NINETEEN ninety seven was quite a big time for me - I was in Year 12, and quietly stressing out about the impending exams that would only determine my immediate to long term future.
"SO, you're a footy fan hey? Love your Broncos? Travel to Suncorp every fortnight? Excellent, you're halfway there. All you have to do is keep this Sunday afternoon free, I'm coming to pick you up and we're going to watch a game of footy!"
"BLOODY Petersen, can't that moron just stay on his damn wing?"
IN 2004 the Bulldogs experienced the highs and lows that high profile sport can provide. The year began with a sex scandal but finished in premiership glory.
ADRIAN Lam is returning from Australia in two weeks time when he will join the Wigan Coaching team. He will have responsibility for the Under 21's side but will also assist Denis Betts on a daily basis to help first team preparations.
LONDON Broncos have continued to strengthen the 2005 playing squad with the signing of exciting young Sydney Roosters? centre, Tyrone Smith.
THE Newtown Festival for 2004 is on this Sunday, November 14th, from 10.00am to 5.00pm in the Camperdown Memorial Rest Park.
THE Kiwis will play a one-off test against France at Stade Albert Domec Avenue du General Sarrail in Carcassonne on Friday morning (NZ time).
TO make the final of the Tri-Series the Kiwis fate now rests with the Kangaroos when they take on Great Britain next weekend.
BRADFORD Bulls skipper Robbie Paul will make his first start for New Zealand since April in Thursday's Test against France in Carcassonne.
Paul takes over at scrum-half from the injured Thomas Leuluai.
ENGLAND retained their hold on the European Nations Cup with a hard-fought 36-12 win over Ireland in an entertaining final at Warrington's Halliwell Jones Stadium.
WESTS Tigers received plenty of support at the annual Fisher's Ghost Street Parade in Campbelltown on Saturday afternoon.
DENE Halatau has become the third Wests Tigers player to be named in a Test side.
RETIRED Wests Tigers captain Darren Senter may have started as a Canterbury junior but he will forever remain a Tiger.
2005 sees the Dragons reintroduce a Jersey Flegg (under 20 years of age) team, through the combination of the St George and Steelers sides of 2004.