What does your NRL club want for Christmas?

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Santa Claus is set to slide down many a chimney tonight to deliver gifts to the world, and it had us wondering, what does YOUR team want for Christmas this year?

Melbourne Storm – A Fit Billy Slater

Melbourne fell agonisingly short of the premiership in 2016, so a return from a club legend in Billy Slater will have Storm fans hoping they can go one step further in 2017. With Blake Green departing for Manly and Cameron Munster shifting to five-eighth, fans of the Melbourne will eagerly watch their side next year.

Canberra Raiders – A Well Behaved Dave Taylor

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News emerged last week that Canberra have invited hulking former Maroon forward Dave Taylor back after the Christmas break, and while the team already has a stack of x-factor, Taylor can bring that to another level when fit. The Raiders will be hoping that Taylor can lay off the Christmas Pudding and stay on the nice list in the lead up to 2017.

Cronulla Sharks – James Segeyaro

Following a drought-breaking maiden premiership win this year, the exit of key players Ben Barba and Michael Ennis has left Cronulla looking a little shaky for their title defence. While Valentine Holmes and Jack Bird tussle for the fullback spot, the hooking role is wide open. The return of James Segeyaro to the NRL could bring some much-needed x-factor to the Shire.

North Queensland Cowboys – Some Grunt Up Front

After winning the 2015 premiership, James Tamou and Ben Hannant’s departure leaves a gaping hole in North Queensland’s forward pack. The Cowboys will be hoping young forwards Patrick Kaufusi and Ben Spina can step up in 2017 and see the boys from Townsville remain in premiership contention.

Brisbane Broncos – A Captain

Corey Parker’s retirement leaves Brisbane uncertain who will lead them out of the tunnel in 2017. A few names have been tossed up for consideration with Sam Thaiday, Ben Hunt, Adam Blair and Andrew McCullough all being mentioned. But it’s international custodian Darius Boyd that leads the race. No matter who Bennett chooses to lead the side, Brisbane will be hoping it’s the right call as the Broncos look to return to glory next season

Penrith Panthers – Some Good Luck

Gus Gould will be anxiously praying his side doesn’t endure another injury ravaged season, so hopefully Santa Claus can deliver some good luck at the foot of the mountains. If Penrith are to push for the premiership next season, they’ll need names like Moylan, Cleary, Martin, Cartwright and Merrin on the park to do it. Fingers crossed.

Canterbury-Bankstown Bulldogs – Some Organisation

Both Josh Reynolds and Moses Mbye are great players, but as a combination, they raise some question marks. Both play off-the-cuff styles of play but lack organisation when it comes to attack. The heavy reliance on forwards to do a lot of play-making hinders the side when it comes to point scoring, so a bit more organisation in the halves could see the Bulldogs make a big step towards featuring on the first weekend of October.

Gold Coast Titans – Jarryd Hayne Returning to Form

He played five games at the backend of 2016 following his double cross-code switch, and with a full pre-season under his belt, Titan’s fans will be eager to see the Hayne Plane take off in 2017. Buoyed by the recent birth of his daughter, Hayne will be looking to show he isn’t a spent force in the NRL in 2017 as he looks to lead the Gold Coast to back-to-back finals appearances.

Wests Tigers – James Tedesco Signing A Contract Extension

The Tigers have a stack of talent coming off-contract, with the club’s ‘big four’ in James Tedesco, Mitchell Moses, Luke Brooks and Aaron Woods all without a deal for 2018. Tedesco is by far the most important member of that squad, so it doesn’t surprise that coach Jason Taylor would be hoping for a contract signed by the State of Origin fullback in his stocking,

New Zealand Warriors – Kieran Foran

Foran looks set to put the tumultuous season behind him as he looks set to start anew in New Zealand next season. Or does he? A little assurance would be nice for the Warriors, with Foran yet to 100% commit to the club ahead of next season. While chief executive Jim Doyle is confident Foran will turn out for the black and white in 2017, confirmation from the man himself is what the team really wants.

St George Illawarra Dragons – A Halfback

This isn’t just on the Dragons wishlist, this is a need for Red V. Following the departure of Benji Marshall, St George Illawarra rested their hopes on the shoulders of Wollongong junior Drew Hutchison. But a tear to his ACL ending his season before it began has thrown the team into turmoil, as the club looks to band-aid their attack, the second worst in the competition in 2016. The team has refused to sign ‘bad boys’ Todd Carney and Chris Sandow, and with Jackson Hastings signing with Manly yesterday, the Dragons will look within their own ranks to fix this problem.

