Friday, April 04, 2003
George Piggins was right: they are out to get him.
The two men who saved South Sydney from extinction will oppose each other in a ballot next week for control of the foundation club.
Lawyer Nick Pappas, who ran the successful Federal Court appeal for the Rabbitohs' reinstatement in the NRL, will lead a high-profile ticket against incumbent president George Piggins and his eight fellow directors at the football club's annual general elections on Sunday week.
It is the most serious political challenge to Piggins in 14 years as Souths supremo.
I actually feel sorry for George. That's got to sting a bit, the bloke who helped him save Souths now wants to boot him from the top job... Still, it's hard to feel too sorry for him when Souths' last winning game was last July. George's belief in himself and the team got them back into the competition, but they really need to do more than just be there...