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How long before manly is back?

Discussion in 'Rugby League Forum' started by Turbo, Jun 6, 2016.

  1. Turbo

    Turbo Well-Known Member

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    How long will it take to refind our manly spirit and culture? 2 years? 5 years? 10 or more? We all know that ATM we don't have any culture or spirit. The old manly culture consisted of players putting the club before them selves, putting aside their differences (snake and cherry) to play good footy. Who would have thought 1 player leaving could ruin one clubs whole culture and future. We all had a top 8 finish or better for 2016 and maybe a premiership by 2017 or 2018. ATM we are out of the picture for 2016 and the way we are headed 2017 also. How long will it be before we are back? I've followed manly for a fairly short time compared to a lot of you and I've been very lucky to be watching manly while they've been successful. I don't know much about the northern eagles saga but I know that was pretty much our worst period, how is that compared to our current situation. For me 2017 rests on one massive thing getting DCE a halves partner. At the current point in time we have no halves and even at full strength we have 1. That's not going to get you anything and we have no halves depth either which is very bad. Manly need to realise that no 5/8 means no success. And also who's smart idea was it to sack tooves? He never did anything wrong. Get him back and sign Corey Norman bring back success and our culture you bring back manly. Or even get des back and get tooves as his assistant just please no more Barrett he doesn't pick and stick. Older guys in the forum I have a lot of respect for you and in your opinion how long will it be before I can enjoy watching manly again? How long before manly will be back?
     
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  2. Chip and Chase

    Chip and Chase True Supporter Staff Member Administrator Premium Member 2016 Tipping Competitor

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    Aren't we playing on Sunday ?
     
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  3. Briza

    Briza Active Member

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    with an "outsider" as coach and the majority of our players from the last 10 years gone by seasons end, at a guess 2 years.
    2017 hopefully see's an improvement by 2018 id expect the current contracted crop to be playing like a top 4 side.
     
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  4. Turbo

    Turbo Well-Known Member

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    Haha I don't know, if we turn up based on the last 4 weeks than no we are t playing on Sunday
     
  5. Fibro Eagle

    Fibro Eagle Well-Known Member 2016 Tipping Competitor

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    Winning games brings that back when your loosing games like we are it looks a lot worse than it really is this could happen in a few weeks if and if the team starts winning. Then if we continue to loose games you wont see it
    There is a good team there that can win games it's a matter of getting the same team on the paddock
    So how long Turbo ? anyones guess
    Could easily start next week with a win against the panthers
     
  6. pjayz

    pjayz Well-Known Member Premium Member

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    Best case - two years.
     
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  7. Woodsie

    Woodsie played strong, done good.

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    @Turbo love your passion but wanting to buy every player on the market (and many who aren't) and to call for the sacking of every player we have along with calling three of our greatest players ever who have shed blood and taken salary cuts for 10 years crap and say get rid of them is not the way to built the culture you so prize.

    'Culture" as I have said before can only be gained through shared adversity or shared success. This playing group hasn't yet experienced enough of either. another intregal part of any successful culture is the team stick solid with each other and they never, never ever bag their own.

    Start to think of what really is a team culture and apply it to yourself and you may begin to see what is needed.
     
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  8. Loaded dog

    Loaded dog Out on the full.

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    Basic science - Culture GROWS! Thanks Woodsie!
     
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  9. SeaEagleRock8

    SeaEagleRock8 Sea Eagle Lach Staff Member Premium Member 2016 Tipping Competitor

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    I think 12 years.
     
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  10. Clay

    Clay Well-Known Member

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    Umm yeahhhh nahhh Manly has a proud culture and a rich history ummm yeahhhh nahhh of success yeahhh
     
  11. Terry Zarsoff

    Terry Zarsoff Well-Known Member

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    Not sure about the manly qualities of the team and whether they have gone away.

    Manly on the other hand...
     
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  12. Eagles2nv

    Eagles2nv New Team, New Beginnings 2016 Tipping Competitor

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    We need a Manly coach.

    I fear that we may stick with the barrett experiment until Hasler is free in 2018.
     
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  13. susan

    susan Well-Known Member

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    Yep Couldn't think of a better qualified bloke than character laden good old Corey Norman to get our culture back.

    You are right in one sense though Turbot. You haven't experienced being a Manly supporter long enough to realize that 70 years of greatness doesn't get dusted in 2 year of missing finals. Manly has been missing some hardness the last couple of seasons like a few flat years in our history but it isn't gone; its in hibernation. Its never gone.
     
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  14. COMMANDER

    COMMANDER IF YOU DO NOT TRY YOU CAN NOT FAIL 2016 Tipping Competitor

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    We are at the end of an era and NRL premierships are hard things to win. 1987 to 1996 was a long time and 1996 to 2008 was even longer.

    Forget about having expectations of greatness, we are just one of the battling mob now.
     
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  15. Andrew..

    Andrew.. Well-Known Member 2016 Tipping Competitor

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    Turbo...Some clubs have a history of mediocrity that goes on for decades but Manly has always bounced back within a few years, we will this time.
     
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  16. Mark from Brisbane

    Mark from Brisbane Living the dream Premium Member

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    Swings and roundabouts.

    You'll talk about this in about 40 years @Turbo

    Believe me I've seen plenty!!
     
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  17. sean john

    sean john Haters gonna hate..

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    Cherry Evans ruined it with his greed. Divided the team when everyone else was taking pay cuts. In fact I think cherrys decision has had a huge impact on the game overall in terms of loyalty and money now everyone talks about how careers are a buisness. Whilst cherry may try his heart out.. He takes up most of our cap knowingly and while this continues.. Will we be able to build the culture of old? Mate for mate or all for one? Apple doesn't fall far from the tree. Just hope the turbo brothers don't follow suit. DCE mentality is himself before the team I'm sorry but it's true. Last yr proves that
     
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  18. Loaded dog

    Loaded dog Out on the full.

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    Question: What would you have done, had you been DCE? Would you have played for unders?
     
  19. Loaded dog

    Loaded dog Out on the full.

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    Do you think that you and I will see it?
     
  20. Mark from Brisbane

    Mark from Brisbane Living the dream Premium Member

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    Just like Forme ruined it for his!!

    All of the elite players are on a million plus these days, in a few years that will be the average.
     
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