With the Canberra Raiders season ending last Friday night, there’s been a few days now to digest the result and reflect on the Green Machine’s season.
The Grand Final is now just a few short days ahead, and Raiders members and fans can get ready to sit back and watch the footy on Sunday night without having to check the heart rate monitor every five minutes.
But who to go for? When you’ve gone so close two years in a row, many Raiders fans (us included) have felt pretty flat all week and no doubt a bit meh about the game on Sunday.
So, we’ve decided to provide you with a list of three reasons to get behind either the Storm or the Panthers, to help you decide which side of the fence to sit on.
We were going to do five reasons, but you know…Melbourne Storm1. Craig Bellamy
– Raider #26, Foundation player for the Green Machine, 1990 Grand Final Winner (against the Panthers) and Raiders Hall of Famer. Bellamy played 20 matches for the club in their debut season in 1982 and went on to play 148 for the Raiders over a decade.
Raider #26 Craig Bellamy He was part of the 1990 Grand Final team coming from the bench and took the last carry of the game for the Raiders in their win over the Panthers. Still bleeds green deep down and always shares a beer with his good mate Ricky Stuart when the Storm and Raiders go head to head.