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PARRA_FAN

Coach
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The only thing I have issue with being said is Fish saying this is the greatest Panthers team ever.

The 90/91 was pretty f**king special. If not for losing a player tragically through the year they could have probably had a bit of a dynasty themselves. This is our most successful team ever. But you can't ever really compare it to the 90s potential success due to the circumstances which tore them apart.

Eels like to call themselves our bigger brothers. So a few of us now said we're their daddy's. Than backed it up by giving them a big lesson on the biggest stage of all. The comments by players are all in good fun. The we hate Parra chant is just everyone jumping in on a fan started chant. Eels fans not long ago were doing the same shit to the Bulldogs. I doubt many Panthers fans actually hate Eels though. I got so many Eels fans as mates and it's all in good fun stirring each other. Given location to each other it's impossible for Panthers and Eels fans not to crossover with friendships. Or even in relationships. Although i haven't really given any of my mates shit after this win because i remember how 2020 felt. And none of them were really dicks about beating us twice in the regular season.

Api mocking the Tigers wasn't even that bad. He just had a chuckle saying he hopes they can send him out a winner too... The chuckle being because his teammates have been giving him shit about joining them and not playing finals footy again.

That said it's good that we're painting targets on our backs to create rivalries with other clubs. Being the hunted seems to work for us and helps keep the guys performing consistently. The regular season especially must get difficult to maintain the efforts they were putting in every week even for games with nothing on the line. Ivan actually got us performing for every match and had us fully fit and healthy for finals still. Took a bit of luck to manage the season that way. But a lot of effort to be so far ahead of the competition we could plan for finals weeks in advance.

To be honest I didnt think we were much of a chance because I could see how good Penrith were playing against Souths. It was great being there but it was going to take so much to beat Penrith. Yes we beat you guys twice but it means nothing going into a Grand Final The loss still hurts and will hurt for a long time, but not as bad as 2001. Ive conceded the fact that Penrith are much better team and no other team would've beaten them on Sunday night.

After the game there were a number of Panthers fans celebrating but also congratulating us Parra fans on a good season and we will bounce back. I thought that was nice. One bloke even shook my hand.

I reckon Ive copped it more from neutral fans than Penrith fans about the loss.

I was near the chant of the "We hate Parra", didnt seem too many but I was like meh we hate you too and with JFH, well it basically ignites the rivalry even bigger cause the next Parramatta Penrith clash is going to be full on. No doubt both games will be a on Friday night.

Its good to have this rivarly and the NRL has taken it serious. I swear there was one time where we only played you guys twice in the space of 18 months
 

MugaB

First Grade
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This. I was in year 5 in 1981 which is around the age the team you support becomes the one you stick with for life. Penrith were dire at that stage and pretty much all the other kids were Parra supporters. There were 2 of us that stuck with Penrith and I'd say it's only due to our parents being die hard Panthers that we stuck solid, threat of being 9 years old and homeless can be pretty convincing. lol.
My best mate is a Parra fan and was sitting next to me on Sunday night. I offered him a high 5 when To'o crossed for his first to which he politely declined. I cheered hard all game obviously, but kept a bit of a lid on it for his sake. A lot of that was due to how it felt in 2020 and 1990 and it's not like it's their first rodeo as losers either, so they know the feeling without a mate rubbing in the salt.
How dare you value your mates, over the panthers dynasty....images.jpeg-68.jpg

Stitch it up son
 

Reflector

Juniors
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Penrith Is A Smug Life (To the tune of Heaven Is A Half-Pipe)

