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If This Happened to Manly???

Discussion in 'Rugby League Forum' started by Canteen Worker, Jul 29, 2008.

  1. Canteen Worker

    Canteen Worker Well-Known Member 2016 Tipping Competitor

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    If SBW was a Sea Eagle and walked out, would the NRL even care? 

    However, he is from the Dogs, a team propped up by News and so they give him all the support in the world. Malcolm Noad went from top exec at News to head the Dogs and keep them viable.

    Are the Dogs that important to the game?

    Maybe I am being hysterical but I can't help feeling that if it was Manly the league would not have the same level of interest in supporting us.
     
  2. sharx

    sharx Active Member

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    yeh u have a good point there.
    however,i never have remembered manly trying to keep a player against his own wishes.
    there was that young centre a couple of years ago who went awol and left.forgot his name but he was a promising player.
    then again,looking at the spirit within the team,it doesnt seem like any of them would want to leave.
    a happy culture is a winning culture.
     
  3. DSM5

    DSM5 Well-Known Member 2016 Tipping Competitor

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    Nobody likes us....I don't care.
     
  4. Berkeley_Eagle

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

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    was that player Ashley Alberts
     
  5. sharx

    sharx Active Member

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    yep thats him
     
  6. Canteen Worker

    Canteen Worker Well-Known Member 2016 Tipping Competitor

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    Dale Shearer was another who broke contract and walked out. Many years later he said he regretted it and it was a bad move. Ridge saw out his contract when he wanted to leave and then left.
     
  7. Guest

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    Rin Gibbs was the same when he took the big dollars and joined the Gold Coast.  He regretted the move as it killed his career only one year after he was in a grand final winning team.
     
  8. Ryan

    Ryan Well-Known Member

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    I can't believe the media didn't go into a frenzy when our marquee 2008 signing went to French Rugby - David Vaeliki !
    That alone would have been enough for a political debate.
    They are obviously after all our quality players.
     
  9. Moops

    Moops Well-Known Member

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    Ridge won a comp because he stayed loyal. Ian Roberts never did
     
  10. Canteen Worker

    Canteen Worker Well-Known Member 2016 Tipping Competitor

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    Roberts did not play at all in 96 as he signed a SuperLeague contract despite being signed with the Sea Eagles. He sat the season out before becoming a cowgirl.
     
  11. byso

    byso Well-Known Member

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    If one of our star players like Ballin ;), Orford or Stewy left at this stage of the season, in the the same circumstances it would be as big a story and the NRL would be equally pissed off.
     
  12. Canteen Worker

    Canteen Worker Well-Known Member 2016 Tipping Competitor

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    Ballin!!!! :)  (He is only the pinup boy of a few of us now that the Messiah has gone! :)
     

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