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South Sydney Rabbitoh's Reinstatement Day First Anniversary 6/7/2002
IT IS NOW A BIT OVER HALF-WAY THROUGH OUR FIRST YEAR BACK IN THE COMPETITION AND A YEAR HAS PASSED SINCE OUR RIGHTFUL RE-INCLUSION INTO THE NRL RUGBY LEAGUE COMPETITION! YES, A YEAR ALREADY.......

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Counting since 7/7/02


Turn music off here!

See lyrics towards end of the page to understand why this tune (Stand By Me - The Pretenders) played an all important role as a background in one of our most loved fight-back promotional videos!
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It is not so much of a consequence that we have not done that well in the winning stakes for our hastily constructed First Grade side this year when you remember back to when we did not have a team to follow at all. (We did beat Penrith today to add to the celebrations however). It is great though that the lower grades are performing extremely well and that we may now be able to ensure we retain many (if not all) for our future first grade sides unlike years of old. Gee we are even able to enter the buyers market, as we are currently doing, for players for next year. As a Souths supporter this certainly is not something I can remember us doing in a long long time. Other teams used to buy all our great players before and so if anything good came out of the 2 plus years of not playing well I guess that is one thing. I am a great believer in what comes around goes around and that whilst it is a personal choice to forgive we must never ever forget .......... continue to support your team, get to as many games as you can (remember what it was like with no team as we do not want that to happen again!) and simply enjoy the moments the future will bring along the way to the mighty South Sydney Rabbitoh's!

Many people donated / loaned their personal keepsakes and memorabilia which ensured a successful day for those that chose to visit the club's museum of our fightback to celebrate and reflect on the past 12 months and more. This fight had become so well known, not only just in Australia but all over the world, that George recently was honoured in the latest Queens Honour lists for his dedication to the South Sydney Club and it's district - congratulations. Noeline Piggins, Albert Clift, Eileen (affectionately know as Nan) the volunteer that has been at the club for so many years etc were made life members of the Football Club - congratulations to those as well. Albert was also just taken in as our inaugrial TV Week fan of the fortnight as well!

There were items from people like you and I (the fans) to a letter to Mark Courtney (author of Moving The Goalposts and fan) from Russell Crowe.

In line with Souths usual family feel there were jumping castles, face painting, sausage sizzle, special sale items from the Souths shop, the museum, a luncheon for those that wished to attend etc etc.

George Piggins was interviewed live on TV (Channel 7) in the afternoon from the museum.

Reinstatement Day Aniversary 6.7.2002 Pamphlet - front

I (and all that attended) feel that the "museum" was extremely well presented and tasteful (given that a lot of the memorabilia was from an era of "hate" by our fans of certain people and things Rugby League of the time.

I personally have to say a big well done to the club and all involved. (Gee my placards etc from the various marches and functions attended during the fightback looked great too!!)

I hope those that could not attend this day enjoy the pictures and those that could attend can always come back and remember the day, and what it means to be a Souths supporter, cheers and UP THE RABBITOH's!

Oh, a couple of the photos may be a little un-clear and that was due to the subdued lighting and the fact that spotlights were on many items but in front of the camera. Whilst this was great for the displays it was not ideal for my digital camera. Overall though I still got many good shots out of over 100 taken.

Reinstatement Day Aniversary 6.7.2002 Pamphlet - back

Note:- To view larger picture click on the thumbnails below and a new browser window should open to display the larger version. All you have to do is re-select this window and click on the next picture you want to look at and go back to the other browser window and so forth. This is to save you having to continually click on the 'back' button in this window. It also allows you to use the back button on the picture 'viewing' (ie the new browser window) to look back and forward at the pictures you have already downloaded saving you having to download them again. Better still click on first thumbnail, then come back here and click on all the other thumbnails you want to see. When finished go to the 'viewing' window and use back and forward buttons to browse each larger image at once! As you do this 'clicking', provided your browser is set up to it's default setting, the file names under each of the thumbnails will change colour so you can keep track of which ones you have already clicked on thus avoiding repetitive downloads which can cost you if on a limited ISP plan. (Usual default settings are red for not visited and blue for visited) Enjoy.

To go to my other site, the main boycott history page (previously was the boycott page), you simply click on the link:-
"HELP ENSURE SOUTHS STAY IN THE LEAGUE!"
Same link can also be found at the bottom of every 'album' page. On that site you will also find graphics of past fightback / supporter stickers etc, most not on these pages.

It is okay for you to copy the pictures for personal use but remember to pop a donation off to South's! Please do not deface, make any commercial gain and so forth to / from any of the images. Thankyou.

HOLD YOUR MOUSE POINTER OVER THE THUMBNAILS TO SEE A DESCRIPTION OF THE PICTURE -NB your browsers preferences must be set to 'always expand ALT text for images' (or similar) for this to work.
CLICK ON THUMBNAIL PICTURE TO SEE IT AT FULL SIZE.

