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Re: 2019 Grand Final V Roosters: Game Day

Post by Finite » October 10, 2019, 5:10 pm

The Rickman wrote:
October 10, 2019, 5:06 pm
Finite wrote:
October 10, 2019, 5:02 pm
My night on Sunday was book-ended by two Raiders legends.

About 1 minute after entering ANZ Don Furner walked past me. Gave him a thumbs up and got a head nod. At the end of the game waiting near the edge of the field to cheer the boys I saw Rickman, he looks even better in 3d.
Why the hell didn't you say hello?

Also, I wasn't there at the end, we beat a hasty path for the door, I was absolutely devastated.
Oh sorry, then it was Brew, or whoever is in that avatar. I didn't feel like talking to anyone after the game, I was shattered.
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Re: 2019 Grand Final V Roosters: Game Day

Post by The Rickman » October 10, 2019, 5:15 pm

Finite wrote:
October 10, 2019, 5:10 pm
The Rickman wrote:
October 10, 2019, 5:06 pm
Finite wrote:
October 10, 2019, 5:02 pm
My night on Sunday was book-ended by two Raiders legends.

About 1 minute after entering ANZ Don Furner walked past me. Gave him a thumbs up and got a head nod. At the end of the game waiting near the edge of the field to cheer the boys I saw Rickman, he looks even better in 3d.
Why the hell didn't you say hello?

Also, I wasn't there at the end, we beat a hasty path for the door, I was absolutely devastated.
Oh sorry, then it was Brew, or whoever is in that avatar. I didn't feel like talking to anyone after the game, I was shattered.
Oh yeah, Brew is the one on the right of my avatar, with the massive **** head. That's me on the left..... errr, also with a massive head apparently.
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Re: 2019 Grand Final V Roosters: Game Day

Post by -TW- » October 10, 2019, 5:41 pm

Finite wrote:Self-indulgent for a moment my night on Sunday was book-ended by two Raiders legends.

About 1 minute after entering ANZ Don Furner walked past me. Gave him a thumbs up and got a head nod. At the end of the game waiting near the edge of the field to cheer the boys I saw Rickman, he looks even better in 3d.
Don't worry, he walked straight past me at the prelim..

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Re: 2019 Grand Final V Roosters: Game Day

Post by The Rickman » October 10, 2019, 5:42 pm

-TW- wrote:
October 10, 2019, 5:41 pm
Finite wrote:Self-indulgent for a moment my night on Sunday was book-ended by two Raiders legends.

About 1 minute after entering ANZ Don Furner walked past me. Gave him a thumbs up and got a head nod. At the end of the game waiting near the edge of the field to cheer the boys I saw Rickman, he looks even better in 3d.
Don't worry, he walked straight past me at the prelim..

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What the ****?? Why does nobody ever say hello?!?!
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Re: 2019 Grand Final V Roosters: Game Day

Post by Woodgers » October 10, 2019, 6:55 pm

I was in the Brewery at about 12:30 with Leebola and Hrundi and John McIntyre came up and asked for a photo of me in my McFadden jersey. My thoughts on that man are not glowing and I curse my late Mother for teaching me to be polite to everyone. I took that photo and simply said "not many of these jerseys around" and he agreed. He was pretty thrilled and I guess he's earnt his respect despite my greater opinions.
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Re: 2019 Grand Final V Roosters: Game Day

Post by BadnMean » October 10, 2019, 7:13 pm

Met Campo after the game- he was hurting like everyone but also really positive and great with every fan and shook every hand who approached him and just happy to talk footy like a regular punter.

I just shook his hand and said thanks. It was good to see he's still green through and through despite his difficult last year or so in the team.

Met Don a few times this year on the Darwin away game to Eels. He was really approachable and made time for a proper chat with us once he found out how far we'd all flown for this game (Singapore, Moresby) as the only club game we could get to this year.

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2019 Grand Final V Roosters: Game Day

Post by gangrenous » October 10, 2019, 7:26 pm

It was really obvious how excited Campo was before the game when they interviewed him. Was fantastic to see a club champ with the same Christmas morning grin on his face as the fans in the supporters bay!

It’s a real shame guys like Campo and Tongue didn’t get to experience a GF.

