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  • Paul Kent Article

    Good article by Paul Kent in the Telegraph https://www.dailytelegraph.com.au/sp...64fe2db3a0f1ef

  • #2
    would you be able to post it? not able to read it

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    • #3
      for those like me who can't read it

      https://outline.com/HVWdRe

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      • #4
        Good piece. Thanks for posting.

        If people are going to complain about us pinching some of their surplus junior players, what have they got to say about Souths pinching our territory?!

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        • #5
          Originally posted by RoosterFanNZ View Post
          would you be able to post it? not able to read it
          Sorry. I copied and pasted it. Not sure if anyone else knows how to do it. Check Moose’s post.
          Last edited by RoosterChick; 09-11-2019, 02:36 PM.

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          • #6
            Btw, I believe Kenty pops into the Chookpen every now and then - so, thanks Kenty!

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            • #7
              Originally posted by RoosterChick View Post

              Sorry. I copied and pasted it. Not sure if anyone else knows how to do it. Check Moose’s post.
              not to worry. read mooses link.

              it gave me a good giggle

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              • #8
                Maximus ... is again pushing the no soul tag about our club.
                This morning I was pleased to see the Bondi beach front decked out in Go Roosters flags.
                Up Easts

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                • #9
                  "A month after the Roosters broke their 27-year premiership drought in 2002 the Rabbitohs announced Roosters second-rower Bryan Fletcher as their star signing.

                  He would even be captain, and go on to deliver two straight wooden spoons.

                  The Roosters laughed and laughed."

                  Love this

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                  • #10
                    Nobody has written the Counter Book of Feuds but it would be equally as compelling as the alternate version the Gladiator is pedalling at full throttle around South Sydney.

                    Russell Crowe, by all reports, was at his theatrical best when he turned up at Redfern on Tuesday.

                    Crowe dialled the voice down an octave, cleared his throat, and read the Book of Feuds to the South Sydney players like they are the only ones who have been sinned against.

                    “It pumps you up,” George Burgess said later. “It feels like you’ve got the Gladiator in front of you.”

                    The feud between the Roosters and Rabbitohs has swung from pantomime to savage over the years.

                    Sam Burgess won’t play this weekend after pulling Billy Smith’s hair when the two teams played last Thursday.

                    It was the latest chapter in a storyline that got particularly nasty last year when the two clubs qualified for the preliminary final and a video leaked of a person revealing himself on FaceTime using a Souths player’s phone.

                    The investigation centred around Burgess. While the Rabbitohs ran the investigation the Roosters spent the week claiming they wanted Burgess to be cleared because they wanted to beat the Rabbitohs at full strength. Secretly, the Rabbitohs fumed.

                    Burgess was ultimately cleared of any wrongdoing. Ultimately, both sides blamed each other for the drama.

                    The Roosters, who for the past several decades believe the Rabbitohs have never been consistently good enough to remain a relevance to them, claim they would never bother with such a thing. They laugh at the absurdity of their claims.

                    Regardless, the incident has added a new level of venom between the two clubs that goes back a long way.

                    Tit-for-tat signings, parading new signing Craig Wing in a Souths jumper while he was still playing for the Roosters, all the subtle sledges, the Rabbitohs fans wearing “Always In Our Shadow” T-shirts, the slights come small and large.

                    The Rabbitohs look to their 21 premierships against the Roosters’ 14 as a symbol of their superiority.

                    The Roosters chuckle and argue that, well, at least all their premierships were hard fought for, pointing out that Souths’ second premiership in 1909 came after it was scheduled to be played before an international between the Kangaroos and Wallabies.

                    Insulted at being reduced to a curtain-raiser both teams agreed not to turn up, only for the Rabbitohs to turn up secretly, kick off into a Balmain-less field, score a try, and win by forfeit.

                    The Rabbitohs call that a premiership. The Roosters call it an asterisk.

                    The Roosters once owned much of what is now South Sydney territory.

                    Everything east of Anzac Parade, all the way to La Perouse, once belonged to Eastern Suburbs Roosters.

                    In 1937 the boundaries were moved at what was believed to be the urging of a Souths diehard on the NSW Rugby League board. The Rabbitohs had lost a lot of junior territory to factories and warehouses, it was argued, reducing their population.

                    Coogee and Randwick suddenly belonged to South Sydney juniors.

                    “The alterations affect our club, as a portion of our territory has been given to South Sydney …” Roosters secretary John Quinlan wrote in the 1938 annual report.

                    The move, a flick of the pen, had the effect of switching Jack Coote’s home from Roosters territory to Rabbitohs territory. This meant something to Coote, who won the 1936 premiership with the Roosters.

                    The shifting boundaries were significant also because the import rule was in place. Clubs could not recruit from outside their junior territories.

                    This later had an enormous impact when Jack Coote’s young boy Ron graduated for the Rabbitohs on his way to becoming one of the all-time greats, winning four premierships in the red and green before the import rule was relaxed.

                    Five premierships in 1950-51, 1953-55, which included a fair sprinkling of what once would have been considered Roosters juniors, also went Souths’ way.

                    The Roosters’ juniors were eaten away so much that only some years back the Roosters junior clubs were forced to play in the strong South Sydney junior league to have competition.

                    Then Trent Robinson signed Nat Butcher from South Eastern Seagulls and Paul Momirovski from Alexandria Rovers, both Souths juniors, and the Rabbitohs kicked them out.

                    Slights small and large.

                    The Roosters have inflicted their own pain over the years.

                    A month after the Roosters broke their 27-year premiership drought in 2002 the Rabbitohs announced Roosters second-rower Bryan Fletcher as their star signing.

