I've seen us come 2nd twice and it provided Zero sense of achievement or satisfaction...
I remember a game at Cumberland many years ago, our Eels V St George. The guys in white with the red V looked f'n huge. The ground announcer advised that Gaznier was out. Langlands to center and Billy Smith to fullback. We all cheered. Gotta be a great chance now. To this day, Billy Smiths performance at Fullback was one of the greatest displays Ive ever seen. He tore us to shreds. A very underrated player. I got his autograph after the game. What a team.Ffs Ivor. I was there and you didnt even bother to say hi! Snob.
I completely agree here. I remember watching our spoon years ten or so years ago and forcing myself to watch every single game, telling myself when we’re competitive again, it’ll be more enjoyable/worth it.Obviously nobody likes losing the GF. And it's not much different to coming 3rd. But i enjoyed those years a f**k of a lot more than ones where we missed the 8, came last, and never had a credible chance. I can't speak for anyone else, but I enjoy the footy a lot more when my team has a decent chance of winning most weekends. If that makes no difference to there other people, I pity them.
Yeah no doubt its 100x better then the 2011-2013 where every win was a struggle on top of off field dramas. bI completely agree here. I remember watching our spoon years ten or so years ago and forcing myself to watch every single game, telling myself when we’re competitive again, it’ll be more enjoyable/worth it.
Of course I want us to end the drought, but if you’re not enjoying being more than competitive and being in with a shot to win it every week, it must be the absolute pits.
I assume that's starting from around start of 2020.
I think you mean 1962 ...Parra didn't play St George at Cumberland 63,64, or 65...I was at the 62 match and remember it so clearly. Parra won 19-8 with Peter Matson landing 5 goals. It was a Cumberland Oval record crowd at the time, almost 19000 in attendance.....PACKED TO THE RAFTERS, all coming to see Kenny Thornett - "I have seen the glory of the coming of the Lord".My first was Parramatta v St George at Cumberland Oval, 1964. I was 9 yrs old.