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Was Penrith's Win Legal?

Discussion in 'NRL' started by Blind Willie McTell, Oct 13, 2003.

  1. Blind Willie McTell

    Blind Willie McTell Juniors

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    When the NRL released the final standings in the "criteria" at the end of 1999. The bottom teams were:

    Penrith
    Manly
    Norths
    Souths

    The courts subsequently found that the criteria was biased against Souths. Manly and Norths merged. Which leaves Penrith last -- and the team that should have been thrown out of the competition.

    With that in mind, is Penrith's grand final win legal?

    At the very least, I think a huge asterisk has to be placed next to Penrith's name.

    They're the premiers, but the reality is, they are in the competition only thorugh News Ltd skullduggery.

    And that's a fact.
     
  2. Tupac Shakur

    Tupac Shakur First Grade

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    Mate stop relating to the past and look at this year. Minor premiers, Premiers....2003........ PENRITH! You can't do nothing about it.
     
  3. Bobby DIGital

    Bobby DIGital Coach

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    Geez, now I've heard it all.
     
  4. salivor

    salivor First Grade

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    You tell em blind willie mctell, let them all know from your rocking chair on your porch about how you survived the "war".
     
  5. Evilgrowler

    Evilgrowler First Grade

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    Let's see the facts. Where are they? The fact that you say it's so doesn't mean shit. Produce a link that will direct us to these alleged facts. Blind? I think you are. I have no problem with Penrith and their season.

    Full credit to them. Only a green eyed supporter would try and dampen that. They have had no success since 1991. Let them enjoy it you clown. I bet you call yourself a league fan. Thumbs down to you pal.
     
  6. SP

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    Ack, wheres me Haggis?
     
  7. CliffyGC

    CliffyGC Juniors

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    wrong wrong wrong

    rather fitting Nick
    Blind.

    Manly were quite high up.
    When u consider 1996,1997 were apart of the equation.
    Manly were ahead
    of Sharks
    North Queensland
    Auckland
    Penrith
    Norths
    Balmain
    Wests
    Souths

    Manly merged with norths for 3 reasons

    1) NRL pressured them in to it to get comp down to 14 teams
    2) Norths were broke and we (manly) would get upperhand in merger
    3) Manlys financialsstocks had been eroded fighting (UNFUNDED BY OPTUS-UNLIKE PARRA, ROOSTERS and NEWCASTLE) the SL battle for the ARL.

    So mate get your facts straight.

    Who here is SICK OF WANKERS in here trying to belittle the achievements of other clubs. Its nothing but jealously. Roosters one in 2002 because they deserved it, Penrith won this year because they deserved it.

    If your team like mine struggled in 2003 GET OVER IT and look forward in hope for an improved 2004.
     
  8. roostergirl

    roostergirl Juniors

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    What is it with The Sharks Fans??? Trying to bring everyone down to their level.....gee who is next?????

    Penrith won 2003......End of Story.
     
  9. mullet

    mullet Juniors

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    he's not a sharks fan :roll:
     
  10. roofromoz

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    Uh, whatever. :roll:
     
  11. i_like_footy

    i_like_footy Juniors

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    you really are an idiot
     
  12. Anonymous

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    Blind Willie McTell, I have to say that is tremendous for its inventiveness.

    But as Captain Mainwaring would say, 'Boy, you are living in the realms of fantasy.' :lol: ;-)
     
  13. Raider_69

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    its a shame this post didnt come a week sooner
    you could have gone pretty close to tool of the year!
     
  14. Anonymous

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    Not a Roosters fan are we?

    Rooster Cogburn in disgiuse maybe?
     
  15. **DrAgOnS_gUrL**

    **DrAgOnS_gUrL** Juniors

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    :lol: :lol: I reckon aye.....
    Penrith won it, they deserved to win it!! And im happy they won the comp this year. JUST GET OVER IT!!
     
  16. El Diablo

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    If you read his other posts you'll see he's a Roosters fan.

    I think I know what sent Willie blind.
     
  17. Wild Man From Borneo

    Wild Man From Borneo Juniors

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    :lol: Get a life u nark. You sound like a supporter of one of the dead clubs.
     
  18. Misty Bee

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    fair go you lot!

    There is no Question that Penrith were deserved premiers. None whatsoever.

    Yet 5 years ago their stature was totally different. Penrith WERE no. 14, with Souths omitted. And, during the court case, Penrith fans were very vocal AGAINST Souths.

    I reckon it's not a bad historical twist, and utter proof once and for all that the Criteria was a total and utter load of BULLSHIT!
     
  19. iggy plop

    iggy plop First Grade

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    There should be more security at the nuthouse I'm tellin' ya!
     
  20. Hollywood Jesus

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    Sorry Cliffy, Parra only got $250k from the ARL, and not one single team in the comp got less, not even Manly.

    On the topic, however - you are an idiot. Leave them alone. They suck, but they still won, and good luck to em.
     

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