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Discussion in 'St George Illawarra Dragons' started by jak, Mar 25, 2017.

  1. Saint_JimmyG

    Saint_JimmyG First Grade

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    A few corrections for the sake of being finicky:

    1. not one of the above mentioned players are Cronulla "juniors", especially Bird who hails from the Illawarra.

    2. The Dragons did NOT merge with Illawarra (nor anyone else for that matter) at the conclusion of the 1998 season. SGI is a joint venture, which is something entirely, legally different.

    3. Continually perpetuating this erroneous statement would mean that the Dragons have lost its 15 premierships. Of course, all of us...and including anyone with half a brain....knows this isn't true.

    4. The "St. Merge" taunt from Sharks' fans illustrates their lack of cognitive ability. Also, jealousy is a distinct curse. Personally, I like to remind the 'Hobbits' that their club is only in existence because: a) of the Dragons and b) it prostituted itself to an ex Australian media mogul while chasing his filthy lucre.
     
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  2. Miller was a legend

    Miller was a legend Coach

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    Hahaha FMD some people on both sides take all this crap far too seriously.
     
  3. possm

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    Someone should tell these Shark fans that in the 60s most rugby league supports in Cronulla and surrounding districts followed the St George Dragons. In my opinion the Cronulla / Southerland Club was formed to dilute the dominance of St George - 11 consecutive Grand Final wins.
     
  4. Saint_JimmyG

    Saint_JimmyG First Grade

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    Yep.
     
  5. Miller was a legend

    Miller was a legend Coach

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    No no no. It was disgruntled people from within StGeorge that did it.

    Put it like this. If the good guys at Board and Management at STI said that's it, piss off Doust and the wanker Board Members and had NRL ok to start say the Menai Nasterbators, would you blame them?

    Bad example I know, but sometime success causes rifts and I think you will find we are the little brothers because we are kinda born from your former big arsed mummy club.
     
  6. Saint_JimmyG

    Saint_JimmyG First Grade

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    And some folk don't like the truth when it's laid bare for all to see.
     
  7. Miller was a legend

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    The truth?

    Oh dear. Ok then. I actually don't give enough of a shit about any of it from either side to worry about it
     
  8. possm

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    The governing body at the time was made up of delegates of participating clubs who were all jealous and sick to death of the Dragons winning GF after GF. They could have established an extra club anywhere in Australia but decided to dilute the most dominant Club in rugby league history with the establishment of a club right in between the St George District and the Dragons Nursery - Illawarra.

    It didn't stop there, the four tackle rule was introduced in order to limit the influence of the huge St George forward pack on the game of rugby league.
     
  9. Miller was a legend

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    Good info Pos.

    Really, in the big scheme of things, does it really twist your knickers 50 years on?
     
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  10. possm

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    Yep, I cried for hours when they lost the semi final match against Canterbury / Bankstown in 1967. I was 13 at the time.
     
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  11. red rocket

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    No one has mentioned who the storm are going to go a hunting. Could change everything
     
  12. Miller was a legend

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    I was 8 and don't remember. Lol
     
  13. Old Timer

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    Sorry Possm have to disagree with you here IMO the suggestion by journos that these thing happened to hamper St George are journalistic fairy tales.
    The NSWRL was under constant pressure in the early 60's to expand the Sydney comp.
    Wentworthville and Ryde Eastwood were always pushing for a promotion and relegation system and a combined Newcastle side had been offered up as well.
    The Sydney RL clubs especially Parramatta were not going to have a bar of Wenty and Ryde Eastwood eating into their nurseries so they were left on the outer and there was no chance that Sydney were going to have a bar of a combined Newcastle club as they often had high representation in the Country sides and also got to play against touring sides so Sydney clubs were never going to risk them being let in.
    Penrith was considered viable as it was little more than hill billy country with a small population nowhere near what it is today and would have to spend years developing a proper junior nursery to even look like being competitive.
    They couldn't promote just 1 team and have a bye so with all the other Sydney clubs being severely land locked St George who were drawing from the newly developing shire and the Illawarra had no real southern boundary so were also a viable option to have the expansion of an extra club and as is evidenced with the length of time it took them to get a premiership the theory to let them into the comp with minimal impact proved correct.
    In respect of the 4 tackle rule it was first introduced in England by Bill Fallowfield who ran the International RL and we were forced to accept it as the international rule so why would you have a different domestic competition if you wanted to be able to play international football?
    If anybody was looking for an advantage it was England not other Sydney clubs.
     
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    Storm dont usually go hunting big names
     
  15. St Georgio

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    Possm 1000% correct
     
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  16. Crush

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    Wow, sorry I brought it up Miller. I have probably ruined your friday night with sharks dragons rivalry. Sorry mate.
     
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  17. Miller was a legend

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    Haha all good mate. No offence taken from anyone, nor meant, I'm sure
     
  18. Eatons Hill Dragon

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    Cronulla Sutherland sounds like two areas coming together just like St George Illawarra.
     
  19. Old Timer

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    Cronulla - Sutherland is a bit like the middle east conflict and creates a land divide between St George and the Illawarra.
    Maybe it should have been St George Cronulla and Illawarra Sutherland or St George Sutherland and Cronulla Illawarra?
     
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    And of course the 4 tackle rule was imposed to stop us. The NRL then introduced the cap which is to prevent teams to string premierships together.
     
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