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Post by reptar » October 10, 2019, 8:23 pm

BadnMean wrote:Met Campo after the game- he was hurting like everyone but also really positive and great with every fan and shook every hand who approached him and just happy to talk footy like a regular punter.

I just shook his hand and said thanks. It was good to see he's still green through and through despite his difficult last year or so in the team.

Met Don a few times this year on the Darwin away game to Eels. He was really approachable and made time for a proper chat with us once he found out how far we'd all flown for this game (Singapore, Moresby) as the only club game we could get to this year.

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Re: 2019 Grand Final V Roosters: Game Day

Post by greeneyed » October 10, 2019, 8:41 pm

Campo and Tonguey never fail to say hello. They’re both great blokes.


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Re: 2019 Grand Final V Roosters: Game Day

Post by Roger Kenworthy » October 10, 2019, 8:42 pm

Woodgers wrote:
October 10, 2019, 6:55 pm
I was in the Brewery at about 12:30 with Leebola and Hrundi and John McIntyre came up and asked for a photo of me in my McFadden jersey. My thoughts on that man are not glowing and I curse my late Mother for teaching me to be polite to everyone. I took that photo and simply said "not many of these jerseys around" and he agreed. He was pretty thrilled and I guess he's earnt his respect despite my greater opinions.
Great job not to stack on a blue under the circumstances.

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Re: 2019 Grand Final V Roosters: Game Day

Post by Woodgers » October 10, 2019, 9:07 pm

Roger Kenworthy wrote:
October 10, 2019, 8:42 pm
Woodgers wrote:
October 10, 2019, 6:55 pm
I was in the Brewery at about 12:30 with Leebola and Hrundi and John McIntyre came up and asked for a photo of me in my McFadden jersey. My thoughts on that man are not glowing and I curse my late Mother for teaching me to be polite to everyone. I took that photo and simply said "not many of these jerseys around" and he agreed. He was pretty thrilled and I guess he's earnt his respect despite my greater opinions.
Great job not to stack on a blue under the circumstances.
:lol: :lol: true.
We continue to **** about with blokes that are part of some fraternity. It's infuriating.

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Post by greeneyed » October 10, 2019, 9:39 pm

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Re: 2019 Grand Final V Roosters: Game Day

Post by Seiffert82 » October 10, 2019, 10:33 pm

Woodgers wrote:
October 10, 2019, 6:55 pm
I was in the Brewery at about 12:30 with Leebola and Hrundi and John McIntyre came up and asked for a photo of me in my McFadden jersey. My thoughts on that man are not glowing and I curse my late Mother for teaching me to be polite to everyone. I took that photo and simply said "not many of these jerseys around" and he agreed. He was pretty thrilled and I guess he's earnt his respect despite my greater opinions.
Was that you in the McFadden jersey?! Well there you go. I noticed that too, it was surely the only one at the game.

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Re: 2019 Grand Final V Roosters: Game Day

Post by -TW- » October 10, 2019, 10:36 pm

There was a McFadden jersey in front of us in 627

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Re: 2019 Grand Final V Roosters: Game Day

Post by The Rickman » October 10, 2019, 10:41 pm

Just on previous posts, I met Campo once before the 2012 sharks semi (he was out injured) and he was a lovely bloke. Apparently he partied back at the Brewery with the Raiders faithful after the game and I know at least Lucy and Zaius got photos with him.

As for Don Furner... I’ve always found him a very down to earth and approachable bloke. And for some reason he recognises me and pretends he knows me, I’m sure he has me mixed up with someone else
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Re: 2019 Grand Final V Roosters: Game Day

Post by gangrenous » October 11, 2019, 5:28 am

I met Campo before that 2012 final as well

I assume Don Furner knows you because he posts here... hmmm who is Don?

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Post by The Rickman » October 11, 2019, 8:11 am

gangrenous wrote:I met Campo before that 2012 final as well Image

I assume Don Furner knows you because he posts here... hmmm who is Don?
It’s obviously Billy Walker over the years in his many, many incarnations
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Post by Toviii » October 11, 2019, 8:41 am

I’m getting hit by a wave of delayed sadness


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Post by greeneyed » October 11, 2019, 8:53 am

I've been sad all week... :(
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Post by Dusty » October 11, 2019, 8:56 am

greeneyed wrote:I've been sad all week... :(
Me too GE

My son (9) was devastated on the night and a bit of the next day... I’m still there however.


