All right, it’s time to get excited about the footy. The NRL season kicks off this month, and things are looking good for the Rabbitohs.
REDFERN: It was a tight contest this year, and our mighty Red and Green team did us proud.
The SSH gets to know the real Michael Maguire, who led the Souths to victory in 2014
For the first few weeks of the competition it looked like Souths had started the way they had finished in 2014 and were perhaps even a little better than they were in 2014. With new recruit Glenn Stewart’s ball playing skills giving a new dimension on the right edge, and Adam Reynolds’ kicking and running game reaching a new level, a lot of the early talk was about the very elusive holy grail of back-to-back premierships.
What do you do after you win a premiership? Change the captain of course. Then get a new CEO. And begin the season by winning every trophy in sight.
Top four finishes two years in a row would appear to be a good result but failing to make the great leap forward to a grand final has…
It’s grand final qualifier Friday night and Souths’ season has ended with a big thud against the old enemy Manly. It’s a disappointing finish to a season that promised so much. For the many faithful at ANZ Stadium it’s a painful end, and after politely applauding a dejected team they make their way up the aisles towards the exits.
The Rabbitohs are on top of the table going into round 20 but the question is whether they can go all the way. The SSH took to Redfern Park to interview some of the youngest fans and find out how they are finding the season so far.
“Who’d have thought thirty year ago we’d all be sitting here drinking Chateau de Chasselas …!” Watching Souths ease away from the Titans on Saturday [July 27] was a little bit like a scene from the classic Monty Python sketch.
So this must be how it feels. This must be how Storm supporters feel. This must be how it feels most of the time when you are a Broncos supporter, or a Bulldogs supporter, or, God forbid, a Manly supporter. This might have been how Raiders supporters of their early 90s “Green Machine” team or supporters of the great Eels team of the 80s felt.