5 August 2013

Storm obliterate the Raiders

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Foxsports have the sad news the the Melbourne Storm have ended the Raiders home streak in emphatic fashion:

RABBITOHS fans beware the Storm are back and they are coming to get you.

The two NRL powerhouses will go head-to-head in what promises to be one of the games of the season in Melbourne next Friday night.

But while the Rabbitohs will go into the blockbuster coming off a demoralising 30-12 defeat to North Queensland on Saturday night, Melbourne turned on their best effort in months with a thumping 68-4 victory over Canberra on Sunday.

The Storm raced in 12 tries to one to hand Canberra their biggest ever defeat.


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watto23 said :

And they wonder why fans don’t turn up to watch.

They were just under 11,000 people there yesterday.. That is usually a good turnout..

Although the radio reported alot of people left at half time…

As the Swaggettes took me on a tour around the Inner Bowl during the warm ups it was noticeable how the Storm players were quiet, grim faced and focussed yet when we got down to the other end the Raiders seemed to be chatting and joking and Campese in particular was laughing all the way through – granted it was his birthday but I thought even then there was a marked contrast in the attitude of the two sets of players. The game itself was embarrassing.

If the Raiders and Brumbies combined their best players – they’d still be a mediocre touch footy side.

And they wonder why fans don’t turn up to watch. Sure its not the end of the season for the Raiders, but efforts like this just don’t happen to quality sides. You only need to look at the fact we’ve won more games than we’ve lost with a negative For and Against to realise, we lose big quite often.

Admittedly, luck was the difference in the first 20, a foot into touch for the raiders vs an aerial pass from over the dead ball line. Still it was like they decided screw this lets not bother.

I’m sure i’ll forget this if we somehow pull off a miracle next weekend!

There’s no shame in losing to the Melbourne Storm.

However, losing to anyone 68 – 4 is just unprofessional. The club as a whole should be embarrassed. What a shameful display.

How on earth do 17 players who have been tackling the opposing player with the ball for all of their playing career suddenly decide to not tackle the opposing player with the ball but do it en masse?

What an absolute shellacking, shameful performance!

It was awful!

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