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  Topic: Bears’ expulsion: Hunt for ‘real answers’ in new docum
woodenspoon

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PostForum: General Board   Posted: Fri Jul 27, 2018 9:46 am   Subject: Bears’ expulsion: Hunt for ‘real answers’ in new docum
It seems that the issue of Norths going anti tobacco at NSO (and upsetting the boys club sponsor etc) was a major part of us being marked, as we'd not only not be allowed to lift the Winfield cup.(Edd ...
  Topic: ABC RN -Interview with David Hill
woodenspoon

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PostForum: General Board   Posted: Fri Sep 08, 2017 9:34 pm   Subject: ABC RN -Interview with David Hill
Either way you look at it, we were marked once we went anti tobacco.
The boys club at Phillips Street had their (Sea Eagle) feathers ruffled, we embarrassed them big time and we were to pay.

The w ...
  Topic: Mark Graham
woodenspoon

Replies: 2
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PostForum: General Board   Posted: Sat Aug 05, 2017 11:24 pm   Subject: Mark Graham
His biography - MARK MY WORDS was a quality read.

What an inspiring player he was for Norths. A true leader.
  Topic: Why The Demise Of Bears Has Roosters Officials Worried
woodenspoon

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PostForum: General Board   Posted: Mon May 16, 2016 12:15 pm   Subject: Why The Demise Of Bears Has Roosters Officials Worried
We were marked after going anti tobacco at NSO and upset the inner sanctum at Phillips st headed by the Manly filth. (boys club)

We crossed the line with the private handshakes and went against t ...
  Topic: Ray Chesterton’s New Book Looks At Unpopularity Of Manly .
woodenspoon

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PostForum: General Board   Posted: Mon May 16, 2016 12:05 pm   Subject: Ray Chesterton’s New Book Looks At Unpopularity Of Manly .
This ridiculous sounding idiot was also the manager of Ben Elias from memory.

Many an article or opportunity to trash Mario Fenech and thereby promote his own client (and Balmain) towards the Austr ...
  Topic: North Sydney 1979
woodenspoon

Replies: 13
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PostForum: 1908 - 1999   Posted: Wed Mar 07, 2012 10:35 am   Subject: North Sydney 1979
Apparently Bill Hamilton, who had moved on to the committee, had them lined up, but Tommy Bishop didn't rate them. Probably because they weren't part of his "all conquering" Illawarra team. ...
  Topic: Norths Vs Newtown Big Brawl - Amco Cup?
woodenspoon

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PostForum: 1908 - 1999   Posted: Wed Mar 07, 2012 9:42 am   Subject: Norths Vs Newtown Big Brawl - Amco Cup?
No, there were Western, Northern & Southern Division teams. Northern Division beat us and then were beaten by Penrith in the quarter finals.

Country rugby league was a lot stronger back then.
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  Topic: Norths Vs Newtown Big Brawl - Amco Cup?
woodenspoon

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PostForum: 1908 - 1999   Posted: Tue Mar 06, 2012 10:06 pm   Subject: Norths Vs Newtown Big Brawl - Amco Cup?
Northern Division 19 (4t, 2g) d North Sydney 14 (P Burgess 2t, B Warwick 4g) at Leichardt oval
Just a query, but Western Division made the final in 74. is it possible therefore that Western Division ...
  Topic: North Sydney Bears Quiz
woodenspoon

Replies: 33
Views: 23699

PostForum: 1908 - 1999   Posted: Tue Mar 06, 2012 9:58 pm   Subject: North Sydney Bears Quiz
Which North Sydney international played his first match in Bears colours at Dapto Greyhound track in a trial against Illawarra in 1986?

In fact I think several players whom went on to be big stars ...
  Topic: Best of the past 25 years (1986-2011)
woodenspoon

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PostForum: General Board   Posted: Sat Jan 28, 2012 9:32 pm   Subject: Best of the past 25 years (1986-2011)
Adam Muir should not get anywhere near a best of for Norths, no way at all!

On the other hand, i'll never forget Gavin Jones in 86 at Norths. What a rampaging back rower he was. Unfortunately that ...
  Topic: Biggest buys in the past 40 years
woodenspoon

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PostForum: General Board   Posted: Sun Nov 21, 2010 11:58 pm   Subject: Biggest buys in the past 40 years
Mark Graham in 81 although not a massive buy at the time, it was a shrewd pick up under the Ron Willey Ken McCaffery leadership.

86 saw us pick up Les Liss, Gavin Jones and Martin Bella, all succes ...
  Topic: Metters Sports Ground
woodenspoon

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PostForum: General Board   Posted: Fri Apr 23, 2010 2:55 am   Subject: Metters Sports Ground
I remember the thread and enjoyed it very much. I'm sure Marrickville council or certain libraries etc may have photos of the area.

It was a pretty interesting thread!
  Topic: Blowups about the standard of NRL refs
woodenspoon

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PostForum: General Board   Posted: Thu Mar 25, 2010 11:56 am   Subject: Blowups about the standard of NRL refs
Incredible how Manly are the victims and how they've been getting rorted apparently for years now. How typical that they actually spin this nonsense as though they're the only team to get bad decison ...
  Topic: From the Daily Telegraph - Bears get a mention
woodenspoon

Replies: 15
Views: 3091

PostForum: General Board   Posted: Tue Mar 16, 2010 12:41 am   Subject: From the Daily Telegraph - Bears get a mention
Canberrabear (is this your Raider side coming out)???

We were well on top of Canberra in that 94 semi. I remember clearly at HT being excited as we were going along nicely and if for a bit of luck ...
  Topic: From the Daily Telegraph - Bears get a mention
woodenspoon

Replies: 15
Views: 3091

PostForum: General Board   Posted: Tue Mar 16, 2010 12:32 am   Subject: From the Daily Telegraph - Bears get a mention
Eddie Ward.

I hate you!!!!!!

Ward the cunt, found a way to give Penrith a penalty with about 10 to go. He penalised Mcphail for an incorrect play the ball. WTF! Alexander another 2. Arthurson/ ...
 
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