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A tough year for me

Discussion in 'Rugby League Forum' started by Mark from Brisbane, Feb 24, 2014.

  1. Mark from Brisbane

    Mark from Brisbane Living the dream Premium Member

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    Firstly I don't think anyone will feel sorry for me but this will be one of the most difficult football years I have had in a long time.

    As you will know I have retired from full time work and for the first time since 2006 won't be organising the MWTS crew for away games.

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    Worse still I am heading off with the bride in our new caravan and will be away from the 1st week of April to the end of July AND for much of this period may not be near a TV or where Internet exists!!!

    I will however be down for Game 1 V the Storm, so really hoping to catch up (and yes I am going to organise a MWTS get together on game day) with as many as possible.

    YES I do have access to the NRL app and YES I do have Foxtel GO, but despite what most people think about 80% of the country doesn't have Internet, 80% of the population do but only about 20% of the country has coverage and where'll I'll be it will be sporadic only.

    I will be in Far North Queensland for SOO 3 so once we get to the end of June I'll be right for a while but in the meantime...... wish me luck trying to watch a game!!

    But don't cry in your beer too much for me, this isn't work it's all holiday!!
     
  2. BOZO

    BOZO Well-Known Member 2016 Tipping Competitor

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    Good luck feathered friend i hope you and the bride have fun
     
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  3. Chip and Chase

    Chip and Chase True Supporter Staff Member Administrator Premium Member 2016 Tipping Competitor

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    Small price to pay for a good holiday. Where you headed ? up the Cape ?

    As long as you are back in civilisation for the GF, the rest of the games you can bluff your way through.
     
  4. ManlyArmy

    ManlyArmy Well-Known Member 2016 Tipping Competitor

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    Didn't you go away last year, and we had a big winning streak while you were away :p
     
  5. tookey

    tookey Well-Known Member 2016 Tipping Competitor

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    I blame Tony Abbott for not having the NBN up and running by now.
     
  6. marga

    marga Well-Known Member Premium Member 2016 Tipping Competitor

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    See you round 1 Mark and look forward to the MWTS get together. Caught up with a few at the trial game, had an awesome start to the season. :)
     
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  7. anthonyb1965

    anthonyb1965 GO Manly Premium Member 2016 Tipping Competitor

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    Have a great time Mark and................
    GO MANLY!!!
     
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  8. Dan

    Dan Administrator Staff Member Administrator 2016 Tipping Competitor

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    My hearts bleeding mate, I have to watch all games through a stream many of them during work hours
     
  9. The Wheel

    The Wheel Well-Known Member

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    Not a true supporter if you dont devote your life to the Eagles during winter, taking hols with your wife doesn't cut it Mark....

    Have fun - sounds great!
     
  10. Dan

    Dan Administrator Staff Member Administrator 2016 Tipping Competitor

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    Summer for me. This is going to be an interesting season
     
  11. PONTIAN SEA EAGLE

    PONTIAN SEA EAGLE Well-Known Member

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    Yes i agree with this mark.... i hope she compensates you for it.
     
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  12. Berkeley_Eagle

    Berkeley_Eagle Current Status: 24/7 Manly Fan 2016 Tipping Competitor

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    I can just picture him walking around the bush holding his phone up looking for a signal lol
    Have fun btw
     
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  13. SeaEagleRock8

    SeaEagleRock8 Sea Eagle Lach Staff Member Premium Member 2016 Tipping Competitor

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    You are a lucky man Mark. This season you get the luxury of having time to ponder Manly's fortunes without what is often the bitter-sweet (and at times excruciating) privilege of actually watching each moment unfold.

    On match days you will find your mind turning occasionally to the question of how the team is faring. With no way to know, your imagination will run wild! Each time you do get access to a snippet of news, or a clip from a match, you will find that keeps bobbing up in your thoughts when you least expect it.

    I have found that periods of Manly-deprivation only enhance one's appreciation of the team in the longer term. :)
     
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  14. mozgrame

    mozgrame Well-Known Member

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    Same thing happens to Des Hasler since he left. LOL!

    See you in CQ during your journey Mark?
     
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  15. Berkeley_Eagle

    Berkeley_Eagle Current Status: 24/7 Manly Fan 2016 Tipping Competitor

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    You could buy a satellite phone ?
     
  16. globaleagle

    globaleagle Où est mon chapeau Premium Member 2016 Tipping Competitor

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    Retirement is awesome! I should've done it at 35, instead of waiting it out till 40!

    Have a blast Marky Mark!
     
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  17. Lord Eagleton

    Lord Eagleton Well-Known Member

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    You must really love her.
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    You must really love her
     
  18. Lord Eagleton

    Lord Eagleton Well-Known Member

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    You must really love her. Good luck with the months of sacrifice
     
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  19. Go manly

    Go manly Well-Known Member 2016 Tipping Competitor

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    I can'y get a clear picture on the radio either but I have started turning the picture off and TV and turning the sound up.
    Might work for you,you only need a little imagination and you can have any result,big ,hit or try saving tackle you want
    On my way,we have not been beat for 6 years
    Worth a try
    Go manly
     
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  20. Mark from Brisbane

    Mark from Brisbane Living the dream Premium Member

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    11,000 Km trip planned, across to Adelaide, Flinders Ranges. up the Centre (Rock and Kings Canyon), across to the Gulf, across to Cairns , relax up that way for about a month, then back inland and home down the middle, three months in total!!
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    Yep, it was a great winning streak, hope I can do it again for you
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    WELL.....you would go and live on the other side of the world!!!
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    Have one of those and yes I will at least get the scores due to that!!
     

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