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2013 Best ever recruitment??

Discussion in 'Rugby League Forum' started by MK Eagle, Mar 18, 2013.

  1. MK Eagle

    MK Eagle Well-Known Member

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    Theres been bigger names with huge price tags to come & join the Seaeagles but I think the 2013 signings are proving spot on.
    Some will argue I am jumping the gun here after 2 games, but theres no denying the enthusiasm & ability these boys have given the team.
    Tbh the best signing is Chee kam & Sao who are yet to crack the NRL but Fa,aso & Horo are added aggression, Lawrence a non stop workhorse & the new guy Symonds looks like a quality player.
    What I like about these players are their honest work ethics, with players looking a little tired in 2012 theres no doubt these recruits have given a massive boost of intensity.
    This is proven by pride in defence & players like Choc are lifting with 2nd efforts & those 1% plays that have made Storm so hard to beat in recent seasons.
    Best recruitment ever?....long way to go but everyone must be excited by the efforts they are putting in so far.
     
  2. faithful

    faithful Active Member

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    Its only round 2 but I cannot remember so many new faces blending so easily into a side that quickly. And the point is they arnt players with stars other their dressing rooms just good players busting their bums trying and make an impression in their first season at Manly.
     
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  3. Rambo1987

    Rambo1987 Well-Known Member

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    Our best signings without really buying a big name.

    Also we got these players on the back of TRex going so it was a win win situation.
     
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  4. MadMarcus

    MadMarcus Local Lunatic 2016 Tipping Competitor

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    The contract we signed where we pay T-Rex $80K to play for the Dogs was our best signing.
     
  5. stoodamire

    stoodamire Active Member

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    Last time Manly bought an established big name player?

    Jamie Lyon?
     
  6. Crusher_Cleal

    Crusher_Cleal Well-Known Member

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    I loved that big Fao'oso hit yesterday - put the bellringer on one of his former teammates.
     
  7. The Who

    The Who Well-Known Member

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    Best ever? Bob Fulton. No question.
    Best in 2013: Symonds and Lawrence.
     
  8. TWO DOGS

    TWO DOGS Well-Known Member Premium Member 2016 Tipping Competitor

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    The year we recruited Boyd, Brown and Dorahy from Wests was pretty good too.
     
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  9. faithful

    faithful Active Member

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    Three established rep players at the time compared with our newbys the above where superstars and we payed them accordingly.
     
  10. swoop

    swoop Well-Known Member 2016 Tipping Competitor

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    "Work ethics" are the two words that typify Toovey and the Toovey style of coaching.
     
  11. HappilyManly

    HappilyManly MWTS Premium Member 2016 Tipping Competitor

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    Once they win the 2013 Premiership, I will concur.

    2008 still wins hands down, as who wanted Hall, L'Estrange, D Williams, Bryant, Ballin and Perry?
    The motley crew of a core of NSW Cup Players in 2008 beat an illegally padded Storm 40-0. Now that was recruitment! :)

    Crusher deserves the accolades for our core Team of Premiers to this day :angel:
     
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  12. Garts

    Garts Well-Known Member

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    Signs are positive but I am not getting carried away. First loss and watch the doom and gloom.
     
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  13. Moondog

    Moondog Grey-beard loon Premium Member 2016 Tipping Competitor

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    Ken Arthurson assembled some pretty formidable teams. Pretty wrapped with our recent signings though.
     
  14. the mauler

    the mauler Well-Known Member 2016 Tipping Competitor

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    Brenton Lawrence is an absolute beast. Saw him up close yesterday his size and more importantly mobility just blew me away. Cant believe the Titans let him go tbh.
     
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  15. Mark from Brisbane

    Mark from Brisbane Living the dream Premium Member

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    Well said Matt, some great buys and the best bit.....on the back of the She Rex departure!!!

    I am just loving the enthusiasm that I am seeing
     
  16. ALinda

    ALinda Well-Known Member 2016 Tipping Competitor

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    Let alone his looks :heart:
     
  17. Eagles2nv

    Eagles2nv New Team, New Beginnings 2016 Tipping Competitor

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    Our new recruits have been really promising.

    Really impressed with their enthusiasm.
     
  18. Andy 1972

    Andy 1972 Active Member

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    Where have the Titans kept Brenton Lawrence the last couple of years. He looks like a fantastic recruit for us this year. Well done to the club for picking up guys like him, Horo, Faaso and Symonds. Our forward depth looks really good at the moment.

    Andy1972
    Manly Forever.
     
  19. Pittwater Legend

    Pittwater Legend Well-Known Member

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    Lol, looks like we got the complete package in Brenton.

    We already had a top two spine, the finest centre pairing in the league and a handful of rep forwards. All we needed were some fillers who could give us a lift and that is exactly what we have now.

    A good coaching structure can turn players from average to above average. Our new guys are all making names for themselves after being moulded by Toovey and his support men.
     
  20. Rex

    Rex Well-Known Member

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    Exactly. We'll never match the 70's for recruitment - there was no salary cap.

    In '71 we got Graeme Eadie, Mal Reilly & Ken Irvine. Only Eadie was an unknown.

    In '72 we got John O'Neill and Ray Branighan.

    The hatred of Manly started right then - from unbridled jealousy.
     

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