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    File Under: She Would Say That, Wouldn't She?

    COMMENT: This is the real reason why the Force were cut in 2017

    Lyndsey Cattermole, via The Roar

    This piece is by Melbourne Rebels board member Lyndsey Cattermole* in response to an article that appeared on The Roar last week about the machinations around the culling of the Western Force from Super Rugby in 2017.

    Last week I read a story on The Roar by Mark Drummond entitled ‘He screwed our state’: The act that still angers Twiggy Forrest. Like many other comments and articles that love to bring up this piece of Rugby history, it is completely wrong about the Melbourne Rebels’ role in the suspension of the Western Force from the Super Rugby competition in 2017.

    Here’s how it actually played out...

    https://www.theroar.com.au/2024/03/0...UT2a7wwW2dH4vI

    ‘He screwed our state’: The act that still angers Twiggy Forrest.: Mark Drummond

    https://www.theroar.com.au/2024/02/2...-jump-back-in/

    Referring to both article and comments section- I love the tone of condescension amongst Melbournite's when they believe they are being the voice of reason...

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    And even the Melbourne Sports Journalists ....

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    Quote Originally Posted by Burgs View Post
    COMMENT: This is the real reason why the Force were cut in 2017

    Lyndsey Cattermole, via The Roar

    This piece is by Melbourne Rebels board member Lyndsey Cattermole* in response to an article that appeared on The Roar last week about the machinations around the culling of the Western Force from Super Rugby in 2017.

    Last week I read a story on The Roar by Mark Drummond entitled ‘He screwed our state’: The act that still angers Twiggy Forrest. Like many other comments and articles that love to bring up this piece of Rugby history, it is completely wrong about the Melbourne Rebels’ role in the suspension of the Western Force from the Super Rugby competition in 2017.

    Here’s how it actually played out...

    https://www.theroar.com.au/2024/03/0...UT2a7wwW2dH4vI

    ‘He screwed our state’: The act that still angers Twiggy Forrest.: Mark Drummond

    https://www.theroar.com.au/2024/02/2...-jump-back-in/

    Referring to both article and comments section- I love the tone of condescension amongst Melbournite's when they believe they are being the voice of reason...
    Absolutely delightful that Lyndsay would purport to be identifying facts and then use the Roar as the source.

    My source is the under oath statements made at and published in the Senate Inquiry, not the ravings of petulant fanboys.

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    So I decided to bite and clicked on The Roar, only to find another article where Kearns is again spouting the "wisdom" of shrinking to greatness. In the comments I found I am in agreement with TWAS. Which proves the broken clock theory - but just once in a blue moon rather than twice a day.

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    Quote Originally Posted by shasta View Post
    So I decided to bite and clicked on The Roar, only to find another article where Kearns is again spouting the "wisdom" of shrinking to greatness. In the comments I found I am in agreement with TWAS. Which proves the broken clock theory - but just once in a blue moon rather than twice a day.
    The shrinking to greatness surely is proven to be wrong.

    You look at the 2017 Force team and see how much was lost to rugby in Australia. Cowan, Coleman, Peni, Rona, Ainsley

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    Quote Originally Posted by Leo86 View Post
    The shrinking to greatness surely is proven to be wrong.

    You look at the 2017 Force team and see how much was lost to rugby in Australia. Cowan, Coleman, Peni, Rona, Ainsley
    At least it seems I'm on the same page as TWATS about something in Rugby.

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    I posted a long comment setting the record straight.
    Nice try at rewriting history, Lyndsey, but pesky facts get in the way.

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    Good job Alison. Still hurts!

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    Quote Originally Posted by Alison View Post
    I posted a long comment setting the record straight.Nice try at rewriting history, Lyndsey, but pesky facts get in the way.
    I just read it all.I was hoping you would have posted some of your findings into the historical financials.I was disappointed the lie that they hadn't received any financial support from Rugby Australia went unchallenged.

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