A Fans Mini Moke on display - I think he's a fan!!
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A Fans Mini Moke on display - I think he's a fan!!
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A Fans Mini Moke on display - I think he's a fan!!
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Kim & Richelle (wife & daughter) under the Clubs specially constructed goal posts
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We're Back poster in the Club
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museum entry
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museum displays
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Some of Macarthur Rabbitohs donated displays
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museum displays
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Tomahawks signed jersey
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Souths v Umina Bunnies split signed jerseys
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3 of my signs & a great fightback bunnie one in the museum
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museum displays
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Some of Macarthur Rabbitohs donated displays
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Museum displays
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Museum, Macarthur Rabbitohs displays and some more of my signs (as part of Macarthur Group's display)
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6 more of my signs and 4 from another fan along the bottom in the museum
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2 of the Legends Of League jerseys
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Another of my signs with the famous picture that made it into the Herald of my mates butt with one of my 'Kiss This Murdoch' stickers in the museum
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Part of the 'Fans wall' of support from an earlier function - see my boycott bit at top!
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Part of the 'Fans wall' of support from an earlier function
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Rabbitoh's Support Group Macarthur is formed!
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More of Macarthur Group's displays
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I don't think Mr Murdoch was very popular amongst us Rabbitohs! (and still not)
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The jersey that never was!
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The jersey that never was! (Home and Away strips) I for one am glad we still have our traditional home jersey so that is one good thing!?
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museum displays
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museum displays
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museum displays - showing the continual screening of great fightback stuff on the big screen (and my beware murdoch sign!)
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More of the 'Fans wall' of support from an earlier function
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museum displays and the big screen just showing Albert Clift
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museum displays
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2 of my signs at the museum
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Is this guy a fan or what? LOL LOL
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South's bus spreading the word!
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South's bus spreading the word! Love the 'Murdoch Sux' bit.
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New Charlie (not Reggie) The Rabbit and the suit man again
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Just love the suit, well done mate
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museum displays
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museum displays and another shot of the big screen
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museum displays and another shot of the big screen
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More of the 'Fans wall' of support from an earlier function - can you see yours?
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More of the 'Fans wall' of support from an earlier function - can you see yours?
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More of the 'Fans wall' of support from an earlier function - can you see yours?
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More of the 'Fans wall' of support from an earlier function - can you see yours?
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More of the 'Fans wall' of support from an earlier function - can you see yours?
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More of the 'Fans wall' of support from an earlier function - can you see yours?
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'The letter' 15.10.99 from the NRL excluding us and Norths from the competition - Boo Hiss - sorry re quality but was inside a glass cabinet
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And a letter back from George??? - sorry re quality but was inside a glass cabinet
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museum displays & support from a Doggies fan!
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museum displays
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Letter from Russell Crowe to Mark Courtney the author of 'Moving The Goalposts'
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George at about 2.30PM about to be interviewed live by Paul Crawley from Channel 7's Sports watch program
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STAND BY ME - THE PRETENDERS (LYRICS)
Read the words to see why it was used in one of our most loved fight-back videos. This brought out so much emotion every time it was played. The message was clear - Never Say Die and stick together!

OH, WHY YOU LOOK SO SAD?
TEARS ARE IN YOUR EYES
COME ON AND COME TO ME NOW
DON'T BE ASHAMED TO CRY
LET ME SEE YOU THROUGH
'CAUSE I'VE SEEN THE DARK SIDE TOO

WHEN THE NIGHT FALLS ON YOU
YOU DON'T KNOW WHAT TO DO
NOTHING YOU CONFESS
COULD MAKE ME LOVE YOU LESS
I'LL STAND BY YOU
I'LL STAND BY YOU
WON'T LET NOBODY HURT YOU
I'LL STAND BY YOU
SO IF YOU'RE MAD, GET MAD
DON'T HOLD IT ALL INSIDE
COME ON AND TALK TO ME NOW

HEY, WHAT YOU GOT TO HIDE?
I GET ANGRY TOO
WELL I'M A LOT LIKE YOU

WHEN YOU'RE STANDING AT THE CROSSROADS
AND DON'T KNOW WHICH PATH TO CHOOSE
LET ME COME ALONG
'CAUSE EVEN IF YOU'RE WRONG
I'LL STAND BY YOU
I'LL STAND BY YOU
WON'T LET NOBODY HURT YOU
I'LL STAND BY YOU

TAKE ME IN, INTO YOUR DARKEST HOUR
AND I'LL NEVER DESERT YOU
I'LL STAND BY YOU
AND WHEN...
WHEN THE NIGHT FALLS ON YOU, BABY
YOU'RE FEELING ALL ALONE
YOU WON'T BE ON YOUR OWN
I'LL STAND BY YOU
I'LL STAND BY YOU
WON'T LET NOBODY HURT YOU
I'LL STAND BY YOU
TAKE ME IN, INTO YOUR DARKEST HOUR
AND I'LL NEVER DESERT YOU
I'LL STAND BY YOU
I'LL STAND BY YOU

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