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Rosie…
The ONLY stat that I am interested in is…

21 to 4… Ring any bells?

The mother of all feuds: Balmain, Souths and the 1909 premiership farce

We are talking about Rugby League History, not for just one week or one month or one year!

How did the Eels fare in popularity from 2010 to 2018 including the 3-years they had the wooden spoon?

Not Good!

I am not interested in what a Parra fan like Roy Morgan has to say, I am not interested in clicking on a link that fudge figures to suit their agendas.

How are these figures collated?
What about all those people over 55 and 60 who are fans but don’t show it using Apps on a smartphone?

What about fans who don’t have Fox/Kayo, how is their popularity calculated?

The Broncos have an entire City to vote for them.
Parramatta have plenty of Polynesians who support League in the last 10-years!

Figures can be fudged to suit your agendas.

I just bet Parras popularity just took a massive nosedive after being beaten by a no-hoper like the Tigers.

The mother of all feuds: Balmain, Souths and the 1909 premiership farce

The Rabbitohs have been playing 2 halves on the same side for years, The Rabbitohs did it way back in 2014 under madge and have continued with it ever since.
way before Cleary or Luai were even heard of.

Not always on every play but enough to make a difference in regards to scoring tries.

The Numbers Game: Lachlan Ilias on how halfbacks actually play heads-up footy

I take plenty of pleasure in telling you all…

I told you so!

I was one of the possible few posters on here who in the pre-season had total confidence in Lachlan Ilias.
Whilst everyone was criticising the Rabbitohs for letting Reynolds go I was telling anyone who cared to listen that locky was going to be a real beaut and that he had a tremendous future at the club.

The Numbers Game: Lachlan Ilias on how halfbacks actually play heads-up footy

Why all this religious shit?

The easy fix NRL refuses to make to protect refs from accusations of bias

The members on the NSWRL board at that time included ONLY one Souths member, his name was George Ball who actually abstained from voting.

The Rabbitohs have always been inclusive and never exclusive during their history.

The mother of all feuds: Balmain, Souths and the 1909 premiership farce

Wow, Tim Buck 3, which club do you support to make this conversation viable, which club are you biased towards, the Roosters, the Tigers?

I don’t have time to correct everyone on past history but I will give it a go.

First of all the “Residential Rule” was flaunted as you didn’t have to be BORN and BRED in your area in order to play for that club.
Plenty of clubs were signing players and putting down their address as an Uncles house or a team manager’s house.

Christ… I did it myself.

How many players from the bush were brought down from country areas? Plenty were.
I could start naming some players but I would be sitting here and writing for months.

The bottom line is…

The Roosters have always had a large enough Junior District despite what happened in the 30s but what so many so-called experts, Journos, Commentators and Members and Fans of clubs just don’t get is in their territory Rugby Union is the Number 1 game.

There are plenty of families that reside in the Old Eastern Suburbs catchment area.
Go and watch sports in that area on a Saturday morning, you will find the playing fields are full of the 15 man a side game!
These are the facts of the matter.

Even in 2019, there were hardly any Roosters shops done up with banners or houses showing their support for the tri-colours on Grand Final day, hardly any at all.

My business is driving, I drive all over Sydney and I see plenty!

Col Pearce was a Newtown Referee and used to hate Souths as many refs at that time did… It stems from jealousy I would think.
Keith Page was a St George Referee that also hated Souths.

You shouldn’t say that due to any team being successful with multiple premierships that it is the ref who won them 5 out of 7 premierships in the 50s or 4 out of 5 premierships in the 60s/70s.

If that is the theory then the Dragons definitely had the refs on their side when they won 11 in a row.

Darcy Lawler must have been a real cheat as he oversaw St George Grand Final victories in 7 Grand Finals, 1956 to 1961.
Also the highly controversial GF in 1963 where that famous photo was produced.
To this day Arthur Summons has vowed the ref cheated Wests.
It is strange that Darcey Lawler was retired after that GF.

Jack Bradley in 1962,
Col Pearce in 1964, 65, 66

Col Pearce didn’t favour the Rabbitohs, I doubt he favoured any club.

Balmain’s controversial Grand Final win over Souths was refereed by the Rabbitohs hater, St Georges Keith page.

The mother of all feuds: Balmain, Souths and the 1909 premiership farce

The next thing will be you BullFLOG fans will be blaming the Ref and the Rabbitohs for Braidon Burns doing his Hammy for the 7th time.

Then you will blame the head knock to Chris Patolo and the cut to Josh Jackson on the Rabbitohs ball carrier.
Why didn’t Jackson go off for an HIA? He should have!

If I was the BullFLOGS, I would be more concerned with their lack of discipline and those 38 missed tackles, 15 errors and the pathetic passing skills of their players.

Before blaming the referee.

Souths get cooking as Damien dismantles dispirited Dogs with blistering hat-trick

RLFan… You seem to have no idea about the game.

That was the game James Graham cowardly and illegally took out Adam Reynolds attempting to level up the game with a Field Goal.

By the way… attacking the legs of a kicker is illegal in League!
Adam Reynolds did his knee and was out for 8-weeks due to that incident.

