None more so than the tale of the coaches, if Wayne Bennett can win he makes it seven appearances in a grand final for seven wins. If Brian Smith wins it will be well overdue for the toiler who was thrown out of his last two clubs. More to the point Smith was the coach of St George when Wayne Bennett masterminded two of the great victories in grand final history.
Jason Ryles played seven great seasons at St George to come up empty handed in the trophy cabinet and also the victim of harsh criticism from St George supporters. The Champagne of victory would taste that little bit sweeter on Sunday should the old prop taste victory.
No team since 1934 has a team gone from wooden spoon to premiership glory should the team achieve this feet much of the praise should be heaped on Captain Braith Anasta. His skills and leadership have been second to none, reinventing himself as a wide running second rower has added a new dimension to the attack focused Roosters.
This time last year Todd Carney was pulling beers at the local watering hole in Atherton lamenting about opportunities gone begging.
It wasn't long ago that the back pages where filled with pictures of Roosters players Jake friend and Mitchell Pearce sitting in the watch house after another big night. There's also the coming of age of Nate Miles who has gone from origin stud and club dud to consistent footballer and leader of the forward pack.
Although the Roosters have many little side stories, St George has one big story they must overcome to gain premiership glory. St George has not won a premiership in the modern age of football. St George won 11 in a row during a period where they were the only football club in Australia to have poker machines. They have come close in recent years only to fall at the final hurdle.
What ever transpires this Sunday the fans will be the real winners, in a year of controversy and turmoil either way it finishes up the fans will be the real winners.