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How is Glenn different to Kite?

Discussion in 'Rugby League Forum' started by Shoe1, Apr 24, 2014.

  1. Shoe1

    Shoe1 Well-Known Member

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    Both great players for manly, both Churchill medallists. Similar no contract situation due to the cap. I don't feel that kite's move last year generated as much angst? Most accepted it, grudgingly, but accepted.
     
  2. Eaglette Fan

    Eaglette Fan Active Member

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    I guess Gift is more of a game breaker than Kitey, and the so called angst of younger brother Brett makes the loss of Gift more hurtful. But agree, every time we lose any very good stalwart that isn't easily replaced does have an impact.
     
  3. Brookie

    Brookie Well-Known Member

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    firstly... Kitey is of Tongan background!

    thats a big difference!
     
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  4. Shoe1

    Shoe1 Well-Known Member

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    I don't recall many zorba/ Ritchie articles.
     
  5. HappilyManly

    HappilyManly MWTS Premium Member 2016 Tipping Competitor

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    People are more attached to Gifty as he is seen as part of Snake :angel:

    We are blessed to have had both at Manly :)
     
  6. The Who

    The Who Well-Known Member

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    Also, Kite made his name first with St George, and was an established first grader. Glenn was the much loved 'battler from the bush' who came to Manly as a 'gift' thanks to the precocious talents of his brother. In the early seasons Glenn was regarded as an honest toiler, never destined for greatness.
    How wrong almost all of us on this forum were. As his hairline receded and his waistline grew so too did his status as a ball-playing forward who set-up tries and helped the Manly 'culture' grow. He is a champion, and even in future seasons when wearing opposition colours I'm sure he will receive a warm Brookie welcome.
     
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  7. mozgrame

    mozgrame Well-Known Member

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    Glenn has less hair. When Glenn hits you, they at least deflect off your arms and head, Kitey's are easier to duck. Luckily for Michael Crocker.....
     
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  8. Disco

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    Manly let Kite know early that we couldn't keep him though we did seem to want to keep Gift

    Plus Gift was a one club player
     
  9. Briza

    Briza Maroon and White - Born and Bred

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    Forget both above mentioned players for one moment.
    One of the 3 most influential players in our proud clubs history (and a club junior) Steve Beaver Menzies was a victim of the salary cap.
     
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  10. mike walker

    mike walker Well-Known Member

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    G'day all,Still ranks as one of the games greatest travesties the treatment of Menzies by the nrl especially when you consider the way they kept falling over themselves with lockyer.I have refrained from entering the current debate with regards to Glen Stewarts contract situation as most points of issue have been discussed by others but i think that criticism of DCE is a bit unfair, as a similar set of circumstances probably were at play last year when Brett was reportedly playing hardball with his contract negotiations at the same time as Kitey and I don't recall similar criticism that he was forcing Kitey out as a consequence.
    cheers mike
     
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  11. Moondog

    Moondog Grey-beard loon Premium Member 2016 Tipping Competitor

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    He's a lot shorter...
     
  12. King

    King Active Member

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    This
     
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  13. Shoe1

    Shoe1 Well-Known Member

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    Liam and kieran got to play 20 mins of 1st grade together once. Once.
     
  14. Clint

    Clint . Premium Member 2016 Tipping Competitor

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    Their names are spelt differently
     
  15. ManlyBacker

    ManlyBacker Winging it Staff Member

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    Kitie and Glenn wil always get a warm welcome back @ Brookie. The issue is how the NRL is allowing these circumstances to arise. I'm not happy even the smallest bit with how we have been forced to part with these long-time greats. I can understand how we might have stuffed up with end-of-career loaded contracts but I'm seriously unhappy to be farewelling these players. Total BS.
     
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  16. mozgrame

    mozgrame Well-Known Member

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    I think Glenn will be fine. I was just watching "Unsealed alien files" on fox and Glenn is doing a bit of moonlighting on there. He seems to know a lot about aliens.


    [​IMG]
     
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  17. Masked Eagle

    Masked Eagle Well-Known Member

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    Kite was very strong for the playing group when the Dessie tried to sink us. IMO he shouldn't lose to much to Gifty when we start talking Manly legends.
     
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