happened??

    Minor Premiership though should go to the teams that were second on the ladder - us in 2007 and 2008.
     
  9. eggson

    eggson Well-Known Member

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    Could any Manly fan imagine going around and saying 'yeah, 2007 and 2008 back to back!' and really believing it?  Maybe, but not me. 

    Minor premiership is best to go to the second placed team, but i also agree that each team was fcked by the Storm so should get equal share.
     
  10. Rex

    Rex Well-Known Member

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    Manly was by far the team most affected.  But for the Storm, two of the three minor premierships would have gone to Manly and one of the two premierships. 
     
  11. Matabele

    Matabele Well-Known Member

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    Raelene Boyle wouldn't knock back her gold medal 36 years after the event.
     
  12. Garts

    Garts Well-Known Member

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    Totally different Mata. 
     
  13. eagle-rock08

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    Another thought - what about the poor teams that finished 9th in each of those years?  They just missed out on the play-offs because another team cheated.

    Do we go back and replay the semifinals with teams 9 - 2 for those years?  A little ludicrous if you ask me.

    We didn't win the premiership so just take it from Melbourne and let sleeping dogs lie.

    I note that Steve Mortimer (formerly of the Dogs that came in as CEO just after 2002 debacle) says that the storm should not lose their premierships nor lose future points this year.
     
  14. ads

    ads Well-Known Member

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    The only thing about being awarded the premiership is that it would add one more to our total. (not a bad thing though)

    Wont change the fact we lost on the day, or be excited as if we'd actually won it.

    Really who gives a stuff about Minor Premierships.......
     
  15. Matabele

    Matabele Well-Known Member

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    I'm sure Maxy boy wouldn't be knocking back his share of $200k right now.
     
  16. ads

    ads Well-Known Member

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    Buzz reckons there is a rumour they are going to move on a Sydney club. Maybe they aren't awarding it cause either us or the Eeels are also under major suspicion?
     
  17. missing_something

    missing_something Active Member

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    Souths? there's a lot of rumours
     
  18. Matabele

    Matabele Well-Known Member

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    Roosters for mine.  They have had a smell about them for the past decade and share some personnel with the Storm.
     
  19. Jatz Crackers

    Jatz Crackers Moderator Staff Member

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    Imagine if the Broncos were next to be exposed as a rorter on a scale like melbourne  :D
     
  20. Canteen Worker

    Canteen Worker Well-Known Member 2016 Tipping Competitor

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    That would be like Christmas and a birthday wrapped into one with a lottery win.
     

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