Interesting Roar Article

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  1. Coffs dragon

    Coffs dragon Juniors

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    Hope not as I was at the 85 GF and that 1st grade loss still hurts!! I don't remember anything noteworthy about the reserve grade & third grade (U23's) GF victory.
    With all due respect I do not see any similarity between an articulate & clever coach in Roy Masters and the dribbling Mary, except they both enjoyed a Beer:beers:
     
  2. Crush

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    Yes I too was at the grand final as a youngster and remember crying into my lemonade at full time
     
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  3. denis preston

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    Masters was out coached big time by Warren Ryan in this game. His compressed defence with outside backs offside all day ( only 1 ref remember ) , Kicks into the ingoal for dropkick restarts ( which resulted in the rule change ), defenders laying all over us in the ruck and far more toughness than us. Only worked it out too late with kicks behind the defense for Morris to score.This should have been worked out at half time.
     
  4. possm

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    Surely you wouldn't wish that upon us. I'd rather win the first grade GF than have 3 teams in the GF and lose the first grade GF.
     
  5. Crush

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    Id say if we won the comp in the two lower grades and came runners up in 1st grade we would have had a pretty good year with plenty to cheer about...
     
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  6. SaintPauli

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    Yes Ryan did exploit a rule that was inevitably changed by the NRL because of the lacklustre display grand final witnessed. Morris scored at the end making the score look respectable at 7 to 6. The Dragons were by far the better team that year winning the minor premiership in all 3 grades but falling short on grand final day. That day hurt really bad and adds to my determination to win every time we play the bullgrubs.
     
  7. Life's Good

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    It’s a shame that attitude wasn’t adopted in the last round of 2017.
     
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  8. VodkaSaint

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    Canterbury nailed us down in the in Goal, good game plan at the time, oh if only someone was in support of Graeme Win when he made that tackle bust, just showed we thought we would show up and win it.
    The storm GF hurt me the most, I still cant watch it again, followed by the second Grand final against the Broncos, we froze.
     
  9. Life's Good

    Life's Good First Grade

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    Prior to attending the 99 GF, we gathered at my mates place for a bite & catch up to ease our nerves. One of his sisters took a photo of us all(12 of us)pumped & excited. That photo has never been seen. A horrible day which I can’t erase from my memory.
     
  10. dragonssamy61

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    I was at the game.
    Still can not believe what happened.
    Mundine just put the fing ball down.
     
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  11. Reddragon

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    Would have been better if he passed the ball!
    Went for the hero play.
     
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  12. Life's Good

    Life's Good First Grade

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    I heard a story of Dragons fan who took off his jersey and threw it away in disgust. It was caught by another Dragons fan who threw it straight back at him!
     
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  13. dragonssamy61

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    So true
     
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