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Don't underestimate the Manly spirit

Discussion in 'Rugby League Forum' started by manlyslam, Oct 9, 2011.

  1. manlyslam

    manlyslam Member

    +8 / 0
    Des has forgotten to take into account that there are forces out there outside of his control that have had a greater influence on Manly's success than his own hard work alone.

    2008 and 2011 were premierships laced with destiny. (eg. Cam smith suspension, Lockyer injury & Gift, just to name a few)

    For one the true Manly supporters have contributed towards this energy we call the Manly spirit. A factor Des disregarded.

    The playing groups energy / integrity was also the highest in the comp. Hoppa, Joe and even Choc this year turning it around. Humble and playing for each other(team spirit).

    Brookvale Oval also has a great spirit, something that just doesn't show on the outside. Undefeated this year.

    These are all things money can't buy.
  2. The Eagle

    The Eagle Well-Known Member

    +480 / 0
    Cam Smith isn't worth 40 points
  3. manlyslam

    manlyslam Member

    +8 / 0
    Just read this article just after I posted.

    Power of positive thinking guided Hasler's heroes to karma waters and title glory

    Sports motivator John Novak instilled Manly with a winning mindset, writes Richard Hinds.
    MANLY'S premiership has been portrayed as an act of defiance. Fuelled by righteous indignation, the love 'em or-hate 'em Sea Eagles channelled their anger, took on the world and prevailed.
    It is a perception instantly dismissed by a man intimately involved with the club's preparation throughout a surprising, inevitably triumphant season. ''Categorically a myth,'' says John Novak who considers Manly's grand final victory, at least partly, a testament to the power of positive thinking.

    ''The delivery of energy in a positive way,'' as he puts it.

    Maybe Des should have had a few more sessions himself.

    Read more: http://www.smh.com.au/rugby-league/league-news/power-of-positive-thinking-guided-haslers-heroes-to-karma-waters-and-title-glory-20111007-1ldkg.html#ixzz1aGBoiQVB

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