South Sydney Rabbitohs – Harmony

Twelve months ago rumours circulated over player unrest, Michael Maguire ‘losing the dressing room’ and star players were supposedly looking for a way out. Luke Keary’s stoush with Russell Crowe at his Coffs Harbour property brought this all to the head, and a 12th placed finish in 2016 has fans doubting the playing group. Add Robbie Farah into the mix and it’s a toxic cocktail. But word out of Redfern is that it’s been a very low key pre-season compared to last year’s, so maybe a bit of Harmony from Santa’s sack could see the team return to the finals next year.

Manly Sea Eagles – Cherry-Evans Firing

Since becoming the NRL’s ‘ten-million-dollar man’, Cherry-Evans hasn’t exactly been at the top of his game. His club has finished 9th and 13th over the last two years, and on a personal level, ‘DCE’ lost his spot in rep sides to Michael Morgan. The signing of Blake Green should aid Cherry-Evans, with a return to form for Daly likely to see Manly lift a great deal.

Parramatta Eels – Amnesia

It’s a bit of an odd present for Santa to give, but it’s one surely needed in Syndey’s west. A turbulent season saw Parramatta lose 12 competition points, lose star players Junior Paulo, Nathan Peats and Kieran Foran mid-season, while several off-field incidents saw five-eighth Corey Norman spend the final seven weeks of the season on the sidelines. A strong recruitment drive and a little bit of amnesia should the Eels finish a lot higher than 14th next year.

Sydney Roosters – Keary and Pearce to Fire

After three straight minor premierships, the Roosters had a big fall in 2016, finishing 15th. While controversy around former captain Mitchell Pearce affected the side, it was the constant chopping and changing of combinations that had a massive toll on the side this year. Going through seven different halves combinations, the lack of consistency in the picking of the side had a big effect on the club. But with the signing of Luke Keary to partner Mitchell Pearce, the boys from Bondi will be hopeful that these two can gel and lead the tricolours back to the big stage.

Newcastle Knights – Kalyn Ponga

Newcastle made a major advancement in the future of the club by securing the hottest young talent in the game, Kalyn Ponga, to join the club. Problem is, it’s for the 2018 season. Despite Ponga’s requests for a release from Townsville a year early, Cowboy’s coach Paul Green has firmly denied it, meaning Newcastle aren’t very likely to get their gift early this year. But hey, maybe Santa has a few spare wooden spoons in his sack?

Hopefully, you and your club get what you’d like from Santa this year, whether you’ve been naughty or nice. Merry Christmas!

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93 COMMENTS

  1. Some organisation you say? That isn’t even the main thing we want and it comes with the style of play changing which is what we really want because Des wasn’t giving the go ahead to let them be the leaders of the team and have them call the shots etc. That has all changed this season so he has granted us our Christmas wish. Whoever wrote this article, since it’s Christmas eve I forgive you for the blunder hahaha.

    • canterburybankstownbulldog4ver, there is only so much you can fit into a Christmas stocking! Wish lists need to be small. Mine is simple… that the Rabbitohs win the last game of the finals at the end of 2017! LOL

      Merry Christmas! 😉

      • Hey I’ll fit what I want! It is a small wish list though. All we’re asking for is a change in style of play which ol Des has granted, and with that comes the control from the halves. Josh Morris said last week that Des has been training them under a new structure and he is also giving Reynolds and Mbye much more control of the team come 2017 season. I still think Cleeland should play 5/8, Mbye halfback and Reynolds hooker. I reckon if Reynolds plays hooker and is in good enough form maybe he could be selected there for the Blues too but I don’t think Hasler will switch Josh there.

  2. DCE didn’t lose his spot to his form (which to be honest has been pretty good with what the pack has dished up for him and all the injuries and no 6), DCE lost his spot becuase he didn’t stay with Titans (you can’t deny that) plus Morgan plays more positions. He’s the 3rd best halfback QLD have and when he returns to his best form beside Green he will be back in the set up no doubt.

    Bulldogs, they just need a good organising halfback to go with Mbye so he can run, similar problem that DCE had this year.