Reynolds being out for so long derailed the Rabbitohs’ title defence as the Rabbitohs went from 4 wins out of 5 to start the season to losing the next 3 games and 2 more whilst he was out!

CORRECT DECISION
By the way, there were 2 Refs that night, yes Sutton and also Gavin Morris.

By the way, the Bunker decided to award the penalty and it was correct, not dubious so I suggest you try to learn the Laws of the Game.

It was BullFLOGS fans throwing water bottles.
Get over it

Souths get cooking as Damien dismantles dispirited Dogs with blistering hat-trick

RLFan… You seem to have no idea about the game.

That was the game James Graham cowardly and illegally took out Adam Reynolds attempting to level up the game with a Field Goal.

By the way… attacking the legs of a kicker is illegal in League!
Adam Reynolds did his knee and was out for 8-weeks due to that incident.

Reynolds being out for so long derailed the Rabbitohs’ title defence as the Rabbitohs went from 4 wins out of 5 to start the season to losing the next 3 games and 2 more whilst he was out!

CORRECT DECISION
By the way, there were 2 Refs that night, yes Sutton and also Gavin Morris.

By the way, the Bunker decided to award the penalty and it was correct, not dubious so I suggest you try to learn the Laws of the Game.

Souths get cooking as Damien dismantles dispirited Dogs with blistering hat-trick

All I can say about the play-the-ball speed is that in the stats of most games the Rabbitohs have played, they seem to be slower at playing the ball, this does equate to the Rabbitohs not holding down as long as their opposition on average.

I was at the game and I have Sports Ears to listen to the ref.
What I have noticed is the Rabbitohs are far more disciplined than most teams in the comp, when the ref says release they genuinely do so.

Sure there are times they do hold a tad longer but every team does it.

The lower team, the more they have to cheat to win.
This has been happening for a hundred years.

Souths get cooking as Damien dismantles dispirited Dogs with blistering hat-trick

You all do know that you don’t have to spend all of your Cap.
You may save 5% of your Cap to be spent the following season.

I do think that the Rabbitohs are keeping their powder dry to sign another big named middle as Mark Nicholls ($150k) is joining the Dolphins in 2023.

Talk of Thomas Burgess ($700k) also moving on in 2023 would free up plenty of cap space to do just that!

'Salary cap masterclass': Souths' brave Reynolds call is being vindicated

Lachlan Ilias is way better than Reynolds was at the same time in their development…

Reynolds didn’t even start running the ball consistently until about 2016.
Lachlan Ilias is running the ball already, he has only played 7 games thus far.
Ilias has a good long kicking game so he needs to develop his short kicking game.

Dane Gagai seems irreplaceable and many of us think so, myself included but enter… Isaiah Tass

Tass made his debut against the Dragons off the bench and came on at Gagai’s, Left-Centre position and did really well. He scored a try on debut and ran the ball and defended well for his first 17 minutes of first grade.

Jaydn SuA was on our Right edge in 2020-21…
Keaon Koloamatangi is a far better player than SuA.
There isn’t one Souths Member shedding any tears that SuA has departed.

Blake Taaffe is the youngster who replaced Benji Marshall as our Utility, Taaffe can also play halfback and/or five-eighth

Players who have joined the Rabbitohs Roster and who they replaced!

Lachlan Ilias (Upgraded) for A Reynolds ($1M)
Isaiah Tass (Broncos) for D Gagai ($650k)
Blake Taaffe (Upgraded) for B Marshall ($150k)
Siliva Havili (Raiders) for J SuA ($250k)
Davvy Moale (Upgraded) for P Mago ($200k)
Michael Chee-Kam (Tigers) for B Gardner (Min)
Peter Mamouzelos (Upgraded) for J Cook (Min)
Richard Kennar (Broncos) for B Burns (180k)
Terrell Kalo Kalo (Upgraded) for S Marsters (Min)
Zane Bijorac (Upgraded) for T Moga ($200k)
* The Rabbitohs still have a roster spot open.
A Player is still needed for T Dargan ($200k)

In my opinion, the Rabbitohs need another Forward as Jed Cartwright always seems to be injured

NOTE: Players (Upgraded) into our squad are from our lower grades, Juniors mostly so they would be on the bare minimum wage.
I expect Ilias and Taaffe to be on more. $300k and $200k respectively as a guess.

Players brought in, Havili, Tass, Kennar, Chee-Kam who were unwanted by their respective clubs wouldn’t be on much either.

When looking at this list above, the Rabbitohs have saved PLENTY in regards to our Salary Cap

'Salary cap masterclass': Souths' brave Reynolds call is being vindicated

It is so early in the year to be saying that a certain club has no chance of winning the Premiership or not even making the Top 4.
The Rabbitohs are now 3 and 3 with a positive differential of 22.
There is plenty of time left in the season.
The Rabbitohs have the Tigers, Sea Eagles, Broncos, Warriors, Raiders, Tigers again, BYE, Titans, Dragons again …
After 14 games, we will be 11 wins and 3 losses and right up the pointy end of the competition as per usual.
You can count on it!
Premierships are not won in April or May.
The Eels and the Dragons have been May Premiers so many times it is laughable.

