tommy raudonikis

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  1. parra_jesus

    parra_jesus Juniors

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    Being born in the mid 80s, all i have seen of tommys career is through highlights and storys told through ex players. Raudonikis and the fibros are a peice of rugby league history that i wish i got to live through. But can somebody please shed some light on his move to Newtown. What was the story behind it ? What was the general feeling about him jumping ship? Would love to know as there is nothing on it when searching it online.
     
  2. Ret

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    John Singleton injected a shitload of money into a struggling Newtown in around late 70s early 80s. Can’t remember the exact year. Anyway, with the extra cash they embarked on a spending spree, building a pretty decent side. Tommy was still one of the best halves, although nearing the end of his career, and the money, combined with Singo’s persuasive skills, did the job. I don’t remember too much uproar, as Newton were battlers, like Tommy’s beloved Magpies. Different story if he had of gone to Manly.
     
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    Great viewing last night. League Life really is a diamond in a sea of sht NRL shows!
     
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    Don't talk nonsense. Contoversy Corner is the best show on TV, especially with Buzz and Heaps.
     
  5. carcharias

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    I was very young
    But from my hazy memory
    Wests were a hard team full of nut jobs.
    I thought they were a chance at winning.
    Tommy was a legend.
    Their general

    Newtown were the team that came last.
    Utter canon fodder

    Then Tommy joined them
    I could not work out why.
    I think teddy Goodwin did too... he was also a star.
    They nearly bloody won it.
     

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