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Re: World Club Challenge

Postby TC » Fri Oct 13, 2017 5:49 pm

Storm Spirit wrote:*lima lima lima duck* the world cup challenge...we survive to win NRL Grand Finals.....that is ALL that matters.

The sooner every player at Melbourne Storm realises that is ALL the membership base cares about...the better

I'd argue that. For a lot of us the Shield is actually more important than the Trophy.

The JJ Guiltinan Shield is for the team that was most consistent across 26 rounds - win that and you are the best team all year.
The Provan Summons trophy is for the best team on the day, sure it's nice and I party as hard as anyone when we win one - but as we have seen, if you have a bad day (2008), or things don't quite go right on the day (2016) you can fall short. Then there's games that you are just reffed out of (Paul Simpkins you cockwomble)!
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Re: World Club Challenge

Postby Storm Spirit » Mon Oct 16, 2017 5:10 pm

TC wrote:
Storm Spirit wrote:*lima lima lima duck* the world cup challenge...we survive to win NRL Grand Finals.....that is ALL that matters.

The sooner every player at Melbourne Storm realises that is ALL the membership base cares about...the better

I'd argue that. For a lot of us the Shield is actually more important than the Trophy.

The JJ Guiltinan Shield is for the team that was most consistent across 26 rounds - win that and you are the best team all year.
The Provan Summons trophy is for the best team on the day, sure it's nice and I party as hard as anyone when we win one - but as we have seen, if you have a bad day (2008), or things don't quite go right on the day (2016) you can fall short. Then there's games that you are just reffed out of (Paul Simpkins you cockwomble)!


Fully understand the logic behind holding up the 26 round JJ Giltinan shield as the pinnacle...

maybe I should have said winning the GF was important many...myself included.

Under the current system, unless Storm make and win the GF they aren't recognized officially by the NRL as having achieved much...all the fanfare is for the GF.

Don't get me wrong...i actually agree with you TC...winning the comp over 26 rounds and being crowned champions is a much better reflection of the strength of a team
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Re: World Club Challenge

Postby TC » Mon Oct 16, 2017 5:26 pm

Storm Spirit wrote:
TC wrote:
Storm Spirit wrote:*lima lima lima duck* the world cup challenge...we survive to win NRL Grand Finals.....that is ALL that matters.

The sooner every player at Melbourne Storm realises that is ALL the membership base cares about...the better

I'd argue that. For a lot of us the Shield is actually more important than the Trophy.

The JJ Guiltinan Shield is for the team that was most consistent across 26 rounds - win that and you are the best team all year.
The Provan Summons trophy is for the best team on the day, sure it's nice and I party as hard as anyone when we win one - but as we have seen, if you have a bad day (2008), or things don't quite go right on the day (2016) you can fall short. Then there's games that you are just reffed out of (Paul Simpkins you cockwomble)!


Fully understand the logic behind holding up the 26 round JJ Giltinan shield as the pinnacle...

maybe I should have said winning the GF was important many...myself included.

Under the current system, unless Storm make and win the GF they aren't recognized officially by the NRL as having achieved much...all the fanfare is for the GF.

Don't get me wrong...i actually agree with you TC...winning the comp over 26 rounds and being crowned champions is a much better reflection of the strength of a team


That's cool, and don't think I don't think winning Premierships is important - I certainly do. I proudly keep and wear my collection of Premiership T-shirts (including 2007 and 2009) ;D
I agree that the media (in particular) and lots of fans think a season is a failure unless you win on the last day of the year. And I know that when I played footy I didn't count a season as a real success unless we won the grand final. (I didn't have many "successful" seasons :( )
It wasn't until I played in touch comps with no finals but promotion/relegation that I really started to see the value in being best over a season, not just good enough and then best on one day.
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