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Ageing roster

Discussion in 'Rugby League Forum' started by 1978, Mar 2, 2015.

  1. 1978

    1978 Member

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    Am sick of references to Manly's ageing roster and implications it it is a reason why Foran could leave.

    Yes - Mason, Stewart, Matai and Lyon probably have 2-3 more seasons in them (Mason less).

    Ballin can play on for several years, as can Lawrence, as he started late.

    And a big chunk of our squad is filled with players aged 25 or under.

    An ageing roster was a valid criticism 2 seasons ago. Not now.

    Recruitment team has done a stunning job to stack Manly with outstanding young players.
     
  2. lurker

    lurker Well-Known Member

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    Lawrence has only just turned 30 at the end of december. Plenty of miles in the tank.
     
  3. Mals

    Mals Well-Known Member Premium Member 2016 Tipping Competitor

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    Yep only 69 NRL games on the odometer, he should be fresh as a daisy :)
     
  4. Shaka1eye

    Shaka1eye Active Member 2016 Tipping Competitor

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    I prefer the term 'experienced roster'.
     
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  5. cherry_poppins

    cherry_poppins Well-Known Member

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    I find it disturbing that nobody else's roster ages

    I age one year every ****ing year, these players from other teams have a secret and i want it
     
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  6. Shoe1

    Shoe1 Well-Known Member

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    It's tired journalism - someone wrote it in about 2011 and the term stuck. Realistically we have many new players in the squad every year since.
     
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  7. robbiea

    robbiea Well-Known Member 2016 Tipping Competitor

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  8. lurker

    lurker Well-Known Member

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    lol if you go through the ages our squad average is actually early to mid 20's no way is that an ageing roster. Nor do I believe there is any chance it is the oldest
     
  9. Fluffy

    Fluffy Well-Known Member

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    more like De ja moo

    The feeling I have heard this bull**** before
     
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  10. Mark from Brisbane

    Mark from Brisbane Living the dream Premium Member

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    Its simply because Snake, Ballin and Skivvy are a year older and we bought an almost 35 year old in Mason, to the journo's that's all that matters.

    Absolute bottom feeders, worse than used car salesmen
     
  11. mozgrame

    mozgrame Well-Known Member

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    DCE and Foz could be in their early 30's before they re-sign.....
     
  12. dowdz

    dowdz Well-Known Member Premium Member 2016 Tipping Competitor

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    hahahahaha...gold
     
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  13. highlandeagle

    highlandeagle Still hating Gallop

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