- Sep 10, 2012
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And can you imagine our next to title after all we have been through as a club over the past 5 years or so, going to be extra sweet, still will never beat 2008 though.Hairs on the back of the neck time were The Robbo hattrick that put us out of reach and the tears of joy when Beaver scored his try.
One of the great days for me. 6 years earlier we were almost extinct and it was a bleak time and that victory healed that pain!
Remember every minute like it was yesterday.... and buying the winning T shirts after the game outside the venue was magic..... stilll have it and wear it proudly on special occasionsI have said it before, what a 40-0 GF win, particularly over the cheating Storm and 5 years after nearly being dead and buried has done is as a fan we have reached the pinnacle. It will never get better than that, 2011 was great, but nowhere near the 40-0 experience. same as '87 and '96.
2008 was like our Lotto win, never to be repeated.
So 2 ways to look at it, we will likely never experience anything like that again which is a bit of bummer, but hey, at least we got to experience it where other clubs fans are still waiting years for a GF, let alone win one like the 2008 circumstances, possibly except for Souths who winning the 2014 GF long after returning from oblivion.
Yes that scum bag Slater had his flying boots in first 2 tries for Ballin and Robertson, God he was scum!Hmm... never even noticed it before, at 2m55 a classic late shoulder charge to the head of Matt Orford by dog shot specialist M Crocker! Everyone was just looking at robbo's try, the commentators didn't notice Slater's boots and I missed Crocker's foul too
notice when he stopped going in studs first he began to take bombs with a foot outstretched studs first towards the kicking teamYou could tell Slater had accepted defeat when he stopped sliding in studs first as we kept scoring tries. Pretty sure the rule came in banning that very practice the following season. Typical Melbourne tactic: possibly within the laws of the game (as they were at the time) but a straight-up dangerous dog act that no other team would even think of trying.