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Post by pickles » October 11, 2019, 10:00 am

I'd really encourage those that are sad about the result to focus on all of the positive things about this season. It really was an amazing journey and although we just fell short of a premiership we got to be a part of something this club hasn't achieved for 25 years. I can really see us going on from here and being a seriously competitive club for the next 5 years and winning the premiership we all long for.

We went from missing the 8 through the most preposterous ability to snatch defeat from the jaws of victory rugby league has ever seen to within a single play of defeating the reigning premiers, who were out and out the best team at full strength all year. There is so much to be proud of and celebrate that I can't find it in me to be too sad about the loss.

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Post by Dusty » October 11, 2019, 10:10 am

pickles wrote:I'd really encourage those that are sad about the result to focus on all of the positive things about this season. It really was an amazing journey and although we just fell short of a premiership we got to be a part of something this club hasn't achieved for 25 years. I can really see us going on from here and being a seriously competitive club for the next 5 years and winning the premiership we all long for.

We went from missing the 8 through the most preposterous ability to snatch defeat from the jaws of victory rugby league has ever seen to within a single play of defeating the reigning premiers, who were out and out the best team at full strength all year. There is so much to be proud of and celebrate that I can't find it in me to be too sad about the loss.
Good post.
I am very proud of our team and the season they put together. The positives so far outweigh the negatives. I am disappointed but I definitely enjoyed the ride. I guess the ride wouldn’t be so enjoyable if we didn’t invest our emotions into it though.


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Re: 2019 Grand Final V Roosters: Game Day

Post by afgtnk » October 11, 2019, 3:24 pm

I'm already pretty much over it tbh. I think the main thing that's helped is that I was never expecting us to win, and coming so far felt like a big achievement anyway. IMO there's nothing more soul crushing when you're expecting to win but don't.

Doubt I'll feel that way next year if we make it again and lose, and I'll be pretty bloody disappointed if we have a season that has any resemblance to 2017, that's for sure.

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Re: 2019 Grand Final V Roosters: Game Day

Post by -TW- » October 11, 2019, 5:20 pm

Yeah that's my concern that we fall off the face of the earth again

But this side is much better than what we fielded in 17, and adding the hurt of a gf loss to what they built last year we should be back in the hunt September next year

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Post by greeneyed » October 11, 2019, 6:32 pm

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Post by raiderskater » October 11, 2019, 8:41 pm

I'm still upset that there will be no repercussions. The NRL want this to go away as quickly and quietly as possible. And we'll get to next year and Cummins will still be assigned games and Annesley will still say it was right.

Fortunately, Bathurst is this weekend (c'mon Lowndsey, don't rebreak my already broken heart!) and the Grand Prix of figure skating starts the weekend after. If I didn't have those, I would probably dwell on this for too long.
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Post by Bay53 » October 11, 2019, 8:46 pm

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October 11, 2019, 8:41 pm
I'm still upset that there will be no repercussions. The NRL want this to go away as quickly and quietly as possible. And we'll get to next year and Cummins will still be assigned games and Annesley will still say it was right.

Fortunately, Bathurst is this weekend (c'mon Lowndsey, don't rebreak my already broken heart!) and the Grand Prix of figure skating starts the weekend after. If I didn't have those, I would probably dwell on this for too long.
What do you want to happen?

Cummins to face a public stoning in Civic Square.

The reality is next season the NRL will pick the best referees available. One of those will probably be Ben Cummins.

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Post by Bay53 » October 11, 2019, 8:49 pm

Dusty wrote:
October 11, 2019, 10:10 am
pickles wrote:I'd really encourage those that are sad about the result to focus on all of the positive things about this season. It really was an amazing journey and although we just fell short of a premiership we got to be a part of something this club hasn't achieved for 25 years. I can really see us going on from here and being a seriously competitive club for the next 5 years and winning the premiership we all long for.

We went from missing the 8 through the most preposterous ability to snatch defeat from the jaws of victory rugby league has ever seen to within a single play of defeating the reigning premiers, who were out and out the best team at full strength all year. There is so much to be proud of and celebrate that I can't find it in me to be too sad about the loss.
Good post.
I am very proud of our team and the season they put together. The positives so far outweigh the negatives. I am disappointed but I definitely enjoyed the ride. I guess the ride wouldn’t be so enjoyable if we didn’t invest our emotions into it though.


