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Team list Tuesday GRAND FINAL 2/10/22: PARRAMATTA EELS v Penrith Panthers

Joshuatheeel

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Gee can’t wait for Hadley’s show tomorrow and his response to BA/eels ……going to be a hoot…or will he remain on holidays.
 

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Panthers cry foul as Eels get jump on grand final tickets


Penrith have taken a stand for clubs throughout the NRL amid concerns next Sunday’s grand final could turn into a Parramatta party 36 years in the making.

Penrith expressed their concerns to the NRL that Eels fans had a 24-hour head start on Panthers supporters when it came to buying grand final tickets with certainty.

The Panthers didn’t get to play last year’s decider in front of their fans, but they know the importance of the support from the stands amid concerns Accor Stadium could be a sea of blue and gold on grand final night. Given the cost of a seat and the desire of the Eels army to see their team play in a decider that could end a 36-year drought, the Panthers wanted their concerns heard.

“[Penrith district chief executive] Matt Cameron was in touch with the NRL about this because we don’t think it’s fair for the two teams who played in the second prelim,” Panthers group chief executive Brian Fletcher said. “The Parramatta fans get the jump – a chance to buy seats knowing for certain their team is in the grand final. It will enable them to have an edge too in support, and I think it’s something that needs to be looked at in seasons to come. Ticket sales should be blocked off completely just before the first preliminary final and opened again on the Monday morning.”

The Panthers even contacted Souths about their concerns, but the Redfern outfit was happy with the NRL’s explanation.

The biggest impact of a one-sided grand final crowd I’ve witnessed was in 2016 when Cronulla fans screamed their team to victory against the Storm, ending another lengthy title drought.

Following Penrith’s complaint, the NRL spoke with the club and Souths on Saturday night to address their concerns. The NRL said a limited allocation of tickets was made available after Friday night’s preliminary final. The same allocation of tickets was also available after last night’s preliminary final, allowing both winning teams access to the same allocation. However, Parramatta fans can actually access both those ticket allocations.

The NRL says members of both grand final clubs will get an exclusive window to an additional allocation on Monday morning, followed by a general public final release. The NRL says the ticket process is consistent with previous years and ensures parity across the competing clubs.

Parra flying high

If the Eels were uptight in the lead-up to their courageous win over the Cowboys, they certainly didn’t look it as they disembarked from their private jet in Townsville. The players didn’t wear the traditional team kit, instead opting for a casual approach. It had an American sport feel to it, but some will no doubt say it was unprofessional. Whatever your view, you can’t argue with their dedication or the result.

 

King-Gutho94

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Looks like the whinging from Penrith have started.

Between them and souths they both always have something to cry about.

What about the wanker weidlers little drive by on our attire on the private jet. We know where his bread is buttered this week certainly not blue and gold.
 

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99% of Penrith fans expected to win last night so unsure what's the deal.

Yeah, you only have to look at the talk in the forums here to see many of them have been treating last nights game as a done deal all week.

Add to that there's pretty much been an expectation of a GF appearance for them since before a ball was kicked this year.

How much time do they need?
 

strider

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For what its worth, we will likely be the sob story to get neutral fan sympathy this year .... poor long suffering eels vs smugfers
 

King-Gutho94

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Yeah, you only have to look at the talk in the forums here to see many of them have been treating last nights game as a done deal all week.

Add to that there's pretty much been an expectation of a GF appearance for them since before a ball was kicked this year.

How much time do they need?
Yeah its quite hilarious didn't they get the memo tickets went on sale a month ago.

What did they expect to choke last night I doubt it. Like the players there fans have been quite smug already engraving the trophy.
 

King-Gutho94

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Parra play last night it’s 70k + plus either. The so called pride of the league are a joke and a myth.

Fatrell being a lazy merkin cost South’s at least 3 tries. Guth while can make mistakes at times will at least be in position to contest the ball.
Yeah Would have been similar to the Dogs 09 match that got 74k.

It's embarrassing these days 2 Sydney teams can't get 65k plus to a preliminary final.

If you aren't on board by then you never will be.
 

Pazza

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You'd have to say parra fans would be much more incentivised to get GF tickets than Penrith fans. Also we are a bigger supported club. Let's hope it's a blue and gold sea out there on Sunday.
 

King-Gutho94

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You'd have to say parra fans would be much more incentivised to get GF tickets than Penrith fans. Also we are a bigger supported club. Let's hope it's a blue and gold sea out there on Sunday.
Penrith missed out last year and in 2020 was covid restricted at 50%.

You would think they would be desperate like us really.
 

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Open Grand Final training session 9am tomorrow @ kellyville park. Food trucks ect. Lets go boys.
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There is a club members email actually.

Also fans go in the draw to experience the last 10 mins of the GF standing on the ground. I think it will take 10 mins to get there from the nose bleed seats.
 

strider

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Just heard on 2gb news Kikau charged but with an early guilty plea and he's free to play. As expected. Resume normal transmission...
you can't rub him out of a GF for that ...... Paulo's tackle wasn't exactly ideal the way they have decided to rule things either, but he got no charge
 

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