Pyros Fire at Business End of Season
The inner Melbourne suburb of Prahran lies in ruins after fans celebrated the Prahran Pyromaniacs 30-28 preliminary final victory that has put them in to their first grand final.
"The fans went nuts after we scraped home on the weekend. I heard they ran through Prahran torching everything in sight, just to let everyone know the Pyros had won. We love our fans but they arenÃƒÂ¢Ã¢Â‚Â¬Ã¢Â„Â¢t that smart-most of them live in the places they burnt down." said pyros captain Steve Menzies speaking from your mumÃƒÂ¢Ã¢Â‚Â¬Ã¢Â„Â¢s house.
Pyros rake Craig Wing believes the secret to the sideÃƒÂ¢Ã¢Â‚Â¬Ã¢Â„Â¢s success in the finals lays in their spiritual home ground-your mum's house.
"We all go to your mumÃƒÂ¢Ã¢Â‚Â¬Ã¢Â„Â¢s house, we might be feeling a bit stressed out when we get there but we leave absolutely shagged. The boys all love your mum."
Pyros coach Gronk reckons he has uncovered the secret to selecting a good team.
"What I have done is to pick players from the **** teams. You know, the Knights, Panthers, Dragons and Roosters. Their teams might be crap but the 1 or 2 good players in them do all the work. At the end of the day the points all add up."
The pyros have been decimated by injuries all year, one game during the origin series where only 5 players were available being memorable. While still missing stars Anthony Minichiello, Ben Hornby, Brett Kimmorley, Joel Clinton, Justin Poore and George Rose, the pyros are still been able to field a strong side for the big match.
Winger Matt Utai is back after 3 months off with injury.
The side is:
1. Ben Hornby
2. Eric Grothe
3. Fetuli Talanoa
4. Matt Cooper
5. Matt Utai
6. Braith Anasta
7. Craig Gower
8. Jason King
9. Danny Buderus
10. Luke Stuart
11. Steve Menzies
12. Andrew Ryan
13. Steve Simpson
14. Craig Wing
15. Willie Tonga
16. Josh Perry
17. Luke Covell
CAAAAAAAARN YOU FAAARKEN PYROS!!!