Please, anyone else in 2021

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  1. papabear

    papabear Juniors

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    with canberra beating easts, we are the first side since nqld in 2017 to knock easts/melb out of the comp who arent easts/melb
     
  2. blue bags

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    second Melbourne team, club;)
     
  3. Fangs

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    Further to that, they have a whole organisation who are behind it. Even the old grandma who mans the front desk at head office.

    No bullshit from assistant coaches or trainers. All of them are on the same page and kick the same chairs that Bellamy does.
     
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  4. super_coach

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    My mob can’t even make the eight, so you can rule the Tigers out for another decade
     
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  5. Tommy Smith

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    There are no participation ribbons in the NRL.

    P.S. Shut up, AG.
     
  6. Apey

    Apey Moderator Staff Member

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    Panthers vs Raiders would be cool. Ridemshun for one, depression for other.
     
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  7. blue bags

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    my 2021 GF prediction. roosters v storm :rolleyes:
     
  8. Danish

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    Don't forget souths. Souths haven't paid a zac to junior development in decades. In fact they used to actually syphon money directly out of junior football given Souths Juniors was the major sponser of Souths for a while back in the day.

    also, do Panthers actually spend $5 mill per year on the junior comp? I read earlier this year that closing junior competitions for the year was costing penrith $25 million in revenue.
     
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  9. Port Panther

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    Could be true 10,000 plus kids playing ....the leagues club lost a motza couldnt cash in on a good season ...hoping they can bounce back and have successfull season next year .
    Covid has definetly thrown a spanner in the works for the production line .
     
  10. soc123_au

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    I think you will find the 25 million revenue drop is due to covid in general. The only way you make 25 million running junior comps is all the kids on the losing teams get their organs harvested & sold to China. Not a very sustainable model.
     
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  11. adamkungl

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    Oddly arbitrary year choice there.

    Easts have won the most comps since 2000
    2000 is literally the last 2 decades
    What are you on about

    Probably not.


    Sorry to upset you bud
    I was just saying Bulldogs have a very big fanbase, but the last few years hasn't exactly been kind to them. I'm sure they'll be up there again.
     
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  12. adamkungl

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    Pretty sure we showed some patience with Mitchell Pearce for about 10 years
    Sam Perrett, Shaun Kenny Dowall, Anthony Tupou, Jake Friend, Mitch Aubusson, etc etc...
     
  13. Babyface O'reilly

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    Not as bad as opposition fans bitching and moaning that we participate in too many grand finals. The ones who regularly threaten to boycott the GF if we’re in it again are my favourite of all.
     
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  14. The_Frog

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    If Vlandys wanted to support clubs who do the development heavy lifting, especially the one whose season just ended 2 days ago, he would have put back the cutoff date for other clubs to swoop in like vultures. It appears to me he wants to even up the comp by allowing the development clubs to be cannibalised, since the salary cap doesn't work.
     
  15. The_Frog

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    They were in the most miniscule danger of losing after having led 26-0. That is what Bellyache was having aneurisms over.
     
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    *Balder
     
  17. Valheru

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    Imagine the audacity of a football club having the goal of and implementing processes to win as much as possible.
     
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  18. Xcalibre

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    Fair enough if sincere. Just don't put Dogs and Parra in the same basket as the dogs have won several comps since Parra last won one and have been in several other GFs in that time. Parra has only been in two since '86.

    I'm not one of them, because Easts don't. It just seems like that, because they've been in, and won a few in recent history. Everyone remembers recent years much clearer obviously. Ten years ago it seemed like all GFs were Storm and Melbourne.
     
  19. Stephen Durrant

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    Even if those measures come out eventually and the club goes through the shame of having their premierships stripped from them.
     
  20. Pantherjim.

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    At least for those new to following the NRL, I’ve personally never understood the attraction of supporting clubs who essentially have a parasitical relationship with other clubs in terms of poaching off their local junior development.

    But perhaps I’m simply stuck in the 80’s/90’s and talking out of my arse?
     

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