If I die before I wake
At least for Penrith I have played
'Cause right now on earth I can't say jack
Without Paul Kent upon my back
Now Heaven would have a boombox
Blasting hip hop all night long
And Heaven would be just kickin' back
With Boods filling my beer bong
And if you don't believe in Heaven and Nirvana or Valhalla too
And while the other teams are bitching
We'll just win games and laugh at you
Singing
If I die before I wake
At least for Penrith I have played
'Cause right now on earth I can't do jack
Without skeepe getting on my back
Now when most people think of Heaven
They think of eternal love
But I've gone a little closer
And it's nothing but eternal smug
So if you wanna come play for Penrith
And who doesn't cause we're the best
And you can't say we're too cocky
'Cause we're always saying that we're 'blessed'
Singing
If I die before I wake
At least for Penrith I have played
'Cause right now on earth I can't say shit
Without my DM's getting lit
And then I got to the ground
Watched the Panthers running round
I'm sorry friend you can't come in
You gotta list here that doesn't end
You're mad 'cause I aint smug
You think it's wrong to say Jerome's a thug
I'll find a club to ply my trade
I'd rather go to Wests for no finals games
Like Brandy said way back in 91
I'll be glad to have a beer with each and every one
You think I really care that I'll fail the toxology
Still make more sense than Blocker's astrology
With all your rules you gots to chill
I'm feeling overlooked like Reagan Campbell-Gill
I'm gonna make grade cause I got the skillz
I'm gonna make grade cause I got the skillz, got the skillz, got the skillz
Penrith is a smug life
If I die before I wake
At least for Penrith I have played
'Cause right now on earth I can't do jack
Without the haters on my back
If I die before I wake
At least for Penrith I have played
'Cause right now on earth I can't say shit
Without old Kenty twisting it
If I die before I wake
At least for Penrith I have played
'Cause right now on earth I can't do jack
Without Instagram all on my back
If I die before I wake
At least for Penrith I have played
'Cause right now on earth I can't say shit
Without old Kenty twisting with it
If I die before I wake
At least for Penrith I have played
'Cause right now on earth I can't do shit
 

Babyface O'reilly

First Grade
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9,287
Was it outrage?

I just found it odd that they focused solely on him, in a code that's always had plenty of indigenous players. Felt like shoe-horned AFL tokenism when it wasn't necessary.
I remember accusations of it being label as political when I thought he’s just expressing himself as a proud indigenous fella
 

King-Gutho94

Bench
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4,151
Agreed whole heartedly, westies can cheer each other on versus someone else too...
And gutho was a fkn man bout it all, he stood tall and owned that loss in what i saw was grace, extremely humble about the whole situation... if was a pawwa fan (shoot me) nah seriously he done you guys proud the way he took it all... besides GFs dont fall off trees, tge eels had to take out the cows who could have just as easily won that game they didn't prior
Yeah I am at peace nearly 48 hours on.

GF losses still hurt I have been alive and been too 3 GFs and all defeats they don't get any easier.

But not much you can do when the opposition is better then most premiership teams before them in past 30 years.

I felt more gutted and frustrated for weeks on end last year after the controversial semi final loss.

We went toe to toe with penrith that night and simply had no luck, through decisions, Injuries, bounce of the ball.
 

MugaB

First Grade
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Yeah I am at peace nearly 48 hours on.

GF losses still hurt I have been alive and been too 3 GFs and all defeats they don't get any easier.

But not much you can do when the opposition is better then most premiership teams before them in past 30 years.

I felt more gutted and frustrated for weeks on end last year after the controversial semi final loss.

We went toe to toe with penrith that night and simply had no luck, through decisions, Injuries, bounce of the ball.
Naaaaaaah..... you guys choked then too

Jus kidding... was an epic game 8-6 nail bitter
 

Apey

Moderator
Staff member
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25,197
Just like Ciraldo became the no.1 targeted assistant coach, whoever is head of high performance at Penrith surely becomes the no.1 target for other clubs?

Fitness and conditioning they are ahead of the other 15 clubs by some margin.
I think its Shane Flanagan.
 

GongPanther

Referee
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26,606
Yep just from their instagrams I could see the sung a bunch of songs. Sweet Caroline is often played at sporting events.
Not to mention the fact that it has been a crowd song for years at BOA Stadium, the home of the Carolina Panthers. And I'm more than sure a few of the players follow that side.
 

GongPanther

Referee
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When you have digital cameras that you can freeze frame to the image you specifically want, and put a tag to it, it's hardly rocket science to made any scenario as good or bad as one needs.
 

GongPanther

Referee
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26,606
I don’t mind players showing arrogance but I’m not surprised at the outrage because it’s how we deal with it in Australia. Take tennis for example. I hate it and think it’s a game for Mosman housewives but we seem to love it in this country. It’s polite and dull which is why I liked John McEnroe because he pissed off the cucumber sandwiches brigade. Look at how Australia embraced Ash Barty’s AO win compared to Kyrgios/Kokkinakis doubles win. People will take boring, beige humble over hutzpah any day.
Raaa-therrr!! that is cheese and cucumber sandwiches...at 11-sies!
 

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