                    He would even be captain, and go on to deliver two straight wooden spoons.

                    The Roosters laughed and laughed

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                    • #11
                      Here it is:


                      Paul Kent: Gladiator’s short history of a long feud between bitter rivals


                      South Sydney and the Roosters have a bitter rivalry dating back many years, and Hollywood superstar Russell Crowe took to Rabbitohs training to ensure the players were informed of the dark history.

                      Nobody has written the Counter Book of Feuds but it would be equally as compelling as the alternate version the Gladiator is pedalling at full throttle around South Sydney.

                      Russell Crowe, by all reports, was at his theatrical best when he turned up at Redfern on Tuesday.

                      Crowe dialled the voice down an octave, cleared his throat, and read the Book of Feuds to the South Sydney players like they are the only ones who have been sinned against.

                      “It pumps you up,” George Burgess said later. “It feels like you’ve got the Gladiator in front of you.”

                      The feud between the Roosters and Rabbitohs has swung from pantomime to savage over the years.

                      Sam Burgess won’t play this weekend after pulling Billy Smith’s hair when the two teams played last Thursday.

                      It was the latest chapter in a storyline that got particularly nasty last year when the two clubs qualified for the preliminary final and a video leaked of a person revealing himself on FaceTime using a Souths player’s phone. Sam Burgess fronts the media during the phone incident. Photo: AAP Image/Joel Carrett
                      The investigation centred around Burgess. While the Rabbitohs ran the investigation the Roosters spent the week claiming they wanted Burgess to be cleared because they wanted to beat the Rabbitohs at full strength. Secretly, the Rabbitohs fumed.

                      Burgess was ultimately cleared of any wrongdoing. Ultimately, both sides blamed each other for the drama.

                      The Roosters, who for the past several decades believe the Rabbitohs have never been consistently good enough to remain a relevance to them, claim they would never bother with such a thing. They laugh at the absurdity of their claims.

                      Regardless, the incident has added a new level of venom between the two clubs that goes back a long way. Crowe welcomes Craig Wing back to South Sydney in 2007. Photo: Gregg Porteous
                      Tit-for-tat signings, parading new signing Craig Wing in a Souths jumper while he was still playing for the Roosters, all the subtle sledges, the Rabbitohs fans wearing “Always In Our Shadow” T-shirts, the slights come small and large.

                      The Rabbitohs look to their 21 premierships against the Roosters’ 14 as a symbol of their superiority.

                      The Roosters chuckle and argue that, well, at least all their premierships were hard fought for, pointing out that Souths’ second premiership in 1909 came after it was scheduled to be played before an international between the Kangaroos and Wallabies.

                      Insulted at being reduced to a curtain-raiser both teams agreed not to turn up, only for the Rabbitohs to turn up secretly, kick off into a Balmain-less field, score a try, and win by forfeit.

                      The Rabbitohs call that a premiership. The Roosters call it an asterisk.


                      The Roosters once owned much of what is now South Sydney territory.

                      Everything east of Anzac Parade, all the way to La Perouse, once belonged to Eastern Suburbs Roosters.

                      In 1937 the boundaries were moved at what was believed to be the urging of a Souths diehard on the NSW Rugby League board. The Rabbitohs had lost a lot of junior territory to factories and warehouses, it was argued, reducing their population.

                      Coogee and Randwick suddenly belonged to South Sydney juniors.

                      “The alterations affect our club, as a portion of our territory has been given to South Sydney …” Roosters secretary John Quinlan wrote in the 1938 annual report. Hair pulling is just another chapter in the book.


                      The move, a flick of the pen, had the effect of switching Jack Coote’s home from Roosters territory to Rabbitohs territory. This meant something to Coote, who won the 1936 premiership with the Roosters.

                      The shifting boundaries were significant also because the import rule was in place. Clubs could not recruit from outside their junior territories.

                      This later had an enormous impact when Jack Coote’s young boy Ron graduated for the Rabbitohs on his way to becoming one of the all-time greats, winning four premierships in the red and green before the import rule was relaxed.

                      Five premierships in 1950-51, 1953-55, which included a fair sprinkling of what once would have been considered Roosters juniors, also went Souths’ way.

                      The Roosters’ juniors were eaten away so much that only some years back the Roosters junior clubs were forced to play in the strong South Sydney junior league to have competition.

                      Then Trent Robinson signed Nat Butcher from South Eastern Seagulls and Paul Momirovski from Alexandria Rovers, both Souths juniors, and the Rabbitohs kicked them out.

                      Slights small and large.

                      The Roosters have inflicted their own pain over the years.

                      A month after the Roosters broke their 27-year premiership drought in 2002 the Rabbitohs announced Roosters second-rower Bryan Fletcher as their star signing.

                      He would even be captain, and go on to deliver two straight wooden spoons.

                      The Roosters laughed and laughed.
                      Last edited by ROC181; 09-11-2019, 03:06 PM.

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                      • #12
                        Originally posted by bondi paul View Post
                        Maximus ... is again pushing the no soul tag about our club.
                        This morning I was pleased to see the Bondi beach front decked out in Go Roosters flags.
                        Up Easts
                        as opposed to the ArseSoul tag of the Vermin !

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                        • #13
                          Originally posted by Hawkeye View Post

                          as opposed to the ArseSoul tag of the Vermin !
                          That made me laugh, very good Hawkeye.

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                          • #14
                            RC is more interested in the Book of Foods these days by the look of him

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                            • #15
                              Is this why Sam pulled Bills hair?
                              Get out of the way, I'm next

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