'Salary cap masterclass': Souths' brave Reynolds call is being vindicated

Blah Blah blah… 21 to 3, mean anything?

The Rabbitohs never need the refs’ help to win games!

Atkins and Klein are your best contributions week in and week out.

'Salary cap masterclass': Souths' brave Reynolds call is being vindicated

The Rabbitohs haven’t been that bad as bad handling gifted all 3 teams wins against us.
The Rabbitohs lost to the Broncos by an Intercept.
The Rabbitohs lost to the Storm by a point in Golden Point.
The Rabbitohs were robbed of a fair try against the Panthers whilst the Panthers were gifted 2 trys by the Panther Official in the bunker refusing to rule fairly.
That would have been 12 all.
The first one was Kikau tripping Graham whilst trying to cover defend.
The last one was Kikau again by taking out Ilias on the OUTSIDE shoulder, none of these the Panther Atkins refused to look at.
That was the 8 point try play!
The Rabbitohs just smashed the $cum, plain and simple!
As the Knights did also.

'Salary cap masterclass': Souths' brave Reynolds call is being vindicated

Rosie, that is debatable as Parra fans fall off the bandwagon very easily.
They technically have more season ticketed numbers in 2022 but many of them are only 3-Game passes, not full memberships.

Membership Numbers change every year.
The actual number of fans who stay at home and watch on TV, The Rabbitohs pull the best ratings in Sydney.

In my family, the Rabbitohs are 2 members down due to deaths in the family.
That does happen as there are plenty of ageing Members at the Grand old Club but they are still fans.

The Rabbitohs have way more fans in the bush and around the world as our fans do travel the world.

I have never ever heard of the random Eels fan, have you?

With Corporate support and dollars, the Rabbitohs are way ahead.

The mother of all feuds: Balmain, Souths and the 1909 premiership farce

The Rabbitohs have actually won 10 Premierships after World War 2.
1950, 1551, 1953, 1954, 1955, 1967, 1968, 1970, 1971 and 2014.
The Roosters have only won 6 Premierships after World War 2.
1974, 1975, 2002, 2013, 2018, 2019
The Roosters have become extremely cashed up with Politis cash and boardroom influence that the Rabbitohs never had.
With the amount of financial clout the Roosters have had since City Ford Sponsorship in 1974, they should have won 10 extra competitions.

The mother of all feuds: Balmain, Souths and the 1909 premiership farce

Some really good points Barry…

Last season, back-ended deals, Reynolds was on a Million and Gagai on $650k and SuA was on about $250k. It was common knowledge at Redfern that SuA wanted a substantial upgrade $500k was bandied.

Plus 8 other players let go or retired.
Benji, Burns, Mago, Moga, plus players on small contracts Steven Marsters, Troy Dargan, Brock Gardner, Josh Cook.

This Cash saved will upgrade plenty of our current squad.

The Rabbitohs have blooded plenty of good youngsters from 2018.

Many players back then on small contracts are starting to be rewarded for their efforts.

The truth of the matter is the Storm were sniffing around Taaffe, he very nearly left us.
Plus there were several offers for Ilias, yes, I did speak to Braith Anasta about that.
Both were on Development Deals and both required upgrading but not sure how much.

Braith told me that he said to South’s, either upgrade Locky to a Top 30 contract or he will be gone at the end of the week.

Mitchell, Koloamatangi, Graham, Paulo and Moale were all upgraded plus quite a few of our better kids.

Mamouzelos, KaloKalo, Tass, Bijorac are all close to if not on the Minimum.

I am sure I missed some.

Kennar, Chee Kam and Hawkins are all Stop-Gap players playing for contracts for 2023.
Cartwright is injury prone, Mansour getting too old and slow. He will retire soon, I think!

'Salary cap masterclass': Souths' brave Reynolds call is being vindicated

You are the one with a lack of English language skills.
Perhaps you should look up the meaning of the word.

Latrell continues to be hung out to dry by South Sydney

You are such a cad.

Latrell continues to be hung out to dry by South Sydney

I just bet LM shows up your pathetic nobody at Fullback this Saturday.

Latrell continues to be hung out to dry by South Sydney

This is an extremely Poor Post.

How have the Rabbitohs left Mitchell “Out to Dry”?

I will tell you all this, Blake Taaffe is way too small for fullback and Alex Johnston is a far better winger/finisher, so who the hell are you going to put at the back?

Mitchell is a far better Fullback than the majority of other fullbacks at other clubs.

I am sure there are plenty of fans who would want LM in their team.

The real issue is many faceless typers on this website and on many others have short bloody memories.

Last season before his suspension Mitchell was the talk of the town setting up and scoring tries at will.
Just get over what happened last season.

I think in defence he is going in a tad slower so as to not have a repeat of last season.

That is all…

Latrell continues to be hung out to dry by South Sydney

Brian Westlake, I call them Wests when they win and Balmain when they lose.

Maguire bemoans 'cruel game' as Brimson strikes in final seconds to avert first tryless game of NRL era

How did your Rorts go last week? lol

Panthers could be one of the greatest sides of the modern era, but they’re not celebrating anything right now

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