Are South Sydney Members living their dream right now?
I have had to pinch myself a few times to make sure we are living this. I am very glad the pinch hurts!
It is absolutely fitting that with the success we are seeing on field at the moment, is joined by success off field also.
25,000 official Members!
An accomplishment that a well rounded Club/team/community deserves immensely.
I feel nothing but pride for my team.
We are leaving the other teams for dead, and momentum has not ceased.
Who can we thank for this?
The people behind the scenes from CEO 'Richo' to our Membership team, our fabulous Coach, our dedicated players and those Members who helped push the word.
Social media was in a frenzy. The hype to cross the 25K mark was astounding.
Tweets, retweets and hash tags from Russell Crowe to Chris Smith to Joe Blow, everyone was on the case.
Collectively we should be very proud of this number and be comforted to know its only going to rise with our future successes.
Who can we thank the most for this?
The men that take the field week in week out, and their Coach.
We finally have a team that gives everything theyve got. You can see their sheer frustration when they make a mistake, you can see they will do what they can to make up for it too.
We drop the ball, we defend harder.
When they score, they celebrate like it was their first try.
They get knocked down, they get back up.
The greatest thing about this is I cannot put one name to this. Every single one of them show the same passion.
2013 as a Rabbitoh is a breath of fresh air.
What I can put a name to is the fact that we have the number one player in the game, wearing the number one jersey, breaking through solid defence to create poetry in motion on field.
Greg Inglis is the man.
His break early in the second half against Brisbane was the beginning of the Gladiators taking over the Colosseum.
A great part of this is Inglis never makes a break alone. He cuts through the defence, charges up field and always finds support.
Goodwin and Merritts support capped off Inglis hard work, such a sight to see.
The team is now so switched on, it is a pleasure to watch their flair and, better yet, their domination.
Next, can we keep the ball rolling?
Can we take down one of the great five-eighths of today?
Thurston and his Cowboys. Always an entertaining match up.
Weve seen memorable last minute wins against these guys but will we need to fight back this week?
If we keep playing like we have been, I know we can get over these guys.
No complacency, a home ground advantage and an army in full voice.
Let's snatch another two points shall we?
Imagine where we could be weeks and months down the track. I know the players and coaches aren't doing this, but as Members and fans, we can.
Let's keep going. Let's keep supporting. Its ours to take! Ours to claim!
Step by step, let's take it.
See you at the game! Up the MIGHTY Rabbitohs!