- Aug 17, 2010
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Imagine the media hysterics in 2020 if the first scoring play in a NRL semi final was for a 1-0 lead!
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Bravo @eagle66! What amazing memories. As a boy I collected all the RLW episodes and this brings back so many amazing memories.The End
Thanks @sheridanstand78. I have now got the semi final series out to watch this marvellous feat. Never before & never again.Bravo @eagle66! What amazing memories. As a boy I collected all the RLW episodes and this brings back so many amazing memories.
This was an up and down season and half way through the team were big favourites to win and the last six weeks was make or break just to make the finals and the lose in week 1 made it so hard.
I was fortunate enough to see most of those big games and I remember the semi final replay on the Wednesday during the school holiday and there was a train strike with over 42,000 fans to see one of the most controversial games ever played.
The team were punch drunk and down and out in both our semi finals and showed amazing courage to repel a strong Whinger team. The replay especially was satisfying to watch as the team stormed all over the Whingers in the last 20 minutes to claim a famous win and from then on it was guts, courage, spirit belief and amazing skill that saw them sweep aside Wests and then deal with Cronulla after a replay.
Without a doubt in my book our toughest team and the 7 guys that made the Kangaroo tour showed you what an amazing side we had.
It was the climax of a decade of dominance, 4 premierships, 2 grand finals, final appearances every year in that era and Manly were the most feared team in Sydney.
For an Avalon resident aged 11 it was the most exciting time to see that season and I think it will always be my favourite one.
Thanks so much for compiling all this amazing history of our club during that season!