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Glenn Stewart set for emotional Manly farewell

Discussion in 'News' started by Jethro, Aug 21, 2014.

By Jethro on Aug 21, 2014 at 6:58 PM
  1. Jethro

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    Manly star Glenn Stewart is poised for an emotional Brookvale Oval farewell next week in the Sea Eagles' final home game of the year in his return from a long-term ankle injury.

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Discussion in 'News' started by Jethro, Aug 21, 2014.

    1. Jethro

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      Manly star Glenn Stewart is poised for an emotional Brookvale Oval farewell next week in the Sea Eagles' final home game of the year in his return from a long-term ankle injury.

      Stewart [​IMG]hasn't played since Manly's 54-18 round-eight thumping of Canberra in April.

      But the two-time premiership winner began running again on Wednesday and is set to be fit for next week's round-25 clash with Penrith, in what shapes as his last game in Sea Eagles colours at Brookie before his move to South Sydney next year.

      Given the acrimonious nature of his departure from Manly, the Sunday afternoon match shapes as an emotional one for Stewart's teammates and fans.

      Manly coach Geoff Toovey said on Thursday that Stewart would likely be fit for the Panthers, in a match sure to have a big impact on the final make-up of the top eight.

      "Glenn is running now and we are hoping he will be back for the last home game, but we will have to wait and see," Toovey said.

      "He is running though and that is a good sign.

      "Obviously, we would have liked it to have been a bit quicker but, the quicker we can get him back on the field, the better."

      Stewart's departure has split the Sea Eagles' playing ranks with his brother Brett, Steve Matai and Anthony Watmough all reportedly requesting early releases from their contracts due to dissatisfaction with club management over the saga.

      Glenn Stewart has spent 12 seasons at Brookvale and, when his move to Redfern was announced in April, fans responded by cheering through the 13th minute of the following game against the Raiders at Brookvale Oval, in a tribute to the Clive Churchill medal-winning No.13.

      Teammate Jamie Buhrer said Manly were keen for Stewart to get some football under his belt in the lead-up to the finals.

      "It was a good sign this week to see him running. We were training yesterday and we could see him running on the side and there were plenty of boys yelling out offering him encouragement," Buhrer said.

      "He has been a big part of this side for a long time so, the sooner we get him back, the better - not only for us as a team but for him as an individual, to get some game time under his belt before the semi-finals."
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    2. niccipops

      niccipops un echidna spillo mia bevanda Premium Member 2016 Tipping Competitor

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      Well, we need to farewell this champion with a big win at Brookie.
      He might be wearing a ridiculous jersey next year but he'll always be Manly.
      Thanks for everything Glenn, you legend.
       
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    3. ManlyArmy

      ManlyArmy Well-Known Member 2016 Tipping Competitor

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      Last game at Brookie for 2014, Gifty farewell, Matai's 200th, Sunday Arvo Footy. If we don't get 20,000, there must be something wrong with some of our fans!
       
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    4. dowdz

      dowdz Well-Known Member Premium Member 2016 Tipping Competitor

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      Damn. I will be on the Gold Coast. Didn't plan that to well
       
    5. Boofhead

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      Coming down from the Gold Coast for this game. It will be our first time at Brookvale for 2014.
       
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    6. castle eagle

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      boof is coming down so bludge a lift with him!:D
       
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    7. Clint

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      Make sure you give us a cheerio on your way through Coffs again boof.
       
    8. sheridanstand78

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      Great chance to farewell Gifty who along side his brother has been the heart beat of the team for the last decade.

      Thanks for the pleasure you have given the fans over this time and now to send you out as a winner.
       
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    9. Mark from Brisbane

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      Coming down from Brissie for this one, very pleased I'll be there to cheer for the big fella!!
       
    10. EagleFromMay1967

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      One good pass will put the icing on the cake.
       
    11. southsideeagle

      southsideeagle Well-Known Member Premium Member

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      I won tickets in a corporate box for the day .. I'm pretty excited.
       
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    12. eaglerob

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      Couldn't agree more.... What a legend, What a Champion :)
       
    13. MadMarcus

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      Gift will always be a Manly legend. It will be a sad day.
       
    14. ssar

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      It'd be fantastic to see Gifty at or close to 100% fitness and back on the field for our last 2 games, especially at Brookie next Sunday vs the Panthers.

      If he's not fit enough though he shouldn't push it, I'll beleive it when the team is listed with an hour of kickoff.

      Champion Manly player, thanks for all the great memories mate!
      All the best, cept' You're gonna get smashed when you next face Manly wearing the dirty Souffs jersey next year.
       
    15. Mark from Brisbane

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      I'll probably be over on the hill getting drenched BUT the atmosphere will be better.

      Enjoy your corporate box mate, I have done that a few times as well its very nice indeed (and dry).
       
    16. Boofhead

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      I will try Clint but you may not hear me from inside the plane :)
       
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    17. Mals

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      Can't wait for this game! Big cheers for Gifty & hopefully a crushing win for our boys :)
       
    18. southsideeagle

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      Thanks Mark .. I won at charity auction ... it was a hard bidding contest .. much prized in the Sutherland shire :p
       
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    19. Clint

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      lol
       

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