2020 PREMIERS - Storm 26-20 Panthers @ ANZ

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Grand Final: Panthers v Storm

Poll closed Oct 25, 2020.
  1. Penrith Panthers

    54.2%
  2. Melbourne Storm

    45.8%
  1. The Mad Hatter

    The Mad Hatter Coach

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    I'll work on it.
     
  2. The Silverdale Phantom

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    About time us Tigers took over the thread.

    I was thinking we might play better in a bubble in Cloncurry on our historic smug dash up the ladder reaching out for top 14.

    It’s sad that the panthers lost ( for their fans and I mean it) but it’s called karma Ivan.

    I hope Naden rings Latrell today and gets some contract advice.
     
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  3. Danny-Boy

    Danny-Boy Juniors

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    No chance. It wasn’t even a try scoring opportunity. 10 minutes in the bin what a joke.
     
  4. The Rosco

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    I have a confession. I need to rid my soul of a burden.
    Last night, I was at the club cheering for the Storm.
    Applauding Cameron fkkng Smith scoring a try.
    Showing pleasure whenever those purple scum cheating merkins busted Penrith to score another try.
    I feel dirty, and am ashamed of myself.
    But what did you expect me to do ? Cheer for Ivan Cleary ?
     
  5. Pete Cash

    Pete Cash Post Whore

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    Absolute nonsense

    The ref isn't supposed to just let play continue if they think there is a chance of a try being scored lol.
     
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  6. stryker

    stryker Juniors

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    Haha forgot about that f**kwit.
    He has surely sooked himself into a hospital bed by now? At the very least he would have bored those close to him half to death...Brandy lol
     
  7. stryker

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    All the bad calls came in the second half as the NRL scrambled to make a game of it.
     
  8. The_Frog

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    Righto.
     
  9. King hit

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    It's really strange seeing people talking about how the Roosters and Storm domination is making people bored. Sporting domination is the normal thing in sport.

    St George and Souths won just about every title from 1950-1971. Parramatta and the Bulldogs dominated the 80's. The Broncos dominated the 90's. The Roosters and Storm were the best performed clubs of the 2000's. Even in other sports, in Scottish football the league has been going since the late 90's (in current form) and only 2 teams have won it. In Super Rugby NZ teams have won 17 out 24 titles.

    And it's only now people are complaining. Very strange
     
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  10. The Mad Hatter

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    I can’t see Cleary now the rain has come.
    But I can see one obstacle in his way.
    Gone is the smug look that made teeth grind.
    It’s gonna be a bright, bright Cam Smithy day.
     
  11. Apey

    Apey Moderator Staff Member

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  12. moffla

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    My favourite bit of all this is that even after the play stopped and the game was won, he stormed out.
    Think Smith found him and calmed him down when he got down onto the field lol
     
  13. The Rosco

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    That is actually brilliant to watch. Thanks for posting, Apey.
    Love him or hate him, it's a great insight into his passion.
    And in the end, he didn't blow a single kiss to any opposition fans, and is today still celebrating with his team.
    There's a lesson in that . . . .
     
  14. Danny-Boy

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    Haha loved every second of it. Still filthy after they’d won. What a champion coach.
     
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  15. stryker

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    True story. Penrith should never have gotten within 3 tries the way they played.
     
  16. Hutty1986

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    Hes a psychopath but fmd i wish my side had such a professional in charge.
     
  17. Canard

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    Fittler's comment that Cleary scored a big game player "try" against 11 men when the game was over was an all time classic.
     
  18. King hit

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    They should release an album with the worst commentary lines. It would be a cracker.
     
  19. Big Pete

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    Congrats Storm fans, that was a quality win and you definitely have a team to be proud of.

    I thought they won it off the back of their adventurous style of play. A lot of fans expected it would be an arm wrestle and both teams would tuck the ball under their arm, but Melbourne from the outset backed their skill-set and it paid off for them. That early try was always going to be crucial and while it took some skill for Addo-Carr to keep it alive, that's the luxury of having a player of his class on the wing for you.

    Then the defence to keep Penrith at bay. There were two possibly three times where Penrith would have scored against most teams, but the scramble and defence on the line was impeccable. They did a fantastic job on Kikau and that really blunted the Panthers attack. It led into their frustration which saw Cleary rifle that pass out and the moment Suli set sail for the line, the Storm had one hand on the trophy and never let go.

    Tough loss for the Panthers fans, but from what I've seen you've carried yourself with plenty of grace and I've enjoyed reading your insights over on the Panthers board. Nothing went your way in that opening half and I don't think any team past or present would have won it with so many things going against them. Obviously a few calls went your way late and your team made the most of them, but your disappointment in that opening half is well and truly understandable.

    Despite falling short, the 2020 Panthers were a quality team and proof positive that a development club can enjoy success in this competition.

    It's been a joy to watch all these young players from both clubs the Ryan Papenhuyzens, Jarome Luais, Tino Fa'asuamaleauis, James Fisher-Harris' and Brandon Smiths come of age and forge a new legacy in the game.

    It's been a very tough year and it's a credit to the players and the officials we got to this point. Hopefully the game can recover and the competition only gets more exciting in the years ahead.
     
  20. THE CHAMP

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    If Bellamy coached the broncos this year he would be dead going on that video
     
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