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Bred not Bought

Discussion in 'Rugby League Forum' started by Napper, Oct 5, 2013.

  1. Napper

    Napper Well-Known Member

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    We havnt bought an established rep player since 2006 and we're playing in Grand Final #4 since then.

    Look at every other club. Buy a rep player every year.

    Reason supporting Manly is Awesome #32456
     
  2. Sheikheagle

    Sheikheagle Well-Known Member

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    Good call napper have just been highlighting this fact to a mate that is a fiibro supporter!
     
  3. manlyfan76

    manlyfan76 Parra Trolls are the best. Premium Member 2016 Tipping Competitor

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    And we havn't had to buy a coach for even longer.
     
  4. sheridanstand78

    sheridanstand78 Well-Known Member

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    You can buy any player you want but you can never buy culture or spirit and we are blessed with both.
     
  5. Napper

    Napper Well-Known Member

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    Melbourne - Ryles
    Roosters - take your pic
    Souths - Inglis
    Cronulla - Lewis
    Newcastle - Jeremy Smith
    Dogs - Trex
    parra - Hoppa
    Saints - Dugan
    Cowboys - Tate, Johnson
    Warriors - Lillyman
    canberra- Brett White
    Panthers - ? Soward lololololol
    Broncos - Prince
    titans - Taylor
    Tigers - Tuqiri, anasta blair
     
  6. Fluffy

    Fluffy Well-Known Member

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    Ryles lol

    Hoppa has been poor for parra too, Sandow has offered much more
     
  7. detinusdeel

    detinusdeel New Member

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    Like Manly have never brought a rep player
     
  8. Rambo1987

    Rambo1987 Well-Known Member

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    Manly - Phil Bailey
     
  9. HoldenV8

    HoldenV8 Well-Known Member

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    At least you didn't say Chris Bailey.....

    Of the current Manly squad, Joe Gulavao, Justin Horo, Brent Kite, Tom Symonds, Richie Fa'aoso and Jamie Lyon had rep experience before they joined us.

    Matt Ballin, Glenn and Brett Stewart, Anthony Watmough, David Williams, Jamie Buhrer, Daly Cherry-Evans, Kieran Foran, Steve Matai, Jorge Taufua, George Rose and Jason King all gained their first rep honors while playing for Manly.

    Of those players, 15 have been named in the team for today's Grand Final. Only Brenton Lawrence and either David Gower or James Hassan haven't played rep footy yet (at least, nothing from City v Country or above). And from what I know, BJ was an Australian Schoolboy rep in 2002.
     
  10. MadMarcus

    MadMarcus Local Lunatic 2016 Tipping Competitor

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    I disagree. Hoppa was Parra's best player this year.
     
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  11. amberg11

    amberg11 New Member

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    did you not read the title of the thread
     
  12. globaleagle

    globaleagle Où est mon chapeau Premium Member 2016 Tipping Competitor

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    During the game rabs mentioned that there was only one roosters junior playing tonight....and that was for manly.

    I think of comments like these when trying to ease the pain of a loss.

    Supporting a bred not bought team such as Manly whose players take pay cuts....as opposed to the rorters;

    The ultimate soulless, fly in, fly out group of mercenaries you'll ever meet.


    Happy with my choice.
     
  13. eagle chick

    eagle chick Active Member

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    Yup, good luck to them without SBW next year ! Proud to be a Manly supporter (and a crazy one at that), gee our boys have class.
     
  14. Hamster Huey

    Hamster Huey Space Invader Premium Member

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    'Juniors' are a deceptive term. The Roosters have just four junior clubs to draw from. When you compare that to even us, that is a distinct disadvantage to seeing any decent number of them develop into NRL standard players.

    A better measure is how many the club developed directly through their system or debut with the club. Not sure it improves the Roosters numbers by much, but it's a fair assessment to use.
     
  15. globaleagle

    globaleagle Où est mon chapeau Premium Member 2016 Tipping Competitor

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    Think I'll still stick with Manly.
     
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  16. manlyfan76

    manlyfan76 Parra Trolls are the best. Premium Member 2016 Tipping Competitor

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    Bwahahaha! Love it.
     

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