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Get out the tissues

Discussion in 'Rugby League Forum' started by Matabele, Oct 25, 2007.

  1. Matabele

    Matabele Well-Known Member

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    Great news to see that the mighty Beaver is confirmed as going around next year. It does however seem that it will indeed be his last. So get the tissues out as we get ready to say goodbye to one of the club's favourite (if not THE favourite) sons.
     
  2. fLIP

    fLIP UFO Hunter

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    He certainly my faviourite all timer. He's up there with Toovey and Cliffy IMO.
     
  3. Canteen Worker

    Canteen Worker Well-Known Member 2016 Tipping Competitor

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    It will be a sad day for Manly and the game. He deserves nothing less than a premiership. I hope we can deliver!!!
     
  4. ants

    ants Active Member

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    :cry: :cry:

    No doubt about it, easily my favourite player by a long, long way.

    Bugger it and I thought he would never retire!!
     
  5. Matabele

    Matabele Well-Known Member

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    6th
     
  6. Cameron

    Cameron Cambo Premium Member

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    champion in every sense of the word

    i know u can get debate on weather he is ahead of Bozo or cliffy as our best ever.

    But can anyone name a local junior who has been a great as beaver
     
  7. Jatz Crackers

    Jatz Crackers Moderator Staff Member

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    I will be interested to see the events organised to celebrate this, given the necessity for the NRL to promote crystal clean players and the unsurety surrounding the 08 year being Beavers last. What will it be ?
     
  8. fLIP

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    Should beaver one day be an Immortal?
     
  9. Canteen Worker

    Canteen Worker Well-Known Member 2016 Tipping Competitor

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    Toovey would be the other local who contributed a lot to the club.

    I have said my bit on the immortal - though the missing NE years probably put paid to that as Beaver didn't play Origin or Tests in that time due to no profile.

    Mata had a great idea of the NRL profiling him as a face of the game in the 100th year as he is everything that is good about our game.

    Anti Manly bias will put paid to that. It will be up to Manly to farewell him!!!
     
  10. Dan

    Dan Administrator Staff Member Administrator 2016 Tipping Competitor

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    I think he is one of the favourite sons of the league, from everyone i speak to they all love beaver he is a clean and nice bloke and it shows.
     
  11. byso

    byso Well-Known Member

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    Serious?
     
  12. Matabele

    Matabele Well-Known Member

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    Should? It is really a matter of when.
     
  13. byso

    byso Well-Known Member

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    An immortal Manly player but not NRL/ARL.
     
  14. Matabele

    Matabele Well-Known Member

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    Cameron Cambo Premium Member

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    but i suppose monas is byso :blaugh:
     
  16. byso

    byso Well-Known Member

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    Are you suggesting he isn't a Manly Immortal?
     
  17. Matabele

    Matabele Well-Known Member

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    Are you suggesting he isn't a Manly Immortal?
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    I'm suggesting that it would be an embarrasment if he didn't become an immortal because his exploits far outweigh some of the current members of that august group.
     
  18. byso

    byso Well-Known Member

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    He maybe a top person and hold many attributes that should lead him to be regarded as the greatest role model of the modern era for players and supporters.

    But he would hardly be regarded as one of the best "on field" performers ever. Which is what the “immortal” tag is about?
     
  19. Canteen Worker

    Canteen Worker Well-Known Member 2016 Tipping Competitor

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    Top tryscoring forward of all time. I reckon he is up there but his loyalty to Manly in the dark years and subsequent lack of rep footy then cost him the tag. What forwards have been better all-round players than him in the modern era???
     
  20. Matabele

    Matabele Well-Known Member

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    Exactly CW. He broke a record that stood for 70 years (top try-scoring forward of all time) has been a model citizen on and off the field and will hopefully retire with the most number of games played and the first past the magical 350 figure.

    Stacks up pretty well against a Beetson that languished in Reserve Grade at Parramatta for quite a hile.
     

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