    Broncos skipper should be McCoullough. He’s younger and is a part of their future. Sure boyds playing well but he’s probably only got 3 years left while A M could have up 8 years. If Boyd becomes captain it will be because Bennett loves him.

    • Someone is a angry manly fan. Face it DCE is half the player he used to be, his form is horrible and hasnt played well for ages. He got money hungry and thats what happened. Deserved it

      • Coming from a Titans supporter I really couldn’t care less as your hate for DCE blinds you. He left for manly when Titans were going through some problems plus calling him money hungry is stupid considering if you ask any other player what they would choose out of a lifetime deal worth 10 mil or a 4 year deal worth 4 mil they would have stayed for the job security and cash. His form may have dropped off also but I’d like to see any other half in the game keep good form with no 6, injuries and an under par forward pack.

        • holmsey4346

          “your hate for DCE blinds you”

          Not trying to choose sides on this one but if I were a Titans fan it would be hate but gratitude. They picked up Ash Taylor to replace him. I’d call that hitting the jackpot wouldn’t you? And all for a third of the $$’s of what DCE is on.

          Are we all good now holmsey4346? Don’t worry DCE will be up on form now he finally has a proper halves partner in Green. That is unless someone does something stupid and throws him into hooker! LOL Here fishy, fishy. Oh, I saw a silvertail flash in the water! I got me a Marlin! Gonna need a bigger boat! Hahahahahahahaha

        • And who now has Jarryd Hayne, Konrad Hurrel, Nathan Peats and Kevin Proctor since he left? DCE leaving was the best thing to happen to the titans. What good people have manly signed in that time? No one because hes taking up all of the salary cap.

          • We’ve signed plenty a player, Koroisau, Lussick, Fonua-Blake, Walker, Taupau have all been good buys so far an I have faith in some more signing for next year. And if DCE was taking up all the cap space why do we keep buying players? By the way Hayne is getting paid same as DCE or close. Hayne would not be below 1.2 million a year for you guys. And you do realise you’ve only got all those players due to being run by the NRL and all there TPAs.

          • i meant did u sign any good players not average ones. Dont go crying when dce becomes horrible and he cant leave due to his contract

          • Average? Walker (rep player and future long term rep player, premiership winner), Taupau (Current NZ international, was one of NZ best in 4 nations), Lussick (city origin rep), Koroisau (Fijian rep, premiership winner, played massive part in 2014 gf), AFB (was going to play for city until they realised he was NZ, future rep player). That’s not average. And how can you be so sure DCE is going to become horrible, played tough this year in an average team with injuries and still managed to collect good stats.

          • Hayne2roosters. The question wasn’t who is worth it as it is obvious Hayne is. He was saying DCE is taking too much up of the cap yet we still buy players and so do Titans. And when the contracts around DCE go up he will be one of the cheaper players. Soon halfbacks will be getting paid 2 mil a year, so could become an awesome deal but you never no.

          • Holmeys, DCE’s managed by the Orrs brothers these guys aren’t idiots (they masterminded the whole back-flip life time deal etc) guarantee they’ve got it written into his contract that his salary will go up a certain percentage with cap increases …..he might still be the first halfback to 2 million +

          • and Hayne contract is $800,000 off the cap and $400,000 TPA which was originally the DCE Titans deal, manly couldn’t could match the TPA so they’re paying that off their cap.

        • Personally I used to love DCE. But his form was a joke last year under par forward pack? Don’t think so more no direction in attack. Halfback is the most important position in the game, But i’ll agree you guys did need a consistant number 6.

          7. Cherry-Evans
          8. Lussick
          9. Korisou
          10. Lawrence
          11. Taupau
          12. Brown
          13. Trobevjic

          Thats not an under par pack^

    • That’s why I had been saying to put Cleeland alongside Mbye. Cleeland organizes and Mbye runs like a Milford type of role because of Mbye’s dynamic running game, vision, skill and speed. Reynolds can move to his rightful position at hooker and link with the halves do what Ennis did with the Sharks except no bloody niggling haha.

    • Amazing how holmsey can put a positive spin on everything manly. Was saying Parcell was the future Australian hooker until he left manly and now apparently he’s no good, said myles and brown would help manly back into the top 8 last season, thinks DCE wasn’t in worse form than Morgan last season and my personal favourite was when he said Lussick deserves and origin spot.

