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Foran's reason to depart

Discussion in 'Rugby League Forum' started by Matabele, Mar 8, 2015.

  1. Matabele

    Matabele Well-Known Member

    +466 / 6
    If reports Foran will sign with the Eels because "Manly is a club on the slide" prove to be correct, his signing will be a far greater act of gross disloyalty than that of DCE. DCE had his contract pulled and had every right to sign with another club (and as I've canvassed elsewhere his signing was actively encouraged by the NRL which is unconscionable on their behalf).

    But if Foran wants to depart because he thinks we're not competitive, this speaks very poorly of him as a man, of his character and also of him as a club man. If you think the club is struggling I'd have thought it's all the more reason to stay and fight for their revival? Not to mention the grass won't be greener where he's going. The Eels' culture is demonstrably awry, hence their lack of success for 30 years.

    I'm going to think the best of Foran because he does seem to have the interests of the club at heart. But if he does go - he'll go down as one of the greatest pea-hearts and Judas' in the proud history of the club.
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  2. Sheikheagle

    Sheikheagle Well-Known Member

    +856 / 53
    Totally agree came into the team and benefited in a golden era for the club and as soon the going gets tough exits stage left. This is assuming he goes of course!
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    PONTIAN SEA EAGLE Well-Known Member

    +948 / 80
    It's now up to his mates snake,& matai to convince him to stay in my view.
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  4. mickqld

    mickqld Sack Greenslime 2016 Tipping Competitor

    Gold Coast
    +3,755 / 57
    It's what I fear the most here. It would shatter my thoughts that he was an honorable and proud Sea Eagle. This will be far worse than $CE.
  5. HappilyManly

    HappilyManly MWTS Premium Member 2016 Tipping Competitor

    +11,498 / 254
    Both boys are burnt out with all the Finals Footy and Rep Games they have played.

    Chez is clear in wanting a new start and shows how the drudgery of their workload is mind numbing. It really is not about Manly, but more about what his next career will be after footy.
    So the GC move is ideal, as no one really expects him to drag the Team to a GF, just to get the Sponsors and Fans hooked on the possibility of a GF. < Pressure
    At Manly he knows that he is expected to not only get us into another GF, but to help win it as well. The extra pressure for the same kind of money did not equate, and nor should it have.@:cool:

    Foz's remarks last year about dithering between wanting to be at Manly Training or not, and this year about wanting to play in the NRL All Stars to get away from the intensity of training, shows the same mental fatigue. I fear that he now feels the burden of expectation from the whole of Manly to stay. Whilst in 2012 he only had a couple of mates pressure him to change his mind about leaving to go to the Dogs.> Pressure

    They have both won GFs and Rep Cups, so the challenges they need are not going to be met by more of these. Foz hasn't realized this yet and seems to be looking for a Club that helps him grow as a Player. He needs to identify what makes him happy as a Person and provider for his growing family.:sweating:

    “You can please some of the people all of the time, you can please all of the people some of the time, but you can’t please all of the people all of the time”.”

    John Lydgate

    The longer Foz leaves his decision, the more hatred he will unleash from heartbroken Manly Fans, should it be a change of Club.:wondering:

    I wish them both peace of mind and will continue to cheer them on in 2015 :clap:
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  6. Anthony Price

    Anthony Price New Member

    +0 / 0
    why would matai encourage him to stay he wants out of the club as well he wants to go home to the warriors????
  7. Mavin

    Mavin Well-Known Member

    +929 / 43
    You do realise he just re signed for 2 more season right?
  8. Vyssini

    Vyssini Well-Known Member 2016 Tipping Competitor

    +464 / 1
    Clearly the Price is Not Right!
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  9. Mavin

    Mavin Well-Known Member

    +929 / 43
    Going on his posts he is a troll not even a good 1
  10. Anthony Price

    Anthony Price New Member

    +0 / 0
    That what i have heard dont shoot the messenger. and what was the first game of football you guys ever watch manly play my first game that i can remember seeing is 1971 grand final souths and manly which i was at it's all good i've seen players come and go over the years but with such a strong club will get over it i can remember the dark days when we used to be called the northern beagles

    MWSE4LIFE Well-Known Member

    +119 / 0
    Now I have had a few days to calm down, I'm definitely leaning to more the way of your thinking. A leader leads. Don't we want someone to take us from where we are now, back to our eventual place back at the top rather than blokes bailing when it gets a bit tough? We sit and debate (sometimes fire up) amongst ourselves but it's not us having to prove a thing. We've supported this team all our lives. We don't have to prove ****.

    Then there's this pressure line. Pressure? Like deciding to stay on the beautiful north shore getting paid double what your fellow players are getting paid and who have spilt 100's more litres of blood. Yeah real tough. Man up. You in or out? Yeah they screwed up last year. Move on. Takes a man to stay when it's tough rather than bail when there's a few leaks in the boat.

    Want a challenge and to create a legacy? For Kieran this is the perfect opportunity.
  12. Snake

    Snake Doing The Eagle Rock!

    +2,535 / 135
    Phil Gould carried on like a right wanker when Foz went down with a hammy on friday night. He kept taking the line of "what will be going Kieran's head, seeing his pack bashed up like this?" and "he must be thinking, there has to be an easier place to play" etc.
  13. BOZO

    BOZO Well-Known Member 2016 Tipping Competitor

    +3,855 / 192
    Forans reason to depart is in his head . If he
    Phil may be right because if Foz had any passion to stay with Manly he would have signed by now
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  14. Mavin

    Mavin Well-Known Member

    +929 / 43
    Foz has no 1 but himself 2 blame for that he has given the impression 2 everybody that it's all a bit tough at the club now we are not as strong as we once were. Gus is 1 commentator who gives us as a club some respect I can't be critical of his commentary on Friday.
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  15. mozgrame

    mozgrame Well-Known Member

    +4,610 / 46
    “If you tell a big enough lie and tell it frequently enough, it will be believed.”

    - Adolf Hitler
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  16. SwornEagle

    SwornEagle Well-Known Member

    +181 / 3
    Oh the pressure, the mental fatigue, or those bad sports journalists. Give me a break, they get paid a million a year to play football. Both bloody weak if that's the case. FFS!
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  17. Loobs

    Loobs I am not really Scott Penn Premium Member

    +6,414 / 257
    To be a leader you also have to make quick decisions. Can Foz do that......?
  18. sheridanstand78

    sheridanstand78 Well-Known Member

    +3,308 / 51
    You stick with a club through thick and thin, that is what makes you a club legend! If you want to go then just get on with it.
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  19. Bird of Prey

    Bird of Prey Active Member

    +141 / 13
    Close it was actually Goebbels but hey both as mad as cut snakes.
  20. The Eagle Has Landed

    The Eagle Has Landed Well-Known Member

    +439 / 7
    But he's a long way off from being a club legend. He should learn a thing or two from The Great Beaver.
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