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Grand Final entertainment

Perth Red

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B grade hilltop hoods, some random emo kid in make up butchering a classic song and Jimmy grandad barnes screaming in his mic. Didn’t disappoint lol
 

forby

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I had my doubts about Barnsey, but at the ground it went over really well. The crowd was definitely into it and were singing along loudly.
 

parrawentyfan

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I thought it odd that we had Barnes but no simply the best. Given it is one of his songs, it would have seemed appropriate.
 
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I thought the entertainment was great.
Then again I had the sound turned down, just got home from drinking/working since 11am, and had Spencer P Jones playing over the loud speakers for so many hours...

Maybe this song should have been played beforehand

 

Hoofhearted

Juniors
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At the ground Barnesy was amazing, when Working Class man started the whole crowd was singing along. Living in WA most of my friends are AFL people and I got lots of messages about how much better our entertainment was compared to the AFL.
 

League Unlimited News

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Added entertainment from a former Raider:


Former Raiders star arrested after pitch invasion in grand final
Michael Chammas
October 4, 2022 — 2.20pm

Former Canberra Raiders star Mark McLinden was arrested by NSW Police after invading the pitch during Sunday’s NRL grand final between Parramatta and Penrith.

McLinden jumped the fence and onto the playing field at Accor Stadium at Sydney Olympic Park during the second half. He wore a yellow shirt with the words “End coal, gas & oil” on the front. “For our kids” was written on the back.

McLinden, wearing football boots for grip, ran to the southern end of the ground and ripped off the Telstra advertising from a pad on the goal post.

He then stepped past several security guards and tried to rip the other Telstra sign from the adjacent pad.

In an attempt to avoid security guards, McLinden ran towards the other end of the field where Parramatta were attacking Penrith’s goal line.

He got 20 metres downfield before he was tackled by a guard, who escorted him from the field.

While he was being removed, McLinden tugged his shirt down to reveal the message on the front.

“A 43-year-old man from Mullumbimby was arrested after he allegedly entered the southern end of the playing field and dragged one of the pads from a goal post,” a police statement said.

“He was removed from the field by security before being arrested by police; he has been issued with an infringement notice for enter competition playing field.”

McLinden was fined $5000 and received a ban from attending matches.

McLinden, who was known as one half of the “Mac Attack” with halves partner Andrew McFadden, played seven NRL seasons for the Raiders between 1998 and 2004. He played 165 games, scoring 65 tries in his NRL career.

McLinden later moved to the Super League, where he spent four seasons with London Broncos and Harlequins.

He finished his career after playing three matches for the Queensland Reds in the Super Rugby competition.

Earlier in the year, an activist was jailed for invading a Sharks-Tigers game at Cronulla with a lit flare.

Andy George pleaded guilty in Sutherland Local Court in April to entering enclosed land without a lawful excuse and possessing a bright light distress signal in a public place. He was jailed for three months.

During the game, George was among four protesters who rushed onto the field at Shark Park. He ran straight towards the Tigers players, who were midway through a set of six.

Play was paused for several minutes as he was tackled, while orange smoke billowed from the flare.

The majority of fans at Accor Stadium for the Eels-Panthers grand final were well-behaved. Police refused one person entry and ejected seven. Seven people were arrested on the night.
 
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Added entertainment from a former Raider:


Former Raiders star arrested after pitch invasion in grand final
Michael Chammas
October 4, 2022 — 2.20pm

Former Canberra Raiders star Mark McLinden was arrested by NSW Police after invading the pitch during Sunday’s NRL grand final between Parramatta and Penrith.

McLinden jumped the fence and onto the playing field at Accor Stadium at Sydney Olympic Park during the second half. He wore a yellow shirt with the words “End coal, gas & oil” on the front. “For our kids” was written on the back.

McLinden, wearing football boots for grip, ran to the southern end of the ground and ripped off the Telstra advertising from a pad on the goal post.

He then stepped past several security guards and tried to rip the other Telstra sign from the adjacent pad.

In an attempt to avoid security guards, McLinden ran towards the other end of the field where Parramatta were attacking Penrith’s goal line.

He got 20 metres downfield before he was tackled by a guard, who escorted him from the field.

While he was being removed, McLinden tugged his shirt down to reveal the message on the front.

“A 43-year-old man from Mullumbimby was arrested after he allegedly entered the southern end of the playing field and dragged one of the pads from a goal post,” a police statement said.

“He was removed from the field by security before being arrested by police; he has been issued with an infringement notice for enter competition playing field.”

McLinden was fined $5000 and received a ban from attending matches.

McLinden, who was known as one half of the “Mac Attack” with halves partner Andrew McFadden, played seven NRL seasons for the Raiders between 1998 and 2004. He played 165 games, scoring 65 tries in his NRL career.

McLinden later moved to the Super League, where he spent four seasons with London Broncos and Harlequins.

He finished his career after playing three matches for the Queensland Reds in the Super Rugby competition.

Earlier in the year, an activist was jailed for invading a Sharks-Tigers game at Cronulla with a lit flare.

Andy George pleaded guilty in Sutherland Local Court in April to entering enclosed land without a lawful excuse and possessing a bright light distress signal in a public place. He was jailed for three months.

During the game, George was among four protesters who rushed onto the field at Shark Park. He ran straight towards the Tigers players, who were midway through a set of six.

Play was paused for several minutes as he was tackled, while orange smoke billowed from the flare.

