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Rex referred to the invasion of fans onto the field after full time as "insanity" but when you look at the passion shown by spectators in those days it's obvious that the sport has lost the intense rivalry of the 60s and 70s. Now RL is played on genteel grounds where everybody has a seat, under the menacing eye of security guards, and over-officiated by technology. Being uncomfortable is now longer part of the attraction of being a died-in-the-wool fan. You'd stand for hours, on tiptoes, surrounded by raucous supporters, not daring to move from your spot to go to the toilet or to buy a pie as you'd never regain your place again.
Great memories, and as much as I still enjoying watching Manly play I think that golden era of the sport has passed.
 

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The legendary Moose That Roared who played with the best and had seen the best
and the best player he had ever seen was his favourite player the one and only Incomparable Immortal Bob Fulton !!!
 

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"He instituted that play..." instead of instigated.
 

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Ahhhh ... my favourite Rex piece of tautology:
“Let me recapacitate, back to what I said previously”
 

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eagle66,

Thanks for posting all the newspaper clippings, great reading but could you possibly add the dates, it would be nice to have a bit more context.
 

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