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I agree, good post, but the reality is when you get that close it is impossible to think “what could have been”.

It was an amazing ride and we do look to be set up well for the future, but I know how big a mountain it was to climb to get there. There are never any guarantees we will get that opportunity again.

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Post by Shano » October 11, 2019, 9:04 pm

Well I've been down all week and while I consider myself a strong supporter, I know there are many of you who are much more fanatical than me, and it means so much more. So when I am going through this pain that has been this week, I can't imagine how you feel.
I almost started a post on Monday to support those who were struggling but I didn't have the right words to say. I didn't want to go to work on Tuesday but I did. I work with a rooster supporter and I tried to congratulate her. She cut me off and said..you know what, I completely understand if you want to vent about the game, it was not right, the raiders will be there next year....Even today someone brought it up and I politely told them I didn't wan to talk about it. Some say it is just a game but for so many it means much more, and I understand. People I know keep saying, you'll be in the GF next year but the reality is we really don't know what will happen, we are not guaranteed anything. I'm sure I'll come good with time but for anyone else out there struggling, just know that you are not alone. I apologise for my little rant, I have to constantly remind myself that it is just a agme

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Post by raiderskater » October 12, 2019, 8:59 am

Bay53 wrote:
October 11, 2019, 8:46 pm
raiderskater wrote:
October 11, 2019, 8:41 pm
I'm still upset that there will be no repercussions. The NRL want this to go away as quickly and quietly as possible. And we'll get to next year and Cummins will still be assigned games and Annesley will still say it was right.

Fortunately, Bathurst is this weekend (c'mon Lowndsey, don't rebreak my already broken heart!) and the Grand Prix of figure skating starts the weekend after. If I didn't have those, I would probably dwell on this for too long.
What do you want to happen?

Cummins to face a public stoning in Civic Square.

The reality is next season the NRL will pick the best referees available. One of those will probably be Ben Cummins.
The NRL to admit that there was an error. Cummins to be demoted. Clear steps taken to ensure this never happens again.

Instead we've got the NRL bleating that it's correct in spite of it being against their own rules, and Cummins will most certainly be chosen for round 1 in spite of not only his huge error but his LYING about it.
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Post by -PJ- » October 12, 2019, 9:44 am

All I know is I've got 5+ loooooong months till the boys get another chance..

I've kicked stones, the way it finished for us was real deflating.

I haven't watched a replay..and I won't.

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Post by greeneyed » October 12, 2019, 10:31 am

‪‘Six again’: the refereeing blunder that cost the Raiders
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Raiders players and fans have every right to feel gutted in the wake of the Grand Final loss.

Sitting in the crowd you could almost feel the air go out of the balloon as the referee made that crucial decision on the controversial ‘six again’ ruling.

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Post by cat » October 12, 2019, 12:04 pm

raiderskater wrote:
Bay53 wrote:
October 11, 2019, 8:46 pm
raiderskater wrote:
October 11, 2019, 8:41 pm
I'm still upset that there will be no repercussions. The NRL want this to go away as quickly and quietly as possible. And we'll get to next year and Cummins will still be assigned games and Annesley will still say it was right.

Fortunately, Bathurst is this weekend (c'mon Lowndsey, don't rebreak my already broken heart!) and the Grand Prix of figure skating starts the weekend after. If I didn't have those, I would probably dwell on this for too long.
What do you want to happen?

Cummins to face a public stoning in Civic Square.

The reality is next season the NRL will pick the best referees available. One of those will probably be Ben Cummins.
The NRL to admit that there was an error. Cummins to be demoted. Clear steps taken to ensure this never happens again.

Instead we've got the NRL bleating that it's correct in spite of it being against their own rules, and Cummins will most certainly be chosen for round 1 in spite of not only his huge error but his LYING about it.
I want to see
1. The nrl to admit they stuffed up, instead of saying we got it right and ignoring their own rule book

2. Cummins to admit he said 6 again and not lie about it

3. The Roosters trainer fined and stood down

4. A public apology to the raiders and fans

5. An undisclosed sum of money paid to the raiders- roosters get a large amount for "winning" when they didn't clearly win so share it

Then I will be happy

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