5 Reasons to love the Storm ....
BY NICK WALSHAW
1 They aren’t the Roosters
Honestly Sydney, could you really cheer a side that isn’t simply linked to the Salary Sombrero, but gave rugby league the ‘ Rooster Man’ song?
OK, so you could finance a Pacific nation with his swear jars. But still, has rugby league ever known a better winner? Gets the green vote too for the way he recycles so many unwanted footballers.
Everybody loves a winner and the Storm are certainly that. Better, they’re looking to gift a fair ytale finish to Billy Slater, that undeniable Melbourne great who also happens to have the nicest teeth of any Queenslander ever.
Plays exactly like you’d expect a fella who arrived at Wednesday’s Dally Ms all red velvet blazer, black strides and white socks. Unique. Unpredictable. Outstanding. Oh, Munster was also brushed by the Brisbane Broncos a few years back ... which is sure to make him even more likable among Sydneysiders.
Melbourne boast a more feared bench than Judge Judy. Or Arnold Schwarzenegger circa Pumping Iron. Truly, have a look at ‘em: Kenny Bromwich, Christian Welch, Brandon Smith, Nelson Asofa-Solomona ... it doesn’t so much resemble an interchange list as a possible police line- up.