      • Positive is better than being negative which apparently is what you have a problem with. I’m positive in all parts of life including manly so what? Bias is shown by all supporters and its natural. I never rated Parcell as far as I’m concerned, why the hell was I bagging him in the leaving of Parcell topic? He had potential but I would never go as far to say he would future Australian hooker. Myles I was talking off field, helping with our younger forwards like Jake and AFB who he has helped give his experience and knowledge too. Sure Brown has been a bust but he did look a good buy but I was wrong and the same with the top 8 although if we had Lyon in the 6 all year and less injuries I don’t think my predictions would have been far off. Morgan was easily in better form in the last 2 seasons but the QLD way is they show loyalty to their squad and usually stick with them that’s what the coach does. And Lussick played well this year, really well. He led the pack with his agreession but was let down by other forwards like Brown and Myles. He’s a great young prop and why can’t he get an origin call up? Sure he’s behind more established props but he’s doing the right things to earn a call up. He played city origin too last year so he was for sure in Daleys thoughts.

      • Never knock a fan who is passionate about his team. Sure, every team has it’s good and bad times, being a Souths member I should know, but we need passion in this game. It’s tribal.

        I’m not saying I agree with everything holmsey is saying, but I give him top marks for standing by his team. That is a true supporter.

    • Good form ? How many times this year was DCE tackled on the fourth ,,, To many ,if your gettn tackled on the fourth you can’t use your “kicking game ” DCE this year couldn’t guide an 18’s side ,let’s get serious , I seen more variety from Parras halves and they had just pride to play for ,spare me please DCE wanted $$$$$ I want results

    • Mate believe it or not, most Titans fans are actually stoked he back flipped now….

      He didn’t lose his origin spot because of the back-flip, it was because he couldn’t gel with the rest of the Queensland spine…. something about the way he plays, you know running sideline to sideline thing he does.

      • Running sideline to sideline? DCE is no Benji or Johnson. DCE is a direct running half he runs straight hard that’s how he scores and sets up most of his tries. He attacks the middle. It was not becuase of his running game, which is probably the best running halfback in the game. He didn’t gel well with Thurston becuase JT and him are off the cuff players. Neither is an organisational half.

        • JT isn’t an organiser? OMG… geez you have no idea. Also DCE is a good runner but nowhere near the best. Good thing is he’s got talent we’ve all seen that but DCE is not a team player

          • Sure JT organises the team but not the way Cronk does. He thinks steps ahead while players like JT and DCE play what’s in front of them. Coote does a lot of the organising at Cowboys to don’t forget that, he plays the Cronk role and Cowboys. Plans out the sets while JT delivers as he always does. And DCE would easily be top 4 halfbacks in the game so why wouldn’t he be top 4 runner?

          • And calling DCE not a team player is silly. He had to run a whole side of his own this year with no help, as far as I’m concerned he’s our best team player. He has great combos with Turbos, Taupau, Koroisau. What do you define as a team player?

          • Well actually @holmsey to say he’s not a team player is harsh I think once snake leaves DCE will come into his own which there was clearly tension between the two. DCE as I’ve said has the potential and as much as I don’t like Manly I do feel for Cherry-Evans especially because he knows how good he is. It was only 2 years ago people were saying Cronk should stand down for Queensland and Australia to let DCE take over. So he’s got it there but I think as far playing ability goes Foran is better IMO

          • Yeah I’d describe snake as more of a non team player. He refuses to play with DCE but it’s the right thing for the team but he beleives he’s bigger than the team.

  3. Parra want another spoon for Chrissy prezzie, baaaaaaa ha ha aie phatty , were are you hiding aie ,,, keepn outa the sun ,,,,,,

    • You finished digging the pit yet for the lamb on the spit re? Using the hills hoist again to hang the lamb off? Opa!

      • Ello there little fella ,,,,,, stayn up for sanniklaus ,,,,oh look at what sanniklaus has brought the Phatty ,an entire “SPOONS series ” signed edition ,,,, all 13 of all with there own gold signature ,, look at this one Phatty it’s got your name on it ,, wow how cool is that !!!!!

