Discussion in 'St George Illawarra Dragons' started by J.moz, Jun 12, 2020.
He got into the boardroom?
George is believed to be of Turkish and Greek origin... depending on historical boundaries. Not a spit of English in him.
It is said that King Richard 'the Lion Heart' preferred St George over the previous patron saints. We could have been called the St Edmund DRLFC or the St Edward DLRFC if not for the war mongering English monarch who only spoke French.
St George is the patron Saint of lots of countries, about 17 in all, including England. And interestingly, Palestine. George was a well travelled fella.
But the English only adopted him because of his christian martyrdom and military background... he died for Christ at the hands of pagans etc etc.... "let's go off on another Crusade... yay!"
It's important to forget all this when supporting our team at the game.
Would he though? I think Solomon might have had religious beliefs that are incongruent with Skull’s.
I like the fact that St George has a story which goes back 2,000 years..
It helps bring a modern edge to the 300 million year old Illawarra region..
I was thinking more the initials..
I don't think so.
We called it Pangaea back then, everything was Pangaea. Although I'm sure there was a primordial swamp where amphibians debated over what to call their respective puddles.
Was that primordial swamp where shark park stands today?
lol. Yes. The tadpoles would get drunk on their own methane and attack passers-by before turning on each other. They are still there.
From Sharks to tadpoles ....
Oh well, another thread about our identity and heritage... by the weekend it will probably sail off into the sunset.... like so many before. Of course, there was a time when this question of identity wasn't a debate.
Until the next thread...
I've seen that pic of the bjg W before. I think you're missing the point muz.
Most funding clubs get these days is from nrl, tv deals and sponsors. ST GEORGE DRAGONS won't fall behind there. Most supporters will stick by.
Yes, I believe St George would be stronger alone.
1. There is only 1 salary cap
2. Kogarah would attrack more players due to city proximity.
3. Many players love living in StGeorge area and Sutherland shire which is next door.
4. One home ground. The holy grail of Jubilee Oval.
5. The taj across the road which still does profit.
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