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Discussion in 'Rugby League Forum' started by Mickdog, Nov 11, 2011.

  1. Mickdog

    Mickdog New Member

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    Manly take swipe at pillaging Bulldogs

    It's the ultimate rugby league irony: Manly whinging about being pillaged by a cashed-up rival from Sydney's west.

    But there he was on Friday, Sea Eagles chairman Scott Penn questioning the integrity of a Canterbury club picking off members of Manly's backroom staff one by one.

    Penn's swipe came as the Sea Eagles sacked coach Des Hasler, claiming a breach of contract for his alleged role in luring key staff to Belmore ahead of his arrival there in 2013.

    Advertisement: Story continues below Recruitment guru Noel Cleal and assistant Kelly Egan are confirmed defectors, but more are thought to be in the pipeline.

    Penn was asked whether the Bulldogs had acted inappropriately in scavenging the NRL premiers' ranks.

    He didn't have to utter a word - the pause before he spoke said it all.

    "It's probably too difficult to say, without pointing fingers," Penn finally said.

    "But certainly when you have significant numbers of your football staff approached there's questions over the integrity of that."

    While there's little doubt much of Penn's grievance is with Hasler, it's clear he is also unhappy with the Bulldogs, not least for their decision to announce their deal with Hasler for 2013 and beyond just days after Manly's premiership triumph.

    But dig a little deeper and it appears Penn and the Sea Eagles are upset at the systematic approach the Bulldogs have taken to buying up the brains of Manly's operation.

    This from a club which built its reputation as the `Silvertails' in the 1970s and 80s after using it's financial capacity to lure top talent to the northern beaches, particularly from bitter rivals Western Suburbs.

    Now the shoe is on the other foot.

    "Contracts are in place for a reason - if someone doesn't have a contract then they're probably fair game," Penn said.

    "That's something the Bulldogs took advantage of, trying to take advantage of contractual situations that may or may not have been there.

    "In a competitive landscape that's probably OK - I guess it's just the manner in which it's been done."

    The Bulldogs refused to buy into the debate, keeping their comments strictly on Hasler's role with the club.

    While Canterbury chief executive Todd Greenberg said Jim Dymock remained the club's coach for 2012, it is assumed Hasler's deal - which was due to begin in 2013 - will be brought forward a year.

    "We will continue to offer Des our full support as he works through the options available to him, and we will meet with him at an appropriate point in the future," Greenberg said in a statement.

    "It is worth noting at this point that our plans for 2012 are unaffected by today's developments.

    "Jim Dymock is doing a fantastic job and together with his football staff he has the squad well positioned in our pre-season campaign."

    http://news.smh.com.au/breaking-news-sport/manly-take-swipe-at-pillaging-bulldogs-20111111-1nbfs.html
     
  2. Cameron

    Cameron Cambo Premium Member

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    It's a black fly in your chardonay
    It's a death row pardon a minute too late
    Isnt it ironIc don't you think :)
     
  3. Wolfpack

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    It's like rain on your wedding day.
     
  4. Cameron

    Cameron Cambo Premium Member

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    An old man turns 98 wins the lottery and dies the next day
    Isnt it ironic
     
  5. bones

    bones Bones Knows Premium Member 2016 Tipping Competitor

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    A traffic jam when you're already late.
     
  6. voicefromthehill

    voicefromthehill Well-Known Member Premium Member

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    Even more ironic is

    Its a free ride when you've already paid.

    Just saying....
     
  7. bones

    bones Bones Knows Premium Member 2016 Tipping Competitor

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    PMSL.... Oops. That is ironic. Thanks Alannis.
     
  8. Cameron

    Cameron Cambo Premium Member

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    Funniest thread ever
     
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  9. Chip and Chase

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

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    It's good advice that you just didn't take.
     
  10. Cameron

    Cameron Cambo Premium Member

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    Waiting for some to use the man of her dreams line lol. Won't be me kiwi eagle would twist it in a flash
     
  11. byso

    byso Well-Known Member

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    Twist your gibblets you mean ;)
     
  12. The Eagle

    The Eagle Well-Known Member

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    ITS LIKE 10,000 SPOONS WHEN ALL YOU NEED IS A KNIFE!
     
  13. HELLAS_EAGLES

    HELLAS_EAGLES New Member

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    We had two Iro's once (Tony & Kevin) but never a Nic !!
     
  14. conanu

    conanu Well-Known Member Premium Member

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    I would call all those quotes unfortunate The Irony of it all is that the song is called ironic but the statements arent. The true Irony is that the person that wrote the song ironic, ironiccaly didnt understand the definition of irony.
     
  15. Brookie Brawler

    Brookie Brawler Well-Known Member 2016 Tipping Competitor

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    "We had two Iro's once (Tony & Kevin) but never a Nic !! "

    Kosef?
     
  16. bones

    bones Bones Knows Premium Member 2016 Tipping Competitor

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    That song should have been called '****house luck.'
     
  17. WAMF

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    Would she go down on you in a theatre?
    Wrong song but who cares lol
     
  18. Cameron

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    if she does happy days i say or as they say here in Patong BOOM BOOM
     
  19. The Eagle

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    How is 10k spoons ironic or unfortunate? Imo its just ****ing stupid
     
  20. Jonesyv2

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    Why are we discussing spoons on a Manly site, we have never had one....
     

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