  4. You heard it here first, the Dogs will win the premiership next year because the God among men Desmond Hasler has given our halves control of the team and changed the structure. Don’t worry about the Sharks, Storm, Raiders, Cowboys and the Broncos alright? 😉

    • cough cough… the Rabbitohs? Sounds great giving the halves control, just like Sterlo and Kenny. Great!
      So who ARE your halves again? 😉

      • Mate don’t worry about Souths alright? Big nose Farah will do something to Madge to get him the arse and screw the team ;). Our halves are Josh Reynolds and Moses Mbye buuuuut my gut tells me that Cleeland could be in for a shot ;). Just wait for 2017, we will FINALLY get to see our side play to their potential.

        • canterburybankstownbulldog4ver

          “Farah will do something to Madge to get him the arse and screw the team”

          Sounds like NASTY business! More like a scene from a Turkish sauna than a locker room! That will be an “R” rated DVD by the sounds of it so I won’t be seeing THAT one! poor Madge… I hope he has his “assets” covered! 🙁

          • Bulldogs forward pack is looking abit average on the bench atleast tho @CBB4Ever whose on the bench?
            8 Tolman
            9 Lichaa
            10 Graham
            11 Eastwood
            12 Jackson
            13 Klemmar

            14 Kasiano
            15?
            16?
            17? Elliot? Martin? Llyod Perrett still a Bulldog?

          • Bloody hell I worded that wrong haha. Madge should make sure that he lets Farah know whose boss otherwise you know what happens next.

          • Our bench will be Kasiano, Faitala-Mariner, Tualau and Martin. Perrett has gone to Manly. Our bench like this looks strong. Kasiano and Tualau are the big props and Faitala-Mariner and Martin are the hard running and skilled second rowers.

          • You put your team list right over the top of my punch line H2R!! LOL 😉

            When I think of the Bulldogs and forwards packs average or soft are not 2 words that come to mind. Kasiano takes up half the bench anyway! LOL “Average off the bench” not sure of the options, too involved with Christmas ATM to look into it. canterburybankstownbulldog4ver will be able to cover this one better than me.

            Almost Christmas lunch, yummy yummy! How’s the ovelías going st47? I love my arní (arnáki). The garídes bármpekiou (BBQ prawns) are almost done son! Playing Nana or Demis Christmas carols yet? LOL

          • “Llyod Perrett still a Bulldog?”

            This much I know… he is a Sea Eagle now mate. He should have more of a chance of cracking a first grade spot now… less competition. Here fishy, fishy? 😉

          • Yeah Taulau came from the Storm. I saw a video package of him and he looks good. He is a big body and he’s hard to bring down.

  5. Panthers14 must have written this article, it mentions Souths and toxic together 😲 Just messing SSTID.

    Have a good Christmas everyone and will see you all here on Boxing Day.

    P.S – How did you get that Jackson Hastings story up to 220+ comments?

    • trollz878

      Trust me mate, I’m over that. Have already detoxified from those comments and moved on. I’m on board with the Rabbitohs wish list gift of Harmony! Still enjoying the ZT armistice while it lasts. st47 has already warned me he is oiling his Wabbit gun for next season when the shooting begins again!

      “How did you get that Jackson Hastings story up to 220+ comments”

      I made half and my mate “Baileys” made the other half… I think a few others contributed to be fair. 😉
      Did you catch the Christmas movie on that forum? “Home Alone” ZT edition. Classic!

      • I caught the Home Alone ZT edition. Joe Pesci did wonders as Harry. My favorite quote from him in Home Alone. “You bomb me with one more can, kid, and I’ll snap off your cajones and boil them in motor oil!”

      • Yeah SSTID_1970 scored about 184 of those comments and scored the highest score of all time on ZT. Phatty went hard early also but lost his wicket due to some terrific bowling from Batman.

        • To be fair to the Phat he was facing 4 bowlers at the same time! Just like you wipped off penso’s bails before a ball was even bowled. 😉

          Btw, I know I may have passed out at one stage but I didn’t make half of the 184 and correcting errors shouldn’t count. More than half the remaining was answering people posting directly to me… any of this working? Hahahahahahaha

        • @holmsey4346

          Had to check to be sure… (and no I didn’t count each one, used CTRL-F search)

          66 = SSTID_1970 (minus spelling/grammar corrections to be fair, no one else bothers & I was TUI)
          40 = silvertail47
          36 = thebatman
          25 = penso
          24 = holmsey4346
          21 = ManWar78

          The “Mad Hatters” declared for 212!

