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Courier is doing a list of the 30 biggest Broncos moments in 30 years.

30- Bennett mass sackings.
29- Women's team announced.
28- Bennett sacks deputies.
27- Wally leaves.
26- Finals missed 2013
25- Tallis sits out season
24- Crushers
23- Sailor goes to Union
22- Lockyer moves to 6
21- Missed finals 2010
20- Board sacks Ivan
19- Premiership 2000
18- Premiership 2006
17- Alf retires
16- Lazarus signs
15- 1993 Premiership
14- Club moves to ANZ
13- All Queensland Grand Final

Tomorrow 12-7.
 

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Which follows on from the 30 most influential Broncos in 30 years.

30- Bernie Dawson
29- Anthony Griffin
28- Andrew Gee
27- Petero Civoniceva
26- Ross Johnston
25- Wendell Sailor
24- Bruno Cullen
23- Shane Webcke
22- Steve Renouf
21- Kelvin Giles
20- Chris Johns
19- Shane Edwards
18- Denis Watt
17- Gorden Tallis
16- Paul White
15- Glenn Lazarus
14- Kevin Walters
13- Gene Miles
12- Lachlan Murdoch
11- Bernie Power
10- Cyril Connell
9- Darren Lockyer
8- Wally Lewis
7- John Ribot
6- 3- Maranta, Morgan, Balkin and Williams
2- Langer
1- Bennett
 
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I would have had Kelvin Giles down the list a bit more as he changed the training and fitness culture within the club to bring it on par with the real competition contenders. He also laid down the truth to where the players were at in the mid 90's on his departure which led to changes in the playing roster.
 
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Which follows on from the 30 most influential Broncos in 30 years.

30- Bernie Dawson
29- Anthony Griffin
28- Andrew Gee
27- Petero Civoniceva
26- Ross Johnston
25- Wendell Sailor
24- Bruno Cullen
23- Shane Webcke
22- Steve Renouf
21- Kelvin Giles
20- Chris Johns
19- Shane Edwards
18- Denis Watt
17- Gorden Tallis
16- Paul White
15- Glenn Lazarus
14- Kevin Walters
13- Gene Miles
12- Lachlan Murdoch
11- Bernie Power
10- Cyril Connell
9- Darren Lockyer
8- Wally Lewis
7- John Ribot
6- 3- Maranta, Morgan, Balkin and Williams
2- Langer
1- Bennett
This list is a load of shit. Where is Minto?
 

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Crystal balling the remaining spots.

I guess they'll list out all the premierships. With 92 being special and 98 because it was arguably our best team.

Putting the consortium together and getting the green light to enter the ARL was a key point obviously in the clubs history.

Our world club challenge win over Wigan in 92 set up a unique rivalry.

A home gf in 97 was a day out to remember.

The Panasonic cup will probably be there, but is probably rated more highly looking back all these years later. At the time it never felt a big big deal.

The Ipswich connection cracking the top 40 singles chart will probably be under rated here.

Our first finals win, over Manly in 1990 was an ice breaker. I still remember the CM front page the next day trumpeting ”our finest hour“. And they were right.

The leaping Gazelle's golden point try against Melbourne in 2003. Unforgettable.

Winning just one of our first ten games in 1999, was pretty significant, I thought. Firstly it showed us , forever after , that no matter how bad things get we can always turn it around and we are never far off the pace. We made the finals that year and won the comp the next year. That downturn also marked Alf's first departure and proved that we weren't reliant on just one player.

But no.1 for me, has to be the first game against Manly. That was really special. That was the moment when it was like - shit , finally , it's become reality. And what a game against the premiers.

And if not that game, then Alf leading everyone in singing "St George can't play" would be my next hope for the No1 spot.
 

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1. Corey Parker feigning a chicken wing in order to milk a penalty against the Storm's Adam Blair.
 
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The Panasonic cup will probably be there, but is probably rated more highly looking back all these years later. At the time it never felt a big big deal.
It may not seem like a big deal but the club earned it and endured a lot of hatred during that match(much above the norm, on par with SOO when Wally played). Wally copped the worst of it, hell he even copped it down there captaining for Australia. The Broncos were booed all night, the crowd chanted wally's a wanker all night long, they threw stuff at Terry Matterson when he was attempting conversions. The Crowd booed them when accepting the Trophy and that was enough for Wally saying "Winners can Smile" when presented the Trophy. Despite the Broncos winning and Terry Matterson getting the player of the series award from Panasonic. The selectors from within the NSWRL ranks gave the man of the match award to Andy Gregory.