The majority of fans at Accor Stadium for the Eels-Panthers grand final were well-behaved. Police refused one person entry and ejected seven. Seven people were arrested on the night.
What an utter f**king goose.
 

Iamback

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I had my doubts about Barnsey, but at the ground it went over really well. The crowd was definitely into it and were singing along loudly.

Agreed, That is what you want from the pre game entertainment
 

Game_Breaker

Coach
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Added entertainment from a former Raider:


Former Raiders star arrested after pitch invasion in grand final
Michael Chammas
October 4, 2022 — 2.20pm

Former Canberra Raiders star Mark McLinden was arrested by NSW Police after invading the pitch during Sunday’s NRL grand final between Parramatta and Penrith.

McLinden jumped the fence and onto the playing field at Accor Stadium at Sydney Olympic Park during the second half. He wore a yellow shirt with the words “End coal, gas & oil” on the front. “For our kids” was written on the back.

McLinden, wearing football boots for grip, ran to the southern end of the ground and ripped off the Telstra advertising from a pad on the goal post.

He then stepped past several security guards and tried to rip the other Telstra sign from the adjacent pad.

In an attempt to avoid security guards, McLinden ran towards the other end of the field where Parramatta were attacking Penrith’s goal line.

He got 20 metres downfield before he was tackled by a guard, who escorted him from the field.

While he was being removed, McLinden tugged his shirt down to reveal the message on the front.

“A 43-year-old man from Mullumbimby was arrested after he allegedly entered the southern end of the playing field and dragged one of the pads from a goal post,” a police statement said.

“He was removed from the field by security before being arrested by police; he has been issued with an infringement notice for enter competition playing field.”

McLinden was fined $5000 and received a ban from attending matches.

McLinden, who was known as one half of the “Mac Attack” with halves partner Andrew McFadden, played seven NRL seasons for the Raiders between 1998 and 2004. He played 165 games, scoring 65 tries in his NRL career.

McLinden later moved to the Super League, where he spent four seasons with London Broncos and Harlequins.

He finished his career after playing three matches for the Queensland Reds in the Super Rugby competition.

Earlier in the year, an activist was jailed for invading a Sharks-Tigers game at Cronulla with a lit flare.

Andy George pleaded guilty in Sutherland Local Court in April to entering enclosed land without a lawful excuse and possessing a bright light distress signal in a public place. He was jailed for three months.

During the game, George was among four protesters who rushed onto the field at Shark Park. He ran straight towards the Tigers players, who were midway through a set of six.

Play was paused for several minutes as he was tackled, while orange smoke billowed from the flare.

The majority of fans at Accor Stadium for the Eels-Panthers grand final were well-behaved. Police refused one person entry and ejected seven. Seven people were arrested on the night.

Career highlight lol
 

no name

Coach
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Do people actually watch the pre game entertainment?
It’s starts so late that I’m blind drunk talking absolute shit to everyone else that has the misfortune of watching the GF with me.
 

thenrlphinsider

Juniors
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57
Added entertainment from a former Raider:


Former Raiders star arrested after pitch invasion in grand final
Michael Chammas
October 4, 2022 — 2.20pm

Former Canberra Raiders star Mark McLinden was arrested by NSW Police after invading the pitch during Sunday’s NRL grand final between Parramatta and Penrith.

McLinden jumped the fence and onto the playing field at Accor Stadium at Sydney Olympic Park during the second half. He wore a yellow shirt with the words “End coal, gas & oil” on the front. “For our kids” was written on the back.

McLinden, wearing football boots for grip, ran to the southern end of the ground and ripped off the Telstra advertising from a pad on the goal post.

He then stepped past several security guards and tried to rip the other Telstra sign from the adjacent pad.

In an attempt to avoid security guards, McLinden ran towards the other end of the field where Parramatta were attacking Penrith’s goal line.

He got 20 metres downfield before he was tackled by a guard, who escorted him from the field.

While he was being removed, McLinden tugged his shirt down to reveal the message on the front.

“A 43-year-old man from Mullumbimby was arrested after he allegedly entered the southern end of the playing field and dragged one of the pads from a goal post,” a police statement said.

“He was removed from the field by security before being arrested by police; he has been issued with an infringement notice for enter competition playing field.”

McLinden was fined $5000 and received a ban from attending matches.

McLinden, who was known as one half of the “Mac Attack” with halves partner Andrew McFadden, played seven NRL seasons for the Raiders between 1998 and 2004. He played 165 games, scoring 65 tries in his NRL career.

McLinden later moved to the Super League, where he spent four seasons with London Broncos and Harlequins.

He finished his career after playing three matches for the Queensland Reds in the Super Rugby competition.

Earlier in the year, an activist was jailed for invading a Sharks-Tigers game at Cronulla with a lit flare.

Andy George pleaded guilty in Sutherland Local Court in April to entering enclosed land without a lawful excuse and possessing a bright light distress signal in a public place. He was jailed for three months.

During the game, George was among four protesters who rushed onto the field at Shark Park. He ran straight towards the Tigers players, who were midway through a set of six.

Play was paused for several minutes as he was tackled, while orange smoke billowed from the flare.

The majority of fans at Accor Stadium for the Eels-Panthers grand final were well-behaved. Police refused one person entry and ejected seven. Seven people were arrested on the night.
I personally think that there are better ways to send a message and 'stand for something' less disruption of a major sporting event. It might just be me.
 

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