  6. I know you shouldn’t re-gift, and normally I wouldn’t, but if Santa delivers Parra’s gift, as per the article, well, Merry Xmas st47.

    In the meantime, this ones on me, 13SPOONS,,,,,,,,,

    • eelsalmighty, il take those spoons and build me a ark ,for the lord is coming and now that I’ve got a “bigger boat” there’s no room for parramatta ,as a matter of fact the entire suburb shall sink into the sea and I will be in my ark with lotsa chics from the Northern Beaches ,, drinking funky Cold Madena !!!!!!

  7. Just wondering but has anyone heard that Ben Hunt has signed a 2 year deal with Newcastle? I think it’s BS but I just heard about it.

    • Wow I’d be very very surprised. I’d be putting money on him leaving for Parra though, best mates with Norman. Yeah I think it’s bs, they’ve got 2 young halves capable of great stuff for the Knights along with Hodko.

    • We are broke bud. Not a Zach…
      I don’t think we can afford a decent half and we have publicly stated we are not buying leftovers. Sandown played really well last year and I think he wouldn’t be a bad pickup as he plays off the cuff. We could buy him and call it depth…..

      Merry xmass to all on ZT.
      RIP to my old father in law who passed two days back… supporter of no team but a lover of rugby league

      • Mmmm ,you know this will strengthen STG ,so you can’t buy a half !!! ya know there’s quite a nursery up the coast ,besides what you need is a coach and a couple old tradies and your ok ,the recipe is simple ,it’s the end of year stuff that causes headaches , I reakon where in bigger trouble at Manly ,we have all the ingredients but no one out Brookie way can toss a salad , we play like vegetables,, and they don’t belong in a salad ,,,,,,

        • Sorry pedro, did you ever get a chance to meet the bloke ? Not being rude but it’s a very lavish part of the world ,,,,

          • Meet who mate…
            I was really close to my father in law.
            He was ozy oka, pie and deadhorse type of guy.
            Agre with the lack of mix in the salad for both clubs mate. We are screwed.

    • I reckon you guys either need to make play for Tyrone Roberts or Zach Dockar-Clay from the Panthers his a halfback/ hooker played junior kiwis a couple of years ago, he won’t get a crack in the halves anytime soon so you might be able to pick him up cheap.

  8. Hey pedro, are you enjoying your “desert Christmas” (Dubai, 50 degrees plus!) Merry Christmas mate!

    Sorry to hear about your father-in-law. Someone close to our family lost their grand mother a day or so ago, and then there is Chad Robinson’s family… tough Christmas for some. Stay safe through the New Year and see you in 2017!

  9. JACK BLYTH, you are a real idiot if you think that Souths are in disharmony.

    Get off your behind and go down to Redfern and see for yourself!
    EVERY SINGLE PLAYER is extremely happy.
    EVERY SINGLE PLAYER is gearing up for the new season with PASSION.
    EVERY SINGLE PLAYER is revelling under the new coaching staff.
    Shane Richardson and Maguire have already kicked out the last of the ROT!

    • 3hats, EVERY SINGLE PLAYER is saying put down the bottle, lighten up and enjoy what’s left of Christmas and New Year. You don’t want everyone to start calling you 3shots now do you?

      Let Souths do their talking on the field next season and watch the journos change their tune.

      Happy holidays 3hats… Go the Bunnies 🐰

    • 3hats, one more thing to think about, that “ROT!” was there to help Souths win their last premiership 2 years ago and Matt King will be missed by all Souths fans but especially by the boys in the team. Not happy to see him going to the Roosters but he is a top bloke! He scored the winning try in the 9’s GF a couple of years back 3hats. Not a bad effort for an old bloke.

        • 3hats

          NO idea about what? The “ROT”? King, Collins, McCarthy Junior were all there when Souths won the 2014 premiership. Kingy was loved by all the players and coaching staff from all accounts I have heard. Are you saying King is NOT a top bloke? Was there another man under that “wig” that the public didn’t get to see?

