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Three days after my birthday,

The Northern Hill at Penrith Stadium

The Panthers had won their previous 2 –

Possibilities(?) against the Premiers?

Manly – studded with stars.

We score first,

Then …

A procession.

Even Zorba scored!!!!!!!!!!!!!!

The day the Panthers joined the Boeing Club**.

I heard the final whistle – resilience? dopiness?

Both.

Note:

* The score in last night’s between the Premiers – Manly  – and Penrith was 30-0 (Manly won). Not in the same league as the “Boeing Club” game – but nevertheless disappointing, at best. This memory was always going to be somewhere in the 365, the score last night made now seem the right time.

** The Boeing Club was, I believe, coined by the Panthers players themselves and was a humorous reference to the final score of that game – 70-7.  (Boeing 707). Mind you if tries were worth the 4 points they are today we would not have the Boeing Club – the score would have been 84-8!!

*** Perhaps there’s a need for some Focus … or perhaps some Hocus Pocus. Hocus Pocus Focus – This was released the year the Panthers joined Boeing.

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Conveniently located –

Directly behind the thriving, expanding RL Club –

Our new home was behind this 1967 version of the Club.

Our new home.

Weatherboard, dark interiors, dark fittings – Edwardian?

Hardwood picture & ornament rails lapped the lounge room.

Musty dark carpets, antiquated kitchen, long narrow yard … and

NO TELEVISION!

The final blow to failing focus.

Knockout for distraction.

Schoolwork is the winner!!

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