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Legacy of the 'big 3'

Discussion in 'NRL' started by isaiah, Sep 24, 2017.

  1. isaiah

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    If they somehow lose next week; cronk, Slater, and cam Smith will have won one premiership. If that's the end of Slater and cronk's nrl careers, they will surely be remembered as failing to achieve much in club footy over long careers. Also winning percentages of games they played should be adjusted taking into account how their team cheated the cap and would have lost all the games in those seasons. The club has only won as many premierships in the last 12 years as souths, Cronulla, Broncos, etc. Much more should be made of the two sets of books when assessing their club careers.
     
  2. mave

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    Couldn't agree more.
    The chances of those 3 being 1 club men at Melbourne without the cheating that went on are miniscule.
     
  3. Parra Pride

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    f**k Melbourne.
     
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    After crunching the numbers and going over all outcomes, both likely and unlikely I have come to the same conclusion.
     
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  5. moffla

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    Meh. Same song different singer each year. Don't rate their careers or "legacy"? I don't think they'll care too much. They're going to retire with a Dally M and couple of premierships each.
     
  6. Desert Qlder

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    I think I speak for all Melbourne and North Queensland supporters when I say it is highly amusing getting judgement on our clubs and players, from supporters of tinpot outfits like Newcastle and soulless constructions like Brisbane.
     
  7. The_Shield

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    What a surprise. Storm beat team, said teams supporter complains about cheating from almost a decade ago. It really is getting old
     
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    OP should change his name to shitpost.
     
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  9. Stormwarrior82

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    It seems everyone in here is a little butt hurt that the 3 of them don't play for there team. Most logical people without a axe to grind can see 3 players that epitomize all that's good with league. Yes the salary cap thing happened but theres barely a club that hasn't been fined for salary cap breaches, where do you draw the line?. Storm developed these players as well as folau and inglis and didn't poach them. Storm and the big 3 deserve the credit of being a team for the ages but I do believe that if they don't win next week it does affect there legacy.
     
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  10. Generalzod

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    There should be another Melbourne team to stop their dominance.
     
  11. moffla

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    Could you imagine the meltdown if two Melbourne sides made the Grand Final?!
     
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    Where do you draw the line?

    Oh, I don't know, maybe the signing of duplicate contracts and boats mysteriously showing up in the driveway ?

    Storms cap cheating went well beyond simple miscalclautions or 2nd tier overspend due to injury.
     
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    What a bunch of sooks lol Melbournes big 3 have had unbelievably successful football careers.
    Its never a surprise which club's supporters are the biggest critics.
     
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    Only difference between storm and manly is storm got caught. Keep out of those glass houses.
     
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    Turns out there's more than five storm supporters on here.

    Well done @isaiah
     
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  16. mave

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    Considering we have had auditors all over us all year, thanks to Toddy and the SMH lady, with zero result thus far, I think I can keep on throwing.
     
  17. Canard

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    I think the legacy of JWH, Pearce and Ferguson is pretty much written
     
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    2 questions...
    1. If a player gets a upgraded contract would he be aware if the club throws out the initial one?

    2. Are all 3rd party deals money? Could they possibly be cars, boats, etc?

    I guess a media organization saying that a boat just turned up sounds a lot better than 3rd party deal was a boat.
     
  19. Stormwarrior82

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    Lol That doesn't mean much. Storm had Schubert auditing us every year and found nothing. Took the instigator to roll over on us to find anything. I'm sure the drugs (goat semen or whatever) your blokes took were legal.
     
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    Thankfully their legacy isn't all in club footy...
     

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