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Most disappointing loss since 97 GF

Discussion in 'Rugby League Forum' started by Napper, Jun 16, 2013.

  1. Napper

    Napper Well-Known Member

    +797 /1
    What is it for you?

    I'm still dirty about Friday night.

    Down 18-0 after 20m and playing like **** while winning the penalty count.

    Come back 2nd half and have them score that bull**** try. I still haven't heard anyone say it was not short.

    Then the penalty! Ok he milked it good luck to the little C but to get marched 10 metres in Golden Point ET is an absolute joke.

    Anyway, for me that was the worst I've felt after a loss since 97. Even worse than 07.
  2. sheridanstand78

    sheridanstand78 Well-Known Member

    +3,329 /51
    I watched the game in the Fulton/Menzies stand and the whole game it seemed like we chased our own tails for so long.

    To get level at the death and then to have it snatched away was gut wrenching. To lose to a pot plant penality is absurd. The try that grub was awared was also a ****e decision.

    I am glad this was a club game and not a final. The 97 GF pain is still raw cause thats a game we should never have lost, I have the vision still in my head of Cliffy lining up a simple field goal, 9 minutes to go when we were 16-10 up, If that goes over we win.
  3. HappilyManly

    HappilyManly MWTS Premium Member 2016 Tipping Competitor

    +11,495 /254
    Nothing like 1997 GF, where Manly stopped and let in a winning try.:mad:

    Friday night Manly lost by 2 points in a game that had the Opposition being gifted 6 points:cool:

    The Premiership is still in hand IMO :angel:


    2012 finals loss to Melbourne.
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    • niccipops

      niccipops un echidna spillo mia bevanda Premium Member 2016 Tipping Competitor

      +5,568 /50
      It's certainly up there. To lose in that manner after an amazing fight back was devastating. To all the posters who keep repeating that we let in 32 points, well they let in 30 with the difference being that all Manly's points were legit. 8 of theirs were BS. Manly 30 muttelys 24 would have been a just result.
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      • Clint

        Clint . Premium Member 2016 Tipping Competitor

        +1,675 /15
        Hard to top 97gf as hardest defeat to accept. Especially when eveyone knows it wasn't won on Newcastle's own esteem. They could have opened a chemist shop with the amount of "assistance" in their systems.
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        • silvertail

          silvertail Well-Known Member

          +398 /6
          Hard to measure, but yes, a devastating loss and still filthy today. Wishing the worst Karma on Reynolds.
        • weev

          weev Well-Known Member

          +689 /18
          Why is this such a disappointing loss? Cause we had a draw and came away with no points.

          I agree with Hasler on this (in a radio interview), losing team should get a point.

          So the winner gets two as usual. If we had a point it would have been worthwhile but the stupid golden point system means one gets nothing although they drew in official time.

          We deserve a point. It was 30-all at the siren. We got zilch.
        • Eagles2nv

          Eagles2nv New Team, New Beginnings 2016 Tipping Competitor

          +1,451 /36
          yeah im still hurting from Fridays loss. Just the circumstances all aligned to make it painful.

          I don't even care that it was the dogs we lost too.

          A try that wasn't a try, a penalty that wasn't a penalty (a dive in fact) and the consistent incompetence of the referees.

          That was coupled with the fact we levelled form 18 points down and now we are vulnerable to the bottom 4.

          The grand final was still worse, it was a grand final. Unlike this game, we couldn't bounce back next week after the GF loss.
        • SeaEagleRock8

          SeaEagleRock8 Sea Eagle Lach Staff Member Premium Member 2016 Tipping Competitor

          +6,912 /125
          Not for me, you can't compare a normal comp game with a losing grand final, especially that one.

          If it finished 12-30 - or worse - then it would have been shattering.

          As it was , our players never stopped, and as a result we deserved better than to walk away without a point.
        • Moops

          Moops Well-Known Member

          +395 /26
          But, then again, after leading 30-12 the Dogs could have taken their foot off the pedal, you never know. Was it this scenario or Manly's play? The fact of the matter was we were down 30-12, that cannot be excused...

          Just playing the devil's advocate
        • Kiwi Eagle

          Kiwi Eagle Moderator Staff Member 2016 Tipping Competitor

          +2,425 /31
          All of the 50-60 point losses were far more disappointing than Friday nights effort
        • niccipops

          niccipops un echidna spillo mia bevanda Premium Member 2016 Tipping Competitor

          +5,568 /50
          Letting a team come back from being down 30-12 cannot be excused either. I'm sure Des would have been thrilled with that statistic.
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          • Moops

            Moops Well-Known Member

            +395 /26
            I am sure Des is happy with the two points! He may have been disappointed they didn't really go on with it, though...
          • IQofalimabean

            IQofalimabean Well-Known Member

            +274 /11
            2010 Manly vs Parramatta. Not too dissimilar to our recent loss to the dogs, in that S Hayne had his hands all over the match.
          • BOZO

            BOZO Well-Known Member 2016 Tipping Competitor

            +4,092 /203
            Any loss for us is unacceptable because we are the Mighty Sea Eagles !!!
          • simon_eagle

            simon_eagle Well-Known Member

            East Sydney
            +315 /7
            Getting a 60 point touch-up at the hands of Penrith in 2003, or was it 2004, springs to mind.
          • ssar

            ssar Well-Known Member

            +206 /4
            Yep, it was "up there" with other harsh losses, I'm gutted.

            Terrible to see the Manly boys play so poorly for over half another match, AT HOME!

            Such a shame the ref ruled that short try initially a try, as if he'd called initially no try I'm sure the video ref would have agreed.

            I do understand the refs calling the penalty for lifting in extra time, even though there wasn't much in it, and terrible to see Foz have a go and have the penalty marched another 10m - Foz knows better than that!

            All said and done however, we honestly didn't deserve to win that match after so many mistakes.
            I wish we had still of course!

            Come on Manly, we can and better do better during the 2nd half of this season!
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            • Chip and Chase

              Chip and Chase True Supporter Staff Member Administrator Premium Member 2016 Tipping Competitor

              +6,293 /44
              Friday night wasn't much fun, but in reality we didn't play that well. I'm already over it.

              Last years semi against Melbourne was far more gutting. To play like a bunch of busteds in such an important game against our modern day rivals was embarrassing. I still cringe about how pathetic we were in that game.

              Another one that I would love to erase from the memory bank is getting 50 put on us by a 12 man Canberra side at Brookie, not long after we rid ourselves of the NE cancer.
            • COMMANDER

              COMMANDER IF YOU DO NOT TRY YOU CAN NOT FAIL 2016 Tipping Competitor

              Yep, we were playing for 8th spot in the last round and came up with that one. Shocker.

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