To be fair Ken Arthurson apparently went into the dressing room to apologise for the crowds behaviour. The Broncos returned to red hill to celebrate and when the players got on stage and Wally said "And to all of those people who booed us down there all night long they can kiss our" (they all turned around including Bennett and pointed to their ass). The media got into a frenzy and down south there were calls for the Broncos to be kicked out of the competition, which was becoming a regular fashion.

They were always going to hate a Brisbane side but having Wally in it just increased it 10 fold.

So yes, it was a big deal, a giant up yours to the haters.
 
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Biggest moments continued

12- Beer dispute at Lang Park
11- Return to Lang Park
10- 1998 Premiership
9- Bennett back
8- Maranta Consortium wins
7- First game 1988
 

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Courier is doing a list of the 30 biggest Broncos moments in 30 years.

30- Bennett mass sackings.
29- Women's team announced.
28- Bennett sacks deputies.
27- Wally leaves.
26- Finals missed 2013
25- Tallis sits out season
24- Crushers
23- Sailor goes to Union
22- Lockyer moves to 6
21- Missed finals 2010
20- Board sacks Ivan
19- Premiership 2000
18- Premiership 2006
17- Alf retires
16- Lazarus signs
15- 1993 Premiership
14- Club moves to ANZ
13- All Queensland Grand Final

Tomorrow 12-7.
Lol, ha ha ha number 29. Rrrriiigggghhhhtttttt
 

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I agree with your line of thought here. But, perhaps, for the average female fan, they see that as much bigger than what we do.
I think it’s more notable for the women’s game as a whole, not necessarily just the club. But laughing at it is a bit over the top (I know it wasn’t you), it’s an arbitrary list, and imo the club hasn’t been doing a lot of promoting the team, even if it is only a trial this weekend
 

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Opening our high performance centre would have to be held in high regard surely.
Wally signing on with the club will be number 1. It legitimised us from the beginning but Bennett signing might be there too.
 

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Courier is doing a list of the 30 biggest Broncos moments in 30 years.

30- Bennett mass sackings.
29- Women's team announced.
28- Bennett sacks deputies.
27- Wally leaves.
26- Finals missed 2013
25- Tallis sits out season
24- Crushers
23- Sailor goes to Union
22- Lockyer moves to 6
21- Missed finals 2010
20- Board sacks Ivan
19- Premiership 2000
18- Premiership 2006
17- Alf retires
16- Lazarus signs
15- 1993 Premiership
14- Club moves to ANZ
13- All Queensland Grand Final

Tomorrow 12-7.
I'm not sure how a GF we lost and haven't been able to really recover from is a bigger moment than 3 we actually won.
 

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I agree with your line of thought here. But, perhaps, for the average female fan, they see that as much bigger than what we do.
Not really. Bit of a token thing imo. I'm glad they've got a women's team, that's great. But is it worthy of being on this list? Yeah, nah. Maybe give it 5 years and see how the league progresses before starting to crow about it's awesomeness.
 

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Our comeback in 2006 to win the premiership against a team that were over the cap and were clear favourites to flog us.
Yeah, this is far and away our finest moment. We had no business winning the comp that year, and that was before we beat the team that was cheating.
 

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I agree with your line of thought here. But, perhaps, for the average female fan, they see that as much bigger than what we do.
It's symptomatic of the modern era. The first woman to play first grade would be a worthy addition but what do I know.
 

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I think it’s more notable for the women’s game as a whole, not necessarily just the club. But laughing at it is a bit over the top (I know it wasn’t you), it’s an arbitrary list, and imo the club hasn’t been doing a lot of promoting the team, even if it is only a trial this weekend
No, I was deliberately over the top just as the notion that a womens game is anything but tokenism. It is over the top to think that putting on a 4 round amateur hour comp for women qualifies anywhere in the the top 30 moments. It would be if a competition had run for years, had more than a dozen teams and lower grades, was self sustaining with it's own life and administration and THEN the Broncos decided to enter it's team and be the moment the Bronco's had THEIR team.
 

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