          If you are instead referring to the harmony in the team? You’re right I’m not in amongst the playing group, IF you are then good luck to you, if not then how would you know? In any case I hardly imagine that even if Madge had an anonymous profile on ZT that he would blow up or even bother to address such accusations on a public forum. It would be pointless. We are in the same tribal camp and we BOTH go over board for different reasons, but at the end of the day there are no games being played and it IS Christmas, New Year so kick back and relax mate. Happy holidays 3hats and try to relax! Now breathe… 😉

  10. hayne2roosters(nowSanFran)

    “@SSTID I have replied to your comments on the south Sydney season review…”

    And my reply is under yours. Cheers…

  11. Who are the 2 beady eyed santas? Id say segeyaro will be at the Sharks, so their real xmas wish will be to go back to back in 2017.

  12. cookeem

    “Who are the 2 beady eyed santas?”

    My guess is they are two of the guys from Zero Tackle. Am I right zero tackle?

    Did you have a good Christmas mate? Starting watching the Boxing Day test but it was putting me to sleep. Now I’m at a park chillin’ with the kids.

    Re your wish for a premiership in 2017, don’t we all. 😉

    If Souths can’t win the premiership in 2017 I would just as soon see the Sharks go back to back as any other result. Perhaps the Eels winning would provide the best entertainment value though. There would be quite a few angry seagulls I’m sure! LOL

    • Baaaaah ha ha Souths ain’t winning ,Titans will pick up first Prem in 17 , now it resolution time ,from 2017 I shall not (hand is on buttock)
      Criticise Twent I will be reasonable,amicable,friendly,supportive,
      Not refer to his awesomeness as a player , and I will no longer pee in his fountain,
      Problem for him is there’s still 5 days to go !!
      Twent your garbage !!!!

      • Hahahahahaha You are always good for a laugh mate. Any dolmades left, (the cabbage and rice/mince rolls, not the vine leaves 🍃) they are my favourite with a touch of lemon 🍋 and Greek potatoes (plenty of oil and a touch of lemon zest!) Hmmmm! I bet the lamb is all gone by now and the ouzo as well.

        “Titans will pick up first Prem in 17”

        That would be fine by me too and quite possible as well (though probably a year or two away at this stage). It would be a big win for the game after 3 straight “fairy tale results”. I said some time back the next two big fairy tales are the Titans and the Warriors, so let’s see.

        As for New Years resolutions, I made one a while back that I am sticking too… To never make promises I couldn’t keep! Hahahahaha

    • Howdy sstid, ah ok, I thought it may have been players from some club playing dress-ups. Quiet xmas here bud & kept low profile, same for today. (No drinks either, think something is wrong with me) Sounds like you had a good one though, good on ya. Guess I better grab a beer & turn the idiot box on for first time today & see what idiocy the news has to offer,

      • cookeem

        “I thought it may have been players from some club playing dress-ups.”

        I’m only guessing so who knows but they look a little too young and a bit on the small side to be first grade footballers.

        “think something is wrong with me”

        I hope you don’t mean literally? If you are having a quiet one ATM then stick around here, it seems at least st47 and I are still around. You can join our parties in absentia 😉

        We have a family birthday tomorrow so a lot going on here right up to New Year!

        About the news I wouldn’t bother too much, too depressing. Find a good movie instead would be my tip or if you want to get in a really good mood you can always watch a replay of your Sharkies and the 2016 GF! I just deleted my recording today but had a quick look at Fifita’s last try. What an effort! It takes a whole team to win a premiership and it takes more than one game, but that aside… he won you guys a premiership with one single effort! He should never have to buy another drink again if there is a Sharks supporter nearby. Cheers mate and all the best, try to enjoy the quiet before the New Year kicks in.

        • I think Will Chambers owes all the Storm fans a drink. Our swap deal still stands Cronulla, Chambers for Bird, it’s obvious Chambers wants to play for Cronulla.

          • “Chambers for Bird”

            Hahahahahahaha… Oh, you were serious? Nice try trollz878. Chambers is a good player but Bird is a couple of classes above IMO. I kind of think that the Sharks realise that. 😉

            As for Chambers owing the Storm fans a drink… I think poor old Neville Glover had to go into hiding after his clanger in the 1976 Grand Final which cost the Eels their first premiership!

            3:40 – 3:57 – clanger!
            5:43 – 5:59

            https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=-J5cGb8RM70

            Sorry Eels fans! I was a young Souths supporter right behind the Eels that day and MY head dropped after that error, I can only imagine you guys who were watching at the time!

  13. He also lost his spot because he had a terrible history in playing origin. He was rated one of the lowest players in the last games he played if not the lowest.

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