In Memoriam - Remembering the great people of our great game.

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  1. Life's Good

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    Geoff Selby - taken way too soon.
    An ever reliable player who could hold his head high in an era when the Dragons were junk, post the 85 Grand Final. The grief is still raw at the mention of his name & I’m glad the Dragons hand out an annual award in his honour.
     
  2. Generalzod

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    Hear hear , It’s being destroyed by the likes of Bellamy
     
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  3. Generalzod

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    Remember watching Robert Stone when I was a lot younger I kind of mistaken him for Craig Young .may he Rest In Peace
     
  4. Mr Spock!

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    Garry Dowling represented Australia in 1980.

    Remember the shock hearing he died in a car accident in 83.
     
  5. Generalzod

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    I think there is one minute silence at Shark park for Peter...
     
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  6. Captain Apollo

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    During one of his coaching stints at the Roosters, they lost a game they were expected to win. When interviewed after the game the reporter said the Roosters lacked execution. Jack's reply was "I wouldn't be against it".
     
  7. Willie Ray

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    Talking once about a journo he didn't like much...
    'if he was drowning I'd throw him a rope......both ends'.
    loved his dry humour.
     
  8. King hit

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    Arthur Beetson

    A true inspiration to countless people. Immortal, pioneer of Origin, one of the most skilful ball playing forwards ever, the first aboriginal captain to lead Australia in any sport and an awesome bloke

    RIP can’t believe it’s been 8 years this year

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  9. Bring back John Fifita

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    Indeed. I thought of this the other day - in another thread someone was talking about the 100th SOO game at Lang Park and I looked it up and watched this again - below.

    While it's to celebrate the history of SOO before the 100th game in 2014, I think it's also a celebration of Arthur Beetson and worthy of posting here.

     
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  10. King hit

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    That was me that was talking about that night :ok_hand:
     
  11. Life's Good

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    Lance Thompson.
    A Dragon through & through but you would have been hard pressed to find a Dragon fan unhappy with any success he had at the Sharks.
    He never dogged it & because of that he was universally admired.
     
  12. T-Boon

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    Thanks again for this one, I've told several of my friends some of these stories (particularly the Brett Kenny one) over the last few days. So I am getting good value out of it.
     
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  13. T-Boon

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    Jack Gibson
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    Craig Bellamy
     
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    Great player and such a likeable person Garry Dowling was, it was a shock when I heard it but also it reminded me of another player James Matthews who was a centre for the Roosters, I remember waking up and hearing that he died in a car accident also, such a promising young player gone to young.
     
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    I remember going to Penrith Park to watch the Roosters play Penrith on the Sunday, left shaking my head when Craig Salvatori had a brain snap and head butted a Penrith player while he was in possession of the ball, he was sent off and the whole complexion of the game changed, was so p*ssed off after that game but then the shock news the next morning of Ben Alexander’s death made everything pale into comparison.
     
  16. King hit

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  17. Willie Ray

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    'there is nothing sweeter in the world than the smell of silvertail blood through a broken nose.'
    Now that's a quote that would probably get him suspended these days.
    RIP big guy....I remember you.
     
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  18. King hit

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    Remember Reagan Campbell-Gillard before Origin 1 last year

    “I can’t wait to put that jersey on and start killing people”
     
  19. Willie Ray

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    Really...did he say that...I don't mind RCG,he goes okay but you wouldn't talk trash like that to big Dallas,
    Imagine big DD playing against some dude wearing a man bun....oh the humanity.
     
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  20. King hit

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    Yeah he did if you look it up you’ll find references to it
     
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