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Gift Captain?

Discussion in 'Rugby League Forum' started by Matabele, Jan 17, 2010.

  1. Matabele

    Matabele Well-Known Member

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    Today's Herald has a back page of the 64 people participating in some independent commission forum tomorrow, comprising coaches, CEOs, captains and owners (?).  Interesting to note Glenn Stewart is our player representative as "captain".  I could live with him as skipper.
     
  2. Ryan

    Ryan Well-Known Member

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    Excellent choice - should be co-captains with Lyon
     
  3. Berkeley_Eagle

    Berkeley_Eagle Current Status: 24/7 Manly Fan 2016 Tipping Competitor

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    I reckon co-captain with Choc
     
  4. Fro

    Fro Well-Known Member

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    Co Captains blow.
     
  5. Mcatmos

    Mcatmos Member

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    Captain and Vice Captain for me.
     
  6. The Wheel

    The Wheel Well-Known Member

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    I think it is more onfield & off field as killer doesn't like the spotlight.

    Due to Brett's predictiment I doubt Gift will get the role
     
  7. Jethro

    Jethro This space is for rent Staff Member Premium Member 2016 Tipping Competitor

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    What does Brett's predicament have to do with it? They have no reason or right to be prejudicial/discriminatory towards Gift just because his brother is in a bit of trouble at the moment for something that he may or may not have done.
     
  8. King

    King Active Member

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    I also noticed that Mata.

    Is it also just a coincedence that Gift broke his personal media ban a few weeks ago???
     
  9. Fro

    Fro Well-Known Member

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    What does Brett's predicament have to do with it? They have no reason or right to be prejudicial/discriminatory towards Gift just because his brother is in a bit of trouble at the moment for something that he may or may not have done.
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    No but having a captain that doesnt talk to the media would make things difficult.

    Might as well get Wayne Bennett as coach, that would make press conferences interesting.
     
  10. King

    King Active Member

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    What does Brett's predicament have to do with it? They have no reason or right to be prejudicial/discriminatory towards Gift just because his brother is in a bit of trouble at the moment for something that he may or may not have done.
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    No but having a captain that doesnt talk to the media would make things difficult.

    Might as well get Wayne Bennett as coach, that would make press conferences interesting.
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    He broke his silence.........

    http://www.dailytelegraph.com.au/sport/nrl/stewart-sour-over-brothers-treatment/story-e6frexnr-1225813797678
     
  11. The Wheel

    The Wheel Well-Known Member

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    What does Brett's predicament have to do with it? They have no reason or right to be prejudicial/discriminatory towards Gift just because his brother is in a bit of trouble at the moment for something that he may or may not have done.
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    No but having a captain that doesnt talk to the media would make things difficult.

    Might as well get Wayne Bennett as coach, that would make press conferences interesting.
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    I doubt the club wants every 2nd question at a post game media conference about off field issues.  Additionally Glen has quite an adverse 'relationship' with the media after what happen to Brett last year.  Fro has hit the nail on the head
     
  12. Matabele

    Matabele Well-Known Member

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    I don't think Brett's situation counts against him.  One would expect an elder brother to look out for a younger one in some regards and when the whole case goes pear-shaped and Brett is vindicated, there'll be plenty of sympathy for both. 
     
  13. Ron E. Gibbs

    Ron E. Gibbs Well-Known Member

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    For what it's worth, they just showed footage from the meeting that showed, Des, Lowe and Jason King as the Manly reps. No Gift in sight.
     
  14. The Gronk

    The Gronk Well-Known Member

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    what chance co-captains, Gift to lead on-field in the real stuff, and someone else to step in for the media commitments?
     
  15. Kiwi Eagle

    Kiwi Eagle Moderator Staff Member 2016 Tipping Competitor

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    Yeah that was on over here as well Ron E
     
  16. court83

    court83 Active Member

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    I guess the whole matai choc bashin incident could be thrown in here aswell,is it possible choc may have been the one to attend the meeting had he not been busted up over the weekend?
     
  17. Fro

    Fro Well-Known Member

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    As usual you miss the point.

    If Stewart Jr goes to court in say May, won't Stewart Sr. have his mind on other things, and by extension he will not be able to keep a low profile and support his brother as he will be getting hammered by the media to keep the story simmering.

    But you can bing up Pizza again in this thread as well.
     
  18. nita

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    King was the player there today.. Hmm
     
  19. Ryan

    Ryan Well-Known Member

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    I'd have no problem with King as captain - he was probably our 2nd best prop last year after George Rose. The problem is the man hasn't played a full season of Rugby League - ever - as far as I can tell.
     
  20. ManlyBacker

    ManlyBacker Winging it Staff Member

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    Until the captaincy is decided King was a good choice. He is a lawyer and also the players representative on the RL Players Association, which is basically a union. He has also been mentioned as being in line for the captaincy but it is hard to see a prop who plays just over half a game getting the gig. Choc couldn't have made it due to being hospitalised. I still think Lyon is the right choice but he needs to use a few more words with the press than he has done in the past.
     

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