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Discussion in 'Rugby League Forum' started by king2213, Aug 15, 2016.

  1. king2213

    king2213 Well-Known Member

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    i have been one of many to blow up about recruitment of players and staff.

    It seems, even though Trent Barrett is still learning the trade, it is clear the players are putting in 100% for him and the club.

    Our forward recruitment is shaping up to be top 4 material ( our forwards matched the Bulldogs pack last week ) Api Koraisau 57 tackles plus the rest of the boys

    Yes letting go of Gutherson in order for him to see more first grade, may have been a good or bad idea ( it may be a master stroke in 2 years time ) and Hiku etc

    It looks like we are heading in the right direction :)

    It has been a messy year, but the boys and club made me honoured to be a sea eagle supporter with that performance last week against the Dogs

    We will never know if the previous football department would have made the SNAP cleanout and forward recruitment decisions

    But it looks like Bob fulton is building one heck of a pack of forwards with DEPTH

    Bring on 2017
     
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  2. Turbo

    Turbo Well-Known Member

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    Agree look at our forwards for next year possibly with other additions:

    J Trbojevic
    D Lussick
    M Taupau
    J Buhrer
    N Myles
    L Brown
    A Fonua-Blake
    L Knight
    N Green
    W Meehan
    J Hopoate

    Great pack of forwards to go into the future with, Myles to teach through his experience, Jake the inspirational leader. It's very exciting.
     
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  3. The Who

    The Who Well-Known Member

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    What happens when our traditional injury curse and suspensions happen?
    It's not how good your team looks on paper it's how many top players you can keep on the paddock.
    While our forwards do look strong, on paper, our backs are the opposite. Unless we can get a speedy winger and centre, at least, then we'll have one of the worst backline in the comp. Unfortunately.
     
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  4. Mark from Brisbane

    Mark from Brisbane Living the dream Premium Member

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    Agree, as it stands our backline isn't looking world class in 2017, BUT , next season is more than six months away and there's sure to be more comings and goings before then.
     
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  5. simon64

    simon64 Well-Known Member Premium Member

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    What I've said all along Who.
    Injuries are the great leveler. You can never predict what's going to happen.
    Our forwards have improved significantly. But let's face it....they had to.
    Our backs, however......@:rolleyes:.
    Walker is fast. But can the guy learn to run a line ? I'd like to see us add someone with genuine pace. A real speedster that scores if he's in the clear. It might be the injury (I hope it is) but Tommy seems to get run down.
    We really miss Gift and Killer running the show on the right. That side has done bugger all this year.
     
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  6. Woodsie

    Woodsie played strong, done good.

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    Well, at this stage two of the best backs evar to play for Manly (Snake and Matai) are still on our 2017 roster, so on paper we have a brilliant backline.
    Walker would only get a wing spot.

    If I had the chq book, I would be waiting to see what eventuates with them before signing anyone. The type and class of player I would be looking for changes exponentially with the freed cash.
     
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  7. KOMORI

    KOMORI Born and bred an Eagle

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    I'm still not 100% sold on The most beautiful coach in the cosmos, but he's definitely showing the rights signs in my opinion and whilst he may not have had the best of years it's his FIRST YEAR as head coach.

    On top of this we've had a truly woeful run of injuries over the last 2 years that certainly affected the results of both Trent and Tooves..
     
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  8. KeithSheldon

    KeithSheldon Well-Known Member

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    You have to give coaches at least 2 or 3 years to see if they are good enough.
     
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  9. Mark from Brisbane

    Mark from Brisbane Living the dream Premium Member

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    Maybe but bet Barrett either starts getting success or will be shafted by mid 2017.
     
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  10. The Who

    The Who Well-Known Member

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    How long are you giving Chad Randall, Mark?
    Williamson has had no success but continues to be employed as a coach.
    At Manly it's not a results-driven club - despite the Penmanship that suggest otherwise at the start of the season.
     
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  11. Woodsie

    Woodsie played strong, done good.

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    Possibly Willo is doing the job that several head coaches have now tasked him to do. That may or may not include winning games.
     
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  12. ManlyArmy

    ManlyArmy Well-Known Member 2016 Tipping Competitor

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    Pretty hard to concentrate on coaching when you know ZTH is stalking your every move, as Tooves knows.
     
  13. Harvies elbow

    Harvies elbow Well-Known Member

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    One of the best investments we could make for the backline is a compass.
    So Dylan knows where north and south are.
     
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  14. SeaEagleRock8

    SeaEagleRock8 Sea Eagle Lach Staff Member Premium Member 2016 Tipping Competitor

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    I am unconvinced that Peter Peters pulls the strings at Manly.
    From my distance he is a Manly stalwart (and premiership winner and lifelong Sea Eagle)(ever since leaving the Eels!) who thinks of himself as a wheeler and dealer but is more likely just a mouthpiece for others who wield the real power at the club. Could be wrong of course.
     
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  15. bones

    bones Bones Knows Premium Member 2016 Tipping Competitor

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    Pretty much the same forward pack we had this year and we missed the finals.
     
  16. SeaEagleRock8

    SeaEagleRock8 Sea Eagle Lach Staff Member Premium Member 2016 Tipping Competitor

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    I think we need to add another good forward. Not necessarily international standard, but a good forward with strength and some NRL experience.
     
  17. wombatgc

    wombatgc Well-Known Member 2016 Tipping Competitor

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    We should give Wayde van Niekerk a tingle. He goes alright.
     
  18. CBreeagles

    CBreeagles Active Member

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    It's a good thing its the same pack with only some changes, we're second for metres gained this year. We just need better backs that can convert the field position into points.
     
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  19. Terry Zarsoff

    Terry Zarsoff Well-Known Member

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    Imagine him playing on the old Sports Ground? He would have attained all-time great status by now.
     
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  20. Woodsie

    Woodsie played strong, done good.

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    We had the backs mate, just never got them on the paddock fit and firing in their positions..

    1 Snake
    2 Taufua
    3 Matai
    4 Turbo
    5 Walker
    6 Lyon
    7 DCE

    Not a bad backline when in form.
     

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