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Re: RD 13 | Catalan Dragons (H) Fri Oct 02, 2020 9:35 pm  

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The Ghost of '99 wrote:
There's some serious re-writing of history going on here.
The players who became part of the Golden Generation were doubted all the time they were kids, with constant demands to get the chequebook out.
And the idea that when Dunemann signed it wasn't greeted with derision on here/Rivals/wherever we were then. Well, as Jeff would have said BWAHAHAHAHA.


Seconded.

A lot of people thought Connolly was too old when he was signed, but were proven wrong (we still didn't win owt with him).

Dunemann was seen as potential backward step even if he had done well at Halifax - don't forget Iestyn Harris was still a not too distant memory as a superstar half-back and we'd already had one failed replacement attempt in Ben Walker.

Adamson was heralded as a good signing and was popular in his first season or so, until being exposed by the southstander intelligentsia as a bit of a cheerleader in 2004. Did he really need to play with the titanium plate in his cheek in the 2003 CC semi? A bit like Senior in the 2005 CC (a moment which arguably ruined our potentially greatest year that never was, but I digress), sometimes ego seemed to get the better of some of these players.

McDonald and Feather were project signings - the Kirke and Achurch of the day. We all hoped they would make it but it wasn't to be. Well, at least Kirke picked up a few GF rings :-)

Plenty of the younger players received tons of stick before they made it - not least JJB and Calderwood.
Re: RD 13 | Catalan Dragons (H) Sat Oct 03, 2020 2:57 am  

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The Ghost of '99 wrote:
There's some serious re-writing of history going on here.
The players who became part of the Golden Generation were doubted all the time they were kids, with constant demands to get the chequebook out.
And the idea that when Dunemann signed it wasn't greeted with derision on here/Rivals/wherever we were then. Well, as Jeff would have said BWAHAHAHAHA.

Absolute rubbish , there was plenty of support & encouragement for them when they broke through.
There was also more fans getting into the ground early to watch the Acadamy games in the curtain raisers just to see who next prospects could be.
In fact there was more ?'s asked when they were left out ala Mags in the 03 CC Final.
As for the Dunneman signing i never heard any derision in the SS when he arrived Senior & Poching got more stick in early into their Rhinos careers.
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Re: RD 13 | Catalan Dragons (H) Sat Oct 03, 2020 4:37 am  
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Mark the golden generation was doubted when they was in.their prime never mind when they was 17 year old.

The abuse Chev Walker got from fans when he was a kid making his way into the 1st team drove him to tears and made him want to quit the sport.
Re: RD 13 | Catalan Dragons (H) Sat Oct 03, 2020 8:13 am  

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Marty Grrrrrrrrrr! wrote:
Exactly


Give over Marty, he is talking nonsense as usual, and the only one trying to rewrite history.
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Re: RD 13 | Catalan Dragons (H) Sat Oct 03, 2020 8:33 am  
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Give over Marty, he is talking nonsense as usual, and the only one trying to rewrite history.


Nah hes spot on. Ur memory must be fading kid.
Re: RD 13 | Catalan Dragons (H) Sat Oct 03, 2020 8:46 am  

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Marty Grrrrrrrrrr! wrote:
Mark the golden generation was doubted when they was in.their prime never mind when they was 17 year old.

The abuse Chev Walker got from fans when he was a kid making his way into the 1st team drove him to tears and made him want to quit the sport.

Never heard anything like that at all i remember Calderwood getting stick for celebrating before he scored (Salford away,?) & dropping the ball then again for asking to get the same contract as Sinfield & Mags which ended in his departure.
The rest never saw or even heard half of it & i only gave my ST up in 2015 due me & r lass starting new shifts.
This mantra that fans moan or question the Club no matter who signs or who is selected is way OTT & exaggerated imo.
Its a fair criticism when we sign garbage like Evans etc & we have youth Internstionals getting over looked.
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Re: RD 13 | Catalan Dragons (H) Sat Oct 03, 2020 8:49 am  

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Marty Grrrrrrrrrr! wrote:
Nah hes spot on. Ur memory must be fading kid.


I am comfortable I am spot on. Nobody moaned at those particular signings. Simple as.
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Re: RD 13 | Catalan Dragons (H) Sat Oct 03, 2020 10:13 am  

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I'm sure the weather conditions will see Agar put out a side carrying a bigger bench and I think that's going to make things interesting today.
Re: RD 13 | Catalan Dragons (H) Sat Oct 03, 2020 10:49 am  
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I am comfortable I am spot on. Nobody moaned at those particular signings. Simple as.


Nobody moaned at Connolly signing??? U r kidding right? Oh and by the way what a good signing it turned out to be.
Re: RD 13 | Catalan Dragons (H) Sat Oct 03, 2020 10:54 am  

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I remember being at the game they paraded Connolly at half time, lots of talk nd moaning of us signing a passed it player when we have great youngsters. But Gotcha knows best, he sad simple as, so that must mean he’s correct.
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